Featuring Adelphi alums Jon Conte, Nikki Kateman and Melanie Hendry.

Joe ConteJoe Conte presented a talk, “The Rules No Longer Apply,” on September 23, 2013. Conte graduated from Adelphi in 2009. Since graduation he has been a community organizer, campaign manager, tech founder, and a lobbyist at both the state and local levels.

Currently he is an Organizing Director at NationBuilder, a software company, where he helped build the world’s first corporate organizing infrastructure. During his time there, he has worked with national political parties for their federal elections and elite Hollywood agencies to help close the gap between how talent has traditionally engaged with their audience organizing their fans.

Melanie HendryMelanie Hendry, Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Civil Division for the Eastern District of New York, presented a lecture, “An Overview of the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the Way There,” on April 8, 2013.

Hendry graduated magna cum laude from Adelphi in 1998 and summa cum laude from Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center in 2004.

Traci Levy, Nikki Kateman and Maggie Gray

Traci Levy, Nikki Kateman and Maggie Gray

Ever wonder what kind of political work unions do? Interested in state, local, and national politics? Think you might like to pursue a related career? Nikki Kateman ’10 discussed her work in the Political and Communications Department of Local 338 RWDSU/UFCW (Retail, Wholesale, Department Store Union/United Food and Commercial Workers) and described her career path on May 1, 2013.

This piece appeared in the Political Science Newsletter Fall 2013 edition.

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