UHP Alumni Panel: The After(graduation)life

14 Feb

Have you ever wondered what UHP Alums do after graduating? Are you feeling stressed about the seemingly endless choices after graduation – but the lack of concrete job opportunities? Want to learn how to live as an Honors student in the “adult” world? Join UHP alums from 1994 through 2011 as they discuss their various journeys from Honors freshman to where they are now – and the meandering path in between. The alums will discuss their careers, travel, graduate school, and show that life is an adventure where opportunities arise when least expected.

When: Tuesday, February 28, 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Where: UHP Club Room, 714 21st Street NW
How: RSVP on Facebook! Light refreshments will be served. 

For bios of the speakers, read on…

Marc Eisenberg, CCAS ’94, graduated from the University Honors Program with a major in American Studies. Marc is currently the Executive Director of the Washington Bach Consort and founder of the DC Music Salon, a free film & book series about music in Washington, DC featuring discussions with expert guests.

Emily Danyluk, ESIA ’98, began by pursuing a career in economics and worked at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.  However, after earning an MS in Economics from The University of Wisconsin-Madison, she joined the US Peace Corps.  After spending two years (05-07) in Kazakhstan working on various NGO-strengthening projects, her service ended, but she wasn’t ready to go home. In 2007, Emily began working in Russia at American Councils:  first as a participant recruiter and then as Office Director for the Ural Mountains and Siberian regions. In October 2010, she transferred to her current position as Senior Program Officer, Secondary School Programs in American Councils’ DC office where she supports international exchange students participating in US-funded scholarship programs for high school students (and enjoys preparing those students for their adventures).

Paula Katrina Drago, ESIA ’09, graduated from the University Honors Program summa cum laude. From 2009-2011, she served as a Corps Member and then, Team Leader, in the AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC). During her two years of service with NCCC she worked with non-profits all over the country and lived in New Orleans, Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, central Oregon, and the Seattle Area (to name a few). Since September 2011, she has been working with Habitat for Humanity as an AmeriCorps member. When her term of service ends in July, she hasn’t the slightest what she’ll do next.

Calder Stembel, CCAS ’11, graduated from the University Honors Program summa cum laude. Over the past four years, he has worked or volunteered in information technology, theatre, higher education, nonprofit development, and healthcare consulting. He currently works for the Advisory Board Company in Washington, DC and volunteers with Camp Kesem.


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