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After MMC

Politics and Human Rights is building on the success of the Social Science departments at Marymount Manhattan College. Students who have studied the Social Sciences with us have gone on to have diverse and fulfilling careers and often help change their communities for the better.

 Below, you’ll hear from some of our alums in our Social Science community. These students, all of whom have studied with Politics and Human Rights faculty, are pursuing great opportunities in graduate and law school and/or serving their communities in government, the private sector, counseling, and not-for-profit and community planning organizations. 

  • Dominique Cagliuso ’20

    Class of 2020, Major in International Studies and Politics and Human Rights, Minor in Law and Ethics

    The experiences I had at MMC will stay with me forever and I cannot wait to implement everything I learned at MMC into my studies at Columbia.

    MMC’s professors provided me with unconditional motivation and support, the department gave me opportunities that many do not have access to in grad school let alone undergrad, and the variety of classes in the field helped me to form my career path and goals.

  • Matt Corridoni ’13

    Class of 2013, Major in Political Science

    Matt currently serves as Deputy Rapid Response Communications Director for Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s 2020 Presidential Campaign. He previously served as Press Secretary for Congressman Seth Moulton of Massachusetts in Washington D.C. and on his 2020 Presidential campaign. In 2016, Corridoni worked as the Deputy National Press Secretary for Governor Martin O’Malley’s 2016 Presidential campaign.

  • Colin Gibson ’16

    Class of 2016, Major in Political Science, Journalism minor

    “My education in Political Science has helped me attain a deeper understanding of the politics of education, especially in the various ways our nation’s policies have disadvantaged so many students of color.” Gibson is currently serving as the Special Assistant to the Chief Schools Officer of K-8 for Uncommon Schools.

  • Alex Kane ’11

    Class of 2011, Major in Political Science

    As a freelance journalist, Alex writes about Israel/Palestine and post-9/11 civil liberties. His work has appeared in  Ha’aretz, The Intercept, VICE, the Los Angeles Review of Books, Al Jazeera, The Forward and more.

  • Pamela Kirsch ’13

    Class of 2013, Minor in Social Work

    A graduate of Columbia University’s School of Social Work (CUSSW), Pamela is now a Supervising Trauma Therapist and Field Instructor for North Brooklyn Coalition Against Family Violence. 

  • Vladimir Martinez ’13

    Class of 2013, Major in Political Science

    Before starting at CUNY School of Law, Vlad served as the Manhattan Borough President’s Director of Budget and Capital Projects after working as the Director of Communications and Budget for Carlos Menchaca of the New York City Council. 

  • Lisa Mills ’17

    Class of 2017, Major in Politics and Human Rights

    Lisa currently works for NYC law firm Weitz & Luxenberg as a paralegal in the Environmental department, reviewing cases and writing memorandums, organizing clientele data, and communicating with clients and representatives.

  • Sameera Uddin ’14

    Class of 2014, Major in Political Science and Minor in International Studies

    Sameera currently works as the Founding Community Engagement and Partnerships Manager for NYC Kids RISE, a nonprofit organization working to expand economic opportunity and equity for all families in NYC. 

  • Molly Ward ’15

    Class of 2015, Major in Political Science

    After working for MSNBC’s Emmy-nominated show All in with Chris Hayes, Molly, a double-major in Political Science and Communications, began work in mid-2018 as an Associate Producer for Peloton Interactive. 

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