Alumni & Friends

wrCurrent Students and Alumni Connect!

The RC alumni listed on this page are all willing to be contacted by current RC students. Email them about an internship you're thinking of pursuing, or to explore future employment.  Please identify yourself in the subject line as a current RC student so that your email is not deleted as spam.

Please let me know if any of the email addresses don't work.

Lisette Arsuaga - contact about non-profit management, strategic and multicultural marketing
Joseph Cialdella - contact about public humanities/history, museums, cultural heritage, non-profits, graduate school and ceramics. Joe is finishing a PhD in American Culture at the University of Michigan, and so may be available to meet face-to-face
Maddie Conway - contact about labor organizing, workers' rights, the food movement, the restaurant industry, and general career/path advice - all fields welcome
Ellen Dreyer - contact about writing and publishing fiction, working as a writing tutor, and the publishing field
Matt Forbeck - contact about writing, publishing, game design
Amy Czarnecki Gustine - contact about writing, publishing, and teaching literary fiction. Website: AmyGustine.com
Matt Hayek - contact about law, local government, Peace Corps
Malcolm Hein - contact about information technology support, aerial photography.
Kristin Herron - contact about museums/historic sites, non-profit arts, grants management, state and federal government careers in the arts, also for information about the possibility of an unpaid summer internship in grant management
Alison Kenyon - contact about anything theatre-related. Alison has spent time in the costume shops, as a theatrical electrician, and stage management, and has many friends who are actively involved in hiring at theatres or are capable of having meaningful conversations about what it's like to live the technical theatre lifestyle
Iris Meltzer - contact about grant-writing, program planning and development, strategic planning, collaboration, evaluation and careers in public health
Cole Merkel - contact about nonprofit, working with people experiencing homelessness/poverty, post-graduate service/Americorps (specifically about Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest)
Mark McClelland - contact about software development or creative writing
Mark Navarro - contact about Teach for American or educational non-profits
Elizabeth Parker - contact about media/publishing and freelance writing
Whitney Russell - contact about anthropology PhD programs and work in International NGOs
Elizabeth Bovair Schill - contact about careers in federal government, non-profit, consulting/business, world employment, human capital strategies, workforce planning and analysis, cybersecurity, international development, development economics, disabilities rights and employment, China/Tibet relations,obtaining a Master's Degree overseas
Ty Symroski - contact about careers in city/environmental planning
Barbara Twist - contact about independent filmmaking, non-profits, art house theaters, and film festivals
Rich Wallach - contact about social entrepreneurship, comprehensive community development (currently working on a project that will  repurpose abandoned schools as community centers),  urban planning
Nathaniel Warshay - contact about non-profit management, social work, homelessness, fundraising. See profile at nwarshay.wordpress.com
Tom Whittum - contact  about non-profits in the arts
Robin Wolfson
- contact about career areas in marketing, psychology, and entrepreneurial ventures

Welcome back to the RC!

One of the founding principles of the RC is that we are a community of life-long learning. This means that faculty in the RC don’t assume they know everything, even after teaching here for 30+ years. This means that when you walk around East Quad and the RC, everyone – from the maintenance crew to administrative staff to the trades-people – are seen as both teachers and students. This means that when our students graduate into the larger world, they leave equipped with a permanent curiosity and humility – great tools to keep you learning all the time.

This also means that we want you to get involved and stay connected to the RC community of life-long learning.

There are many ways to participate. Click on the links below to learn more: