Oh, the Places You’ll Go – Alum Spotlights

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Business Profiles

Blair Brookman

Blair Brookman

Major: Management (now Global Business Leadership)

Year of Graduation: 2011

I am a Recruiter at Google. I get to talk to incredibly smart and interesting people and help them find new job opportunities within Google. Read More

Communication & Arts Profiles

Amy Pinder

Amy Pinder

MajorsEnglish Literature and Management (now Global Business Leadership)

Year of Graduation: 2013

I work with government clients to integrate the digital communications solution, GovDelivery Communications Cloud, in ways that relate back to success that can be measured Read More


Education Profiles

Alyssa Meuwissen

Alyssa Meuwissen

Major:  Psychology & Biology

Year of Graduation: 2012

I am a Research Associate at the Center for Early Education and Development, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. My current position involves planning, executing, analyzing, and communicating research and evaluation projects. Read More

Environmental & Science Profiles

Trace Christensen

Trace Christensen

Major(s): Biology

Year of Graduation: 1989

I currently work as a Senior Research and Development Specialist in the Electron Microscopy Core Facility at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.  My job is to work with research investigators to provide them with skills and expertise in electron microscopy and image analysis and apply these to their own research projects. Read More


Global Profiles

Ian Andersen

Ian Andersen

Major: Social Science

Year of Graduation: 1999

I recently wrapped up a season as an Assistant Coach/Goaltending Coach for a Norwegian professional ice hockey team called Lørenskog Ishockeyklubb. We played in the GET Ligaen. My job was to help develop and implement team strategy, as well as individual skill development with our goaltenders and defensemen.  Read More

Government Profiles

Erik Nagaoka

Major: History

Year of Graduation: 2013

As an investigator with FDA, I work to ensure the public health by conducting inspections of our domestic facilities and also protecting the port through import operations. Read More


Health & Medical Profiles

Margaret Peyton

Margart Peyton

Major: Peace Studies

Year of Graduation: 2013

My role involves supporting the development of a multi-generational and bilingual sexual health education program for Latinx families in the Twin Cities & Metro Area. I’m also responsible for collaborating with community partner agencies (like schools, churches, nonprofits) to host educational programming for parents and teens. My colleague leads the teen workshops, and I facilitate workshops on sexuality and parent-child communication with parents & guardians (in Spanish). Read More

Law Profiles

Danielle Liebl

Major: Theology and Peace Studies

Graduation Year: 2014

I am currently I second-year law student at the University of St. Thomas (I will forever be a Johnnies fan). Even though I am not a full-time employee, I do speak on a national level to educators and business professionals about the importance of inclusion for people with disabilities. Read More


Non-Profit & Human Services Profiles

Aleksandar Bundalo

Majors: Management 

Year of Graduation: 2008

Before I came at CSBSJU, I was working with Nesto Vise (NV), the same organization where I am now; I mainly handled finance and administration. Upon my graduation from CSBSJU, I returned to NV as a Business Consultant and Adviser to Executive Director. After a year, NV the Assembly asked me to take a position of Executive Director because the organization was struggling. It was a challenge for me so I said yes. Read More

Recreation & Sports Profiles

Joe Long

Major: Economics

Year of Graduation: 2001

My role with the Minnesota Twins is to service current Season Ticket Holders (STHs) with the goal of renewing and increasing revenue on each account year over year.  I currently work with approximately 900 STHs varying from corporations to individuals and families. Read More