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See what some of our recent graduates are doing today.

Alumni Stories

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    Mary recently completed a multidisciplinary PhD program in public policy and higher education at Vanderbilt University.
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    Shireen is currently working as a Financial Manager for the Somali Youth & Family Club, a Seattle area non-profit dedicated to providing social services to area’s Somali community. She graduated in June of 2016 with her Master’s of Public Administration (MPA) from the Daniel J. Evans School of Public Policy and Governance at the University of Washington (UW). Shireen also completed the Evans School’s International Development Certificate Program to further pursue her academic and professional passion for development work in Africa.
  • Diana Parra, who graduated with a political science degree in 2010, is a teacher at a Reggio-inspired, Spanish immersion, farm school in Mills River, NC.
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    Rachel is currently pursuing a Masters degree at the University of Washington’s School of Marine and Environmental Affairs, where she focuses on water quality and environmental injustice. 
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    Christian is the Development Associate at AGE of Central Texas, a non-profit organization dedicated to tackling and easing the challenges of aging for both older adults and those who care for them.
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    William is currently an Adjunct Professor with Texas Woman’s University in Denton, Texas.
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    Bonnie Daniel (SU ’15) is a software developer at IBM in Austin, TX.
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    Ben Bracher is currently the Dean (equivalent to Assistant Principal) at Uplift Mighty Preparatory Primary School in Fort Worth, and is currently in the process of finishing his Master’s in Educational Leadership at SMU.
  • Evan is currently employed as the Program Coordinator for the American Chamber of Commerce in China and helps American companies succeed in China through advocacy, information, networking and business support services.
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    Jennifer is the founder of RSVPster.com, an event concierge startup, and is a vice president at a Giant Noise, a public relations firm in Austin, Texas.
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    Lauren now works in Washington state, working as a Strategic Marketing Analytics Analyst with Costco Wholesale. 
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    Daniel is currently working toward his Ph.D at the University of Washington in Seattle,  studying constructions of monstrosity in post-1945 U.S. literary and cultural texts.
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    Gabrielle works as the Executive Assistant to the Divisional President of a men’s clothing sales company.
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    Since graduating from Southwestern, Elizabeth has enrolled in a Ph.D. program in Political Science at the University of Oklahoma.
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    After graduating with a major in political science, Irene is currently attending UT-Austin’s School of Information (iSchool) as a MSIS candidate.
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    In 2016, Jenna joined Desert Blooms, LLC as a childbirth educator and currently teaches a childbirth education series in Oklahoma City, which prepares expectant parents to give birth at home with midwives.
  • As a law student, Lindsey serves as the Symposium Editor of the Colorado Technology Law Journal, President of If/When/How: Lawyering for Reproductive Justice, Class Representative on the Loan Repayment Assistance Program Committee (financially assists Colorado graduates who pursue careers in public interest), and as a Public Service Pledge Coordinator.
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    After graduation with a major in political science, Kate Bracher was accepted to Teach for America and was placed in Dallas, TX.
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    After practicing Oil and Gas law for over a year, Berkeley now works at U.S. Trust, Bank of America in the private wealth management regional trust office.
  • Elizabeth Sakai is in her last year of law school at Thurgood Marshall School of Law in Houston, Texas.
  • William Bowman graduated with a political science degree in 1992.
  • Christine Bowman, a political science major who graduated in 1993, is currently serving as the Dean of Admission and Enrollment Services at Southwestern University.
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    Brady is an Associate in the Apple Store Leader Program at Apple in Nashville, TN.
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    Stephen currently serves as a law clerk to the Honorable Michael H. Schneider, United States Judge for the Eastern District of Texas.
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    Andrew is currently a student at Chicago-Kent College of Law.
  • After graduating in 2012 with Majors in Political Science and History along with a minor in Spanish, Andrew is currently enrolled in the University of California Riverside’s Political Science PhD program.
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    Curtis Roush sings and plays guitar for Austin-based psychedelic rock band The Bright Light Social Hour.
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    Robert Scott Heaslet ’97 is the Deputy Resident Director for the National (NDI)  in the Republic of Macedonia where he manages democracy development programs with government, parliament, political parties and civil society.
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    Brad Knapp is an attorney with Locke Lord LLP in New Orleans, Louisiana.  His practice focuses on energy and bankruptcy litigation. 

     
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    Karyl is currently employed at the Austin Chamber of Commerce on the Economic Development Recruitment team.