Oh, the Places You’ll Go – Alum Spotlights

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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.  I then use this data to present a comprehensive picture to business partners and marketers to show how various marketing campaigns or sections of our site are performing. Read More

Communication & Arts Profiles

Megan Junius

Megan Junius

MajorsArt

Year of Graduation: 1999

I am currently the President and Creative Director at Peter Hill Design. We are a branding, design and marketing firm in Minneapolis. We work with a variety of clients, large corporations and small start-ups. Our work includes various creative projects from identity and logo design, to website development, annual reports, TV and online advertising to trade show booths and package design. Read More

 

Education Profiles

Catherine Krause

Major(s):  Elementary Education, Concentration in Mathematics

Year of Graduation: 2007

As an assistant principal, I work primarily with student discipline. This includes being present during lunches, transition times, and in classrooms. Then, being able to communicate with teachers, students, and parents effectively to administer consequences for actions. It also is giving me the opportunity to work closely with the principal to make effective curriculum changes, observe teachers, and many other administrative tasks. Read More

Environmental & Science Profiles

Jill Pyatt

Jill Pyatt

Major(s): Biology

Year of Graduation: 2009

I currently work as a field ecologist for the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON). Within the organization, I work as an instrumentation technician that maintains and monitors ecological and climatological sensors mounted on towers at various field sites in northern Wisconsin. NEON’s towers extend above the forest canopy and into the soil, measuring the physical and chemical properties of atmosphere-related processes like weather and ecosystem gas exchange. Read More

 

Global Profiles

 

Kia Marie Lor

Major: Communication

Minor: English

Year of Graduation: 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, I play a crucial role for Wesleyan's campaign to mainstream language learning within the liberal arts. This is a brand new position at Wesleyan University, if not unique, highly unusual.  It represents a golden opportunity for someone like me to help define the Center for Global Studies and thereby make my mark in the field of global education. Read More

Government Profiles

Erik Nagaoka

Major(s): History

Year of Graduation: 2013

I am currently the Campaign Manager on a State House race in Washington. My work involves fundraising and field organizing, in an effort to ensure my candidate is elected. Read More

 

Health & Medical Profiles

Matt Lerick

Major: Chemistry

Year of Graduation: 2016

My assignment is at the Chicago Department of Public Health's Immunization Program where I work with providers to help ensure there is proper storage and handling of their federally funded vaccines. Read More

Law Profiles

Jocelyn Sullivan

Major: Theater

Minor: Manegement

Graduation Year: 2012

I am a military attorney for the Air Force currently stationed at Cannon Air Force Base in New Mexico.  I prosecute members of the Air Force who violate the Uniform Code of Military Justice (military laws), and I advise commanders on disciplinary matters. Read More

 

Non-Profit & Human Services Profiles

Kristine Johnson Fortman

Kristine Fortman

Major: English

Year of Graduation: 1991

As chief executive officer of the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation, the Roseville, Minnesota, native has helped build a local and national brand for one of the state’s most active cardiovascular health care research organizations. Read More

Recreation & Sports Profiles

Anne Doepner

Anne Doepner

Major: French

Year of Graduation: 2001

Right out of CSB, she did use her major, working for a travel company that coordinated high-school trips to France. After a couple of years doing that, she worked for a company that catered PGA Tour events. Read More