2009 Graduates

Chase Vanessa (Barnes) Currie, M.P.H., Epidemiology
Peace Corps Namibia, 2004-06
Fellows Service – UA Risk Management & Safety, Fellows Admin Assistant
Intensive Spanish Immersion student, Merida, Mexico, Aug. 2009
AmeriCorps Member - UA Risk Mangement, 2008 and Mariposa Community Health Center, 2009-10
Infectious Disease Prevention Specialist, Tucson Medical Center, 2010 - 2014
Quality Improvement Lead at Carondelet Health Network - St. Joseph's Hospital, Tucson, AZ, 2014-2020
Infection Preventionist, Arizona Department of Health Services, 2020-present

Brooke Bender, M.P.H., Family and Child Health International
Peace Corps South Africa, 2003-05
Fellows Service - AZ AIDS Education and Training Center
Research Projects Coordinator, Department of Emergency Medicine, Denver Health Medical Center, Denver, CO
Research Coordinator/Health Educator, Denver, CO, 2009-2013
Quality & Evaluation Specialist at Coldspring Center, Denver, CO, 2014-17
Project Manager II, Kaiser Permanente, Denver, CO, 2017 - present

Hannah Carlson Masangu, M.P.H., Health Behavior Health Promotion
Peace Corps Azerbaijan, 2005-07
Fellows Service - Internship Cooperative Extension, Santa Cruz County; Coordinator for Peace Corps Week outreach presentations
Assistant Director of Program Planning and Evaluation for Community, Environment & Policy Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, Tucson, AZ
Senior Health Educator, Santa Cruz County Cooperative Extension
Democratic Republic of Congo

Michelle Cavanaugh, M.S., Natural Resources
Peace Corps Nicaragua 2004-06
Fellows Service - USDA Volunteer Watershed Management Group
Scientist in Natural Resources, Tucson
Hydrologic Technician, USDA Southwest Watershed Research Center (ARS), Tucson

Eva Cosyleon, M.S., Planning
Peace Corps Ghana 2002-04
Fellows Service - Cooperative Extension Santa Cruz County, Asset Mapping project
Estimator, Byerly & Cosyleon, Denver, CO
Vice President, Estimator, Safety Officer, and Project Coordinator, Cosyleon & Cosyleon, Inc. (2009-), Pueblo, CO

James Cramer, M.A., Teaching and Teacher Education
Peace Corps Chad 2005-05
Fellows Service - Somali Bantu Association of Tucson, AZ
Peace Corps Volunteer - South Africa, July 2009 - 2011
Teacher at the American School of Kinshasa
Graduate of Yale Divinity School
Executive Director, Loaves & Fishes, New Haven, CT

Rebecca Cramer, M.A., Language, Reading, and Culture
Peace Corps Chad 2005-06
Fellows Service - Somali Bantu Refugee Association of Tucson; Peace Corps Week Coordinator; President Peace Corps Fellows Club
Peace Corps Volunteer - South Africa, July 2009 - 2011
ESL/English Teacher at the American School of Kinshasa
Development Officer, Yale Foundation
Assistant Director, International Development, Yale University, 2019-present

Aimee Diehl Stone, M.P.H., Health Behavior Health Promotion
Peace Corps Nicaragua 2005-07
Fellows Service - UA Community Medicine/Sonoral UCEDD/ Border Disability Conference Assessment
Research Associate, Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, Tucson, AZ
Evaluation Coordinator, Arizona State University, Tucson campus
Community Health Advisor, El Rio Community Health Center, 2010-2014
R.N. Medical Surgical Telemetry Unit, Southern Arizona VA Health Care, 2015-2016
Birthing Center R.N., Whiteriver Indian Hospital, 2017-2020

Rachel Hill, M.L.A., Landscape Architecture
Peace Corps Burkina Faso, 2003-05
Fellows Service - Drachman Institute, Building Healthy Neighborhoods with HUD
Fulbright IIE Fellow in Croatia, 2009-10
Landscape Architect at Verzone Woods Architectes, Switzerland
Landscape Designer and Urban Planner, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Portland, OR (2011-2012)
Landscape Architect, Portland State University (2013)
Landscape Designer, AECOM Buildings and Places, 2013-2015
Landscape Designer, Anderson Krygier, Inc., 2015-2017
Senior Research Analyst, Multnomah County Idea Lab, 2017-2018
Trails and Recreation Planner, Oregon State Parks and Recreation, 2018
Park Planner, Oregon Parks and Recreation, 2018-present

Beau James, M.A., Near East Studies; Ph.D. East Asian Studies
Peace Corps China, 2005-07
Fellows Service - Partnership for Equity and Civic Engagement (PECE)
Ph.D. graduate,  East Asian Studies, University of Arizona, 2018
International Student Recruitment Specialist at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, 2013-2019
CPL Coordinator, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, 2019- present

Rachel (Kranch) Shorthouse, M.P.H., Public Health: Maternal and Child Health
M.S., Nutritional Sciences, University of Arizona, 2013
Peace Corps Togo, 2004-06
Fellows Service - Cooperative Extension Pima County Nutrition Education Project
Nutrition Educator, Cooperative Extension, Tucson, AZ
Peace Corps Response - Malawi - Aug. 2009 - 10
Visiting Scientist, Wisconsin-Madison and Meriter Hospital, 2014
Dietitian, Peridot, AZ

Lesley Newman, M.A., English Language/Linguistics
Peace Corps Dominican Republic, 2004-06
Fellows Service - Wildcat School ESL Coordinator; UA Peace Corps Recruiter, Traveler's Aid
Teacher at UA Center for English as a Second Language
Fulbright Researcher in Oaxaca, Mexico (2011-12)
English Language Fellow in Vietnam (2012-13)
ESL Instructor, Tucson, AZ
Director, International Program, St. Margarets School, Virginia

Jessica Risco, M.P.H., Public Health Maternal and Child Health
Peace Corps Morocco, 2002-2003
Fellows Service - UA Mobile Health Clinic and the Social Justice Leadership Council, University of Arizona
Teacher at Arts for All, 2009
Consultant for Theater of Oppression Workshops
Instructor, Addis Ababba, 2010-11
Consultant with St:ART Theatre (Socially Transformative Art Workshops), San Francisco, CA, 2011
ESL Teacher, Brandon College, San Francisco Bay Area (2011-)
Actress, San Francisco, CA, 2011-2019
Actress, Los Angeles, CA, 2019-

Deb Vittner, M.P.H. Health Behavior Health Promotion
Peace Corps Bolivia, 2004 - 06
Fellows Service - Mealtime Connections, LLC. Occupational Therapist
Occupational Therapist, The HSC Pediatric Center, Washington D.C., 2009-2013
Occupational Therapist, Newton Public Schools, Boston, MA, 2014- present