Graduate success

Northwestern history graduates have pursued graduate degrees at Boston University, Texas Tech and the University of Glasgow, Scotland. They’re teaching at every level and have careers in:

  • historical research and reenactment
  • museum and archive management
  • law, politics, and diplomatic service

Recent graduates

Jenna Ripke '14
Law student, University of Nebraska College of Law
Lincoln, NE


Meridel Weitz '14
Graduate student, Southern New Hampshire University
Hooksett, NH


Eli Groenendyk '13
Youth pastor, Grace Lutheran Church
Spirit Lake, IA


Aaron Hoekstra '13
Substitute teacher, Sioux Falls School District
Sioux Falls, SD


Patrick Kleinjan '13
Fifth grade social studies teacher, West Central School District
Hartford, SD


Jasmine Smith '13
Islamic studies master's student, Hartford Seminary
Hartford, CT


Ellen Tolsma '12
Law student, University of Iowa College of Law
Iowa City, IA