Greek and Roman Studies

GRS ALUMNI: Where are they now?


Tyler Gedvilas
Pursuing his MA in Clinical Psychology from Illinois State University, with the intention to earn his certification to work as a counselor.
Laura Arnold
Pastor at the Decorah United Church of Christ and is an Associate Minister for Theological Education at the SE Conference of the United Church of Christ.
Matthew Brown
MA in Latin and JD from UIUC. An Associate with Baker & McKenzie LLP in Chicago. His interests are labor and employment. 
Bonnie Brunkala
Works as a Pre-Arrangement Counselor with Cooper Funeral Professionals.
Ashlea Canaday
Is in the Rural Medical Education (RMED) Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Liz Myers Cooney
Works at a software company called Workday ( as a principal HCM consultant doing software implementation work.
Maria Duda
Pursuing an MS degree in Social Work at U Chicago.
Aislinn Lowry-Gauchay
Manager of Great Lakes & Sustainability at the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago, and oversees the Right Bite sustainable seafood program.
Melissa Huang
Pursuing an MA in Latin at the University of Illinois.
Claire Jolicoeur
Is in the post baccalaureate program in Classics at Loyola Chicago, preparing to apply for MAT programs in Latin. She plans to be a high school latin teacher.
Amelia Luna
ESL Instructor at St. Josephs Services; lives in Chicago with co-conspirator, Ashley McGee.
Ashley McGee
Works in the purchasing department at McMaster-Carr. It's an industrial supply company. Mostly works to maintain the proper inventory levels for the items with the most customer orders. It's a lot of math and Excel. She Writes, “My major in Greek & Roman Studies was the main thing every employee asked me about in all five of my interviews!”
Rachel Miller
Is pursuing a Master of Teaching Degree at UIC. She is also serving as a teaching assistant at a dual language elementary school, working mainly with the Spanish speaking kids.
Jessica Montgomerie
Works at the Univ. of Denver teaching English as Second Language to international students in an intensive language program. She also works with matriculated international students, doing academic advising and teaching a First Year Seminar Course.
Julie Pfaumer
Works at the Cairo Animal Hospital. Lives in Chicago.
Mark Rubin
An academic neurohospitalist fellow at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, FL and will be a vascular neurology fellow at the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, AZ.
Erica Rudie
Graduated in May 2012 and plans to attend law school in the fall and specialize in intellectual/cultural property.
Emily Susina
Does quality assurance at a software company in Madison, Wisconsin.
Kurt VanNess
Attends the University of Utah in pursuit of a Ph.D in Mathematics.
Mike Vasta
Completing his PhD in Ancient History at Indiana University and an Associate Instructor there. His special author is Sallust.
Kristin Zavislak
Works for Topco Associates in Chicago and does marketing and product/brand development in the food industry.