Congratulations to Nikkita Lynch, BA Spring 2021 and writing tutor, for selection for a Getty Marrow Undergraduate Internship at Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site in Long Beach CA. We wish her the best as she moves to an exciting new stage of her career.
Ryann Ellis, BA Spring 2020 and longtime writing in history tutor, will be leaving to begin an MA in History, with a focus on Public History, at George Mason University. She was accepted to several excellent programs before making her decision.
Juan Debesa (BA, 2020) has been awarded the highly competitive Foreign Affairs Information Technology Fellowship. As one of only 15 recipients, Juan has been awarded up to $75,000 towards graduate work in a field related to international cybersecurity alongside two internships with the State Department.
Sabrina Fernandez (2021) has secured a fully-funded place at Western Michigan University, starting in Fall 2021, to follow their MA in Medieval Studies, a top-ranked program in the field.
Undergraduate History Major Yuliana Perez was accepted into FIU’s Law Path Pre-Law Program. This competitive summer program gives allows students to experience law school while preparing them to apply through LSAT prep, personalized counseling on the application process, and individualized mentoring by a member of the bench or bar, all at no cost!
Undergraduate History Major Daniela Gutierrez, has been accepted to the University of Georgia's History Summer Fellows Institute. Gutierrez is one of eight students who will spend a month at the University of Georgia immersing themselves in historical research through this fully-funded program.
Michael R. Mendez (BA 2003) reports his continued success with his own company, Mendez Fuel, a gas station chain.
Ricky Sandoval (BA 2018) has been appointed to a new full-time position with the National Park Service as a guide at Everglades National Park.
Jeremy Salloum (BA 2012, MA in Public History 2015) has a new position as Educational Curator at History Miami. He joins many fellow FIU history graduates at our regional history museum.
Maria Botero (BA 2017) has been accepted to an Master's in Strategic Communications, with a concentration on advocacy and social impact, at American University in Washington DC. She wrote her Senior Seminar paper on how FIU incorporated LGBT students into its diversity policy, based on research in the university archives.
Ari Sandler (BA 2017) has been accepted to the Master's of Journalism program at The University of Melbourne (Australia). Previously, Ari had been teaching ESL and Language classes to recently arrived refugees as part of the Denver Fellows Program.
Jordan Pulido (BA 2020) has been selected as a Peace Corps volunteer. He will spend the next two years teaching English in Macedonia.
Alyssa Catlin (BA 2017, MA 2018) has accepted a job as a Social Studies teacher at Lamar Louise Curie Middle School, specializing in honors and IB curriculum.
Maria Laura Rodriguez (BA 2016) has been accepted into the MA program in German and European Studies at School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.
Let's hear from some graduates! Watch this student video to learn how a degree in history has helped our graduates.