Center for International Education
Spring 2008

International Affairs alumni: Where in the world is ...?


Jennifer Snyder '89 Lyon
Jennifer Snyder '89 Lyon

Jennifer Snyder ‘89 Lyon left a US government job to relocate with her husband to Russia, where he works for the Department of Energy at the U.S. Embassy and she is employed with an international law firm. Having studied in Russia while at UNH, Snyder notes, “It has been fun to be back in Russia for a while... We will be leaving soon and going either back to the U.S. or maybe to Beijing.”

Julia Betjemann ’90 Dundorf co-founded The New Hampshire Carbon Challenge™, a UNH initiative committed to providing residents and communities with the information, tools and support necessary for NH households to reduce their residential carbon dioxide emissions by 10,000 pounds per year

Jason Calder ’92 is Project Director for Future Generations. He recently traveled to Nepal to direct a research project on citizen and community engagement in peace building.

Jacqueline Lewin ’05 was recently accepted to the University of Gastronomic Science in Colorno, Italy, to study for her masters degree in gastronomic science and quality products. She will be living in Parma during this one-year program.

Erica Bertolotto ’06 earned her MSc in social policy and development from the London School of Economics, and moved to Peru to work as volunteer coordinator for Paititi, an organization promoting rural development in the areas of Cuzco and Manu National Park through the work of volunteers. The volunteer program http://www.paititiperu.com/volunteering.htm is in the process of becoming a non-governmental organization.

Emina Zlotrg ’06 is a Youth Organizer for American Friends Service Committee in Concord, NH. In May, she will be traveling to Ciudad Acuna, Mexico, to learn about maquiladors, foreign-owned industrial parks.

Andrew Genung’s ’07 dream to see Africa started in January in Johannesburg, South Africa. His plan is to set up shop in Mozambique, where he can use his Portuguese language skills. He plans to work on his writing and perhaps find a job with an international non-governmental organization.

Nam Voravittayathorn’07 is currently working towards her MSc in international affairs at Peking University in China. She spent the Chinese New Year holiday in Thailand and played host to Alex LeBaron ’07, who is traveling the world aboard The Scholar Ship, earning a master‘s degree in international relations.