Employment and Internships (Page 1)

Taylor Ludman ’14

Hometown: Willow Street, Pa.

Major(s): Psychology

Employer: The Renfrew Center

Taylor has join The Renfrew Center. Located in Philadelphia, it is the nation’s first residential eating disorder treatment center. Taylor will design research studies and collect and analyze data.

Campus Activities & Engagement: Varsity cross country and indoor and outdoor track and field; Psi Chi; circulation desk supervisor, Waidner-Spahr Library; teacher’s assistant, psychology department

Internships: NHS Autism School, Carlisle; Milepaelen Outpatient Center, Copenhagen

How has Dickinson prepared Taylor for Life Beyond the Limestone?

“Studying at Dickinson has given me the skills and confidence to achieve all of my career goals in the field of psychology,” she says. 

Zachary Vassilaros ’14

Hometown: Manhassett, N.Y.

Major(s): Law & Policy

Employer: TransPerfect Legal Solutions

Zachary has accepted a position as an account manager with TransPerfect Legal Solutions, a leading provider of enterprise localization services and technology solutions with offices in more than 80 cities and on six continents. He will be based in the Washington, D.C. office.

Campus Activities & Engagement: Kappa Sigma fraternity

Ashleigh Rockwell ’14

Hometown: Media, Pa.

Major(s): International Business & Management; French

Employer: The Advisory Board Company

Ashleigh joins The Advisory Board Company, a global research, technology and consulting firm, as a coordinator for the spend-performance department.

Ellen Kaveevittayakun ’14

Hometown: Chanthaburi, Thailand

Major(s): Theatre Arts

Employer: Playwrights Horizons

Ellen has accepted a seasonal costume resident position with Playwrights Horizon, an off-Broadway writer's theater dedicated to the support and development of contemporary American playwrights, composers and lyricists, and to the production of their new work. She will assist the costume-shop supervisor on six productions.

Campus Activities & Engagement: Secretary of Mermaid Players; secretary for ASIA club

Internships: Technical intern, Theatre for the New City; wardrobe and prop mistress, Michael Chekhov Theatre Company; costume volunteer, Sewell Barn Theatre & Great Hall Theatre; costume assistant, Tent Theatre

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Elizabeth Mudge ’14

Hometown: Nashua, N.H.

Major: American Studies

Employer: American Heart Association, Harrisburg, Pa.

Elizabeth will work as an administrative associate assisting the association with its event logistics and incentives, tracking donation information, generating cultivation items and newsletters and working with office volunteers and interns.

Campus Activities & Engagement: Kappa Alpha Theta, chief executive officer, service and philanthropy director; Dickinson Equestrian Team; community service

Internships:  American Heart Association, development intern

What are some of the defining moments of Elizabeth’s Dickinson experience?

“One of the defining moments of my Dickinson experience was being a mentor for the Emerging Leaders Retreat in January 2013. It was such a great experience. It helped both first-year students and the mentors learn new leadership skills, and illuminated the resources Dickinson has available for those passionate about improving our community.”

Sophie Hearne ’14

Hometown: Sharon, Mass.

Major: Latin American/Latino/Caribbean Studies

Employer: Linkage, Burlington, Mass

Sophie will work as an Advancing Women & Inclusive Leadership intern

Campus Activities & Engagement: The Office of Diversity Initiatives for three years

Internships:  Carlisle Family YMCA, Education Department

Lydia Marks ’14

Hometown: Kensington, Md.

Major(s): Neuroscience

Employer: TEDMED

Lydia has accepted a position with TEDMED, an independent event operating under license from the nonprofit TED conference. TEDMED’s global community convenes at an annual gathering and year-round online.

Campus Activities & Engagement: Liberty Cap Society; Alpha Lambda Delta

Internships: Recreation and welfare intern, National Institutes of Health; intern for Dickinson’s Sports Information Director

Calin Ruscica-Aman ’14

Hometown: Katanoh, N.Y.

Major(s): Sociology

Employer: Education First (EF)

Calin has accepted a position as a sales tour consultant for EF, which offers cultural exchanges, educational travel, language training and degree programs with offices in more than 50 countries. Working out of the education-tour division in Cambridge, Mass., Calin will recruit middle- and high-school teachers in her assigned region to take students on educational, international-travel tours.

Campus Activities & Engagement: Vice president, Interfraternity Council; vice president, class of 2014; Student Senate; finance committee; enrollment and student life committee; initiatives committee; Kappa Sigma fraternity; orientation assistant

Internships: American Civil Liberties Union (intake department); human-resources intern, Metropolitan Telecommunications

How has Dickinson prepared Calin for Life Beyond the Limestone?

“Dickinson has given me the ability to not fear failure,” she says. “Without that fear, impossible things become possible.”

Maria-Paz Pitarque ’14

Hometown: Quito, Ecuador

Major(s): Political Science

Employer: Phillips Academy Andover

Maria-Paz will work as a teacher assistant at Phillips Academy, an independent coeducational secondary school in Andover, Mass. She will teach speech and debate and English as a Second Language (ESL) courses.

Campus Activities & Engagement: Vice president, Panhellenic Council; president, Delta Nu sorority

How has Dickinson prepared Maria-Paz for Life Beyond the Limestone?

“Receiving a liberal-arts education has taught me to seek opportunities,” she says. “I have been prepared in the best way possible.”

Elizabeth de la Reguera ’14

Hometown: Hunt Valley, Md.

Major(s): Environmental Science

Employer: Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, Mass.

Elizabeth will work as a recruitment coordinator for the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL), an international center for research, education and training in biology, biomedicine and ecology. She will travel to a variety of colleges and universities recruiting students to attend MBL’s semester in environmental science, a program in which she participated during her junior year.

Campus Activities & Engagement: Alliance for Aquatic Resource Monitoring (ALLARM); teaching assistant

Internships: Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies’ Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU); National Science Foundation (NSF) Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Talent Expansion Program (STEP) for two summers at Dickinson

What were some of the defining moments of Elizabeth’s Dickinson experience?

“Faculty members that became mentors over the years; my senior thesis; and all of the friends I made and kept throughout my four years,” she says. 

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Katherine Egan ’14

Hometown: Oakland, Calif.

Major(s): International Business & Management

Employer: The Advisory Board

Katherine has accepted a position as a marketing and sales associate assigned to the health-care category for The Advisory Board, a global research, technology and consulting firm helping hospital and university executives to better serve patients and students. She will be based in Washington, D.C.

Campus Activities & Engagement: Three-year member of the chapter council for Kappa Kappa Gamma; Farm. Cook. Eat. Coordinator; Alpha Phi Omega; phonathon caller; senior campaign committee

Internships: Stearns Johnson Communications, San Francisco (two summer internships: wrote blog posts; monitored social media for clients and the firm; developed showcasing and speaking opportunities for clients; pitched stories and secured media placements for clients; assisted in new-business development program)

How has Dickinson prepared Katherine for Life Beyond the Limestone?

“My professors and peers prepared me in numerous ways,” she says. “My professors always asked me to start thinking about the bigger picture and how problems are connected to my other classes or the world. My peers challenged me to be better and try harder. Surrounding myself with peers who want to make a change and professors who foster that change and growth has been incredible. My experiences at Dickinson, in particular studying abroad in Yaounde, Cameroon, have taught me how to break out of my comfort zone and try something different. I am fully prepared to take on the next chapter of my life.”

Samuel Silvershein ’14

Hometown: Basking Ridge, N.J.

Major(s): Biology

Employer: Starr Hill Brewery

Samuel will be an assistant brewer at Starr Hill Brewery in Charlottesville, Va. He will work on the brew floor, measuring sugar levels in beer and testing for yeast quality.

Campus Activities & Engagement: Vice president, Club Hockey; cofounder, Dickinson Doghouse; Career Center advisory board

Internships: EcoHealth Alliance (compiled data on zoonotic diseases); researched the CD 14 human gene with Assistant Professor of Biology Tiffany Frey; equine-research internship with Dickinson alumna Mary Robinson ’01 at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine’s New Bolton Center.

How has Dickinson prepared Samuel for Life Beyond the Limestone?

“Dickinson prepared me to continue learning in all situations and that education never halts,” he says. “It also has taught me that if there is something I want to happen, I need to push for it and see it through.”

Leigh Ratino ’14

Hometown: Chevy Chase, Md.

Major(s): Environmental Science

Internship: Food and Water Watch

Leigh will begin a graduate internship with Food and Water Watch, a Washington, D.C.-based non-governmental organization and consumer-rights group that focuses on corporate and government accountability relating to food, water and fishing.

Campus Activities & Engagement: Jive Turkey Ultimate Frisbee Team; Delta Nu sorority

Grace Freundlich ’14

Hometown: Lexington, Ohio

Major(s): Biology

Employer: The Ohio State University

As a research assistant in the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center of The Ohio State University’s Wooster campus, Grace will conduct experiments to perform transgene introductions into soybean cultures and validation of successful gene introduction. She also will analyze plants for the presence of transgene and inducing embryonic tissue and transgenic soybean.

Campus Activities & Engagement: Alpha Phi Omega, co-ed service fraternity; Jive Turkeys Ultimate Frisbee Team

Internships: Collaborative research with Associate Professor of Biology Tom Arnold (studied the secondary metabolite production of seagrasses near Myora Springs, Australia)

How has Dickinson prepared Grace for Life Beyond the Limestone?

“I’ve grown tremendously as a person,” she says. “I’ve gained more self-confidence in my academic understanding of biology and in my ability to adapt to new environments.”

What are some of the defining moments of Grace’s Dickinson experience?

“Being a part of the Ultimate Frisbee Team,” she says. “I’ve made lifelong friends through the club and I had a great time playing the game.”

Savannah-Grace Leeman ’14

Hometown: London, England

Major(s): Biology

Employer: She Knows

Savannah-Grace has accepted a position as a community-outreach project manager at She Knows, the largest online lifestyle community for women 25-54. She will be based in New York City. 

Jessica Greene ’14

Hometown: Garden City, N.Y.

Major(s): English

Employer: Success Academy Charter Schools

Jessica has accepted a teaching position with Success Academy Charter Schools. She will develop and deliver lesson plans and grade work for schools within the New York City area.

Campus Activities and Engagement: Varsity women’s lacrosse; Kappa Kappa Gamma; Kappa Delta Pi

Internships: Student teacher, grade-nine English (taught five periods per day; graded student work; administered assessments)

How has Dickinson prepared Jessica for Life Beyond the Limestone?

“With a liberal-arts education from Dickinson, I feel more than ready to tackle and adapt to unique situations that I may face working in the classroom,” she says. “I am prepared to enter a new environment and to teach and interact with a variety of learners.”

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Emma Rodwin ’14

Hometown: Rockville, Md.

Major(s): English; Spanish

Employer: The Butler School

Emma has accepted a position as a 7th and 8th grade teacher at the Butler School, a Montessori school in Darnestown, Md. She will teach the core humanities and language-arts curriculum, conduct writers’ workshops, develop a peace study and integrate students’ academic studies with the outdoors.

Campus Activities & Engagement: Co-head tutor, Norman M. Eberly Multilingual Writing Center; Dickinson Equestrian Team; Belles Lettres Literary Society

Internships: Public-relations intern, Christie’s Fine Art Auction House, N.Y.; El Centro Cultural Generació del 27, Málaga, Spain; Dana Research Assistant for Assistant Professor of English Claire Seiler

How has Dickinson prepared Emma for Life Beyond the Limestone?

“Dickinson has taught me to question everything around me,” she says. “Those questions challenge me to see the world for what it is and for what it can possibly be.”

What are some of the defining moments of Emma’s Dickinson experience?

“Working in the writing center has shaped my entire Dickinson experience,” she says. “It’s a great resource for students and it creates a community of tutors who support one another intellectually and socially.”

Maeva Riley ’14

Hometown: Oakland, Calif.

Major(s): International Business & Management

Employer: LinkedIn

Maeva will join LinkedIn’s customer marketing team. She will be based in San Francisco.

Campus Activities & Engagement: Cross country; indoor and outdoor track & field; resident assistant; house and apartment manager

How has Dickinson prepared Maeva for Life Beyond the Limestone?

“Dickinson has prepared me in so many ways,” she says. “The big focus on being global helped me in shaping what I want to do in the future and it has showed me that all nations are connected in some way. Dickinson also has taught me how to think critically and solve problems. Without the courses and professors that I had here, I would not have the skills to think about problems in a way that I believe is crucial in being successful.”

Shanice Grant ’14

Hometown: Brooklyn, N.Y.

Major(s): Political Science; English

Employer: Success Academy Charter School

Shanice has taken a position with the administration of Success Academy Charter School in the Bronx, N.Y. She will manage projects, including planning school events, and maintain relationships with scholars, parents and the larger school community.

Campus Activity & Engagement: President, Wheel and Chain; Montgomery Service Leaders; political science committee co-chair

David Largey ’14

Hometown: Huntington, N.Y.

Major(s): International Studies

Employer: American International Group (AIG)

David has accepted a position working as a finance analyst for AIG, an international insurance organization serving customers in more than 130 countries. He’ll be based in New York City.

Campus Activities & Engagement: Men’s varsity lacrosse

Internships: Analyst at AIG

How has Dickinson prepared David for Life Beyond the Limestone?

“The college has truly provided me with a vast spectrum of knowledge,” says David, adding. “It has given me the skills to approach any challenge or situation in a creative and unique way.”

What are some of the defining moments of David’s Dickinson experience?

“One of the most defining moments of my time here was during my first year, when the men’s lacrosse team won the school’s first conference title,” he says. “Another defining moment was my experience studying and traveling abroad in Bologna, Italy.” 

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Annabelle Gould ’14

Hometown: Barboursville, Va.

Major(s): Women’s & Gender Studies

Internship: Oldfields School

Annabelle will return to Oldfields School, an all-girls boarding school in Baltimore—and her high-school alma mater—to assist the admissions office with its on-campus equestrian program. She will live on campus and act as a dorm parent, advisor to students and coach for a sports team.

Campus Activities & Engagement: Pi Beta Phi; student class Senator

Internships: Carlisle Arts Learning Center; Charlottesville local art galleries and interior-design companies

Marketa Jakubcova ’14

Hometown: Prague, Czech Republic

Major(s): International Business & Management

Employer: Deloitte

Marketa has accepted a position as a consultant in global employer services for Deloitte Tax LLP.

Campus Activities & Engagement: Student investment club; tennis club; Pi Beta Phi; photography club; media center assistant; roundtable discussion with former Secretary of State and the 2014 Commencement speaker Madeleine Albright.

Internships: Texas Instruments, Prague; Typa, Argentina; NBCUniversal, New York City

How has Dickinson prepared Marketa for Life Beyond the Limestone?

“Dickinson gave me a well-rounded education, the ability to write and present and market myself to employers,” she says. 

Mary DiGiorgio ’14

Hometown: Devon, Pa. 

Major(s): Biology

Employer: Dr. Margaret Lamont, United States Geological Survey (USGS)

Mary will work with USGS biologist Margaret Lamont in St. Joseph’s Peninsula, Florida, tagging nesting sea turtles, taking measurements and recording data.

Campus Activities & Engagement: Delta Nu sorority

Internships: Safe Harbour, which serves the homeless and potentially homeless in Cumberland County, Pa.

How has Dickinson prepared Mary for Life Beyond the Limestone?

“Working closely with professors and my research experience really helped me figure out what I wanted to do with my life,” she says.

Danielle Erickson ’14

Hometown: Princeton Junction, N.J.

Major(s): Computer Science; Spanish

Employer: ThoughtWorks

Danielle will join ThoughtWorks, a global software-design & delivery and consulting company with 29 offices in 12 countries. She will begin her career as a junior software consultant, participating in a rigorous training program in India. She will be based in the Chicago and New York City offices.

Campus Activities & Engagement: Synergy dance team captain; Pi Beta Phi sorority

Internships: Robotics research intern, Purdue University

Anne Dyroff ’14

Hometown: Wayne, Pa.

Major(s): Environmental Science

Employer: David Blackmore & Associates, Inc.

Anne will work as a geotechnical field technician at David Blackmore & Associates, Inc., a geotechnical and environmental engineering firm in Pottstown, Pa.

Campus Activities & Engagement: Cross Country, indoor & outdoor track, Eco-Reps, athletic Eco-Reps