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China Connections

  • Michelle Chang (CSB '16), Grad Student International Development (Concordia University, California) Email: [email protected]
  • Eric P. Lane (SJU '13), Teaching abroad (BeiBei) Email: [email protected]
  • Matthew L. Laine (SJU '11), English teacher (Southwest University) Email: [email protected]
  • An Doan (CSB '07) wrote an Asia-related honors thesis and interned at an organization in China and Hong Kong which helps Chinese universities globalize their curricula.  Currently, she is studying intensive Chinese in Beijing in preparation for undertaking graduate studies in Chinese affairs.
  • Philip Benusa (SJU '06), an individualized Asian Studies major, interned at a Hong Kong-based American firm and now pursues Asian business for Crown.
  • Matthew Bonham (SJU '06) taught at Southwest University in China and subsequently worked for a Minnesota company in China.
  • Joseph Fuschetto (SJU '06) taught in China for several years and now practices law.
  • Paul Wegerson (SJU '05) taught for Maryknoll in China, edited an English-language newspaper in southern China, and now works in Beijing for Burson-Marsteller, which promoted the 2008 Beijing Olympics. 
  • Ryo Aikawa (SJU '04) studied in China and now runs his father's Japan-based business in Shanghai.
  • Charles Hipp (SJU '04) founded and taught at a primary school in China, worked as a consultant in Beijing, and is now a manager for Ecolab in China. 
  • Ryan Heinz (SJU '04) co-founder of and teacher at the school referenced above.
  • Jeff Fellman (SJU '04) taught in China and now runs a North Dakota-based consulting firm which helps American companies enter the China market.
  • Sophie Mohan (CSB '04) took an M.A. degree in Chinese Studies at The Johns Hopkins' University School of Advanced International Studies.
  • Jessica M. Davis (CSB '04), taught English at Central South Forestry University in China's Hunan province, where she organized a pen pal exchange between students there and at CSB/SJU.
  • Ross Anderson (SJU '03) is President of Midwest Rubber - Asia, based in Shanghai.
  • James Polga (SJU '03) studied and taught in China and coordinated community outreach programs at the University of Minnesota's China Center.
  • Anthony Sandeen (SJU '03) took Asian Studies courses and became Director of Global Marketing for the Mobile Division of Amphenol Corporation in Hong Kong.
  • Ryan Tauer (SJU '02) taught for Maryknoll in China and is now working in Asia-related publishing.
  • Therese Albertson (CSB '01), an individualized Asian Studies major (with a senior thesis on the role of CSB's Benedictine sisters at China's Furen University), studied and taught in China, did an M.A. in management and Asian Studies at the University of California, San Diego, worked for an international accounting firm in Beijing, and helped Best Buy set up operations in China.
  • Kate Francis (CSB '01) taught with her husband, Mike Boerboom, for Maryknoll in China and took her M.A. degree in Chinese Studies at the Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University.
  • Shaun Crumb (SJU '01) taught for Maryknoll in China, worked in SJU's Campus Ministry office, and is now studying for the Maryknoll priesthood.
  • Joseph Tinguely (SJU '01) was commencement speaker for his graduating class, taught for Maryknoll in China, and attended medical school.
  • Eleise Jones (CSB '98) studied and taught for Maryknoll in China, took an M.A. in Chinese Studies at the London School of Oriental and African Studies, served as Associate Editor of Cheng & Tsui, a prestigious Boston-based publisher of Asian Studies books, and now directs the Asia Society's nationwide China Learning Initiatives Program.
  • Timothy Berglund (SJU '97), an individualized Asian Studies major, taught English in Japan and now manages a manufacturing plant in southern China.
  • Tony Nicklow (SJU '96) served as intern and then employee at the U.S. embassy in Beijing for several years.
  • Mike Ludwig (SJU '95) managed a manufacturing plant in southern China.