Graduates of the Philosophy and Religious Studies department have gone on to pursue graduate degrees in many different fields.
Among their chosen institutions are:
- Claremont University
- John Hopkins University
- Loyola University
- Trinity College
- University of Hawaii
Nicole Deming ’01
Did environmental education for elementary school groups in Cuyahoga County, Ohio for two years. Completed a Masters Degree in Bioethics at the University of Washington School of Medicine (Seattle) in June 2005. Presented a paper on Relational Autonomy and Ethical Dilemmas that arise in the care of patients with Multiple Sclerosis at the annual meeting for the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers in Orlando, Florida. Got her law degree in 2008 from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, specializing in Health Law and in International Law. Now is assistant professor of bioethics at Case Western’s School of Medicine. Nicoledeming at yahoo dot com
Kristin Effland ’02
Worked for 2 years for Gender Public Advocacy Coalition in D.C. Then moved to Seattle to enroll in midwifery school, starting in 2005. Now at Bellingham Birth Center, in Washington. And on the board of directors of the Midwives Association of Washington State.
Guinee Gaginis ’03
After graduation, worked in the office of Senator Dorgan on the Hill. Then worked on health care issues as a Legislative Assistant with the Sheridan Group, in D.C. Then I resigned from my lobbying position two weeks before the 2004 elections, and went to work for the Knowles campaign in Anchorage, Alaska. (My nostrils would freeze together in a five minute walk to headquarters.) I flew out west in January, and played electronic music in San Francisco, later joined a hip hop band as a bassist in Sacramento. But it was a bit too laid back for my taste.
In May 2005, I moved to Columbia Heights with a friend from Iowa City, and then in winter to Folly Beach, in Charleston, S.C. It’s like St. Mary’s, with more hippies.
Matthew Costello ’01
Matthew has been working in the U.S. Department of the Interior since he graduated from St. Mary’s in 2001, beginning his career as an Ethics Advisor including to the Secretary of the Interior, and is currently Acting Director of the Office of Collaborative Action and Dispute Resolution. He has also served as a Senior Adviser in the Department and as Chief of Staff for a Deputy Assistant Secretary. He was married in 2012.