College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
International Studies

International Studies Alumni

The purpose of this list of International Studies Alumni is two-fold. To stay connected and connect prospective and current students to alumni who have taken career paths that are of mutual interest to them. Some of our alumni have given us permission to post a link to their email address for those of you who would like to find out more about pursuing a field of the same or similar interest. If for no other reason, just take a look at where a degree in International Studies can take you.

2012 Show Graduates

Edward Stein
Graduate Studies in Diplomacy and Development
Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce

Mackenzie Szymanski
Statewide Advocacy Coordinator
Planned Parenthood Advocates, Indianapolis

Kaley Deneen
Account Manager
Matchbook Creative, Indianapolis

Angela Miller
Program Associate
AmeriCorps' Public Allies, Washington D.C.

Carmen M. Murphy
Pettit College of Law
Ohio Northern University

2011 Show Graduates

Cara de Hekker
Graduate Assistant
University of Iowa

Allison Gardner
Communication and Program Intern
Indiana Humanities Council

Quinn Clark
Peace Corps
Mali, Africa

Marilena White
Teach for America

Ana Baracaldo
Graduate program in Public Policy
University of Chicago

Rose Booth
Case Manager for Spanish speaking patients
Project Health, Indianapolis

Megan Daley
Graduate program in International Studies
American University, Washington D.C.

Hannah Whiteman
Teacher at the Graduate program in the English Academy
Sevilla, Spain

Calli Duggins
Dual Masters program for Non-profit management and Philanthropic Studies
Indiana University

John Joseph
Orr Fellowship, Compendium

2010 Show Graduates

Nathan Herter
International Human Rights Law
Indiana University School of Law

Sarah Hundt
Georgetown University
Washington, D.C.

Ashley Pannell
Studying international human rights law
University of Cincinnati Law School

Marguerite Carpenter
Dover Strategy Group

Matt Rogier
International Law School
Duke University

2009 Show Graduates

Kelsey Murray
Graduate Program In International Law
University of Maastricht, Netherlands

Ida Nininger
Studying International Law
Vermont law School

 Jessica Rohn
M.A. International Relations
University of Indianapolis

Lauren Styer
Graduate School

Katherine Thichaba
Teaching English

2008 Show Graduates

Shanna Saubert
Graduate Research Assistant
Indiana University, Bloomington

Rebecca Scherpelz
College Program Manager of Best Buddies Indiana
Indianapolis, Ind.

Amy Willis
Chung Dahm Institute
Seoul, South Korea

Jarod Wilson
Graduate Program in Higher Education
Indiana University, Bloomington

Shaden Dowiatt
Master's Degree in International Peace and Conflict Resolution
American University

2007 Show Graduates

Kelsey Davenport
Graduate Program in International and Peace Studies
Where? University of Notre Dame

Shaden Dowiatt
New Orleans

Emily Flittner
Administrative Assistant
University of Evansville

Katie Freeman
Duke University

Annie Kolb
Parents as Teachers Trainer
Early Childhood Alliance, Ft. Wayne, Ind.

Ashley Roby
Intern at Christian Associates, International
Madrid, Spain

Matthew Spears
Ph.D. work in International Relations
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 

Brittney Fisher
Indiana Mentor - A Therapeutic Foster Care Agency
 Fort Wayne, Indiana

2006 Show Graduates

Brenda Becerra
Master's degree in Spanish
University of Wisconsin, Madison

Katherine Fancher
Email Address:
Registered Sales Assistant
Brokerage Firm

Brittney Fisher
Email Address:
English Teacher
Pinghu, China

Emily Frank
Administrative Officer, Public Policy Administration
Hazard Mitigation Program

Kelli Fennell
Research Assistant, Keller and Keller Law Firm
Indianapolis, IN

Jonathan Keyser
Graduate work in International Studies
Suffolk University

Cindy May
Graduate work in International Relations
Cambridge, England

John Rottier
School of Law
Indiana University in Indianapolis

2005 Show Graduates

Dan Chillemi
Financial Advisor
Merrill Lynch (Indy downtown office)

Kathryn Henieman
State Policy Specialist for Mothers Against Drunk Driving
Washington D.C.

Amanda Horvath
Customer Support Specialist
International Truck & Engine Corp.

Heather Hutti
Law School

Lori J.
Research Analyst/Executive Assistant
Federal of Electric Power Companies of Japan

Catherine Tapp
Environmental NGO, Field Manager
Clear Water Action

2004 Show Graduates

Kathryn Brenton Godfrey
Project/Product Manager
Xplana Learning, Boston, MA

Mary Reeves
Kindergarten teacher
Bangkok, Thailand

2003 Show Graduates

 Courtney Campbell-Rousseau
Applying to grad schools to pursue a Ph.D. in Linguistics.

Carolyn Taylor
 GSIPS External and Special Programs Coordinator at the Monterey Institute; teaching International Relations at the Monterey Peninsula College
Monterey, CA

Allison Van Der Wege
 Environmental Educator in the Peace Corps

2002 Show Graduates

Lindsay Doucette
Program Director at Indiana Campus Compact and working towards her Master's in Nonprofit Management.
Indiana Campus Compact

2001 Show Graduates

Molly Brush
Graduate work in Journalism
Indiana University, Bloomington

Carrie Lynn
Law School
Indiana University, Indianapolis

1999 Show Graduates

Dayna Schocke-Chung Nee
Research Manager
Taipei, Taiwan

Sarah Dailey
Sarah just graduated law school and is preparing for the Bar exam. She is also planning on taking the Competitive exam this Feb. '07 for a position in Legal Affairs at the U.N.

1998 Show Graduates

Courtney Bayse-Ercan
Masters of Arts in Liberal Studies, focus on Feminism & Political Science
University of New Hampshire

Amanda Blystone-Ropp
Family Law Attorney
Baker & Daniels, Indianapolis

1997 Show Graduates

1996 Show Graduates

Name: Colleen Blaney
Email Address:
What are you up to?: Student Advisor
Where?: University College Dublin

Name: Chiaki Sakurai
What are you up to?: Secretary to the President
Where?: Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.

Name: Rachel Stoeppler-Pierri
What are you up to?: Customer Service Representative
Where?: Credit Bureau of Baton Rouge

1995 Show Graduates

1993 Show Graduates

Name: Sarah DeVore-Rice
What are you up to?: Full-time mother of 3
Where?: St. Paul, MN

1992 Show Graduates

Name: Nicohl Birdwell-Goodin
Email Address:
What are you up to?: Resource Development Director
Where?: Turning Point Domestic Violence Services in Columbus, IN

Name: Amanda McCoy-Johnson
Email Address:
What are you up to?: Adoption Social Worker and Licensed Clinical Social Worker Amanda is also the mother of 3 children.
Where?: Bethany Christian Services in Indianapolis

Name: Susan Meece
What are you up to?: High School Social Studies Teacher
Where?: Phoenix, AZ

Name: Michael Rogers
What are you up to?: Council and Legislative Affairs Liaison
Where?: Department of Public Works for the City of Indianapolis

1991 Show Graduates

Name: Jason Lovell
Email Address:
What are you up to?: Deputy Director, Policy Advisor
Where?: Indiana Office of Energy and Defense Development, Homeland Security to Lt. Gov. of Indiana

Name:Justin Shelton
Email Address:
What are you up to?: Justin administers the Fogarty International Training Grant, which is part of the Howard Hughes Medical Initiative ("HHMI").
Where?: University of Chicago

1990 Show Graduates

Name: Deborah Law
What are you up to?: Assistant Corporation Counsel
Where?: City of Indianapolis

1989 Show Graduates

John Peebles
Writer and blogger
Self Employed. You can find John's blog at

1987 Show Graduates

Jean Lambert-Schmisseur
Founder and President of My Financial Firm and is a Financial Advisor.
Lewisville, Texas

Muna Ritchie
Director and Founding Partner of Omani Heritage Gallery
Muscat, Sultanate of Oman

Eric Wiatt
International Account Manager
UPS, managing international trade transactions and international Customs Brokerage consulting for UPS's Strategic Accounts.