American Studies
American Studies

Advanced Degree Alumni Stories

 

Carrie Andersen, PhD
Senior Content Strategy Manager, Wayfair
https://www.linkedin.com/in/carrie-andersen/

 Carrie Andersen received her Ph.D. in American Studies from UT-Austin in 2017. She is currently working as a Senior Content Strategy Manager at Wayfair, where she leads the user experience team dedicated to Wayfair's loyalty and financing programs. She is also an adjunct professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology, where she teaches a course in user experience.


Interview with Texas Career Engagement


Andrew Gansky, PhD
Grant Writer, LifeWorks
https://www.linkedin.com/in/agansky/
Andrew Gansky received his Ph.D. in American Studies from UT-Austin in 2017. He is currently working as a Grant Writer at LifeWorks. He is part of a three-person team responsible for securing over $12 million annually through public and private grants and contracts to support housing, counseling, and workforce/education programs for transition-age youth (16-26). Major current projects include raising new funds to support Austin's efforts to End Youth Homelessness, a collaborative initiative which LifeWorks has led since 2017.


Rebecca Onion, PhD
Staff Writer, Slate.com
https://www.linkedin.com/in/rebecca-onion-536a623/

Rebecca Onion received her Ph.D. in American Studies from UT-Austin in 2012. She is currently working as a staff writer at Slate.com, where she covers culture, human interest, history, and childhood.


Frank Goodyear, PhD
Co-Director, Bowdoin College Museum of Art
https://www.bowdoin.edu/profiles/staff/fgoodyear/index.html

Frank Goodyear received his Ph.D. from UT-Austin in 1998. He is currently working as the co-director of the Bowdoin College Museum of Art in Brunswick, Maine, one of the oldest academic museums in the nation. Together with Anne Collins Goodyear, he is responsible for managing a staff of 15 museum professionals, an Advisory Council with 28 members, and a program of diverse exhibitions, public programs, and educational outreach across campus and the wider community. He also continues to curate exhibitions and to publish scholarly articles and catalogs related to museum projects.