Politics and International Affairs Alumni

Political Science 
David Smith, '74  
Current Position: Chairman at National Fuel Gas Company having also worked as Chief Executive Officer, President and Chief Operating Officer at the company as well as President of National Fuel Gas Distribution Corp. Smith attended SUNY Buffalo Law School after graduating from Fredonia.

Jeffrey Foote, '86 
Current Position: Director of Consumer Sustainability for the Coca Cola Company having also worked for the company's Global Customer Development. Foote is a Founding member of the Coca Cola Environmental Council,  President of the 2041 Foundation and a member of the Conserve Sustainability Advisory Council for the National Restaurant Association. He has been a major contributor to the James Hurtgen Scholarship at Fredonia.

Timothy Mitchell, '92 
Current Position: Assistant Secretary for the Senate Majority, Floor Assistant to the Senate Majority Leader for the U.S. Senate. Mitchell has also worked as Policy Advisor for the Democratic Policy Committee, Research Director for U.S. Senator Tom Daschle and Legislative Assistant for the U.S. Senate Banking Committee.

Theo Collins, '12 
Current Position: Board of Directors for Medicinal Missions. He has also worked as associate director for Project 22, which was recently featured on MSNBC. Collins has been a law fellow for Duquesne University School of Law Veterans Advocacy Clinic, president of Duquesne University Student Veterans Association, marketing coordinator for Duquesne University Center for Green Industries and a Sergeant/Infantry Squad Leader for the U.S. Marines Corps from 2007 to 2013. Collins plans to graduate from Duquesne University School of Law in 2015.

American Politics 
Laura Hirst, '14 
Current Position: Intern for the District Office of U.S. Senator Charles Schumer. She has studied abroad at Universita Karlova in Prague, Czech Republic. During her time at Fredonia, Hirst was the founding member and vice president of the State University of New York at Fredonia International Club, vice president of the SUNY Model European Union, EDP 2013 Tutor of the Year, 2014 SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence winner, 2014 Political Science Department Award for Outstanding Senior and 2013 Political Science Department Award for Outstanding Junior.

International Studies 
Marielle Ali, '11 
Current Position: Assistant to U.N. Permanent Representative of the World Evangelical Alliance. Ali has worked as in intern for the U.S. Department of State's Management and Economic Reform, The Mirror Foundation's Thai Citizenship Project and the U.S. Department of State's Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons Intern. She earned her Master of Science in global affairs from New York University.

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