The Newsletter of UNH Global Engagement
Spring 2015

IA Alumni Around the World

Christine McFeeley Sprovieri ’94 has worked at Brown University since 2006. In June 2014, she became the global relations officer in the Office of Global Engagement. Her world regions include Brazil, Europe, and Africa.

Chris Moca ’92 spent 14 plus years at Boston University's International Students and Scholars office as an international student advisor and then as their SEVIS specialist. Now he is an international student advisor at Endicott College, “a much smaller office, but with a much bigger variety of services and responsibilities.” He adds “I have nothing but fond memories of my time at UNH. It’s great to read these updates. Keep up the good work.”

Betsy Blaisdell '99
Betsy Blaisdell ’99

Betsy Blaisdell ’99 left her role of 10-plus years leading sustainability at Timberland to join the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) as the Vice President of Products. In this new position, she leads the development of the Higg Index, which is the industry standard for measuring (and soon to be communicating) the impacts of our products, supply chains, and brand operations. Betsy works remotely, splitting her time between Portsmouth, NH and Munich, Germany Read Betsy's profile here >>

Emma Brown ’07 and Jake Howard ’07 are currently living in Hong Kong. Jake is working for an international adhesive manufacturer, Bemis World Wide, which is based in Massachusetts. He is managing the design and application branch in Hong Kong which focuses on sportswear, so he works closely with brands such as Nike, Lululemon, and Adidas that use adhesive in their products. Emma is finishing up her Masters of Education at Hong Kong University and doing a comprehensive study of student attitudes towards the environment. She also started her own business teaching yoga and hula hoop dance.


Hong Kong Harbor
Hong Kong Harbor
Jake Howard '07 and Emma Brown '07
Jake Howard '07 and Emma Brown '07

Brittany (Rittenberry) Voglino de Isa ’09 is an international strategic analyst for Liberty Mutual Insurance in Boston, MA. Read Brit's profile here >>

Melanie Condon ’10 went to Iceland in December for a vacation as well as to learn about the country's vast renewable energy resources (hydrothermal).

Brittany Rittenberry Vogline '09 at Wat Pho (Temple of the Reclining Buddha) in Bangkok, Thailand
Brittany Rittenberry Voglino '09 at Wat Pho (Temple of the Reclining Buddha) in Bangkok, Thailand
Melanie Condon '10 (l.) and friend enjoying the northern lights in Iceland
Melanie Condon '10 (l.) and friend enjoying the northern lights in Iceland

Jennifer Zullo ’10 has worked as a legal intern and is currently a J.D. candidate at Northeastern School of Law.

In December, Samantah Corti ’11 became associate director of events for the Western Region for National Brain Tumor Society in the Denver, CO area.

Katherine Pavone ’12 is is a senior fiscal policy analyst at Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Kvehl McDermott '13
Kvehl McDermott '13

Kvehl McDermott ’13 is working at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in NYC in the International Arbitration department. She participated in one arbitration at the Peace Palace in The Hague, Netherlands and another in London. This summer, Kvehl will transfer to the Brussels office for one year to work on Competition Law (the EU's version of Anti-Trust) and Mergers and Acquisitions. She hopes to attend law school upton returning to the U.S. Kvehl adds “I am so grateful that my career thus far has been so international and I credit it completely to my experience in IA at UNH.”

Brianna Cole ’14 works at DAI (Development Alternatives, Inc.), a contractor for USAID that implements international development projects abroad.