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Careers of Humanities Alumni

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Department or Program Title Organization

History

High School History Teacher / Department Chair Hopkins School

Religious Studies

Rabbi Congregation Emanu-El of San Francisco

Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages

English and Spanish Teacher Deutsch-Amerikanisches Institut Tübingen

Religious Studies

Head of School Mt. Tamalpais School

Art and Art History

Senior Director of Operations Thread, Inc. (education nonprofit)

English

Vice President of Business Development Pandora Media

Classics

Product Marketing Manager Google

East Asian Languages and Cultures

Team Lead, Growth and Monetization for Dropbox Pro Dropbox

Religious Studies

Software Engineer CrowdStrike

Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity

Counsel, Anti-Retaliation Unit New York State Department of Labor

Music

Group Product Manager Pandora

Philosophy

Head of Product Flickr

Theater and Performance Studies

Staff Attorney U.S. Department of Justice

African and African American Studies

Director, Policy Development Prudential Financial

East Asian Languages and Cultures

CEO and Co-Founder ABC Coffee Club (Japanese coffee distributor)

History

High School Social Studies Teacher Sequoia High School

Linguistics

Speech Language Pathologist Duke University Medical Center

History

Director, Financial Planning and Analysis, Real Estate The CIM Group

Art and Art History

Marketing Coordinator Chicago Architecture Foundation

Linguistics

Data Scientist Coursera

History

Trademark and Copyright Associate Perkins Coie LLP

East Asian Languages and Cultures

Assistant Director Endangered Language Alliance

English

Radiologist Confluence Health

Art and Art History

Analyst McGraw-Hill Education

Music

Geointelligence Data Analyst Google

East Asian Languages and Cultures

Product Marketing Manager Google

Theater and Performance Studies

Artist Cirque du Soleil

Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity

Chief Operating Officer Juma Ventures (anti-poverty nonprofit)

Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages

Director, Business Development, Performance Marketing and Data Products American Express

Classics

Business Strategy Consultant Accenture

Art and Art History

Talent Manager McKeon-Myones Management

History

Foreign Service Officer, U.S. Embassy Bujumbura U.S. Department of State

Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages

Law Clerk United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Linguistics

Assistant Attorney General Colorado Department of Law, Criminal Appeals

African and African American Studies

Writer, Actress, Director, and Producer Insecure

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