In the summer of 2020, four Macalester students participated in a project interviewing Macalester alumni working in health-related professions.
While working remotely and using zoom as their primary form of communication, these students – Emelie Beattie ’21, Brian Zou ’22, Sam Hochberger ’21 and Katherine Podoll ’21 – completed these interviews as part of a larger project to make health professions advising resources more abundant and accessible for Macalester students.
This 3-part series captures key advice and reflections from these alumni. The full interviews are also available below.
How did Mac shape your path?
Advice to undecided students
Final advice and personal reflections
Full alumni interviews
Rich Albrecht ’01, PA-C, physician assistant
Jessica Beattie ’89, MA, LMFT, psychotherapist
Hayley Berra ’12, MSW, IMH-E, parent-child and program coordinator
Charlie Cosimini ’09, DVM, veterinarian
Janna Cuneo ’04, FNP-BC, AAHIVS, family nurse practitioner, HIV clinical specialist
Amy Hagstrom Miller ’89, Founder and CEO, Whole Woman’s Health
Xu Han ’10, MS, DDS, pediatric dentist
Emily Hawes-Van Pelt ’00, MD, obstetrician/gynecologist
Jen (Lee) Hundevad ’09, PT, DPT, OCS, physical therapist
Kristina Krohn ’05, MD, internal medicine and pediatric hospitalist
Chidyaonga Shalita ’17, medical student (M2)
Jess Vaughan ’12, BSN, DNP, CNM, certified nurse midwife