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Canceled: TransAtlantic Masters Program Alumni Panel

March 20, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

This event has been canceled.

Please mark your calendars and save the date for the next TransAtlantic Masters Program alumni panel! We are planning to hold our panel discussion on the evening of Friday, March 20th. These alumni events provide an excellent opportunity to find out more about TAM and to meet program graduates, students, administrators, and professors. Three alums will talk about their experience in the program and their career trajectory. Refreshments will be served. Please RSVP. We hope to see you there!



Leslie Small

Leslie Small became Georgia Engaged’s first executive director in June of 2016. As executive director, Leslie is charged with organizing social welfare groups committed to achieving the vision of a better, fairer, healthier Georgia through the development of collaborative nonpartisan civic engagement and policy strategies. Leslie’s career in politics began in 2003 with Congressman Bob Etheridge (NC-02). From there he worked with Congressman John Lewis (GA-05) in his Washington, DC, Atlanta and campaign offices. Leslie received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Political Science from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He’s a 2005 graduate of the TransAtlantic Masters program where he studied at the University of Bath in Bath, UK and Charles University in Prague, CZ. He is currently a doctoral candidate in Political Science at Clark Atlanta University.

Tess Snodgrass

Tess Snodgrass, TAM ’16, is a student in the sociology doctoral program at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She has a bachelor’s degree in French language and area studies from American University. Before entering her first graduate studies program, she was an English teaching assistant in France. Tess studied in Ankara, Turkey and Berlin, Germany while completing the Transatlantic Masters Program through the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where her research focused on education and immigration. She taught American Government and other political science courses at the community-college level before returning to the other side of the classroom to continue her graduate studies and research, still focused on the intersection of education, immigration, and the family.

Melanie Zimmermann

Melanie Zimmermann, TAM ’18, currently resides in Raleigh, NC and is the Legislative Assistant to a Democratic Senator in the North Carolina Senate. In 2018, she worked on midterm campaigns following her graduation from UNC’s Transatlantic Masters Program with an MA in in Political Science. Through the TAM program, she studied at UNC, Sciences Po in Paris, and the University of Siena in Italy. In 2016, she graduated with First Class Honours from King’s College London with a BA in International Politics. During her undergraduate studies, she worked for over a year in the Political section of the US Embassy London. Previously, she also worked at Crossroads Foundation in Hong Kong, Community Security Trust in London, and the International Institute for Counter-terrorism in Israel. In her free time, she is passionate about reading, traveling, and her chocolate lab puppy.
Note: One more TAM alum will take part in this panel. Check back soon for more details!

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March 20, 2020
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm


The Carolina Inn
211 Pittsboro St
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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