Class Notes 2019

February 05, 2019

 

  • William Berkery, BA ’18, is sticking around GW auditing both Greek and Latin classes while he applies to graduate programs. He is also working full time as a server at America Eats Tavern and working part time for ASOR as a media consultant.
  • Hilary Bonn, BA ’16, recently graduated from NYU’s master’s program in museum studies. Throughout her time there, she focused on fundraising and development, interning at the American Museum of Natural History and the Guggenheim Museum. She has just begun a new position as a development associate at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art.
  • Katherine Bradshaw, BA ’16, MA ’17, is in her second year of a master’s in Greek and Latin at the University of Maryland and planning to become a high school Latin teacher upon graduation.
  • Joshua Cohen, BA ’16, has been working at the Department of Justice on justice-sector assistance to the Middle East and North Africa since graduating in 2016. In August 2018, he began a rotation in the Office of the Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division.
  • Katherine Cunningham, BA ’13, is now pursuing a dual MBA/MS at the University of Michigan focused on how the private sector can advance climate action. She was previously working at the nonprofit Americans for Peace Now and Later as a consultant for USAID's Global Climate Change Office.
  • Aly DesRochers, BA ’12, completed an MA in archives and public history from New York University, worked as an archivist in an art and design archive in New York and worked as a grants specialist at the Institute of Museum and Library Services providing federal grants to libraries and archives across the country. In early 2018, she accepted a position as digital collections specialist at the Library of Congress in a newly created unit that works to care for and provide access to the library's collections in digital formats.
  • Daniel Ericson, BA ’02, is senior counsel in the Federal Reserve Board's Legal Division, having practiced law there since 2010. He is also a professorial lecturer in political science at GW, teaching constitutional law.
  • Roe Granger, BA ’15, is currently attending Villanova University's Charles Widger School of Law and, upon graduation, hopes to represent companies in the Middle East.
  • Colleen Hegarty, BA ’15, is currently in her second year at Harvard University's Center for Middle Eastern Studies and will be graduating with a master's degree in Middle Eastern Studies this upcoming May.
  • Michael Jacobs, BA ’08, is a program manager with IBM Corporate Citizenship and focuses on pro bono development and delivery of technology for social good. Previously, he held product management and analyst roles at New York City Transit and Booz Allen Hamilton.
  • Jordan Lesser-Roy, BA ’16, is now working for a civilian protection focused NGO, the Center for Civilians in Conflict (CIVIC). Her portfolio covers the MENA region and she uses her Arabic interacting with teams from Yemen and Iraq each day.
  • Guoshi Li, BA ’16, after a year working at the GW Museum and Textile Museum as a research assistant for the upcoming exhibition, "Woven Interiors: Early Medieval Textiles of the Eastern Mediterranean," began an MA program in classical languages at Columbia University. He is currently working on his MA thesis, tentatively titled “Alpinae tricaeque: Biopolitical Arithmetics and Raw Material(ity) in Martial's Xenia and Apophoreta.”
  • Emily Marcus, BA ’15, after one year teaching Latin at D.C.'s School Without Walls and one year working as an administrative assistant at Northeastern University's Department of English, entered the MFA program in creative writing at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, with a focus in fiction. There, she has been teaching college writing and crafting stories largely inspired by her undergraduate studies in classics. 
  • Sarah Margolis, BA ’14, BS ’14, is completing her master’s in economics at Columbia University this fall.
  • Robin Pokorski, BA ’14, after a year working at George Washington's Mount Vernon as events and protocol assistant, began a PhD program in medieval history at Northwestern University. She recently arrived in Germany on a year-long Fulbright fellowship and will be conducting dissertation research in archives in Freiburg and Munich. Her research focuses on Dominican nuns in 15th century southern Germany, examining their social networks and thriving manuscript trade during a period of monastic reform.
  • Kirby Rousseau, BA ’17, is pursuing a JD at the George Washington University Law School.
  • Danielle Tyson, BA ’13, continued her studies and received a MA in museum studies from GW after completing her BA in art History and archaeology. She is now the assistant director of membership and annual giving at the George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum.
  • Jonathan Warner, BA ’12, after earning an MA in classical languages at the University of Georgia, began a PhD program in ancient history at Cornell University, where he is currently in his fifth year. He is working on his dissertation, which focuses on martial imagery in late-antique texts and explores how conceptions of military service affected the society of the Later Roman Empire.
  • Katherine Williamson, BA ’15, is currently enrolled at the University at Albany in their dual master's program, studying public history and information science with an archives focus. She is also a graduate assistant at the university and plans on graduating at the end of 2019.
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