Meet Our Graduates

If you are an English grad of CSB/SJU, or you know someone who is, please contact us at [email protected].

Attach a picture, your graduation year, and a short bio.

We would love to hear what you have been up to and cannot wait to see what you have been doing after college. 

Check out what our graduates are doing!

Graduate Profiles 


Sam Johnson '19

"The English department at SJU taught me to think critically about issues in my ever day life. It challenged me to listen first, ask questions, and always value the power of effective writing."

See what else Sam has to say!


Sydney Robinson '19

"There’s something powerful of turning your feelings to thoughts in a way that is healing. These classes will help you learn the basic/academic part of writing but will give you steppingstones to developing your own voice in whatever medium you use." 

See what else Sydney has to say!


 Luke Muyskens '14

"My favorite English class was a film studies course I took with Luke Mancuso. I already loved film, but that class taught me how it works. As a matter of fact, I liked it so much I signed up two semesters in a row—pissing off my advisor in the process." 

See what else Luke has to say!

  


  Maggie Sullivan '14

My English Department education "gave me the resources needed and an eye for detail. It also helped me get into grad school! " 

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  Brita Thielen '11

"My scholarly research keeps coming back to questions of identity—how we see ourselves, how others see us, and how writing contributes to both. Postcolonial Literature was one of the first times I was exposed to works and class conversations that dealt explicitly with these topics." 

See what else Brita has to say!

  


 

Graduate Bios


James Heidelberger '20 

James Heidelberger, a 2020 graduate of Saint John's University, was a Squad Lead Tester working with the Emu Team for Activision; recently reassigned to a new project! 

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Sam Johnson '19

Sam is currently completing his Master's in Sport Management through the University of Kansas online, as well as working full-time as an event operations coordinator at Prep Network. 

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  Sydney Robinson '19

Sydney is curently working as a Intercultural and International Student Services at CSBSJU. 

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Jack Wozniak '19

Jack is currently working in Public relations and the communications field.

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Mike Reilly '19

Mike will be serving in Tororo, Uganda with the Benedictine Volunteer Corps of Saint John's Abbey. During his year of service, he hopes to explore teaching and building for the community of Christ the King Priory.   

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Sara Kohl '19

Sara is currently attending Divine Mercy University for a Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.

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Sela Weber '19

Marisela will be teaching English India as an ETA as a Fulbright fellow.

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Maddie Krumel '19

Maddie is currently studying English literature at Syracuse University in New York

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Luke Olley '19

Luke is  spending a year of service at Tibati Abbey in Bogota, Colombia through the Benedictine Volunteer Corps. 

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Grace Bandel '19

Grace is currently pursuing her Masters in Educational Leadership while also teaching High School English in Milwaukee.

Read more about Grace!

  


Jamie McCarthy '18

Jamie McCarthy ('18) was accepted and started Law School on a full scholarships Fall 2020!

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Brie Baumert '18 

Brie has recently has been accepted to the Library and Information Science master’s program at Syracuse University with a scholarship.

Read more about Brie!

  


Ryan McCanna '18

Ryan currently works in Eagan, MN, as a Content Writer at FindLaw, a business of Thomson Reuters that provides online legal information and online marketing services for law firms.

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Gabe Kwan '18

Gabe is currently working as a Gary Eichten Fellow at Minnesota Public Radio.

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Tasha Stubeda '18

Tasha is an English teacher at Litchfield High School. 

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Rita Gangl '18

Rita is a middle school language arts teacher at Hennipen Middle School in Minneapolis.

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Drew Coulombe '18

Drew is currently working as a social media coordinator and copywriter for a marketing firm here in Minnesota, aptly named Skol Marketing.

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Kyle Munshower '18

Kyle is working at  a year long position with the Benedictine Volunteer Corps through the Saint John's Abbey. He'll be living and working in Rome, Italy at Collegio Sant'Anselmo. 

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Daniel McKeehan '18 

Daniel is currently teaching 7th grade English Language Arts at North View Middle School in the Osseo school district.

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Kaitlin Hiedelberger '17

Kaitlin working as an English teaching assistant in Caen (Normandy) with the TAPIF program in France. 

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Hanah Salto '17

Hannah is currently working at Rutger's Business College in Newark, NJ.

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Ben Gooley '16

Ben is currently in Santiago, Chile working as a volunteer with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps.

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Anne Gathje '16

Anne is working as an application developer at Securian Financial in St. Paul, MN. 

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Luke Muyskens '14

Luke is currently working on several television pilots and seeking representation for my television writing.

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Hannah Dolan '13

Following graduation, Hannah was hired to work in the Stearns County Attorney's Office working directly for the elected official as the Special Assistant to the County Attorney.

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Emily Gasperlin '13

Emily works in an Employer Relations role in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota.

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Amy Vander Heiden '12

Amy is currently teaching Grade 10 and 11 English in Melrose, MN.

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Brita Thielen '11

Brita is  currently a PhD Candidate in English at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH, where I teach undergraduate writing and conduct research at the intersections of rhetoric, identity, and food writing.

Read more about Brita!


Maggie Neibur '11

Maggie was accepted to the Masters in Teaching Program at Hamline University for Fall 2014.

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Stuart Pease '11

Stuart teaches English 9, English 11, and IB Literature & Performance at Minnetonka High School. 

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Jolene Brink '09

Jolene is currently working as a freelance writer. 

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Ashle Briggs Horton '06

Ashle is a full time freelance writer and editor.

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Elizabeth Dingmann'06

Elizabeth currently works in the publishing industry as a Project Manager for Augsburg Fortress Publishers and as a freelance editor.

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Stephanie Frerich '02

Stephanie is the Senior Editor at Penguin Random House.

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Dan Jost '95

Dan is one of five General Managers in the Sourcing Division of CH Robinson. 

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