Salamanca Alumni Updates

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Updates received Spring 2014

Catherine Blair, 2010 Fall – Catherine is a program associate for the International Visitor Leadership Program, the Department of State's premier professional exchange program that brings emerging leaders from all over the world to the U.S. for three-week programs with their professional counterparts. She is honored to bring people together and create new relationships between people from every corner of the globe and extends a big "thank you" to IES Abroad for being the first step in that journey.

Updates received Fall 2013

Melissa Alvarez, 2008 Summer – Melissa graduated from Wagner College in 2011 with a major in Biology and minor in Chemistry. She moved to St. Kitts in the Caribbean in August of 2012 to purse a medical degree at the University of Medicine and Health Sciences, St. Kitts.

Kelsey Andersen, 2009 Spring – Kelsey and her study abroad sweetheart, Miguel, were married September 15, 2013 at the Castle of Tamarit in Spain. The couple honeymooned in Thailand, Singapore and Malaysia.  They continue to live in Madrid, where Kelsey now works as an admissions advisor at IE Business School and Miguel as a consultant at Accenture.

Updates received Spring 2013

Justina Poskeviciute, 2009-10 – After spending a remarkable year in Salamanca, Justina completed her degree in Pennsylvania. Afterwards, she volunteered in Thailand as an English teacher. This year, Justina is finishing her MA in Hungary and is planning on moving to a yet different continent after graduation.

Updates recieved Spring/Summer 2012

Kelsey Andersen, 2009 Spring - Kelsey is engaged to Miguel Sanchez, whom she met while studying abroad. She is completing a Master’s program in translation at the Universidad Complutense, while teaching in-company English at John Deere Ibérica. Miguel works as an analyst at Accenture. Having lived in Salamanca and Zaragoza (both of which Miguel considers his hometowns), the couple now resides in Madrid. A wedding is planned for the fall of 2013 at the Castle of Tamarit on the Mediterranean coast.