While the world watches news headlines on the conflict in eastern Ukraine, UAB alumna Rachel Hicks is getting a much closer view — as a Presidential Management Fellow (PMF) on assignment at the United States Embassy in the capital of Kyiv. (“Kyiv,” she explains, reflects the Ukrainian spelling, rather than the Russian “Kiev.”)

Logan Talbot (UAB ’11) graduated with a degree in Government and Media Studies before heading to Berkeley Law to pursue a legal career. Last summer he participated in the Pathways Program while interning with the legal department at the newest federal agency — the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which was proposed and designed by Senator Elizabeth Warren. You can read more about Logan here.

Hector DeSimone. As we live in a digital age with information at our fingertips, UAB Political Science alumnus Hector DeSimone encourages students to embrace the advantages that exist within the classroom setting. (Produced by UAB Digital Media)

Image of Kristal Quarker. UAB alumna Kristal Quarker has been named the national field director for African American Initiatives for the Republican National Committee (RNC). She will work alongside the director of African American Communications to listen to voter priorities and build a strategic plan to address the concerns of the African American community.