The Newsletter of UNH Global Engagement
Fall 2013

IA Alumni Around the World

Carol Dolin Buckley ’88 began a medical career in 2007, working as a registered nurse in the ICU for six years. She is currently completing clinical experience at Hartford Hospital and Connecticut Children's Medical Center while also enrolled in a Master's Program for Nurse Anesthesia. Upon completion next October, she will receive a Master of Science in Biological Sciences with a specialization in anesthesia from Central Connecticut State University.

Matt Combs ’92 is alive and well and living in the Great White North. After graduating from UNH, Matt relocated to Canada and has lived there for the better part of the last 20 years. In the interim, he spent a year teaching 5th grade in the Dominican Republic and earned a Master's in Political Science at Acadia University in Nova Scotia. He currently lives in Montreal with his wife Leanne and works as a technical writer at a global software development company.

Stephen Zarubaiko ’96 is an immigration attorney in the Boston area and a member of Boston, Massachusetts and New York State Bar Associations. He attended the Homecoming Tapas Reception in October for IA, Honors, and UROP/IROP alumni.

Andrew Cunningham '05 (second from right)
Andrew Cunningham '05 (second from right)

Many thanks to Andrew Cunningham ’05, who recently visited campus as part of the Happy Returns-IA alumni back on campus program. Andrew lives in Michigan and manages integrated and electric vehicle safety for Volkswagen Group of America. He made multiple presentations to IA, mechanical engineering, and honors classes, engaging students about his international career path.

Joel Marks ’07 has worked in various positions in South Africa, Israel, Ecuador, Italy and the US. He is now seeking employment in the Boston area in the field of international affairs.

Nikki Nichols '07 (photo credit David Hawxhurst/Wilson Center)
Nikki Nichols '07 (photo credit David Hawxhurst/Wilson Center)

Nikki Nichols ’07 obtained her Master of Science in Public Policy and Management from the H. John Heinz III College at Carnegie Mellon University. She works in operations at the American Red Cross National Headquarters in Washington, DC, to improve business processes and guide the strategic direction of its international services department.

Gabriela Tirado ’09 is working for Xerox in her home country of Guatemala, which keeps her connected to the U.S. headquarters in Connecticut and other sites around the world. She writes that she has been able to apply everything she learned at UNH as an international affairs dual major. Currently, Gabby is furthering her education by studying for her Master's degree in Global Marketing. On a personal note, she recently got married and also operates a food cart selling organic, healthy food and seafood from a food cart on the weekends.

Jordan Caley ’10 Jordan Caley is currently working on her capstone project to finish an MA in International Education through SIT Graduate Institute's low-residency program while completing a volunteership with the American Graduate School in Paris and studying French at the Alliance Francaise. She will graduate from SIT in Vermont in February 2014.

Gabriela Tirado '09 (r.)
Gabriela Tirado '09 (r.) with friend
Jordan Caley '10 in front of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris
Jordan Caley '10 at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris

In the past year, Patrick Cambiasso-Helfer ’10 has been busy traveling between Argentina, California, New Hampshire, and Washington, DC. He visited family, worked, co-founded Everyday Yoga (apparel and gear), visited campus, and sought out business connections. Patrick is in Washington, DC pursuing his next entrepreneurial venture dealing with invasive species mitigation and was recently hired as a recruiter for Collegiate Entrepreneurs Inc.

In August Spencer Kenyon ’10 returned safely from Afghanistan where he served with the Marine Corps. Welcome home and thank you for your service, Spencer!

After graduating from UNH with a BS (International Business and Economics) and a BA (German and International Affairs), Justin Schubert ’10 went on to earn an MA in International Economics and Finance from Brandeis University, specializing in real estate. He is currently a European Market Analyst for PPR (Property and Portfolio Research) in Boston. Justin mainly covers German-speaking markets so his German and French skills come in quite handy. In addition, he was recently published in IP Real Estate magazine.

Justin Schubert '10
Justin Schubert '10
Kevin Kennedy '11 in Budapest
Kevin Kennedy '11 in Budapest
Amelia Marden '12 in France
Amelia Marden '12 in France

Congratulations to Kevin Kennedy ’11, who received an Erasmus Mundus MAPP (Master of Arts Program in Public Policy) scholarship. The European Public Policy track has him studying at Central European University in Budapest, Hungary this year and at the University of York in York, England for the second year. In the summer of 2015, he will earn a joint Master's degree from both universities.

Ryan Greenwood ’12 is an intern at the U.S. Department of State and a research assistant for The Institute for Middle East Studies.

Conor Hughes '13 (r.) participating in the Narushima-Matsuri (festival) in Narushima, Japan
Conor Hughes '13 (r.) participating in the Narushima-Matsuri (festival) in Narushima, Japan

Amelia Marden ’12 is currently a 6th grade social studies teacher while also earning her Master's in Education from Boston University. Check out her recently-submitted profile http://unh.edu/cie/amelia-marden-12!

Conor Hughes ’13 was accepted to the JET Program (The Japan Exchange and Teaching Program) and is teaching English to elementary and junior high school students in five different schools. Known as Conor-Sensei or Conor 先生, he is thoroughly enjoying the students and his colleagues, and sharing his Boston accent and ultimate frisbee skills with them. Conor lives on an island off the southwestern coast of Japan, about four hours away from the mainland by boat.

Nate Petrocine '13 in traditional Tunisian dress, about 50 miles from Libyan border
Nate Petrocine '13 in traditional Tunisian dress, about 50 miles from Libyan border

Megan Brabec ’13 is a program director at Women's Fund of New Hampshire.

Nathan Petrocine ’13 is interning for the Foreign Policy Research Institute in Philadelphia researching militant networks in West Africa while also networking and searching for employment in the defense and intelligence field in the DC area.

Casper Van Coesant ’13 is in Massachusetts working as a business development representative for Navisite, a provider of hosting, application management and managed cloud services.