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List of Alumni


LastFirstEmailGraduation YearSelect Accomplishments graduated with dual degrees in Law and EU Studies. He previously interned at the State of Illinois European Office in Brussels. Levi most recently worked for Illinois Business Consulting as a Project Manager.
AsbillMichelleasbill2@illinois.edu2013Michelle previously lived in Bulgaria for four years working with an NGO. She is currently pursuing her PhD in Social Work at UIUC.
BassettBergenbergen.bassett@gmail.com2012Bergen interned at the European Parliament in Brussels and was commissioned in the US Army in communications and military intelligence. She currently works at the DoD agency.
BolarisIlias2016Ilias Bolaris has studied Political Science and Public Administration at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece, and Law at the Faculty of Law at the European University of Cyprus in Nicosia. He wants to conduct research on international and business law as relating to Southeastern Europe and the Mediterranean basin.
Bueno (O'Dowd)Katiekatiebueno89@gmail.com2012Katie was awarded a FLAS Fellowship to study Portuguese. Her Master's Thesis was nominted for the Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools Award.
CartwrightNatalienataliecartwright3@gmail.com2013Natalie studied abroad in Turkey where she took language classes and conducted research. She currently works at Texas A&M University as a Study Abroad Advisor.
ClasbyCarolinecarrilyn90@gmail.com2015Caroline has previously studied and taught abraod in France and Morrocco. She was awarded a FLAS Fellowship to study Arabic.
ClemensLancelanceclemens@gmail.com2014Lance graduated with a joint MBA-MA degree. He received a FLAS Fellowship to study Bulgarian.
DuanMien (Emma)2016Mian (Emma) Duan graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Italian language and literature in 2005 from Nanjing Normal University, China. She then continued her education as a graduate student at the Universita’ Ca’Foscari Venezia in Italy. Since going back to China in 2006, she has been working for well-known Italian companies. In 2009, she was promoted to an office manager, making her part of the management team of a Fortune 500 company.
EndresChelsaychelsayendres@gmail.com2015Chelsay has previously studied abroad for a short time in Germany, the Czech Republic, Paris, France and Turkey. She was awarded FLAS Fellowships to study Turkish.
Heinze Adamheinz2@illinois.edu2012Adam has studied abroad in Portgual and Spain. He currently works at the Illinois campus Study Abroad Office.
HusbandAllyceallyce.husband@gmail.com2013Allyce previously interned at the U.S. Embassy in Paris in the Press Office. She currently works in Chicago in marketing and advertising.
JacksonChris2015Chris conducted primary research in Kosovo on the European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo.
KaiserSimone2014Simone previusly interned at the Cultural Forum of the Austrian Embassy in Washington D.C. She currently works for the Goethe-Institut Chicago.
LivelyAlexandraalexandra.lively@gmail.com2012Alexandra currently works as the Chicago News Bureau Chief reporting from the trading floor of the CME Group and is also an OSMTH UN Delegate.
NelsonMichaelmjnelsn2@illinois.edu2014Mike previously interned at the Fulbright Commission in Belgium and most recently received a scholarship to study at Stockholm University in Sweden.
Oliveira de AguiarRayaneraguiar87@gmail.com2015Coming from Brazil with a legal background, Rayane most recently served as a Research Associate at the Energy Biosciences Institute.
RosensteinBrentbmrosenstein@yahoo.com2014Brent was awarded multiple FLAS Fellowships to study Arabic and French. He is currently working on a second Master's degree at NYU.
TaylorWhitneywhitney.k.taylor@gmail.com2013Whitney previously completed a traineeship in the Transatlantic Relations unit at the European Parliament in Brussels. She is currently a Treasury Analyst for the Hewlett-Packard Company.
TurkLaurenlturk616@gmail.com2012Lauren received the Twenty First Century French Excellence Award in 2010 and a FLAS Fellowship to study advanced French. She has previously volunteered and studied abroad in Paris.
VassallaJerryjerry.vassalla@gmail.com2013Jerry completed his studies in 2013. A former Fulbright English Teaching Assistant in Germany, he also studied abroad in Spain and studied in Turkey as a FLAS Fellow.
VickstromErikvickstrom.erik@gmail.com2012Erik graduated with a joint MBA-MA degree. While at UIUC, he received the Scandinavian Departmental Excellence in Swedish Award, and was also awarded a fellowship to study intensive Swedish in Fränsta, Sweden.