Taking the Leap
"The MAPS program gave me a holistic approach to the study of Asia."
George Alessandria is leading Lucent Technologies' push into the lucrative communication technology markets of East, Southeast, and South Asia while pursuing an Executive MBA.
Steven Borg is engineering the sale of a Japanese-owned bank to a regional U.S. bank group. He also assisted in the merger with another that resulted in the establishment of the California Bank & Trust, and is now building the company's community banking business.
Eric Croddy studies the implications of the complex and challenging "new world order" in relation to the proliferation of chemical and biological weapons at the Monterey Institute for International Studies.
Ginger Daughtry provides English language instruction to child and adult students at Aeon, one of the oldest and largest language schools in Japan with 200 schools, more than 450 foreign teachers, and more than 65,000 students.
Sarah Douglass analyzes financial issues ranging from the effects of the Asian crisis to prospects for further growth in internet stocks for Montgomery Asset Management.
Heather Easley is expanding the knowledge base of the Japan External Trade Organization, providing critical information for American and Japanese business leaders.
Based in Bangkok and traveling to trouble spots throughout Southeast Asia, Mona Laczo is fulfilling the humanitarian mission of the Jesuit Refugee Service.
Joseph Liba provides freelance joint venture, information technology, and business process re-engineering services to multinational companies in Bangkok, Thailand.
Jim McAdam oversees the huge shipping and transportation network of the American President Lines from the APL offices in Tokyo.
The head of his own company — Tang 1000 — William O'Dea exports musical and artistic talent from the U.S. to China and imports arts and crafts from China to the U.S.
Lee Okumoto is helping bring the San Francisco International Airport into the 21st Century.
Beth Porter is building the future of American education at the international nonprofit AmeriCorps program, Summerbridge National, dedicated to providing support, encouragement, and education to exceptional urban youth.
Lorraine Snyder plans and produces major outreach events involving key policy makers, noted educators, and the general public at the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington D.C.
Mayumi Story promotes computer gaming and software magazines online for Imagine Media, the publishers of Mac Addict, PC Gamer, and Business 2.0.
At the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, Robin Won supplies expertise and experience to companies seeking to invest in the former colony as it adjusts to being part of China in an increasingly competitive trade environment.