The English Department welcomes back five alums for a panel discussion, “Career Paths for English Majors.” They’ve worked in software development, HR, and midwifery. They are writers, musicians, and athletes. And they’ll be talking about how majoring English shaped their post-SMCM work experiences.
Marianne Wood Forrest ’08. Since graduation, Marianne has worked at two different Washington, DC-based intellectual property law firms in an administrative capacity. Currently, Marianne is a Patent Legal Secretary at Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C. where she’s been for the past 5 years, and where she’s had the good fortune to work with two other St. Mary’s alums. She is active in a book club with a few other St. Mary’s grads, and she plays on a travel ice hockey team.
Monica Frantz ’09. Following graduation, Monica worked as a full-time nanny until moving to Manhattan to pursue a career as a midwife. In 2013, she graduated from Columbia University with a BS in Nursing and an MS in Midwifery. Monica lives outside of Washington, DC with her partner and daughter. She is a Registered Nurse and Certified Nurse-Midwife.
Jasmine Jones ’13. Jasmine majored in English with a minor in Spanish. Since graduation, she has worked as a Health Communications Associate at IQ Solutions, where she was responsible for communications support to the AARP and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Currently, Jasmine is an HR Specialist at FYI, where she provides management services to government clients. She is applying to Georgetown’s program in Public Relations and Corporate Communications to pursue a career in communications, focused on social change.
Sam Papke ’08. At St. Mary’s, Sam majored in English and minored in Film and Media Studies. Currently employed by Social Solutions, a Baltimore software company that creates configurable databases for non-profit organizations and public sector government institutions, Sam was recently promoted to Software Developer. Prior to accepting a position at Social Solutions, Sam was employed in the Quality Assurance department at Bethesda Softworks. Sam also plays drums for the indie rock band Pony Bones on weekends.
Katelyn Turner Scrittore ’05. A technical writer for the consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton for nearly 8 years, Katelyn specializes in translating technical data into user-friendly manuals. In addition, she has a side job as a monthly columnist for a local paper, The Calvert Recorder. An English major while at St. Mary’s, after graduation Katelyn worked briefly for Recorded Books and the SMCM Alumni Office before becoming a defense contractor. In her spare time, she loves taking ballet and looks forward to daily walks with her toddler and husband.
Friday, February 27 | 5 pm Montgomery Hall Upper Commons Refreshments will be served!