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Erin is from Annapolis, Md. She graduated from the College of William and Mary in 2005 with a degree in Government and Hispanic Studies. She speaks English and Spanish and spent her overseas TAM modules in Madrid. Erin's research interests involved international education and the changing relationship between globalization and national identity, and she completed the UNC MA in Political Science with a Concentration in TransAtlantic Studies. Erin also recently completed an MPH at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health with Certificates in Global Health and Health Finance and Management. Erin works as a consultant in the Washington Federal Practice in the firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers. She leads projects related to military healthcare in the the Army Medical Department, Office of the Army Surgeon General, in Falls Church, Va.: 

 

"I'd like to say how grateful I am to the Center for European Studies and to UNC for creating such a unique and rewarding program for students like me. I know that during my senior year at William and Mary I was not looking for a typical graduate program — in fact, I wasn't sure I wanted to go straight to graduate school at all, unless I could find a path of study that suited my desire for travel and adventure. I found all that (and more) in the TransAtlantic Masters Program. By choosing the TAM Program, I won the chance to earn a prestigious and valuable academic degree. At the same time however, I learned more about myself and my abilities than I ever would have had I stayed in the United States.

I loved and appreciated both aspects of the TAM Program. During my semester at UNC I gained a new love for the Tar Heels and the new feeling of being a part of a huge academic and athletic institution (which meant a lot coming from a small school with many budgetary restraints). I also discovered that I love the EU! I find it truly fascinating, so it was easy to immerse myself in studying. My time in Spain was also a deeply influential period in my life. I took full advantage of my proximity to legendary European sites, my scattered friends in various parts of Europe, and various travel options. I was able to meet relatives in Ireland. I explored the Louvre, road in a boat on Loch Ness in Scotland, and heard the cheers of a World Cup match in Berlin. These are not things that can be learned and experienced in a typical graduate program, and the friends I've made, from all different parts of the world, are very dear to me."

 

Camilo grew up in Nebraska. He graduated with honors from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, receiving degrees in International Studies and Spanish. He spent two academic semesters abroad in both Costa Rica and Argentina. In Nebraska, he interned for the E.N. Thompson Forum for World Political Issues, a lecture series that brings influential leaders to the state. Camilo has studied Spanish, French, German, and Arabic. Camilo undertook TAM coursework in Madrid and interned for CNN Spain and for GEES (a strategic studies think tank). He then worked for the World Resources Institute in DC and is now employed by the Human Rights Campaign:

 

"TAM has been an incredible experience. As a semester highlight, our trip to Washington DC not only allowed us time to get our visas, but also included a briefing at the State Department, the World Bank, meetings with European dignitaries, as well as a reception with former TAM alumni. The opportunity to interact with, and get a firsthand account from students just returning home from Madrid, Berlin, Siena, etc. was invaluable. It was also refreshing to see that TAM alumni are both seeking and receiving employment through various fields that tailor to each student's individual interest. The small size of each TAM class promotes this extended network of young professionals, and is something I plan to tap into upon graduation."

 


 

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Daniela Jahn

Dipl.- Sozialwiss. Daniela Jahn

Student and Career Services Manager

Tel.: +49 (30) 2093-66545
Fax: +49 (30) 2093-66549

daniela.jahn@sowi.hu-berlin.de