Rosaline Kuiper discusses her passions for teaching and how she plans to create systemic change in her local school district.
Rosaline graduated from Lansing Eastern High School in 1993. She went on to earn a Bachelor’s degree in Special Education from MSU in 1998 where she focused on studying to help students with emotional impairments and also had minors in English and Psychology. She graduated again from MSU in 2008 with an MA in Rehabilitation Counseling.
She began working for the Lansing School District in 1999 through January 2016 where she taught at Pattengill Middle School, Eastern High School, ran an alternative education setting for suspended and expelled students who received special education support, taught an Emotional Impairment block at the Beekman Center, and also held a brief position at Sexton High School.
She recently was hired at Waverly Community Schools in January 2016 where she will teach at the middle school with 7th and 8th graders.
Rosaline has been a collaborating teacher for undergraduates from MSU and LCC and is contemplating going on to earn a Ph.D.
Spartan Jessica Colombo shares her experiences with the mobile marketing industry.
Jessica’s goal is to live her professional life creatively, with an agile and innovative mindset– while making connections and building meaningful relationships that will benefit all parties involved. Her marketing style is one born from simplicity and perfection. She strives to get to the root of the emotion or action, delivering the message in the most concise and effective way possible.
Jessica received her Bachelor of the Arts in Marketing with minors in International Business and French.
Multinational Spartan, João Mattos, discusses how he turned his passion for social media into a career.
João (John) Mattos was born and raised in Brazil and graduated from Michigan State University in 2008 with a BA in Social Science. He obtained his MA in Advertising from Michigan State in 2012. Today he works as a Social Listening Analyst at GTB (Formerly known as Team Detroit and Blue Hive – divisions of WPP). João loves helping and working with people and is passionate about soccer and social media.
Makena Schultz shares how her passions for agriculture and food systems led to a career in civic engagement and youth leadership.
Makena Schultz is a Michigan State University Extension (MSUE) educator who specializes in positive youth development programs around the topics of leadership and civic engagement. Makena is based on campus at Michigan State University, where she coordinates statewide youth events in addition to traveling around the state to facilitate local programming.
Makena is a Spartan through and through, earning both her Bachelors of Science in Environmental and Agricultural Sciences (2011) and her Masters of Science in Community Outreach and Non-formal Education (2013) from MSU’s Department of Community Sustainability (formerly known as Community, Agriculture, Recreation and Resource Studies).
This fall, Makena will be starting her next Spartan adventure, while continuing her work at MSUE, as a PhD student in the College of Education.
Julie Fasone Holder has been a leader in the corporate world for decades. In this video, she discusses why more woman do not hold top leadership positions, but also delivers intriguing business reasons why more women should be in them.
Spartan Robin Miner-Swartz shares her experiences in journalism and how she transformed her writing skills to grow with this evolving industry.
Robin Miner-Swartz has merged two decades of experience in journalism and community philanthropy into her own business, Miner-Swartz Editing and Consulting. She has a passion for writing, editing and managing publications to ensure they deliver clear, compelling messages. She has presented at statewide conferences and traveled across Michigan to help organizations become better at telling their stories. Robin received her B.A. in Journalism from Michigan State University.
Triathlete and Spartan Alumna Erika Myers shares her experiences with Project Management at Stryker Medical Devices.
Since graduating from Michigan State, Erika’s career has taken many twists and turns from being an intern at the 1996 Olympic games in Atlanta, to working in the production truck for ESPN at college football and NHL hockey games, to account coordination/management roles at a variety of advertising agencies, to sales support, to pharmaceutical/medical device sales and currently as a Business Relationship Manager for Stryker Medical Corporation within the Instruments division.
Erika’s personal brand is all things customer-centric and continuing to improve relationship skills both inside and outside of work. Erika lives in Canton with her husband Rob (Broad College of Business, class of 1999) and their two daughters, and future Spartans, Julia and Emily.
She is an avid triathlete currently training for her second Ironman (Lake Placid on July 24th), enjoys volunteering at school events, coaching soccer and being in East Lansing to support the Spartans as much as possible. Spartans Will!