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Max Herman

Majors: international studies, Spanish
Hometown: Reisterstown, Maryland
Employer: Allegis Group
Job title: data privacy analyst

Job Responsibilities   

  • The development, implementation and maintenance of privacy policies and procedures, investigation and tracking of privacy incidents to comply with HIPAA, CCPA, GDPR and other applicable state/federal/international laws.
  • Support the objectives of the Global Privacy Office.
  • Working with/enabling our Transformation Programs (Connected/Evolve).
  • Partnering with the data governance and security teams to enable consistent processes and workflow as it relates to global privacy and protection procedures and guidelines.
  • Be able to execute job responsibilities independently and with the understanding of how the output will affect other operational areas as it relates to data privacy and protection.
  • Ensure compliance with data privacy laws such as HIPAA, the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation and the California Consumer Privacy Act in accordance with the organization’s goals and objectives.
  • Analyze system designs and data flows to identify and mitigate potential privacy vulnerabilities.
  • Help develop and maintain internal privacy policies, guidelines and best practices for our organization.
  • Work in collaboration with the technical and nontechnical stakeholders in our organization to understand data flows as they pertain to business processes, reporting, analysis and advanced analytics utilization to comply with data privacy and protection guidelines.

How has Dickinson prepared you for life after graduation?

I have received a well-rounded education that has provided me the opportunity to enter into many different fields postgraduation to begin my career.

What are you most anticipating about your career or post-graduate pursuits?

Continuing the career path as an analyst and eventually pursuing a master’s degree.

What are some of the defining moments of your Dickinson experience?
Study abroad in Spain and South America, jazz band, club sports.

Internship Experience

Data analyst intern/privacy analyst intern, Allegis Group, Hanover, Md. Similar roles to full-time employment functions.

Kara Smith

Majors: English, Spanish, environmental studies
Hometown: Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
Employer: Ngenius Tutoring and Test Prep
Job title: Spanish tutor

Job Responsibilities

My primary job right now is teaching and tutoring Spanish grammar, culture, speaking, listening and writing for students K-12. I design lesson plans and homework assignments for some of my students for whom I am their primary or only Spanish teacher. For other students, I am a resource for homework help and aiding in taking their Spanish learning further than they are able to in the classroom. Aside from working directly with my students, I also am responsible for regularly communicating with them and their parents via email and sometimes phone to remind them of appointments, provide follow up information and discuss the students' progress. I occasionally do administrative work for Ngenius Tutoring and Test Prep as well, which involves finding or creating relevant material they can share on their social media pages to engage with parents and students.

What are you most anticipating about your career or post-graduate pursuits?

I hope to be able to go back to school soon. I want to pursue a career in higher education, ideally as a Spanish professor at a school similar to Dickinson. My experience with professors and classes at Dickinson, particularly within the Department of Spanish, was very positive and I would love to be able to affect future college students in similar ways. Until I'm able to go back to school to earn my Ph.D. in Spanish literature, I hope to be able to continue tutoring and teaching Spanish as much as possible, as I am currently doing.

What are some of the defining moments of your Dickinson experience?

I loved my time at Dickinson. In particular, I credit my wonderful professors for fostering environments in which I grew as a person, student, researcher, scholar and future educator. While at Dickinson, I was able to be a research assistant for two of my Spanish professors, Professor of Spanish Elise Bartosik-Vélez and Associate Professor of Spanish Erin Díaz. Both of those research opportunities greatly increased my love of the other half of a professor's responsibilities: personal research projects. I was also told about and coached through a project, based on my Spanish senior thesis, that I submitted for NeMLA's annual Undergraduate Forum and later presented at their conference in Boston. Without the support and belief of my professors in the Department of Spanish, I never would have known about that opportunity and would never have been exposed to the wide range of research projects I encountered at the conference. Working in Dickinson's Multilingual Writing Center is another experience I will carry with me forever. I tutored Spanish writing at the center for multiple years and participated in the first Multilingual Writer's Badge Program offered. I loved tutoring at the Writing Center and learned so much about teaching and second language acquisition that I continue to draw. Working as a peer tutor for Spanish was also an incredibly rewarding experience, as was getting to know OSAs while living in the Romance Languages House my sophomore year. I wouldn't trade that year and the friends I made during it for anything.

Rachel Prince

Majors: educational studies, Spanish
Hometown: Short Hills, New Jersey
Graduate School: Relay Graduate School of Education
Field of study: New York: Two-Year M.A.T. and Transitional B Certification
Employer: Zeta Charter Schools
Job title: resident teacher 

Job Responsibilities   

Zeta emphasizes educating the whole child, with a strong focus on socio-emotional learning. With Zeta, I will have the meaningful opportunity to work with an experienced co-teacher in an elementary school classroom. In addition, through Zeta's partnership with Relay Graduate School of Education, I will receive a master’s in teaching and New York State Teaching Certification.

Internship Experience

Teaching fellow: June 2020 – Aug. 2020 in Santa Fe, N.M.

  • Teach literature to three cohorts of seventh grade students.
  • Advise a group of five middle school students.
  • Create and implement lesson plans for seventh grade curriculum.
  • Design and teach a curriculum for a 2-D art elective.
  • Regularly collaborate with and receive feedback from an instructional coach in the teaching profession to enhance and improve teaching strategies/practices.

Hebrew school teacher: Gesher Religious School -Sept. 2018 – present in Harrisburg, Pa.

  • Serve as head teacher for grades three through seven.
  • Independently create and implement weekly lesson plans on topics such as Jewish ethics, Jewish holidays and Hebrew language. Additionally, facilitate group discussion.
  • Incorporate outside research on emotional intelligence, art as an educational tool and Eisner's Three Curricula. 

Annie Pendleton

Majors: international business & management, Spanish
Hometown: Warrenton, Virginia
Employer: Third Bridge
Job title: associate

Job Responsibilities

I will be working as an associate to connect clients with industry experts in order to better their business practices. First, I will work to understand the clients' needs, then research professionals in the respective industries to establish who can best answer their questions.

How has Dickinson prepared you for life after graduation?

Dickinson's liberal arts education has prepared me well for a career in information services because it has challenged me to think in a variety of different ways as I expect to in this role. As an associate, I will work in a ton of different industries right off the bat, I expect that Dickinson has prepared me to think critically and communicate my findings.

What are you most anticipating about your career or post-graduate pursuits?

I am anticipating learning a lot in this role. I am excited to continue my education in a real-life setting.

What are some of the defining moments of your Dickinson experience?

Some of the most defining moments of my Dickinson experience have been as a result of the people that Dickinson introduced to me. I think that this became more evident throughout the past 15 months of the Pandemic when we were challenged to stay in touch in different ways.

Internship Experience

I worked for Deloitte LLC in their Hartford, Conn. office in the summer of 2020. I was a functional team member working on a government public sector project regarding health care accessibility.  

Micaela Kitchen

Majors: political science, Spanish
Hometown: Doylestown, Pennsylvania
Graduate School: Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Field of study: public interest/immigration law

How has Dickinson prepared you for life after graduation?

My experiences at Dickinson as a political science and Spanish double major have emphasized the importance of intersectionality to political and legal matters.
   
What are you most anticipating about your career or post-graduate pursuits?

I am excited to attend the Drexel University Kline School of Law this upcoming fall with a focus in public interest law.

What are some of the defining moments of your Dickinson experience?

I feel that my study abroad experience in Málaga, Spain was a defining moment of my Dickinson experience.

Internship Experience

Externships: Law Intern in Philadelphia, Pa. City Hall with Dickinson College alumna and former judge Rosalyn K. Robinson, legislative intern with the PA House of Representatives in Harrisburg, Pa. (both through Dickinson externship program/search with Career Center)
   
Internships: remote political affairs intern with the Borgen Project (non-profit devoted to lobbying congressional leaders to support international poverty-reduction legislation), legal intern with the Bucks County District Attorney's Office in Doylestown, Pa.

Hanna Butler

Majors: political science, Spanish
Hometown: Gibson Island, Maryland
Employer: Strategic Partners & Media
Job title: digital media coordinator

Job Responsibilities

Serve as a member of the digital team in creating graphics, newsletters for clients, social media content and more.

How has Dickinson prepared you for life after graduation?

The workplace I'm going into is campaign based so it is a very fast-paced environment, especially the months before election days. Because of my experience as a student-athlete on campus, I feel confident in multi-tasking when I have a lot on my plate.

What are you most anticipating about your career or post-graduate pursuits?

I am looking forward to the upcoming elections in 2022 and 2024 and seeing how the Republican Party transforms post-Trump.

What are some of the defining moments of your Dickinson experience?

Studying abroad in Málaga, Spain, I had the best host family who allowed me to become fluent in Spanish. Another highlight was being captain of the women's tennis team, where I was extremely fortunate to have a season and make great friends for life.

Internship Experience

  • Summer 2018: production intern, Strategic Partners & Media, Annapolis, Md.
  • Summer 2019: congressional intern, Office of Congresswoman Elise M. Stefanik, Washington, D.C.
  • Summer/Fall 2020: digital intern, Strategic Partners & Media, Annapolis, Md.

Ryan Showman

Majors: international studies, Spanish
Hometown: Jeannette, Pennsylvania
Graduate School: Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies
Field of study: international relations

How has Dickinson prepared you for life after graduation?

Dickinson and its great professors have helped me learn how to think critically and understand my major and the potential professional opportunities that it can provide. Study abroad also provided me with great opportunities to learn about other parts of the world, improve my Spanish, and influence my career goals. Dickinson's excellent professors have also given me excellent advice on my future and how to prepare for life after graduation.

What are you most anticipating about your career or post-graduate pursuits?

I am really anticipating further specializing my studies of international relations. My graduate program also involves studying in Bologna, Italy for a bit, so I am especially excited for that.

What are some of the defining moments of your Dickinson experience?

Definitely going abroad to Ecuador and Argentina have been pretty defining and have definitely shaped how I am as a person. The moment I saw the Andes was definitely a defining moment. Living in The Treehouse has also been defining. It has helped show me the advantages of communal living. A defining moment of living in The Treehouse was when we had our electric open mic my sophomore year. It was very fun! Finally, I think another defining moment was doing my preorientation. It was my first college experience and helped me begin my journey of really figuring out who I was.

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Published April 30, 2021