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Here is what some Global Studies students have been up to since their graduation from CSUMB.

Helen Kania - Global Studies major

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Helen Kania - Global Studies major

B.A. Global Studies - CSU Monterey Bay (2013) M.Sc. International Politics - Trinity College Dublin (2014)

I recently finished my masters degree at Trinity College Dublin, in Dublin, Ireland. My research explored my interest in agricultural policy and the politicization of food. My dissertation focused on the difference in public opinions of GMOs in Britain and France in my paper titled "A Comparative Study of French and British Agricultural Policy and Public Opinions Concerning Genetically Modified Organisms". I am currently working in the financial sector in San Diego, employed by Artemis Consulting as a financial analyst. I aid the government as a private contractor with spend plans and help provide financial advice for the U.S. Navy's annual budget.

Kim Amador - Global Studies major

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Kim Amador - Global Studies major

B.A. Global Studies, magna cum laude with distinction - CSU Monterey Bay (2012) M.Sc. Gender and International Relations - University of Bristol (2013)

I completed my Master's degree in Gender and International Relations at the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom in the fall of 2013. My research interests included global environmental politics, Latin American politics, masculinities and femininities in international relations, and global policies against domestic violence. My dissertation examined the intersection between U.S. domestic violence laws and immigration laws with a focus on Latin American immigrants. When I wasn't busy studying, I traveled around the U.K. and continental Europe as often as I could. Currently I work part time as the Associate Editor for The Women's International Perspective (www.thewip.net), a global news source dedicated to publishing the perspectives of women, and as an Adaptive Life Skills and Social Skills teacher for youth with special needs at an after school program based in Salinas. During the Spring 2015 semester, I became a guest lecturer in the Global Studies department for GS 350: Global Gender Issues (4 units): Gender/Violence in Global Life.

Tacia Williams - Global Studies Major

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Tacia Williams - Global Studies Major

B.A. Global Studies - CSU Monterey Bay (2012) M.A. Sociology of Education - New York University (2014)

Prior to graduating from NYU, I was given the opportunity to teach movement and study traditional Ugandan dances through NYU's Dance Education program. This life changing experience is just one example of how my journey to be an educator has deepened my passion for movement. My full-time role as an Urban Education Tutor Corps Fellow with Great Oaks has allowed me to be immersed in the field and to better gauge the next steps in my journey to be a specialist in movement and dance for students of all abilities. Reflecting on these experiences, I am deeply grateful for my TRiO SSS family-Jesus and Omar, Micha Dalton with McNair, the EOP program-Carina and my professors-Dr. Poethig and Dr. Anderson for always helping me reach higher.

Andrew Worcester - Global Studies major

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Andrew Worcester - Global Studies major

B.A. Global Studies - CSU Monterey Bay (2012) M.A. in Central and South-Eastern European Studies from University College London (2013)

I received my Master of Arts in Central and South-Eastern European Studies from the School of Slavonic and East European Studies at University College London. I then moved to Douglasville, GA to complete an AmeriCorps term with Youth Villages Inner Harbour, a residential facility for youth with emotional and behavioral issues. I provided educational support, extra-curricular planning, and community engagement activities for special-needs youth as well as local non-profits. I am in my second term with the AmeriCorps and living in Seward, AK. As a part of the Friends of the Jesse Lee Home/The Balto School, a historical preservation society with the goal of opening a leadership school for Alaskan youth, I am currently designing the future school’s curriculum for their extra-curricular activities.

Janet Jacquier - Peace Studies minor

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Janet Jacquier - Peace Studies minor

B.A. Human Communication - CSU Monterey Bay (2012)

I graduated CSUMB with a human communication degree with a concentration in Peace Studies.All of my Peace Studies courses were completed in the Global Studies department. Following graduation, I worked professionally at CSUMB as the Otter Cross Cultural Center Peer Mentor Advisor. I am now in my second year of my Master's program, at Oregon State University, studying college administration and higher education. I plan to work for 2-3 years before pursuing an EdD in College Administration or Social Justice Education. My goal is to seek in social justice, multicultural, and diversity work in higher education.

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