East Quad on the Coe Campus

Successful Alumni


Whether your interest are political, economic, or cultural, Asian studies prepares you for a wide variety of opportunities. Explore how Coe students have utilized their studies at Coe in their lives and careers.

Name What are they doing now?
David Nordmann '87 (sociology major, Asian Studies minor) Associate professor of history at Coe College, coordinator of Asian Studies
Dora Tann '95(art , Asian Studies double major) Managing Partner at Croasdaile Consulting LLC
Jennifer Gruber '97 (history major, Asian studies and religion minors) Partner in law firm (Miller, Gruber, and Rosenbluth, LLC)
Peter Yong '97 (computer science and physics majors, Asian studies minor Working at the United Nations with a computer support team
Jana Haritatos '99 (psychology and Asian studies double major, history minor) Vice President of Research at HopeLab Redwood City, CA.
Rachel Dorn '02 (art and Asian studies double major, French minor) Ceramic artist and teacher in Yakima, Washington
Nathan Nass '06 (Music and Asian studies) Fulbright Fellow in South Korea studying indigenous musical instruments
Marshall Smith ‘06 (History and Asian studies) Civilian Employee of the US Navy in Okinawa, Japan
Anna Touchberry ‘07 (History and Asian studies) English Teacher in Tokyo, Japan
Rebecca Palizza ‘09 (History and Asian studies) Export Control Analyst, Attache, US Embassy, Bureau of Industry and Security at the US Department of Commerce in Washington, D.C.
Katherine Scheck ‘11 (Asian studies, minors in math and computer science Customer Support Associate at Randstad Technologies US. Bloomington Illinois
Ryan Chavez ‘14 (Biology and Asian studies) Certified Clinical Research Coordinator aenziVIVO Research, LLC, Orange County, CA
Justine Arcand ‘16 (Asian studies) Fulbright Fellow in South Korea teaching English
Hannah Wiles ‘16 (English and Asian studies) Fulbright Fellow in Thailand teaching English
Amy Dong ‘16 (Math, Computer Science and Asian studies Software Engineer at Accenture (Nashville, TN) focusing on development on the Salesforce platform