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.


 

2018 Lambda Alpha Initiates

Success Stories

SOCIOLOGY

Sharon Tighe-Dolan, BS 2017, Masters of Geography at University of Nebraska Omaha (in progress)

Sharon is pursuing her Masters degree focusing on global information science and technology. While at Creighton she did Geographic Information Systems (GIS) research with Mr. Ault looking at theories of "Cultural Nations" from Collin Woodard's book investigating the use of Gini Coefficients. As a graduate student, Sharon's thesis work is on Wage Discrimination within Major League Soccer based on country of origin.

Peter Davis, BS 2015, MA in Higher Education Advising from University of Buffalo 2016

Peter completed his Masters degree in 2016. In 2017, he began working at the University of North Carolina Wilmington as an Academic Success and Student-Athlete Development intern. His capstone research project during his senior year at Creighton investigated perceptions of "Mattering" in higher education.

SOCIOLOGY - CRIMINAL JUSTICE

Molly Krebs, BS Sociology - Criminal Justice 2016, JD Candidate at Villanova University School of Law

As an undergraduate, Molly did research with Dr. Rebecca Murray on sexual violence. They jointly presented their research entitled "Understanding Disparities in Protection Order Outcomes: The Power Control Wheel and Domestic Violence" at the American Criminal Justice conference. At Villanova, she has interned with the National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women, Villanova Law Institute to Address Commercial Sexual Exploitation, and will clerk with Cook County State's Attorney's Office in Illinois during summer 2018.

Danielle Fiumefreddo, BS Sociology - Criminal Justice 2012, Masters in Sociology from DePaul University 2014

After graduation, Danielle moved to Chicago to work as a Geographic Information Systems Mapping Analyst for the Cook County Sheriff's Office. She also began work on her master's degree, and was a Graduate Assistant in Statistics. In 2016, Danielle was promoted to Senior Criminal Analyst at the Cook County Sheriff's Office. In 2017, she transitioned to the private sector and currently serves as Assistant Vice President Intelligence Analyst for Corporate Security for Bank of America.

CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY

Brian Flannery, BA Anthropology 2005

Brian works for a company called "The Sound." They do applied ethnography for business and brand applications. For example, the city of Santa Fe worked with The Sound to figure out how to better understand people's relationship with the city, the perceptions of people who have never visited, and how they can better explain what makes the city unique and worth visiting. They use ethnographic style interviews to then inform workshops with different stakeholders to create collectively a distilled report that sums up the commonalities that  connect everyone's different experiences and relationships to Santa Fe.

Minh Mays Nguyen, BA Anthropology 2009, MS Clinical Anatomy at Creighton 2010, MD at Creighton 2015

Minh currently is at the Creighton University Medical Center in the Department of Pathology as a third year resident. After her residency ends in 2019, she will move into a fellowship position at Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York to specialize in hematophathology. Eventually, Minh hopes to settle in Nebraska to work in private practice or in an academic setting.

MEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGY

Angela Eastlund, BA Medical Anthropology 2016, Masters in Cultural Anthropology and Community and Economic Development at Illinois State (in progress)

Angela did undergraduate research in Mexico investigating the experience of illness, "The Uninvited Tourists: Exploring Illness Experiences with Dengue and Chikungunya Fevers in Pisté, Yucatán, México." After graduation, Angela worked with the Omaha YMCA in the Community Connections program, assisting in creating a "Let's Move!" campaign to promote healthy, active lifestyles. She began her master's program in Fall 2017.

Kelsey Paradise, BA  Medical Anthropology, 2014

After graduation, Kelsey went to Bocas del Toro, Panama as a Research Assistant and Volunteer Coordinator with Floating Doctors. In this role she developed a cultural archive protocol and an intercultural competence training curriculum using qualitative research methods. Currently, she is a Research Coordinator in the Lindau Laboratory at the University of Chicago where she oversees several mixed-methods research projects and is responsible for coordinating the implementation and successful execution of federally funded research with the Program in Integrative Sexual Medicine for Women and Girls with Cancer.

SOCIAL WORK

Julianne O'Keeffe Tullis, BSW 2010, MSW/MPA at University of Nebraska Omaha 2015

Julianne works as a Medical Social Worker at Children's Hospital and Medical Center as an inpatient social worker. She credits the Creighton Social Work Program with leading her to this position because she learned the flexibility that exists in the social work field. Julianne is passionate about social work at a "macro" level, but has learned throughout her CU and UNO experience that to be most effective at a macro level, a social worker needs micro experience. She has worked with Campus for Hope, the Salvation Army, and Grief's Journey, and says that each position has taught her more about what it means to understand people's lived experiences as well as the barriers, struggles, and success they face daily.

Emily Nguyen, BSW 2009, MSW/MPA at University of Nebraska Omaha 2014

Emily is the Director of Research and Evaluation at the Omaha Community Foundation. She has been a key developer of "The Landscape" project, a data-driven reflection of the Omaha-Council Bluffs area. The Landscape looks at six areas of community life: Health, Neighborhoods, Safety, Transportation, Workforce, and Education. Identifying the experience of the community in these areas helps all of us see where we are now and how we can do better. Prior to working with the Foundation, Emily worked at the Women's Center for Advancement as the Prevention and Education Manager. Emily serves on the Social Work Program's Faculty-Community-Student advisory board, and frequently visits social work classes to talk about her work on The Landscape.

JUSTICE AND PEACE STUDIES

Sarah Kelly, BA Justice and Peace Studies and Medical Anthropology, 2016

After graduation, Sarah volunteered with MercyCorps in Chicago for one year working with vulnerable youth. That experience motivated her to continue working with vulnerable populations, and today she is pursuing her Master's of Social Work degree through the University of Chicago. While at Creighton; Sarah conducted environmental research, investigating power consumption by students living on campus, and whether students believed environmental responsibility was theirs or the institution's. She recently presented her research at the Department of Cultural and Social Studies event "All Creation is Connected: Integral Ecology and Social Science" in February 2018.

HEALTH ADMINISTRATION AND POLICY

Jack Anderson, BS 2015

Jack is a Policy Analyst at County Health Executives Association of California. He is responsible for tracking and analyzing California state legislative and budget proposals, writing letters, reports, and articles concerning proposed legislation and the state budget, and staffing association meetings. He researches and tracks major policy and regulatory issues and prepares analyses and reports to county health executives throughout California.

Eric Mooss, BS 2002, FACHE, CMPE

Eric received his Masters of Health Administration from the University of Iowa. Eric is the President of the Bryan Physician Network in Lincoln, NE. Prior to joining Bryan Health, Eric was Director of Primary Care for Banner Medical Group in Colorado. He also has worked at Centura Health Physician Group in Denver and the former Alegent Creighton Clinic in Omaha.