Alumni from North America and the Caribbean
Below you will find the profiles of alumni from North American and the Caribbean listed alphabetically by country. Click on the links below to jump to alumni profiles from each country.
Canada United States of America
Programme: MSc Politics and Government in the EU, 2008
Current Position: Associate, Top 4 UK Accounting Firm
After a two-year work experience in London with a UK based international charity, I studied at the European Institute where I was actively involved in student activities and made good friends with people in my programme, most of whom I still see once a year for a class reunion in Brussels. Following my studies at LSE, I worked in the UK Civil Service for a while before moving onto a position in Public Sector Assurance for one of the major UK accounting firms.
Email your questions to Bonnie
United States of America
Programme: MSc International Relations, 2009
Current Position: Consultant in the Defense Industry
Following my program at LSE, I worked in Brussels, Belgium, and I am now currently living in the USA and working as a consultant in the defence industry advising clients on a range of security threats.
Email your questions to Adam L
Programme: MSc City Design and Social Science, 2010
Current Position: Frontline SMS
I came to LSE just after completing my undergrad degree at Tufts University in Boston, MA. I am working on a variety of proposals including a submission to a contest at the World Architecture Forum and a range of international development and technology projects. I am currently working part time at FrontlineSMS in London and expect to travel to Nairobi as part of a research and startup project in the fall.
Email your questions to Adam W
Programme: General Course, 2009
Current Position: Managing Partner of Analyze Capital LLC
After leaving LSE I have finished my economics degree in New York. Since then, I have been managing and developing a global hedge fund management firm.
Email your questions to Alexander
Programme: MSc Real Estate Economics and Finance, 2012
Current Position: Research Analyst, John Burns Real Estate Consulting, Irvine, CA
While studying at LSE, I had the pleasure of working for a member of the Shadow Cabinet in the UK Parliament. After graduating, I moved to California to join John Burns Real Estate Consulting as a Research Analyst. My time at LSE was more fulfilling than I could have imagined. The professors cared about my success in the program and exuded passion for my field. With easy access to other European countries, I was able to learn academically while widening my cultural horizons.
Email your questions to Allison
Programme: MSc Public Policy, 2006
Current Position: Executive Director, Nevada Assembly Democratic Caucus, Las Vegas
Since graduating from the LSE, I have started a career in American politics. I started working in the swing state of Iowa, ran the Iowa Caucuses, and have since moved to Las Vegas, Nevada where I am currently the Executive Director of the Assembly Democrats.
Email your questions to Brendan
Programme: MSc Politics and Communication, 2009
Current Position: Political Campaign Consultant
Following my undergraduate studies at the University of California I studied for my masters at LSE. I am now working as a political campaign consultant back in California at a firm that specializes in ballot measure campaigns nationwide.
Email your questions to Brett
Programme: MSc International Political Economy (Double Degree with Sciences Po, Paris), 2009
Current Position: Customer Support Manager, Sprout Social Inc., Chicago
I have been with Sprout Social Inc, a social media management tool startup, since May 2011. I answer all incoming requests for information about our software product and work with our engineering team to resolve any issues. Working with an internet startup has been really exciting, interesting, and the company culture cannot be beat! I attended Boston University from 2002-2006, majoring in History and International Relations. I also minored in French and studied abroad in both Paris and New Zealand. In 2007, I began the LSE/Sciences Po double degree program in International Political Economy. I would love to answer any questions for incoming students, especially those entering the double degree program.
Email your questions to Carolyn
Programme: General Course, 2004
Current Position: Resident Physician, Internal Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
I am currently living in San Francisco completing a residency in Internal Medicine at UCSF. Pior to medical school, I earned a Master's of Economics. My career interests include health policy/economics.
Email your questions to Cason
Programme: MSc Economic History, 2011
Current Position: Associate, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, New York
I pursued my MSc at LSE following my undergraduate degree at Tufts University. I currently work as a cross-asset markets analyst for the Federal Reserve, specializing in global fixed income and foreign exchange products.
Email your questions to David
Programme: PhD Department of Law & Department of Sociology, 2009
Current Position: Writer
I have worked as both a lawyer and as an academic. I have a JD from Fordham University, an MSc in Criminal Justice Policy from the LSE and a PhD from the Department of Law and the Department of Sociology (dual registration, supervisors Robert Reiner and Paul Rock). My PhD was a comparative study of the criminal trials of Jack 'Dr. Death' Kevorkian, whose trials I attended from 1996-1999. Also emanating from the original source of my doctoral field work is a monthly column for 'The New York Resident,' regarding travel, hotels, dining, theatre and the arts, historical sights and spas. I am currently working on a book project.
Email your questions to Demetra
Programme: The General Course, International Relations, 2013
Current Position: Senior Year Student, University of Southern California
I am completing my senior year at USC for the 2013-2014 academic year, and plan to work in the financial services industry following graduation. I welcome any and all questions about the General Course and life after studying abroad!
Email your questions to Denise
Programme: MSc Finance, 2010
Current Position: Consultant, The Advisory Board Company, Washington, DC
After spending 5 years in the UK and graduating from LSE, I moved to Washington, DC, where I work at The Advisory Board Company, a health care research and consulting firm. There I specialize in health care reform strategy and implementation.
Email your questions to Helen
Programme: MSc Social Policy and Development, 2009
Current Position: Research Analyst, National Conference of State Legislatures
After graduating I moved back to Colorado and was hired as a research analyst in the health program at the National Conference of State Legislatures. While Denver is becoming a hub for public policy organizations, I believe that a master's from LSE contributed to my new position at a prestigious national organization.
Email your questions to Hollie
Programme: MSc Politics and Communications, 2009
I have a MSc in Politics and Communications which I received in 2009, and I also hold a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from American University in Washington, D.C. I have worked on several political campaigns in the U.S. and directly after my LSE studies went to work for a polling firm in Washington. My expertise is in political campaigning, and I look forward to talking with you further about attending the London School of Economics.
Email your questions to Katie
Programme: MSc International Political Economy, 2009
Current Position: Associate, Market Research
My studies in International Political Economy at the LSE helped to hone my analytical capacity, developing skills that are directly applicable to my current work as an associate in a market research firm.
Email your questions to Marc
Programme: MPA Public Policy and Management, 2009
Current Position: Clinical Business Analyst, MCIC Vermont, Inc., New York
I started my career as a Pediatric Pharmacist at a hospital in the USA. I completed a dual degree MPA from Columbia University & LSE focusing on healthcare policy and economics. I now work at a healthcare risk management firm in New York focusing on patient safety and medical malpractice reduction.
Email your questions to Melissa B
Programme: General Course (Government focus), 1974
Current Position: Professor of Political Science, UCLA Visiting Senior Research Scholar, Princeton University
I am Professor of Political Science at UCLA and, currently, Visiting Senior Research Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson School of Princeton University. After spending 1973-74 on the General Course at LSE, I returned to the University of California at Berkeley, where I completed my B.A. I then received Ph.D. in Government from Cornell University and taught at Wesleyan University before moving to UCLA in 1989. I study politics in both developed and less developed nations.
Email your questions to Miriam
Programme: MSc International Political Economy, 2009
Current Position: Macroeconomic Research Assistant, Institute of International Finance, Washington, DC
I am a macroeconomic research assistant covering India and South East Asia at the Institute of International Finance in Washington. Prior to joining the IIF, I was a Washington, DC-based journalist covering financial services regulation and U.S. government procurement policy for outlets including MLex and Bloomberg News. Before that, I worked for the U.S. Justice Department’s Office of the Inspector General, where I performed oversight reviews of DOJ agencies.
Email your questions to Nishad
Programme: MSc Public Policy and Administration, 2008
Current Position: Foreign Affairs Officer, US Department of State
I am currently a Foreign Affairs Officer with the US Department of State. I entered government as a 2008 Presidential Management Fellow after being nominated by LSE. In my two years at the Department of State I have served in assignments both domestically and abroad.
Email your questions to Patrick
Programme: MSc International Relations, 2004
Current Position: PhD Candidate, Department of Politics, Princeton University
The LSE degree was instrumental in getting me into the program, as well as launching my prior career in public service. Immediately after LSE, I worked at the United Nations - Department of Politics Affairs, where I analyzed East Asian and Middle Eastern foreign policy. Following that, I moved to Washington, DC to develop program strategy for the National Democratic Institute, a democracy promotion organization. I have also conducted small projects for the Institute for International Education, the International Center for Transitional Justice, and the Revenue Watch Institute.
Email your questions to Raymond
Programme: MSc Economic History (Research), 2009
Current Position: Writer and Consultant
After taking an early retirement as a Senior Vice-President of Morgan Stanley in New York, I became a mature student in the MSc Economic History (Research) program at LSE. Currently, I'm working on my second book (nonfiction), and from time to time, I also work as a consultant to firms and institutions that require very specific investment hedge strategies to compensate for erratic and unusual market conditions. For the most part, I divide my time between London, New York and Idaho.
Email your questions to Richard M
Programme: MSc Real Estate Economics and Finance, 2009
Current Position: Equity Research Associate, Morgan Stanley, New York
I enjoyed every moment of my time as a graduate student at LSE. Aside from the sheer magnitude of intellectual capital present on campus, London in itself provided the ideal backdrop for experiencing university life to the fullest. Without a doubt, my experiences and stories of LSE and the city are life changing. After graduating from LSE in 2009 I spent several years working for the Milken Institute (a California-based economic think tank), as well as John Burns Real Estate Consulting (a California-based independent research provider and consulting firm focused on the housing industry). I moved to New York in 2013 and am now working as an Equity Research Associate at Morgan Stanley, focused on homebuilders and building product companies.
Email your questions to Rick
Programme: MSc Comparative Politics and Markets, 2009
Current Position: Local Political Campaign Manager
I currently work for an early stage electric vehicle company which makes an electric vehicle and EV technology. I'm also managing a local political campaign on a part-time basis.
Email your questions to Sean