Alumni Profiles

Criminology

Steve Bishopp '09, '13

Rockwall, Texas

UT Dallas Degree: MS - Criminology, PhD - Criminology
Profession: Police Sergeant - Dallas Police Department currently serving as Associate Director for Research for the Caruth Police Institute

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Christine Frankum '11

Dallas, Texas

UT Dallas Degree: BA - Criminology
Profession: Real Estate Finance Paralegal at Winstead PC

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Economics

Jeanne Glorioso '91

Austin, Texas

UT Dallas Degree: BA - Economics & Finance, Magna Cum Laude
Profession: Senior Vice President, Frost Wealth Advisors

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Hunter Hillin '83

Austin, Texas

UT Dallas Degree: BS - Economics & Finance, Cum Laude
Profession: Owner, Hillin Law

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Robert Holmes '78

Dallas, Texas

UT Dallas Degree: BA - Economics
Profession: President/Owner - Holmes, Diggs & Eames, P.L.L.C.

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Boshra Kargar '13

McKinney, Texas

UT Dallas Degree: MS - Economics
Profession: Actuary/Treasury Analyst, US Health Group

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Valerie Kasindi '03

Garland, Texas

UT Dallas Degree: BS - Economics and Finance (Magna Cum Laude), 2001 & MS - Applied Economics, 2003
Profession: Senior Analyst, U.S. Government Accountability Office

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Rebecca Tudor '94

Allen, Texas

UT Dallas Degrees: B.S., Economics and Finance
Profession: Co-owner/Co-founder of Twinrose Investments and Twinrose Development Company

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Geospatial Information Sciences

Bryan Chastain '06

Dallas, Texas

UT Dallas Degree: PhD - Geospatial Information Sciences
Profession: Senior Lecturer at UT Dallas

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Robert McLain '10

Grand Prairie, Texas

UT Dallas Degree: MS - Geospatial Information Sciences
Profession: Geoscience Analyst, Pioneer Natural Resources

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Harini Sridharan '12

Knoxville, Texas

UT Dallas Degrees: MS - Geospatial Information Sciences, PhD - Geospatial Information Sciences
Profession: Post-Doctoral Researcher at Oak Ridge National Laboratory

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Public Policy & Political Economy

Alero Akporiaye '10, '14

Lewiston, Maine

UT Dallas Degree: BA - International Political Economy
Profession: Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Politics at Bates College

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Lindsay Bernsen '12

Webster, Texas

UT Dallas Degree: BA - International Political Economy
Profession: International Licensing Analyst, Lockheed Martin

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Caroline Calais '08

Allen, Texas

UT Dallas Degree: MS - International Political Economy
Profession: Journalist, Examiner.com

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Christine Cepelak '13

Plano, Texas

UT Dallas Degree: BS - International Political Economy
Profession: Sustainability Coordinator, ThyssenKrupp Elevator Americas

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Samia Hossain '10

Brooklyn, New York

UT Dallas Degree: BA - International Political Economy
Profession: Brennan First Amendment Fellow, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)

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Brandon Roberts '05

Jackson, Mississippi

UT Dallas Degree: PhD - Public Policy & Political Economy
Profession: President, Premier Insights, Inc.

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J. Alejandro Tirado-Alcaraz '12

Lubbock, Texas

UT Dallas Degrees: PhD - Public Policy & Political Economy
Profession: Visiting Assistant Professor at Texas Tech University

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Thomas Tunstall '92, '00

San Antonio, Texas

UT Dallas Degrees: Master of Business Administration,
PhD – Political Economy
Profession: Research Director, UT San Antonio Institute for Economic Development

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Political Science

J. Amber Ahmed '07

Austin, Texas

UT Dallas Degree: BA - Political Science
Profession: Attorney, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

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Bryant Ambelang '90

San Antonio, Texas

UT Dallas Degree: BA - Government
Profession: President & CEO, NatureSweet

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Geoff Barry '05

Dallas, Texas

UT Dallas Degree: BA - Political Science, Minor - Latin American Politics
Profession: Community Manager at Evernote

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Parker Folse '08

Roswell, New Mexico

UT Dallas Degree: BA - Political Science
Profession: Attorney, Hinkle, Hensley, Shanor & Martin, L.L.P.

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Daniel Healy '00

Dallas, Texas

UT Dallas Degree: BA - Political Science
Profession: Chief Executive Officer, Civitas Capital Management LLC

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Uri Heller '06

McAllen, Texas

UT Dallas Degree: BA - Government and Politics
Profession: Attorney, Pena Law Group

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Bill Holston '78

Dallas, Texas

UT Dallas Degree: BA - Political Science
Profession: Executive Director of Human Rights Initiative of North Texas, Inc.

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Sarah Islam '05

Princeton, New Jersey

UT Dallas Degree: BA - Political Science
Pursuit: Doctoral Student - Princeton University, Department of Near Eastern Studies

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Joe Earl Linson '79

San Antonio, Texas

UT Dallas Degree: BA - Political Science, Minor - Criminal Justice
Profession: Partner, Chelsea's Catering and Bar Services

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Don Magner '96

Richardson, Texas

UT Dallas Degree: BA - Political Science
Profession: Assistant City Manager, City of Richardson

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Blake Reynolds '13

Dallas, Texas

UT Dallas Degree: BA - Political Science
Profession: Director of Analytics, Murphy Nasica and Associates Statistician and Political Consultant

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Rachel Markowitz '08

Kigali, Rwanda

UT Dallas Degree: BA - Political Science
Pursuit: Master's Degree in Global Policy Studies at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at UT Austin

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Tiffany Ornelas Tool '06, '08

Erbil, Iraq (home base – San Francisco, California)

UT Dallas Degree: BA - Political Science, Master of Public Affairs
Profession: Associate Reporting Officer, United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR)

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Michael Peticolas '95

Dallas, Texas

UT Dallas Degree: BA - Political Science
Profession: Owner - Peticolas Law Firm PLLC, Owner - Peticolas Brewing Company, LLC

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Lindsey Rames '05

Dallas, Texas

UT Dallas Degree: BA - Political Science
Profession: Founder/Owner - Rames Law Firm, P.C.

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James Van Lare '13

Dallas, Texas

UT Dallas Degree: BA - Political Science
Profession: Political Finance Consultant, The McIntosh Company

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Benedict Voit '08

Ann Arbor, Michigan

UT Dallas Degree: BA - Political Science, Minor - Economics
Profession: MBA Student at the University of Michigan and University Fellow with Opus Faveo Innovation Development

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Public Affairs

Tom Browning '06, '09

Dallas, Texas

UT Dallas Degrees: Master of Public Affairs, PhD - Public Affairs
Profession: Co-founder & Partner, FootCardigan.com

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Krysten Carrera '10

Bethesda, Maryland

UT Dallas Degree: Master of Public Affairs
Profession: Presidential Management Fellow, National Cancer Institute (within National Institutes of Health)

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Kyle Cheek '94, '96

Chicago, Illinois

UT Dallas Degree: Master of Public Affairs; PhD – Political Economy
Profession: Director of the Center for Research in Information Management in the College of Business Administration at the University of Illinois-Chicago

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Brandon Friedman '06

Washington, D.C.

UT Dallas Degree: Master of Public Affairs
Profession: Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

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Ali Garcia '12

Dallas, Texas

UT Dallas Degree: BA - Public Affairs, Minor - Visual Arts
Profession: Case Analyst, Ortiz Law Firm

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Christopher Horton

Reston, VA

UT Dallas Degree: BA - Public Administration
Profession: Program Manager, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)

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Sylvia Kendra '98

Washington, DC

UT Dallas Degree: Master of Public Affairs; GIS Certificate
Profession: Associate Director, Facilities Information and Technology Administration, Office of Facilities Engineering and Operations, Smithsonian Institution

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Kristin Kuhne '01, '08

Richardson, Texas

UT Dallas Degree: MPA - Public Affairs, PhD - Public Policy & Political Economy
Profession: Research & Evaluation Analyst, Educate Texas

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Randy Moravec '11

Richardson, Texas

UT Dallas Degree: PhD - Public Affairs
Profession: Executive Director, Texas Coalition for Affordable Power

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Elizabeth Pazar '14

Dallas, Texas

UT Dallas Degree: Master of Public Affairs
Profession: Executive council assistant to Councilmember Jennifer Staubach Gates-The City of Dallas

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Samantha Woodmancy '08, '10

Dallas, Texas

UT Dallas Degrees: BS - Public Affairs, Master of Public Affairs
Profession: Workforce Services Manager & Civil Service Administrator for the City of Carrollton

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Sociology

Efrat Israeli '04

Tel-Aviv, Israel

UT Dallas Degree: MA - Sociology
Profession: Lawyer and Novelist

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