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Prepared for an Interconnected World

"At St. Edward’s, I get to interact with so many different cultures one-on-one. I love being in a community that embraces diversity and different worldviews."

Matt Nunez ’16, Global Studies

Graduate Successes

In the U.S. and around the world, our alumni excel in diverse and fulfilling careers. They share curiosity, commitment and a deep desire for personal growth and professional excellence — and for our graduates featured below, an appreciation for how an education with a global perspective prepared them for the next stage in their lives.

Ashton Robison ’13
Pickering Undergraduate Foreign Affairs Fellow
International Peace and Conflict Resolution, American University

A Global Studies major, Robison studied abroad in Tanzania. She recevied a Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship funded by the U.S. Department of State that supports students who want to pursue a Foreign Service career. Her graduate program requires her to complete internships in Washington, D.C., and abroad.

Steven SolanoSteven Solano MSCIS ’10
Director of Sales, Americas, Infosim

Solano is responsible for strategy, revenue, profit and customer satisfaction in the Americas. His St. Edward’s experience taught him to work with diverse groups of customers and business partners that span multiple cultures and languages, which has served him well at Infosim and in previous roles at SolarWinds.

Patrick DunlapPatrick Dunlap ’13
Fulbright English Teaching Assistant, Kosovo

Dunlap, an honors Global Studies major, spent a semester in Uganda studying post-conflict transformation. He taught Global Understanding workshops and was a trip leader for the Global Livingston Institute’s Uganda and Rwanda summer program. Now he teaches English in Kosovo through a prestigious Fulbright Student scholarship.

Jorge AlmeidaJorge Almeida 10
Brand Manager, Richards/Lerma

As a student, Almeida interned with an advertising agency that targets Hispanic populations, and he joined a graduate class studying business in the Czech Republic, including a trip abroad to consult with Czech businesses. He leverages these cross-cultural experiences to help major brands develop advertising for Hispanic populations in the U.S., Mexico and South America.

Melinda Kay LiesMelinda Kay Lies 04
Lead Volunteer Coordinator
Wat Opot Children's Community, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Lies earned her bachelor’s degree through New College at St. Edward’s, then a master’s degree in Peace Studies at universities in Spain and Austria. After traveling the world, she felt called to serve internationally as a humanitarian volunteer. At Wat Opot in Cambodia, she cares for children in need.

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