Peace and
Conflict Studies

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Carnegie Council - The Voice for Ethics in International Policy


Karin Brown '06 - volunteered as a human rights observer in Palestine. She is now studying for a master's degree at the Kroc Institute for International Peace at Notre Dame.

Shannon Callahan '06 - completed her master's degree in Experimental Psychology at Seton Hall and is beginning a Ph.D. program in Psychology at the University of California: Davis.

Megan Carpenter '07 is employed as the human resources leader at A. Reddix & Associates in Virginia. Prior to this, she held an Americorps position and obtained her Virginia Supreme Court mediation certification. Her mentor is Celia Cook-Huffman.

Christine Cutting '06 is pursuing her master's degree at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, in the department of Conflict Resolution, Human Security and Global Governance. While in graduate school, Christine is the Program Director of the Correlates of Human Trafficking Project. And, she recently contributed to a report by the Higher Education Climate Adaptation Community. While at Juniata, she designed a POE in international peace and conflict studies and Hispanic cultures.

Emily Eller '06 - since graduation, she helped create a new study abroad site in The Gambia. She will be there again in spring 2008. After that, she will attend graduate school.

Danielle Fulmer '11 is pursuing her doctorate at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame. Before enrolling in this prestigious program, she worked with the Polaris Project, which focuses on stopping human trafficking and examining modern slavery issues.

Juliet Garlow '11 is currently employed at a start-up project called "philihealthia," which is one of only two health cooperatives in the nation. In spring of 2013, she will enter the Somos Hermanos program in public health and midwifery; her studies will take place in Guatemala.

Kelsey Gvozdich '10 is currently employed as assistant district attorney in Chester County, Pa.

Erica Harp '11 is pursuing her master's degree in communication, culture and technology at Georgetown University.

Larissa Hatch '11 is employed as a development associate for FOCUS North America. "I wear many hats—such as human resources associate, administrative assistant and clerical data entry —but my actual position is working with major donors, strategizing fundraising for the fiscal year," Larissa says.

Matt Holtry '06 - graduated with distinction in PACS and IT. He is entering the Penn State SMEAL College of Business MBA program.

Lily Kruglak '11 is enrolled in graduate school at Georgetown University, where she is continuing her study of conflict resolution. Prior to enrolling at Georgetown, she volunteered at the Resolve Network, which empowers Congolese women.

Kristen Olson '11 is currently pursuing graduate study at the University of Fairbanks, where she is undertaking an in-depth exploration of circumpolar people (Inuit and Art).

Ariel Otruba '09 is pursuing her master's degree in international peace and conflict resolution at Arcadia University. While at Arcadia, Ariel organized the University's first Peace Conference, which occurred in March 2012.

Ellie Pfeuffer '06 - is the volunteer coordinator at the Three Rivers Arts Festival in Pittsburgh.

Sarah Pierce '06 - is writing her Masters thesis on the effects of underground CO2 deposits on soil organisms. She is in the Environmental Science Department at the University of Nottingham.

Ryan Richards '06 - worked at the Colegio Miguel Angel Asturias in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala on educational reform. He is now studying for a master's degree in public administration at New York University.

Goran Skinder '13 is employed in management at Autohaus, in Lancaster, Pa., where he is putting his conflict resolution skills to work in preventing and mediating conflicts in the workplace.

Scott Sloat '10 is serving in the Peace Corps in the Dominican Republic. He also recently finished an internship with the Carnegie Council's education division in New York City. “My internship applied exactly what I studied about international relations and PACS from Juniata,” Scott says.

Sara Beth Stoltzfus '09 is pursuing her Master of Social Work degree at the University of Texas, Austin, after working as a residential advocate at the Family Abuse Center in Waco, Texas.

Sonia Eqbal Zeerak '08 is recently completed her master's degree in post-war recovery and development at the University of York in the United Kingdom. She is now employed as a program associate at the United States Institute of Peace. “Juniata's high level courses were a great chance to question and be challenged,” Sonia says.

Jessica Zuzik '08 is employed in admissions at the University of San Francisco. She plans to continue her employment here while also pursuing a master's degree in global entrepreneurship and management. Her Juniata inspiration is Celia Cook-Huffman and she most enjoyed working at the European Union while abroad in Brussels.

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