Presented by the Center for Careers and Internships and co-sponsored by the International and Global Studies department, this Field Guide brings alumni back to campus in-person and virtually to share knowledge and experience related to their post-Middlebury careers and professional lives.
On November 11-12 Middlebury graduates who majored in ISGS will join us: Thursday evening, alumni will participate in a career panel. Friday morning, some of our alumni guests will hold one-on-one chats with students.
Field Guides help you think broadly about where your academic work may lead you in a professional context by giving you the information you need to think critically about what you’ll do with your liberal arts major or degree after Middlebury.
Join us for the panel discussion Thursday, November 11 at 5:00 p.m. to hear how our panel of alumni went from campus to career.
You can also sign up for one-on-one conversations with alums on Friday morning. Learn more about the alumni here.
Thursday, November 11, 2021
Career Panel, 5:00 p.m. in Hillcrest 103
Sign up in Handshake.
Friday, November 12, 2021
One-on-One Career Chats
9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
via Zoom and in person – link to schedule with alumni is in their bios below.
Sarah Bou-Rhodes ‘10
Operations at Wave Mobile Money
Schedule a one-on-one meeting with Sarah in Handshake.
Sarah works with Wave Mobile Money, an American fintech company with operations in Africa. She joined the company in 2008 in Senegal, and worked in various roles including people operations, trial product management, and user growth. She is currently building their IT team across 11 countries and implements and manages company-wide tools, such as their HR Information System and Applicant Tracking System.
Prior to Wave, Sarah worked with Doctors Without Borders as an Human Resources Coordinator in South Sudan, Afghanistan, Iraq and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
She graduated from Middlebury in 2010 with a BA in International Affairs, and from the Graduate Institute of Geneva with an MA in International Relations.
James Davis ‘08
Foreign Service Officer at U.S. Department of State
Schedule a one-on-one meeting with James in Handshake.
James has been a Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Department of State since 2012. A native of Washington, DC, James studied international studies with a focus on political science, French, and Africa. While at Middlebury, he studied in Dakar, Senegal and and in Paris during his junior year. James obtained a Master’s from the American University in 2012. He entered the Foreign Service as a Charles B. Rangel Fellow. His assignments have included consular work in Paris and Sierra Leone, human rights reporting in Mozambique and Iraq, and a desk job in the Bureau of African Affairs in Washington. James has also served as a representative for Glifaa, the State Department’s LGBT organization, overseas.
Conor Maxwell ‘17
Editor at Large at Georgetown Journal of International Affairs
Connect with Conor on Midd2Midd.
Conor has lived in Washington, DC since graduating from Middlebury College, working at think tanks and an international democracy and development nonprofit since 2017. In the past several years, Conor has worked on geopolitical research for the Center for Strategic and International Studies and implemented inclusive civil society and political party programs throughout South Asia. Conor is currently pursuing his Master of Science in Foreign Service at Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service, where he is also the Editor at Large for the Georgetown Journal of International Affairs.
Anna Mysliwiec ‘11
Policy Manager, Political Economy and Governance at Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL)
Schedule an IN PERSON one-on-one meeting with Anna in Handshake.
Anna is a Policy Manager at J-PAL Global, where she manages the Political Economy and Governance sector. In this role, she cultivates new research partnerships and conducts outreach to ensure that international development policy reflects rigorous evidence.
Prior to joining J-PAL, she worked with Innovations for Poverty Action in Liberia, where she managed a research study on the long-term impact of cognitive behavioral therapy on crime and violence. After graduating from Middlebury, she worked at the National Democratic Institute, supporting democracy and governance programs in Tunisia, Syria, and Mauritania. She has also interned with Precision Agriculture for Development, helping start up the organization’s work in Bangladesh.
She graduated from Middlebury in 2011 with a BA in Middle East Studies and holds an MPP from the Harvard Kennedy School.
Hannah Stonebraker ‘13
Manager, Strategy, Research & Evaluation at The Impact Architects
Schedule a one-on-one meeting with Hannah in Handshake.
Hannah works at the Impact Architects, a small strategic research firm specializing in impact measurement for journalism organizations and funders of journalism organizations. She received her MBA from the Yale School of Management in 2019, where she focused on digital news media. She previously worked at the International Women’s Media Foundation in Washington, DC, where she provided programs and grants for women journalists covering underreported narratives worldwide. Hannah is passionate about equity, inclusion, and diversity in journalism. Originally from Chicago, IL, Hannah holds a Bachelors in International and Global Studies, with a focus in Political Science, African Studies, and French from Middlebury College.
Hannah has lived in the United States, Ghana, Madagascar, and Israel, and is currently based in San Francisco.