Alumni of Political Science

Foreign Service and International Affairs

Steffi Bryson (CSULB Model UN President 2009-10) was named a Rhodes Scholar in 2011 and graduated with an M.Phil in International Relations from Oxford University in fall 2014.

Sarah Malik (BA 2014) works for the UN Commission for Women, Singapore Office.

Abdul Qayum Mohmand (MA 1998) is a Senior Researcher at Integrity Watch Afghanistan and Transparency International, in Kabul, Afghanistan. He recently published an article entitled, “The Great Game Reconstructed,” in Regional Studies (the journal of the Regional Studies Center of Afghanistan) 32 (Winter 2014).

Serafin Rodarte (BA, 2015) earned his MA in international relations at the University of Bristol in England in 2017. He is serving with the Peace Corps, teaching English in Kyrgyzstan.

Benjamin Ziff (BA 1985) is the Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Bogota, Colombia. He recently completed a one-year assignment as Minister Counselor for Public Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq.    

Are you a graduate of the CSULB political science department?

Send an email to and let us know what you’ve been up to since you graduated. (Be sure to include your year of graduation and whether you were part of the B.A. or M.A. program.)