History

Alaina Dague

My hometown when I was a student was

Lake, MI

I graduated in

2013

I studied

History & Political Science

I currently live in

Lansing, MI

I am now

…completing a Leadership for Educational Equity Fellowship with the Michigan Department of Education.

Since graduating from Alma

I have been building my career in a number of ways. For the past three years, I have been teaching middle school English at a Detroit charter school as a Teach for America corps member. I also earned a Master of Arts in Educational Studies at the University of Michigan (with the support of the History Department’s Smith Scholarship!) during this time. I spent this past summer in Washington, D.C. serving as a Teacher Fellow at the Data Quality Campaign. Earlier this year, I joined the board of Young Nonprofit Professionals Network - Detroit and look forward to getting involved in the Lansing community as well.

My Alma education

…prepared me to problem solve and persevere through “real-world” career challenges. 

My favorite professors(s) included

…Dr. Lorenz, Dr. Olbertson, Dr. Hulme, and Dr. Bu.

My most vivid/best memory of my time at Alma is

…all of my time spent on the AC Model UN team.

My off-campus study experience(s) included

…both international and domestic opportunities. I completed two P-Global Fellowships: serving at a foster home for neglected youth in Costa Rica as well as teaching English in rural Nepal. I also traveled across Europe in Dr. Lorenz’s Law of War, Peace, and Human Rights spring-term course. With the support of the History Department’s Yehle Award, I completed an internship at the Michigan Department of Education, and I am excited to be back there full-time.