Clements Center Student Highlights

Jun 07, 2018

Each year, we say goodbye to students who have completed their degrees and are joining the workforce. Here are a few highlights from several Clements Center students going on to a bright future after their time at the Forty Acres.

Trey Curran graduated in May 2018 with a dual-degree in Aerospace Engineering and Plan II Honors. He was heavily involved in several Clements Center programs including the Undergraduate Fellows program for 3 academic years, the Certificate in Security Studies and he also helped launch the biweekly Coffee Hour series. This summer, he will move to Tucson, Arizona to work with Raytheon Missile Systems where he hopes to be able to create national security solutions through leveraging advanced technical knowledge against a firm foundation of historical and political foreign policy contexts.

Jessica Patrick graduated in May 2018 with a History degree. Her interest in national security stems from studying historical foundations of foreign policy and the rhetoric used by politicians and world leaders. She will be returning to the Forty Acres in the fall to attend UT Law. Jessica will be focusing on National Security Law, and within 10 years hopes to work within the realm of government oversight. Jessica is interested in learning more about how new technological developments will bring new challenges regarding the balance between individual privacy and collective security. 

Bryan Frizzelle completed his PhD coursework and defended his dissertation proposal in May to progress to Ph.D. candidacy. He will leave the Forty Acres temporarily to take command of the 3rd Battalion, 41st Infantry Regiment at Fort Bliss, Texas in July 2018. This is a Stryker infantry battalion, the Army's largest tactical formation type consisting of about 750 soldiers.

Dr. Cindy Ewing, a Pre-doctoral Fellow at the Clements Center during the 2016-17 academic year, is joining the Department of History at the University of Toronto in the fall of 2018. Cindy recently completed her PhD in International History at Yale University, where she won the Arthur and Mary Wright Prize for outstanding dissertation in non-Western history. At the University of Toronto, she will hold the inaugural Assistant Professorship of Contemporary International History, a tenure-track position jointly held between the Department of History and the International Relations Program at Trinity College. At the University of Toronto, Cindy will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in global history, the history of international relations, the Vietnam Wars, and US-Asia relations. She will also advise graduate students in the University of Toronto's new MA concentration in Contemporary International History.