‘Changemakers’ arts and sciences alumni panel is April 15 

The Peace Studies and Honors Programs will host a panel of four Klingler College of Arts and Sciences alumni who have gone on to pursue unique and diverse career paths. The event will take place via Zoom on Thursday, April 15, from 5 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. 

There will be a chance for students to ask questions and gain insight into various vocational opportunities in the humanities  and how to live out justice-centered values.  

Register via Zoom. 

Fields that will be discussed include public interest law, non-profit sector, solutions journalism, violence prevention and environmental sustainability. Participants will also learn about the process of pursing graduate work and long-term service programs.  

The event will be moderated by Parisa Mahdavi Shirazi, Arts ‘16, program associate for the Center for Peacemaking. As an undergraduate student, Shirazi studied political science. 

Panelists include: 

  • Sofia Ascorbe, Arts ‘14, assistant director of the University Honors Program
    Before joining Marquette, Ascorbe was an attorney for over three years with civil legal aid firm Legal Action of Wisconsin. There, she advocated for low-income residents who faced issues such as credit harassment, fraud and eviction. As a Marquette student, Ascorbe studied English literature and philosophy.
  • Leah Todd, Comm ‘12, New England region manager for Solutions Journalism Network
    Todd previously covered K-12 education at The Seattle Times and local government at the Star Tribune in Casper, Wyoming. At Marquette, she studied journalism and philosophy.
  • Hari Prasad, Arts ‘14, program associate with the Syria Mapping Project at The Carter Center
    Prasad obtained his masters of arts from George Washington University, and has previously worked at the Hudson Institute and United States Institute of Peace. As a Marquette student, he studied international affairs and economics.
  • Mallory Daily, Arts ‘14, multimedia journalist
    Daily has worked as a reporter, radio show producer, podcast host and in sustainable farming before starting a graduate degree in investigative environmental journalism at the University of Missouri – Columbia. At Marquette, she studied writing intensive English and philosophy.