Political Science & International Studies Graduate Outcomes
The Political Science & International Studies Department is committed to providing comprehensive and deep knowledge of the field of politics through rigorous reading, writing and research. Our alumni graduate from top law schools, pursue scholarly careers as Ph.D’s, work on Capitol Hill and Beacon Hill and on state and national political campaigns, teach in Massachusetts and around the nation and travel the world to experience new cultures.
Places where Stonehill graduates have recently been employed include:
Asian and Pacific Islanders American Scholarship Fund
British Ministry of Defence
Eaton Vance Investment Mgmt.
EF Foundation for Foreign Study
Fulbright Recipient (Ecuador)
Governor Mitt Romney's 2012 Presidential Campaign
The Hubbell Group
Massachusetts State Senate
Pew Research Center
Spanish Ministry of Education
United States House of Representatives
United States Senate
Graduate/Professional School Studies
Places where Stonehill graduates have recently attended a graduate program include:
Boston University (Ph.D.)
George Washington University
London School of Economics
Syracuse University (M.P.P.)
University of Denver (Ph.D.)
University of Maryland (Ph.D.)
University of Massachusetts, Amherst (Ph.D., M.P.P.)
University of North Carolina: Gillings School of Global Public Health
A Taunton Massachusetts native, he graduated from Stonehill in 1992 with high honors political science before pursuing his JD from Boston College Law School.
Before going to work at the White House, David was a member of the Taunton School Board, a member of the Taunton City Council and then Bristol County's Registar of Deeds. He also served as Deputy Chief of Staff to Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick.
Before joining the committee, she interned for the Committee on House Administration. At Stonehill she interned for Massachusetts State Rep. Dan Winslow, the Linda McMahon for Senate Campaign in Connecticut, and the National Federation of Independent Businesses in Washington, DC.
Matt Gorman is the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) Rapid Response Director. Before joining the NRCC, he spent two years with the Romney for President campaign and served as the Deputy Rapid Response Director. He got his start in politics as an intern for Rep. Dave Camp. Matt graduated from Stonehill College with a degree in Political Science and is a native of Torrington, CT.
Pictured: Matt (right) with U.S. Representative John A. Boehner, 8th Congressional District of Ohio.
Yuriko first came to the United States as an exchange student through American Field Service (AFS) during high school. At Stonehill College, Yuriko earned her B.A. in International Studies with a minor in Economics, during which she completed a semester abroad program in the University of Salzburg and traveled across Europe.
Following the graduation she attended New York University for her M.A. in Politics with concentrations in Political Economy and Methodology. While attending NYU, she interned at an Investment Banking firm as a research editor where she became interested in Finance. She landed her first job after graduate school at Goldman Sachs Japan Co. Ltd in Tokyo. She currently works as an Associate in Securities Operations at Goldman Sachs & Co. in New Jersey.
After graduating from Stonehill in 2013 with a degree in International Studies and Political Science, Tracy chose to focus his career on India. He moved to New Delhi five days after commencement for a contract as a solar energy micro-grid developer for Azure Power Pvt. Ltd.
Tracy returned to India in January 2014 with Stonehill Service Corps to serve as a volunteer teacher in the city of Agartala in the underrepresented northeast part of the country. Tracy is working on setting up an international social business called WaterColumn along side his plans to continue his education.
After graduation she was brought on by the Republican National Convention Committee in Minnesota then hired to the McCain-Palin presidential campaign staff in Virginia where she worked as the lead advance team coordinator. Shortly before Election Day, Caitlin was selected to be one of a small group who would make up the transition office in preparation for the potential McCain administration.
“It was a life changing experience working on a presidential campaign,” Caitlin said. “I know that the skills I learned in Stonehill's political science program helped me adjust to the fast-paced environment and ultimately formed the foundation for my future work in politics.”
Following the 2008 election Caitlin made her way to Capitol Hill where she soon was working in the office of Missouri Congressman Sam Graves as a scheduler and junior legislative assistant. The 2010 election brought a new wave of GOP talent to Washington and a new job opportunity for Caitlin. She was approached by Dr. Joe Heck of Nevada's Third Congressional District and offered a job as his Executive Assistant (E.A.), a job she holds today. In her capacity as E.A., Caitlin manages the Congressman’s personal correspondence, the Congressman’s daily schedule in both Washington and Nevada, travel arrangements, and recently received a promotion to become the Congressman’s office financial administrator.
As one constituent recently put it after coordinating with Caitlin for a meeting with Rep. Heck, “Caitlin is the one who runs things in Washington.”