The Joel & Kim Feller Center for BSOS Academic Advising & Career Planning is pleased to host the BSOS Alumni Career Chat series. The Chats connect industry specific alumni/employers with BSOS majors over Zoom.

Students who attend, 

  • learn about a new career field;
  • make a new contact;
  • gain application tips for your industry of interest.

Each Chat will last around 30-minutes and the format will be informal. Students will have the option to talk with professionals through the Zoom chat feature or unmute themselves to pose questions. 

Hosted by the BSOS Career Planning team. Questions? Please email

BSOS Career Chat

BSOS Career Chats Spring 2021 Schedule 

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mcshaneMatt McShane, ECON '19 | Management Associate, M & T Bank

February 23, 2021 |  12:30 pm | RSVP through Careers4Terps to access the Zoom login link

Matt graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park in May 2019 with a BA in Economics. After graduation, he began his career with M&T Bank down in the DC area and in the coming weeks will transition to the M&T branch in Adele Stamp Student Union. 



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Federal Air Marshal, Department of Homeland Security

February 24, 2021 |  3 pm  |  RSVP through Careers4Terps to access the Zoom login link

Details: TBA

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alexisAlexis Carpinteri, CCJS '93 | Special Agent, FBI

March 2, 2021 |  3:00 pm | RSVP through Careers4Terps to access the Zoom login link

Alexis graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park in 1993 with a BA in Criminology and Criminal Justice. After graduating, she earned her JD from Georgetown University as well as her master’s in forensic psychology from Nova Southeastern University. With her law background, she began interning with the FBI. As she learned more about the organization, Carpinteri said she fell even more in love with it. Learn more about Alexis on her BSOS Alumni Spotlight.



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lilliaLillia Damalouji, GVPT '18 | Contracts Lead, Naval Sea Systems Command

March 9, 2021 |  4:00 pm | RSVP through Careers4Terps to access the Zoom login link

Lillia graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park in May 2018 with a BS in Government and Politics. After graduation, she began her career with the Naval Sea Systems Command in the Dept. of Navy. She currently supports the Hospital Ship and Submarine Tender Division as the Contracts Lead and a 3L evening student at George Mason Law.



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BARBARABarbara Libbin, HESP '04 & '08 | Audiologist, Feldman Hearing Studios

March 11, 2021 |  4:00 pm | RSVP through Careers4Terps to access the Zoom login link

Barbara graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2004 with a BA in Hearing and Speech Sciences and in 2008 with an Au.D., a doctorate of clinical audiology. She is currently an audiologist at Feldman ENT, where she has worked for the past 13 years.




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atempleAllison Temple, HESP '10 | Speech Language Pathologist, Virginia Hospital Center

March 23, 2021 |  12:00 pm | RSVP through Careers4Terps to access the Zoom login link

Allison graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2010 with a degree in Hearing and Speech Science. After graduating she earned her MA in Speech Language Pathology from the University of Iowa. Her career has focused on adult clients in a variety of settings including skilled nursing, acute inpatient rehabilitation, and outpatient. For the past 7 years Temple has practiced in the acute inpatient hospital setting with clinical interest in dysphagia. 



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BSOS Career Chats Fall 2020 Notes 


Christian is currently an Operations Analyst at Morgan Stanley. He previously studied and graduated from the University of Maryland in 2020 with a degree in Economics (BA). Christian works in Wealth Management and Private Banking Operations in Baltimore and has previous experiences in Property Management and in the Restaurant Industry. 

RESOURCES: Read more about career options in Financial Analysis

Maggie is currently a Manager at Chemonics International, recently promoted from her previous role as an Associate. Her previous experiences include serving as a Congressional Intern, an (amazing!) BSOS Peer Advisor, and a Research Assistant at the Center for International Development and Conflict Management.

RESOURCES: International Affairs Resources

Nikkia graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park in May 2006 with a BA in Communication Studies. She graduated from Howard University School of Law in May 2009. She has been licensed to practice law in Virginia since 2009. She worked as an Attorney-Advisor at the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Administrative Law Judges from 2009-2012 prior to joining the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.


Caroline is currently a GIS Analyst at Mead & Hunt, where her main job responsibilities are transportation planning and environmental permitting.  As a participant in the GEOG 5-Year Master's program, her graduate school experiences include Research Assistant, Teaching Assistant, Data Management Analyst, and Academic Advisor. Caroline's undergraduate experiences include BSOS Peer Advisor and Office of Sustainability intern. 



Kadeem Khan graduated from UMD in 2015 majoring in Govt and Politics. His first job was a Junior Professional Associate at the World Bank in the Poverty and Equity Practice.

After his time at the WB, he earned a Masters in City Planning at MIT in 2019. His current role is an Associate Research Manager on Facebook's Data for Good team.

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Erica is currently pursuing a PhD in Economics at UMD. She has over two years of experience at Fannie Mae as a Quantitative Analyst and a Financial Engineer. As well as experience as a Research Assistant in the UMD Economics department as an undergraduate student. Other undergraduate experiences include an internship with NASA and the FDIC!  


Read more about career paths in economics


Taylor Henderson, GVPT '18 | Law Student, Villanova Law 

July 2016, I began my internship as a Program Support Trainee with the United States Department of Justice, Criminal Division, Office of Information and Technology Management. As a Program Support Trainee, my main responsibility was to coordinate language services requests for the division. Throughout my time with the Criminal Division, I had the opportunity to work on cybersecurity policies and serve on the selection committee for the new language services contract. Once I graduated, I transferred to the Environment and Natural Resources Division of DOJ, where I served as a legal assistant. My role was primarily administrative, however I gained firsthand experience in the life of an attorney.  A few months into my position, I decided that I wanted to attend law school and began to study for the LSAT. Currently, I am a student at Villanova Law. 



Morgan Williams, ECON '20 | Young Associate, OECD 

Morgan Williams graduated from the University of Maryland in May 2020 with a degree in Economics (BA). She now lives in Paris, France while working as a Young Associate at the OECD - OCDE in the Employment, Labour, and Social Affairs Directorate. Specifically, she supports economists on the Future of Work team as they identify policies that will make the labor market more inclusive for low- and middle-skilled workers in a dynamic global economy. At the University of Maryland, Morgan was involved in the FIRE Program, Federal Fellows Program, the BA/MPP Program, and was a teaching assistant for ECON305 and ECON 422. She had internships at IPSOS, The US Census Bureau, The Coalition on Human Needs, and on political campaigns. She hopes to share advice with students who are interested in pursuing a career in research but are unaware of what options there are.