Shelly Mateer (B.A., international relations, ’97) has written three books influenced by her experiences as a CIA officer—Single in the CIA and two volumes in her Mingling in the CIA series—with another series installment on its way. Learn more about her books and follow her blog at her website.
1994 - Cindy (Jones) Derosier
July 03, 2017
Sertan Usanmaz (B.A., political science and international relations, ’17) is an associate government program analyst for the California Tax Credit Allocation Committee in the State Treasurer’s Office in Sacramento.
Cindy (Jones) Derosier (B.A., international relations, ’94; Credential, ’95) co-authored What Would Jesus Patent? 101 Ingenious Inventions for Christians with patent attorney Adam Diament (Ph.D., genetics, ’04). This is her first book and Diament's third. They met in 1997 as members of the Telemark Dance Troupe at UC Davis. She blogs at My Creative Life.
Tim McCarthy, B.A., International Relations and Economics, '73
In a world driven increasingly by information, Tim McCarthy (B.A., International Relations and Economics, '73) believes that what companies need most to succeed are more employees with liberal arts degrees.
2007 - Angela Chang
November 04, 2015
A recent colloquium—“Understanding North Korea: Literature, Politics, Art, Life”—brought a Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist and a South Korean artist to UC Davis to talk about the power of narrative and imagination to reveal truths about one of the world’s most closed countries.
Angela Chang (B.A., international relations, ’07) is a human rights advocate with Amnesty International and a student in Penn State’s online master’s degree program in geographic information systems. She recently received the university’s 2014 Lt. Michael P. Murphy Award, which recognizes achievement by a geospatial intelligence graduate student. At Amnesty International, she has used geospatial intelligence methods since 2012 to monitor and document human rights abuses in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. The findings have corroborated witness testimony and helped influence U.S. policies. “At first glance for many, it might seem like we are coming from very opposite ends of the spectrum,” she said, “but at the end of the day, human rights and national security are not, and should not, be mutually exclusive.”