Alums Making it Happen

Alum Featured in Filmmaker Showcase

Stones, a short film about the death penalty in Nebraska directed by Nico Sandi (BA ’15), has been selected for the Local Filmmakers’ Showcase at Filmstreams Cinema. Sandi’s film will premiered along with 11 others at Filmstreams. Sandi is currently pursuing an MFA in Documentary Film and Video at Stanford University. You can read more about the contest, Sandi, and the film here.


CSS Class of 2016

Our multidiscplinary department produces students committed to social justice, ready to set the world on fire. We are proud of all of our students, and look forward to mentoring the gifted students we work with daily.

Bianca Baker, Medical Anthropology - Bianca is at Creighton University completing the Accelerated Nursing program.

Jackie Crawford, Medical Anthropology/Minor in Criminal Justice Policy - Jackie is attending Barry University in Miami, FL earning her Masters of Social Work degree. She also is working as a Behavioral Specialist for Children Respite Care Center.

Leah Daffner, Medical and Cultural Anthropology - Leah is living and working in San Francisco, CA as a Development Associate for the San Francisco Friends School.

Angela Eastlund, Medical Anthropology - Angela is working in Omaha with YMCA in Community Connections, assisting in creating a Let's Move! campaign to promote healthy active lifestyles.

Kathryn (Katelyn) Forbes - Kathryn is attending Wayne State University Medical School in Detroit, MI.

Amber Guerra, Medical Anthropology - Amber is working as Wellness Coordinator at RiteAid Pharmacy and will be pursuing her Masters of Public Health in 2017.

Nick Johnson, Medical Anthropology - Nick is earning his Masters of Public Health at Eastern Washington University.

Kate Kerr, Medical Anthropology - Kate is working for Power Line Sentry, LLC as Director of Marketing and Communications and apply to law school.

Molly Krebs, Sociology - Criminal Justice/Medical Anthropology/Health Administration & Policy - Molly is attending Villanova University School of Law in Philadelphia, PA.

Katie McClave, Cultural Anthropology - Katie is volunteering with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps for a year. She hopes to attend graduate school pursuing a career in either Human Rights or International Education.

Constance Melchionna, Medical Anthropology - Constance is attending Kansas City University of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences to become a doctor of osteopathic medicine physician.

Blair Nelson, Health Administration & Policy/Medical Anthropology - Blair is attending University of Nebraska at Omaha earning her Masters of Social Work degree.

Ian Oyadomori, Medical Anthropology - Ian is in the process of applying to graduate schools hoping to begin a career in Physical Therapy.

Katie Pascuzzi, Medical Anthropology - Katie is at Creighton University completing the Doctor of Occupational Therapy program.

Amiera Rayyan, Medical Anthropology - Amiera is attending graduate school to become a Physician Assistant.

Kelsey Ribordy, Cultural Anthropology - Kelsey interned with a research team in Rarotonga and the San Juan Islands this summer. She is in the process of co-authoring two field guides about the islands and hopes to apply to Manchester Uni for graduate school after a year of building her resume. 

Marissa Smith, Justice & Society/Sociology - Criminal Justice - Marissa is attending Metropolitan Community College in Omaha, NE to finish the pre-requisite courses necessary to pursue an accelerated nursing degree in January 2018.

Tess Starman, Sociology/Cultural Anthropology - Tess is working as a Data and Match Support Specialist for TeamMates Mentoring Program and attending Abilene Christian University to pursue a Master of Arts in Christian Ministry.

Amy Stoeber, Sociology - Criminal Justice - Amy is taking the next year to intern, study for the LSAT and apply to law school.

Post - CU Class of 2015


2015 Graduate Service:

Maria Benevento - Major, Justice and Peace Studies; volunteering at Oakland Catholic Worker House in Oakland, CA.

Madeline Clarke - Major, Sociology - Criminal Justice Track; Volunteering with Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest in Grays Harbor, WA.

Natalie Davies - Major, Social Work, and minor in Business Administration; volunteering via the Colorado Vincentian Voluneers in the St. Francis Center, a homeless shelter in Denver with the Cornerstone housing program as the Activities Coordinator.

Courtney Kern - Major, Social Work, and minor in Spanish; Volunteering to teach and work at a non-profit elementary school and youth center in Chuuk, Miconesia with Jesuit Volunteer Corps.

Madeline Pilney - Major, Social Work, and minor in Spanish; Volunteering in Santiago, Chile through the Good Shepherd's Volunteer Program, working with other social workers assessing the Chilean families' needs as well as teaching classes to women in Santiago.

Kimberly Thies - Major, Medical Anthroplogy; Voluntering through Jesuit Volunteer Corps in Austin, TX working at the Gabriel Project Life Center, a crisis pregnancy and maternal health clinic that works with under-served populations.

2015 Graduate Careers:

Pete Davis -- Major, Sociology; attending University of Buffalo's program for Higher Education Administration

Ian Fallon -- Major, Justice and Society, Minors in Spanish and Theology; Community Organizer at Heartland Workers Center in South Omaha.

Nora Frigo - Major, Medical Anthropology; Attendng Creighton's School for Occupatioal Therapy beginning Fall 2015.

Melanie Kim -- Major, Medical Anthropology, Minor in Biology; Internship with Greek InterVarsity and medical scribing at Think Whole Person Healthcare. Her long-term plan is to attend school to be a Physician's Assistant.

Amanda Maki -- Majors, Medical Anthropology and Sociology - Criminal Justice; attending Boston University's program for Master of Science Forensic Anthropology.

Class of 2014:

Martin Estrada - Majors Sociology-Criminal Justice Track, Cultural Anthropology, and Native American Studies; Attending George Washington School of Law

Angela O'Brien -- Majors in Sociology, Spanish and Hispanic Studies; Currently attending the University of Maryland at College Park pursung her Ph.D.

John Sarmiento - Majors in Sociology, Medical Anthropology, & Biology, Minors in Public Health & Applied Research Methods; currently attending University of Texas School for Public Health

Andrew Smith - Major, Medical Anthropology, Minors in Public Health and Applied Research Methods; Attending Columbia pursuing his MA in Public Health