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Alumni - Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice

  • Alan and Beth Classen-Thrush ’03 graduates Serving in Nicaragua with the Mennonite Central Committee

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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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  • Hannah Edmunds ’08

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  • Jessica Villanueva ’09 Deputy US Marshal trainee

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  • Josiah Rider ’11 Administrative Assistant: Delhaize America

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  • Melody Boyd ’04 Assistant Professor of Sociology: SUNY Brockport

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  • Nathan Wright ’96, summa cum laude Assistant Professor of Sociology: Bryn Mawr

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  • Patrick Cicero ’99 Co-Director at Pennsylvania Utility Law Project

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  • Rebecca Knight Davis ’02 Owner Becca Davis Photography

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  • Sarah Van Cott ’07 Wycliffe Bible Translator

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  • Tracy Geist Social Worker/Adventure Facilitator

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