The alumni listed here have volunteered to answer questions that SOAN students may have about careers or graduate school. 

Our alumni are a great resource — don’t be afraid to contact them! They can share their own experiences with you and offer information, ideas and maybe even the names of other people to contact.

P.S. If you are a SOAN alum and would like to be listed here or update an existing profile, Edit Your Profile.

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  • Introduce yourself and explain how your interests intersect with theirs.
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  • After you receive a response, send a thank you note! And make sure to follow up with your contact if he or she expresses interest in your progress.
  • Have fun making connections — these alumni volunteered because they want to help you.
  • For more tips on contacting alumni, read through the Career Center’s pages on networking.

Arts/Museums

Phil S.C. Chan ’06

Sociology/Anthropology, Dance

IVY, Arts and Culture Director

Elizabeth A. Mills ’97

Sociology/Anthropology

The Metropolitan Opera, Assistant Production Manager

Business/Finance/Sales

Kim Aasland ’86

Sociology/Anthropology

Judson International School, Director of Admissions and Marketing

Eryn H. Carter ’94

Sociology/Anthropology

Million Dollar Round Table, Director, Global Markets

Sheila E. Cooke ’83

Sociology/Anthropology

5 Deep Limited, Consultant

Sophie L. Glassford ’16

Sociology/Anthropology, WGSTC

R.J. Ryan Construction, Project Engingeer

Shayna R. Gleason ’17

Sociology/Anthropology

Southwestern Pennsylvania Partnership for Aging, PULSE, Coord. of Age-Friendly Pittsburgh Initiative/PULSE Fellows

Yijun He ’17

Mathematics/Statistics, Sociology/Anthropology

Marxent Labs, Product Analyst

Samantha A. Kemper ’14

Sociology/Anthropology

Carmichael Lynch, Media Planner

Edward Liebow, Ph.D. ’75

Sociology/Anthropology

American Anthropological Association, Executive Director

Christopher H. Purdy ’88

Sociology/Anthropology

DKT International, President

Mary L. Reames ’91

Sociology/Anthropology

Leonardo Academy, Sustainability Project Manager

Krystal C. Stackhouse ’09

Sociology/Anthropology

Genesys Works, Sr. Program Manager

Communications/Media

Elizabeth Lewis, Ph.D. ’02

Sociology/Anthropology

Indeed, Inc., Content Marketing Manager

Education (Higher Ed)

Cheryl M. Allendoerfer ’90

Sociology/Anthropology

Sonya R. Huber ’93

Sociology/Anthropology

Fairfield University, Associate Professor

Colin Justin ’10

Sociology/Anthropology

Whitman College, Instructional Technologist for the Humanities

Erin E. Quigley ’03

Archaeology, Sociology/Anthropology

Maine Island Trail Association, Membership Director

Daniel J. Read ’12

Sociology/Anthropology

University of Georgia, Graduate Student

Brian Swann ’03

Sociology/Anthropology

Carleton College, Sr. Assist. Dean of Admis. & Coord. of Internat. Recruit.

Education (Pre K-12)

Carey (Hartin) Dukes ’96

Sociology/Anthropology

Unknown, Teacher

Sophie E. Kerman ’08

Sociology/Anthropology

Saint Paul Academy and Summit School, Upper School French Teacher

Mary C. Paulette ’11

Educational Studies, Sociology/Anthropology

Edwardsville Elementary, School Counselor

Sarah M. Prather ’11

Sociology/Anthropology

Mawar Sharon Christian School, Sociology and English Teacher

Environment/Agriculture

Rui Su ’16

Sociology/Anthropology

Harvard Graduate School of Design, Master in Urban Planning Candidate

Katherine E. Tollefson ’99

Sociology/Anthropology

NOCA Planning + Design, Landscape Architect

Government/Public Service

Hannah Nayowith ’16

Sociology/Anthropology, Educational Studies

U.S. House of Representatives, Director of Operations

Ankita Verma ’17

Educational Studies, Sociology/Anthropology

Minnesota Attorney General’s Office

Healthcare

Drewallyn B. Riley, MPH ’05

Sociology/Anthropology, WGSTC

Oregon Health Authority, Continuous Quality Improvement Coordinator

Emily R. Scotto ’15

Sociology/Anthropology, WGSTC

Annex Teen Clinic, Sexuality Educator

Joseph Sigrin ’10

Sociology/Anthropology, Cross-Cultural Studies

Davita Integrated Kidney Care, Manager, Care Delivery Information

Info Systems/Technology/Library

Jason Hallen ’08

Sociology/Anthropology

Carleton College, Circulation Librarian & Library Technology Coordinator

Other Careers

Mary D. Buswell ’15

Sociology/Anthropology

(research laboratory)

Lydia Chu ’17

Sociology/Anthropology

Victoria H. Dan ’15

Sociology/Anthropology

Torre M. Edahl ’14

Sociology/Anthropology, Dance

Self Employed, Independent Performer and Choreographer

Hart R. Hornor ’16

Sociology/Anthropology

Jonathan E. Ice ’72

Sociology/Anthropology

Emily M. Lamberty ’14

LTAMC, Sociology/Anthropology

Kathryn L. LeTourneau ’97

Sociology/Anthropology

inroads, Research & Operations Director

Gwendolyn M. Neumeister ’12

Sociology/Anthropology

David J. Oser ’71

Sociology/Anthropology

Craft3, CFO

Katherine A. Shaffer ’15

Sociology/Anthropology

Westmoreland Volunteer Corps/Pregnancy Aid Center, Volunteer

Milah L. Xiong ’14

Sociology/Anthropology

Peace Corps/AmeriCorps/Teach for America

Mo Vue ’14

Educational Studies, Sociology/Anthropology

College Possible, Junior High School Coach

Science/Lab Research

Elizabeth A. Durham ’12

French and Francophone Studies, Sociology/Anthropology

Princeton University, PhD Student

Hope M. Harvey ’09

Sociology/Anthropology

Cornell University, Postdoctoral Associate

Blake D. Ratner ’92

Sociology/Anthropology

Collaborating for Resilience / CGIAR, Executive Director

Carol S. Trosset ’81

Sociology/Anthropology

Self Employed

Social Service/Advocacy

George D. King, Jr. ’76

Sociology/Anthropology

The Cities of Refuge – Dallas, Senior Pastor

Jennifer E. McCann ’00

Sociology/Anthropology, WMSTC

Baltimore City Public Schools, School Social Worker

Kristin J. Mellstrom ’94

Political Economy, Sociology/Anthropology

Hennepin County, Principle Planning Analyst

Mara E. Pugh ’18

Women’s and Gender Studies, Sociology/Anthropology

(unknown)

Lawrence Scofield ’67

Sociology/Anthropology, Psychology

St. Paul Lutheran Church, Interim Pastor

Dawn J. Thomas ’16

Sociology/Anthropology

Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest & Hawaiian Islands, Community Outreach Educator