This Year’s Seniors:

In the fall of 2008, Macalester welcomed 504 students in the Class of 2012. Sixty-six percent of those students were in the top 10 percent of their graduating class (96 percent were in the top quarter) and many were National Merit Scholars. They represented 45 states–included among the top five states were California and New York.

Award Winners

This class will no doubt go on to make changes in the world. So far, four students from the class will spend next year as Fulbright scholars. Senior sociology majors Jeremy Carp and Diego Melo were selected as the first place and second place winners, respectively, for the 2012 Alpha Kappa Delta Undergraduate Paper Competition. Charlotte Fagan received both a Peace Prize Award and a Watson Fellowship. Derek Ochi was named one of 100 Amgen Fellows selected from incoming Teach For America corps members with undergraduate degrees in math and science.

Where are they headed?

 

Student Name

Home

Major(s)

Destination after Mac

Ajwad Imran

Ajwad Imran

Lahore, Pakistan

Economics

CitiGroup

investment banking

Ali Bandeali

Ali Bandeali

Karachi, Pakistan

Economics

Blaige & Co.

investment banking analyst

Andrew Rich

Andrew Rich

Philadelphia

Math and physics

Thomson Reuters

software engineer

 

April DeJarlais

Champlin, Minn.

International studies, anthropology minor, human rights concentration

Center for Victims of Torture, St. Paul

Communications intern

Anna Hardin

Anna Hardin

Iowa City, Iowa

Anthropology, Biology

University of Minnesota

PhD Anthropology

 

Ann Stromgren

Portsmouth, N.H.

German Studies

Fulbright Scholar

Germany

Brett Srader

Brett Srader

Oak Grove, Mo.

Geography, Human Rights and Humanitarianism

Teach for America

teacher

Caitlin Baker

Caitlin Baker

St Louis Park, Minn.

Biology

Smithsonian Museum of Natural History

research tech

Cecylia Bocovich

Cecylia Bocovich

Andover, Minn.

Mathematics

University of Waterloo, David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

PhD track, for masters in Mathematics

Charlotte Fagan

Charlotte Fagan

East Greenwich, R.I.

Geography

Watson Fellowship & Davis Projects for Peace grant

traveling around the world

David Suchy

David Suchy

Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Physics, Mathematics

UBS

healthcare team

David Tomporowski

David Tomporowski

Perham, Minn.

Geography

MN Dept of Transportation

Data and Analysis

Derek Ochi

Derek Ochi

San Diego

Biology, Community and Global Health

Teach for America – Amgen Fellow

Diego Ruiz

Diego Ruiz

San Franciso

Environmental Studies, Geography

College Possible

Ellen Dossey

 

Ellen Dossey Carmel, Ind.

Linguistics

 

University of York

Master’s in sociolinguistics

Elise Delmas

Elise Delmas

St. Paul

Mathematics

University of Minnesota

PhD in Pure Mathematics

Graham Brown

Graham Brown

Annandale, Minn.

Chemistry, pre-med

hematology research at the University of Minnesota Medical School; applying to medical schools

Jansen Smith

Jansen Smith

LaCrosse, Wis.

Geology

Cornell

PhD in geological sciences

Jeanmarie Youngblood

Jeanmarie Youngblood

Brooklyn, N.Y.

Mathematics, Educational Studies

University of Minnesota

PhD in Pure Mathematics

Jessica Baier

Jessica Baier

Seeley Lake, Mont.

Economics

Deloitte

consulting

Jingjaio hang

Jingjaio Zhang

Shanghai

Economics

Citigroup Investment Banking.

analyst

Kaitlin Roh

Kaitlin Roh

Columbus, Neb.

Political Science, Educational Studies

Fulbright Scholar

Jordan

 

Kara Dennis

 

Geology

Syracuse University

Isotope geochemistry, master’s

Karen Kiser

Karen Kiser

Nashua, N.H.

Geology, German Studies

Environmental Consulting Firm in Germany

 

Keith Armstrong

Milwaukee

English and International Studies

Fulbright Scholar

Colombia

Lindsay Daniels

Lindsay Daniels

Bloomburg, Texas

Russian Studies

Teach for America

New York City

Lindsay Morehouse Lindsay Morehouse Hopkins, Minn. Classics, History

Oxford University

Classical Archaeology

Lorin Leake

Lorin Leake

Nashville, Tenn.

English

Teach for America

Madeline Marshall

Madeline Marshall

Hayward, Wis.

Geology

University of Chicago

Paleobiology PhD program

Maggie Hutchinson

 

Maggie Hutchinson Evanston, Ill Hispanic Studies

AmeriCorps

Minneapolis Public Schools

Matea Wasend Denver, Colo. English Morphology Games, a company founded by alumna Kate Ryan Reiling ’00

 

Max Fram-Schwartz

Greenwich, Conn.

Greenwich, Conn.

500 Start-ups, SF

analyst

Meredeth Richmond

Meredith Richmond

Boston

Chemistry

 

Mo Liu

Mo Liu

Bejing

Economics, Mathematics

MIT Sloan School of Management

Master of Finance

 

Nathan Young

 

 

Pratt Institute

 

Patrick Piepkorn

Sauk Rapids, Minn.

Economics

Securian Financial

assistant analyst

 

Rayanatou Laouali

Niamey, Niger

Mathematics

Humphrey School, University of Minnesota

master’s, intl dev

Rosie Mate

Rosamund (Rosie) Mate

Champaign, Ill.

Environmental Studies

Analysis Group

economic analyst

Selamawit Gebremariam

Selamawit Gebremariam

 

 

Peace Prize Winner

Sam Levang

Sam Levang

Duluth, Minn.

Environmental Studies, Physics

3M

Semiconductor Research Laboratory

Samantha DelSerra Scranton, Penn. Biology, Classics

Stony Brook University

Master’s in applied evolution

Slavisa Mijatovic

Slavisa Mijatovic

Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina

History, Geography

York University

Master of Arts in Geography

Steve Fitzgerald

Steve Fitzgerald

Two Harbors, Minn.

Economics

BOA Merrill Lynch

investment banking analyst

 

Sydney Fencl

Sobieski, Wis.

Anthropology

University of Minnesota

MPH in infectious disease

Tyler Martinson

Tyler Martinson

Northfield, Minn.

Anthropology

Fulbright Scholar

Morocco

Wanyi Li

Wanyi Li

Shanghai

Mathematics

UCLA-Anderson School of Management

PhD Strategy/Quantitative Marketing

Members of the class of 2012: Email communications@macalester.edu to let us know about your plans.

May 9 2012

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