Jesus E. Sanchez (Class of 2002)

pcvchucky@yahoo.com or jsanchezperojo@yahoo.com

Other Major: Political Science

Current Career Position/Status:
- Personnel Security Specialist for the Peace Corps
- Graduate student at George Washington University’s Elliott School for International Affairs (Masters in Security Policy Studies; concentrations in Transnational Security Issues and US Foreign Policy)

Past Positions:
Community Development Peace Corps Volunteer in Cape Verde, West Africa (2002-2004)


Christine Anne Beyer Savoca (Class of 1989)

cbs@stevenslee.com

Minor: Religion, History, Philosophy

Graduate Degree:
JD from Rutgers University School of Law

Current Career Position/Status:
Associate corporate attorney

Past Positions:
Attorney since 1993


Kristy (Balderson) Schade (Class of 1991)

kbschade@hotmail.com

Other Major: French

Current Career Position/Status:
Stay-at-home mother

Past Positions:
- Pharmaceutical Sales Representative
- Sales Representative for Fortune 500 greeting card company
- Marketing Assistant for French manufacturing company


Shannon Schissler (Class of 2004)

sschissler25@hotmail.com

Other Major: Spanish

Graduate Degree:
May 2006--MA in International Administration with a concentration on Russia from the University of Miami

Current Career Position/Status:
Program and Project Development Foreign Service Officer for USAID

Past Positions:
- Resident Advisor at EF International School on South Beach
- International Unit Intern for Think Tank Center Strategy in St. Petersburg, Russia
- English Teacher in St. Petersburg, Russia
- Peace Corps, Municipal Development Volunteer in Santa Rosa de Copan, Hondorus
- Intern for U.S. Agency of International Development (USAID) in the Program & Strategy Office &
the Democracy & Governance Office
- Project Development Assistant in the Democracy and Governance Office of USAID


Joanne Schmoll (Class of 1980

jojosings@hotmail.com

Other Major: Theater

Graduate Degree:
MFA from Catholic University

Current Career Position/Status:
- Freelance Singer/Actress
- Currently developing a program about Women Composers and Lyricists from Tin Pan Alley
- Teaching Artist for ArtsAccess, a curriculum-based arts program in the Washington D.C. Public Schools
- Novice writer

Past Positions:
- Assistant Programmer for Institute for International Relations
- Staff for International Arts Festival. I was a professional performer while I was in undergrad and started to work not too long after I left BU. Then after a year or two I decided to go to grad school to develop my craft. I got an MFA at Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. It has helped in some ways and in a lot of other ways not so much.


Margaret Suzanne "Susie" Schulte (Class of 2001)

susie1126@yahoo.com

Current Career Position/Status:
- Professional Staff Member, Committee on Government Reform, U.S. House of Representatives
- Graduate Student at George Washington University (Masters in Political Management, will graduate in May 2007)


Panos "Paul" Sechopoulos (Class of 1992)

panos.sechopoulos@rbc.com

Other Major: Economics

Minor: Latin American Studies

Graduate Degree:
MA in Economics from Northwestern University, 1993

Current Career Position/Status:
Investment Advisor
RBC DOMINION SECURITIES
1922 Wyandotte Street East
Windsor, ON N8Y 1E4 CANADA

Past Positions:
- Stock Options Trader, Timber Hill - Chicago IL (1993-1994)
- Partner, Family Construction Business - Montevideo, Uruguay (1995-2002)


Christopher T. Shaheen (Class of 1984)

Graduate Degree:
JD from Harvard Law School, 1987

Current Career Position/Status:
Partner, Dorsey & Whitney LLP (1998– present)

Past Positions:
- Associate, Dorsey & Whitney LLP (1994-1998)
- Trial Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division (1989-1994)
- Law Clerk, The Honorable Samuel Conti, US District Court for the Northern District of California (1988-1989)


Mary Sherwin (Class of 1982)

mwsherwin@cs.com

Minor: Computer Science

Current Career Position/Status:
Chief, Records Management, Archives, Mail and Pouch Unit, General Services Section – United Nations Mission in Sudan (Mar 2005 – present)

Past Positions:
- United Nations Secretariat, New York, USA
- Department of Management/Information Technology Services Division (DM/ITSD) – Computer Information Systems Officer (1999–2005)
- Department of Peacekeeping Operations/Computer and Information Technology Service – Computer Information Systems Officer (Jan 2002 - Jul 2004)
- Department of Economic and Social Affairs/Information Support Unit (DESA/ISU) – Senior Systems Analyst (1999 – 2001)
- International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna, Austria Nuclear Energy Scientific Information/Systems Development Section (NESI/SDS) – Systems Analyst (1993-1998)
- Systems Analyst/Programmer, Federal Reserve Board (Washington, DC; 1992-1993)
- Systems Analyst/Programmer, Pinkerton Computer Consultants, Inc (Alexandria, VA; 1991-1992)
- Systems Engineer, Electronic Data Systems (EDS), Government Services Division (Reston, VA; 1984-1991)
- Computer Programmer, Mutual Benefit Life Insurance Company (Newark , NJ; 1982-1983)


Derek S. Shields (Class of 1992)

Derek.Shields@axiom-rm.com

Graduate Degree:
Masters of Management and Disability Service from University of San Francisco, 1999

Current Career Position/Status:
Program Manager, Axiom Resource Management, Inc. www.axiom-rm.com
A professional services consulting company, Axiom provides project management services to over 25 federal agencies and other private sector entities. As a Program Manager for Axiom, I am responsible for contracts in the following federal services areas:
- Accommodation Services for Federal Employees with Disabilities
- Provision of Needs Assessments for Wounded Service Members during their transition from the Global War on Terror back to stateside employment (work with DoD's Military Treatment Facilities - Brooke, Tripler and Walter Reed Army Medical Centers along with Bethesda and San Diego Naval Medical Centers)
- Operations and Oversight of Assistive Technology Centers for Federal Agencies
- Family Advocacy and Sexual Assault Prevention for DoD's Office of Military Community and Family Policy: Training and Awareness
- Program Development for the Dept of Labor's Central Office for Assistive Services and Technology

Past Positions:
- Provided technical support services at the State Department for the implementation of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act
- Worked at the US Deptartment of Transportation, Agriculture, Interior and the US Access Board
- Worked at Xerox Corp for 3 years in their sales and marketing organization


Erik P. Shumar (Class of 2000)

eps2102@columbia.edu

Other Major: East Asian Studies

Current Career Position/Status:
Dual-degree graduate student at Columbia University (MPA, MSW)

Past Positions:
- Fulbright scholar to South Korea
- Institutional Sales for Japanese Equities at Nomura Securities (Tokyo)
- Operations Manager at City Harvest (New York)
- Regulatory consultant at ING Financial Markets (New York)


Mark Siegelman (Class of 1977)

Mark_Siegelman@ita.doc.gov

Other Major: Chemistry

Graduate Degree:
Masters in International Affairs from Columbia University

Current Career Position/Status:
I've been a long-time career person at the US Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, in Washington DC, involved in trade policy and promotion, mostly with Latin America.


Karolina Siraki (Class of 2003)

csoki98@yahoo.com

Other Major: German

Minor: Chinese

Graduate Degree:
Attended the Ruprecht-Karls University in Heidelberg, Germany, after graduating from Bucknell. This was not a Graduate school, but just a way for me to learn German. I received a scholarship from the German department at Bucknell University to cover my tuition and other expenses while in Germany.

Current Career Position/Status:
Assistant to Managing Director, Alltech, Serbia (a multinational biotechnology company with headquarters in Kentucky, USA)


Jessica (Macklin) Smith (Class of 2001)

jmacksmith@gmail.com

Other Major: Spanish.

Graduate Degree:
Masters from Wilmington College, Delaware, 2005

Current Career Position/Status:
5th grade teacher in the South Portland, Maine school department

Past Positions:
University Research Corporation, LLC, Washington, DC (a consulting firm)
- Administrative Assistant
- Program Coordinator for the International Development Group and Quality Assurance Project. The company worked in the Health Care field working with US Agency for International Development Contracts in developing countries


Carolyn Ripp Snyder (Class of 1984)

crippsnyder@yahoo.com

Graduate Degree:
Masters in International Affairs from Columbia School of International and Public Affairs

Current Career Position/Status:
Senior Account Manager with Snyder Group, a marketing/advertising firm

Past Positions:
- Communications Manager for TechnoServe (International Dev. Org.)
- Public Relations Associate with CARE (International Dev. Org.)
- Writer/Editor at ABC Radio Network News


Dawn Soisson (Class of 1996)

dmsoisson@yahoo.com

Other Major: English

Graduate Degree:
Masters in International Affairs from the University of California, San Diego

Current Career Position/Status:
Social Marketing and Communications Advisor, Accra Ghana for Academy for Educational Development (AED)

Past Positions:
- Social Marketing and Communications Advisor, Washington DC, AED
- Social Marketing and Communications Advisor, Luanda, Angola, Population Services International (PSI)
- Regional Media Manager, Leo Burnett, Hong Kong
- Media Planner, Tierney & Partners, Philadelphia PA


Leigh-Anne Clapham Spokane (Class of 1993)

lacspokane@comcast.net

Other Major: German

Current Career Position/Status:
American Cancer Society/Corporate Communications (field of interest is large, national non-profit sector.)

Past Positions:
- Highly Protected Risk (HPR) Underwriter (large commercial property risks), Liberty Mutual
- Program Manger, United Way of Metro Atlanta


Jillian Standish (Class of 2004)

jillian_standish@alum.bucknell.edu

Other Major: Spanish

Current Career Position/Status:
Program Representative, Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership, Inc, Boston, MA

Past Positions:
Child Advocate, Crossroads Family Shelter, East Boston, MA (Aug 2004 - Aug 2005)


Marsha Wint Staubli (Class of 1974)

marshastaubli@bluewin.ch

Other Major: Russian

Graduate Degree:
MBA (specializing in Marketing) from the University of Delaware, 1979
Traditional Chinese Medicine from Ecole Borsarello, Paris, France, 1991
BA in Psychology from Webster University, Geneva, Switzerland, 1998
MA in Counselling from Webster University, Geneva, Switzerland, 2002
Family Therapy and Systemic Intervention from La Spirale, Lausanne, Switzerland, 2006

Current Career Position/Status:
Finishing a three year specialization in Family Systems

Past Positions:
Digital Equipment Corp. (posted in Boston and Geneva, Switzerland)
- International Marketing Manager at a smaller company


Kathleen M. Stewart (Class of 1997)

kstewart@horngroup.com

Current Career Position/Status:
Vice President at a Public Relations firm

Past Positions:
Director, Account Executive (all in PR)


Megan Stillerman (Class of 1999)

mrs_07030@yahoo.com

Other Major: Spanish

Current Career Position/Status:
Senior Account Manager at Promotions Marketing Agency

Past Positions:
Advertising Sales and Integrated Marketing, Fox Family Worldwide


Bridgett Rawlins Strickler (Class of 1988)

Other Major: Economics

Graduate Degree:
MAT from University of Louisville, 1993

Current Career Position/Status:
I currently own an independent sales organization that represents several companies including a British company. We do mostly sales in the convention business at this time. We also have a start up company that does eBay sales.

Past Positions:
- Worked in the public sector for a US Senator, and a Kentucky State official
- High school social studies teacher


Stephanie Sturm (Class of 2001)

stephsturm@hotmail.com

Phone: +49 ((0)30) 692-9215

Other Major: German

Current Career Position/Status:
Law student at the Freie University in Berlin, Germany

Past Positions:
- Fulbright Scholar in Germany (Sept 2001 - June 2002)
- TD Deutsche Klimakompressor GmbH (daughter company of Toyota, Inc.) in Germany (Jul 2002 - Oct 2004)

Willing to answer questions regarding studying abroad in Germany, living/working in Germany, Fulbright Scholarship program in Germany, or as direct contact for any BU students in Berlin


Corinna (Warhurst) Taubner (Class of 1997)

corinnataubner@hotmail.com

Minor: Religion and Spanish

Graduate Degree:
JD from Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Current Career Position/Status:
Stay-at-home mother

Past Positions:
- Practiced construction law with Updike, Kelly & Spellacy, P.C. (a large Connecticut based law firm)
- Practiced construction law with Ingram, Yuzek, Gainen Carroll & Bertolotti (a small boutique firm)
- Attorney in the Toxic Claims Department for American International Group (AIG)


Janice "Jan" Hammond Ten Braak (Class of 1987)

tenbraak@ecentral.com

Other Major: Spanish

Graduate Degree:
MBA in Marketing from Rutgers University, 1991

Current Career Position/Status:
Stay-at-home mother

Past Positions:
- Legislative Secretary for US Senator Frank Lautenberg in Washington, DC
- Marketing operations for AT&T
- Marketing operations for a publishing company


Mary-Gray (Gray) Griffith Tham (Class of 1995)

graytham@iinet.com.au

Other Major: Economics

Current Career Position/Status:
Stay-at-home mother

Past Positions:
- Manager, Accenture – Washington, DC (1995-2003)
- Consultant for the Department of Human Services – Melbourne, Australia (2005)


Laura (Hathaway) Thiede (Class of 1978)

Other Major: Spanish

Graduate Degree:
MSEd from Bucknell University, 1980

Current Career Position/Status:
Part-time independent college counselor

Past Positions:
- Bucknell Residence Director (1978-1980)
- Asst. Dean of Admissions and Freshmen, Muhlenberg College (1980-1984)
- Part-time admissions counselor while raising two children


Emily Thorne (Class of 2000)

thorne.emily@arentfox.com

Other Major: Spanish

Graduate Degree:
JD from University of Virginia Law School, 2005

Current Career Position/Status:
Attorney at Arent Fox PLLC, in Washington, DC

Past Positions:
Assistance and Training for Latin American and Caribbean region, Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, US Dept. of Justice in Washington, D.C.


Sean Tierney (Class of 1995)

stierney@du.edu

Phone: 303-345-4559

Graduate Degree:
MA in Geography from Arizona State University (focus on transportation, economic, and urban geography)

Current Career Position/Status:
Ph.D. Candidate in Geography at the University of Denver (focus on transportation, economic, and urban geography, but have also developed strong interest in geography of the Middle East). Once I finish my PhD, I intend to become a Geography Professor on a college campus somewhere in this country.

Past Positions:
- Equity Research Assistant, Smith Barney, New York, NY (1995-1997)
- Business Development for an Internet Company (developing their financial portal) Go2Net Inc, Seattle, WA (1997-2000)
- Telecom Administrator, Infospace Inc, Seattle, WA (2000-2001)


John Zarni Tinpe (Class of 1987)

Phone: 202-783-2220

Minor: French

Current Career Position/Status:
Chair, Commission on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs for the District of Columbia, Washington, DC

Past Positions:
- Proprietor, The Burma Restaurant of Washington, DC
- Supervisor of Financial Accounting, FHP Health Plan, Long Beach, CA


Susan (Curtis) Tonking (Class of 1989)

Other Major: French

Graduate Degree:
Masters in Organizational Psychology from Columbia University, 2002

Current Career Position/Status:
Assistant Director of Professional Development, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP (international law firm based in New York, NY)

Past Positions:
Legal assistant and other administrative positions all with the same law firm, including in Paris, France (1990-1993)


Wendy Quest Trevisani (Class of 1992)

wtrevisani@thornburg.com

Minor: Art History

Graduate Degree:
Columbia Business School, 1996

Current Career Position/Status:
Managing Director and Portfolio Manager, Thornburg International Value Fund, Santa Fe, NM

Past Positions:
- Institutional fixed income sales, Salomon Smith Barney (NYC & London)
- Associate PM at Thornburg on the equity funds
- Art Gallery


Mark Ulicny (Class of 1997)

mulicny@yahoo.com

Minor: German

Current Career Position/Status:
- Financial representative with Cornerstone Financial Partners
- Taking classes through the American College for my Certified Financial Planner designation

Past Positions:
Worked as a specialist with a retirement company


Suzanne Van Hulle (Class of 2003)

vanhulle@gmail.com

Other Major: Spanish

Current Career Position/Status:
Programme Officer, Voluntary Health Association of India, New Delhi, India (NGO in Community Health and Development)

Past Positions:
- Program Assistant, Open Society Institute
- Administrative Assistant, Quest International


Karen (Harrison) Vanuska (Class of 1985)

Other Major: Russian

Minor: English

Graduate Degree:
MFA in Creative Writing from Saint Mary’s College of California, 1997

Current Career Position/Status:
Fiction writer/ self-employed

Past Positions:
Intelligence Research Analyst, National Security Agency (Sept 1985 - Dec 1992)


Marla Wimmer Vogel (Class of 1993)

marlawimmer@yahoo.com

Other Major: Economics

Graduate Degree:
MBA from New York University's Stern School of Business

Current Career Position/Status:
Not currently employed

Past Positions:
Equity Research Analyst


Curtis duPont Waibel (Class of 1981)

Other Major: Economics

Graduate Degree:
MBA from University of Virginia, 1986

Current Career Position/Status:
Atos Origin – Head of Financial Services Sector Account Management, London, UK (2003-present)

Past Positions:
- Atos KPMG Consulting – Global Wholesale Banking Relationship Manager, London, UK (1999-2003)
- Banque Paribas – Business Development Department (Investment Banking) Global Marketing Support Manager, London, UK (1995-1998)
- Paribas Capital Markets (1994-1995)
- Banque Paribas – Asia Pacific Credit Officer, Paris, France (1992-1994)
- Banque Paribas – Vice President, Corporate Finance Group, Los Angeles, USA (1989-1992)
- Bankers Trust Company – Associate, Leveraged buy-outs and Investment Banking, New York and Los Angeles, USA (1985-1989)
- IBM Corporation – Marketing Representative, Dallas, USA (1981-1984)

- Experience international relations by traveling and working abroad; this began for me with a Jan Plan in Russia whilst at Bucknell in January 1980 (God it was cold!)
- IR is a very good educational base to begin a career but specialism thereafter in further education (outside of government) is a good idea i.e. for me was a well recognised MBA programme in finance to get into international finance/consulting
- Learn an appropriate foreign language to a business conversation level competency for geography of interest
- Think laterally
- I am happy for IR majors to contact me by email for general advice but not for job hunting as the channels for that are available at my current employer via recruitment and I am not a recruitment specialist.


Lisa Nestler Walker (Class of 1985)

Current Career Position/Status:
Social studies and French teacher at a public high school

Past Positions:
Social studies teacher at private middle schools


Barbara Wanner (Class of 1976)

Graduate Degree:
Masters in Political Science (focus: Japanese foreign policy) from Columbia University, 1978
Certificate in International Business from Georgetown University, 1996

Current Career Position/Status:
Lead Project Coordinator, U.S. Asia Pacific Council of the East-West Center

Past Positions:
- Deputy Director for Policy, International Electronics Manufacturers and Consumers of America, Washington, D.C.
- Senior Political Analyst, Japan Economic Institute of America, Washington, D.C.
- Government Relations Manager, Matsushita Electric Corp. of America, Secaucus, New Jersey
- Chief Research Associate, Colby, Bailey, Werner & Associates, Washington, D.C.
- Government Relations Counselor, International Business-Government Counselors, Inc., Washington, D.C.
- Staff Assistant, Office of The Honorable Paul Findley, U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, D.C.


Steve Welkley (Class of 1992)

steve.welkley@hp.com

Graduate Degree:
MBA from University of Washington, Seattle, 1994

Current Career Position/Status:
Strategic Planning, Hewlett Packard Imaging and Printing Group

Past Positions:
- New Business Development, Canon USA (2001-2002)
- Regional Sales Manager, ProData Imaging (1999-2001)
- Director of Business Development, Atlus Dream Entertainment (1997-1999)
- Corporate Agency Management, AFLAC Japan (1994-1997)


Todd Williamson (Class of 1992)

Current Career Position/Status:
Business Systems Analyst, Fidelity Investments

Past Positions:
For the 11 years prior to joining Fidelity, I worked as a consultant for CSC Consulting (Computer Sciences Corp). During that time I worked on numerous projects in various Developer, Programmer/Analyst, and Business Analyst positions, depending on the project and client. That was my first real job after Bucknell. Immediately after graduating from Bucknell, and before starting with CSC I took a year off to live in Costa Rica and become fluent in Spanish.


Audra Wilson (Class of 1994)

rastagal88@yahoo.com

Other Major: Spanish

Graduate Degree:
JD from Valparaiso University School of Law, Valparaiso, Indiana, 1998

Current Career Position/Status:
Attorney – Currently working as a Senior Policy Associate with the Ounce of Prevention Fund, a non-profit dedicated to promotion of early childhood care and education

Past Positions:
- Deputy Press and Policy Director for current U.S. Senator Barack Obama during the primary and general Senate race for 2004
- Welfare Advocacy Staff Attorney, Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law (5 years)


Ann (DeVecchio) Winkowski (Class of 1992)

awinkowski@philamuseum.org

Other Major: Spanish

Current Career Position/Status:
Director of Donor Stewardship and Major Gift Officer, Philadelphia Museum of Art

Past Positions:
- Philadelphia Museum of Art, Associate Director of Development, Campaign Manage, Campaign Manager Assistant, Major Gift Officer
- Annual Fund Manager, The Asia Society
- The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science Development Officer, Columbia University
- Associate Director of Individual Giving, The New York Philharmonic
- Assistant Director of Annual Giving, Rutgers University Foundation


Megan Wittman (Class of 1999)

mwittmnn@yahoo.com

Other Major: French

Graduate Degree:
MA in French from Bowling Green State University

Current Career Position/Status:
Middle school French teacher (and acting as 6th grade level coordinator), The Wellington School, Columbus, OH


Beth A Woodring (Class of 1983)

Major: Spanish and Economics

Minor: IR

Graduate Degree:
Masters in Business from Johns Hopkins University

Current Career Position/Status:
PT business counselor for Small Business Development Center

Past Positions:
- Manager, Financing Division, State of MD Department of Business and Economic Development
- Commercial Lender at various financial institutions


Ford Young (Class of 1994)

ford.young@boimail.com

Other Major: Russian

Current Career Position/Status:
Vice President, Bank of Ireland Merchant Banking Group – Dublin and Greenwich (2002-current)

Past Positions:
- Associate, JPMorgan Global Leveraged Finance, New York, NY (2000-2002)
- Consultant with USAID – Bulgaria and Turkey (1998-2000)
- Analyst, Merrill Lynch, New York, NY


Lauren Young (Class of 2004)

laurenyoung04@hotmail.com

Other Major: Spanish

Minor: Economics

Current Career Position/Status:
Pharmaceutical Sales Representative


Annie (Vlahos) Zachara (Class of 1986)

zachara3@comcast.net

Other Major: Japanese Studies

Current Career Position/Status:
Director in the Japanese Equity Sales Dept., Credit Suisse Securities, New York

Past Positions:
Working in various sell side investment banks either selling or trading Japanese equities or derivatives


Todd Zeranski (Class of 1999)

tzeranski@bloomberg.net

Other Major: Spanish

Current Career Position/Status:
- Graduate student (MA in Political Economy) at New York University (expected graduation: Fall 2006)
- Reporter, Bloomberg News (Sept 1999-present)


Mieke Zylstra (Class of 1994)

miekezylstra@gmail.com

Other Major: French

Current Career Position/Status:
Health Unit Coordinator, University of Virginia Health Systems

Past Positions:
- Development Director, Live Arts
- AG Director, Thomas Jefferson Foundation at Monticello
- Development Director, Virginia Film Festival
- Development Associate, University of Virginia
- Database Manager, Core Knowledge
- Web design, Upline Publishing
- Editorial Staff, Silverchair Science + Communications

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