Maham Ali ?19

    Maham Ali

    Class Year: ’19

    Majors: International Political Economy

    Current Hometown: Chicago, Illinois

    Job: 

    Community Schools Manager at United Way of Racine County

    “My relationships with my professors was integral in shaping my interests today. They provided me the resources and space to pursue my interests fully.”

    Jackson Bailey ?19

    Jackson Bailey

    Class Year: ’19

    Majors: Finance and International Political Economy

    Current Hometown: Washington, D.C.

    Job: 

    Research Assistant with the Council of Economic Advisors at the White House

    “Anything worth doing is worth overdoing.”

    Christina Bruff ?04

    Christina (Wright) Bruff

    Class Year: ’04

    Majors: Economics, International Political Economy

    Current Hometown: Cheverly, MD

    Job: 

    Cooperation and Development Counselor, U.S. Mission to the Organization of American States

    “Carthage professors are second to none when it comes to supporting students and truly becoming vested in students’ academic goals.”

    Sean Conley

    Sean Conley

    Class Year: ’15

    Majors: International Political Economy

    Current Hometown: Whitestown, Ind.

    Job: 

    Hourly Trader at ACES in Carmel, Ind.

    “Carthage was also very good at teaching me to be prepared and flexible. There were many times in my college career where, in the pursuit of a project, I would need to be able to juggle several resources and adapt as the situation changed. The same description can be applied to my career today.”

    Jen Fournier Quinn ?06

    Jen Fournier Quinn

    Class Year: ’06

    Majors: International Political Economy

    Current Hometown: Winthrop Harbor

    Job: 

    Sales Manager at Uline

    “My experience at Carthage with writing and presentations was the best preparation for my transition into corporate management. It helped put me ahead of my peers who attended larger schools and did not have the writing and speaking skills.”

    Logan Frank ?17

    Logan Frank

    Class Year: ’17

    Majors: International Political Economy, Accounting, and Finance

    Current Hometown: Chaska, Minnesota

    Job: 

    Trade Compliance Analyst at Bunzl Retail Services

    “Carthage pushed me to always go further than what was required and to find joy in the process of learning. This has carried over and is a central part of my life.”

    Jared Fryksdale ?10

    Jared Fryksdale

    Class Year: ’10

    Majors: International Political Economy and Economics

    Current Hometown: Chicago, Illinois

    Job: 

    Vice president at Cresco Labs

    “There is no one singular moment or credential that determines your success; rather, it’s about building relationships and trying to gain a better understanding of yourself and your world. Do that, and you will have a great experience, not only at Carthage.”

    Kaitlin Fuller ?12

    Kaitlin Fuller

    Class Year: ’12

    Majors: International Political Economy and History

    Current Hometown: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    Job: 

    General Education Teacher at Milwaukee Public Schools

    “Carthage gave me an inner strength that has allowed me to face and conquer challenges personally and professionally.”

    John Gray

    John Gray

    Class Year: ’06

    Majors: International Political Economy

    Current Hometown: Washington, D.C.

    Job: 

     Associate Director at the Office of Management and Budget

    “I always felt that my professors, like Profs. Cyr and Maltsev, provided a platform that was similar to graduate school. That style required more in-depth research and broader writing skills. But it wasn’t just the teaching style, it was the caliber of people who teach at Carthage — remarkable people — some that I still call mentors.”

    Amanda Imes ?09

    Amanda Imes

    Class Year: ’09

    Majors: International Political Economy and Economics

    Current Hometown: Duluth, Minnesota

    Job: 

    Economist at Minnesota Management and Budget, Co-owner of Boreal Bliss Yoga Retreats

    “Each course often required me to write multiple papers. I have deep gratitude for the professors who took the time and care to read, edit, and support me as I found my voice.”

    Ian Johnston ?15

    Ian Johnston

    Class Year: ’15

    Majors: International Political Economy

    Current Hometown: Ft. Bliss, Texas

    Job: 

    Bradley Fighting Vehicle Commander

    “Everyone I encountered in my time at Carthage believed in helping those around them.”

    Allen F. Kuzilwa

    Allen Kuzilwa

    Class Year: ’03

    Majors: International Political Economy

    Current Hometown: London, United Kingdom

    Job: 

    Education and Culture Attache for the High Commission of the United Republic of Tanzania 

    “Part of a diplomat’s daily task is to report to capitals on new developments that affect our nations’ bilateral and international relations. The liberal arts education I received at Carthage equipped me with tools to look deeper into some of these developments, and produce analytical reports that enable government leaders to make informed and better decisions.”

    Monica LaFaive

    Monica LaFaive

    Class Year: ’17

    Majors: International Political Economy and Spanish

    Job: 

    Underwriter at Jewelers Mutual 

    “Since the classes were so hands on with the professors, the quality of my education really prepared me for my career.”

    Josh Lamers ?10

    Josh Lamers

    Class Year: ’10

    Majors: International Political Economy

    Current Hometown: Chicago, IL

    Job: 

    Sell-side analyst at William Blair & Company

    “Being involved in Carthage organizations such as the Mock Trial Team was instrumental in helping me build my public speaking ability, critical thinking, and teamwork skills.”

    Levi Latoz ?20

    Levi Latoz

    Class Year: ’20

    Majors: International Political Economy, Asian Studies

    Current Hometown: Douliu City, Yunlin County, Taiwan

    Job: 

    Fulbright Fellowships English Teaching Assistant

    “As a Fulbright Grantee in Taiwan, every day I get to utilize the liberal arts skills I acquired at Carthage.”

    Trevor Lipsett ?10

    Trevor Lipsett

    Class Year: ’10

    Majors: IPE

    Current Hometown: Chicago, Illinois

    Job: 

    Director of Client Experience and Reporting at Hightower Advisors

    “Carthage gives you a unique ability to get involved and contribute both academically and socially in a non-intimidating way.”

    John Lothman ?08

    John Lothman

    Class Year: ’08

    Majors: International Political Economy

    Current Hometown: Roeland Park, Kansas

    Job: 

    Senior Manager at Ernst & Young LLP (EY Consulting);
    Owner of McLain’s Market/Bakery

    “In my collegiate career, I was able to develop leadership traits quickly through active involvement, critical thinking concepts, and teaming.”

    Ashley Mikkola ?14

    Ashley Mikkola

    Class Year: ’14

    Majors: International Political Economy

    Current Hometown: Godalming, Surrey, United Kingdom

    Job: 

    Full-stack Software Developer at Aceleron Energy

    “The requirements for a diverse course load at Carthage has given me confidence to try things outside of my comfort zone.”

    Megan Miles ?21

    Megan Miles

    Class Year: ’21

    Majors: International Political Economy, Japanese

    Current Hometown: Deerfield, Illinois

    Job: 

    Sales Coordinator at Nippon Steel Trading Americas, Inc.

    “I chose Carthage because I wanted to have a more personal relationship with my my professors.”

    Owen Myers ?18

    Owen Myers

    Class Year: ’18

    Majors: Political Science, International Political Economy

    Current Hometown: Milwaukee, Wis.

    Job: 

    Polaris District Executive at Boy Scouts of America

    “Carthage’s mission is a roadmap for something that we all desire—a better world. By seeking truth, we always strive to understand those around us, learning that we have more that unites than divides us. By building strength, we identify what we do right to further perfect it. By inspiring service, we take concrete steps to improve society’s condition. By doing all of this together, we demonstrate ethical leadership and multiply the good that would otherwise be done.”

    Katie Niemeyer ?13

    Katie Niemeyer

    Class Year: ’13

    Majors: International Political Economy and Economics

    Current Hometown: St. Paul, Minnesota

    Job: 

    Manager, Program Design and Implementation at Land O’Lakes International Development

    “Carthage opened doors for me – and I stepped through those doors due to the support of my Carthage mentors.”

    Edwin Javier Ojeda ?05

    Edwin Javier Ojeda

    Class Year: ’05

    Majors: International Political Economy

    Current Hometown: Madison, Wis.

    Job: 

    Senior Vice President, Industrial Business

    “I came to Carthage as a pretty average student. But I left Carthage as a person who understood that being a great student is about wanting to be great.”

    Katherine Schlinder

    Katherine Schlinder

    Class Year: ’15

    Majors: International Political Economy, Spanish, Economics

    Current Hometown: Geneva, Switzerland

    Job: 

    Consultant at International Trade Centre in Geneva, Switzerland

    “People with different opinions or backgrounds can be powerful teachers and give you a new perspectives on what constitutes normal or feasible. Pursue diverse experiences whenever possible because it helps you grow personally and academically.”

    Alumna Kaitlin Theobald ?15

    Kaitlin Theobald

    Class Year: ’15

    Majors: International Political Economy

    Current Hometown: Delavan, Wisconsin

    Job: 

    Western Culture Ambassador at Shang Xia – Hermès Group

    “Carthage helped with my foreign language skills. Studying abroad helped me learn how to adapt on my own in a foreign land. The wide range of courses and professors were essential in teaching me to deal with different types of people and situations.”

    Allison Von Borstel

    Allison Von Borstel

    Class Year: ’15

    Majors: Economics, International Political Economy

    Current Hometown: Chicago, Illinois

    Job: 

    Senior Economic Modeler at Nielsen

    “I knew beginning college that I wanted to explore my different interests in an environment that was small enough to truly be called a community. Looking back, Carthage was just that.”

    Margaret Wixted

    Margaret Wixted

    Class Year: ’18

    Majors: International Political Economy

    Current Hometown: St. Charles, IL

    Job: 

    Project Coordinator, SmartSource Technical Solutions

    “My greatest memories of Carthage are the results of doing things I never thought I could before.”