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Max Kober: Class of 2016
International Relations, International Security Concentration, and Spanish
Max Kober is currently the senior Appellate Litigation Fellow at the Office of the New York Attorney General, Division of Appeals and Opinions (A+O). Under the Solicitor General, A+O is responsible for defending Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman's legal initiatives at an appellate level, including suits against the federal Environmental Protection Agency and ExxonMobil Corporation. A+O has also recently filed United States Supreme Court briefs as amicus curiae in cases concerning the federal travel ban, voting rights, and sex discrimination. In his capacity providing paraprofessional legal support to the assistant and deputy solicitors general of A+O, Max has filed hundreds of legal documents in New York and federal courts. He regularly cite-checks, proofreads, and files briefs, records, motions, and memoranda in appellate courts. After graduating magna cum laude from Tufts with a degree in International Relations and Spanish, Max began the process of applying to law school, and hopes to enroll in the fall of 2018.

Katherine Monson: Class of 2013
International Relations, concentration in International Security
Katherine Monson is an aerospace executive focused on strategic partnerships in the aerospace industry. In her newly designated role as Director of Business Development for KSAT, she works with the majority of "New Space" companies to design and implement communication infrastructure to get data down from space. Previously, Ms. Monson ran the Ground department at Spire Global, the first company to provide commercial weather data to NOAA. Prior to her work in aerospace, Ms. Monson was a consultant for top executives at Fortune 500 companies, including Coca-Cola, Deloitte, and Thomson Reuters. Having majored in International Relations, Economics, and Chinese at Tufts, she began her career in international negotiations as a Tufts Tisch Fellow at the U.S. Department of Defense. Ms. Monson will be the speaker at our first career workshop of the academic year centered on the international relations of space.

Joseph Vittiglio: Class of 1993
International Relations
Joseph Vittiglio is Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary at AMAG Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Joseph Vittiglio has more than 20 years of experience providing counsel to public and private biotechnology, pharmaceutical and technology companies focusing on securities law, mergers and acquisitions, life-science collaborations, corporate governance, employment law and compliance. He previously held positions at Flexion Therapeutics, AVEO Pharmaceuticals, Oscient Pharmaceuticals , and several law firms. After receiving his degree in International Relations from Tufts, he obtained his Juris Doctor from the Northeastern University School of Law. Mr. Vittiglio will speak at a future career workshop during the Spring 2018 semester.


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