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Recent political science graduates

Starting Careers

Jean Buteyn ('11) works as a consultant at Clear Peak LLC

Katie (Baker) Keilman ('11) works in Washington DC for Charles Koch Institute.

Shawn Tindall ('11) working as a property manager for Kuipers Construction in Holland, Michigan.

Benjamin Verhulst ('11) works as a law clerk at the United States Attorney's Office in Madison WI.

Eric Kamstra ('11) working as the Manager of the Annual Fund Special Programs at Calvin College.

Gabe Bell ('12) works for Mandiant as a software engineer.

David Boeckel ('12) Works as a film editor at the Acton Institute.

Josh Boerman('12) is the costume manager at The Flea Theater in Manhattan.

Meredith Fennema ('12) working as a PR &Marketing Specialist for the Grand Rapids Community Foundation.

Anna Flynn ('12) Working for Menlo Innovations, a software development company in Ann Arbor, MI.

Ashley Post ('12) Works for Americorps VISTA in fund development for Communication Action Team in St. Helen, OR.

Kyle Schutz ('12) does administrative work at Home Repair Services.

Ellen Van Eek ('12) working as an assistant, Asia Region for DAI, a global development company.

Jenna Vande Kamp ('12) is the Finance and Event Coordinator for the Kent County GOP in Grand Rapids, MI.

Jessica Peters ('12) works as a Youth Treatment Specialist for Wedgewood Christian Services,

Ryan Vander Ploeg ('12) is a financial Control Analyst at J. P. Morgan.

Hannah Whyte ('12) teaching English, high school language arts, in Catacamas, Honduras.

James Wood ('12) working at the Chicago-based legal consulting firm, Boomerang.

Andrew Disselkoen ('13) Health and Benefits Consultant for Aon Risk Solutions

Michael Phua ('13) Working as International Admissions Coordinator at Calvin College

Scott Tipton ('13) Fall 2013 started working as Director of Government Affairs and Business Development at Martin& Tipton, Inc.


Students at Law School

Josh Herr ('11) Fall 2011 started studying law at Pepperdine University and planning on a dual-degree - J.D./M.D.R. (Master's in Dispute Resolution).

Steve Krommendyk ('11) Fall 2011 started attending law school at Notre Dam.

Ana Stutler ('11) Fall 2011 started attending law school at Wayne State.

Peter Speelman ('12) Fall 2013 started New York University Law School.

Nikki Vander Meulen ('12) Fall 2012 started law school at Georgetown University.

Pursuing Graduate Degrees

Stephanie Brinks ('11) Fall 2011 starts masters program in Community and Mental Health Counseling at Canisius University in New York.

Griffin Jackson ('11) Fall 2011 started studying at the University of Chicago for his masters in International Relations.

Sarah Oliver ('11) Fall 2011 began a master's program in international political economy at the University of California - San Diego.

Kyle Vander Helm ('11) Fall 2011 beginning a MA program at the University of Denver.

Kay Varela ('11) Fall 2012 has a masters in Sociology from Texas A&M University now pursuing PhD in sociology at Texas A&M University.

Jesse Sun ('12) attends Sandford University's MA program in East Asia Studies.

Eric Doornbos ('13) Fall 2013 started Georgetown Security Studies Program.

Caleb Eom ('13) Fall 2014 starting a MSW at the University of Southern California.


Emily Daher ('11) Summer 2011 started as a business development and program intern with Hopeline Institute in Ghana (Accra) trough Partners Worldwide.

Rebecca Hiemstra ('12) working in Olympic National Park in Washington state with Christian Ministries in the National Parks.

Dan Hofman ('12) teaching English in Daquing, China through English First.

Kelly Larsen Organ ('12) January 2013 moved to rural Romania and works for an NGO called New Horizons Foundation. Her role is to assist in the international development and replication of their nonformal education/youth and community development programs, which has spread across Romania and is now taking root in places as diverse as Honduras, Armenia, Moldova, the Dominican Republic, and the United States. She is also the office manager there, getting her feet wet with human resources, event planning, and business management.

So Heon Park ('12) on staff at Civilian Fellowship for International Exchange in Seoul, South Korea.

Sonja Ringlever ('12) is an Americorps VISTA member, S. Organ Ed. Service District - Early Childhood Services in Grant City, OR.

James Randall ('13) Program assistant with Public International Law & Policy Group (PILPG), a legal consulting NGO

Tanner Remy ('13) works at the YMCA facility, Snow Mountain Ranch, in Grandby, CO.

Government Employees

Eric Walcott ('11) working for Representative Winnie Brinks in the House of Representatives in Lansing.

Jordan Wood ('12) Works s staff assistant in the office of Congressman Brad Schneider.

Scott Genzink ('13) Field Organizer for the New Jersey Democratic State Committee.

U.S. Armed Services

Reese Casillas ('12) Jan. 2013 started MOS training for the US Marines

Dave Eberle('12) Commissioned as a 2LT in the US Army in July 2012.

Fellowships and Internships

Ryan DeVries ('12) Fall 2012 awarded a Fulbright scholarship to teach English in Taiwan.

Priscilla Megalaa ('12) interning for one year at EvenStart, a Washington D.C. based organization that works with immigrants and refugees in the D. C. area.

Joshua Potter('13) interning with US Congressman Bill Huizenga in his district office.




James Wood '12 puts to use the communication, analysis and critical thinking skills he learned at Calvin as a legal researcher.James Wood

Lerae Kroon '09 takes passion for social justice to Harvard Law School
John Boumgarden '08 Grad starts a new scholarship
Jonathan Hirte '08 Grad in Washington DC
Kristine Tuinstra '08 starts a new position with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Abigail Skeans '08 works for the Institute for Global Engagement
Michael Wright '01 joins other alum in establishing the Bays-Herzberg Scholarship