WHERE ARE THEY NOW?

 

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Portuguese at Middlebury

Check out where our Portuguese Language School students, Study Abroad participants, Portuguese undergraduate majors, and Translation and Localization Management alumni have ended up! There are endless career paths for you, and many great examples of them below.

Sarah Ashby

Sarah Ashby

Portuguese Language School '08

Sarah is a Foreign Service Officer posted to the US Consulate in São Paulo, Brazil. She completed her Ph.D. in the Department of Portuguese and Brazilian Studies at Brown University and published a book on postcolonial relations in the Portuguese-speaking world.

Mariana Attie

Mariana Attie

Translation and Localization Management ‘17

Mariana is building her future as an Associate Project Manager at Moravia.

Madison Ayers

Madison Ayers

Portuguese Language School ‘12

Madison works in Business Intelligence at Deloitte with a research focus in Latin America.

Michele Bantz

Michele Bantz

Portuguese Language School ‘09

Michele works as a freelance translator and is hoping to attend the Bread Loaf Translators’ Conference.

Elena Bells

Elena Bells

Middlebury School in Brazil '16

Elena received a Fulbright ETA award (English Teaching Assistant) to work at the State University of Rio Grande do Norte, in the city of Mossoró.

Jonathan Bloch

Jonathan Bloch

Portuguese Language School ‘07

Since his summer at the Portuguese program, Jonathan worked as an environmental scientist, and then as a carpenter, before making a career change into the field of mental health. He currently works as a counselor in a school for children with trauma histories, and is planning to enter a graduate program next year. He hopes to eventually to create a therapy practice involving physical movement in the outdoors. He lives with his wife, Nina, and two young daughters in Oakland, CA.

Jennifer Chisholm

Jennifer Chisholm

Portuguese Language School ‘13

Jennifer is a PhD student in the Department of Sociology at the University of Cambridge studying housing rights activism in Rio de Janeiro.

Kyle Dickey

Kyle Dickey

Middlebury School in Brazil '16

Kyle received a Fulbright ETA award (English Teaching Assistant) to work at the University Federal of Uberlância, em Minas Gerais. Besides holding a major in International and Global Studies with a minor in Latin America, Kyle is a skillful magician. In addition to teaching English, he will be partnering with a non-profit organization called Magicians Without Borders and aims to use magic to entertain, educate and empower the youth in Uberlândia.

Ervin Donovan

Ervin Donovan

Portuguese Language School ‘11

After completing a Fulbright in Brazil and a few years at nonprofits in Chicago and Dallas, Ervin is currently pursuing a joint MBA/Master of Environmental Management at Yale University.

Michael Fletcher

Michael Fletcher

Portuguese Language School ‘10

After graduating from the Portuguese Language School, Michael worked in Brazil for a year as a legal assistant for Milbank in São Paulo. Now he works at a private equity fund in New York.

Georgia Gempler

Georgia Gempler

Middlebury School in Brazil '16

Georgia received a Fulbright ETA award (English Teaching Assistant) to work at the State University of Vale do Acaraú, in the city of Sobral (Ceará).

Olivia Gilmore

Olivia Gilmore

Portuguese Language School ‘13

Olivia is a Foreign Service Officer for USAID and is currently posted in Mozambique, where she's happy to be able to speak Portuguese every day!

Anne Guarnera

Anne Guarnera

Portuguese Language School ‘12

After finishing her PhD, Anne founded and runs the website languagelearningathome.com, where she helps homeschooling families find the best resources and strategies for teaching foreign languages to their children.

Emily Hendrick

Emily Hendrick

Middlebury School in Brazil ‘07

After her work in nonprofit development for various organizations in Colorado, Guatemala, and Peru, Emily now works as a grant writer for Friends of the Earth, a progressive environmental nonprofit based in Berkeley, CA.

Lizz Herron-Sweet

Lizz Herron-Sweet

Portuguese Language School ‘07 & Middlebury School in Brazil '08

Lizz has been living in São Paulo since 2011. Now she is married to a Brazilian and she owns an English-Portuguese translation business, where she works as head translator and interpreter.

Rachel Hsiung

Rachel Hsiung

Portuguese Language School ‘11

Rachel works at Etsy as a designer.

Aly Ollivierre

Aly Ollivierre

Portuguese Language School ‘08

After living in the Eastern Caribbean on-and-off since 2011, researching and facilitating participatory mapping projects, Aly now lives in Denver, Colorado. She works as a cartographer for National Geographic Maps, conducts freelance GIS work at Tombolo Maps & Design and does a bit of work for the conservation NGO Birds Caribbean as well.

Juliana Ospina Cano

Juliana Ospina Cano

Portuguese Language School ‘08

Juliana works at UnidosUS in Washington, DC and is pursuing a Doctorate in Education at Johns Hopkins University where she is researching the cognitive and socioemotional development of immigrant English Learning youth.

Rafael Pérez-Segura

Rafael Pérez-Segura

Portuguese Language School ‘09

Rafael teaches Spanish dual language kindergarten at a progressive school in the South Bronx. He hopes to one day teach Portuguese dual language!

Nina Pick

Nina Pick

Portuguese Language School ‘07

Nina is an editor at Princeton Architectural Press.

Achal Prabhala

Achal Prabhala

Portuguese Language School ‘15

Achal works in India, Brazil, and South Africa working on access to life-saving medicines.

Alexandra Queiroz Morais

Alexandra Queiroz Morais

Translation and Localization Management ‘15

Alexandra is currently working remotely as a Localization Project Manager at Venga Global.

Cecily Raynor

Cecily Raynor

Portuguese Language School ‘11

Cecily works as an Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies and Digital Humanities at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Jeimy Ruiz

Jeimy Ruiz

Middlebury School in Brazil '15

Jeimy graduated from Middlebury College (International and Global Studies) and started a position as Partner Manager at Facebook, in Chicago. She hopes to move to São Paulo to work in the same position.

Olivia Schultes

Olivia Schultes

Middlebury School in Brazil '16

Olivia graduated from Tufts with a major in Community Health and a minor in Portuguese. During her exchange program at Pontifícia Catholic University of Minas Gerais, Olivia enhanced her research proposal with the goal to return to Belo Horizonte and complete her work. She received a research Fulbright scholarship, and during the year of 2018 she will be based at Federal University of Minas Gerais, examining both formal and informal trash and collection systems in the state’s capital.

Jake Van Loon

Jake Van Loon

Portuguese Language School ‘14

Jake is a 2018 Fulbright English Teaching Assistant at the Universidade Federal de São Carlos in São Carlos, SP, Brasil.

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