CISB Alumni Updates July 2014
Andy Aparico (BA 1997) is CTO/CIO of Tele-Post in Greenland.
Fulbright alumna Monica Barrett (BA 2009) is taking the MPA at Harvard Kennedy School of Government. She is a research assistant at Innovations for Poverty Action this summer, and last summer was a Deloitte Summer Associate in Emerging Markets. While at Deloitte, she was deployed to the West Bank to support USAID in generating $75M in increased revenue or decreased costs of trade. Monica was formerly a senior consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton. Monica holds an MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
Heather Brewer (BA 1997) is a Consulting Director for Matisia Consultants. She is currently serving as Senior Program Manager for Spain and European Launch for Costco Spain, the first country for Costco in Continental Europe.
Adam-Taras Brunets (BA 2006) is Global Trade Controls Specialist/Lead for Russia, Ukraine & CIS at The Boeing Company.
Brittany Glant (BA 2008) is a Product Specialist at buuteeq.
Katie Gray (BA 2011) is Customer Marketing Manager at Microsoft in Santiago, Chile. See her Foster blog post here.
Meghann Halfmoon (BA 2001) is owner and designer of her label and small business, Halfmoon, in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. From 2008 to 2013 she was a Resource Mobilization officer for Plan Nederland, where she successfully let the EU grant proposal development process with Plan country offices.
Kenny La (BA 2000) is Operations Manager, North Region, Starbucks Coffee Vietnam.
Megan Haley Nelson (BA 1999) is the Director of Community Relations for Seattle Children’s Research Institute.
Amela Mesak (BA 2007) is Director, NPG Business Integration at Nordstrom.
Foreign Service Officer Aysa Miller (BA 2004) is the Economic and Deputy Commercial officer in Khartoum, Sudan, in the political/economic section, working mostly on petroleum, agriculture, banking, trade, gum arabic, sanctions, debt relief and environmental issues.
Dina Phinney (BA 2004), is the Marketing Manager at Brown Pear Solutions.
Samantha Rayner (BA 2009), co-founder of Lumana, joined a new startup in San Francisco called HandUp, an online platform for giving directly to homeless people and neighbors in need. She is leading operations and business development.
Megan Linder Richards (BA 2007) is Marketing Strategy Manager at Nordstrom.
Johnny Sbrizzi (BA 2009) is an Italian Sales Rep for US distributors/brokers of aerospace components. He said that he “holds a middleman function between Italian aerospace customers, primarily Alenia Aermacchi (a large Boeing partner) and US suppliers.”
Jenepher Schulte (BA 2010) is taking both the law and MBA degrees at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
Anh Tran (BA 2005) is a consultant with the Boston Consulting Group in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Anh is an MBA alum of the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, where he was awarded the Joseph H. Wharton Fellowship.
Monica Trantow (BA 2008) wrote, “I accepted a role with Amazon Web Services in Luxembourg to be on the EMEA Headquarter Marketing Team, performing everything from metrics analysis to events to digital and in-person campaigns. I know that my time with CISB and involvement with GBCC won my interviewees over, as well as all the experience that CISB mandated during college. My post is for between 9-18 months minimum but I'd love to give back and talk about my experiences, and what it took to get the role. I owe a lot to CISB and I finally feel that I am getting the chance to use my education!”
Nolan Wadland (BA 2002) is Controller & Site Transportation Manager, Alcoa, in Houston, Texas.