College of Arts and Sciences
Public Affairs


  • Public affairs graduates are employed primarily in local or state government, or the nonprofit sector. Our alumni work in the areas of education, urban planning, transportation, advocacy and communications, health, and human services. Public affairs alumni also pursue positions with AmeriCorps, Jesuit Volunteer Corps, and Peace Corps after graduation. Many of our alumni go on to earn a master's degree in public health, urban planning, student development, or public administration. Graduates also pursue law school after receiving their bachelor's degree. 

    Mercy Simiyu







    Mercy Nakoba Simiyu ('10), Public Health Director, Chiri Health Center - LALMBA Association (Ethiopia)

     Katie Dineen 2            

    Katie Dineen ('12), AmeriCorps VISTA, Innovative Changes, Portland, OR  

     Timm Lovitt







    Timm Lovitt ('11), Director of Veteran Services, Green River Community College

     Sara Blakely 2  

    Sara Blakely ('13), Marketing & Communications Coordinator, Wellspring Family Services, Seattle, WA

     Matt Mauer






    Matthew Mauer ('12), Support Enforcement Officer, Division of Child Support, Department of Social and Health Services 

    JJ Jahr 3   

    JJ Jahr ('13), AmeriCorps NCCC FEMA Corps, based in Vinton, Iowa

    Paloma Newcombe

    Paloma Newcombe ('12), Graduate Student, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Health Policy

     Julian Hernandez

    Julian Hernandez ('09), Cancer Information Specialist, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

    Marcela Valle

    Marcela Valle ('13), Academic Records Coordinator, Chapman University Office of the Registrar 

    Krista Fink

    Krista Fink ('07), Donor Recruitment Lead, Puget Sound Blood Center