Aaron Botwick earned his PhD in English at the CUNY Graduate Center. He is now an Assistant Professor of English at Hostos Community College.
David Gary earned his PhD in History at the CUNY Graduate Center. He is now an Associate Director of Collections at the American Philosophical Society.
Stacy Hartman earned her PhD in German Studies at Stanford University and at the time of recording was the Director of the Publics Lab at the Graduate Center. In this episode of Alumni Aloud, Stacy discusses careers in university initiatives and centers like the Publics Lab, the process of figuring out what you want to do after graduate school, and how to get on the path to a career in higher education.
This is a special edition of Alumni Aloud. This conversation was recorded in May 2023 as part of a virtual panel event. Our three panelists—Allison Guess (PhD Earth and Environmental Sciences (Human Geography), Michèle Duguay (PhD Music Theory), and Agustina Checa (PhD Ethnomusicology) are alumni of the Graduate Center.
This week’s guest is Hannah Collins who earned her doctorate in cello performance from the Graduate Center and is currently the cello professor at University of Kansas School of Music. In this episode, we talk about balancing teaching, performance, and service, collaboration between composers and performers, and the joys of teaching a diverse studio of cellists.
Liam Sweeney earned his Master’s in Liberal Studies and is currently a Senior Analyst at Ithaka S+R. In this episode of Alumni Aloud, I speak with Liam about his passion for helping labor in humanities programs, the challenges of working while earning your degree, and the importance of showing up to the right place at the right time.
Amanda Licastro studied English Literature, Digital Humanities, and Composition and Rhetoric at the CUNY Graduate Center. She is now an Emerging and Digital Literacy Designer at Penn Libraries.
Andrea Efthymiou earned her PhD in English Composition and Rhetoric at the Graduate Center and is now Director of Academic Planning & First-Year Programs, and the Writing Center Director at Hofstra University. In this episode of Alumni Aloud, I talk with Andrea about navigating her new administrative position, her approach to mentorship and writing education, as well as the power of listening, and the comfort of revision in administrative work.
Tim Wilson earned his MPhil in French at the Graduate Center and is now a Senior Grant Writer at the Natural Resources Defense Council. In this episode of Alumni Aloud, Tim shares insights about tapping into your network, figuring out what you want in a career, and developing a strategy to get your dream job.
Rayya El Zein received her PhD in Theatre and Performance at the Graduate Center. She is now Senior Program Manager at Code for Science and Society.
Johnna Scrabis received her MA from the Graduate Center's Comparative Literature Program in 2015. She is currently a comedy producer at Impractical Jokers.
Rebecca Amato received her PhD in History at the CUNY Graduate Center. She is currently the Director of Teaching and Learning at Illinois Humanities.
Aaron Eisenberg received his Master’s in Liberal Studies at the CUNY Graduate Center. He is currently a Project Manager focused on North America and the United Nations at the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung.
Alexia Raynal graduated from the MALS Program with an MA in Latin American and Caribbean Studies. She is now an EdTech Researcher at the Education Development Center’s Center for Children and Technology.
Thomas Harbison graduated from the History program with his PhD in 2011. He is the Acting Director of Digital Education at the Borough of Manhattan Community College.
Careers at the Intersection of Education & Technology (feat. Erin Rose Glass, Barbara Hubert, & Maria Janelli)
Our three panelists—Erin Rose Glass (PhD English), Barbara Hubert (PhD Urban Education), and Maria Janelli (PhD Educational Psychology)—are all alums of the Graduate Center. At the time of this recording, Erin was Senior Developer Educator at DigitalOcean, Barbara was Director of Professional Learning at BrainPOP, and Maria was Senior Manager of Online Teacher Education Programs at the American Museum of Natural History.
Melissa Wansin Wong received her PhD from the Theatre and Performance program at the Graduate Center. She is now the Director of Institutional Relations at the Museum of Chinese in America.
Brooke Bryant earned her PhD in Musicology at the Graduate Center and is now Director of Development at the Kaufman Music Center.
Charlotte Gartenberg received her PhD from the Graduate Center’s Latin American, Iberian, and Latino Cultures (LAILAC) program. She is now a freelance writer, editor, translator, and podcast producer based in New York City.
Lauren Reches earned her PhD in French from the Graduate Center. She is currently the National Sales Director at Skurnik Wine & Spirits, an alcohol import and distribution company headquartered in NYC.