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Our Alumni

Welcome to the alumni page! Learn about the many opportunities and career paths available to our majors through the stories of some of our alumni.  We have arranged this list by employment sectors, which can be viewed on the left-hand menu. You can also see a breakdown of what our alumni are doing in the charts below.

  • Non-Profit
    Amanda (McMillan) Lequieu-
    Amanda (McMillan) Lequieu '08 Student Pursuing Ph.D. in Sociology at UW-Madison

    After graduating from Messiah in 2008, Amanda served in France as the executive assistant to Peter Harris, founder of A Rocha, an international Christian environmental organization emphasizing community-based conservation projects.

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  • Law
    Amber Jackson '08 Law Clerk in the Circuit Court of Maryland for Baltimore City

    n May 2010, Amber became a summer associate at Horty, Springer & Mattern, P.C., one of the nation's leading health law firms.

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  • Law
    Brooke (Doman) Say-
    Brooke (Doman) Say '02 Chair of Stock and Leader of LLP's School Law Group

    In Brooke's school practice, she has developed expertise in advising school districts in special education, gifted, discipline, labor and employment, and civil rights matters.

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  • For-Profit
    Diana (Swisher) Burckhart-
    Diana (Swisher) Burckhart '07 Pennsylvania Government Relations Representative for Aqua America, Inc

    Diana is currently the Pennsylvania Government Relations Representative for Aqua America, Inc., a suburban Philadelphia based water company with operations in 13 states. At Aqua, Diana monitors and influences legislation in Harrisburg, serves as the treasurer of the company's employee funded political action committee and assists in political fundraising efforts.

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  • For-Profit
    Dorothy Miller-
    Dorothy Miller '04 Associate Director for Vaccine Policy and Government Relations for Merck & Co., Inc.

    Dorothy Miller currently works as Associate Director for Vaccine Policy and Government Relations for Merck & Co., Inc. She works to strengthen state vaccine-related policies and practices from Maine to Virginia. Previously, Dorothy was a Research Scientist at PolicyLab at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and an Adjunct Instructor in the Master of Public Health Program at The University of Pennsylvania.

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  • Non-Profit
    Elizabeth (Poulin) Woodman-
    Elizabeth (Poulin) Woodman '10 Support Manager for HOPE International's Development Team

    Upon graduation, Liz accepted a position as Dominican Republic Liaison for HOPE International, a Christian non-profit organization focused on alleviating physical and spiritual poverty through microenterprise development.

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  • Government
    George Noll-
    George Noll '93 Deputy in the Politic and Economic section of the U.S. Embassy in Oslo, Norway

    George has worked at the U.S. Consulate General in Istanbul, the U.S. Embassy in Berlin, and on the Russia desk at the State Department in Washington.

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  • Non-Profit
    Jamie (Davies) O
    Jamie (Davies) O'Leary '05 Chief Communications and Advocacy Officer for the OCCS

    Working in one of the nation's lowest performing districts (and poorest cities) opened Jamie's eyes to broader policy and political problems affecting public education and urban areas, and she decided to enroll in a Masters of Public Affairs (MPA) program at Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

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  • Government
    Jason Chiodi-
    Jason Chiodi '97 Consul at the U.S. Embassy in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

    A veteran of the U.S. Navy who continues to serve in the reserves, Jason recently spent three years on the faculty of the U.S. Naval Academy and was deployed in support of the military's humanitarian response to the earthquake in Haiti in January 2010.

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  • Non-Profit
    Jason Miller-
    Jason Miller '09 Finance Coordinator for Rare Conservation

    The mission of Rare is to conserve imperiled species and ecosystems around the world by partnering with local organizations in an effort to inspire people to care about and protect nature.

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  • Government
    Jeff Reczek-
    Jeff Reczek '07 Program Examiner for the President's Office of Management and Budget

    After graduating from Messiah, Jeff became special assistant to the Governor of Virgina, Timothy Kaine in Constituent Services.

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  • Law
    Jon Ellison '98 In-House Counsel for the endowment of the University of Texas system

    After graduating from Harvard Law School in 2004, Jon practiced corporate law for several years at Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP in New York City and in Dubai.

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  • Education
    Kara Skarda-
    Kara Skarda '09 Freelance Writer

    In August 2011, Kara returned to the Thai-Burmese border in August to live among the Shan people (a minority which has frequently suffered under the conflict with the Burmese military) and teach English.

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  • Non-Profit
    Megan Wolf-
    Megan Wolf '07 Consultant for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

    After graduating from the Politics Department in 2007, Megan Wolf successfully served a two-year term with the Peace Corps in Southern Thailand. She worked with English teachers and students at two local elementary schools, as well as training English teachers throughout the province.

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  • For-Profit
    Melissa Bell-
    Melissa Bell '08 Director and co-founder of The Terrace Initiative

    Melissa is a Director and co-founder of The Terrace Initiative, an Australian consulting firm with offices in Perth and Sydney. As a career consultant, Melissa has executed complex organizational optimization and restructuring programs for Tier 1 companies across Europe, the United States, Australia, and the Middle East including Deutsche Bank, Kuwait National Petroleum Company, Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton.

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  • Law
    Nate Cushman-
    Nate Cushman '05 Associate in the Affordable Housing group at the international law firm Nixon Peabody LLP

    Nate Cushman is an associate in the Affordable Housing group at the international law firm Nixon Peabody LLP. He advises nonprofits, for-profits, and public agencies on the development, ownership, and management of affordable housing developments, helping clients secure government approvals and needed financing.

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  • Government
    Rebecca Gambler-
    Rebecca Gambler '99 Assistant Director for GAO's Homeland Security and Justice team

    Rebecca Gambler was a Fullbright Fellow to Canada from 1999-2000, and she completed her Master’s in Political Science from the University of Toronto.

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  • Law
    Stephen Morgan-
    Stephen Morgan '00 Deputy District Attorney with LA County District Attorney's Office

    Prior to joining the D.A.'s Office, Stephen served as a prosecutor and detention operations attorney for a military police brigade in Iraq.

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  • Law
    Tony Holtzman-
    Tony Holtzman '02 Lawyer (partner) at K&L Gates LLP

    Anthony R. Holtzman is a lawyer (partner) at K&L Gates LLP, which has offices in 47 cities on five continents.

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