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.

Isabel Yalouris

7th grade English language arts teacher

Alum: Isabel Yalouris
SIT program: Samoa: Pacific Island Studies 
Undergraduate and graduate education: English major, Bates College, Lewiston, Maine; 2007 Teach for America member, New York, NY; MA, Adolescent Education, Pace University, New York, NY
Current position: 7th grade English language arts teacher
Job location: New York City

Jon Lyons

Country Representative to Mongolia

Alum: 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

Deeba Zivari

Director of Operations and Engagement

Alum: 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

Carrie Tribble

PhD Student in Evolutionary Biology

Alum: 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
Location: Berkeley, California

Lindsay Katona

Medical Student

Alum: 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

Alyssa Grinberg

Marketing and Communications Manager

Alum: 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

Spencer Boyer

National Intelligence Officer for Europe and Adjunct Assistant Professor

Alum: 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

Andrew Quintman

Associate Professor of Religious Studies

Alum: Andrew Quintman, PhD
SIT program: Nepal: Tibetan and Himalayan Peoples
Undergraduate majors: 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

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

Maegan Johnson

Clinical Research Coordinator

Alum: Maegan Joy Johnson
SIT program: Jordan: Refugees, Health, and Humanitarian Action
Undergraduate majors: 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


carrie miller

Volunteer and Residence Coordinator

Alum: 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

Learn more about Carrie's job and career interests.

Amanda Brown

Executive Director (US)

Alum: Amanda Brown
SIT program: IHP/Comparative: Human Rights
Undergraduate major: Peace and Conflict Studies
Graduated from: Colgate University (BA)
Current position and affiliation: USA Executive Director, Children and Youth First
Job location: Morristown, NJ, and Kathmandu, Nepal

louise Vaz

Assistant Professor and Medical Director

Alum: 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


Program and Curriculum Developer

Alum: Jordan Ashwood
SIT program: South Africa: Education and Social Change
Undergraduate major: Sociology
Graduated from: Harvard College
Current position and affiliation: Program and Curriculum Developer, EF Education First
Job location: Boston, MA, and internationally

Steve Peterson

Structural Engineer

Alum: Steve Peterson
SIT program: Iceland: Renewable Energy, Technology, and Resource Economics
Undergraduate major: Civil Engineering
Graduated from: Rice University
Current position and affiliation: Structural Engineer, CB&I
Job location: Plainfield, IL

jacob Eichengreen

Fulbright Scholar

Alum: Jacob Eichengreen
SIT program: Uganda and Rwanda: Peace and Conflict Studies in the Lake Victoria Basin
Undergraduate major: College of Social Studies (an interdisciplinary history,government, economics, and social theory program)
Graduated from: Wesleyan University
Current position and affiliation: Fulbright Student, Fulbright US Student Program
Job location: Kampala, Uganda, and elsewhere in Uganda

Shane Evans

Accounting Intern, Entrepreneur

Alum: Shane Evans
SIT program: Jordan: Intensive Arabic Language Studies
Undergraduate major: Accounting
Home school: Colorado State University (anticipated graduation, May 2016)
Current position and affiliation: Accounting Intern, PricewaterhouseCoopers
Job location: Ramallah, Palestine

When Shane returned home from his SIT program in Jordan, he started Bedouin Coffee, a small business inspired by his time abroad.

Rebecca Goldberg

New York City Urban Fellow

Alum: Rebecca Darin Goldberg
SIT program: Madagascar: Traditional Medicine and Healthcare Systems
Undergraduate majors: Public Health and American Studies
Graduated from: Tufts University
Current position and affiliation: New York City Urban Fellow, City of New York, Department of Citywide Administrative Services
Job location: New York, NY

George Lee

Process Architect

Alum: George Le
SIT program: China: Community Health and Traditional Chinese Medicine
Undergraduate major: Biology
Graduated from: Yale University
Current position and affiliation: Process Architect, Oscar Health
Job location: New York, NY


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