Three Illinois State alumni visited Professor Nancy Lind’s POL 296: Political Science Professional Development class this week to discuss their varied career paths.

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Scott Cooley (left), Michele Guadalupe, Professor Nancy Lind, and Brian Bernardoni

Brian Bernardoni ’91 is a lobbyist for the Chicago Realtors Association and Historian/Ambassador for the Chicago Cubs.

Scott Cooley ’90, M.S. ’95, is currently a PhD student at the University of Chicago after having careers at Morningstar Mutual Funds and the FDIC.

Michele Guadalupe ’01 is past president and current board member of the Illinois State University Alumni board of directors and is the Advocacy Alliance development director for the Arthritis Foundation.