Northwestern University

Wed 5:30 PM

Panel/Networking: Global Research, Other Post-Grad Opportunities

When: Wednesday, March 9, 2016
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM  

Where: 1902 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Student

Contact: Lorato Anderson  

Group: Buffett Institute for Global Studies

Category: Global & Civic Engagement


Curious how your interest in global engagement can extend past undergrad? Don't miss this panel and networking event to learn about different opportunities for globally focused undergraduate and post-graduate research, different graduate school opportunities, and whether graduate school is the right path for you!

Hear from a panel of professionals, graduate students, NUPIP members, and academics and have a chance to connect with them one on one.

This event is for Buffett Institute undergraduate affiliates. Not yet an affiliate? Join today!



Bridget Arimond is the director of the LLM Program in International Human Rights at Northwestern University School of Law School and a clinical professor of law at Center for International Human Rights. Arimond teaches human rights advocacy at the LLM-level and human rights clinical practice, through which she involves JD and LLM students in cases and projects applying the norms of international human rights law, international humanitarian law, and international criminal law.

Annie Boyd studied psychology at Marquette University. She studied abroad with the Casa de la Solidaridad program in El Salvador and returned after she graduated, where she worked for three years. During this time, she co-founded Programa Velasco, an organization focused on access to early childhood education, family support services, and economic empowerment opportunities for women. While continuing to support Programa Velasco's growth, Annie moved back to Chicago and worked for Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine conducting public health research for two years. After working full time for Programa Velasco as the executive director, Annie transitioned to part time to attend graduate school at University of Chicago's School of Social Service Administration, where she is a second-year student.

Vinita Chaudhry is a doctoral student at Northwestern University in cultural anthropology, with a focus on transgender studies, social movements, political economy, and critical race theory. Chaudhry is a Mellon Interdisciplinary Cluster Fellow in gender & sexuality studies, intending on pursuing a certificate in the subject. Chaudhry completed their BA in May 2014 at Washington University in St. Louis, graduating with a double major in women, gender and sexuality studies & anthropology. Chaudhry’s work experiences have been in LGBTQIA activism and leadership. As an undergraduate, they were a Mellon Mays Undergraduate Research fellow and conducted an independent research project that explored culturally specific queer spaces in the context of transnationalism and diasporic formations, specifically through the lens of SALGA-NYC (South Asian queer organization in New York City).

Marina Davis is the president of Tandem Consulting, a leadership and teambuilding-consulting firm. Davis has consulted for businesses ranging in size from 40 to 40,000 employees, including many Fortune 500 companies. She previously was the director of leadership and organization development at ADP Corporation, where she developed more than 1,500 leaders and founded the global ADP University. Davis has been teaching graduate (leadership) and undergraduate (conflict resolution, human resource management) classes at Northwestern University since 2009. Davis is writing a book, Personal Leadership: Leading Self before Leading Others.

Amy Glazier-Torgerson (EdSP 15) is an IPR research project coordinator and data analyst and a 2015-16 NU Public Interest Program Fellow. She graduated in 2015 with a major in social policy and a minor in psychology. While at Northwestern, she was involved in the Jumpstart early childhood program through the Center for Civic Engagement, studied at Sciences Po in Paris, and completed her SESP honors thesis under the mentorship of professors Terri Sabol, Teresa Eckrich Sommer, and Lilah Shapiro: “Emotional Support among Low-Income Mothers Enrolled in a Two-Generation Program.” At IPR, she serves as a research project coordinator and data analyst and focuses on primary data collection and qualitative data analysis. Her research interests include the improvement and expansion of high-quality early childhood education and two-generation program design.

Sasha Klyachkina is a PhD student in the department of political science, focusing on comparative politics and methodology. Her research focuses on political violence, state-building, and institutional change, and she has conducted fieldwork in the North Caucasus in Russia the past several summers. At NU, she is co-chair of the political science graduate student organization, co-coordinator of the Comparative Historical Social Science workshop, and coordinator of the Comparative Politics Workshop. Prior to Northwestern, Sasha taught high school in Charlotte, NC, through Teach for America.

Mike McMahon received his degree in international studies and Spanish from Saint Louis University. He holds a Master of Public Policy degree from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, where he focused on energy and environmental issues. As an undergraduate student, he performed sociological research on education and water issues in El Salvador. In 2007, he received a Fulbright to Spain where he studied globalization in Europe and immigration policies and patterns within the country. His professional experience includes international higher education, sustainability planning in higher education, and energy/environmental policy and advocacy in local, state, regional, and national arenas.

Christopher Robertson received his BA in sociology and certificate in cultural studies from the UT-Austin, where he was editor-in-chief of its undergraduate research journal, Sociological Insight. He was an Undergraduate Summer Research Fellow at the UC-Berkeley Center for Ethnographic Research, an instructor with the Exploration Summer Program at Yale University, and is an alumnus of the American Sociological Association's Undergraduate Honors Program. Today, Christopher is a third year MA/PhD student in sociology at Northwestern, where he is a Cluster Fellow in Comparative and Historical Social Science, a graduate affiliate in the Science in Human Culture Program, and a Searle Teaching Certificate Program participant. His research focuses on the politics of knowledge, science, and education in American conservatism.

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