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Peace and Conflict Studies

PACS Alumni in the World

Graduates of the Peace and Conflict Studies Program are succeeding in various fields across the country, as well as around the world.

Class of 2016

Megan Day, PACS Minor

Megan teaches for the Burmese American Community Institute here in Indianapolis as a part of their college preparedness program.

Julia Lloyd, PACS Minor

Julia is a Trainee at the American Repertory Ballet in Princeton, NJ.

Class of 2015

Austin DelPriore, PACS Major

Austin is completing a prestigious Orr Fellowship (named for Indiana Governor Robert Orr) and is working in the legal department of Angie’s List in Indianapolis.

Kristopher Kaliher, PACS Minor

Kristopher is currently an International Affairs MA candidate at the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University.

Anastasia Luc, PACS Minor

Anastasia is a Classroom Teacher for students in the 5th Grade in the Metropolitan School District of Pike Township, Indianapolis. Learn more about Anastasia's work and her experience at Butler. 

Nicole Neuman, PACS Major

Nicole is employed as Grants Administrator at National Heritage Academies, Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Rebeccah Rendall, PACS Major

Rebeccah is currently serving as a Child and Maternal Health Education Volunteer with the Peace Corps in Cameroon.

Class of 2014

Rachel Bergsieker, PACS Minor

Rachel is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in International Peace and Conflict Resolution at American University, while also acting as a Research Assistant for Dr. Susan Thomas and a Peacebuilding Evaluation Consortium Assistant for the Alliance for Peacebuilding.

Evan Comer, PACS Minor

Evan is studying law at the Louis D. Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky. 

Hannah Weigle, PACS Minor

Hannah is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree in Public Affairs with concentrations in Policy Analysis and Economic Development at Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.

Class of 2013

Mike Callaway, PACS Minor

Mike is working as an Application Specialist for kCura, a computer software company based out of Chicago.

Mollie Louret, PACS Minor

Mollie is a Luxury Brand Manager for Sophisticated Living.

Emily VanTyle, PACS Major

Emily is completing a law degree at Valparaiso University School of Law, Valparaiso, Indiana.

Class of 2012

Megan (Engbring) Eckstein, PACS Minor

Megan went on to obtain a Master of Public Affairs, Policy Analysis from IUPUI and is currently an Executive Assistant for the Indiana Department of Education.

Thomas Fryska, PACS Minor

Thomas received a Doctor of Law from Boston University School of Law and currently serves as the Deputy Prosecutor for the St. Joseph County Prosecutor's Office in South Bend, IN.

Keelee Hurlburt, PACS Minor

Keelee is the Social Media Coordinator for the Broad Ripple Animal Clinic as well as a Writer for Launch Digital Marketing.

Christopher Jozwiak, PACS Minor

Christopher is currently serving as an Ensign in the US Navy.

Matthew Kasper, PACS Minor

Matthew is a Fellow at the Energy and Policy Institute.  Learn more about his work.

Joel Weyrauch, PACS Minor

Joel is currently working as the Director of Strategic Communication for Bar Communications.

Class of 2011

Ana Baracaldo, PACS Minor

Ana completed her Master’s Degree in International Affairs at the Graduate Institute for International and Development Studies, Geneva, Switzerland in 2015; she is employed as Project Director for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria, also in Geneva.

David Brodsky, PACS Minor

David is completing a Master’s of Divinity Degree in Theology at the George Fox Evangelical Seminary, Portland, Oregon.

Maggie Cannon, PACS Minor

Maggie currently serves as a Human Resources Team Leader for Target.

Reid Dvorak, PACS Minor

Reid is Campaign Support Associate at the Center for Community Change in Washington, D.C.

Allison Gardner, PACS Minor

Allison is currently pursuing a law degree at the Indiana University Mauer School of Law, Bloomington, Indiana.

Caleb Hamman, PACS Minor

Caleb served as a Fulbright Fellow at the Queens University, Belfast, Northern Ireland in 2011-2012 and is currently the recipient of a University Presidential Fellowship for doctoral study in Peace Studies and Political Science at the University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana.

Caitlin Jackson, PACS Minor

Caitlin is currently the Learning Management Systems Administrator for the GP Strategies Corporation in Indianapolis.

Class of 2010

Erin Aquino, PACS Minor

Erin has gone on to serve many different roles with the Peace Corps, including Peer Support Counselor, English Teacher and Sustainable Agricultural Extension Agent.

Vicki Rubio, PACS Minor

Vicki serves as the Development and Communications Manager for College Mentors for Kids, Inc.  Learn more about Vicki's role.

Kerstin Rust, PACS Minor

Kerstin went on to obtain a Master of Science in International Public Service with a specialization in Sustainable Development Management from DePaul University.  She currently serves as the Leo Club Program Coordinator for Lions Club International.

Meredith Zafian, PACS Minor

Meredith went on to obtain a Master of Public Affairs in Nonprofit Management from Indiana University and is currently the Capital Campaign Coordinator for Mountain Valley Horse Rescue.

Jess Zimmerman, PACS Minor

Jess obtained his J.D. from the University of Illinois College of Law and is now an Associate Attorney at Bryan Cave LLP.

Class of 2009

Kim (Clement) Reier, PACS Minor

Kim is currently the Director of Network Development and Advancement, GEI for the Goodwill Industries of Central Indiana.

Erin Reuland, PACS Minor

Erin completed her Master's Degree in Bilingual and Multilingual Education at Universidad de Alcalá and is currently the Manager of Administration-Youth Development and Social Responsibility for the greater Chicago area YMCA.

Shea Smock, PACS Minor

Shea has gone on to obtain both a Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy in Communication and Media Studies from Florida State University.  She is currently enrolled in Indiana University's Maurer School of Law.

Katherine Thichava, PACS Minor

Katherine is currently the Web Content Program Manager for the GreaterGood Network.

Liz Wilmers, PACS Minor

Liz went on to obtain her Master of Arts in Educational Psychology from the University of Colorado and is currently an Elementary Classroom Teacher for the Boulder Valley School District.

Class of 2008

Sarah Pavlik, PACS Minor

Sarah obtained her JD in energy and business law from Western State University College of Law and is now a financial advisor with Merrill Lynch.

Rebecca Scherpelz, PACS Minor

Rebecca obtained her Masters of Public Policy from the University of Maryland College Park, was a Peace Fellow for the Gulu Disabled Persons' Union through the Advocacy Project, and is currently a Reporting Analyst for Millennium Challenge Corporation where she supports their mission to reduce poverty through economic growth.

Jarod Wilson, PACS Minor

Jarod went on to obtain his MS in Higher Education and Student Affairs from Indiana University and is currently an Outreach Coordinator for the Indiana Commission for Higher Education.

Class of 2007

Kelsey Davenport, PACS Minor

Kelsey Davenport is the Director for Nonproliferation Policy at the Arms Control Association, where she provides research and analysis on the nuclear and missile programs in Iran, North Korea, India, and Pakistan and on nuclear security issues. 

Shaden Dowiatt, PACS Minor

Shaden Dowiatt is the new Activity Zone Program Coordinator for Jubilee Housing in Washington, DC. Learn more about Shaden's work. 

Alison (Pitt) Polley, PACS Minor

Alison Polley is the Development Director at WonderLab Museum of Science, Health and Technology in Bloomington, IN. She completed her Master of Public Affairs, Master of Latin American and Caribbean Studies at Indiana University in 2011.