Alumni Spotlight

  • Maggie Wave is the Senior Regional Director at Washington University in St. Louis. She graduated from the University of Illinois in 2012 with degrees in Philosophy and Political Science. In this spotlight, Maggie discusses what her favorite part about being a philosophy student was, what aspects...
  • Liam R. F. Bird is the Director of Racial Equity Initiatives at Chicago Public Schools. He received his BA in Philosophy and minor in Psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2007. Liam received his MA in Public Policy and Administration from Northwestern University in 2015...
  • Jennifer Kuo is a Senior Consulting Analyst at Accenture and Incoming JD Candidate at the University of Chicago Law School. She graduated from Illinois in 2020 with double degrees in Philosophy and Finance. In this spotlight, Jennifer discusses what her favorite part about being a philosophy...
  • Lally A. Gartel is Vice President and Senior Counsel for Litigation at Guaranteed Rate, Inc. She graduated from Illinois in 2009. In this spotlight, Lally discusses what her favorite part about being a graduate student is, what aspects of philosophy have been most beneficial to her career, and what...
  • Krupa Patel is a JD/PhD student at Harvard University. She graduated from Illinois in 2016 and is interested in ethics and political philosophy.  In this spotlight, Krupa discusses what her favorite part about being a graduate student is, what aspects of philosophy have been most beneficial to her...