Thanks to all of our speakers and attendees that participated in our Career Panel Speaker Series! We kicked off our first panel on April 9, which focused on Careers in the Federal Government. Regina Ernst (2013-2015) gave a great overview of how human resources, NCE, and USAJobs works. Mike Deloge (2011-2014) spoke about his role at the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service. And Andrea Doyle (2012-2014) was able to speak about her job at Peace Corps and new role at the General Services Administration.


Our second panel on April 25 focused on a diverse array of careers available in the Education sector. The virtual event was led by Alli Spring (2012-2014), who is now a principal at an immersion school in China. Panelists included:

  • Don Wise (1972-1976) – an Education professor who has worked in the U.S. and several Latin American countries.
  • Michelle DiIeso (2016-2019) – a STEAM educator at the Boston Children’s Museum.
  • Lindsay Schiltz (2016-2018) – a Spanish teacher in suburban Chicago.
  • Jeremy Booth (2013-2015) – Communications Director at Childhood Education International.
  • Nate Mullen (2012-2014) – Assistant Principal at a Denver charter school whose network primarily works in Latino communities.


On May 27, we were fortunate to have a panel on the State Department Foreign Service. Constance Ray (2012-2014) spoke about the application process for Consular Fellows while Danny Butterfoss (2014-2015) spoke about his experience applying for the Foreign Service as an Economics Officer. Meanwhile, Caroline Iglesias (2012-2014) spoke about her daily work and life as a Consular Fellow in Guayaquil, Ecuador.