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Alumni Spotlight

REEI Alum Justin Otten in Macedonia

Justin Otten graduated with a degree from REEI in 2007. Upon graduating, Justin moved to Macedonia, where he had previously spent time in the Peace Corps. He has done much to reveal corruption problems in the Macedonian wine industry. He is currently the Fine Arts Undergraduate Academic Advisor at IU.

Welcome back to REEI!

The Russian and East European Institute is proud of its graduates, pursuing career with governmental agencies, corporations and non-profits, at embassies and in all manner of exciting fields. REEI is happy to have been a part of our alumni’s academic and professional journeys.

In Alumni Placement, you can look through examples of the career paths taken by our graduates shortly after leaving campus. In Class Notes, you can catch up with what your classmates have been doing, and to your immediate right, you can follow the trajectory one, highlighted alumnus. Don’t see your information included? Click on the Class Notes link and follow the directions to submit your own accomplishments. Don’t forget to email us any pictures or updates you’d like to see in REEIfication. Who knows, you may return to see yourself in the Alumni Spotlight.

We are always grateful to hear from our alumni, be it an update, a job lead for current students, or a generous gift to help REEI continue to fund and educate gifted and driven students into the future. The link to your bottom left gives you more information on our various funds and on how to share your gift with the fund you would like to support.

Over the years we have had the great fortune of hearing back from many of our alumni. Recently, we were contacted by alumnus James F. Collins, who served as U.S. Ambassador to Russia from 1997 to 2001. He was nice enough to send us a link to an interview with his wife, Dr. Naomi F. Collins, which provides some insight into what our students can expect to encounter after gradschool.(PDF)

Thank you for coming back to visit. Be sure to let us know how things are going and keep in touch!