Alumni Stories

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Here at AUP, we love to keep in touch with alumni and former students, and to celebrate their achievements and milestones.

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  • Jessica Farmer ’10

    Jessica Farmer ’10

    My time spent at AUP changed my perspective on what was possible in life.

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  • Maria Lujan Tubio ’03

    Maria Lujan Tubio ’03

    The amount of emphasis my professors placed on student–teacher contact was very special.

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  • Alex Phuong Nguyen G’12

    Alex Phuong Nguyen G’12

    "Human rights and data science create a fascinating intersection. My advice for those entering the field is to be adaptable to different kinds of work....

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  • Farah Nayeri ’84

    Farah Nayeri ’84

    My professors had a great deal of influence on my trajectory.

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  • Leila Conners ’89

    Leila Conners ’89

    I got exactly what I wanted out of the school: an international experience.

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  • Selin Atasoy ’95

    Selin Atasoy ’95

    Being at AUP and in Paris allowed me to explore different aspects of life, fields of education and subjects of interest.

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  • Matthew Yarborough G’17

    Matthew Yarborough G’17

    I can honestly say, if it were not for the connections I made at AUP, I would not be where I am today.

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  • Tony Hung ’18

    Tony Hung ’18

    My advice to students would be to maximize your time with all the services AUP has to offer.

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  • Madelaine VanDerHeyden ’20

    Madelaine VanDerHeyden ’20

    AUP's focus on experiential learning, seen through its Cultural Program study trips and skills-oriented modules, was really attractive to me.

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  • Aurelie-Anne Gilly ’01

    Aurelie-Anne Gilly ’01

    AUP offered serious academic programs and an international student body.

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  • Julie Hu ’18

    Julie Hu ’18

    My favorite memories of AUP have to do with all the people I met there: peers, friends and professors.

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  • Paige Beaton Coulier G’13

    Paige Beaton Coulier G’13

    As brand builders, we are out in the world every day, helping people know and love our companies.

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  • Shadi Ayoubi ’19

    Shadi Ayoubi ’19

    I encourage anyone looking to go into economics to make the most of the liberal arts program.

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  • Clémence Wurtz ’13

    Clémence Wurtz ’13

    My advice to anyone just graduating is to find something you love, and then to work hard at it.

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  • Hamza Usman G'09

    Hamza Usman G'09

    Hamza Usman G’09 turned a gap in the pharmaceutical market into a force for social good, laying the foundations for safer, more professional pharmacies in...

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  • Khalid Tinasti ’06 & G’07

    Khalid Tinasti ’06 & G’07

    My time at the University taught me that, whatever our differences, we do not have to apologize for existing.

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  • Luka Ivicevic ’15

    Luka Ivicevic ’15

    When I came to AUP, I was curious to learn new things...

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  • Jasmine Paul ’18

    Jasmine Paul ’18

    When I found AUP, my world got a whole lot bigger!

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  • Monique Callender ’18 & G’21

    Monique Callender ’18 & G’21

    I think the most beautiful part of AUP is that it’s a safe space to be who you are.

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  • Jacqueline Routier ’94

    Jacqueline Routier ’94

    Marketing is fundamentally about understanding people.

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  • Richard Klein G'21

    Richard Klein G'21

    Yes, the classes are challenging and interesting, but when you head outside you also get the immersive experience of Parisian living

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  • Nicole Santiago G'19

    Nicole Santiago G'19

    Studying at AUP has given me opportunities that seemed implausible for someone early in her career

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  • Jacinda Carlisle G'20

    Jacinda Carlisle G'20

    With its diverse curriculum and distinguished roster of professors, AUP offers exceptional opportunities for study and achievement

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  • Catherine Mounier-Desrochers G'19

    Catherine Mounier-Desrochers G'19

    I feel strongly that studying at AUP will provide me with the necessary tools to make sense of complex diplomatic and international legal issues

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  • Ari Price G'20

    Ari Price G'20

    I feel lucky to have also had previous experience with the interdisciplinary style of education found at AUP

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  • Susanne Spahn ’11

    Susanne Spahn ’11

    I can confidently say that AUP set the foundation and gave me the knowledge that I needed to practice new values in my personal and professional life.

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  • Natalie Cassedy '17

    Natalie Cassedy '17

    My journey at AUP helped to kick-start my career.

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  • Robin Davis G'17

    Robin Davis G'17

    The classroom exchange of ideas in these courses will always be among my fondest memories at AUP.

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  • Lory Martinez G'17

    Lory Martinez G'17

    The training I received in and out of the classroom has been unendingly useful in my post-graduation career.

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  • Keti Archaia ’17

    Keti Archaia ’17

    While all the courses that I took at AUP were engaging, I was most fascinated by the dynamics of the classes themselves.

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  • Donna AlSudairi ’11

    Donna AlSudairi ’11

    A liberal arts university in the center of Paris, with a diverse student population and small classrooms – AUP was exactly what I was looking for

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  • Jean-Baptiste Matton G'15

    Jean-Baptiste Matton G'15

    I wanted to take a break from the military and widen my vision of geopolitics

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  • Alexandra Swies G'14

    Alexandra Swies G'14

    Fashion has always been a passion of mine, but AUP has the perfect program to turn my passion into a career.

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  • Ruby Veridiano G'15

    Ruby Veridiano G'15

    I was able to ask my course instructors for specific advice, and I found that everyone was thrilled to help me as much as they could.

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  • Rieke Weel G'12

    Rieke Weel G'12

    AUP made me believe in myself and understand that I could do things I had never dreamed of doing before.

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  • Lindsey Tramuta G'09

    Lindsey Tramuta G'09

    The training I received in and out of the classroom has been unendingly useful in my post-graduation career.

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  • Erielle Sakrekoff Delzer ’16

    Erielle Sakrekoff Delzer ’16

    I embarked upon a Russian Studies degree, with an International Relations component, which allowed me to...

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  • Chloe Elder ’14

    Chloe Elder ’14

    Not only did AUP’s small class sizes and encouraging academic environment help me to engage with literature in a meaningful way, but being in Paris opened...

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  • Sabrina Marinescu ’11

    Sabrina Marinescu ’11

    Being here pushed me to observe subjects and events from an increasingly international point of view, so that I now possess a more nuanced perspective on...

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  • Kelsey Armstrong ’17

    Kelsey Armstrong ’17

    I love living in Paris: not only does it inspire me towards greater creativity and ambition, but it has also enabled me to learn a second language,...

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  • Amanda Skaar ’16

    Amanda Skaar ’16

    AUP gave me a window onto the rest of the world and showed me that I needed a career where I could work to make global change.

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  • Nelson Madeddu ’16

    Nelson Madeddu ’16

    I cannot stress enough how invaluable an experience it is to be given access to this kind of a liberal arts education while living within a European setting.

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  • Nicole Pizzorni ’16

    Nicole Pizzorni ’16

    I must say that it never got old to walk into any AUP classroom and realize yet again how privileged you were to be learning with people who had such different...

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  • Emilie Quenensse ’15

    Emilie Quenensse ’15

    These experiences helped me gain confidence and the practical knowledge I needed to start an internship at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and...

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  • Tove Samuelsson ’14

    Tove Samuelsson ’14

    Our time at university is when we start to grow up and become the sort of adult we want to be. Looking back, I feel lucky to have spent these crucial years at...

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  • Jade Ascencio ’17

    Jade Ascencio ’17

    I’ve always found that AUP’s faculty and staff are extremely attentive to the needs of students and that in our learning environment, each of our opinions and...

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  • Matthew Ness ’09

    Matthew Ness ’09

    With over a thousand students from so many different cultural backgrounds all learning together, AUP impressed me immediately as the right place to develop my...

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  • Ryan Blum ’16

    Ryan Blum ’16

    When I reflect on my time here at AUP, I think about how much I owe my academic and personal success to the professors and staff. I also think about how moving...

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  • Kristina Keenan ’08

    Kristina Keenan ’08

    That was my student experience at AUP in a nutshell – a culturally rich, international learning environment where my beliefs were constantly tested and...

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  • Acadia Webber ’12

    Acadia Webber ’12

    AUP helped fuel my interest in mental health and cognitive science, and those passions guide me still, although I’ve taken them in a somewhat unconventional...

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  • Petra Kroupova ’17

    Petra Kroupova ’17

    I’ve always appreciated the balance AUP strikes between academic rigor and making sure students are free to...

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  • Ignacio Paz ’09

    Ignacio Paz ’09

    I was lucky enough to take my FirstBridge class with the legendary Julie Thomas and Kathleen Chevalier.

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  • Mary Einbinder ’11

    Mary Einbinder ’11

    With the mentorship and guidance of my history professor, Terence Murphy, I ended up majoring in History, with a Minor in European and Mediterranean Cultures.  

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  • Hannah Chequer-Queiroz ’12

    Hannah Chequer-Queiroz ’12

    Despite knowing that I wanted to study Film, I felt overwhelmed by the sheer number of course options. I remember bringing a giant list of classes that I...

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  • Elise Marafioti ’03

    Elise Marafioti ’03

    At the end of my four years, I was the first student to graduate with a degree in Film and Media, and I also minored in International Communications and...

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  • Jeffrey Mestre ’12

    Jeffrey Mestre ’12

    I would never have had access to this simultaneously international and Parisian experience at any other university and I can honestly say that I found every...

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  • Fatima Orozco ’16

    Fatima Orozco ’16

    As a double major in International Finance and Computer Science, I’ve always been a computer geek and once I started learning more about the financial...

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  • Anas Bouzoubaa ’12

    Anas Bouzoubaa ’12

    Computer Science has always been my passion and when I found out about AUP, I was ready to go. I was born and raised in Casablanca, Morocco, and while I wanted...

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  • Gabrielle Flam ’10

    Gabrielle Flam ’10

    While growing up in Los Angeles, California, my parents encouraged my sisters and I to travel, experience other cultures, and learn other languages—in short,...

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  • Anna Schroeder ’15

    Anna Schroeder ’15

    I had initially been drawn to AUP because I wanted to study Art History and a city that was overflowing with world-renowned museums seemed like the perfect...

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