2011 Graduates

Congratulations 2011 Graduates!

Tayo Akanni, M.B.A.
Peace Corps Senegal
U.S. Army
Internships Imagine Greater Tucson; Junior Achievement
Financial Planning Analyst, Intel Corporation, Portland, OR (2012-2014)
Senior Financial Analyst, Intel Corporation, Portland, OR (2014-2015)
Product Line Finance Specialist, Intel Corporation, San Franciso (2015-2016)
R&D Finance Manager, Intel Corporation, San Francisco Bay Area (2017-present)
Christian Caruso, M.P.H., Public Health, PA-C, MPAS
Peace Corps Mozambique
Internship UA AIDS/HIV Prevention Education Center
Physician Assistant Student, OHSU, Seattle, WA (2011-2013)
National Health Service Corps (2011-2016)
Physician Assistant, RiverStone Health, Billings, Montana (2013-present)
Catherine Chaterdon, Ph.D., M.A., Rhetoric, Composition and the Teaching of English (2016, Ph.D., and 2011, M.A.)
Peace Corps Thailand
Graduate Teaching Assistant, UA Department of English, Doctoral student in RCTE (2009-2016)
Visiting Affiliate Assistant Professor, Writing Department, Loyola University Maryland (2016-2017)
Assistant Professor of English, Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY (2017-present)
Felipe de Mello e Souza, Eller M.B.A./MMIS
Peace Corps Cameroon
Internship MIS Project for UA Wildcat Corps AmeriCorps program; Junior Achievement
Technology Strategy & Architecture Manager, Deloitte, New York
Kelley Finwall, M.P.H., Public Health
Peace Corps Guatemala
Internship El Rio Health Center, UA Graduate College Peace Corps Fellows Program
Peace Corps Response, Zambia
Office of the Secretary, Department of Health, State of Louisiana, New Orleans
Perry Gast, M.P.H., Public Health; BSN, RN
Peace Corps Nicaragua
Internship Indian Health Service
Healthy Food Environmental Specialist, Rhode Island Department of Health, Providence, RI
Program Manager, Rhode Island Department of Health (2013-2016)
Staff Nurse, Blackstone Valley Community Health Care, Pawtucket, RI (2018-present)
Michelle Hanson, R.N., M.P.H., Public Health
Peace Corps Malawi
Internship Community Food Bank
Coordinator, Hawaii Department of Health Services, Kona, HI
Special Programs Manager, Arizona Immunization Program Office, Arizona Department of Health Services, Phoenix, AZ
Faculty Associate, ASU College of Nursing and Health Innovation
Katharine Hathaway, M.Ed., Teach Arizona
Peace Corps Nicaragua
Internship AmeriCorps Member Pima County Public Library Adult Services
Spanish teacher, Sahuarita Junior High School (2011-2013)
Spanish teacher, Amphitheater Public Schools (2013-2015)
Spanish teacher, Seattle, WA (2015-present)
Kaleena Huggins, M.P.H., Public Health (December 2011)
Peace Corps Malawi
Internship SIROW - Southwest Institute for Research on Women
UA Graduate Research Asst., MEZCOPH
Research Assoc. Emory University, Dept. of Epidemiology
Public Health Educator with Booz Allen Hamilton at the Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center HPW Department, Portsmouth, VA (2013-2017)
Public Health Analyst at CACI International Inc. at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, (2018-present)
Oscar Lai, M.P.A., Public Administration/M.A. Latin American Studies
Peace Corps Honduras
Internship, Bureau for Applied Research in Anthropology and Udall Center (2010-2011)
Critical Language Scholarship, Chandigarh, India
Development Specialist, Watershed Management Group, Panchgani, India (2011)
U.S. Forest Service International Programs - Latin America Program Assistant (2012-present)
Joy Liu, M.A., Art and Visual Culture Education
Peace Corps South Africa
Internship Curator for A Peace of Time Exhibit; UA Asian American Student Association
Diversity and Outreach Inclusion Specialist, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. (2010-2014)
Peace Corps Response, Manuscript Museum, Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia (2013)
Director of Education, Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) (2014-2016)
Education Specialist, National Museum of the American Indian, NYC (2016-present)
Mike Mazza, M.L.A., Landscape Architecture
Peace Corps Honduras
Internship Community Food Bank
Landscape Designer/Foreman, New Ground Builders Chicago, IL
Landscape Enforcement Inspector, Village of Schaumburg, IL
Owner at MZA Design: Landscape Design & Build, Chicago, IL area (2006-present)
Planner, Village of Orland Park, IL, (2014-2018)
Bryan Moravec, M.S., Environmental Engineering (Dec. 2011)
Peace Corps Benin
Internship - Research Assistant for Pima County environmental engineering project;
Science Foundation Arizona Fellow
Project Environmental Engineer/Hydrogeologist, Golder Associates, Tucson, AZ (2011-present)
Doctoral Student, Soil, Water and Environmental Sciences, University of Arizona (2015-)
Catherine O'Grady, M.P.H., Epidemiology
Peace Corps Malawi
Internship at El Rio Community Health Center and Pima County Health Dept.
Research Associate II, Center for Applied Research on Substance Use and Health Disparities, Nova Southeastern University, Miami, FL (2011-2015)
Data Analyst/Epidemiologist, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (2015-2016)
Epidemiologist, Pima County, AZ (2016-)
Kevin Pieters, M.S., Planning
Peace Corps Samoa
Internship with Arizona Water Resources Research Center, AZRise, and Nogales Community Development Corporation
TerraVoyant LLC
Field Program Officer, U.S. AID, Afghanistan (2012-13)
Deputy Division Chief, Project Manager, Energy and Water, U.S. AID, Afghanistan (2013-2015)
Program Officer, U.S. AID, Washington D.C. (2016-2017)
Ari Posner, M.S., Ph.D., Hydrology and Water Resources (Dec. 2011)
Graduate Research Assistant, Southwest Fair Housing Council, Tucson (2003-05)
Planner, The Planning Center, Tucson, AZ (2005-07)
DOE ORISE Postdoctoral Fellows, Hydraulics and Maritime Research Centre, University College Cork, Ireland (2012-13)
Postdoctoral Associate at Hydrologic Research Center, San Diego, CA (2013-2016)
Physical Scientist, River Analysis Group, Bureau of Reclamation, Albuquerque Area Office (2016-)
Juliana Pugmire, M.P.H., Ph.D., MEZCOPH (Dec. 2011)
Peace Corps Zambia
Peace Corps Response Zambia
Research Specialist, Arizona Respiratory Center, University of Arizona
Data Manager, World Health Organization, Ethiopia (2013)
Data Manager, Global Polio Eradication Initiative, World Health Organization, Manila, Philippines (2013-2014)
Researcher, Glasgow, Scotland (2015-)
Susan Rice, M.A., Language, Reading and Culture
Peace Corps Nicaragua
Internship with Literacy for Life Coalition
ELL Teacher, El Paso, TX
Grace Rice, M.P.H., Public Health, R.N.
Peace Corps Bulgaria
Internship with UA Peace Corps Fellows program
Program Manager, Choices in Child Birth~Guide to a Healthy Birth, New York City (2011-13)
 "Innovations for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health", Center for Health Information, Monitoring and Evaluation (CHIME), NYC
Research, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, John Snow, Inc., New York
Registered Nurse, Planned Parenthood of Southern New England
Clinical Integration, New Orleans (2017)
Yale University, MSN, Certified Nurse Midwife, 2017
Certified Nurse Midwife, Avalon Center, Greater NYC area, 2017-
Lauren Schroeder, M.P.H., Public Health
Peace Corps Zambia
Internships United Way VITA Tax Program and International Rescue Committee
Refugee Well-Being Program Coordinator, International Rescue Committee, Tucson (2011-2013)
Director of Capacity Building, Arizona Alliance of Nonprofits, Tucson (2013-2015)
Lauren Schroeder Consulting (2015-)
PATH Certified Riding Instructor, TROT (2016-)
Valerie Selden, M.A., Language, Reading, and Culture
Peace Corps Vanuatu
Internship with Literacy for Life Coalition, Outreach Coordinator for PC Fellows
2nd Grade Teacher, Drexel Elementary, Sunnyside Unified School District
Rebecca Shipe, M.A., Art History & Education
Peace Corps Uzbekistan
A Peace of Time Exhibit; Make a Difference Day at Los Ninos Elementary School
Art Teacher Los Ninos Elementary School
Ph.D. Student in Art History, University of Arizona
Assistant Professor, Art Department, Rhode Island College (2015-)
Adam Springer, Ph.D., Natural Resources (December 2011)
Peace Corps Lesotho
Program Assistant, Sonoran Institute (2006-2007)
Board of Directors, Watershed Management Group (2007-2010)
Biological Technician, Saguaro National Park, National Park Service (2008-2012)
Integrated Resources Manager, National Park Service, Southeast Arizona Group (2012-2014)
Chief of Resource Management, National Park Service, Tumacácori National Historical Park (2014-2016)
Resource Management Specialist, National Park Service, Saguaro National Park (2016-)
Gwendolyn Woods, M.S., Environmental Engineering
Peace Corps Vanuatu
Volunteer at Community Food Bank
UA NSF IGERT research scientist
Ph.D. Doctoral candidate in Environmental Engineering, University of Arizona