The UNH Center for International Education Newsletter
Spring 2012

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

Carol Dolin (’88) Buckley has been a practicing RN in Connecticut. In May, she will return to school at New Britain School of Nurse Anesthesia to pursue her master's and CRNA (Certified Registerd Nurse Anesthetist).

Jutta Kalberer ('92) Young and husband
Jutta Kalberer (’92) Young and husband

Jutta Kalberer (’92) Young writes from South Carolina where she works as the Agency Policy, Performance-based Standards (PbS), and PREA (Prison Rape Elimination Act) Coordinator for the SC Department of Juvenile Justice. In addition, she is a Volunteer Guardian ad Litem for Richland County CASA, an Educational Consultant and Tutor for Club Z! Tutoring, and a Big Sister for the Big Brothers Big Sisters program.

Christine Rice-Connor ’93 and her husband taught for five years overseas at international schools in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia and Guatemala City, Guatemala. They recently returned to the U.S. and are now school teachers in San Diego.

Michael Maynard '99 shaking hands with President Afewerki of Eritrea
Michael Maynard '99 shaking hands with President Afewerki of Eritrea

Harold Mendez ’96 recently visited campus as part of CIE's Happy Returns Program (read more), which brings distinguished IA alumni back to campus to talk about the impact of the International Affairs dual major with students and community members. Harold has focused his efforts on the growing Latino presence in sports and is founder and and president of ESTRELLA Management International. He is poised to open the Dominican Republic Sports and Education Academy this fall, as an alternative to the sports factories prevalent in the DR today.

Michael Maynard ’99 writes from Uganda where he is involved with corporate strategy and business development for QCIL, a Ugandan company having WHO pre-qualification for Good Manufacturing Practices to manufacture ACT (malaria) & ARV (HIV/AIDS) pharmaceutical products.

Amy Burrows ’00 recently traveled to Kenya with her organization, The School for Field Studies. SFS is a leader in environmental field studies abroad and Amy's role is Academic Liaison and manager of SFS-University relations.

Amy Burrows ’ and local children in Kimana, Kenya
Amy Burrows ’00 and children in Kimana, Kenya

Chelsea Conaboy ’04 is a health reporter for the Boston Globe. Named UNH's 2012 Donald Murray Visiting Journalist, she recently visited campus to present “10 Years in a Newsroom: The Things I've Found Worth Fighting For” (read more).

Michael Allard ’07 is on his way to the Republic of Georgia to teach English for the U.S. Peace Corps. He will undergo three months of training in country, then serve until July 2014. Congratulations to Michael and good luck!

Emma Brown ’07 is currently in Rishikesh, India undergoing a yoga teacher training course while husband Jacob Howard ’07 is studying logistics, sales, and market research for an internship with a company in Hong Kong.

Nicole Chalifoux ’07 in Florence, Italy

Nicole Chalifoux ’07 is currently living in Florence, Italy and getting her MA in Italian Language and Linguistics at Middlebury College/University of Florence. She is also working for an Italian magazine as a field reporter, gathering facts and stories in Italian for the magazine that is then written in both English and Italian. The intention of the magazine is to encourage ex-pats or English-speaking non-natives of Florence to venture off the Renaissance path of the city and see the real Italy that still exists here (and all of Tuscany).

Nicole Eckert (’07) Bump is a marketing and communications manager for Nulife Med in Manchester, New Hampshire.

Michael Allard '07
Michael Allard '07

Alex LeBaron ’07 works for VISTA in the Boston Public Schools and is also an improv instructor at Arlington Children’s Theater in MA.

Christine Leonard ’07 is a Captain in the U.S. Air Force, currently serving as an Intelligence Officer with the Airborne Warning and Control System in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Since graduating, Patrick Nearing ’08 has been working as a civilian structural engineer for the United States Navy, first at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine and for the last year and a half, at a Naval Detachment run by PNS in San Diego, California.

Agnieszka Gloskowski '09 at Place St. Gery in Brussels, Belgium
Agnieszka Gloskowski ’09 at Place St. Gery in Brussels, Belgium

Joel Verrill ’08 is a staff sergeant in the Utah Air National Guard and just returned from a deployment to Qatar with the Air Force, which included a stop in Spain. He enjoyed touring the cities of Seville, Cadiz, Rota, and Andalucia! Joel has another career as an insurance producer for Futurity First Insurance Group in Salt Lake City.

Agnieszka Gloskowski ’09 is living in Brussels, Belgium where she works as an International Graduate Trainee for the Delhaize Group. This training program consists of three 6-month rotations in different overseas locations and is designed to develop global leaders. The Delhaize Group operates in many countries, including Serbia, Belgium, the US, Romania, Greece and Indonesia.

Yuliya Salata (’09) Borowski is assistant director of Graduate Admissions at Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Chelsea Amato ’10 works in the HR Strategy Division at Daichi Sankyo in Tokyo.

Kate Chisholm '11 (r.) and her counterpart, Claudette Johnson at the Peace Corps swearing-in ceremony in Guyana
Kate Chisholm '11 (r.) and her counterpart at the Peace Corps swearing-in ceremony in Guyana

After graduation, Jordan Caley ’10 moved to Merida, Mexico where she volunteered at a public health NGO, taught English at a primary school, and worked for an educational travel company. Recently, she returned to the U.S. to begin a low-residency M.A. in International Education at the School for International Training (SIT) while also working as an Immigration Services Assistant at U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services in their Jacksonville, FL Field Office.

Dimitri Kalinin ’10 works for Enterprise Rent-a-Car in Providence, Rhode Island.

Kate Chisholm ’11 is currently serving with the U.S. Peace Corps in Guyana as a community health promoter at a small health center. Having just finished training, she hopes to integrate quickly into her new community as well as starting a national healthy living magazine.

John Lennon '11 with his middle school class
John Lennon '11 with his middle school class

Sarah Feehan ’11 will be teaching English in Japan through Amity; she will be stationed in Kurashiki, in southern Japan. Perhaps Sarah and Chelsea Amato could meet up in Japan sometime!

John Lennon ’11 is teaching English at an academy (called “hagwons” in Korean) in Daegu, South Korea.

Emma Prichard ’11 is spending the year traveling around the North-Central United States working with AmeriCorps NCCC. As of April she and her team are serving at YMCA Storer Camps in Jackson, Michigan, working with the campers and removing invasive plant species. They will be moving on to another project in May.