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
Programme: The General Course (Economics & Economic History), 2006
Current Position: Attorney, Law Office of Jeremy Tenser Limited
After the General Course, I returned to Cornell University in Ithaca, NY to complete my undergraduate degree in economics. Upon graduating from Cornell, I returned to my home country of Canada to attend law school. In the summers during law school, I worked at the National Hockey League Players' Association (NHLPA) in the Labour Department, where I drafted the legal briefs in support of NHL players who filed for salary arbitration. Upon graduating law school, I moved to Los Angeles, California where I am currently an attorney practicing at a boutique entertainment law firm.
Email your questions to Jeff
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: Co-Founder, Atlas Workshops
After graduating from LSE I moved back to Boston where I founded an international research and design firm called Groupshot where I have been working on technology and social enterprises globally with a focus in Kenya. Recently I founded an educational project-driven travel company called Atlas Workshops and continue my consulting work on the side.
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: Senior 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: 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 Philosophy of the Social Sciences, 2009
Current Position: PhD Student, University of Hawaii at Manoa
After completing my first graduate degree at LSE, I returned home to Honolulu where I began to lecture for the Sociology Department at Hawaii Pacific University. The knowledge I attained while studying in London led me to funding further graduate study in Secondary Education. After teaching full-time at an International Baccaulareate World School, I made the decision to continue my studies at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. I am currently in advanced standing for my PhD in Education and have spent much of my time publishing my work and assisting at international conferences around the world.
Email you questions to Cody
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 Urbanisation and Development, 2011
Current Position: Account Manager, Local Dialogue, London
I currently work as an Account Manager at Local Dialogue, a specialist communications and public affairs consultancy focusing on energy, housing, environment, infrastructure and urban regeneration issues. I work in corporate communications, political lobbying, media relations, and stakeholder engagement. My LSE academic career provided me with insight into economic development, urban politics and policy issues, the intricacies of policy development and a more global perspective.
Email your questions to Eugene
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: The General Course (Economics focus), 2014
Current Position: The Parthenon Group/ Ernst & Young, Associate Consultant
I am currently working at The Parthenon Group / Ernst & Young in San Francisco. The group focuses on private equity due diligence, as well as M&A and corporate strategy.
Email your questions to Jeffrey K
Programme: The General Course (International Relations), 2014
Current Position: Analyst, Compass Lexecon
I spent my final year on the LSE General Course after completing my first 3 undergraduate years at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. While at LSE, I particularly enjoyed my studies in the international relations department. Currently, I am working as an Analyst at Compass Lexecon in Los Angeles. I absolutely loved my time in London, and I hope to return to Europe in the future as part of a career in international business.
Email your questions to Jessica
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 currently work as a political consultant in Washington, however I have also worked as a pollster, PR specialist and journalist as well as on several campaigns at all different levels since college. 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: The General Course (History), 2014
Current Position: Student, Bard College
During my time at LSE I took courses in the International History department and was a part of the Student-Staff Liaison committee. I am currently in my last year of university, but in the past have held research positions with Bard College and the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University. I would love to share my experience or answer any questions regarding the General Course.
Email your questions to Lucy
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 Political Economy of Europe, 2013
Current Position: Associate Consultant, Sendero Consulting
I arrived at the LSE unsure of what consulting was. After attending the career fair, making contacts, and undergoing the rigorous application process, I left London knowing that I wanted to work for a small management consulting firm. The skills I obtained from my time at the LSE, both in the classroom and with peers at the pub debating the merits of argument and sound reasoning, emboldened me to pursue a career in consulting. The intellectual rigor associated with such a career has helped me thrive in my current role. I found a small management consulting firm and I am now an associate consultant in Dallas, TX working in the oil and gas industry. My expertise is in business process design, strategy, software development and project management. My training from the LSE sets me above my peers and allowed me to excel in a project management role much faster than others.
Email your questions to Patrick G
Programme: MSc International Relations, 2004
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University at Albany, SUNY
I am currently a professor of International Relations at the University at Albany, SUNY, following my Ph.D. at Princeton University. I have previously worked for the National Democratic Institute, the United Nations Department of Political Affairs, and the Democratic Progressive Party of Taiwan. I have also conducted small projects for the Institute for International Education, the International Center for Transitional Justice, and the Natural Resource Governance 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
Programme: BA International History; MSc History of International Relations, 2011
Current Position: Consultant, Axia Limited
I graduated from the LSE with an undergraduate degree in 2010 and a master’s degree in 2011. As a master’s student, I interned for a UK minister (through the LSE) and presented research findings at academic conferences. Since graduating, I have worked as a strategy consultant at both large and boutique firms working to identify new markets, growing companies, and conducting cost and competitive analyses. Throughout these experiences, I have maintained a strong interest in entrepreneurship and am an active participate in the London, New York and Boston startup scenes.
Email your questions to Steven