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  • Graduate Alumni Ambassadors Contact

    Learn about the Maxwell School from the people who know it best! On this page, you will find a list of graduate Alumni Ambassadors who have all been in your shoes. They are all passionate champions of their program and the Maxwell School. Connect with them through email to ask about their Maxwell experience and how they are utilizing their degree to thrive in the work place!

    Information shown here for Alumni Ambassadors include name, graduation year, email, current or most recent employer, job title, and affinity group(s). Click or tap the different program categories to see the full list.

    Affinity groups are self-selected areas of interest or personal identity that may help you better connect with an Alumni Ambassador.

  • Master of Public Administration (MPA)

    Rand Baker ’75
    Retired
    Email Rand

    Wally Bobkiewicz ’89
    City Administrator, City of Issaquah (WA)
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    Rachel Buske ’01
    Analyst, Office of Management and Budget, Franklin County Board of Commissioners (OH)
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    LeeAnne Clayberger ’02
    Chief Executive Officer, Pennsylvania Economy League
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    Charles Cutshall ’07 BA (IR) / ’09 MPA
    Chief Privacy Officer, Commodity Futures Trading Commission
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    Alexander Demas ’18
    Senior Associate, Grant Thornton Public Sector, LLC
    Affinity Group(s): Underrepresented minority students
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    Elizabeth DeJoseph ’18
    Associate, Booz Allen Hamilton
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    George (Bud) Dunham ’88
    Town Manager, Town of Sandwich (MA)
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    Miguel Elizalde ’01
    Executive President, ANPACT
    Affinity Group(s): International students
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    Elizabeth Fomegne ’09
    Policy Team Lead, Health Resources and Services Administration (Maternal and Child Health Bureau, US Department of Health and Human Services)
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    Javier Font ’92
    Executive Vice President and Founder, Intelligence & Public Affairs
    Affinity Group(s): International students
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    Dan Gerlach ’90
    Owner, Dan Gerlach, LLC
    Affinity Group(s): First generation college students
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    Ryan Gillett ’19
    Grant Writer, ProLiteracy Worldwide
    Affinity Group(s): Greek Life
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    Ellen Gorham ’11
    Director of Disaster Fundraising, American Red Cross (National)
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    Joseph Gorsuch ’19
    Recovery Associate, Hagerty Consulting
    Affinity Group(s): Athletics, military/veterans
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    Ahmed Abdelhakim Hachelaf ’19
    Education Specialist/Director, Twiza / Ecole Normale Superieure Algeria
    Affinity Group(s): International students
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    Elise Inouye ’20 (Atlantis Program)
    Community Development and Outreach Associate, Cooperative Federal (AmeriCorps VISTA)
    Affinity Group(s): Underrepresented minority students
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    Fred Isquith ’09
    Attorney, Zwerling, Schacter & Zwerling, LLP
    Affinity Group(s): Greek life
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    Shannon Jenkins ’05 BA (Econ) / ’06 MPA
    Operations Manager, US Battlefield Information Collection and Exploitation System, US Air Force
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    Theresa Jumento ’01
    Senior Advisor, U.S Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration
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    Tom Kaczmarek ’14
    Policy Advisor, New York State Department of Public Service
    Affinity Group(s): Greek life
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    Stephen Lisauskas ’94 BA (PSc) / ’96 MPA
    Vice President of Government Affairs, WasteZero
    Affinity Group(s): Greek life
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    John Mandyck ’89 BA (PSt) / ’92 MPA
    CEO, Urban Green Council (NYC)
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    James McCully ’17
    Program Analyst, International Affairs and Trade Policy, US Government Accountability Office
    Affinity Group(s): International students
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    Daniel McMurray ’19 BA (PSc) / ’20 MPA
    President, International Government Programs for Youth
    Affinity Group(s): Athletics, Greek life
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    Escander Nagazi ’18
    Knowledge Management Specialist, The World Bank
    Affinity Group(s): International students
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    Stephanie Pasquale ’94 BA (PSc) / ’97 MPA
    Director of Neighborhood Advancement, Allyn Family Foundation
    Affinity Group(s): First generation college students
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    Philip Porter ’17 BA (Hist) / ’18 MPA
    Foreign Military Sales Analyst, Naval Sea Systems Command
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    Dan Ralley ’04
    Assistant City Manager, City of Upper Arlington
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    Carmen Ronan ’13
    Manager of Business Development and International Services, Molera Alvarez, LLC
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    Bridger Roy ’10
    Senior Principal Program Management, SAIC
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    George Schaefer ’74
    Retired, previously Vice President of Strategic Planning of Covanta
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    Michael Scherger ’07
    Chief for Policy and Planning, US Department of State
    Affinity Group(s): Military/veterans, Returned Peace Corps Volunteers
    Email Michael

    Robert Shaw ’04
    Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel, Central Coast Community Energy
    Affinity Group(s): Athletics, first generation college students
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    Jenn Speicher ’11
    Administrator, Pediatric and Community Services (Golisano Children's Hospital), SUNY Upstate Medical University
    Affinity Group(s): Athletics
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    Kurt Steinberg ’93 BA (IR) / ’94 MPA
    President, Montserrat College of Art
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    Kevin Sutherland ’09
    Director of Development, Hardypond Construction
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    Go Takahashi ’10
    Founder/President, NGO Little Bees International/ASEAN Green Justice Network
    Affinity Group(s): International students, LGBTQ+, Returned Peace Corps Volunteers
    Email Go

    Derrick Taylor ’17
    Foreign Affairs Specialist, U.S. Department of State
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    Chelsea Thomas ’18
    Senior Associate, Advisory, Grant Thornton
    Affinity Group(s): Underrepresented minority students
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    Jason Yaley ’05 BA (IR, PSc) / ’06 MPA
    Chief of Staff and Head of Corporate Affairs, Advanced Concepts and Technologies International
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    Ruitong Zhou ’15 BA (IR, PSc) / ’16 MPA
    Research Officer (Resource Mobilization), World Health Organization
    Affinity Group(s): International students
    Email Ruitong

    MPA/JD

    Prashanth Jayachandran ’98
    Chief Supply Chain Counsel, Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Affinity Group(s): Underrepresented minority students
    Email Prashanth

    MPA/MAIR

    Aimee Falkum ’15
    Foreign Affairs Officer, U.S. Department of State
    Affinity Group(s): Greek life, LGBTQ+
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    Michelle Herr ’19
    Consultant, Deloitte
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    Lia Miller ’03
    Foreign Service Officer/Diplomat, US Department of State
    Affinity Group(s): Greek life, underrepresented minority students
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    John Norway ’85
    Title X Federal Technician, North Dakota Army National Guard
    Affinity Group(s): International students, military/veterans, Returned Peace Corps Volunteers, underrepresented minority students
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    Karen Reitan ’20
    JD student, American University Washington College of Law
    Affinity Group(s): International students
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    Master of Arts in International Relations (MAIR)

    Lorraine Bower ’19
    Advisory Consultant, Grant Thornton/U.S. Army Reserve
    Affinity Group(s): Military/veterans, underrepresented minority students
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    David Chaplin ’13
    Senior Deputy County Attorney, Onondaga County Attorney Office
    Affinity Group(s): Athletics, first generation college students, underrepresented minority students
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    Timothy Fadgen ’00
    Assistant Professor/Lecturer, University of Auckland
    Affinity Group(s): International students
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    Sotirios Gountas ’08
    Organizational Effectiveness Consultant, Slalom LLC
    Affinity Group(s): First generation college students
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    Marius Jitea ’07
    Public Manager, General Secretariat of the Romanian Government
    Affinity Group(s): International students
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    Ava Khavari ’19
    Internal Communications Consultant, Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency - World Bank Group
    Affinity Group(s): Athletics
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    Greg Laurence ’04
    Professor of Management, University of Michigan - Flint
    Affinity Group(s): International students
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    Jeffrey Lee ’11
    Community Engagement Manager, Edison International
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    Alexander Macdonald ’18
    Director of Data and Quantitative Research, Just Results
    Affinity Group(s): Greek life, international students
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    Johnathan Medina ’19
    Compliance Analyst, Goldman Sachs
    Affinity Group(s): First generation college students, underrepresented minority students
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    Hamza Mighri ’19
    Data Analyst, Just Results
    Affinity Group(s): International students
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    Michael Orwa ’09
    Principal Associate, Miale Public Affairs
    Affinity Group(s): International students
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    Mackenzie Robinson ’18
    Intelligence Analyst, US Department of Justice
    Affinity Group(s): Athletics
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    Liad Roytfarb ’18
    Risk and Compliance Associate, Duff & Phelps
    Affinity Group(s): International students
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    Seth Tucker ’94
    Director of Global Safety and Support, Syracuse University
    Affinity Group(s): International students
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    Carlos Torres ’08
    Project Director, Fundación para la Paz y la Democracia (FUNPADEM)
    Affinity Group(s): International students
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    Dayanna Torres ’09
    Director of Community Solutions, JobsFirstNYC
    Affinity Group(s): First generation college students, Greek life, underrepresented minority students
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    Sangeun Yeo ’16
    Assistant Manager, MAKESTAR
    Affinity Group(s): International students
    Email Sangeun
  • Executive Master of Public Administration (EMPA)

    Oleksiy Anokhin ’17
    Consultant, World Bank Group
    Affinity Group(s): International students
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    Stephen Butler ’04
    Executive Director, CNY Arts, Inc.
    Affinity Group(s): LGBTQ+
    Email Stephen

    James Hartman ’19 EMPA Online
    Battalion Chief, City of Rochester Fire Department (NY)
    Affinity Group(s): First generation college students, military/veterans
    Email James

    Margo Thomas ’19
    Senior Director of Alumni Relations and Special Events, Flagler College
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    Mirjahon Turdiev ’16
    Consultant, United Nations Development Program, Uzbekistan
    Affinity Group(s): International students, Returned Peace Corps Volunteers
    Email Mirjahon
  • Political Science

    Norm Wilkinson ’86 MA (PSc)
    Executive Director of Business Programs, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
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    Social Science

    John Gerlach ’16 MSSc
    Defense Policy Advisor, US Department of Defense
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    R Justin Tolomeo ’87 BA (Anth) / ’06 MSSc
    Global Head of Investigations, GE Healthcare
    Email R Justin

    Emma Voigt ’18 MSSc
    Senior Associate, Eagle Hill Consulting
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    Sociology

    Dan Zhang ’11 MA (Soc)
    Vice President, Business Operations & Finance, People.ai
    Email Dan
  • Economics

    Dr. Mehmet Tosun ’01
    Professor and Director of International Programs, University of Nevada, Reno
    Affinity Group(s): International students, underrepresented minority students
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    Dr. Mallory Vachon ’09 BA (Econ, PSt) / ’15 PhD (Econ)
    Economist, 2M Research
    Affinity Group(s): Athletics, Greek life
    Email Mallory

    Political Science

    Dr. Alan Gitelson ’68 BA (PSc) / ’70 MA (PSc) / ’73 PhD (PSc)
    Professor Emeritus of Political Science, Loyola University Chicago (retired)
    Affinity Group(s): First generation college students, international students
    Email Alan

    Public Administration

    Dr. James Garnett ’78
    Professor Emeritus of Public Policy and Administration, Rutgers University (retired)
    Affinity Group(s): First generation college students, international students, Returned Peace Corps Volunteers
    Email James

    Dr. Jud Murchie ’17
    Policy Research and Strategy, Wells Fargo
    Affinity Group(s): Underrepresented minority students
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    Dr. Maria Rendón ’96
    Foreign Service Officer, U.S. Agency for International Development
    Affinity Group(s): International students, underrepresented minority students
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    Sociology

    Dr. Carlton Hornung ’71 BA (Soc) / ’72 PhD (Soc)
    Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of Louisville, School of Medicine
    Affinity Group(s): First generation college students, Returned Peace Corps Volunteers
    Email Carlton