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Philippe Lazaro, M.A. – Fall 2016

Philippe Lazaro, M.A. 2016, begins work as a Marketing Specialist for Plant With Purpose, an NGO in San Diego whose purpose is to “transform the lives of the global poor.” Philippe graduated with a dual degree in International Studies and Nonprofit Management in fall 2016. His thesis is ...

Lexi Stickel, M.A. — 2013

INTL MA Program alum Lexi Stickel’s work is featured regarding her work with Marion-Polk Food Share, which serves the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde through RARE (Resource Assistance for Rural Environments). Lexi’s current work takes classroom learning about food studies ...

Elena Bogolyubova, M.A. — 2010

Elena Bogolyubova has been very busy since graduating in 2010 with a concurrent M.A. degree in International Studies and PPPM. Elena served as research assistant in a USAID project on child welfare in Ukraine and taught internationally focused courses in the Family and Human Services Program at the ...

Urooj Mughal, M.A. — 2013

Urooj Mughal completed the International Studies graduate program in spring 2013. She has been working for Virginia Senator Tim Kaine (and until recently, the Democratic Vice-Presidential candidate). During her time working with Senator Kaine, she has had some exciting opportunities to be in the ...

Cara Gilpin, M.A. — 2014

Cara Gilpin graduated from the International Studies graduate program in Winter 2014. She participated in a Fulbright International Education Administrators Seminar (IEA) in Germany in October 2015, one of 20 professionals to attend from throughout the U.S. Prior to her Fulbright, she won a Rotary ...

Brianne Holden, M.A. — 2017

Brianne graduates from the M.A. program in early Winter 2017, with a focus on international education. The Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA) honored Brianne during her last term as a highly promising graduate student in the field of international education. She received ...

Elisabeth Lefebvre, M.A. — 2012

Since completing her M.A. in 2012, Elisabeth (Beth) Lefebvre earned her Ph.D. in Comparative and International Development Education at the University of Minnesota, successfully defending her dissertation entitled “‘What was best for a white child need not be the same for a dark ...

Brian Swarts, M.A. — 2006

Brian is currently the Director of Pepperdine University’s Washington, D.C. campus where he runs an  interdisciplinary program in global leadership, focused on public policy and international affairs.  He is pictured here in Morocco on the international study tour he took in Fall 2016 with ...

Julia Daly, B.A. — 2010

After graduating from the University of Oregon in 2010 with a BA in International Studies and a minor in Spanish, Julia decided to pursue a Masters in Development Practice from Trinity College Dublin from 2012 – 2014. In 2013, Julia traveled to Rwanda to work alongside conservationists in the ...

Hayley Bridwell, B.A. — 2015

Hayley Bridwell graduated with a B.A. in 2015.  “I’ve done a few things since I’ve graduated. I moved up to Seattle and volunteered with the IRC (International Rescue Committee) for about 10 months (June 2015-Mar 2016) and then this summer I rode a bicycle across the country. I have ...
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