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Derek Gutierrez ’21 B.A. (IR)

is utilizing his foreign language skills on contract with the U.S. Air Force as an airborne cryptologic language analyst. He’s tasked with analyzing messages obtained during flight and translating them to provide warnings and intelligence to assist in Air Force mission planning.

August 3, 2023

Mark N. V. Temnycky ’17 M.P.A./M.A. (IR)

was recognized at the International Sports Press Association Awards in the “Special Topic of the Year–Russian Invasion of Ukraine” category for writing an Atlantic Council article on how Ukrainian athletes are providing aid to the country during the Russian invasion.

August 1, 2023

Sangeun Yeo ’16 M.A. (IR)

has taken a job as an environmental, social and governance consultant at Deloitte. Yeo works as an assurance professional to help businesses incorporate sustainability objectives.

July 27, 2023

Alex Lynch ’16 B.A. (PSc/CCE)

has taken a job with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives on the National Integrated Ballistic Information Network Enforcement Support System’s software team in the firearms operations division.

July 25, 2023

Rachel Dunsmoor ’08 M.P.A.

was selected as a 2022 Bertelsmann Foundation Fellow, a six-month program that explores policy actions pertaining to an annually chosen topic. Dunsmoor, who works as a senior analyst at the U.S. Government Accountability Office, also contributed to the program’s February 2023 publication, "Emerging Ties: Essays on Transatlantic Engagement in the Developing World.”

July 20, 2023

Michael Scherger ’07 M.P.A.

is the new chief learning officer for the National Park Service. He is tasked with running the learning and development function of the agency.

July 18, 2023

Thomas Constable ’04 M.A. (PA)

announced on May 1, 2023, that he has retired from his role as acting assistant secretary of defense for manpower and reserve affairs after an extensive career in the U.S. Department of Defense.

July 13, 2023

Jonathan Schwabish ’02 M.A. (Econ)/ ’03 Ph.D. (Econ)

has published a book “Data Visualization in Excel: A Guide for Beginners, Intermediates, and Wonks” (A K Peters/CRC Press, 2023). Schwabish is the founder of PolicyViz, a data visualization and presentation skills firm.

July 11, 2023

Alyssa DeAndrade ’92 J.D./M.P.A.

was named the first female major of the Providence Police Department in Rhode Island in April 2023. She has worked at the department for 26 years, previously serving as a sergeant, lieutenant and the department’s second-ever female captain.

July 6, 2023

Timothy Doyle ’97 M.P.A.

has been appointed as the inaugural CEO of the Drupal Association, a free, open-source content management system with a global team of over a million developers.

July 5, 2023

Lelia DeAndrade ’90 M.A. (Soc)/ ’96 Ph.D. (Soc)

has been appointed the deputy secretary of state for equity and inclusion of Maine. She develops strategies to foster equity and inclusion across Maine’s Department of the Secretary of State.

July 4, 2023

Jonathan Shull ’86 M.P.A.

announced his retirement as CEO of the self-insurance pool California Joint Powers Insurance Authority on June 30, 2023, after a 28-year career at the agency.

June 29, 2023

Timothy Dye ’85 B.A. (IR)/ ’87 M.P.A./M.A. (IR)

has been appointed to a five-year term as the inaugural dean of Concordia University's new School of Health in Montréal, Québec, Canada.

June 27, 2023

Jeff Leach ’78 B.A. (Econ)

has been included in “Marquis Who’s Who,” a biographical publication chronicling top leaders and professionals in the United States. Leach, who retired in 2015, is recognized for his work as an information technology consultant with IBM, Deloitte and more.

June 23, 2023

Emma Fawcett ’22 B.A. (PPhil)

is a donor development and engagement coordinator for New Narrative, an organization in Tigard, Ore., that provides a holistic approach to mental health and homelessness.

June 17, 2023
Published in the Spring 2023 issue of the Maxwell Perspective

Seth Matakis ’21 E.M.P.A.

has accepted the role of global operations administrator at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Mass.

June 16, 2023
Published in the Spring 2023 issue of the Maxwell Perspective

Kristen Baker ’19 M.P.A.

is the senior environmental analyst for Environmental Design and Research, a multidisciplinary site design, engineering and environmental consulting firm based in Syracuse, N.Y.

June 15, 2023
Published in the Spring 2023 issue of the Maxwell Perspective

Forrest Young ’17 M.P.A.

is a trial attorney for the tax division of the U.S. Department of Justice.

June 14, 2023
Published in the Spring 2023 issue of the Maxwell Perspective

Pengju Zhang ’16 Ph.D. (PA)

received an award for best paper at the 2022 Midwest Public Affairs convention in Springfield, Ill., for “Impact of Home Rule on Municipal Boundary and Fiscal Expansion: Evidence from Texas.”

June 13, 2023
Published in the Spring 2023 issue of the Maxwell Perspective

Sean Hood ’15 M.P.A.

is a strategy, insights and planning consultant for ZS, a business consulting and services agency based in Evanston, Ill.

June 12, 2023
Published in the Spring 2023 issue of the Maxwell Perspective
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