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Beyond the Academy: Putting Anthropology to Work -- An Alumni Panel

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 5:00pm to 6:30pm

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What do anthropology majors do after graduating? How can one put one's anthropology learning to work to forge exciting life and professional pathways and contribute substantively to collective efforts towards social justice? Come and find out from some recent alumni engaged in the fields of law, medicine, journalism, public education, social work, and the nonprofit sector. 


- Mariu Andrade '15 (pronouns: she/her/hers) received a master's degree in education from Brooklyn College and is passionate about educational equity and dismantling white supremacy in the American educational system. After participating as an educator in Teach for America's 2015 cohort, Mariu transitioned to the non-profit sector where she focuses on teacher and school-staff-based recruitment.


- Serena Ahmed ' 15 completed her MSW in social work at the University of Houston in 2018. Serena is currently the program coordinator at the Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center of Florida, a non-profit museum.


- Rachel Dallal '14 is an associate at Perkins Cole LLP specializing in privacy and intellectual property law. Rachel has also participated in a number of public interest litigations, including BLM v. City of Seattle, as well as a number of asylum cases.


- Daniel Denvir '05 is the host of The Dig, a podcast from Jacobin magazine, and the author of All-American Nativism: How the Bipartisan War on Immigrants Explains Politics as We Know It. He has previously worked as a reporter at The Philadelphia City Paper, Salon, and The Atlantic's CityLab and has been published in the New York Times, The Nation, n+1, Jacobin, and elsewhere.


- Gabriel Gao '09 received a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Iowa and then went to medical school at Northwestern University. Gabriel graduated from Brown University’s emergency medicine residency in 2019 and now works full time as an emergency physician at St. Luke’s Hospital in New Bedford, MA.


- Hoyoung (Jodie) Moon '15. Jodie works in publishing in Korea, has edited social science books, and currently a translations manager for Korean webcomics (the subject of her senior thesis!).

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