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Middlebury Russian students have gone on to careers in diverse fields in every corner of the world.  Many still use their Russian in occupations that range from finance to journalism, translation, education, music, law, government, health, human rights work and more.

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And here are comments from some of our former students:

Michael Apicelli, '03

An International Affairs Specialist for the US Department of Energy's Office of Russian and Eurasian Affairs, Michael has used his Russian language skills in his capacities as Desk Officer for the Baltics and Armenia, as well as staff-level coordinator for the US-Russia Energy Working Group under the Bilateral Presidential Commission, established by Presidents Obama and Medvedev....[read more]

Cathe Yusupov, '99

Cathe (Neely) Yusupov (International Studies: REES/Political Science, '99) followed up her Middlebury experience with a yearlong fellowship in Kazan before pursuing an MA in Russian Studies at Georgetown University.  Cathe honed her Eurasia-related research expertise at the Brookings Institution and Rand Corporation in Washington, DC, where she co-authored a book on Russian foreign policy.  She currently works for a small consulting firm that specializes in Eurasian energy.

Bryan Wockley, '94.5

Bryan Wockley is currently in between assignments as a Political Officer with the US Department of State.  Just back from a two-year assignment in Kazakhstan, Bryan will be heading with his family this April to the US Embassy in Moscow to begin his rotation as Vice Consul...[read more]

Stephanie Galbreath Baumeister, '89

Stephanie says, "I work in Interpreter Services, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston.  I started as a Russian interpreter over 19 years ago, and 11 years ago I switched to more administrative work.  However, my Russian interpreter colleagues make me practice my Russian every day.  Besides, that's what the best gossip is in!  I graduated in '89 and married a Soviet Area Studies major, Dean, from the class of '90."

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