On Friday, Associate Director Holly Rivers hosted a dinner in Boston for area alumni of the International Scholars Program and the International Development Studies minor, both undergraduate programs of the Kellogg Institute for International Studies. Participants enjoyed catching up, learning about new programs at Kellogg, and sharing ideas about networking with current students and other alumni.

One topic of conversation revolved around how the research skills they learned from their Kellogg experiences have been very useful to them, even in non-academic careers. One participant remarked that in her current position, every day she has used the practical tools she gained from Faculty Fellow Erin McDonnell's research methods class. 

Dinner guests included International Scholar alumni Yizhi Hu ‘19 (Associate Consultant, The Bridgespan Group), Emily Meara '21 (medical student, University of Massachusetts Medical School), Natalia Ruiz ‘23 (Strategy & Management Consultant, Bank of America), and Monica Turner ‘23 (Associate Consultant, Bain & Company);  IDS minor alumni Nicholas Nissen ‘16 (resident, Harvard Medical School) and Elisabeth O'Toole ‘15 (Startup Services Manager, MassChallenge); as well as King Fok ‘18 (medical student, Harvard Medical School) and Luke Schafer ‘23 (JD candidate, Harvard Law School) who were part of both Kellogg programs.

The Kellogg Institute for International Studies, part of the Keough School of Global Affairs at the University of Notre Dame, is an interdisciplinary community of scholars and students from across the University and around the globe that promotes research, provides educational opportunities, and builds partnerships throughout the world on the themes of global democracy and integral human development.