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King’s College London has over 5,000 alumni in the US with regional alumni branches in Washington DC, New York and Boston that coordinate alumni activity. Join the King's Alumni Association to find out more about becoming part of the King’s community in your area.

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USA alumni


Julia Dennis, MA in Environment & Development, 2012

Why did you decide to study at King’s?
King's was a pretty natural choice, even if it does seems like it's quite a ways away from home in California. I had already been living abroad in Thailand and I knew I wanted to work internationally, so a Master’s degree from a reputable university in the EU felt like a good path to continue an international career. Plus, London? Yes, please!

What’s your most current position and what are your job duties?
I've just started a new job as Communications Manager at CABI in Switzerland, a global environmental research and international development NGO.  All in all, my role is to document and promote development projects, mainly the Plantwise programme which provides advice to farmers on how to grow more food to improve livelihoods. Making short documentaries, covering news stories, attending relevant events and coordinating publicity to get farmers to the clinics are some of the main duties.

How did your time at King’s prepare you for your career?
At King's the curriculum prepares you for the work you'll face in development- the research, reporting and basic theories. Courses like Disasters & Development and Livelihoods in the South helped me understand how case studies and peer-reviewed research can form the basis of policy- pretty much still applies to a lot of the work of a development organisation like mine as well.

How did the King’s faculty help prepare and/or inspire you?
My professors taught me to question everything and find a niche that you are really passionate about. They aren't always easy, but very constructive with feedback to help guide you and improve your work. 

Michael Sharnoff, PhD in Middle East Studies, 2012

Why did you decide to study at King’s?

King’s has an excellent reputation and I heard it had a terrific Middle East Studies program. After finishing my master’s at Tel Aviv University, I wanted to continue broadening my academic and international horizons. Studying abroad in Europe was an opportunity I couldn’t pass up.

What’s your most current position and what are your job duties?
I am the editor of Sharnoff’s Global Views, a new global op-ed forum which provides internationals a platform to share their views with Americans about politics, economics, technology and the environment. SGV has received scores of original articles and interviews including politicians such as Tony Blair; activists such as Somaly Mam, and spiritual leaders such as the Dalai Lama. Articles are indexed in Google and Bing News, and appear alongside popular news and media outlets.

How did your time at King’s prepare you for your career?
The Arabic language courses, Middle East seminars, guidance and feedback from professors and the international colleagues and friends have all enhanced my understanding of foreign affairs. I have discovered that with my PhD education and connections, I am able to get interesting and provocative op-eds and interviews from internationals.

How did the King’s faculty help prepare and/or inspire you?
King’s faculty and staff are extremely helpful, encouraging and supportive. My supervisors always responded to my questions quickly and provided excellent feedback throughout the dissertation process.

How do you plan to stay involved with the King’s community?
I recently moved to DC and plan to get involved with alumni events and networking conferences. I look forward to meeting other King’s alumni interested in foreign affairs and international relations.

Brendan Moroso, MA in War Studies, 2008

Why did you decide to study at King's?

There were so many reasons that I chose King's, it's hard to list them all. King's was not as expensive as a US institution. The degree was completed six months quicker than a US Masters program. I didn't have to take the GRE to apply. The coursework was unique. No one else offers what the Department of War Studies offers. It's overseas; why study international relations in your own country? Then there's the prestige of King's. It's one of the top 25 universities in the world. 

What is your most current position and what are your job duties?
I am a Specialist at the U.S. Department of State. I liaise with the Department of Defense and a number of other federal agencies with footprints that extend beyond the borders of the United States to ensure personnel abroad are in compliance with federal regulations, international agreements and diplomatic protocol. 

How did your time at King's prepare you for a career?
To get hired by the organization you want to work for in Washington, D.C., you need an MA. King's gave me that. Also, King's gave me a practice round at living and working in another culture. This background knowledge in crossing cultures was very useful to me when I served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Morocco after completing my degree at King's. 

How did the King's Faculty help prepare/inspire you?
Dr. John Stone's Strategy class was a fantastic articulation of the link between political goals and military means. Additionally, we had access to so much outside the classroom. When I was there, Kofi Annan, Major General Michael Kingsley, and Major John Nagl, preeminent leaders in their fields, all came and spoke at King's; I got to hear Dr. Martin Van Creveld speak in the Houses of Parliament. Additionally I participated on trips to NATO headquarters, SHAPE, and think tanks like RUSI and IISS. 

How do you plan to stay involved with the King's Community?
I organize events for Alumni of the Department of War Studies who are located in Washington, D.C. I've also volunteered to be on the KCL Alumni Board for Washington, D.C. We have held some good events such as a Duel Day dinner and a networking event at the British Embassy with Sir Lawrence Friedman and Principal Rick Trainor.

Olabanji Oke, Law LLB, 2011

I always wanted to attend Law school in London, and for me it had to be King's. I chose King's because of the rich history of the university and the many great minds that have walked through the academic halls of here. It has not been disappointing as I have been challenged and sharpened by the academic professors of the Law school.

My most challenging and easily most rewarding experience came in the form of an International Investment moot - I was given the opportunity to represent King's in an LLM moot despite being an LLB student. The reward was breathtaking as my teammates and I triumphed emphatically, taking home 4 out of the available 5 awards - a first in the history of the competition. More importantly, I made a host of friends along the way and my teammates are like family. I would never have had such a unique and rewarding experience but for the professors of Law at King’s and my coaches. This embodies what Kings is all about - creating opportunities to mould tomorrow's leaders. Upon graduation, I'll embark on a training contract whilst working on an LLM in International Investment Law.

However, it's not all work and no play at King's; King's students sure know how to play hard - Wednesday night is sports' night in the student bar where most students gather over pints to celebrate the forthcoming weekend. There are also several sporting societies to get involved in such as Football, Rugby, American football, and Boxing, both for males and females.

Jennifer Binczewski, Ancient History MA, 2010

My expectations for an invigorating, yet unique, postgraduate experience have been fulfilled at King’s. As an international student of Ancient History, King’s provided the life-changing opportunity to study in a place where I could be immersed in the history itself.

  My courses combine classroom-based lectures and dialogue with archaeological evidence available just down the street, providing a truly well-rounded academic experience. 

The Strand Campus is ideal in both location and facilities. It is a short walk to the Maughan Library, an essential resource for my studies, and also a short distance from many London highlights. Despite living in private accommodation, King’s programmes and societies inclide students who live in or away from college-provided accommodation. No matter where you live, you are always invited to be involved at King’s. 

If you are looking to pursue a postgraduate degree at an institution that is situated in an unparalleled environment, with top-notch professors and an academic setting that facilitates an open, yet challenging learning environment, then look no further, because King’s is calling!

Alexander Gates, Complex Systems Modelling MSc, 2011

Throughout my undergraduate degree I drifted between subjects, never really finding a perfect match for my interests. This has not been the case with my postgraduate study. King's College London has been the perfect place to refocus my academic interests and expand my cultural and social experiences.

The Complex Systems Modelling MSc programme provided the perfect vessel to combine my previous pursuits, and the staff at King's provided a first-rate educational experience. The programme culminated with an individual research project which merged the concepts I had encountered in an attempt to tackle pertinent problems from the field. Studying at King's gave me the opportunity to explore new areas of research and pinpoint a subject I was passionate about. It also afforded the social benefits of a diverse student body.

King's is ideally situated in the middle of one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world, with campuses providing easy access to all that London has to offer. I had the chance to meet people from around the world in the melting pot that is the graduate student housing. Due to my experience at King's, I have decided to continue my education by pursuing a doctoral degree in complex networks. Thanks for a great year King's!

Michael Campbell, War Studies MRes, 2011

As a junior U.S. naval officer, the Department of War Studies at King’s College London was a natural fit. After reading an MA in the Department in 2010-2011, I chose to stay on for an MRes in 2011-2012.

Studying the strategic environment in which I will soon operate in an international, non-military classroom has been an excellent complement to my professional training. The professors bring a broad range of experiences to the classroom, yielding a strong balance between theory and practice.

Learning does not stop there, though. I’ve gained tremendous insight from additional lectures – both at King’s and around London – and from discussions with classmates in cozy London pubs. Furthermore, in addition to funding my studies, the Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission has been particularly helpful in ensuring I personally experience the special relationship between the US and UK, from defence and security to art and culture. I look forward to staying involved with the War Studies Department for many years, including pursuing a PhD later in my career.

Antony Eames, Global, International & Comparative History MA, 2011

The advantages that both King’s and the city of London have to offer are unparalleled. From an academic standpoint, the world class faculty, renowned international student body, and London’s unrivaled research libraries promote innovative scholarship. Additionally, London provides an opportunity for King’s students to broaden their horizons and discover new things about themselves!

Considering its central location, one has to appreciate the campus and the adjoining facilities that King’s provides. I use Bytes Café, Kinetic Fitness Center, the Open Learning Center, History Department facilities, and a University of London Library at least five times a week each.

King’s does a great job of offering international students convenient housing situated in central London and close to campus facilities; living in Stamford Street has allowed me to become comfortable in the heart of London.

London stands as one of the most important international cities in the world. With this reputation comes a diverse demography, superior academic resources, political and economic importance, and a plethora of experiences to fill one’s time in the city.

Fortunately, I have been awarded an innovation bursary through King’s which allows me to take advantage of London and its opportunities. The international student body is what makes the social scene at King’s so great; the atmosphere is one of acceptance and discovery!


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