Where are they now?

Our majors have gone on to careers in law, management, writing, editing, public relations, advertising, publishing, and library science, among other fields. From recent years:

  • Courtney Betar ('11) will be teaching English at True North Rochester Preparatory Charter School.
  • Emily Housecamp ('10) is now the Assistant Director of the Career Development Center at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

  • Audra Conway is going to Goucher College in Baltimore for an MFA in Creative Nonfiction
  • Mike Daum is at Michigan State University Law School
  • Laura Dever is going to U of R for mental health counseling
  • Leigh Graziano is studying literature at the University of Delaware
  • Erin Hurd is attending the law school at the University of the District of Columbia
  • Shanthi Karthikakeyan is attending SUNY Brockport for a Masters in History and Women and Gender Studies
  • Elizabeth Martinez is going to U of R Warner school of Education
  • Mary McLean is at Northern Illinois University for an MA in Political Science
  • Eric Parkison is going to the U of R for graduate work in English
  • Danielle Podlucky is a paralegal at the law firm Becker, Kellogg, and Berry in Washington DC
  • Vassana Praseutsinh will freelance for the D&C this year, and attend Emerson College next year for a Masters Degree
  • Alexandra Pulmieri is working at the New York State Literary Center
  • John Snyder will be Student Teaching
  • Tim Thomas will be teaching English in the City School District
  • Wendy Van Dellon is getting an MA in Rhetoric and Composition at Ohio University
  • Catherine Agar ('07) has completed a Masters in English at the U of R and will be teaching English 101 at Fisher in the fall
  • Patricia Johnson ('07) and Synthia Green ('07) are working toward MAs in Education at the University of Rochester
  • Justin Miller ('07) is a technical writer at Paychex
  • Caitlin Pfaffenbach ('07) is teaching in Teach for America
  • Meghan Prichard ('07) is living in Ithaca and writing poetry (and has sent us a sample).
  • Melissa Slocum ('07) is working for a University Press
  • Justin Thomas ('07) is teaching 9th grade at the Bolivar-Richburg central school
  • Randi Vengelen ('07) is working at Summit Federal Credit Union
  • Michelle Bopp ('05) earned an MA in Cultural Studies at Carnegie Mellon
  • Colleen DuPuy ('06) is studying Creative Writing at SUNY Brockport
  • Mark Foti ('06) is at UB Law School
  • Brittney Keith ('05) is teaching high school in the Baltimore area.
  • Mark Bowers ('01) got his MBA and an MS in International Studies from Fisher in 07, and will be teaching composition in the English Department in the fall of '08!

Other Fisher English Alumni:

Jennifer Jonaitis ('99) teaches English at Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake High School, near Albany.

Marshae Francis '97, Program Specialist for the Black Youth Leadership Development Program (Rochester Red Cross)
J.P. Altieri '96, Technical Writer, Micro Instrument Corporation, Rochester
Todd Schiffmacher '95, J. D., Syracuse Law School
Cindy Cook '94, Freelance Writer and Website Developer
Sarah White '93, Editor, West Group Publishing
Ken Maum '92, Proposal Coordinator at Empire Medicare Services, Syracuse
Heidi Mueller '91, Bookstore Manager, University of Rochester Medical School
Eileen Carney '90, Assistant Public Defender, Monroe County

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