How our political science alumni are making an impact.

Samantha Flores ’11 is completing her final year of law school at New York Law School and plans to graduate this coming May. She is looking forward to tackling the Bar exam in July and seeing what her future in the legal profession has in store.

Philip DiSanto ’12 was elected to the Adelphi University Board of Trustees to serve on its Academic Affairs Committee and the Student Life Committee. Mr. DiSanto is currently in his first year at Columbia Law School. Phil will be interning with the New York State Attorney General’s office in Mineola this summer.

Hillary Frisbie ’06 was a double major with Communications and Political Science. She is a Facility Management and Capital Project Coordinator at Henry Street Settlement, a social service and cultural icon on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Current projects include renovation and restoration of the historic landmarked facility at 265 Henry Street. Hillary currently holds a Masters in Arts in Cultural Management (Pratt Class of 2012) and is pursuing a Master of Science in Facility Management (Pratt 2014) with a focus on historical sustainability. Hillary recently presented about sustainable project develop-ment at the Second International Facility and Real Estate Management conference in Kufstein, Austria. Much to the disappointment of Professor Levy, Hillary was unable to take the Sound of Music Tour while there.

David Fuller ’06 continues as Vice President of Development and Government Affairs at Astonish Media Group, a public relations and creative media consultant firm. He also does fundraising and grant writing consulting on the side for the Barlett Arboretum and Gardens in Stamford and for the Stratford Center for the Arts. He is nearing the end of his Masters in Communications at Fairfield University.

Chantal Hamlin ’07 is currently working with Brooklyn Jubilee, a Christian promoting peace and prosperity for all of Brooklyn by creating and nurturing programs for social and economic justice. She works in their Legal Services Division as the disaster relief staff attorney. She was hired about a month and a half after Hurricane Sandy. She works out in Coney Island, meeting local residents and helping them to walk through the “FEMA Jungle” and helping with other non-disaster related issues such as housing, unemployment benefits, public assistance, etc. Chantal was also recently recognized as a “10 Under 10” alumna through the Office of Alumni Affairs . Chantal will be on campus speaking on a panel on April 23 called “Finding Your Niche.”

Emmanuel Hector ’10 finished his Master’s degree in climate science and policy at Columbia University. Currently at New York Life Insurance Company, Emmanuel helps clients achieve their long-term financial goals while protecting their loved ones and/or businesses via insurance, annuity, and other financial products and services. Contact him at 646.227.8017 or

Nikki Kateman ’10 is entering her third year working full-time in the Political & Communications Department of Local 338 RWDSU/UFCW. Recently she has been working on advocacy issues such as increasing both the state and federal minimum wage and immigration reform. Nikki is also in the process of joining the Advisory Board of the Long Island Progressive Coalition.

Natu Kure ’12 continues to work at the Permanent Mission of Nigeria to the United Nations, working with the forth committee (Special Committee on Politics and Decolonization and Peacekeeping). She is responsible for writing reports for every meeting and the final report that is forwarded to the Nigerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. (Sometimes, the interns are encouraged to write draft of statements, then the officers work on the final statement.)

Allen Louissaint ’09 recently completed working full-time as a 7th grade History teacher as a leave replacement at North Shore Middle School in Glen Head, Long Island. Allen is grateful for the opportunity and grew professionally due to the different responsibilities inside and outside of the classroom.

Boris Manakhimov ’11 currently works as the Corporate Technology Recruiter with Computer Generated Solutions, Inc. His responsibilities include identifying, interviewing, and qualifying IT professionals for internal positions. In his spare time he volunteers with Junior Achievement of New York, running their Alumni group on LinkedIn, and helps the Pi Lambda Phi Educational Foundation in their recruiting efforts for board members and trustees.

John Miller ’12 is currently in his first year at Harvard Law School. He is becoming involved with the Harvard Mediation Program, which provides free mediation services to local small claims court disputes during the academic year.

Nick Tomasso ’11 is currently a long-term substitute teacher at East Rockaway Middle School. He has been accepted to Teach For America beginning in the 2013-2014 school year. Nick will be teaching Special Education for the Chicago Public School system.

Adaeze Udoji ’08 Adaeze is transitioning out of her current position as an Attorney Investigator at the New Jersey Attorney General’s office and into a new role in the Legal and Compliance Division of American Express. Outside of work, Adaeze remains involved with the Cardozo Law School’s Black Asian and Latino Law Students Alumni Association as Secretary, where she assists with scholarship fundraising and programming to prepare students for the transition from law student to lawyer. Adaeze currently resides in New Jersey, although she not-so-secretly pines to be able to move back to New York someday soon.

Andrew Zang ’10 finished his Master of Laws in real estate law, a post doctorate advanced law degree. He works as a corporate real estate advisor at Studley, Inc., and specializes in the representation of tenants in regards to their corporate real estate portfolio. He lives in New York City and has found a true passion for the field of real estate.

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

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