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Government and Law includes fields such as lobbying, policy research, military and politics. Hamiltonians in this industry work at places such as the U.S. House of Representatives, Mathematica Policy Research, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, and more.

Scroll through the blog posts and stories below to learn more about Hamilton student and alumni experiences in this industry. Finally, meet with your career advisor and explore the Career Center curriculum to learn how to network with alumni to discuss your interests and learn more about their work.

Government & Law Blog

  • Olivia Northrop is a lead consultant at ABS Group in Washington, D.C. She graduated from Hamilton in 2019, where she double-majored in government and French. Olivia then went on to receive a Master of Arts in Global Risk from the John Hopkins University in 2020. She has extensive experience in risk analysis and project management.

  • Veronica Allen ’01, a business attorney, and currently works as an Assistant General Counsel at Marqeta, Inc., a leading global modern card issuing platform.

  • Ian Baize is a judicial law clerk in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. A history and Spanish/Hispanic studies double major, he graduated from Hamilton in 2018, and went on to gain a doctor of law degree from the University of Chicago in 2021.

  • Keya Advani graduated from Hamilton College in 2008 with a B.A. in comparative literature. She is currently based in London and serves as a solicitor at Bates Wells, the top U.K. law firm for charities and non-profits. Advani previously worked for organizations such as financial institution Big Society Capital (London), multinational law firm Linklaters LLP (London), The Mary Ward Legal Centre (London), The Human Rights Law Network (Delhi), Women’s Media Watch (Kingston), and the Global Justice Center (New York City).

  • Anna Rich ’18 currently serves as a real estate paralegal at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP in New York City, N.Y. Rich graduated from Hamilton with a concentration in psychology and a minor in English. Rich previously worked at Generation Citizen and Robin Hood and served as a network associate on the Business Connect Team at Hamilton College’s Career Center.

  • Erick Wong graduated from Hamilton College in 2016 and double majored in government and Chinese. After graduation, Erick worked as a paralegal at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP for two years before attending Duke University School of Law.

  • Grace Myers ’19 discusses her journey to law school and how a diverse Liberal Arts education helps her think about the law. She offers several insider tips for students who are weighing the costs and benefits of attending law school.

  • Lauren DeGennaro ’15 is a Student Trainee Outdoor Recreation Planner at the National Park Service. She graduated from Hamilton College with a concentration in Geosciences, and is currently completing a master’s degree in Parks, Recreation, and Leisure Studies at Clemson University. DeGennaro has years of experience working at various positions for the National Park Service, and has also previously worked as a Beach Stewardship and Volunteer Management Intern at Golden Gate National Recreation Area.

  • Katie McKeon Curran graduated from Hamilton in 2003 with a bachelor’s degree BA in Government, as well as and from Quinnipiac University School of Law in 2009, where she served as Editor-in-Chief of the Quinnipiac Health Law Journal. Katie has worked in various professional capacities over the last 15 years, including in roles on Capitol Hill, in a state judicial branch, and in various non-profit agencies. Katie is a licensed attorney and currently serves as Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel at Connecticut Institute For Communities, Inc., a Danbury, CT based non-profit based in Danbury, CT. Katie resides in Connecticut with her husband and two young children.

  • Laura Engelhardt graduated from Hamilton College in 1995 with a double major in German and Theater. After spending several years in Germany, she graduated from Stanford Law School in 1997. Since then she has worked at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, Skadden Arps, and spent 11 years at Goldman Sachs. She currently works as the President for Neutrality Now, an arbitration provider. She recently published her first book, Sirens Unbound.


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