Michael Buckley '97
Buckley joined the New York field office of the United States Park Police in 1997. His assignments included undercover drug enforcement, the protection of politicians and crowd/riot control. In 2002, Buckley became a special agent with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, investigating international narcotics traffickers and money launderers and responding to natural disasters or terrorist incidents both at home and abroad.
Shelley Byron '09
Byron earned her master's degree in library and information science, with a specialization in archives and preservation, from the University of Pittsburgh in 2010. As part of her education, she was employed at the Archives Service Center, the repository for the university's archival holdings. While there, Byron gained experience processing collections on the Red Scare and McCarthyism related to Pennsylvania, environmentalism in Pennsylvania and Pennsylvania political figures.
Mario DiNitto '02
While at Salve Regina, DiNitto received several academic awards, including the Pell Medal for Excellence in U.S. History. Since 2004, he has worked in Boston for Brown Brothers Harriman, a private banking firm, and is currently an associate within trade management. DiNitto oversees a team that is dedicated to supporting three clients in an operational capacity. In his spare time, he reads as much history as he can, and is presently in the process of reading biographies of the American presidents in sequential order.
Michael Farley '93
A 1998 graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Law, Farley was elected to the Newport City Council in November 2012 and has taken a leading role in education issues. He operates his own legal practice in Newport and also runs the Blackwell Group, which handles fraud investigations for a number of Fortune 500 companies.
Amanda Goodheart '08
Goodheart received her master's degree in American history with a concentration in public history from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2010. She passed her doctoral comprehensive examinations in 2012 and is now working on her dissertation at UMass. Goodheart is focusing her research on women's roles in the whaling industry in the 19th century. She is also working full time for the Springfield Museum, assisting with their public programming.
Megan McKinnon Hartman '06
Since 2009, Hartman has taught a variety of history and political science courses at Rocky Hill High School in Connecticut. She earned her master's degree in history from Southern Connecticut State University in 2011.
Jonathan Turrisi '05
Turrisi teaches eighth grade social studies at Pierce Middle School in Milton, Mass. In addition, he coaches varsity football and freshman basketball at Milton High School. Turrisi completed a master's degree in education at Framingham State College in 2008, and he is presently working on a master's degree in educational leadership from the same institution. He has completed summer study tours in China and India, offering lessons to middle school students in each country.
Katheryn LaPorte Viens '84
Viens earned her master's degree in history from Northeastern University and is working on a doctorate in American studies at Brandeis University. She has served as an editorial assistant for the New England Quarterly and as an assistant editor of the Massachusetts Historical Review. After serving as executive director of the New England Museum Association for several years, Viens joined the Massachusetts Historical Society as research coordinator.