Where are they going?
English Majors - Class of 2007
Ginna Baker - I am going to live in the L'Abri community in Rochester, Minnesota for the month of June. After that, I will move to Virginia and find a job for my spare time--whenever I am not chatting with friends or reading kids' books on my back porch.
Laurie Bardenwerper - After spending the summer at home I will be attending the University of Minnesota Law School for 3 years, at which point I will hopefully receive my J.D. and go on to practice law.
Bryanna Bellard - I was just accepted into the Beijing New Oriental Foreign Language School at Yangzhou to teach English for one full year.
Cassie Clark - I'm going to California to be an assistant event planner with the American Cancer Society. I'm helping to plan a major breast cancer awareness event called Making Strides (like a 21,000-person Relay For Life) that runs in late October. The position runs through November, and then I'll decide what I'm doing after that!
Maura De Chant - I'm going to be working in the Twin Cities next year and applying to grad schools, hoping to get a PhD in Modern European History.
Ellen Draeger - After graduation I'm returning to Lake Wapogasset Lutheran Bible Camp for my second summer as a counselor before moving to the east coast in August for my placement with Lutheran Volunteer Corps. Right now, it looks like I'll be working for either Lutheran Immigrant and Refugee Services in Baltimore or the Latin America Work Group (political advocacy) in Washington D.C. After my year of service with LVC I plan on pursuing a Master's Degree in Nonprofit Management before returning to the Twin Cities to work as the development director of a local nonprofit.
Amy Grove - For the next two years I'll be doing the Teach for America program in East Bay Area California. After that I'm looking at getting my PHD in comparative lit at grad school! Exciting stuff!!
Franny Gustafon - After working at a resort in Vermont this summer, I'll take the year to travel through Europe and Australia. I'd then like to go to graduate school abroad in hopes of becoming an English professor. I will also continue to pursue a career in musical theatre.
Emelie Heltsley - I was accepted into Teach for America and will be teaching middle or high school English (what else?!) in the Mississippi Delta this fall. I'll spend June and July in Houston for training, and will move to the Delta in late July, where I will live and work for the next two years. If there are any Ole alums in the south, I'd love to hear from you!
Jessica Hendricks - I am getting married in August and then heading to Chicago for a Masters of Arts in Divinity from the University of Chicago.
Meryl Houser - In the fall I will be starting graduate school at the University of Minnesota where I will pursue a Masters of Mass Communications. As for this summer, probably working in the cities, but not too hard so I can enjoy NOT being an adult for just a little bit longer.
Anna Jasch - I am planning on teaching English in Georgia (the country, not the state). I plan to teach there for two years.
Kali Johnson - I've received the GAIPS scholarship from my adoption agency, I'll study Korean language at a Kyung-hee University in Seoul, South Korea for 4 weeks this summer. After I finish my program I am going to spend some time with my birth family and then go to Japan for a bit. For the scholarship I must complete a project on being Korean adopted in Korean society and present it to my adoption agency. While I am over there I hope to gain insight as to what I might like to do this fall.
Joshua Kalscheur - For the next two years I will be teaching English Literature and English Language at a Jesuit boarding high school in Chuuk (Truk), Micronesia. I will continue to write poetry, and hopefully inspire others to do so as well. When I get back from my service with Jesuit Volunteers International, I will then attend an MFA program in poetry.
Katharine Klotzbach - From September to December I'll be student teaching third grade at an inner-city elementary school in Minneapolis. Then the search for myown classroom begins in January...
Anna Lace - This summer I will work in Minneapolis as a nanny for two extremely adorable and unusually well-behaved little boys. In mid June I am going to Hawaii for two weeks with my boyfriend's family. The trip is conveniently timed so I will have a nice tan when I am the maid of honor at my sister's wedding on July 7th! Next fall I will student teach at Maple Grove Senior High. After that I hope to find a job teaching English -- hopefully at a middle school -- for the fall of '08.
Alison Lehr - I was just offered to stay on full time at my internship as assistant to the Environmental Manager at Cemstone. I'd also like to teach English abroad and travel for a year or two before going back to school.
Emily Lindo - I will be braving the briny for an MA in Mediterranean Archaeology from the University of Bristol.
Bethany McPherson - I am getting married in June to my high school sweetheart and we will be living in Ashland, WI for the summer. In August, we are moving to West Lafayette, Indiana where he will pursue a Master's Degree in Civil Engineering at Purdue University. I will be licensed to teach Lanugage Arts, grades 5-12, in Minnesota and hope to get a temporary Indiana license for the next two years. I hope to find a job teaching (or possibly subbing) middle or high school Language Arts/English.
John Morrow - I will be an English teaching assistant in France next year. I will be at a primary school in the Academie de Nice in the south. After this little sejour, I will be applying to film school in New York and Los Angeles to get a doctorate in "Cinema Studies."
Kristen Mundahl - Since I will be graduating with a licensure to teach 5-12 Communication, Arts, and Literature as well as an English major, I'm planning on applying in both fields. I intend to stay local, at least for the time being, unless a certain career opportunity elsewhere catches my eye. At present, I hope to use my English major to start in a marketing or editing field.
Marie Olson - I'm working at Augsburg Fortress Publishing Company this summer and then starting at Luther Seminary in St. Paul in the fall, I'll be pursuing my M.Div. there!
Laurel Osman - In July I am starting at Quad/Graphics in Milwaukee, WI where I will do 6 month rotations around the country for the next 3 years.
Sara Perelli-Minetti - I'll be working as a Marketing Associate for General Mills.
Kristen Rau - Next year I'll be doing the first year of a Master's degree in public policy at the Humphrey Institute. Afterwards, I'm hoping travel and work in Africa, either through the Peace Corps, the Rotary Club, or a Fulbright scholarship. My long-term goal is to work for the American government or to become an English professor--if anyone has an idea how I might merge these interests, I'm all ears!
Stephanie Soucheray - After graduation I will be a general reporter for the Northfield News and a part-time researcher on a documentary for Palisades Productions. These jobs come after 23 rejections from such prestigious places as Reuters, Newsweek, TimeOut New York, and even the Kansas City Star (I had forgotten I even applied there!) Other than work, I will spend time playing with my four nieces and nephews, reading non-academic books sans guilt, and curbing my bad St. Olaf habit: three cans of coke per day.
Jenna Tulman - Next year I will be working for a health care software company in Madison, WI called Epic Systems as an "Implementation Specialist." I will also be sailing and riding my bide as much as possible.
Michell Vigen - I will be taking a year off (deferring my admission) to work before enrolling in the University of Minnesota's dual-degree program to earn my law degree and my masters degree in public policy. During my year off, I hope to do something environment or policy-related, learn Spanish, and travel!
Hannah Wallisch - I'll be moving back to the great state of Wisconsin (Milwaukee or Madison area) to marry my love Justin and find a job, hopefully in the non-profit sector. Community activism, leisure reading, writing, urban gardening, contemplating grad school, and trying to navigate bus routes will fill most of my spare time.
Hannah Woldum - I will be attending the Catholic Intellectual Traditions seminar at the Erasmus Institute at Notre Dame during June and then I will be going to the University of St. Thomas for a Master's degree in Catholic Studies.
Charlie Wolff - I'll be getting married in August and moving with my blushing bride to Austin, TX to pursue a graduate degree in advertising from the University of Texas and do an independent and completely unrecognized study on the Austin music scene.