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Welcome, CIS alumni! The David L. Boren College of International Studies is committed to building a dynamic alumni community through robust programming and online outreach. Since many of you graduated, the School of International and Area Studies has evolved to become the David L. Boren College of International Studies. As we continue to grow and change, we look forward to bringing together energized and inspiring SIAS and CIS alumni to build a strong community within the College.

Do you have updates to share? Want to connect with fellow alumni? Interested in impacting current students? Contact us!

Young Alumni Mentors

Young Alumni Mentors are available to IAS students for advice and mentoring. For a list of mentors by location, occupation and area of expertise, visit our Young Alumni Mentors directory.

Young Alumni Board

The David L. Boren College of International Studies Young Alumni Board, established in Fall 2017, is an advisory board made up of CIS alumni from the last 10 years. Board members are working around the world for organizations like the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the German Marshall Fund and the US Senate. Twice a year, the board meets to discuss programs and opportunities at CIS and submit recommendations to the Dean. Members of the board can advise on a variety of topics, including academic programs, student opportunities and education abroad.

As alumni of the David L. Boren College of International Studies, the board members offer a unique perspective on our programs and how they affect post-graduate life. Young Alumni Board members are also available to mentor current students and assist the College as volunteers or fundraisers.

NameGraduation YearJob TitleEmployer/School
Nick AguileraSummer 2014Student; MA CandidateUC Berkeley, City Planning
Lester AsamoahSpring 2015Student; MA CandidateAmerican University, International Development
Matt BebbSpring 2014Student; MA CandidateJosef Korbel School for International Studies; Global Finance, Trade, and Economic Integration Program
Holly Berrigan HigueraSpring 2013Director of AccountsFullFunnel.co
Hunter BrunwaldSummer 2015Legislative AssistantOklahoma House of Representatives
Alex ByronSpring 2016Research Associate/MA CandidateAngelouEconomics/UT Austin, Economics Department
Rachele CleggSpring 2016  
Andrew CrainSummer 2015Program Coordinator, Congressional AffairsGerman Marshall Fund of the U.S.
Stephanie EyockoFall 2016Student; MA CandidateHopkins-Nanjing Center for Chinese and American Studiea (SAIS)
Caleb GayleSummer 2011Student; MA/MBA CandidateHarvard Kennedy School (Public Policy)/Harvard Business School
Misheala GiddingsSpring 2011Senior Mortgage Analyst 
Priscilla GomesSpring 2014Associate Education OfficerUNHCR
Kaitie HollandSpring 2016Research FellowDavid L. Boren College of International Studies, OU
Blessing IkpaSpring 2016Student; MA CandidateAmerican University, School of International Service; Ethics, Peace and Global Affairs
Jeremy IsenbergSpring 2010Policy Coordinator for the EVP of Health Policy/MA CandidateBiotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO)/OU Satellite Campus in Crystal City, VA
Zekiel JohnsonSpring 2012Implementation Project ManagerEpic Systems Corp
Tara JordanSpring 2010Student; JD CandidateOU College of Law
Cara McGrathSummer 2014Student; MA CandidateWake Forest, Management
Allison MeeSpring 2016Student; MA CandidateHarvard Graduate School of Education
Dana Mohammad-ZadehSpring 2012Associate  KPMG
Daniel MosesSpring 2016Program ManagerOU Center for Entrepreneurship
Derek NguyenSpring 2016Student/Part-time medical account repOU
Tyler NunleySpring 2010Associate Director of National Scholars ProgramsUniversity of Oklahoma
Corie O'RourkeFall 2015Immigration AttorneyAyuda
Anna Przebinda   Spring 2014Staff AssistantSenator Tim Kaine
Robin RaineySummer 2015Emergency Room Physicians' Scribe/EMTOU Medical Center/REACT EMS
Bryce RowlandSpring 2014Sales Training SpecialistLexus Motor Company
Mackenzie SammisSpring 2013Conference Operations CoordinatorAmerican University
Anna SearceySpring 2015Student; JD CandidateUniversity of Virginia School of Law
Anne SutherlandSpring 2013Administrative CoordinatorAllshore Virtual Staffing
Symphonie SwiftSpring 2014Student; MA CandidateNew York University, Global Journalism & Africana Studies
Alexis TaitelSpring 2015Resource Management AnalystUS Department of State
Elizabeth VernonSpring 2015Client Intake CoordinatorNational Litigation law Group
John ZubialdeSpring 2014Student; JD CandidateOU College of Law

Stay Involved

Keep in Touch

We encourage you to update your contact information with CIS. Alumni and friends are invited to CIS events throughout the year, and we need to know how to reach you. 

Join an Alumni Club

OU Alumni Clubs are an extension of the University of Oklahoma and promote the university by serving as a liaison between OU and its alumni, students and friends. OU Clubs renew old and encourage new friendships. Typical club activities include sponsoring athletic watch parties, assisting with student recruitment in your area and hosting university speakers, from favorite professors to OU coaches. Search the OU Alumni Clubs Directory

Connect with Us on Social Media

We love to stay in touch with our alumni on social media! Engage with us on Facebook and Twitter, and join our CIS Alumni Group on Linkedin.

Be in the Loop

Our college publications include Compass: International Profile, an annual publication featuring updates, statistics and articles about students, alumni, donors and friends of CIS; and CIS Snapshot, our blog featuring student and faculty news, study abroad and international student stories, and other highlights. Check out these publications as well as our upcoming events to stay up-to-date on all things CIS!

Contact Us

Office of Alumni & Development
David L. Boren College of International Studies
University of Oklahoma
729 Elm Avenue
Farzaneh Hall, Room 114
Norman, OK 73019-5144

Phone: (405) 325-1913
Email: cisalum@ou.edu