Our alumni are prepared to follow their dreams, no matter what path they choose. They travel the globe, enter graduate and professional schools, start their own businesses, and contribute to the success of organizations worldwide. And they strive to make a difference in their communities.
Kate Baragona ’87
Senior Infrastructure Finance Specialist
World Bank in Washington, D.C.
After practicing law at international firms and facilitating multi-billion dollar infrastructure transactions for private banks, Baragona was hired by the World Bank. Now, she focuses mainly on countries in Africa that are restructuring their economies, like Nigeria and Mauritania. Her goal? To create financially sustainable transactions for developing governments — and to celebrate similarities among people of other cultures while also respecting their many differences.
Alan Cross ’92
Cross has spent his career making people laugh and along the way racked up five Emmy nominations as head writer and senior producer for VH1’s cult classic Pop Up Video. He is also co-author of WWWD (What Would W Do?), and his political humor has appeared in Slate Magazine, Cracked Magazine and Nylon Guys.
Ashton Robison ’13
Pickering Undergraduate Foreign Affairs Fellow
Robison was one of 20 undergraduate students selected for the Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship. Funded by the U.S. Department of State, the prestigious fellowship attracts outstanding individuals from all ethnic, racial and social backgrounds who have an interest in pursuing a Foreign Service career with the U.S. Department of State.
Ryan Schmidt ’11
Production Manager and Associate Producer
At Electro-Fish, Schmidt works alongside Emmy-winning documentarians to bring stories to life. He works with the producer, director and director of photography to achieve the vision of each project through meticulous planning and project management.
Jarymar Arana ’11
Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellow
Congressional Hunger Center
Arana was chosen as one of 20 students to receive the Emerson National Hunger Fellowship. Fellows gain field experience fighting hunger and poverty through placements in community-based organizations across the country, and they gain policy experience through placements in Washington, D.C. The program bridges community-based efforts and national public policy, and fellows develop as effective leaders in the movement to end hunger and poverty.