MA Alumni Updates

Our MA students take a variety of paths after finishing their degree. Many continue on in our PhD program. Others transfer to various other PhD programs across the country. Other MA graduates find applied jobs with community, governmental, or educational institutions. 

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MA graduates who continued on to UB Sociology PhD

  • Christopher Bosley, 2019
  • Zachary Evans, 2019
  • Julia Schoonover, 2019
  • Daniel Bagnall, 2018
  • Willis Danielson, 2018
  • Jessica Coley, 2017
  • Francisco Figueroa, 2017
  • Margaret Rex, 2017
  • Byung Soo Lee, 2016
  • Siqi Wang, 2016
  • Michael Cimasi, 2015
  • Eileen Keh, 2015
  • Matthew McLeskey, 2015
  • Jared Strohl, 2014
  • Watoii Rabii, 2013
  • Gregory Hall, 2013
  • Kiera Duckworth, 2012
  • Sarah Glann, 2012
  • Melis Kural, 2012
  • Lauren Nicholas, 2012
  • Paul Durlak, 2011
  • Patrick McDonald, 2011
  • Jessica Hoffman, 2010
  • Diana (Pehlic) Samardzic, 2010
  • Margaret Smith, 2010
  • Tyler Dupont, 2009
  • Christina Panagakis, 2009
  • Sarah Smith, 2009

MA graduates who continued in another PhD program

  • Cassidy Castiglione, 2019, Rice University
  • Cheyenne Lonobile, 2019, Pennsylvania State University
  • Logan Valenty, 2018, University of California, Riverside
  • Seon Yup Lee, 2017, Washington State University
  • Joel Inbody, 2016, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • Matthew Colon-Diaz, 2014, Georgia State University
  • William Richardson, 2014, Northwestern University
  • Yan Zhang, 2014, Michigan State University
  • Christine Slocum, 2010, University of Washington
  • Rachel LaTouche, 2009, Indiana University

MA graduates working in industry/community/higher education

  • Alex Capella, 2019, Research Analyst, Knowledge, Systems and Research
  • Kharuna Jaichandra, 2019, Senior Executive at Singapore International Foundation
  • Albert Kim, 2019, Research Analyst, American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers
  • Brandon Noga, 2019, Assistant Director of Admissions, Utica College
  • Richard Patti, 2019, Adjunct instructor, Medaille College and Niagara County Community College
  • Natasha Clark, 2018, Administrative Coordinator, The Expedition School
  • Tenzin Metok, 2018, Program Associate, The Tibet Fund
  • Stephanie Valenzuela, 2018, Case Manager, Jewish Family Service
  • Rochelle Chua, 2017, Research Assistant at Singapore University of Technology and Design
  • Aaron Elliott, 2016, Insights and Segmentation Manager at Elsevier Press
  • Sarah Kaiser, 2016, Field Organizer and Program Director of Center for Inquiry, Western New York
  • Jou-An Pan, 2016, Researcher, The Mustard Seed Mission, Taiwan
  • Sean Sullivan, 2015, Ceramic Pro Installer at 503 Motoring
  • Kaylee Zaleski, 2015, Marketing Coordinator, Huther Doyle
  • Brian Jank, 2013, Adjunct instructor, Trocaire College
  • Wendy Hilleren, 2012, Funeral Home Assistant, Service Corporation International
  • Apatio Coulibaly, 2011, A Future Without Poverty nonprofit organization
  • Jinfa Steve Soh, 2011, Youth Guidance Ofifcer, Ministry of Social and Family Development, Singapore Boys Home
  • Elizabeth Hicks, 2010, Assistant Professor, College of Staten Island
  • Andrew Wong, 2010, Senior Financial Aid Counselor, California College of the Arts
  • Amy Natiella, 2009, Data analyst for Rochester Regional Health