Panel focusing on international careers
Three guests from the United Nations will join three Salve Regina alumnae for an international career panel Wednesday, Oct. 28 as part of International Education Week activities. The panel will be held at 2 p.m. in the O’Hare Academic Center, Room 268.
Students who are interested in pursuing an international career either within the U.S. or abroad are encouraged to attend. Panelists will discuss international career options and offer advice for pursuing a career with a global impact.
Angelina Campbell ’10, program coordinator of International Faculty Development Seminars at the Council on International Educational Exchange. She studied abroad in England and volunteered at a children’s home in Kenya for six months following graduation.
Matthias Klettermayer, public information officer in the U.N.’s Department of Economic and Social Affairs’ Division for Sustainable Development. He previously worked at the British Embassy and UK Permanent Mission to the United Nations in Vienna, where his portfolio included communication and outreach activities on a range of international issues. Klettermayer studied abroad in Portugal and Brazil and speaks German, English, French and Portuguese.
Jean Viktor Nkolo, senior program officer in the U.N.’s Office of the Special Adviser on Africa. He served as spokesperson for three presidents of the General Assembly and for the Security Council during various missions in Africa. Nkolo has held managerial positions in several U.N. peacekeeping missions handling complex emergencies and humanitarian operations. A former international journalist and broadcaster, he studied abroad in France and Canada and speaks English, French and Portuguese, with a knowledge of Dutch, German, Haitian Creole and several languages of Cameroon.
Jihye Shin, communication coordinator in the U.N. Department of Public Information’s Group Programs Unit. She completed two full-time, six-month internships at the U.N. headquarters in New York and UNESCO headquarters in Paris, and also worked for an NGO and government as well as private sector. Shin studied abroad in the United States, volunteered abroad in the United Kingdom and speaks Korean, English, French, Spanish, Japanese and Chinese.
Marisa Leon Gomez Sonet ’15, administrative assistant at the Chicago Religious Leadership Network on Latin America, an organization that equips and mobilizes religious leaders, communities and individuals to advance peace, justice and human rights in the hemisphere. After graduation, she completed an internship with the Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation. Sonet studied abroad in France and speaks Spanish and French.
Angela Wheeler ’12, graduate student and delegate to the Stanford U.S.-Russia Forum. She is enrolled in Columbia University’s graduate program in historic preservation. After graduation, Wheeler conducted research in the Republic of Georgia through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program and completed internships at Mason Architects, the International Council on Monuments and Sites and Docomomo International. She studied abroad in Russia and the Republic of Georgia and speaks Georgian and Russian.