Alumni Profiles

Sociology concentrators pursue diverse careers that draw upon the ideas and concepts they discussed and debated over their four years of undergraduate study. The rigorous analytical skills and the ability for critical thinking, which they developed through their course work, has prepared them to address real world challenges that range from wrestling with major organizational problems, to figuring out how to better serve and educate the country’s children, to addressing important social issues such as HIV/AIDS. 

Through the following profiles we would like to introduce you to some of the many extraordinary alumnae and alumni of Harvard’s undergraduate program in Sociology and their plans upon graduation.

Rugsit Kanan, '16
Schwarzman Scholars

Vanessa C. Rodriguez, '16
Investment Management Paralegal
Ropes & Gray LLP

Eliza Flint, '15 
Equity Trading
Morgan Stanley

Ian Lundberg, '15
Phd Candidate in Sociology
Princeton

Christopher Cleveland, '14
District Management Council
Boston

Lauren Perry, '14
Teach for America
San Antonio

Francesca Smith, '14
Education Program Coordinator
Inquilinos Boricuas en Accion
Boston's South End

Jennifer Zhu, '14
Health Systems Quality Improvement Coordinator
UN Development Programme's Millennium Villages Project
Uganda

Catherine Sheils, '13
M.D. Candidate, University of Rochester School of Medicine
Rochester, NY

Ellie Hylton, '13
Account Executive
The Nielsen Company
Los Angeles

Victoria Harman, '12
PhD Candidate, Sociology of Education
Stanford

Keri Hartman, '12
Fulbright Student Scholarship
and English Teaching Assistant
Austrian Ministry of Education and Culture
Vienna

Marissa Reichel, '12
Trial Preparation Assistant
New York District Attorney's Office

Shadman Zaman, '12
JD Candidate
Columbia Law School
New York

Katie Gunn, '11
Senior Consultant
Oliver Wyman
New York

Jason Shah, '11
Founder, Do.com
San Francisco

Jeff Aguero, '06
Lead - Local Sales, Marketing, Events
Square
San Francisco