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2019 graduates share their plans

Jul 3, 2019
by Jayda Barnes, '20

After graduating May 4, alumni from the class of 2019 are already out in the world doing great things. The Career Development Center has compiled some of the most exciting #FlaglerGradStories to share graduates’ plans after college. Here are their highlights:

With degrees in Hospitality & Tourism Management and international studies, Kirsten Bodle will intern with housekeeping at the Marriott World Center in Orlando, Fla. In the fall, she will enter her master’s program in hotel management at the University of Central Florida’s Rosen College of Hospitality.

History and international studies double major, Sami Mason will attend the George Washington University’s Master of Arts in Anthropology program with a concentration in international development in Washington, D.C. During her time at Flagler, she interned at the Smithsonian and received the history department’s Distinguished Student award.

After graduating with a degree in history, Jenna Hardin plans to attend Marquette University, where she will serve as a full-time teaching assistant. While at Flagler, she received on Honors Day the Dean’s Award on behalf of the School of Humanities and Sciences.

AnneMarie Echols, with degrees in public history and philosophy and religion, will be a language teacher for the JET Program in Tokyo. For more information on her plans, visit here.

Hasani Malone graduated with a degree in journalism and media production and will attend the Parsons School of Design for the Master of Arts in Fashion Studies program. She received the President’s Award for Service, while at Flagler, for her involvement in Flagler College Volunteers and the Black Student Association.

Journalism and media production graduate Eva Shinavski will attend the University of Southern California Annenburg School for Communication and Journalism, where she will work towards a master’s in journalism.

Amber Tyrell will put her media studies degree to good use as a social media manager and freelance writer providing services for four clients across Florida. While at Flagler, she presented on the “Visual Representation of Women in Star Wars” at the Pop Culture Association conference.

Former Flagler Baseball player Ryan Ashworth graduated with a journalism and media production degree and went to work with the Orlando Magic after graduation.

Sport management graduate Tiara Campobasso will also join the Orlando Magic as a ticket sales representative, where she will give tours to prospective clients.

After graduating with a sport management degree, Austin Lord is now an events project manager for SportsMEDIA Technology Corp (SMT). While at Flagler, he interned for the Jacksonville Jaguars in their Fan Experience department.

Elizabeth Browning graduated with a degree in Strategic Communication. She will hold a management training position at Mountain View Concepts in Greeneville, S.C., after which she will become a marketing manager of their clients.

Brett Scheilding will attend the University of North Florida in Fall 2019, where he will earn his master’s in English. While a student at Flagler, he studied abroad in Germany.

Formerly a Resident Advisor for Ponce Hall, psychology graduate Alyssa Winter will attend the University of Arizona for her master’s in school psychology.

After graduating with his degree in Coastal Environmental Science, Ali Mulla traveled to northern Belize for an internship with T.R.E.E.S., a research station where he worked in Tropical Herpetology. He will then attend a course at Highlands Biological Station on the biology and conservation of snakes. He plans to work on postgraduate research concerning snake biology with professionals at the University of Florida.

With degrees in political science and strategic communication, Amanda Villanueva will attend Ave Maria School of Law with a half-tuition scholarship.

Political science graduate Natalia Fernandez will begin the Sales Executive Associate Development Program at FIS, an international financial services company. While at Flagler, she participated in Business Week as well as the student group ENACTUS.

Margaret McGaharan graduated with degrees in political science and economics and will attend the Florida Coastal School of Law, where she aspires to become a foreign corruption attorney.

With a degree in political science, Colton Neubauer now works at the National Institute of Infectious Diseases and Allergies in Bethesda, Md. While at Flagler, he was the Student Government Association president for two years and received the President’s Award for Leadership at graduation.

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