Career Impact

Where are they now?

Every year, a diversity of students representing different colleges, universities, and majors study abroad with SIT. Many go on to do amazing things. Meet a few of our alumni and learn what they’re now doing.

Assistant Professor and Medical Director

Alumni Name: Louise Elaine Vaz, MD, MPH

SIT Program: Brazil: Social Justice and Sustainable Development

Undergraduate Major: Infectious diseases

Graduated From: Duke University, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (MD), Harvard School of Public Health (MPH)

Current position and Affiliation: Assistant Professor of Pediatric Infectious Diseases; Medical Director, Outpatient Antibiotic Therapy Program; Oregon Health and Science University

Job Location: Portland, OR

Country Representative to Mongolia

Alumni Name: Jon Lyons

SIT Program: Mongolia: Geopolitics and the Environment

Undergraduate Major: Physics and Anthropology

Graduated From: Wheaton College (BA—summa cum laude); Maastricht University (MBA)

Current position and Affiliation: Country Representative to Mongolia, Global Green Growth Institute

Job Location: Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

National Intelligence Officer for Europe and Adjunct Assistant Professor

Alumni Name: Spencer Boyer, JD

SIT Program: Cameroon: Social Pluralism and Development

Undergraduate Major: English

Graduated From: Wesleyan University (BA); New York University – Institute of French Studies (MA); New York University School of Law (JD)

Current position and Affiliation: National Intelligence Officer for Europe, U.S. National Intelligence Council; Adjunct Assistant Professor, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University

Job Location: Washington, DC

Director of Operations and Engagement

Alumni Name: Deeba Zivari

SIT Program: IHP Health and Community

Undergraduate Major: Comparative Literature

Graduated From: Wellesley College (BA); Columbia University (MS in Narrative Medicine)

Current position and Affiliation: Director of Operations and Engagement, Metro Physical & Aquatic Therapy

Job Location: New York

PhD Student in Evolutionary Biology

Alumni Name: Carrie Malina Tribble

SIT Program: Peru: Indigenous Peoples and Globalization

Undergraduate Major: Biology

Graduated From: Williams College (BA)

Current position and Affiliation: PhD student in evolutionary biology, University of California, Berkeley

Job Location: Berkeley, California

Medical Student

Alumni Name: Lindsay Katona

SIT Program: IHP Health and Community

Undergraduate Major: International Health and Development (self-designed)

Graduated From: New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study

Current position and Affiliation: Medical student, University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine

Job Location: Biddeford, Maine

Marketing and Communications Manager

Alumni Name: Alyssa Grinberg

SIT Program: IHP Cities in the 21st Century

Undergraduate Major: Art History and the Visual Arts (emphasis in Film Production)

Graduated From: Occidental College (BA); Brandeis University, Heller School for Social Policy and Management (MA in Sustainable International Development)

Current position and Affiliation: Marketing and Communications Manager, Parenting Journey

Job Location: Somerville, MA

Associate Professor of Religious Studies

Alumni Name: Andrew Quintman, PhD

SIT Program: Nepal: Tibetan and Himalayan Peoples

Undergraduate Major: Philosophy and Tibetan Studies

Graduated From: Hampshire College (BA); University of Michigan (MA and PhD)

Current position and Affiliation: Associate Professor of Religious Studies, Yale University Job location: New Haven, CT

Job Location:

Andrew served as the academic director of SIT's Tibetan Studies program from 1993 to 1999.

Clinical Research Coordinator

Alumni Name: Maegan Joy Johnson

SIT Program: Jordan: Refugees, Health, and Humanitarian Action

Undergraduate Major: Anthropology and International Studies

Graduated From: University of Utah (BS)

Current position and Affiliation: Clinical Research Coordinator for Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant, University of Utah School of Medicine

Job Location: Utah

Volunteer and Residence Coordinator

Alumni Name: Carrie Miller

SIT Program: IHP Health and Community

Undergraduate Major: International Studies

Graduated From: Kenyon College

Current position and Affiliation: Volunteer and Residence Coordinator, Midwives for Haiti

Job Location: Hinche, Haiti