Granada Alumni Updates

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Updates received Spring 2104

Rosemarie Savio, 2006 Spring/Milan 2005 Summer -- Rosemarie graduated from Catholic University's School of Architecture with an MA in Urban Planning, focusing on low-income housing in developing countries. She now works for Habitat for Humanity's MicroBuild Fund, which provides housing microfinance and technical assistance allowing families to incrementally upgrade their homes. She lives in Washington, DC.

Updates received Fall 2013

Elizabeth Gillaspy, 2006 Fall – After participating in the IES program in Granada, Spain in Fall 2006, Elizabeth has returned to Spain several times. She spent the 2007-08 academic year living in Granada, studying mathematics at the University of Granada and teaching English.  Most recently, she has spent the 2012-13 academic year living in Madrid, Spain, doing mathematics research at the Universidad Carlos III. Elizabeth is currently a PhD candidate with Dartmouth College.

Updates received Winter 2012-13

Francesca Abdel-Nour, 2006 Spring – Francesca and Joey Robbins, Granada Spring 2006, were engaged over Thanksgiving and hope to get married in Spring 2014.  They both live in Washington, D.C., after years of taking turns living in New York City.  Joey graduated from Fordham Law School in May 2012 and is an attorney at Goodwin & Procter LLP with their Business Litigation Group.  Francesca is a senior paralegal at Bingham McCutchen LLP, primarily assisting a Tax Litigation practice. 

Jennifer Wang, 2011 Fall – Jennifer is finishing her senior year at Occidental College and will be graduating with a B.A. in Psychology and Spanish in May 2013. This past summer and fall, she was part of a Los Angeles dance company called Evoke. Other than that, Heather is searching for internships, jobs, and other post-graduate opportunities.

Updates recieved Spring/Summer 2012

Rosemarie Savio, Granada 2005 Summer, Milan 2006 Spring - Rosemarie is a part-time graduate student at Catholic University studying Urban Planning. She hopes to work in developing cities. She is also a full-time employee for Grassroots Business Fund, a World Bank spin-off that finances high-impact businesses in low-income countries. 

Elizabeth Behm, 2011 Spring - Elizabeth is at home in Missouri for the summer, and can hardly wait for her senior year in Tulsa. She is one class away from finishing her Spanish degree thanks to her semester in Granada. She’ll be the president of the Catholic Newman Center on campus, and is looking forward to unique opportunities and challenges. She’s also hoping to make a pilgrimage to the Holy Land with a group from school right after graduation.