William & Mary

Alums 2000-2009

Here's what's up with alums from the first decade of the new century:

Mary Humphreys, '06

I most recently worked as a legislative aide/correspondent for Representative Tom Perriello (VA-5). This summer, I left Capitol Hill and moved to Massachusetts, where I am currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy degree at the Fletcher School at Tufts University.


Ben Ford,  MA '01

I recently accepted a tenure-track position in the Indiana University of Pennsylvania Department of Anthropology.


Peter Maybarduk, '02

I'm a W&M anthro alum class of 2002. A friend forwarded me a copy of the email to alums, but as I didn't receive one directly, I figure y'all probably don't have my email on file.  I still talk to my anthro profs though, and would love to stay in touch with the department, and even get involved in department activities now and again.  W&M anthro was probably my best higher ed experience.

Today I'm a lawyer and Global Access to Medicines Program Director at Public Citizen, based in Washington D.C. (but often traveling).  On the side I direct a small NGO called International Professional Partnerships for Sierra Leone.  I'm a songwriter - more at maybarduk.com.

Ben Skolnik  2007

I sent the department a card a little while ago, but just wanted to make sure it got through.
I'm about to finish up my first semester at the University of Maryland where I'm working on my Ph.D. in Anthropology.   I'm studying formal landscapes of the 18th century Chesapeake under Dr. Mark Leone.
I hope all is well in Williamsburg and finals are going well.


Joshua Eftekhari-Asl '08

Professor Bragdon - I am a 08' alum from the program and I am starting a restaurant focused on sourcing 100% of our ingredients from local suppliers. Who is researching the "slow food" movement? I'd like meet with them and see what they are finding.




Helen Blouet '01

I have a tenure track assistant professor position in the Sociology
and Anthropology department at Utica College, in Utica, New York. I
completed my PhD from Syracuse University in 2010 which focused on the
politics of burial and commemoration on the island of St. John from
1718-1950. Courses taught include Introduction to Anthropology, Introduction
to Archaeology, Human Evolution, Caribbean Anthropology and Archaeology,
American Indian Culture and History, and Cultures, Health, and Healing.

Samuel Elswick MA '05

Sam and his wife Sharon own and operate the Holladay House Bed and
Breakfast in Orange, VA, an historic inn near James Madison's
Montpelier. I still dabble in history and archaeology when I can, but the
inn keeps us busy!

Trudy O'Reilly '02

What a great idea.  I look forward to staying connected to the department.

Trudy O'Reilly O'Reilly Public Relations orpr@msn.com

Isabel Jenkins Zeigler MA '01

In January 2010 I began my current position as Supervisory Curator
for four National Park Service sites in Contra Costa County, CA: Rosie the
Riveter/WWII Home Front NHP, John Muir NHS, Eugene O'Neill NHS, &
Port Chicago Naval Magazine NM.