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CHaSS spring 2019 Alumni Lunch Series (open to all students)

Where can your CHaSS degree take you?

The possibilities are endless. For proof, just check out this semester's Alumni Lunch Series, where we'll hear from CHaSS alumni themselves how they've used their humanities degrees professionally.
At the same time, enjoy a free lunch on us. We look forward to seeing (and


feeding) all CHaSS students who are pondering their futures.
Seating is limited. To RSVP, contact Andrea DeHaan: andrea.dehaan@usu.edu 435-797-0366.

Wed., Jan. 30

Nate Putnam
12 p.m. 
TSC Center/West Colony

Nathan Putnam

CEO, Monumetric
Philosophy, 2006

Nathan is CEO of Monumetric, a Farmington-based firm that uses data, analytics and optimization strategies to unlock earning potential for people who publish content online.

He believes in building people and strives to put value first in every relationship, whether personal or business. He aligns himself with causes, companies and people who seek to leave the world better than the way they found it.

Nate and his wife Monique have four children.

Friday, Feb. 8

Young Alumni Panel
11:45 a.m.
Merrill Cazier Library, Room 101

Amy Nelson, Matt Clewett, Bree Smith

Amy Nelson, Public Relations 2014
Matt Clewett, Law and Constitutional Studies, 2018
Bree Smith, Communication Studies, 2015

So what's next for new graduates? Here's a chance to ask three recent grads about their strategies.

Amy Nelson is director of communication and events for the Sandy Area Chamber of Commerce.

Matt Clewett, public policy adviser for the Salt Lake Board of Realtors. He served in leadership positions in USUSA and completed internships with U.S. Rep. Rob Bishop and Wayne Niederhauser, president of the Utah State Senate.

Bree Smith is a recruiter for Pluralsight. She's also done recruiting for the education and health-care sectors.

Tuesday, Feb. 19

Therese Grinceri
11:45 a.m.
Merrill Cazier Library, Room 101

Therese Grinceri

Asst. TV producer for BBC 
English literature, 1996
Co-sponsored by USU Honors

Therese Anderson Grinceri is an assistant TV producer for a live, daily magazine program on the BBC called "The One Show."

After USU, Therese served as a press aide to former Utah Gov. Mike Leavitt. She earned a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University and worked for NBC News and "Late Night with Seth Meyers."

A native of Logan, she's lived in London for 16 years.

Thursday, Feb. 21

Lunch with a Lawyer: Justin Huff
12:30 p.m.
Justin Huff

Attorney with Jones Day
Economics, 2002

Justin joined the global law firm Jones Day in March 2018 in its government regulations practice. His clients include companies in the energy, manufacturing, automotive, biotech industries as navigate the Committee of Foreign Investment in the United States. He's negotiated multiple complex agreements for and with the U.S. government relating to national security.

 Prior to his new position, Justin was deputy director of the Office of Investment Security at the U.S. Department of Treasury, one of many agencies he's worked with. He graduated with a JD from the George Mason School of Law in 2005.