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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-
    Amber Jackson ’08 Law Clerk in the Circuit Court of Maryland for Baltimore City

    In 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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  • Bryan Leong-
    Bryan Leong ’16 Human capital solution developer, Deloitte Consulting

    One of the first students from Malaysia to graduate from Messiah, Bryan Leong '16 sought out many opportunities to make the most of his College experience even if that meant occasionally leaving the Grantham campus to hop over an ocean or two.

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  • Christina McIntyre-
    Christina McIntyre ’16 Fulbright scholar studying in Ontario

    It’s tough to find someone more passionate about urban housing policy than Christina McIntyre ’16, a double major in politics and sustainability studies with a concentration in community and urban development. “We need to reform the structures that perpetuate the barriers,” she explained. “Place shouldn’t determine the opportunities someone can have. As an undergrad, she spent time in the SALT House in Harrisburg, becoming interested in local, city and state policy. “The city of Harrisburg has been a big part of my Messiah experience,” said McIntyre. “Harrisburg has all of the challenges a large metro area does, but its disparity is very evident. Lower-income communities in Harrisburg have less access to banking, which has become a function of private wealth.” After her time in Harrisburg, she spent a summer learning about federal policy in Washington, D.C., interning at the U.S. House Committee on Financial Services. While she worked with the housing and urban policy committee, she served on the affordable housing team at her church. “Access to affordable housing, quality housing—that’s what it should be about,” she said. “As Christians, that’s what we should be committed to. Your research isn’t going to matter if you’re removed from your brothers and sisters.” McIntyre received a M.A. in political science at the University of Toronto on a Fulbright research scholarship. Her thesis compared low-income housing policy in Canada and the U.S. She is currently a policy advisor at the Ontario Ministry of Housing.

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

    After graduating from Messiah, Diana took a position with a Harrisburg based economic development and planning firm working in the areas of federal and state public funding and government relations. 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 monitored and influenced legislation in Harrisburg, serves as the treasurer of the company's employee funded political action committee and assists in political fundraising efforts. She is currently a Senior Specialist of Regulatory and Government Affairs at Direct Energy.

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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 Woodman-
    Elizabeth 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 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. After which he began his service in the United States Foreign service in Haiti, Luxembourg, Mali, Trinidad and Tobago. Currently he is serving as Chief of American Citizen Services at the U.S. Embassy in Riyad, Saudi Arabia.

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  • Non-Profit
    Jason Miller-
    Jason Miller ’09 Senior Consultant of Strategy and Operations at Deloitte

    Out of college, Jason join with the group environmental group Rare. He then went on to receive his Masters degree in Business Administration; Supply Chain Management and Finance from Penn State University and is currently a senior consultant of strategy and operations at Deloitte.

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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 Virginia, Timothy Kaine, in Constituent Services. Shortly after, Jeff pursued a Master’s in Public Administration at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University, where he focused on social policy and public management. In 2009, Jeff became a Presidential Management Fellow and began working in the office of budget and policy at the Department of Transportation, where he focused on national policies encouraging communities to provide citizens with convenient access to public transportation, housing, employment, and other community services. Jeff currently works for the White House Office of Management and Budget’s health division, managing aspects of health reform and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid.

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  • Non-Profit
    Jeffrey Stiles-
    Jeffrey Stiles ’16 Politics major heads to Samoa for the Peace Corps

    China. Spain. Italy. South Africa. For a boy who arrived in the U.S. from Peru at the age of 8, Jeffrey Stiles ’16 made the most of Messiah’s education abroad opportunities while double majoring in Chinese and politics with a concentration in international relations.

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  • Law
    Jon Ellison-
    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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  • Morgan Lee-
    Morgan Lee ’12 Editor, Christianity Today

    When she joined the staff as the director of The Pulse when it launched in 2011, Morgan Lee '12 could only dream it would become Messiah's student-run media hub. What started as a radio station and yearbook has expanded to include a monthly magazine, website and thriving social media presence.

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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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  • Politics and International Relations
    Rachel Taylor-
    Rachel Taylor ’17 Alum heads to Howard Law School

    Growth in faith, education: "I owe that to Messiah"

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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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  • Politics and International Relations
    Ryan Gephart-
    Ryan Gephart ’17

    Alum heads to Georgetown Law.

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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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