M.A. Placements

M.A. in French Studies

Last updated 03/09/2017. If you are an M.A. alumni and your information is missing or incorrect, please email institute.french@nyu.edu.


M.A. in French Studies


Mary Grace Bernard (IFS MA '16) Gallery Manager, Brand New Orleans Art Gallery. 
Thibault Charlet (IFS MA '16): Master 1 Affaires Européennes, Sciences Po, Paris.  
Nick Roknich IV (IFS MA '16): Student, The John Marshall Law School (Chicago). 

Melanie Bavaria (IFS MA '15): Multimedia Journalist, The Philadelphia Citizen.
Dominique Bouavichith (IFS MA '15): PhD Candidate, Linguistics Department, University of Michigan.
Kala DeStefano (IFS MA '15): Senior Coordinator, Community Engagement for the Friends of 13.
Mollie Hamilton (IFS MA '15): Master's Student, Science du langage, Université de la Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris III.
Caitlyn Garcia (IFS MA '15): PhD Candidate, Department of French, New York University.
Nawsheen Golam Hossen
(IFS MA' 15): Educational Technologist, School of Professional Studies, New York University.
Joella Jones (IFS MA '15): Communications and Web Coordinator, Columbia University Heyman Center for the Humanities.
Adrien Laurent (IFS MA '15): Master's Student, European Affairs, Sciences Po.
Ai Level (IFS MA '15): 6th and 7th grade Social Studies Teacher, Sinai Akiba Academy.
Nazli Merve Mahmutoglu (IFS MA '15): Marketing Manager, SheFinds Media.
Claire Mayo (IFS MA '15): Logistics Administration, Analyst Support, & Billing Coordinator; Pilot Flying J.
Annie Marie Clay Schneider (IFS MA '15): Historical Briefing Researcher, U.S. Department of State.
Leon Odzanzo (IFS MA '15): French Classes Coordinator, Eglise Française du St-Esprit.
Lesley Wasserman (IFS MA '15): Editor/Social Media/Development, Ima Kadima.
Lauren Weaver (IFS MA '15): Assistant Paralegal, Fragomen, Del Rey & Loewy, LLP.
Julio Yarce (IFS MA '15): PhD Candidate, Department of History, University of Miami.

Marie-Charlotte Allam (IFS MA '14) Phd Candidate, Political Science, Laboratoire Pacte, Grenoble.
Allison Beres (IFS MA '14): Master's Student, Education, University of Bridgeport.
Tara Curry (IFS MA '14): Research Associate, Fairfield Partners.
Charles Begue Fawell (IFS MA '14): PhD Candidate, Department of History, University of Chicago.
Heather Donato (IFS MA '14): Private Tutor, Tutor Associates.
Andrew Kotick
(IFS MA '14): PhD Candidate, CUNY Graduate Center, Program in History.
Patrick Kochyan (IFS MA '14): French Teacher, The Hewitt School. 
Marcella Lovo (IFS MA '14): Communications Associate, CGI.
Amy Omar (IFS MA '14): Litigation Paralegal, Quinn Emanuel.
Anthony Rao (IFS MA '14): Booking Coordinator, ABC News.
Elvan Sahin (IFS MA '14): PhD Candidate, Institute of French Studies, New York University
Samantha Spurlock (IFS MA '14): Special Projects Coordinator, Cynosure Health.
Mahashraya Sundararaman (IFS '14): Trust & Safety, Tumblr.
Sophie Thunberg (IFS MA '14):Teaching Assistant, French Heritage Language Program. Elementary Program Coordinator, International Rescue Committee.
Maureen Winter
(IFS MA ’14): Visiting Instructor, French, Goucher College.

Sean Beebe
(IFS MA '13): PhD Candidate, Department of History, Brandeis University.
Julien Laurent Delabre (IFS MA '13): Marketing Intern, Su de France Développement.
Erika Harris (IFS MA '13): Program Administrator, NYU Governance Lab; MPA candidate, NYU Wagner.
Jay Prosser (IFS MA '13): Account Manager and Customer Service Representative, T. Elenteny Imports.
Bernadette Siddiqi (IFS MA '13), Contracts Assistant, Subsidiary Rights Department, Penguin Random House .
Grace Stephenson
(IFS MA '13): MM Candidate, University of Utah, Harp Performance.
Kathryn Elizabeth Van de Weghe (IFS MA '13): Recruiting & Legal Personnel, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen and Katz.
Yen Vu (IFS MA '13): PhD Candidate, French, Cornell University.

Blair Clarkson
(IFS MA '12): Program Coordinator, Global Projects Program, Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
Sabrina Hyde (IFS MA '12): French Lecturer, Modern Languages Department, Texas State University.
Chanel Liu (IFS MA '12): Assistant Director of International Admissions, NYU Shanghai.
Gina Lorenz (IFS MA '12): PhD Candidate, Department of French and Francophone Studies, UCLA.
Ian Merkel (IFS MA '12): PhD Candidate, New York University, Institute of French Studies.
Colin Montgomery (IFS MA '12): Special Education Coordinator and Instructional Leader/Coach, Excellence Boys Charter School of Bedford-Stuyvesant.
Claire Antone Payton (IFS MA '12): PhD Candidate, Department of History, Duke University.
Yeisi Pinochet (IFS MA '12): Archives Manager, Easter Island Statue Project.

Courtney Pollack (IFS MA '12): Assistant Director, American University Abroad. 
Sara Reynolds
(IFS MA '12): Lectrice, Faculté des Sciences et Technologies, Université de Lorraine.
Natalie Rinn (IFS MA '12): Associate Editor, Brooklyn Magazine, Northside Media Group.
Andrew Stephens (IFS MA '12): Medical Programs Recruitment Manager for North America, St. George's University of London.
Radmila Svetoslavova Yordanova (IFS MA '12): Expert, European Programmes and Projects Coordination Department, Bulgarian Air Traffic Services Authority.

Sean Finn (IFS MA '11): Estimator, Jack Finn & Co. Building Contractors, LLC.
Adrienne Fulk (IFS MA '11): Assistant Director of Academic, The Berkeley MBA for Executives Program, UC Berkeley.
Katherine Fuller (IFS MA '11): Attachée; Assistant to Financial Counselor, Permanent Mission of France to the United Nations; French Embassy.
Eglantine Graf (IFS MA '11): Marketing Director, Powerling; Atril Solutions.
Xavier Lacombe (IFS MA '11): Product Designer UI/UX, Raise.com.
Erik Meddles (IFS MA '11): PhD Candidate, New York University Institute of French Studies.
Sarah Meisch (IFS MA '11): Serials and Acquisitions Assistant, Loyola University.
Joshua-Martin Rivas (IFS MA '11): PhD Candidate, Princeton University.
Jasmin Smith (IFS MA '11): CUNY Language Immersion Program Teacher, LaGuardia Community College.
Callann Wolff (IFS MA '11): Analyst, Provence Capital, LLC.

Jonathan Conigliari (IFS MA '10): Law Student, University of Pennsylvania School of Law.
Suzanna Denison (IFS MA '10): Adjunct Professor of Women's Studies, Green Mountain College.
Kathleen Forrest (IFS MA '10): Teacher, Lycée Française de New York.
Liz Hartnett (IFS MA '10): Director of Institutional Giving, Aurora Theatre.
Scott Kelly (IFS MA '10): French Teacher, Moorestown Friends School.
Ahjin Kim (IFS MA '10): Support Staff, Orion Consultants.
Ryann Liebenthal (IFS MA '10): Associate Editor/Web Editor Criterion Collection.
Lindsey Long (IFS MA '10): Manager of Development and Special Events, French Institute/Alliance Française (FIAF) .
Courtney Pollack (IFS MA '10): Program Advisor for the Department of World Languages and Cultures, American University.
Joy Schaefer (IFS MA '10): PhD Candidate and Instructor, SUNY Stonybrook.

Daniel Brant (IFS '09): PhD Candidate and Teaching Assistant, French Department, University of Illinois - Champaign.
Thibault Chareton (IFS '09): Media & Migration Project Specialist, United Nations Alliance of Civilizations.
Caroline Covington (IFS MA '09): Marketing Coordinator/Copywriter, Neocutis.
Valerie Farnum (IFS MA '09): Associate, Hughes Hubbard & Farnum LLP.
Bethany Kacich
(IFS MA '09): National Sales Manager, David Bowler Wine.
Beth Daniel Lindsay (IFS MA '09): Access and Public Services Librarian, New York University - Abu Dhabi.
Jessica Pasa (IFS MA '09): French Teacher, Notre Dame High School.
Blake Ramsey (IFS MA'09): French Dual Language Teacher, PS 58 The Carroll School.
Sierra C. Schaller (IFS MA '09): Director, Event Content & Education, National Retail Federation.
Ciana Wilson (IFS MA '09): Strategist and Writer, House of Who, Alameda, CA.

Louis Brun (IFS MA '08): Engagement Manager, Microsoft France.
Melissa Hanson (IFS MA '08): English Language Trainer, IH France - ILC Paris.
Joshua Hayes (IFS MA '08): Senior Compliance and Contracts Administrator, The International Foundation for Electoral Systems
Ellen Mittelholzer (IFS MA '08): Upper Division French Teacher, St. Hilda's & St. Hugh's.
Blake Ramsey (IFS MA '08): English/French Dual Language Teacher, PS 58 The Carroll School.
Denise Rodriguez (IFS MA '08): PhD Candidate, Penn State University.
Kira Sheber (IFS MA '08): Sales Director, The Wall Street Journal.

Susan Bellenot (IFS MA '07): English Teacher, Department of Education and Employment in Madrid.
Jennifer Brady (IFS '07): Sponsoring Editor, Mathematics and World Languages, John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Mark Braude (IFS '07):Lecturer, Department of history, Stanford University.
Amanda Brecker (IFS '07): Real Estate Agent, Cooper & Cooper Real Estate.
Yvon Serge Dimiyo (IFS MA '07): Student Assistant, State University of New York.
Clementine Gallot (IFS MA '07): Cultural Journalist, Libération.
Eric Hinojosa (IFS MA '07): CEO/Producer/Director, ViralJuice.
Ariele Lessing (IFS MA '07): Director of Student Services and Advising, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.
Noah Meyerson (IFS MA '07): Vice-President, Traveltrust.
Alice Northover (IFS MA '07): Social Media Manager, Christie's Education.
Melinda Peer (IFS MA '07): Financial Editor/Writer, Western Asset Management.
Brian Steinwascher (IFS MA '07): Associate, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton, and Garrison LLP.
Sarah Whorton Viera (IFS MA '07): Freelance French to English Translator and Proofreader.
Caroline Alexandra Wolf (IFS MA '07): Vice President, CCS Fund Raising.

Jade Davis (IFS MA '06):  Associate Director of Digital Learning Projects, LaGuardia Community College.
Rebekah Enderle (IFS MA '06): Associate Director, Operations, TeamCo Advisers, LLC.
Sarah Klang-Glienna (IFS MA '06): Localisation Shared Services, Apple.
Danielle Martineau (IFS MA '06): Transcreation Account Manager, Hogarth Worldwide.
Irina Mihalache (IFS MA '06): Assistant Professor, Museum Studies, University of Toronto Faculty of Information. 
Jenna Nigro (IFS MA '06): Lecturer, Utah Valley University.
Blake Pardue (IFS MA '06): French Teacher, Hebron School.
Kate Polson (IFS MA '06): Senior Director of Accounting and Financial Planning, Columbia University School of Nursing.
Lisa Rast (IFS MA '06): Development Manager, National Council for Research on Women.
Lyndsey Kanani Yoshino (IFS MA '06): Foreign Service Officer, US Department of State.

Sarah Feldman (IFS MA '05): Assistant Head of High School, Léman Manhattan Prepatory School.
Nadja Michel-Herf (IFS MA '05): Manager of Resource Allocation, District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS).
Gladys Praud Hirsch
(IFS MA '05): Owner, Enchanté Tea Lounge.
LeighAnn Larkin (IFS MA '05): Manager of Operations and Merchandise, Grange Furniture, Inc.
Jesse Erica McKinney (IFS MA '05): Founder & CEO. Jempire Editing.
Nadja S, Michel-Herf (IFS MA '05): Assistant Director, Finance & Strategy, Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard's Office of Education Innovation.
Meghan Nickerson (IFS MA '05): Coordinator of Academic Services, Comprehensive Development, Inc.
Maya Smith (IFS MA '05): Assistant Professor in French, University of Washington.
Cassandre Theano (IFS MA '05): Associate Legal Officer, Open Society Justice Initiative.
Benjamin Blackmer (IFS MA '04): Director of Product Marketing, Rachio, Inc.
Marianna Hope Childress (IFS MA '04): Communications and Public Relations, Collecte Localisation Satellites (CLS).
Andrew McNally Hartnett (IFS MA '04): Commissioner of Securities, Office of the Missouri Secretary of State.
Julie Marie LeBlanc (IFS MA '04): Commercial Liaison Officer to the African Development Bank, US Department of Commerce.
Colin R Murray (IFS MA '04): Corporate Associate, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati.
Nicole Pezold (IFS MA '04): Features Editor, NYU Alumni Magazine. 
Astrid A. Reynolds
(IFS MA ’04): SVP, Account Supervisor, FCB Health.
Lauren Nicole Ward (IFS MA '04): Program Coordinator, Bryn Mawr College.
Vanessa S. Williamson (IFS MA ’04): Fellow, The Brookings Institution.
Rajiv Mahajan (IFS MA ’03): Teacher, City of New York.
Jeannette E. Miller (IFS MA ’03): Assistant Director, Johns Hopkins National Fellowships and Scholarships Program.
Laura E. Sextro (IFS MA '03): Ph.D. in History, University of California, Irvine. Lecturer, Department of History, University of Dayton.
John Brindgarner (IFS MA'02): Editor, Debtwire - Global fixed Income Intelligence for Investors & Advisors
Matthew R. Golder (IFS MA ’02): Assistant Professor, Florida State University.
Graham M. Jones (IFS MA ’02): Lister Brothers Career Development Professor, Associate Professor, Anthropology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Laura Ann Weaver-Ryan (IFS MA ’02): Assistant Vice President, Marketing and Client Service, Dalton Investments LLC.
Stacy Bondanella Taninchev (IFS MA '01): PhD, Political Science, University of Pittsburgh. Associate Professor, Political Science, Gonzaga University.
Shonine Chitty Wijayanayake (IFS MA '01): Paralegal, Bienert, Miller & Katzman, PLC.

Keith Gurtzweiler (IFS MA ’00): Clinical Nurse I in oncology, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
Suzanne McKenna (IFS MA ’00): Investor Relations, Ziopharm Oncology, Inc.
Mary Dawn Pugh (IFS MA ’00): Owner, REWINDesign.
Rebecca Skinner (IFS MA ’00): Executive Director and Co-founder, International School of Brooklyn.
Matthew Golder (IFS MA ’99): Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Pennsylvania State University.
Stefanie Diaz (IFS MA ’99): Director of Foreign Rights, Sanford J. Greenburger Assoc.
Lauren Aste (IFS MA ’98): Associate, Dechert LLP.
Mansouria Mokhefi (IFS MA '98): Head of Maghreb/Middle-East Program, French Institute of International Relations.
Amelia Irion Drnec (IFS MA ’98): HR Manager, Schlumberger Limited.
Pamela Wesely (IFS MA '98): Associate Professor, Foreign Language and ESL Education, University of Iowa.
Heidi Galli (IFS MA ’96): Director of Special Projects, University Settlement Society of New York.
Harriet Jackson (IFS MA '96): Special Assistant to the Associate Vice President, Development and External Affairs Department, Teacher's College, Columbia University.
Katharine S. Vavpetic (IFS MA ’96): Head of Senior School, Shady Side Academy.
Nicole Mandarano (IFS MA ’94): Development and Grants Manager, Northeast New Jersey Legal Service.
Margo B. Baender (IFS MA ’93): VP Senior Counsel , Scholastic Inc.
Joon-Seo Andrew Choi (IFS MA ’93): Associate Professor, Hanyang University.
Steven Comeau (MA/MBA ‘93): WW I&E Forecast Coordinator, IBM Printing Systems Division.
Peter Fifield (IFS MA ’93): Database and Research Specialist, Catholic Foundation for Brooklyn and Queens | Futures in Education.
Carl Mojta (IFS MA ’92): Admissions Manager, Phoenix Houses of the Mid-Atlantic.
Edward Samuelson (IFS MPhil '92): Law Clerk, Circuit Court of Cook County.
Sally Boyle (IFS MA ’91): Marketing Manager, Diane C. Harder Wine Marketing.
Antoine Antaki (IFS MA ’90): Senior Vice President, Merrill Corporation.
Zhen Jiang Zhang (IFS MA ’90): Teacher, Norman Thomas High School.

Irene M. Gibson-Sciales (IFS MA ’89): Assistant Marketing Manager, The Haagen-Dazs Company.
Archana Patkar (IFS MA ’89): Programme Manager for Networking & Knowledge Management,Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council. Co-founder, Junction Social.
Andrea Bjorklund (IFS MA ’88): Full Professor, L. Yves Fortier Chair in International Arbitration and International Commercial Law, Faculty of Law, McGill University.
Mark Wilson (IFS MA ’88): Webmaster, Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies at Cornell University
Jeffrey Cooperman (IFS MA ’87): Co Executive Producer, Left Right TV/National geographic Television.
Lisa Jane Graham (IFS MA ’87): Frank A. Kafker Professor of History, Haverford College.
Siobhan Hogge (MA '87): Vice President, Endurance Reinsurance.
Jeanette Byers
(IFS MA ’86): French teacher, The Foote School.
Judith Weinstein (IFS MA '87): Associate Director of Development, Heartland Alliance Marjorie Kovler Center, Chicago, IL.
Sara Larsen-Pozzi (IFS MA ’86): Department Member, World Languages and Culture, Friends Academy.
Geeta Pasi (IFS MA ’86): Ambassador to  Djibouti, Embassy of the United States.
David Wachtel (IFS MA ’86): Senior Vice President of Marketing and Communications, Endeavor.
Alex Blumrosen (IFS MA ’84): Partner, Bernard-Hertz-Bejot, Societe d'avocats.
Alice L. Conklin (IFS MA ’84): Professor, Department of History, Ohio State University.
Janice Vidic (IFS MA ’84): Associate Professor, School of Behavioral Sciences, University of Rio Grande.
Mary Robin Whitney (IFS MA ’84): Teaching Assistant Professor, Freshman Writing and Communications, College of Arts & Letters at Stevens Institute of Technology.
Dorothy C. Young (IFS MA ’84): Associate, McGuire Woods Battle & Boothe LLP.
Todd M. La Porte (IFS MA ’82): Associate Professor, School of Public Policy, George Mason University.

Joint M.A. in French Studies and Journalism


Margaret Donaldson (IFS MA '15): News Editor, Agence France-Presse, Washington, DC headquarters.

Makini Brice (IFS MA '14): Overseas Press Club Fellow, Thomas Reuters.
Mel Bailey (IFS MA/Journalism '14): News reporter, NBCNews.
CC Glenn (IFS/Journalism MA '11): On Premise Sales Representative, Mutual Distributing Company - Raleigh.
Patrick Lattin (IFS/Journalism MA '10): Communications Officer Manager and Grant Writer, Leake and Watts Services, NYC.
Ryann Liebenthal (IFS MA/Journalism '10): Assistant Editor, Harper's Magazine.
Thibault Chareton (IFS '09): Media & Migration Project Specialist, United Nations Alliance of Civilizations.
Clementine Gallot (IFS MA' 08): Freelancer, Cahiers du cinéma & Le Monde.
Suzanne Krause (IFS MA '08): Public Affairs Representative, The University of Texas at Austin.
Amy Van Vechten
(IFS/Journalism MA '08): Video Producer/ Content Strategist / New Media Consultant, Independent Contractor.
Andrew Hansen (IFS MA '07): Employee Communications Supervisor, UPS.
Paul Benjamin Koepp (IFS MA '07): Law Student, NYU School of Law.
Melinda Rae Peer
(IFS MA/Journalism '07): Staff Reporter, TheStreet.com.
Elisabeth Smick (IFS MA/Journalism '06): Reporter and Producer, Rhode Island Public Radio.
Kathleen-Anne Amano (IFS MA/Journalism '05): Project Manager: Coordinator of All Things Creative, Emma Email Marketing.
Jeffrey Iverson (IFS MA/Journalism ’05): Freelance Journalist.
Madeleine B Baran (IFS MA '04): Investigative Reporter, American Public Media.
Nicole Marie Pezold (IFS MA '04): Deputy Editor, NYU Alumni Magazine.
Lindsay Krasnoff
(IFS MA/Journalism '02): Communications Director, Salon Media Group.
Keesa Schreane (IFS MA/Journalism ‘00): Vice-President, Bank of America.

Dual M.A. in French Studies and Law

Spencer Boyer (IFS MA/JD ‘96): Director of International Law and Diplomacy, Center for American Progress.
Brooks Daly (IFS MA/JD ‘95): Deputy Secretary-General, Permanent Court of Arbitration.
Gregory Menegaz (IFS MA/JD ‘92): Of Counsel, deKieffer & Horgan.
Diana Lloyd Muse (IFS MA/JD ‘89): Co-chair of Government Enforcement & Compliance practice group, Choate.
Henry L. Thaggert, III (IFS MA/JD ‘93): Senior Counsel, Northrop Grumman Corporation.
Mary L. Weiss (IFS MA/JD ‘92): Associate, White & Case.

Dual M. A. in French Studies and Business

Caroline Wolf (IFS MA/MBA '07): Vice President, CSS Fundraising.
Jennifer Denbo (IFS MA/MBA ‘00): Assistant Director, Center for European Studies, New York University.
Stephanie Gober (IFS MA/MBA ‘97): Technical Expert in Microfinance (Contractor to Millennium Challenge Corporation), MBO Partners.
Susan Silbermann (IFS MA/MBA ‘89): Senior Vice President, Worldwide Commercial Development.
Kathleen Camilli (IFS MA/MBA ‘86): Board of Directors, UniFirst Corporation. CEO, and Founder
Economic Mapping, LLC. CEO, and Founder, Camilli Economics, LLC.