Click on the alumni profiles below to learn about recent Russian Studies graduates and the careers they are pursuing:

Luke Jeske (class of ’16)
Concentrations at UF: History; (minors) Russian Studies, East-Central European Studies
Currently: English Language Teacher, Vladimir, Russia
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Olga Sinyavskaia (class of ’15)
Concentrations at UF: Russian Studies & Biochemistry
Currently: Medical student at University of Chicago Medical School
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Andres Fernandez (class of ’14)
Concentration(s) at UF: Int’l Studies; (minors) Russian Studies, East-Central Euro. Studies
Currently: MA, Harriman Inst. of Russian, Eurasian, & East European Studies, Columbia U. (2018)
Previously: Fulbright English Teaching Asst., Russia; English Teacher, Teach and Learn with Georgia
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david_pruden_us David Pruden (class of ’14)
Concentration(s) at UF: Russian Studies, Int’l Studies; (minors) French, Int’l Relations
Currently: MA, Harriman Inst. of Russian, Eurasian, & East European Studies, Columbia U. (2018)
Previously: Math and English Language Instructor, Kuwait
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Isabelle Solomon (class of ’12)
Concentration(s) at UF: Russian Studies & Psychology
Currently:  Management and Program Analyst at the Department of Justice
Previously: MA, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard University (2014)
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Ian Somers (class of ’12)
Concentration(s) at UF: History and East Asian Language & Culture; (minor) Russian Studies
Currently: English Language Teacher, China
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Zach Wilkins (class of ’12)
Concentration(s) at UF: Russian Studies, Statistics
Currently: Tableau Manager, Analyst at Communicus;  MA in Predictive Analytics, Northwestern U
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Earl Joshua Hodil (class of ’11)
Concentration(s) at UF: Russian Studies, History; East-Central European Studies (minor)
Currently: PhD Candidate, History Department, Yale University
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marina-fayer Marina Fayer (class of ’10)
Concentration(s) at UF: Russian Studies, Family, Youth, & Community Sciences; (minor) Business Administration
Currently: Associate, RBC Capital Markets
Previously: MA in International Business – Global Management Certificate, UF
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CJ Wahl CJ Wahl (class of ’09)
Concentration(s) at UF: Russian Studies, Spanish Studies; (minor) East-Central Euro. Studies
Currently: Attorney, Law Clerk, Judge Robin Rosenbaum, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit
Previously: JD, U Penn Law School
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James Slater James Slater (class of ’07)
Concentration(s) at UF:  Russian Studies, History
Currently: Attorney; Co-Project Director, Homeless Legal Advocacy Project (Miami)
Previously: American Councils for International Education
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Liza Shurik Liza Shurik (class of ’05)
Concentration(s) at UF: Russian Studies, Photojournalism
Currently: Government Consultant
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Trevor Holmes (class of ’04)
Concentration(s) at UF: Russian Studies, Information Sciences; Ma, International Business
Currently: U. S. Marine Officer
Previously: MA in Finance, Tulane University; employment at Merrill Lynch, Wachovia, BBVA
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Nick Chadeayne (class of ’03)
Concentration(s) at UF: Russian Studies, Political Science; MS, Management
Currently: Market Risk Analyst for Shell
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Peter Spinella Peter Spinella (class of ‘05)
Concentration(s) at UF: Russian Studies & English; (minor) Music Theory
Currently: Moscow correspondent, covering Russia and the former Soviet Union
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Marina Braginskaya Marina Braginskaya (class of ’02)
Concentration(s) at UF: Russian Studies, Criminology
Currently: Attorney, Counsel for Litigation for Import-Export Bank of the U.S.
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