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graduation on JCU campus

"I developed excellent critical thinking, writing, and communication skills. I spend a lot of time in court, depositions, and drafting motions and briefs. JCU prepared me for my career and my time in law school." -Bryan Kroetsch '14

The study of political science at John Carroll equips alumni with the knowledge and skills they need to pursue diverse futures. Our alumni—whether they begin a career or apply for a graduate program or law school—find success in continuing the John Carroll tradition of learning, leadership, and service. 

Below you will find some examples of what our alumni have pursued in the past.


Margaret Leever '19—Case Assistant, Allison Hibbard Criminal Defense

Joe Franke '19—Crime Strategies Law Clerk, Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office

Sophia Cromwell '19—Case Manager, Robert Brown Immigration Law

Aiden Abraszek '19—Event Marketing Specialist, Techtronic Industries

Justice Estrada ’18—Staff Assistant, U.S. Senate (for Chuck Schumer)

Jacob Dzierwa '18—Inventory & Humanitarian Aid Associate, MedWish International

Anas Haroun '18—Associate Analyst II, AML RightSource

Tipton Woodward ’18—DoD Consultant, U.S. Department of Defense

Patrick Bucyana '17—Traineeship, Delegation of the E.U. to Rwanda

Matthew Comiskey ’17—Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army

Abdellatif El-Ashram ’17—Administrative Assistant, Cuyahoga County Clerk of Courts

Benjamin Gebhardt '17—Data Analyst, MarshBerry

Brianna Nagle '17—Scheduler, U.S. House of Representatives

Henry Hassay ’16—Staff Assistant, U.S. Congress (for Brad Wenstrup)

Margaret Basie '16—Legislative Aide, Ohio House of Representatives

Kathryn Finneran '16—Paralegal, SITE Centers

Megan Hobart '16—Law Clerk, Wayne County Probate

Morgan Paskert '16—Marketing & Communications, Lake Erie Nature & Science Center

Connor Hines ’16—Northeast Regional Field Director, Republican Party of Wisconsin

Lauren Blommel '16—Legal Advocate, Advocates Abroad

John Ready ’16—Web Developer, Recess Creative

Annamarie Braga '15—Associate Attorney, Matasar Jacobs, LLC

Sean Calhoun ’15—Business Development & External Affairs, Cleveland Dental Institutue

Patrick Grogran ’15—Community Development Coordinator, City of University Heights

Jonathan Kapus '15—Attorney, W.H. Hunt Legal Group, LLC

Celina Coming '15—Communications Manager, ACLU of Ohio

Peter Glaab '15—Document Review Attorney, Hire Counsel

Mohammed Almari ’15—Human Resources Payroll Analyst, National Guard Health Affairs

Bryan Kroetsch '14—Associate Attorney, Connors, LLP

Bride Sweeney '14—Member, 14th District Ohio House of Representatives

Justin Lovdahl '14—Associate Attorney, Brennan Manna and Diamond, LLC

Kaelyn Gates '14—Senior Manager of Development, American Lung Association

John Anthony Ambrose '14—Records and Operations Coordinator, JCU

Diana Naoum '14—MENA Coordinator, Human Rights Watch

Ameed Kollab '14—Attorney at Law, Tayeh Law Offices, LLC

Laura Kisthardt '13—Continuing Legal Education Coordinator, National School Boards Association

Poula Hanna '13—Attorney-Advisor, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Alyssa DiGeronimo '12—Law Clerk, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio

Sean Webster '11—Business Administrator, Cuyahoga County Board of Elections

Margaret Antonelli '10—Manager of Selection & Hiring, Noble Network of Charter Schools

Graduate School

Brennan Kirkpatrick ’18—Ph.D. in Criminology, Florida State University

Sami Rafidi ’18—M.A. in Arab Studies, School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University

Monroe Donnelly ’18—M.S. in Sports Management, Florida State University

Jared Pashupathi ’18—M.A. in Political Science, Villanova University

Lauren Blommel ’17—LL.M. in International Human Rights Law & Practice, University of York

Catherine Pauley ’17—M.A. in International Relations, University of San Diego

Bridget Branning '16—MSW in Clinical Social Work, Simmons College

Law School

Benjamin Hudson ’18—J.D., Ohio State University

Emma Tomsick ’18—J.D., Cleveland-Marshall College of Law

Valera Ghali ’18—J.D., Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Thomas Pope '17—J.D., The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law

Jacquelyn Habursky ’17—J.D., Cleveland-Marshall College of Law

Grace Hurley ’17—J.D., Cleveland-Marshall College of Law

Megan Katz ’17—J.D., Cleveland-Marshall College of Law

Krystal Milam ’16—J.D., Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law

Daniel McManus '16 —J.D., Cleveland-Marshall College of Law

Tyler Nellis '16—J.D., Notre Dame Law School

Sarah Spangenburg '16—J.D., Wake Forest University School of Law

Rita Boutros ’15—J.D., Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Aidan Pogodzinski ’15—J.D., Cornell University