2012 Graduates

Congratulations 2012 Graduates!

Kari Benge, M.A., Art Education
Art Teacher, Fort Collins, Colorado
Art Teacher at Arcanum-Butler School District, Ohio;
See Kari's mural in the UA College of Education lobby.
Peace Corps Ghana
Chester Clark, M.Ed. Teaching, Learning and Sociocultural Studies/Teach Arizona
Physics teacher, Basis High School Oro Valley, Tucson, AZ
Internship: Ironwood Tree Experience
Peace Corps Namibia
Nelson Cronyn, Ph.D., Arid Lands Resource Sciences (December 2012)
Country Director, Tanzania, U.S. Peace Corps
Global Change Consulting LLC
Director/Country Team Lead, Niger, for Millennium Challenge Corporation, Washington D.C.
Internship: Southwest Conservation Corps, El Grupo Cycling
Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Award Fellowship
Peace Corps Niger, Country Director Chad and Burkina Faso, APCD Niger
Joel Correia, M.A., Geography and Development
Assistant Professor of Latin American Studies, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Latin American Area Center, University of Arizona
Ph.D from University of Colorado at Boulder
Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Fellow, Paraguay
Internships: UA Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology, Community Food Bank of Tucson and Southern Arizona
FLAS Scholarship to study Guarani in Paraguay
Peace Corps Paraguay
Robert P. Dawson, Eller M.B.A./Management and Marketing; Thunderbird International M.B.A.
Brand Manager, Unilever Food Solutions, Englewood Cliffs, N.J./Metro New York City
Assistant Brand Manager, Unilever, Metro New York City
Assistant Brand Manager at Henkel, Phoenix
Peace Corps Panama
K. Matthew Fornoff, M.P.H. MEZCOPH - Health Behavior, Health Promotion
Farm to School Community Director, REAP Food Group, Madison, Wisconsin
Grants Program Manager, Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona
Research Consultant, TANGO, International
Food System and Policy Specialist, Food System Coordinator, Mariposa Community Health Center, Nogales, AZ
Peace Corps Malawi
Karyn Fox, Ph.D., Anthropology (August 2012)
Research Anthropologist, Consultant and Evaluation Manager, TANGO, Intl. (2013-present)
Coordinator and Faculty, UA Master's in International Development Practice program (2012-13)
Fulbright Fellowship to Bali
Internship: Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology
Peace Corps Vanuatu
Aaron Hoholik, M.A., Language, Reading, and Culture; M.P.A., Public Administration
Academic Advisor, Department of Communication, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Cooperating Advisor, CUNY Start, New York City
UA Campus Peace Corps recruiter
Internship: AmeriCorps, International Rescue Committee
Peace Corps Chad and Benin
Emily Hotchkiss-Plowe, M.P.H., MEZCOPH, Maternal Child Health (December 2012)
System of Care Performance Manager, Broome County, Coordinated Care Services, Inc., Binghampton, NY
Regional Planning Consortion Project Coordinator, Southern Tier, NYS Conference of Local Mental Hygiene Directors (2017-2019)
Population Health Coordinator, Broome and Delaware Counties, Rural Health Network of SCNY (2015- 2017)
Technical Advisor on the Public Health Programs for the Gorongosa Restoration Project's EcoHealth Program in Beira, Mozambique (2013-2015)
Radiation Oncology Research Specialist, UArizona (2012-2013)
Working on Wellness Intern,  El Rio Community Health Center (2011-2012)
Peace Corps Mozambique
Elizabeth Spencer Phillips, M.P.H., MEZCOPH/Global Health
Research Analyst, UC San Francisco, 2016- present
Consultant, Calabar Women and Children's Hospital, Calabar, Nigeria (2015)
Fulbright Fellowship, Universities of Calabar and Uyo, Nigeria (2014-2015)
Technical Advisor, The Cartel Center, Guinea Worm Eradication Program, South Sudan (2013-2014)
Research Associate, TANGO, International (2012)
Research Specialist, Arizona Public Health Training Center (2012)
Internship: Pima Prevention Partnership, project in American Samoa
Peace Corps Namibia and Uganda
Jaclyn Pierson, M.P.H., MEZCOPH/Family and Child Health - Global Health
Systems Improvement Coordinator, UCLA Health, Los Angeles (2019- )
Program Director, Child and Family Resources, Inc., Tucson (2017-2018)
Pima County Regional Manager, Program Director, Teen Outreach Pregnancy Services (TOPS), Tucson (2013-2016)
Director of Data and Evaluation, Nyaya Health Center, Achham, Nepal (2012-13)
Internship: El Rio Community Center; Graduate Assistant Coordinator of Peace Corps Coverdell Fellows
Peace Corps Kenya and Botswana
Matthias Pollock, M.P.H., MEZCOPH - Health Behavior Health Promotion
Technical Advisor, Child Survival and Behavior Change Communication, Population Services International, (2015-)
Technical Advisor, Mercy Corps, Coban, Guatemala and Washington, D.C., (2013-2015)
Congressional Hunger Center Mickey Leland Hunger Fellow (2013-2015)
Program Manager, Physicians for Social Responsibility, (2012-2013)
Internship: Tucson Village Farm, UA Cooperative Extension
Peace Corps Bolivia and Ecuador
Ashley Raasch, M.F.A., Photography
Owner and Photographer, Mahana's B&B, Oregon
Photographer and owner of Samu + You -  Photography and video studio
Internship: Voices, Inc., Photographer for UA "A Piece of Time" Exhibit
Peace Corps Paraguay
James Reyes, M.A., Art Education and Museum Studies (December 2012)
Senior Manager, Education Operations - North America, NeuroLeadership Institute, New York City
Group Services Coordinator, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City (2015-present)
Professional Development and School/Tours Program Associate, Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, New York City (2013-2015)
Internships: United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona, Pima Partnership High School; Graduate Teaching Assistant and UA Museum of Art Museum Education Intern
Peace Corps Peru
Michael Salazar, M.B.A.
Portfolio Management Specialist, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (2018- )
Management Analyst, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Los Angeles (2012-2018)
Assistant to Coverdell Fellows Program (2010-2012)
Recruitement Coordinator, U.S. Peace Corps (2007-2010)
Peace Corps Kazakhstan, Recruitment Coordinator, Los Angeles
Jessica Sleeper Rosado, M.A., Language, Reading, and Culture
Teacher at Kua O Ka La Middle School, Pahoa, Hawai (2017-2018)
3rd Grade Teacher Kamaile Academy, Waianae, Hawaii (2013-2014)
Teacher at Mammoth Elementary School, San Manuel, AZ (2012-2013)
Internship: Literacy for Life Coalition, Quincy Douglas Community Center (2010-2012)
Peace Corps Vanuatu, 2006-2010
Shelley Hawthorne Smith, Ph.D., Rhetoric, Composition and Teaching of English 
Assistant Faculty, Graduate College, University of Arizona (2019- )
Program Coordinator, Sr., Office of Fellowships and Community Engagement, Graduate College,
University of Arizona
Internships: English Department Writing Program, Tucson High School Writing Center, Gear Up
Peace Corps South Africa
Megan Straube, M.Ed., Teaching, Learning and Sociocultural Studies/Teach Arizona
Spanish and Business Teacher at International School, Bangkok, Thailand
Teacher at Tucson High School
Internship: Student teacher Tucson High School
Peace Corps Nicaragua
Jesse Washburn, M.A., Art Education (December 2012)
Art Instructor, Oregon
Art Instructor, Catalina Magnet High School and Santa Rita High School, Tucson, AZ
Fulbright Fellowship teaching ESL in Laos
Internships: Youth on Their Own, Graphic Designer to Coverdell Fellows World Map and 50th Anniversary "Piece of Time" Exhibit.
Peace Corps Ghana
Kristin Whitaker, J.D., James E. Rodgers College of Law
Assistant Federal Public Defender, Phoenix, AZ (2015- )
Deputy Public Defender, Maricopa County  (2013-2015)
Law Clerk, U.S. Court of Appeals (2012-2013)
Internship: Immigration Law Clinic
Peace Corps Mexico
Justin Young, M.Ed., Teaching, Learning and Sociocultural Studies
Teacher in Oahu, Hawaii
Internship: Literacy Connects, Quincy Douglas Community Center
Peace Corps Vanuatu
Michelle Young, M.A., Language, Reading, and Culture
ELL teacher Big Island, Hawaii; Teacher in Oahu, Hawaii
Internship: Literacy Connects, Quincy Douglas Community Center
Peace Corps Vanuatu
Kathryn Zaleski, M.A., Language, Reading, and Culture
High School Social Studies Teacher, Adams 12 Five Star Schools, Northglenn, Colorado (2015- )
7th Grade Social Studies Teacher, Jefferson County Schools, Lakewood, Colorado (2013-2015)
Teacher Imagine Schools at Camelback, Phoenix (2012-13)
Internship: Community Education Coordinator, Iskashitaa Refugee Network
Peace Corps Macedonia