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    Kerry Plath
    B.A. in Spanish Education, 2006
    Volunteer: TEFL Instructor, Peace Corps, Gostivar, Macedonia
    Being a Peace Corps Volunteer is an every day, all day job. My primary duty is to collaborate with local English teachers by bringing new methods and ideas to the classroom to make learning meaningful and enjoyable. Outside of school I teach adult English classes, mentor and lead boys and girls clubs, work as a summer instructor at boys and girls leadership camps, organize local events, learn three languages, and interact with community members. Flexibility, an open mind, and a sense of adventure are necessary as a volunteer since everyday brings unexpected challenges and rewards.
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    Michael Wuolett
    B.A. in Spanish, 2007
    Regulatory Affairs Specialist, 3M Health Care , Eden Prairie, MN
    Medical devices are highly regulated in most parts of the globe. It is our job to gain access to foreign markets via their respective Ministries of Health and other government agencies.
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    Kristi Jacobson
    B.A. in Spanish, 2005
    Assistant Director, Migrant Health Service, Inc., Moorhead MN
    My primary responsibilities include managing our electronic medical records system, marketing functions, assisting with grant writing and reports, and general operational and administrative duties. A typical day might involve reviewing employment applications, writing a radio ad, dealing with personnel issues, and then customizing a medication list for providers in the EMR. The variety is great!
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    Rachel Schmidt
    B.A. in Social Work & Spanish, 2005
    LSW, Child Protection Specialist, Clay County Social Services, Moorhead MN
    I assess child protection reports made to Clay County Social Services and provide some case management. Assessment includes talking to children and families, and may include contact with law enforcement, the court system, the families' support systems, and any other service providers when there has been a report of abuse or neglect, to identify strengths and needs. I also get to use my Spanish as needed to help coworkers and their clients!
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    Thomas Hill
    B.A. in Spanish, 2008
    Community Impact Director, United Way of Cass-Clay, Fargo, ND
    As Community Impact Director, I direct the annual fund distribution and allocation process. I also direct the outcome measurement process for funded programs and initiatives to ensure that donor investments are leveraged to their maximum potential. I help provide support for current and new education initiatives and coordinate community volunteer events.
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    Tyler Aman
    B.A. in Spanish, 2005
    Training and Organizational Development Manager, Christopher and Banks, Minneapolis, MN
    Tyler is responsible for: Training & Organizational Development, Performance Management, 360 degree feedback process, the Learning Management System (LMS), Leadership Development, HR budgeting & forecasting and other HRD/OD initiatives for approximately 8,100 employees in the Corporate Office and Field Organization.
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    Joel Drevlow
    B.S. in History, East Asian Studies, minor in TESL, 2011
    English Teacher, Center for Teaching Language in China, Shenzhen, (Guandong Province) China
    I teach spoken English skills to Chinese high school students at Shenzhen 2nd Foreign Language School. I write and develop my own lesson plans and help with extracurricular activities at my school, such as guitar club.