Ask an Alum

If you want to find out more about UNE's Political Science program, we encourage you to contact one of our alumni by email.

Dora Clements '10

Major: Political Science
Current professional status: I graduated from Southwestern Law School in May of 2012, magna cum laude, in the top 5% of the graduating class. I am an attorney with UNUM in Portland, Maine.
Email: dclements@une.edu

The political science program at UNE truly prepared me to succeed in law school by teaching me the fundamentals of political science as well as by instilling a desire to learn and an ability to consider and appreciate diverse viewpoints on complex issues.


John Connell '11

Major: Political Science, Minor: Education
Current professional status: Middle School Social Studies Teacher, Monsignor Matthew F. Clarke School, Wakefield, Rhode Island
Email: jconnell1@une.edu

The UNE Political Science program challenges students to think critically and helps foster connections between Political Science and other academic disciplines, while maintaining a professional and supportive relationship between faculty and students.



Amy Davis '09

Major: Political Science
Current Professional Status: JD Student at Vermont Law School, Expected graduation 2015
Email: Amy.Davis323@gmail.com

I found that the professors and courses in the Political Science Department both prepared me to work as a professional and as a law student in ways that my other experiences did not and could not.


Joseph Gousse '12

Major: Political Science (Honors Program graduate, summa cum laude)
Current professional status: law student (University of Maine School of Law)
Email: jgousse@une.edu

The political science program at UNE was more than a positive force in my life and my education; it opened my eyes to how the world in which we live really works.


Ashley Katon '09

Major: Political Science
Current Professional Status: Risk Officer and Project Specialist, Government Banking, TD Bank; working on my Six Sigma certification as well as my PMP certification for Project Management; enrolled at Southern New Hampshire University, MBA online. I am specializing in Six Sigma.
Email: akaton@une.edu

What I loved about the Political Science Department was that I could drop by one of my professor's offices and just chat about anything.


Chase Sheaff '12

Major: Political Science, Minor: Women's & Gender Studies
Current professional status: 2012 Teach For America corps member, Early Childhood Education - Chicago (Pre-K lead teacher at a Head Start school). Currently taking classes at Dominican University through a Teach For America partnership, graduate program for Early Childhood Education.
Email: csheaff@une.edu

The program pushed me to think critically about everything I studied, a skill I now use and appreciate with my work with Teach For America.


Marissa Simoes '10

Major: Political Science & English
Current professional status:  Television News Producer 
Email: marisimoes0@gmail.com

I'm proud of the education I received from the Political Science faculty. And though it's been years since I left the halls of UNE, the professors that taught me so much then are still very much a part of my life. You can't put a price on that kind of unique education.