2016 Graduates

Congratulations, 2016 Graduates!       

Spring 2016

Robert Alvarez, M.A. Latin American Studies; M.P.A. Public Administration
Senior Manager, Youth Leadership Programs, CADCA, Alexandria, VA
Special Advisor, Office of Educational Design and Quality Control at MINEDUC - Ministerio de Educación - Guatemala
Fulbright-Clinton Public Policy Fellow, Guatemalan Ministry of Education, 2016-17
Tinker Foundation and FLAS awards
Diplomacy and Diversity Fellow for Humanity in Action
Internship: Casa Alitas
Peace Corps El Salvador
Bryna Bettis, M.P.H. Maternal and Child Health - Global Health
Medical Teams International, Portland, Oregon
Internship: Pima Prevention Partnership; TOPS
Peace Corps Ukraine
J-Lynne Brown, M.P.H. Family and Child Health - Global Health
Public Health Analyst for the Europe and Asia Region in the Overseas Strategy and Management Branch of DGHT, Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta, Georgia
Desk Officer, ASPPH/CDC Alan Rosenfield Global Health Fellow, Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta, GA
Internships: Peace Corps Coverdell Fellows Graduate Assistant, Iskashitaa Refugee Network, UA Cancer Center Skin Cancer Prevention Program
Peace Corps Peru
Kate Chaterdon, Ph.D. Rhetoric, Composition, and the Teaching of English
Assistant Professor of English, Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY
Visiting Assistant Professor of Writing, Loyola University Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland
Staff, Department of English, University of Arizona
Graduate Teaching Associate, English Department, University of Arizona
Peace Corps Thailand
Katelyn Chisholm, M.P.H. Health Behavior Health Promotion; M.A. Latin American Studies
Doctoral Student, Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health
Graduate Assistant, MEZCOPH
Tinker Fellowship, FLAS
Internship: Clinica Amistad
Peace Corps Guyana
Katherine Curl Reitz, J.D. Law; M.A. Geography
Attorney Advisor,  U.S. EPA, Region 7, Kansas City
Immigration Law Clinic, Tucson
Department of Interior, Office of the Solicitor
Honors Fellowship 2016-2018, James Rogers School of Law
Peace Corps The Gambia
Jaron Damery-Weston, M.S.  Natural Resources; M.B.A. Business Administration, GIS Certificate
Market Analysis Consultant, Sempra Energy, San Diego, California
Arizona Public Service, Emerson Network Power,
Arizona Business Resilience Initiative
Peace Corps Philippines
Lisa Driscoll, M.P.H. Environmental Health, M.D. Medicine
Internist/Family Physician, Boise VA, Boise, ID
Internal Medicine Residency, University of Washington, Boise, ID
Medical Student, University of Arizona College of Medicine
Internship: El Rio Medical Center
Peace Corps Fiji
Tess Duffy, M.S. Agriculture and Resource Economics
Economist and Educator, Girls Athletic Leadership School, Denver, CO
Data Management Consultant, The Hunger Project, Greater NYC Area
Consultant for Peace Corps Paraguay
Internship: Impact study of Cooperative Extension and teacher at Southside Community School
Peace Corps Paraguay
Elizabeth Frailey, M.P.H. Health Behavior Health Promotion
Community Health Coordinator, Dallas County Public Health Department
Graduate Teaching Assistant, MEZCOPH; SAFER with Maricopa County Health Department
Peace Corps Panama
Lauren Harvey, M.A. English Applied Linguistics
Doctoral Student in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching
Graduate Assistant, Department of English
Peace Corps Panama
Jessalynne Howard, M.P.A. Public Administration
Volunteer Coordinator, International Rescue Committee, Phoenix, AZ
Sr. Field Organizer, Arizona Democratic Party
Internship: Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona
Peace Corps Lesotho
Ryan Jones, M.P.A. Public Administration
Immigration Services Officer, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, San Diego, CA
Internship: VISTA, Sunnyside High School
Peace Corps Antigua and Barbuda
Eric Larson, M.P.A. Public Administration
Foreign Service Officer, U.S. Department of State
U.S. Department of State, Western Passport Center
IRC Immigration Services Associate
Peace Corps Guatemala
Katherine (McCracken) Klug, M.S. and Ph.D., Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering
Project Engineer and Scientist, Davids Engineering, Davis, CA
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow
Peace Corps Tanzania
Lynette Miller, M.P.A. Public Administration
Presidential Management Fellow/Environmental Coordinator at U.S. Forest Service
Land Management Planner at U.S. Forest Service, Southern Arizona
Recruitment and Supportive Services Manager, Arizona Conservation Corps
Peace Corps Cape Verde
Brittany Nigon, M.P.H. Maternal and Child Health - Global Health
Sr. Program Coordinator, College of Medicine, Arizona AIDS Education and Training Center, Tucson, AZ
Wisconsin Population Health Fellow at Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Madison, WI
MEZCOPH Internship: UA Sexual Violence Prevention program
Graduate Assistant, MEZCOPH
Peace Corps Peru
Samuel Packard, M.P.H. Epidemiology
Manager, Population Sciences, Asthma and Airway Disease Research Center, University of Arizona
Consultant - Pan American Health Organization, Washington D.C.
Public Health Data Analyst, Pinal County Health Department, Arizona
Internship: Casa Alita, Arizona AIDS Education and Training Center
Peace Corps Panama and Guatemala
Emily Palese, M.A. English Applied Linguistics
Doctoral Student in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching
Graduate Assistant, English Department
Peace Corps Philippines
Grover Reitz, M.B.A. Business Administration
Retirement Consultant, Empower Retirement, Kansas City, KS
Internship: Tucson Village Farm
Peace Corps The Gambia
Brian Sabri, M.S. Planning
Designer, ANHOLD Associates PLC, Charlottesville, VA
Planner, WLB Group, Tucson, AZ
Internship: Southwest Fair Housing; Planning Intern, Pima County
Peace Corps Honduras
Spencer Schaff, M.P.H. Family and Child Health - Global Health
Senior Research Scientist, ICF, New York City
Program Coordinator Senior, UA College of Medicine, Pederson Clinics
Internship: Arizona Education Training Center; Southwest Fair Housing; Planned Parenthood
Peace Corps Paraguay
Sara L. Skiles, M.P.A. Public Administration
Management & Program Analyst, Office of Equal Opportunity and Inclusion, Washington D.C.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Internship: AmeriCorps, U.S. Park Service, Saguaro West
Peace Corps Nicaragua
Laura Still, M.P.H. Epidemiology
Health Planner II, HIV Care Programs Planner, City of Austin, TX
Graduate Teaching Assistant, MEZCOPH
Canyon Ranch Center for Prevention and Health Promotion
Southwest Institute of Research on Women (SIROW)
Program Evaluator, New Mexico Department of Health
Internship: School Programs Assistant at Living Streets Alliance
Peace Corps Niger and Ethiopia
Abigail Stoica, M.P.H. Family and Child Health - Global Health
Associate Director at Western Region Public Health Training Center, Tucson, AZ
Internship: Manzo Elementary School Curriculum Development, AmeriCorps
Peace Corps Cambodia
Lauren Truss, M.P.A. Public Administration
Passport Specialist, U.S. Department of State, Western Passport Center
Administrator at International School of Tucson
Peace Corps Palau
Leishara Ward, M.P.A. Public Administration,
SB 1029 Program Manager, Senior Transportation Planner, Caltrans, Sacramento, CA
North Coast Railroad, Senior Transportation Planner, Caltrans, Eureka, CA
Associate Transportation Planner, Caltrans, Eureka, CA
Semi-Finalist Fulbright-Clinton Fellowship
Finalist DACOR Bacon House Foundation Fellowship
US AID in Tanzania
Internship: Early Literacy Coordinator, United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona
Peace Corps Kenya

Summer 2016

Dan Serwon, M.S. Environmental Engineering
Staff Engineer, Roux Associates, Oakland, CA
Staff Assistant Engineer, Environmental Engineer, Roux Associates, Oakland, CA
Graduate Assistant Environmental Engineering
Internship: Graduate Intern, Pima County Engineering; AmeriCorps, Project WET Environmental Educator
Peace Corps Rwanda
Coppelia Tarantal, R.N. Nursing
PACU RN, Tucson Medical Center, Tucson, AZ
ICU Nurse, St. Joseph's Hospital, Tucson, AZ
Early Childhood Education Specialist, Children's Museum, Tucson, AZ
Peace Corps Namibia


Fall 2016

Heather Smyser, Ph.D. Second Language Acquisition and Teaching
ESL/EFL Language Instructor, at Defense Language Institute, San Antonio, TX
Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Arizona
Peace Corps Ukraine

Alicia Swift, M.P.H. Maternal and Child Health - Global Health
Enabling Services Manager, One Community Health, Hood River, Oregon
Internship: Clinica Amistad
Peace Corps Guatemala

Frank Zadroga, M.A. Teaching and Teacher Education
Internship: AmeriCorps, Manzo Elementary School
Peace Corps Colombia and Peace Corps Costa Rica