Student Outcomes in Politics

Many Juniata politics alumni are working in prominent positions as lawyers, judges, government policy makers and interest group representatives, and in private industry.

Over the past ten years Juniata politics students have received several prestigious scholarships, such as:

  • Five Fulbright awards
  • Two US Department of State Pickering Fellowships
  • Three Finnegan Fellowships
  • Three Peace Corps Volunteers

Recent Juniata politics alumni have been accepted at the following law schools:

  • University of Akron 
  • Albany Law School
  • Baylor University
  • Boston University
  • University of Dayton
  • Dickinson School of Law (Penn State University)
  • Duquesne University
  • George Mason University
  • Indiana University
  • Ohio Northern University
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of Richmond
  • Syracuse University
  • University of Southern California
  • Temple University
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Vermont
  • Villanova University
  • The University of Virginia
  • Wake Forest University
  • The Washington College of Law, American University
  • Washington University (St. Louis)
  • Washington and Lee University
  • Widener University
  • William & Mary
  • Yale

Recent Juniata alumni have been accepted at the following graduate schools for public policy or international relations:

  • Harvard University
  • Syracuse University
  • Notre Dame University
  • University of Virginia
  • School of Advanced International Studies (Johns Hopkins University)
  • London School of Economics
  • George Mason University
  • George Washington University
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • Penn State University
  • University of Wisconsin
  • Seton Hall University
  • Columbia University
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Boston College
  • Indiana University

Student Outcomes

Denise Bearer '06, Study Abroad Site Coordinator, University of The Gambia, West Africa

Tim Breya '10 is currently enrolled in a master's of arts in International Development at the London School of Economics.

Arnab Chakrabarti '11 is currently enrolled in law school at Georgetown University.

Jared Edgerton '12 recently completed a tour of the Republic of Georgia thanks to a Fulbright Fellowship.

Todd Ellick '06, Peace Corps, Lesotho, Africa

Elly Engle '12 is attending graduate school at Penn State in the rural sociology department. According to Elly, "I'm studying local food systems and the impact of natural gas drilling on rural communities."

Russell Gray '12 is currently attending the Moritz College of Law at the Ohio State University.

David Grim '12 is employed as a field staffer by the Pennsylvania House Republican Campaign Committee.

Kelsey Gvozdich '10 is currently attending law school at Widener University in Wilmington, Delaware.  While at Juniata, she participated in a Washington Center internship. She adds that professors Alison Fletcher and Celia Cook-Huffman were her mentors at Juniata.

Emily Hauser '09 is currently working on her doctorate in comparative politics with a focus in sub-Saharan Africa at the University of Florida. Prior to her doctoral work, Emily spent a year abroad in Abuja, Nigeria as a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar. Her study abroad experiences in The Gambia and Senegal have led her to her current path.

Greg Hoffman '10 recently completed his first year of law school at Roger Williams University School of Law. "While at Juniata I realized I wanted to pursue a degree in environmental law and Juniata prepared me for the LSAT's, the law school application process and my first semester of classes," Greg says. "If I had a chance to do it over again, I would pick Juniata in a heartbeat."

Ellie King '12 is currently attending graduate school at the University of Pittsburgh. Her main research focus is international development.

Erin Kreischer '13 is employed at the Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition in Boston, Mass.

Shiloe Mokay '08 is pursuing her master's degree at the University of Wurzburg and teaching a class called Modern Thinkers. Study abroad in Lille, France and the Gambia as well as French and politics classes like International Law and Human Rights with Emil Nagengast have most helped her in her current role as graduate student and professor.

Kurdo Othman '06, Specialist in Foreign Procurement, United Cement Company, Kurdistan, Iraq

Kristen Robinson '06, Publications Assistant, German Chamber of Commerce in China, Shanghai

Blair Saul '11 is currently enrolled in a master's of public administration program at Penn State. She will be fully funded, after being awarded a teaching assistantship in the same department.

Josh Scacco '08 is currently enrolled in a doctoral program in communication studies and political communication at the University of Texas at Austin following a career with Triad Strategies in Harrisburg, Pa. He cites internships with State Representative Jerry Stern and with Triad as the keys to his current success. Communication professor Donna Weimer and politics professor Dennis Plane are his Juniata mentors.

Mary (Gardiner) Stephan '07 is pursuing her master's degree in politics and government at Illinois State University. A leave of absence has enabled her to travel abroad and teach English in South Korea, which is her current role. She teaches students and teachers who would like to learn various subjects in English. The key to her success has been studying abroad and the encouragement she received to do so by professors Xinli Wang and Emil Nagengast.

Michael Thompson '12 recently completed an exploration of Taiwan, thanks to Fulbright Teaching Fellowship.

Noah Walstrom '13 is currently attending the Duquesne University School of Law.

Jordan Yeagley '10 is currently attending law school at the University of Pennsylvania.

Becky Zajdel '06, Ph.D. Program in Political Science, University of Pittsburgh

Javaid Zeerak '06, Ministry for Rural Development, Government of Afghanistan, Kabul