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Department Chair

Julio Noriega

Professor of Modern Languages (Spanish); Chair of Latin American Studies

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999



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4 (Of the Many!) Ways Our Latin American Studies Grads Are Finding Success After Knox

1. Some are in grad school.

  • Graduate Student in Spanish, Northern Illinois University, Cody Happ ‘06.

2. Some work internationally.

  • Instructor of Spanish, St. Gilgen International School, Austria, Sandra Gutierrez-Ruiz '93.
  • Freelance and Official Translator and Interpreter, Isabel Cubillo '89.
  • Principal Professor in Intelligent Transport, De Montfort University, United Kingdom, David Elizondo-Acuna '86.
  • Guia de Turismo Naturalista, Fre Lance, Gioconda Cabalceta '84.
  • Technical Assistant, Eletrobras, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, Mary Cairns Guerrero '77.

3. Some work in education.

  • Adjunct Professor, Harold Washington Community College, Alejandro Muzzio ‘08.
  • Spanish Teacher, Montessori Habitat, Kathleen Easley, ‘11.
  • Assistant Director of Admission, Knox College, Rosie Worthen '11.
  • Information Security Analyst, Duo Security, Kathryn Sweet ‘08.
  • Associate Teacher, Bright Beginnings, Elizabeth Fate ‘08.
  • Assistant Director of Academic Advising and Administration for MBA Programs, GW School of Business, George Washington University, Jeffery Peden ‘04.
  • Independent Researcher, Educo Research, Pam Hernandez ‘02.

4. And others find success in other fields.

  • Litigation Associate, Gray Plant Mooty, Amanda Sicoli ‘11.
  • Organizer, Citizen Action of Wisconsin, Anna Dvorak '12.
  • Social Worker, Casey Norton '07.
  • Ecommerce Project Manager, Mi9 Retail, Erica Jessen ‘06.
  • Director, Arabella Advisors, Krista Batey '05.
  • Licensed Professional Therapist, Creative Roots Therapy, Erin Spier ‘04.
  • Assistant Vice President, Aon Trade Credit, Brooklyn, New York, Kara Van Kirk Levin '97.
  • Senior Director- Investments, Oppenheimer & Co. Inc., Dirk Van Roon '86.
  • Governor, Region 10 Board of Governors, American Society of Civil Engineers, April Lander '87.
  • Consultant, Resources Global Professionals, Nancy Borman '82.

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