Alumni Spotlight

  • Dr. Pronoy Rai (Ph.D. Geography, 2018) GRID Alumnus and 2015 Recipient of the Rita and Arnold Goodman Fellowship is currently an assistant professor at Portland State University.
  • Katherine Roth (MA in Journalism and Middle East Studies) GRID Alumna (1989) is currently working with the Associated Press.    
  • GRID Alumna, Dr. Khalida Malik (PhD in Sociology), will participate in the upcoming Illinois Global Institute Career Day on October 23rd. Dr. Malik is a consultant and Retired Program Officer with the UN World Food Program.
  • Aida Orgocka University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Alumna GRID Minor, 2002 PhD in Human and Community Development, 2003
  • Angelina Cotler University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Alumna GRID Minor, 2005 Ph.D. in Socio-Cultural Anthropology, 2005 Current Position
  • Varsha Venugopal University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Alumnna GRID Minor, 2002 Master's in Urban Planning, 2002 Current Position
  • Bruna Romero-Melgar University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Alumnna GRID Minor, 2014 Master's in Economics, 2014 Current Position
  • Beatriz Padilla University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Alumnna GRID Minor, 2001 PhD in Sociology, 2001 Current Position
  • Batamaka Some University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Alumnnus GRID Minor, 2010 PhD in Anthropology, 2010 Current Position
  • Bala Saho University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Alumna GRID Minor, 2007 MA in African Studies, 2007 Current Position Assistant Professor, Department of History The University of Oklahoma, Norman
  • Aida Orgocka University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Alumna GRID Minor, 2002 PhD in Human and Community Development, 2003
  • Laura Ripani University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Alumna GRID Minor, 2003 PhD in Economics, 2004 What is the focus of your current work and/or subject of your current research?
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Alumnna GRID Minor, 2012 PhD in Socioculutural Anthropology, 2012 Current Position
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Alumnna GRID Minor, 2002 Master's in Human Nutrition, 2005 Current Position Professor of Practice, Statewide Nutrition Coordinator, Oregon State University Extension Service
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Alumnna GRID Minor, 2015 Master's in Urban and Regional Planning, 2015 Current Position Special Projects Manager for Wyoming-based nonprofit, “Climb Wyoming”