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Oh, the Places You’ll Go – Alum Profiles

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Business Profiles

Jacquelyn Wegmann

Jacquelyn Wegmann

Major: Economics
Year of Graduation: 2008
I'm a Web Analyst at Thomson Reuters in Eagan, MN.  As such, I analyze traffic on our eCommerce site-where visitors to our site are coming from, what pages they land on, how they navigate around the site, which elements on our pages help or hinder the customer experience, etc. 

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Communication & Arts Profiles

Sarah Tukua

Sarah Tukua

Major: Communication
Year of Graduation: 2003
I'm in a leadership position at a successful independently owned advertising agency in Melbourne, Australia where I work on some of Australia's most iconic brands. It's a fantastic way to learn about the country, its culture and elements of its economy.

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Education Profiles

 Kia Lor

Kia Lor

Major: Communication
Graduation Year: 2013
I provide leadership to Wesleyan University's language program, within the framework of global studies, through assessment and programming efforts.  In developing the tools to identify what growth our students make, in both second language acquisition and intercultural competency.

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Environmental & Science Profiles

Matt Boys

Matt Boys

Major: Management, Business Administration
Year of Graduation: 2011
I currently serve on the Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability team at Best Buy Co., Inc. On the CR&S team, I act as a consultant and project manager to three functions: Carbon Emission Reporting, Electronics Recycling and Environmental Compliance.

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Global Profiles

Bryan Koontz

Major: Political Science
Year of Graduation: 1990
The really interesting thing about the Foreign Service is that your day really depends on the job you are filling at that time. Currently, I am working as a Consular Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Beirut.  In this position, I have the opportunity to interact with people from Lebanon and other places who want to travel to the U.S. to live as Legal Permanent Residents, many with the hope of one day becoming American citizens. 
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Government Profiles

Matt Pahl

Matt Pahl

Major: History
Year of Graduation: 2005
I am the Director of the Policy, Measurement and Innovation Division at the New Mexico Public Education Department.  In this position, I lead the department in its efforts with the state legislature, run innovative new educational programs in conjunction with school districts and charter schools across the state and measure the development and impact of programs across the department and state. 

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Health & Medical Profiles

Megan Buerman

Megan Buerman

Majors: Nutrition
Year of Graduation: 2011
As an Exercise Physiologist, I currently work specifically with cardiac patients recovering from a heart attack, stent placement, cardiac bypass surgery, valve replacement surgery, heart failure, etc. I provide an exercise prescription individualized to each patient which includes the frequency of how many times per week they will exercise in our cardiac rehab, intensity of exercise, time or duration of exercise and type of exercise.

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Law Profiles

Calista Menzhuber

Calista Menshuber

Majors: Philosophy
Year of Graduation: 2000
I work for a legal publishing company that provides a wide variety of legal research materials and creates tools to help attorneys manage their daily tasks.  I'm currently part of a group focused on creating practical guidance for attorneys. My role as a Product Developer has been varied but much of my recent work has been with developers building an editorial publishing tool which publishes our content to our legal research site.

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Non-Profit & Human Services Profiles

Ed Heisler

Majors: English and Peace Studies
Year of Graduation: 2006
I have been the Community Education Coordinator at the Safe Haven Shelter for Battered Women in Duluth, MN, since I graduated from SJU in 2006.  My job is to provide education on the dynamics of domestic violence and resources that are available to victims in the Duluth area.  I also work with campuses, businesses, and other organizations to strategize and implement effective intervention and primary prevention policies and procedures as they connect to violence against women.

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Recreation & Sports Profiles

Jennifer Bruns Myers

Jennifer Bruns Myers

Major: Psychology
Year of Graduation: 2003
As the Director of Healthy Living, I oversee the aquatics, personal training and group fitness departments at our local YMCA.  I provide leadership, program development and implementation, and education on a variety of healthy living topics.  I also provide 10 hours/week of hands-on service, including teaching fitness classes, personal training & lifeguarding. 

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