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Careers: Recent Graduates

Recent Calvin Graduates

Calvin graduates with majors or minors in international development go on to work in a broad range of fields around the world. Calvin graduates have gone on to work in organizations such as:

  • World Bank
  • International Justice Mission
  • World Vision
  • Catholic Relief Services
  • World Renew
  • Samaritan's Purse
  • Mennonite Central Committee
  • Micah Network
  • Plant With Purpose

Read our graduates' stories of how they got to where they are today. Learn more about working in the field, and get advice about how to make the most of your international development studies major or minor.

Andy DeBoer '13

Current activites (2016): Program Support Team at World Renew
Major: IDS w/ emphasis in Economics



Brent Seely '09

Current activities (2016): Executive Director at Urban Light in Thailand
Majors: IDS and Business, with Photography





Dana Doll-Lautenbach '08

Current activities (2016): Starting Treetops Collective, a non-profit focused on refugee women in Grand Rapids. Major: IDS


Elise Ditta '10

Current activities (2015): Pursuing Masters in International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame
Majors: IDS and Spanish, with Sociology



Bernard Haven '04

Current activities (2015): Part of the development team at the Canadian Embassy in Haiti, working for Canada's Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade, and Development.
Major: Political Science



Joe Myohan Oh '15

Current activities (2017): West Coast Regional Relations, World Renew
Majors: IDS with a minor in Business Marketing







Emily Daher

Jill Van Beek '09

Current activities (2014): Director of Operations at Association for a More Just Society (AJS)
Major: IDS with Business






Alisa Quillah '02

Current activities (2017): Senior Programs Manager with Samaritan's Purse in Liberia, West Africa
Major: IDIS with sociology, development, and history


Erica Boonstra

Erica Boonstra '08

Current activities (2013): Advocacy Manager at International Justice Mission
Majors: IDS and English

Featured Graduate

Alisa Quillah '02

Current activities (2017):
 Senior Programs Manager with Samaritan's Purse in Liberia, West Africa
Major: Interdisciplinary Studies with sociology, development, and history