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Housing Studies Alumni—
Where are they now?


Housing Studies majors get great jobs!
The list below provides examples of careers alumni are involved in.


If you are a Housing Studies graduate and want to be included or have questions please contact:  Ann Ziebarth at aziebart@umn.edu.


Katherine (Katie) Anderson
Bachelor of Science, 2008
Housing Studies/Community Development & Planning
Urban Land Institute Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Sandra Arciniega
Bachelor of Science, 2013
Housing Studies/ Community Development & Planning
St. Paul Public Housing Agency, St. Paul, MN


Taryn Atkinson

Bachelor of Science, Housing Technology concentration, 2013

Executive Assistant of Property Management

Sherman Asociates

Andy Barnett
Bachelor of Science, 2003
Housing Studies/Community Development & Planning
Coordinating Consultant
Frogtown Rondo Home Fund, St. Paul, MN


Chris Crumm
Bachelor of Science 2008
Housing Studies/Management & Finance
Long Term Care Household Coordinator
Presbyterian Homes of Bloomington

Carie Fuhrman
Bachelor of Science 2004
Housing Studies/Housing Technology
Community Development Director
City of Princeton, MN

Katherine Gullifer
Bachelor of Science 2012
Mortgage Processor
Alerus Mortgage, Minneapolis, MN


Jatoya Hewitt

Bachelor of Science, 2007

Housing Studies/Select Populations

Vice President, Business Development Manager – Diverse Segments

Wells Fargo Funding - Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Eunju Hwang
Doctoral Degree 2004
DHA, Housing Studies
Assistant Professor
Virginia Polytechnic, Blacksburg, VA

Jessie Lam
Bachelor of Science 2011
Housing Studies/Selected Population
Minor: Communications Studies
Freedom Mortgage Corporation


Jesse LaMaack

Bachelor of Science 2013
Corporate Housing Coordinator
SIRVA Relocation


Ela J. Rausch, Ph.D.

Doctoral Degree 2016

Housing Studies

Project Director

Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

Kevin Reza
Bachelor of Science 2012
Housing Studies/Sustainability
Minor: Sustainability Studies
Residential Energy Efficiency Research Assistant
ICF International, Washington, DC.

Shanea (Amundson) Schmelling
Bachelors Degree 2009.
Housing Studies/Housing Technology
Minor: Architecture
Housing Coordinator
Commonwealth Terrace Cooperative, St. Paul, MN

Kim Skobba
Doctoral Degree 2008
DHA/Housing Studies
Minor: Family Policy
Assistant Professor
University of Georgia, Athens, GA

Kelly Umhoefer
Bachelor of Science 2011
Housing Studies/Housing Technology
Minor: Construction Management

RightSource Compliance, Minneapolis, MN


Ryan Vos

Bachelor of Science, 2007

Housing Studies/Housing Technology concentration

Wells Fargo Home Mortgage - Capital Markets: Loan Sales Collateral Manager


Kara Weinblatt
Bachelor of Science 2006
Housing Studies/Management & Finance
Property Administrator
Welsch Companies


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