Gizelle Baylon, who graduated Magna Cum Laude from UAA in 2013 with a major in Political Science and a minor in French, has been selected to teach English in South Korea under the English Program in Korea (EPIK). Congratulations, Gizelle!
Rachel Wintz, a 2013 graduate with a minor in Spanish and former president of the Spanish club La Tertulia, has returned to Alaska after working in Colombia as an English teacher. She has been appointed the statewide coordinator of Girls on the Run, an empowerment program for girls in 3rd-8th grade. Welcome home, Rachel, and congratulations on your new position!
Claude Mabudu, a 2013 graduate from the Languages Department French program, has been accepted into the UC Davis graduate program in French, where he will receive a full assistantship and teach French classes. Congratulations, Claude, and best of luck as you continue your studies!
Nataliya Udovyk, German minor and 2008-2009 Congress-Bundestag recipient, has completed a Master's of Science degree in International Energy Economics and Administration at the University of Leipzig, in cooperation with Moscow State University for International Affairs. Ms. Udovyk interned with Gazprom Germania and Allianz Climate Solutions. She is currently working for BP Alaska, where she is part of the BP Challenge Program, a developmental program for young professionals. Congratulations and good luck, Nataliya!
Lena Petrova, a German and Russian major, has entered a Masters program in the UAA School of Engineering and is pursuing a Masters of Science in Project Management. Congratulations and good luck, Lena!
Matthew Spence, a German major and Master of Arts in Teaching: World Languages graduate, has accepted a position as the 5th grade German and English teacher at Rilke Schule German School of Arts and Sciences. Congratulations, Matthew, and good luck in your new position!
Rachel Wintz, a Spanish minor and former president of the Spanish club La Tertulia, will be an exchange teacher in Cartagena, Colombia during the Spring 2014 semester. Congratulations and good luck, Rachel!
Charles Beattie, 2010-2011 Fulbright Teaching Assistant to Germany, has entered the UAA College of Education and is pursuing a Masters of Arts in Teaching with an emphasis in World Languages. Congratulations and good luck, Charles!
Jade Blattler, a Spanish major and former secretary of the Spanish club La Tertulia, has entered the UAA College of Education and is pursuing a Masters of Arts in Teaching with an emphasis in World Languages. Congratulations and good luck, Jade!
Sara Kalamarides, a Spanish major and former treasurer of the Spanish club La Tertulia, has entered the UAA College of Education and is pursuing a Masters of Arts in Teaching with an emphasis in English and Language Arts. Congratulations and good luck, Sara!
Kimberly Mauser, a French major who graduated in 2011, has been accepted to the Bordeaux Ecole de Management in France. Congratulations and good luck, Kimberly!
Matthew Spence, a current M.A.T. student with an emphasis on German and a Languages alumnus with a B.A. in German and a minor in Alaska Native Studies (2012), was selected as the Anchorage School District's 2013 UAA German Intern of the Year. Matthew is also a 2013 U.S. Fulbright National Finalist, and was honored for his accomplishment at UAA's Ninth Annual Undergraduate Research and Discovery Awards Ceremony. Congratulations on both counts, Matthew!