Alumni List

What can I do with a degree in Asian Studies?

Asian Studies Alumni

  • Steven Chapman ’76, Group VP-China and Russia, Cummins, Inc.
  • Liv Hustvedt ’79, Principal/President, Liv Concepts, Inc.
  • Jonathan Stromseth ’85, head of Beijing office of the Asia Foundation
  • Armstrong Wong ’85, Hewlett Packard
  • Jonathan Stromseth ’85, U.S. Secretary of State Policy Planning Staff (will cover the East Asia and Pacific portfolio)
  • Michael Cole, ’86, RightSiteAsia Managing Director
  • Doug Bond ’87, CEO, B & W Specialty Coffee Company
  • Eric Halvorson ’87, Hitachi Research Institute, Tokyo
  • Marc Conrad ’88, librarian, Chicago Public Library
  • Erica Burull-Araneta ’88, veterinarian
  • Kari Groth Swan ’88, J. P. Morgan Chase
  • Michael Christiana ’89, vice president for Mission and Identity at the Bebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School, Indianapolis
  • Paul Larson ’90, country manager, TDI Thailand
  • John Redick, ’90, Director, Standard Chartered Bank, Hong Kong
  • Paul Swenson ’90, U.S consulate, Shanghai
  • Kaomi Takami Natsume ’91 , fiber artist
  • Kari Roe ’91, Senior Product Manager, amazon.com, Beijing
  • Nancy Cullinan ’91, National Security Council
  • Kevin Cheatham ’92, academic support, TRiO program, Augsburg College
  • Luyen Phan ’92, Associate Director, Intercultural & International Life, Carleton
  • Karl Jacobson ’92, Assistant Professor of Religion, Augsburg College
  • Pam Brondos ’93, attorney
  • Yee Chang ’93, realtor
  • Kenneth Sacks ’93, Deputy Staff Judge Advocate, U.S. Air Force
  • Raina Young-McGowan ’93, physician
  • Jennifer Waslien Peattie ’94, Transplant I.S. Manager, Baylor U Med Center
  • Norie Negishi ’95, Senior Operations Manager, Disney Character Voices International, Inc., Hong Kong
  • Yu Sakikabara ’95, Associate Director, Corporate Communications, Barclays Services (Japan) Limited
  • Xuan Quach ’96, Asst. Director, Rotary Center, Int’l. Studies in Peace/Conflict Resolution, UC Berkeley
  • Paul Boruta ’98, Senior Director, Yahoo
  • Trina Alvero Iijima ’97, attorney
  • Ann-Marie Dunbar ’99, visiting lecturer, Indiana University
  • Henry Adams ’00, Buddhist priest, Oxnard Buddhist Church, Oxnard CA
  • Justyna Swica Kottke ’00, International Trade Specialist, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Adam Davis ’00, US Foreign Service
  • Mee Vang ‘00, Assistant Director of Admissions, College of St. Catherine
  • Timothy Hildebrandt ‘00, Lecturer in Chinese politics at University College, London
  • Avery Udagawa ’01, Japanese-English translator
  • Sara Luttio Johnstone ’01, physician
  • Michael Hill, ’02, clinical psychologist in Hibbing MN
  • John Phan ’02, graduate student, Cornell University
  • Nicolas Wallace ’02, Associate Director of Admissions, University of Minnesota Law School
  • Anna Goldammer ’02, Refugee Resettlement Caseworker, Lutheran Social Services
  • Tong Xiong ’02, registered nurse in Seattle
  • Sean D’Evelyn ’03, working on PhD at the University of Hawaii
  • Alex Potter, ’03, Equity Research Analyst, Piper Jaffray Companies
  • Kristopher Lee ’04, judicial clerk, Minnesota Court of Appeals
  • Wilhelmina Roepke ’04, Interim Education Director, Congregation Beth Emeth, Alexandra VA
  • Sam Lee, ’05, Pearson Education Korea, Seoul, Korea
  • Carl Gellert ’05, working on PhD in art history at the University of California – Berkeley
  • Lauren Christiansen ’05, working on PhD in art history at the University of Kansas
  • Brendan Eagan ’05, working on PhD in education at the University of Wisconsin – Madison
  • Peter Johnson ’05, completed MA, University of Washington
  • Kirk Sandvig ’05, graduate student, University of Edinburgh
  • Kristin White, ’05, law school
  • Jonathan Xiaaj ’05, Senior Community Health Worker, Hennepin County Community Health Department
  • William E. Young ’05, working on PhD, Princeton University
  • Sarah Hallgren ’06 is working in Japan as a translator
  • Leigh Billings, ’07, is in Shanghai working as consultant to environmental NGOs
  • Nick Anderson, ’07, is in Shanghai working as a model, esee Model Management
  • Gretchen van der Linden, ’07, graduate student pursuing a PhD in psychology at the University of Minnesota
  • Andrea Horbinski, ’07, graduate student working on PhD in history at the University of California – Berkeley
  • Anning Yang, ’07, Marketing Analyst, Delta Airlines
  • Arisa Iizuka, ’08, working on MA, University of Glamorgan, Wales
  • Amanda Wood, ’08, just returned to MN from working several years at a human rights NGO in DC
  • Maya Shah, ’08, Coordinator for Dan Powers for Congress campaign, MN
  • Sarah Kirby, ’09, graduate school in film studies at the University of Southern California
  • Guillaume Carmes, ’09, graduate school for business at University of Rennes
  • Jack Adams, ’09, Best Buy
  • Ilse Peterson ’09, Science and Policy Analyst, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
  • Chris Mohler-Morgan, ’10, Target Company
  • Eliza Wilcox ’10, teaching English in Shenzhen, China
  • Zach Henschel ’10, studying Mandarin and workig in Yinchuan, China
  • Eric Becklin ’12, working on PhD, University of British Columbia
  • Catharine Struss, ’13, Hubei Xiangyang University of Arts and Science