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After Macalester

Jyothi Dhanwada ’15 (Cedar Falls, Iowa) will work as an analyst with Optum, Inc. for a few years before considering a MPH/MBA joint degree to blend her interest in health, policy and law.

Anne Gavin ’15 (St. Paul, Minn.) is conducting research in Malta, Italy and Greece through a Fulbright-Schuman European Union grant.

Kendra Komoto ’15 (Rice Lake, Wis.) is off to study public health at Columbia University, New York City, where she begins a MPH program at the Mailman School of Public Health in fall 2015.

Yang Zhang ’15 (Shanghai, China) is pursuing a master’s in public health at Yale University.

Sarah Rasmussen ’14 (Wayzata, Minn.) was awarded a Fulbright research grant for work in Nepal.

Linnea Swanson ’14 (St. Paul, Minn.), a biology major with a concentration in community and global health, is in her first year of medical school at the University of Minnesota.

Mariah Blegen ’13 (Deephaven, Minn.) is in a post-baccalaureate research program at the National Institutes of Health.

Abas Noor ’13 (New Hope, Minn.) is in medical school at Brown University.

Stephanie Vilendrer ’13 (Eden Prairie, Minn.) is in medical school at the University of Minnesota.

Tyler Martinson ’12 (Northfield, Minn.) is in Morocco on a Fulbright scholarship to study how non-profit organizations, clinics and traditional community healers can work together to create an integrated strategy of health care to improve HIV/AIDS prevention.

Claire Schuch ’11 (Leersum, the Netherlands) is pursuing a PhD in urban geography at UNC Charlotte focusing on minority health disparities in an urban setting.

Mina Tehrani ’11 (New York, N.Y.) is working for the Minnesota Council of Churches as an AmeriCorps fellow focusing on refugee mental health issues.

MaryBeth Grewe ’10 (Eau Claire, Wis.) worked in Washington, D.C., as a client advocate dealing with issues of intimate partner abuse and is now beginning a MPH program at UNC Chapel Hill in health behavior and health education.