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Class of 2021

Nicole Abou Samra
Current Position: Researcher, Linguistic Insights & Analytics, Verilogue, Publicis Health

Related Field(s): Discourse analysis, health communication

Peri Beckerman
Current Position: Front desk assistant, National Trust for Historic Preservation

• Related Field(s): Museum studies, discourse analysis

Alexandra Chugunova Frazier
Current Position: Communications assistant, Convergence Center for Policy Resolution
• Related Field
(s):
Multimedia design, communications

Emily Fisher
Current Position: Analyst, Listening & Linguistics, inVibe Labs
• Related Field(s):
Digital discourse analysis

Michaela Fox
Current Position: Marketing & Communications Consultant, IMAGO Global Grassroots
• Related Field(s):
Education, intercultural communication

Alix Kraminitz
Current Position: Staff Interpreter (ASL), TCS Interpreting
• Related Field(s):
Discourse analysis, Narrative analysis, American Sign Language

Valentina Michelotti
Current Position: Curriculum Writer, The Horticultural Society of New York
• Related Field(s):
Second language acquisition and multilingualism, language assessment, less commonly taught languages

Marcus Robinson II

Class of 2020

Jordana Bickel
Current Position: Fulbright English Teaching Assistant, Czech Republic
Related Field(s):
Museum studies, discourse analysis

Katya Derzon

Nicole Gomez Rosado

Sara Grzywacz
Current Position: Program Coordinator, Center for Intercultural Education and Development, Georgetown University
Related Field(s):
Language and health, discourse analysis of yoga, language and politics

Janine Karo
Current Position: Analyst, Listening & Linguistics, inVibe Labs
Related Field(s):
Mandarin, identity construction in digital media, multimodal discourse analysis

Jungyoon Koh
Current Position: PhD student, Sociolinguistics concentration, Georgetown University Department of Linguistics
Related Field(s): Computer-mediated discourse analysis, language and identity, multimodal interaction, conversation design

Class of 2019

Tanner Call
Current Position: Rater & Testing Specialist, FBI
Related Field(s): Language Assessment, Government

Alannah Connolly
Current Position: Language Strategist, maslansky + partners
Related Field(s): Communication, Consulting

Rebecca Farkas
Current Position: Technology Manager, Georgetown University
Related Field(s) : Technology, Education

Serena Gleklen
Current Position: Manager, Human Resources, Purple Strategies
Related Field(s): Communication, Consulting

Shelby Lake
Current Position: Director, Client Services, Morning Consult
Related Field(s): Communication, Consulting

Tripp Maloney
Current Position: Analyst, Listening & Linguistics, inVibe
Related Field(s): Health Communication, Technology, Research

Katie Mikalnik
Current Position: Management and Program Analyst/Editor, U.S. Department of Justice
Related Field(s): Government, Management

Kenzie Offley
Current Position: Digital/online Products Assistant, SAGE Publishing
Related Field(s): Publishing, Technology

Jade Ponciano
Current Position: Academic Services Coordinator, Elsmere Education
Related Field(s): Education, Program Coordination

Margaret Rowe
Current Position: Research Analyst at National Association of Independent Schools
Related Field(s): Non-profit, Research, Education


Class of 2018

Gabriel Rodriguez
Current Position: Freelance Writer
Related Field(s): Communication, Consulting


Class of 2017

Cally Alessi
Current Position: Data Scientist, Nielsen
Related Field(s): Marketing, Data Science, Qualitative Research

Anne Butler
Current Position: Qualitative Research Manager, Market & Communications Intelligence, Ascension
Related Field(s): Health Communications, Program Coordination

Anne Musica
Current Position: Program Coordinator, MA in Educational Transformation and MA in Learning, Design and Technology, Georgetown University
Related Field(s): Education, Program Coordination

Julia Rayhill
Current Position: Spanish Instructor, The Hotchkiss School
Related Field(s): Education, Teaching

Hannah Sullivan
Current Position: Language Strategist, maslansky + partners
Related Field(s): Communication, Consulting

Emily Summers
Current Position: Behavioral Methodologist, Nielsen
Related Field(s): Marketing, Data Science

Peter Tontillo
Current Position: Senior Associate, Hattaway Communications
Related Field(s): Communication, Consulting


Ping-Hsuan Wang
Current Position: Private English Teacher, Independent Scholar
Related Field(s): Education, Teaching

Class of 2016

Katarina Starcevic
Current Position: Director of Language Strategy, maslansky + partners
Related Field(s): Communication, Consulting

Amy-Gabrielle Bartolac
Current Position: Public Affairs Manager, Wireless Infrastructure Association
Related Field(s): Management, Technology

Katherine Lucey
Current Position: Vice President of Language Science and Communication, H.S. Dracones LLC
Related Field(s): Communication, Consulting

Xiaopei Wu

Current Position: Machine Learning Engineer, Red Marker
Related Field(s): Computational linguistics, Natural Language Processing

Osama Atwa


Class of 2015

Gwynne Mapes
Current Position: Postdoctoral Researcher & Lecturer, Department of English, University of Bern
Related Field(s): Education, Research, Teaching

Andrea P. Ferguson
Current Position: Health Education Specialist, Lorain County General Health District
Related Field(s): Government, Health Communication & Education

Hanwool Choe
Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Hong Kong
Related Field(s): Multimodal discourse analysis, family discourse, food vlogging

Matthew Mermel
Current Position: Arabic Translator, Industry Arabic
Related Field(s): Translation/interpretation

Kristine Bundschuh
Current Position: PhD Candidate in Sociology, University of New Hampshire
Related Field(s): Education

Glenn Abastillas
Current Position: Data Analyst, Booz Allen Hamilton
Related Field(s): Communication, Consulting

Lauren J. Milligan
Current Position: Data Scientist, Medical Science and Computing
Related Field(s): Information Technology, Data Science, Research

Paige Arthur
Current Position: Consumer & Product Insights Manager, him and hers
Related Field(s): Communication, Consulting

Jehan Almahmoud
Current Position: PhD Candidate in Sociolinguistics, Georgetown University Department of Linguistics
Related Field(s): Education


Class of 2014

Jen Johnson
Current Position: Senior Analyst, Remitly
Related Field(s): Financial Service

Victoria Kirgesner
Current Position: Latin Teacher, Cuyahoga Falls City School
Related Field(s): Education, Teaching

Yasmin Morgan
Current Position: Live Voice Writer, National Captioning Institute
Related Field(s): Non-profit, Broadcast Media

Samantha Musser
Current Position: Associate Manager, Speaking Test Development, Center for Applied Linguistics
Related Field(s): Language Testing & Assessment, Education

Julia Weisman
Current Position: Research Consultant, Hanover Research
Related Field(s): Research

Alexandra Botti
Current Position: Senior Producer, Axios
Related Field(s): Broadcast Media

Amanda Tolbert

Megan Phillips

Class of 2013

Alison Honig DeBoer
Current Position: Associate Director of Graduate Admissions, Georgetown University
Related Field(s): Education, Management

Noelle Galos
Current Position: Participation Support Staff, Smithsonian Institution
Related Field(s): Museum, Customer Services

Lauren G. Johnson
Current Position: Manuscript Editor, Social Sciences & Humanities Journals, University of Chicago Press
Related Field(s): Publishing, Editing Services

Elizabeth M. Merkhofer
Current Position: Lead Computational Linguist, MITRE; Adjunct Professor of Computational Linguistics, Georgetown University
Related Field(s): Education, Teaching, Data Science, Computational Linguistics

John Spangler
Current Position: Assistant Attorney General, State of Michigan
Related Field(s): Law, Government

Esther Surenthiraraj
Current Position: Lecturer, University of Colombo
Related Field(s): Education, Teaching, Research

Renee Tomlin
Current Position: Professional Athlete, USA Triathlon
Related Field(s): Sports

Casey Tesfaye
Current Position: Lead Project Manager, Research Support Services Inc.
Related Field(s): Research, Translation

Takafumi Ohyama
Current Position: PhD student, Department of Linguistics, Georgetown University; Japanese instructor, Department of East Asian Languages & Cultures, Georgetown
Related Field(s):
Theoretical Linguistics


Class of 2012

Katherine Hilton
Current Position: Lecturer, Department of Linguistics, UC Berkley
Related Field(s): Education, Teaching, Research

Steven Kellems
Current Position: Manager, Frontend Developer II, Lending Tree
Related Field(s): Financial Services

Madoka Koide
Current Position: Humanitarian Affairs Officer, OCHA (UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs)
Related Field(s): Intergovernmental Organization

Holly Lopez Long
Current Position: Researcher & Associate Instructor, Indiana University at Bloomington
Related Field(s): Education, Teaching, Research

Elvira Magomedova
Current Position: Junior Linguist, Google
Related Field(s): Technology, Computational Linguistics

Elizabeth P. Miller-Cannon
Current Position: Adjunct Professor, Porterville College
Related Field(s): Education, Teaching

Shannon Pierce
Current Position: Analyst, Inmar
Related Field(s): Information Technology & Services

Carolyn Reed
Current Position: Lead Voice Researcher, Comcast
Related Field(s): Telecommunications, Voice Recognition, Research

Zainab Rhazi
Current Position: Expert Linguist, Acclaim Technical Services
Related Field(s): Defense & Space, Language & Intelligence Analysis Services

Matthew Ross
Current Position: Senior Proposal Writer, General Dynamics Information Technology
Related Field(s): Information Technology & Services

Kimberly Shepard
Current Position: Director, UX Operations & Creative Management, Marriott International
Related Field(s): UX, Management

Kathryn Ticknor
Current Position: Research Director, inVibe Labs
Related Field(s): Health Communication, Market Research


Class of 2011

Phan K. Connolly
Current Position: Human Capital Analyst Lead & Manager, Booz Allen Hamilton
Related Field(s): Communication, Consulting

Ryan Connolly
Current Position: President & Executive Producer, SuperSight Media Inc.
Related Field(s): Creative Production

Adrienne Lynett
Current Position: Adjunct Professor of Linguistics, Long Beach City College
Related Fields: Education, Teaching

Greg Niedt
Current Position: Senior Project Manager of Language Access & Proficiency Program, Nationalities Service Center
Related Field(s): Immigrant and Refugee Services, Education

Holly Richardson
Current Position: Director, Thread Strategies
Related Field(s): Communication, Consulting

Josh Ziegler
Current Position: Principal Computational Linguist, Spokestack
Related Field(s): Voice Recognition, Technology

Alicia Ward


Class of 2010

Marni Myers
Current Position: Lead Associate, Booz Allen Hamilton
Related Field(s): Communication, Consulting

Sara Ray
Current Position: Vice President of Community Insights, The Mighty
Related Field(s): Health Communication, Technology

Zainab Senhaji Rhazi
Current Position: Expert Linguist, Acclaim Technical Services
Related Field(s): Language and Intelligence Services

Magen Aucoin
Current Position: Co-founder, Budding Elm
Related Field(s): Education


Class of 2009

Silvia Baena
Current Position: Head of Sales Programs EMEA, Salesforce
Related Field(s): Customer Relationship Management, Technology

Sonia Checchia
Current Position: Creative Director, Creative Types Consulting Group, LLC
Related Field(s): Communication, Consulting

Katy Hewett
Current Position: Associate Director, Ogilvy Health
Related Field(s): Health Communication, Marketing, Advertising

Anissa Sorokin
Current Position: Assistant Professor of English and Writing Program Administrator, Stevenson University
Related Field(s): Education, Teaching, Research

Monica Belford

Amani Rishmawi

Marcia Aguiniga


Class of 2008

Samantha Demetriou
Current Position: Policy Director, Verisign Inc.
Related Field(s): Technology

Joe Denvey
Current Position: Linguistic Consultant & Technical Communications Specialist, Joseph J. Denvey Consulting
Related Field(s): Communication, Consulting

Alison Kalantzis
Current Position: Executive Assistant & Manager, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
Related Field(s): Administrative Services, Architectural & Urban Planning, Engineering

Nicole Cannavo

Robin Cole

Kathryn Mclntyre


Class of 2007

Michelle Kalinski
Current Position: Owner of Boulder Gift Company
Related Field(s): Private Business

Kathryn Altemore

Sehar Azad

Claudia Caicedo

Jamie Hudzik


Class of 2006

Alexandra Burguieres
Current Position: Owner of Gallery Burguieres
Related Field(s): Arts

Siobhan Gallagher
Current Position: Freelance translator and interpreter
Related Field(s): Translation/interpretation

Priya Naik