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Recent Placements

  • Career Paths

    Students emerge from the Liberal Studies MA program with a strong grasp of the ideas that shape our times and the ability and discipline to write in a sustained and persuasive manner. This puts graduates in a strong position for applying to PhD programs across a range of fields or for further education in professional fields such as the law. Alternatively, some students choose to enter or advance their careers in nonfiction writing, journalism, research, filmmaking, activism, and nonprofit administration. 

    Please see a selection of recent placements from the master's program in Liberal Studies. Click on the "open" link to the right of the year.

  • MA Graduates


    NameEmployer Position
    Juliana BecheraIndependent, São Paulo, BrazilFood Researcher 
    Valentina Saramiento CruzArtForum International Editorial Intern 
    Ginger Dellenbaugh Yale University Doctoral Student, Music History 
    Dilara O'Neil Tow Center for Digital Journalism Transcriber 
    Kate Rogin RAPP Health Well Strategic Planning Lead 
    Macushla Robinson The New School for Social ResearchDoctoral Student, Politics 
    Ben Van Buren Independent, New York, NY Choreographer, Editorial Designer 
    Witold Van Ratingen Bizaline, Utrecht, Netherlands Junior Consultant
    Tolgar YalurGeorge Mason University Doctoral Student, Cultural Studies 



    Name EmployerPosition
    Isaac Betters Et Al. Magazine, New York, NY Editor 
    Laina DawesColumbia University, New York, NYDoctoral Student, Ethnomusicology
    Taymaz Pour Mohammad Northwestern University, Evanston, IL Doctoral Student, Comparative Literature 
    Sonia Qadir Punjab Commission on the Status of Women, PakistanLegal Advisor 



    Synne BorgenColumbia University, New York, NYMFA Candidate
    Laina DawesColumbia University, New York, NYDoctoral Student, Ethnomusicology 
    Paula DuranNew York Times en Espanol ProjectWriter
    Cecily McMillan Bum Rush the Vote, New York, NY Chief Operating Officer 
    Juliana Martinez Harvard Divinity School, Cambridge, MA Master's Degree Candidate 
    Taymaz Pour MohammadNorthwestern University Doctoral Student, Comparative Literary Studies 
    Marie Obegi Independent, New York, NY Artist 
    Bureen Ruffin Pace University, New York, NY Adjunct Assistant Professor, English 
    Sarah WilkinsEgmont Publishing/Denmark Editor 



    Zachary BeechlerDartmouth Journal Services, PA

    Client Services Specialist

    Alyea CanadaFeminist Press, New York, NYEditorial and Foreign Rights 
    Veronica Cassidy Gail Collins, New York, NY Senior Book Researcher 
    Edward Frame University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI Doctoral Student, History 
    Ashley Kidd Endeavor Foundation, New York, NY Program Director of Grants and Research
    Lindsay Logan CUNY Graduate Center, New York, NY Doctoral Student, Political Science 
    Alexis Martinez Pace University School of Law, New York, NY Law Student 
    Alexis Claire Rider University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA Doctoral Student, History and Sociology of Science 
    Samuel Yelton Focus Forward, New York, NYTranscriber 


    Name Employer Position
    Virginia Dellenbaugh The New School, New York, NY Instructor, Lang College 
    Maura Ewing Independent, New York, NY Journalist 
    Chad Felix Melville House, New York, NYManager of Direct Sales and Library/Academic Marketing 
    Morton Hoi JensenIndependent, New York, NYWriter
    Craig Knight NYC Dept. of Education, New York, NY Advanced Placement ELA Instructor
    Laura Knox Independent, New York, NYWriter
    Leigh Metzler Zig Media, New York, NYOwner
    Gregory Montagnino Independent, Philadelphia, PAWriter and Editor
    Nicole Nyhan Grove/Atlantic, New York, NYEditorial Assistant
    Liz OliverUrban Assembly School for Emergency Management, New York, NY Partnership Coordinator 
    Gabriela Martins CNA Idiomas, BrazilProfessor
    Natasha Pisano Wink and Flip, New York, NYOwner



    Name Employer Position
    Amy Asfari Sign and Dot, LLC, Dallas, TXDirector
    Andrew Beyea CoStar Group, Washington, DCContract Specialist 
    Gabriel Coren University of California, Berkeley, CA Doctoral Student, Anthropology 
    Patricia De Vries Institute of Network Cultures, Amsterdam, NetherlandsResearcher, Lecturer, and Project Manager 
    Jennifer Hyland Independent Curators International, New York, NYDevelopment Manager 
    Amelie Jung Cello Health Insight, London, UKSenior Research Executive 
    Stefanie Krasnow Michael Stone Teaching, Vancouver, CanadaResearcher and Editor 
    Adina-Daniela PopescuSnowblack, Berlin, GermanyFounder and Director 
    Hilary Price Archives of American Art, New York, NYArchivist 
    John Quinn The New School, New York, NYL1 Lead, IT Service Desk



    Name Employer Position
    Camila GrippThe New School, New York, NYDoctoral Student, Politics
    Anne Christiansen NordforskCommunications Adviser 
    Sarah Culler Fair Trade Winds, Seattle, WA Website and Social Media Manager, Seattle Branch 
    Mary Dooe NPR and WBUR Here and Now, Boston, MAAssociate Producer 
    Maria Elekidou McGraw-Hill Education, New York, NYDigital Editorial Coordinator 
    Amber Mathewson Essence Magazine, New York, NYNight and Weekend Editor, Digital Content Producer 
    Aaron MillerTrump Hotels, New York, NYCorporate Director 
    Kate Moloney MIT Sloan Center for Information Systems Research, Cambridge, MAResearch Specialist 
    Henrik Torjusen University of Oslo, Norway Doctoral Student