Alumni Intros

These introductions offer a view of the diverse professional paths that History and American Studies alumni have successfully pursued after completing degrees at Mary Washington.

A training in History and American Studies provides diverse skills that are much in demand in today’s information economy, including hard skills in research, analysis, public speaking, digital media, and more. Click the intro links below for more on how our majors have put these skills successfully to work in diverse careers.

Caitlin Murphy photoCaitlin Murphy
Position: Senior Program Associate in Post Production at PBS.
Field: Media
Thesis: I Am Ready For My Close-Up, Mr. Xunling: The Many Faces of the Empress Dowager Cixi in Qing Court Photography.
Graduated: 2012

 

 

David Taylor photo smDavid Taylor
Position
: County Court Judge for Gilpin County (CO), First Judicial District.
Field: Law
Graduated: 2002
Photo: David Taylor (right) is also a volunteer Fire Lieutenant and wildland Squad Boss with the Clear Creek Fire Authority.

 

Erbelding Photo 3-my pickRebecca Erbelding
Position/title
: Archivist/Curator at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Thesis: “Assignment: Rescue,” about the rescue efforts of Varian Fry and the Emergency Rescue Committee in France, 1940-1941.
Graduated: 2003

 

 

Eric Halsey photoEric D. Halsey
Position
:Content Creator at Hop Online; Founder of the Bulgarian History Podcast; freelance teacher of English, Writing, and History
Field:Search Engine Optimization, Podcasting, and education
Thesis: “The Influence of the Macedonian Question on the Development of the Bulgarian National Identity.”
Graduated: 2011 with a B.A. in History and Political Science

 

Maggie Greene photoMaggie Greene
Position: Assistant Professor of History, Montana State University
Field: Higher Education
Thesis: Frederick Townsend Ward & Charles Gordon in China’s 19th Century Taiping Civil War
Graduated: 2006

 

 

Ryan Wind photo

Ryan E. Wind
Position: Trial Attorney at Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen
Field: Law
Thesis: The Secession of the South
Graduated: 2005

 

 

Noah Cincinnati PhotoNoah Cincinnati, Ph.D.
Position: Assistant Professor of History, Northern Virginia Community College
Field: Higher Education
Thesis: “‘Health Here—Heaven Here!’: Eugenics and the Advocacy of Extermination in New York, 1900-1945.” Received Joseph C. Vance Award for Excellence in Historical Research.
Graduated: 2005

 

Marissa AllisonMarissa Allison
Position
Regional Head of Technology (MENA), Financial Intelligence Unit, HSBC
Field:
Banking
Thesis
Militants Seize Mecca: The 1979 Siege of Mecca and its Strategic and Ideological Influence
Graduated:
2010

361Jessica Lewis
Position:
Marketing Director at Sportrock Climbing Centers and pursuing a Masters in Counseling at George Washington University
Field:
Counseling
Graduated:
2003 with a B.A. in American Studies and Sociology

 

 

Harbin, ChinaBrian Auricchio
Position: Student at St. John’s University School of Law
Field: Law
Graduated: 2012

 

 

 

dobie headshotSharon Dobie
Position: Teaching and Practicing Family Medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine
Field: Medicine
Graduated: 1969

 

 

Pete and Amy AislePeter Collins
Position: Graduate Assistant for Florida International University’s Football Team
Field: Athletics
Graduated: 2007

 

 

 

DSC_0262Katie Werner
Position: Associate at Dorsey Law Firm
Field: Law
Graduated: 1984

 

 

 

77aa91de-3b06-4fa0-b7f0-188bf9a0a5a0Sarah Eckman
Position: Graduate Student at George Washington University and Researcher at Congressional Research Service
Field: Political Science
Graduated: 2007 with a B.A. in American Studies and History

 

 

anne1Anne Greever
Position: Retired Lawyer
Field: Law
Graduated: 1971

 

 

 

KinnardAllyson Kinnard
Position: City Planner for La Mesa, California
Field: Historic Preservation and City Planning
Graduated: 1994 with a B.A. in American Studies and Historic Preservation