WHERE GRADS GO
Students are prepared for graduate programs, for professional programs and for the workplace. See below to read what a few of our graduates have been doing.
David Bond, class of 2003
David Bond is a Ph.D. student in the Anthropology Department at the New School for Social Research and a Student Fellow of the New School's India China Institute. He is generally interested in the circuits of investment capital that have structured an interdependence between the natural resources of South America and the global cities of the Pacific Rim, in some ways reminiscent of an earlier epoch of European imperialism in the New World. More specifically, his dissertation research will focus on the constitutive links between the development of the oil industry in Ecuador and processes of urbanization in Los Angeles and Beijing.
Hillary Scholten, class of 2004
Upon graduating from Gordon, Hillary Scholten began working in the Client Services branch of the AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts. A growing interest in legal advocacy and aid led her to a position as a paralegal with the International Institute of Boston. There she helped to coordinate legal services for the more than 3,000 immigrants and refugees who come each year seeking help with issues of immigration and asylum. She is now doing the same work with the Catholic Charities' Immigration Legal Services in Washington, D.C. Her future plans include law school in a program that specializes in immigration, asylum, and refugee law, as well as returning to Central America, where she lived and studied while at Gordon.
Heather Bixler, class of 2006
Heather Bixler has been living and working with developmentally disabled people in two separate L'Arche communities since graduating from Gordon in the spring of 2006. She spent the summer in the L'Arche Nehalem Community in Portland, OR, after which time she agreed to help open a new L'Arche home for four developmentally disabled residents in Arlington, VA. She is currently working as the Home Life Coordinator for that community. "Living [here] continues to challenge and encourage me in so many ways. I have discovered my disabilities, my weaknesses, areas where I am in need of reconciliation. I have faced my own prejudices, my own fears regarding the Other. I have developed relationships with people who are significantly different from me in body and mind, but with whom I share the same needs of the soul--the need for community, the need to give and receive love, the need to belong."