Who says German is not a romantic language? For a pair of Monterey Institute alumni, a group project on “Romancing the Germans” turned out to be the beginning of a lasting love story.
The new Monterey Institute alumni website offers improved navigation plus the ability for MIIS alumni to connect directly with fellow alumni from throughout the Middlebury family of schools and programs.
Recent MIIS alumna Julia Townsend has successfully built a career applying behavioral science approaches to solving environmental issues, and will serve as a Global Youth Ambassador at the upcoming World Parks Congress.
“Communicating culture is a large part of language teaching,” says Monterey Institute alumna Lama Nassif, the newest member of the Arabic Department faculty at Middlebury.
A unique tri-lingual TEDxMonterey talk by two MIIS professors and a then-student is featured as an Editor’s Pick on TEDxTalks, offering a live demonstration illustrating the profession of interpretation.
Getting started on her dream career path a month after graduation, MIIS alumna Sally Quigley (MBA/MAIPS ’14) feels well prepared for her chosen path: “Everything I am doing now I have already done through class work.”
After working for years in international business, when Michael Blakely felt it was time to take his career to the next stage, he found the perfect program for his goals at MIIS and was recruited into his dream job in international trade before graduation.
Monterey Institute alumnus Peter Evans says the professional development opportunities provided during his studies helped him “stand out amidst the crowd of job seekers.”
Monterey Institute alumnus (and professor) Mike Gillen has mentored students of the Russian language for close to 30 years, but is equally well-known as the beloved bagpipe-playing leader of the Commencement procession.
Alumna Satomi Kobayashi (MATFL ’97) took her talents as a language professional around the world to Malawi, Nepal and Tanzania before returning to settle down back in Monterey.