Featured Alumni

Featured alumni of the European History, Politics, and Society Master's program at Columbia University. Please click on the alumni name to see more information.

Featured Video

Tuure-Eerik Niemi (MA, 2019) discusses his MA thesis: Sovereign Europe? Analysing EU Member States' Voting Positions in the United Nations General Assembly.

For more videos featuring MA students and alumni, please view this YouTube playlist.

Recent Alumni

Lauren Ashley Bradford
MA - Columbia University, 2020
BA - Gettysburg College, 2018

PhD student in Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Clark University (Worcester, MA)

Ali Cain
MA - Columbia University, 2021
BA - SUNY Binghamton, 2016

Program Coordinator, Cardozo Law Institute in Holocaust and Human Rights (New York, NY)

Ethan Cohen
MA - Columbia University, 2020
BA - Vassar College, 2016

PhD student in History at Temple University (Philadelphia, PA)

Ayana Dootalieva
MA - Columbia University, 2020
Law degree - Ghent University, 2018

Legal Researcher, Free University of Brussels (VUB) (Brussels, Belgium)

Faïz El Mamoune
MA - Columbia University, 2020
MA - University of Ottawa, 2019
BA - Concordia University, 2018

Junior Advisor, EU Delegation to the UN (New York, NY)

Max Ferrer
MA - Columbia University, 2021
BA - Bucknell University, 2017

PhD student in History, King's College London (London, UK)

Huiyi Gu
MA - Columbia University, 2021
BA - Brandeis University, 2019

Kristjan Gudmundsson
MA - Columbia University, 2020
MA - University of Iceland, 2018
BA - University of Iceland, 2016

Ruiqi Ji
MA - Columbia University, 2021
BA - Tufts University, 2019

Yuri Kazakov
MA - Columbia University, 2020
BA - CUNY Hunter College, 2018

John Melkon
MA - Columbia University, 2021
MIA - Texas A&M University, 2005
MBA - Texas A&M University, 2004
BA - Princeton University, 1990

William Naylor
MA - Columbia University, 2020
BA - Amherst College, 2017

Executive Search Consultant, Goldsmith & Co (New York, NY)

Claire Olmstead
MA - Columbia University, 2021
BA - University of California, Berkeley, 2018

Jade Quintero
MA - Columbia University, 2021
BA - University of California, Los Angeles, 2019

Floris Rijssenbeek
MA - Columbia University, 2021
MA - University of Utrecht, 2019
BA - University of Amsterdam, 2017

Kristofer Seibt
MA - Columbia University, 2021
BA - Providence College, 2011

Instructor, Department of History, United States Military Academy (West Point, NY)

Laura Sussman
MA - Columbia University, 2020
BA - Stanford University, 2019

Graduate Fellow, Europe and Eurasian Practice, McLarty Associates (Washington, DC)

Ruben Tjon-A-Meeuw
MA - Columbia University, 2021
BA - King's College London, 2019

Oleksandr Yusupov
MA - Columbia University, 2021
BA - King's College London, 2019

Andrew Carroll
MA - Columbia University, 2020
BS - US Air Force Academy, 2018 

First Lieutenant, US Air Force (Wichita Falls, TX)

Corey Cherrington
MA - Columbia University, 2019
BA - Brigham Young University, 2017

Master of Library and Information Science student, University of Washington (Seattle, WA)

Ben Diehl
MA - Columbia University, 2020
BA - SUNY College Geneseo, 2018

PhD student in History, CUNY Graduate Center (New York, NY)

Ian Donnellan
MA - Columbia University, 2020
BA - University of California, Davis, 2017

Marc Dorpema
MA - Columbia University, 2019
MSc - London School of Economics, 2018
BA - University of London, 2017

PhD student in History, NYU (New York, NY)

Joseph Elmo
MA - Columbia University, 2020
BA - Florida Atlantic University, 2018

Executive Assistant, Office of Public Affairs, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (Washington, D.C.)

Emma Flaherty
MA - Columbia University, 2020
BA - Elon University, 2018

Business Risk and Control Associate, Wells Fargo (Davidson, NC)

Emily Healy
MA - Columbia University, 2020
BA - Harvard College, 2010

Arnor Gunnarsson
MA - Columbia University, 2019
BA - University of Iceland, 2018

Specialist for the National Security Council, Prime Minister's Office (Iceland)

Gabrielle Higgins
MA - Columbia University, 2019
BA - Elmira College, 2018

Crisis Intervention Counselor, Rise Domestic Violence Shelter & Advocacy (Binghamton, NY)

Anna Koolstra
MA - Columbia University, 2019
BSc - London School of Economics, 2016

Housing Policy Advisor, City of Amsterdam (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

Tuure-Eerik Niemi
MA - Columbia University, 2019
MA - College of Europe (Bruges), 2019
BA - Leiden University, 2019

Public Relations Officer, European Parliament (Helsinki, Finland)

Quinn Shepherd
MA - Columbia University, 2020
BA - Yale University, 2019

PhD student in History, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, NC)

Edoardo Vaccari
MA - Columbia University, 2019
BA - University of Bologna, 2017

PhD student in History, London School of Economics (London, UK)

Charlotte Waldraff
MA - Columbia University, 2020
BA - University of Cambridge, 2015

Ben Walsh
MA - Columbia University, 2019
BA - University of Michigan Ann Arbor, 2018

Jie Zhu
MA - Columbia University, 2020
BA - University of Science and Technology Beijing, 2017

Mitul Arora
MA - Columbia University, 2019
BA - University of California, Berkeley, 2015

Associate Project Manager, CALSTART (Pasadena, CA)

Ryan Conley
MA - Columbia University, 2019
BSc - University of Maryland, 2005

Foreign Area Officer, US Army

Ahmet Goksun
MA - Columbia University, 2019
MBA - University of Pennsylvania 
MBA - Boğaziçi University
BA - Boğaziçi University

Marisa Henderson
MA - Columbia University, 2018
BA - Purdue University, 2014

Officer, US Social Security Administration

Angela Kun-Gazda
MA - Columbia University, 2018
BA - Hunter College, 2015

PhD student in History, CUNY (New York, NY)

Kevin Lavery
MA - Columbia University, 2018
BA - Gettysburg College, 2016

Program Manager, Eisenhower Institute, Gettysburg College (Gettysburg, PA)

Joseph Puchner
MA - Columbia University, 2019
BA - University of Dallas, 2017

PhD student in European History, Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)

Tristan Sechrest
MA - Columbia University, 2019
BA - Yale University, 2015

English Language Manager, Supertext Germany (Berlin, Germany)

Robin Stark
MA - Columbia University, 2018
BA - The Citadel, 2005

MBA Candidate, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)

Tiffany Thompson
MA - Columbia University, 2018
BA - University of California, Irvine, 2016

PhD student in History, Boston College (Boston, MA)

Harry Whomersley
MA - Columbia University, 2018
BA - Cambridge University, 2012

Faculty Assistant, Columbia Law School (New York, NY) 

Brandy Allen
MA - Columbia University, 2018
BA - University of Virginia, 2016

Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs Specialist &
JD Candidate, Georgetown University Law Center (Washington, D.C.)

Melissa Bosem
MA - Columbia University, 2018
BA - University of Chicago, 2017

Investment Officer, Millennium (New York, NY) 

Daniel Castro
MA - Columbia University, 2018
BA - Rutgers University, 2016

Manager of Membership Operations, Business Council for International Understanding (BCIU) (New York, NY)

Jerry Christodoulatos
MA - Columbia University, 2018
BA - Villanova University, 2015 

PhD student, History at UC San Diego (CA) 

Joseph Dammann
MA - Columbia University, 2018
BA - Union College Schenectady, 2012

Corporate Paralegal, The NHP Foundation (New York, NY)

Andrew Dornstadter
MA - Columbia University, 2017
MS - University of Missouri Rolla, 2009
BSc - US Military Academy West Point, 2004 

Major, US Army

Ryan Eavenson
MA - Columbia University, 2018
MA - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2015
BA - Lafayette College, 2010 

Nicholas Fiore
MA - Columbia University, 2017
BA - Fordham University, 2013 

Meyer Horne
MA - Columbia University, 2018
BA - University of Chicago, 2017

JD candidate, Columbia Law School (New York, NY)

Jacob Palmer
BA - American University, 2014
MA - Columbia University, 2017
JD candidate, Boston University Law (Boston, MA) 

Sarah Roth
MA - Columbia University, 2018
BA - Columbia University, 2016

PhD student in History at London School of Economics and Political Science (London, UK)

Katie Shine
MA - Columbia University, 2018
BA - University of Delaware, 2013

PhD student in History, Fordham University (New York, NY)

Stephanie Sonkin
MA - Columbia University, 2018
BA - American University, 2014

Project Manager, International Activities for the American Chemical Society (Washington, D.C.)

Fan Cheng
BLA - University of Science and Technology Beijing, 2015
MA - Columbia University, 2017

Client Solutions Manager, GLG (New York, NY)

Elizabeth Kim
BA - University of Pennsylvania, 2015
MA - Columbia University, 2017

Associate, Macro Advisory Partners (New York, NY)

Alvaro Miranda
BA - Columbia University, 2015
MA - Columbia University, 2017

Renee Pappous
BA - University of California, Irvine, 2012
MA - Columbia University, 2016

Archivist, Reference, Rockefeller Archive Center (Sleepy Hollow, NY)

Alexandro Pedraza
BA - University of Texas at Austin, 2003
MA - Columbia University, 2016

Major, US Army, Foreign Area Officer at the George C. Marshall Center (Germany) 

Jackson Allison
BA - University of California-Berkeley, 2015
MA - Columbia University, 2016

PhD student, Economics at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst (Amherst, MA)

Farrah Madanay
BA - Rice University, 2013
MA - Columbia University, 2016

PhD student, Health Policy at Duke University (Durham, NC) 

Vinícius Bivar Marra Pereira
BA - Universidade de Brasilia, 2013
MA - Columbia University, 2016

PhD student, History at the Freie Universität Berlin (Germany) 

Anne Schult
BA - The New School, 2012
MA - Columbia University, 2016

PhD student, Modern European History at New York University (New York, NY) 

Jarrett Moran
BA - Yale University
MA - Columbia University, 2014

PhD student, Modern European History at the Graduate Center, CUNY (New York, NY) 

Michael Peragine
BA - Stony Brook University, 2010
MA - Columbia University, 2015

Legal Data Analyst, Bloomberg LP (New York, NY)

Vanessa Johnston
BA - York University, Glendon College, 2007
MA - Columbia University, 2014

Video journalist, Reuters (Washington, D.C.)

Nicole Ann Kiviat
BA - Tufts University, 2012
MA - Columbia University, 2014

PhD student, Italian Studies at Columbia University (New York, NY)