A roundtable and discussion
with alumni, faculty, and students
Sponsored by the Chi Delta chapter of Phi Alpha Theta
University at Albany, SUNY
Tuesday March 7th , 6:30 to 8:00
Social Science 145
Light refreshments served
Undergraduate Majors and Graduates students welcome
Mariah Adin, Ph.D. History, University at Albany, is the Manager of Analytics and Coordinated Support Services at the Mid-Hudson Regional Information Center. Overseeing a 3.2 million dollar budget and four departments, Dr. Adin and her team assist school districts in collecting, managing, and understanding their data. Current projects include using data analytics to help an area school district to determine the efficacy of a Montessori-based elementary program, and evaluating early warning systems software.
Nick DeMarco holds a BA in History from UAlbany and MA in History Museum Studies from the Cooperstown Graduate Program. He is currently the Manager of Institutional Giving at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA) in North Adams, MA, overseeing over $1.1M annually in grants and solicitations from foundations, government agencies at the local, state, and federal level, corporations, and major donors of $10,000+. He serves as the Development office liaison for curators, educators, and artists to develop funding initiatives for institutional and community programming.
Beau Melita is a History BA graduate of UAlbany and Albany Law School, as well as a former prosecutor in Rensselaer County and current public defender in Schenectady County. As an Assistant District Attorney, he prosecuted all varieties of crimes that occurred in Troy. He regularly took cases to trial, and received media coverage. As an Assistant Public Defender, he represents indigent people accused of crimes in The City of Schenectady and Rotterdam. He also represents private clients in traffic and criminal cases. Each position he has held has been interesting and rewarding, and, in each, he was able to draw on the valuable skills he learned as a history major at UAlbany.
Nadieszda Kizenko, BA Harvard, Ph.D. Columbia University, is Chair of the History Department is Professor of History at the University. She teaches Russian history, with a focus on religion and culture. She explores the history of Orthodox Christianity, saints’ lives as a historical source, lived religion, political liturgy, women’s written confessions, and depictions of religion in film. Before that, however, she worked for Vogue magazine and St. Martin’s Press. In her career at Albany, she has sent a host of students forth into the world, where many have prospered in sometimes unexpected areas (line chefs in prestigious NYC restaurants, Homeland Security, and the foreign service).