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Spouse name and family information: 
Raul Soto ’13; two children: Madison Maliah, 5; Jaxon Raul, 10 months

Millikin major:  Communication

Current employment: Senior recruiter for Green Thumb Industries, Chicago

Why did you choose MU?
The campus sold me – it was beautiful. But beyond the campus, it was the genuinely good, quirky people, from my admissions rep Jessica to all the students I met. It

I graduated from Millikin University in 2010 with majors in Philosophy and Political Science. During my time at Millikin, I was active on the moot court team. Following graduation, I attended Washington University in St.


As a 2010 alumnus of Millikin, my experience in the Spanish program was fundamental in my development as an individual and the development of my career. I first became interested in studying Spanish at MU via the radio program of Dr. Eduardo Cabrera, “Español en Acción” which, as a native of Decatur, drew my attention in being the only Spanish-language radio program in Macon County.

I graduated Millikin in 2010 summa cum laude with a BA in Philosophy and Political Science. Prior to switching my major to Philosophy and then adding Political Science, I was a double-major in Music Business and Commercial Music. While at Millikin, I participated in Moot Court for three years, to great success. After graduation, I did my first year of law school at CU Boulder; I then transferred to Seattle University, where I graduated in 2013.

I graduated from Millikin in 2010 as a philosophy major and am now a partner with Clark and Jones, Attorneys at Law in Rushville, Illinois.  Before returning to Illinois to practice law, I was an associate attorney with the firm of Cahill, Gordon, and Reindel in New York City, New York in September, 2014. As noted on the firm’s webpage, “Cahill is frequently associated with landmark legal rulings, including its successful defense of The New York Times in the Pentagon Papers case, National Broadcasting

Early Childhood Education

Please describe some of your accomplishments after Millikin.

The Penguin Keeper

By Amanda Hamilton ’14  |  Published in the Winter 2014-15 issue of Digital Millikin Quarterly magazine.

Painting to Farming

Amy Hoffsetter, BFA Studio Art 2008. Amy received her MFA degree in Studio Art in 2017 from the Memphis College of Art. Amy is also co-owner of Dry Creek Farms, an organic food – to-table small farm. http://www.drycreekorganics.com/

Millikin major: Applied mathematics with minors in political science and business management

  • Other degrees:
    • Master’s degree in business administration, Indiana University, 2015
    • Master’s degree in business analytics, Indiana University, 2016

Current employment: Research manager, State Farm Insurance Co.

Taking the Reins

Growing up in the Midwest, Lee Larkins ’08 never expected to work with some of the most well-known rap and hip-hop artists of his generation. Throughout high school, he spent most of his extracurricular time showing horses in the summer, playing ice hockey in the winter and advocating for the skateboarders of Decatur. He also enjoyed taking photographs and splicing together short video projects on a set of VCRs, but he had little interest in a career