After Macalester

Chemistry majors pursue many exciting opportunities after Mac, and the Career Development Center stands ready to assist students, whatever their objectives. 

Laura Avena ’14 (Cesis, Latvia) is pursuing a PhD in chemistry at MIT.

Jenna Goodrich ’14 (New Richmond, Wis.) is in the PhD program in medicinal chemistry at the University of Minnesota.

Brian Ree ’14 (Pohang, Gyeongbuk, Rep. of Korea) is pursuing a PhD in physical chemistry at Pohang University of Science and Technology.

Kacpur Skakuj ’14 (Durham, N.C.) is pursuing a PhD in chemistry at Northwestern University.

Christopher Smith ’14 (Ashland, Wis.) is in the chemical physics PhD program at the University of Minnesota.

Margot White ’14 (Lake Oswego, Ore.) is pursuing a PhD in marine chemistry and marine chemical biology at UC San Diego–Scripps Institution of Oceanography.

Andrew Bendelsmith ’13 (West St. Paul, Minn.) is pursuing a PhD in chemistry at Harvard University.

Alex Huszagh ’13 (Wilmette, Ill.) is pursuing a PhD in biochemical engineering at the University of
California–Irvine.

Steven Larson ’13 (Ripon, Wis.) is pursuing a PhD in chemistry at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Jason Schrad ’13 (Lincoln, Neb.) is pursuing a PhD in chemistry at Michigan State University.

Aubrey Ellison ’12 (Plymouth, Minn.) is pursuing a PhD in chemical biology/ biochemistry at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Lucas Erickson ’12 (Ames, Iowa) is pursuing a PhD in organic chemistry at the University of California–Irvine.

Kevin Sullivan ’12 (Shoreview, Minn.) is pursuing a PhD in chemistry at Emory University.

Christina Fitzsimmons ’11 (Camp Hill, Pa.) is pursuing a PhD in biochemistry at the University of California, San Francisco.

Chen Gu ’11 (Shanghai, China) is pursuing a PhD in chemistry at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Hannah Haley ’11 (Bloomington, Ill.) is pursuing a PhD in chemistry at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Nicholas O’Connor ’11 (Beaverton, Ore.) is pursuing a PhD in chemistry at California Institute of Technology.

Daniel Ressler ’11 (Saint Paul, Minn.) is pursuing a MS in chemistry and education at East Tennessee State University.

Valerie Tripp ’11 (Littleton, Colo.) is pursuing a MS in chemistry at the College of William and Mary.

Cheryl Zogg ’11 (Fargo, N.D.) is pursuing a MS in Public Health at Johns Hopkins University.

Elissa Butler ’10 (Grapevine, Texas) is in medical school at the University of Minnesota.

Casey Christopher ’10 (LaGrange, Ill.) is pursuing a PhD in physical chemistry at the University of Colorado–Boulder.

Hannah Erickson ’10 (Bayfield, Wis.) is in the Boston Teacher Residency Program teaching high school science.

Solaire Finkenstaedt-Quinn ’10 (Eau Claire, Wis.) is pursuing a PhD in chemistry at the University of Minnesota.

Xu Han ’10 (Wuhan, China) is in dental school at the University of Minnesota.

Michelle Neary ’10 (Minnetonka, Minn.) is pursuing a PhD in inorganic chemistry at Columbia University.

Zachary Wickens ’10 (Madison, Wis.), is pursuing a PhD in organic chemistry at California Institute of Technology.

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