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Are you one of the 100,000 alumni of the College of Arts and Sciences? We are constantly delighted to learn of the paths CAS alumni have pursued, shaped and even invented — paths that started with their elemental courses in sciences, humanities and social sciences, and ended up in amazing, unexpected places we could never have predicted. Read about some of our CAS alumni in the stories below.

Nayeon Kim

In Pursuit of Justice

Nayeon Kim believes there is benefit to society in reducing the prison terms of people of color and others victimized by excessive sentences and ...
Jana Schmieding

Native Voice: Jana Schmieding, Rutherford Falls

With Rutherford Falls, Jana Schmieding promotes Indigenous representation in Hollywood.
Nathan Harris and his books

CAS Alumnus Spotlight: Nathan Harris

Harris graduated with a B.A. in English, and now he’s a New York Times best-selling author.     Nathan Harris has always known he wanted to be ...
Rudy Omri

CAS Alumnus spotlight: Rudy Omri

Rudy earned his Master’s Degree in Geography, and now he works for Planet helping customers use satellite images of the earth to fight ...
Lauren Tierney

CAS Alumna spotlight: Lauren Tierney

Tierney graduated with a B.A. and M.S. in Geography, and how she works for the Washington Post as a Graphics Editor. Lauren Tierney found the ...
Jesse Nett

CAS Alumnus Spotlight: Jesse Nett

Jesse Nett earned his degree in Geography from UO and now he’s the Regional Cartographer for the USDA Forest Service in Colorado. Jesse Nett ...

CAS Alumnus spotlight: Mark Carrato

Mark Carrato earned his MA in Global Studies, and now he’s the coordinator for the Power Africa Program. Mark Carrato earned his MA in International ...
picture of Bennet Voorhees

CAS Alumnus spotlight: Bennet Voorhees

Bennet Voorhees double majored in Chinese and Economics, and now he’s using both as a data scientist. “When I got to campus, I immediately knew I ...

Alumna Recognized for Her Work in Language Preservation

Virginia Beavert has been honored for her efforts to preserve and breathe new life into the Native languages of the Northwest.

Strandquist Recognized for Service

Jill Strandquist, a 1989 graduate of CAS (English), has been honored by the UO Alumni Association as the recipient of the Jeanne Johnson Alumni ...

“Reader’s Choice” Latest in a Long List of Accolades

Following success on the New York Times bestseller list, alumna takes home an Oregon Book Award.

A Degree in Changing the World

When Diego Hernandez was a kid, he dreamed of becoming a prosecutor – a good way to work for social justice, he figured. The career path for ...

Creative Writing Alumni Win National Poetry Competition

Two alumni of the UO’s acclaimed master’s program in creative writing were selected as winners of the National Poetry Foundation’s 2013 ...