2007 Graduates

December 2007 Graduates

Chad Anderson, M.P.A., Public Administration and Policy
Peace Corps Paraguay, 2002-04
Fellows' Service - UA Office of Economic Development, City of South Tucson and
City of Tucson City Manager's Office
Analyst, City Manager's Office, City of Tucson City
Budget Analyst, Arapahoe County, Colorado, 2009-11
Case Management Coordinator, City and County of Denver, CO, 2011-13
Family and Children's Medicaid Policy Specialist, Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing, 2013- present
Strategy and LEAN Project Coordinator; Lean Coordinator; Lean Practicioner - Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing, 2013-2019
Service Coordinator II, Rocky Mountain Human Services, 2019-present

Teresa Bommarito Vasquez, M.S., Urban Planning
Peace Corps Ukraine, 2003-05
Fellows' Service - PRO Neighborhoods
Downtown Planner, Downtown Tucson Partnership, 2008-11
Associate, Project Management, HSL Properties,Tucson, AZ, 2011 - present

Amanda Plourde Schweickert, M.S., Civil Engineering, P.E., LEED AP, LEED AP BD+C, ENV SP
Peace Corps Ghana, 2000-2002
Tohono O'Othom Planning and Bob Vint Associates Restoration
Engineers Without Borders Chapter Founder and Past President
EWB Water Filtration Project in Ghana
Structural Engineer II, BergerABAM Engineering, Federal Way, WA and
Project Engineer, BergerABAM Engineering, Federal Way, WA 2007-present

August 2007 Graduates

Debra Pinkney, M.S., Family and Consumer Sciences; M.P.H., MEZCOPH
Peace Corps Niger

Public Health, MPH
Public Health Community Liaison, Carondelet Foundation (2003-04)
Research Associate, University of Arizona (2004-07)
Health Educator, Campus Health Service, UA Health Services (2007-08)
Research Associate, Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation (2008)
Public Health Analyst, R.T.I. International, Washington D.C. (2008-10)
Program Specialist, Office of Global Health and HIV, U.S. Peace Corps, Washington D.C. (2010-2014)
Director of Programming and Training, U.S. Peace Corps, Lesotho (2014-2017)
Director of Programming and Training, U.S. Peace Corps, Cameroon (2017-2019)

May 2007 Graduates

Mance Buttram, M.A. Latin American Studies
Peace Corps St. Vincent and the Grenadines, 2003-05
Internships - Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology
Ph.D., Sociocultural Anthropology, Florida International University
Research Associate - Anthropology, Everglades National Park
Research Associate, Institute of Homeless Studies
Research Specialist, University of Delaware
Senior Research Associate and Project Director, Nova Southeastern University, Miami, FL

Mikel Chertudi, M.B.A., Eller Management 

Peace Corps Moldova, 2002-04
Internship - Catholic Relief Services, Mexico Program
Partner GreenSun Energy Solutions LLC, Tucson
Business Plan Developer, General Manager, Seven Cups Teahouse
Lecturer, Business Communications, UA Eller Collge of Management

Ailton Coleman, M.P.H., Public Health, Public Policy; Ph.D. University of Connecticut

Peace Corps Republic of Kiribati, 2001-04
Internships - Hall Director, La Posada, UA
Cooperative Extension, Campadres Project
Researcher at the Center for Public Health and Public Policy, Storrs, CT
Ph.D. graduate, University of Connecticut, Center for Public Health and Health Policy, 2015
Peace Corps Response, El Salvador, 2015-16
Juliana Pugmire, M.P.H., Epidemiology; Ph.D., 2011
Peace Corps Zambia 2002-04
Internship - UMC Cardiac Rehabilitation
Ph.D. Program UA MEZ College of Public Health, Health Promotion Sciences, 2007
Peace Corps Response Project in Zambia, 2008
Graduate Research Assistant, Tobacco Cessation Project
Research Specialist, Arizona Respiratory Center, 2011-
Injury Prevention Project, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks
Data Manager (Consultant), World Health Organization, Polio Eradication Program, Ethiopia, Philippines, 2013
Research Associate, University of Glasgow, 2015-present

Bryna Koch, M.P.H., Public Health/Public Policy

Peace Corps Panama, 2002-04
Internship - Mobile Health Program with Family & Community Medicine and Nuerology
Pima Prevention Partnership, Tucson, AZ
Evaluation Specialist, UA Family and Consumer Sciences, Cooperative Extension

Lisa Labita Woodson, M.P.H., MEZCOPH
Peace Corps Nepal, 2004 and Moldova, 2004
Internship - Planned Parenthood of Southern Arizona (2005-06)
Thailand Planned Parenthood, summer 2006
Researcher, Senegal public health project, summer 2007
Fulbright IIE - public health project in Kathmandu, Nepal, 2008
Epidemiologist, Pima County Health Department, Tucson, AZ
Infection Control Practicioner, Carondolet St. Mary's Hospital
Data Research Analyst, TANGO, International, Inc., 2015- present
Business Owner, Labita Consulting LLC., 2017-present
Adjunct Professor Public Health, University of Arizona, 2018-present

Carrie Abdella Lassiter, M.P.H., Public Health, Maternal and Child Health
PC Service, Nepal, 2002-2004; Crisis Corps, Sri Lanka, 2006
Internship UA AIDS/HIV Education Center
Community volunteer, Atlanta, GA

Terence Marsh, M.P.H., MEZCOPH, Community Health
Peace Corps Guatemala 2001-03
Internship - Tucson Community Food Bank and
Carondelet Holy Cross Hospital, Nogales, AmeriCorps Member, 2007
Project Associate III, Policy Analyst, RAND Corp, Santa Monica, CA

Benjamin McDonald, M.B.A., Entrepreneurship Program
Peace Corps Gabon 2000-02 and Guatemala 2003-05
Internship - Graduate College Peace Corps Week Director, 2006 and 2007;
Senior Housing Internship
Vice President Senior Housing, Sonenblick Companies, 2007-11
Incubator Client at Arizona Center for Innovation, 2011
CEO, Massamio, 2011-2014
CBO, Doc Martin, Inc., 2014- 15
Artist Benito Dean McDonald (2015-present)

Amy L. Myers, M.Ed. Language, Reading and Culture
Peace Corps Guyana, 2001-03 and Nicaragua 2003-04
Jack Kent Cooke Scholar
Internship - House of Neighborly Service, Tucson Unified School District, Sunnyside Unified School District, AmeriCorps Member, 2007
ESL Teacher, Irish Elementary School, Fort Collins, CO, Fall 2007- present

Erin Peacock, M.P.H., Health Education & Behavioral Sciences
Peace Corps Tanzania, 2002-04
Internship - Environmental & Community Health
Assistant Program Director, Planning & Evaluation, UA Community Environmental Policy
Doctoral student, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, 2008- 2012
Dissertation: Navigating The Therapeutic Landscape Of Rural Africa: An Investigation Of Social Capital And Responses To Depression Among Women In Western Kenya, April 2015
Research Scientist I, School of Medicine, Tulane University, 2015- present

Clarissa Herget Phillips, M.P.H., Maternal and Child Health/International
Peace Corps Nepal, 2003-04
Internship - Pima Prevention Partnership, Technical Services
Research Associate, Pima Prevention Partnership, 2006-2007
Evaluator; Evaluation Manager,  Pima Prevention Partnership, Tucson and Walla Walla, WA, 2007-2013
Partner, Ilumina Consulting, Antwerp, Belgium, 2013-present

Heidi Reukauf, M.P.H., Health Education and Behavioral Sciences; R.N.
Peace Corps Nicaragua, 2001-03
Internship - The Office of Border Health
Director, Comprehensive Community
Health Initiatives & Programs (CCHIPS)
A Project of: Wyman Worldwide Health Partners (WWHPS)
Sponsored by: Mountain Gorilla Veterinary Project (MGVP),
Northern Province, Rwanda, 2008
Project Coordinator, Bureau of Community Based Services, New York State Department of Health, AIDS Institute, Albany, NY
Coordinator, New York State Department of Health, Postive Pathways Project

Andrew Schwarz, M.S., Urban and Regional Planning
Peace Corps Dominican Republic, 1999-2001
Fellows Internships - Water Resources Center
Engineering and Water Policy Intern, Pima County Regional Flood Control District, 2006
Engineer, Water Resources, California Department of Water Resources,  Sacramento, CA (2007- 2013)
Senior Water Resources Engineer, California Department of Water Resources, 2013-present

David H. Smith, M.Ed. Education - Teach for Tucson
Peace Corps Ecuador, 2001-04
Internship - Gridley Middle School
Co-founder of Ecomadera
Teacher, Tucson and New Mexico
U.S. AID, Afghanistan, 2011-2014
Artist, 2014- present

Jessica Surdam, M.P.H., MEZCOPH, Maternal and Child Health
Peace Corps Honduras, 2003-05
Internship - Tucson Birth and Women's Health Center
Program Manager, UA, MEZCOPH, Community Environmental Policy
Research Coordinator, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH, 2010-13
Administrative Manager, Pediatric Pulmonology and Allergy/Immunolgy, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, 2013- 2016
Research Assistant 3, Hematology/Oncology, University Hospitals Case medical Center, Case Western Reserve University, 2016-present

Rob Wilson, M.A., Information Resources and Library Science
Peace Corps Poland, 1999-2001
School of Information Resources and Library Science
Internship - City of Scottsdale Parks & Recreation
Assistant Librarian, Scottsdale Public Library, 2004-11)
Adult Basic Education Instructor, Rio Salado College (2012-)
Librarian, Maricopa County Library District (2011-13)
Librarian, Maricopa County Community Colleges (2010-)

Jay Young, M.S., Urban Planning
Urban and Regional Planning/International/Borderlands Planning
Internship - Humane Borders, First Christian Church
PC Service - Honduras, 2001-2003
Executive Director, Just Communities, Inc.
Housing Specialist, TMM Family Services (2008-13)
Sr. Director, Southwest Fair Housing Council, Tucson (2008-13)
Executive Director, Southwest Fair Housing (2013-)