Alumni Notes: Spring 2022

  • Samuel Rostow ‘17 (CLAS) has been admitted into Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service, where he will pursue an MA in Security Studies. Sam started in a GS-13 Program Manager federal position at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency this past January. He will continue to work in that job while taking classes in the Georgetown program at night.
  • Gabriela Tafoya ‘19 Ph.D. was featured in The Paper of Wabash County, where she provided analysis about the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Dr. Tafoya is currently an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Manchester University in Indiana.

  • Kyle Adams ‘20 (CLAS) has been promoted to the position of Business Development Manager at Data Trust, where he drafts proposals for data products/services, does CRM management, and conducts research on new opportunities and competitors in the political data ecosystem.

  • Richard Bachoo ‘85 (CLAS), ‘87 MPA, ‘08 Ph.D. recently retired from public service in Connecticut after more than 34 years. Dr. Bachoo’s service ranged from being an administrator in the United States Navy, to serving as Chief Administrative Officer at Central Connecticut State University. During that time, he managed over 300 personnel and oversaw budgets in excess of $30 million.

  • Bryan Pollard ‘85 (CLAS) is currently serving as the Associate General Counsel of Operations with Raytheon Technologies Corporation. His responsibilities include providing legal advice and counsel with respect to complex commercial contracts with global suppliers, dispute resolution, and compliance matters.

  • UConn was well-represented at the 2022 International Studies Association Annual Meeting in Nashville, Tennessee on March 28-April 2. Jennifer Sterling-Folker organized an informal luncheon gathering for those who could make it, including four Ph.D. alumni, two current Ph.D. students and two faculty members. Attendees included Rosemary Shinko, Brian Urlacher (currently Department Chair of Political Science at the University of North Dakota), Ph.D. student M. Aynal Haque, Douglas Becker (Associate Professor at USC Dorfside & a producer/host of Scholars Circle Radio), Miles Evers, Ph.D. student San Lee, and Marc O’Reilly (currently Chair of the International Studies Committee at Heidelberg University).