English Department Alumni

Our majors have gone on to careers in law, business, government, teaching, higher education administration, writing, editing, publishing, library science, and communication. Recent alumni include:

  • Mark Bowers, ’01, Manager of Digital Research and Analytics, ESPN
  • Adam Leszyk ‘02,Vice President - Investment Officer and Financial Planning Officer, Canandaigua National Bank and Trust
  • Michelle Girardi, ’04, Producer and two-time Emmy award winner, NFL Films
  • Catherine Agar ’07, Director of Writing Center, Keuka Community College
  • Ali Palmieri ’08, Research Associate, The Grants Office
  • Mike Daum ’08, Associate Attorney, Blitman & King
  • Jesse Sleezer 09, Community Relations Coordinator, Monroe County
  • Emily Housecamp ’09, Assistant Director, Career Development Center, Nazareth College
  • Iaen Nylund ’10, Learning and Resource Coordinator, Office of International Affairs, Oregon Health and Science University
  • Justin Mawhir ’10, Operations Support Specialist, iCardiac Technologies, Inc
  • Kourtney Blackburn ’11, Digital Initiatives Librarian, Rochester Regional Library Council
  • Tricia Potocki ’11, Manager of Advancement, Jewish Senior Life Foundation
  • AnneMarie Maurer ’12, Administrative Assistant, Next Step Magazine
  • Chelsea Puntillo ’12, Technical Writer, Far Medical Innovations
  • Liz Gorney ’13, Marketing Assistant, Oxford University Press
  • Marissa Petta 13, Special Ed. Teacher, Albany Leadership Charter high school for girls

Iaen Nylund '09

Iaen Nylund

Learning and Resource Coordinator for the Office of International Affairs, Oregon Health/Science University

My English major has served me well in every part of my professional development. It completely prepared me for  formal presentations, round-table debates, constant critical thinking and re-thinking, and the vast amount of writing that I produced during graduate school. 

After graduating from Fisher, I worked in a variety of settings, including corporate banking, professional contract business offices, and academic administration. The English major taught me flexibility and has helped me stand out in each of the pit-stops along my career path

What I do in my job:
  • Work with international  populations
  • Create and implements multicultural competency trainings
  • Strive for full inclusion of diverse communities

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