Center for International Education
Spring 2010

IA ALUMNI: Where in the world is. . . ?

Maria Madden ’88 Coady Leah Schmalzbauer ’92 Tyler Walker ’08
Maria Madden ’88
Leah Schmalzbauer ’92
Tyler Walker ’08

Dan Hilliard ’88 is Adjunct Assistant Professor at Georgetown University’s Public Policy Institute.

Bob Leavitt ’88 is working in the White House as a National Security Council Director for Africa.

Maria Madden ’88 Coady is Assistant Professor of English Speakers of Other Languages and Bilingual Education at the University of Florida. Her research focuses on the language and literacy development of English language learners and Spanish-speaking students. Maria earned her PhD in Social, Bilingual, and Multicultural Foundations of Education at the University of Colorado-Boulder.

Leah Schmalzbauer ’92 is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Montana. Her research concerns U.S./Latino transnational migration and Latino transnational families. Leah completed her PhD in Sociology at Boston College.

Mark Dullen ’98 lives with his wife and two children in Houston, TX, where he is Senior Global Commodity Manager for Cooper Industries.

Jacqueline Bunting ’02 is completing her PhD in Linguistics at the University of Chicago. With a grant from the National Science Foundation, she spent fall 2009 in Suriname conducting fieldwork on Sranan Tongo, a local creole language.

Cara Metell ’02 is Director of Creative Services for the Global Engagement and Outreach branch of MC Dean, an electrical/security/engineering company in Stuttgart, Germany.

Lindsay Aleo ’06 is International Account Manager for CBS in New York City.

Yanni Karalis ’06 has completed a PhD in International Management at King’s College in London, England.

Justin Laurion ’06 is pursing an MA in Education in Society at McGill University in Montreal, Canada.

Matt Reno ’06 is Managing Director of Chaski International LLC, a specialty foods export agency. Last fall Matt participated in a trade mission to India to promote U.S.-made organic gourmet foods.

Megan Breen ’07 recently completed a diploma program in multimedia at the University College Cork while in Ireland on a Rotary Club ambassadorial scholarship.

Katie Striffolino ’07 has been with Amnesty International USA since the fall of 2007. She is the International Advocacy Associate Director focusing primarily on Latin America and the Caribbean.

Tyler Walker ’08 participated in mono-ski competition at the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver, BC. To see Tyler’s story in the UNH Magazine online, go to: In addition, Tyler is a candidate for the Alumni Association Election of Officers 2010; please click here for details and to vote.