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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. Learn more about these fields and get advice about how to make the most of your international development studies major or minor.

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Elise Ditta '10

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

Emily Daher

Emily Daher '11

Current activities (2014): Communications Teaching Fellow at the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST), Ghana
Major/Minor: IDS and Political Science


Emily Daher

Jill Van Beek '09

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


Elizabeth Ross

Elizabeth Ross '09

Current activities (2013): Staff at Heart of Texas Urban Gardening Coalition, Healthy Futures Coordinator at the Family Health Center of Waco
Major/Minor: IDS


Rebecca Garofano

Rebecca Garofano '10

Current activities (2013): Office Manager at ECHO's Asia Impact Center in Chiang Mai, Thailand
Major/Minor: IDS and Sociology




Carissa De Young

Carissa De Young '10

Current activities (2013): Ecuador Partnership Manager for Partners Worldwide
Major/Minor: IDS, Economics, Spanish


Erica Boonstra

Erica Boonstra '08

Current activities (2013): Advocacy Manager at International Justice Mission
Major/Minor: IDS, English


Alisa Buma

Alisa Buma '03

Current activities: Program Coordinator Samaritan's Purse



Liz Schepel

Liz Schepel '03

Current activities: Graduate Student at Arizona State
Major: Spanish



Emily Romero

Emily Romero '05

Current activities: Co-Director of Jubilee Centers International
Lives in: Tegucigalpa, Honduras




Featured graduate


Karen Genzink '08

Current activities: Business Development Facilitator

Read more about Karen's work in international development and see her advice for IDS students.