When the Class of 2016 arrived four years ago, they plunged into college life, making friends, making a home—and for many—adjusting to a new and more challenging level of intellectual inquiry. Now, through hard work, the support of their teachers and mentors, and a wealth of experiences, they are more than ready to take the next plunge: Life after Macalester.

Members of the Class of 2016 studied public health and traditional medicine in Chile, the COP21 climate change conference in France, archaeology in Italy, biodiversity in Madagascar, geology in the Bahamas, and other topics in Australia, Denmark, India, Jordan, Nepal, Senegal and many other countries.

As interns and researchers, they immersed themselves in cancer research, Russian art, educational equity, public transit, NASA, politics, biotechnology, river mussels, bees, Buddhism, printmaking, and public health from Minnesota to Ghana.

Through civic engagement, they have worked with clients seeking U.S. citizenship, the Red Cross, local political parties, local climate adaptation, epidemiology, and so much more.

Two have been named Thomas J. Watson Fellows. Ian Calaway will explore how mathematics competitions foster community in Australia, Brazil, China, Russia, and South Africa. Laura Humes plans to study how to improve the refugee experience in Syria, Burundi, and Myanmar.

Three have been presented with the Global Citizenship Student Award: Mariah Carray, Hawi Tilahune, and Justin Rasmussen. Gage Garretson is the recipient of a Humanity in Action Fellowship.

Here’s a sampling of where members of the Class of 2016 are headed now: 

Art & Art History

  • Andy Kaesermann, Japan Exchange & Teaching Program

 Asian Studies

  • Morgan Hearne, associate teacher, Greenwich Academy
  • Andy Kaesermann, Japan Exchange & Teaching Program 

Biology

  • Liang “Adrian” Chang, research assistant, MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • Joanne Johnson, Epic Systems Corporation
  • Omar Mansour, epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University
  • Phuong Pham, public health, Johns Hopkins University 

Chemistry

  • Aryeh Blumenreich, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia
  • Nicole Mandel, PhD in physical chemistry, Columbia University
  • Brad Pearlman, atomic molecular optical physics, University of Colorado—Boulder

 Classics

  • Kacie Reilly, master’s in classics, University of Colorado—Boulder

 Economics

  • Elizabeth Bacarella, Amazon
  • Haroon Bokhari, Wells Fargo Securities, New York City
  • Ian Calaway, Watson Fellowship; Mathematics: Community Through Collaboration & Community, Australia, Brazil, China, Russia, and South Africa
  • Benny Goldman, Predoctoral Fellow, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research,  Stanford University
  • Lauren Holm, Amazon
  • Wilson Merrell, The Brattle Group, Washington, D.C.
  • James Meyerson, Optum
  • Nadine Penkovsky, Goldman Sachs
  • Tyler Skluzacek, PhD in computer science, University of Chicago
  • Cory Stern, Analysis Group
  • Khanh Long Tran, J.P. Morgan, New York City
  • Brian Utz, OptumInsight

 Educational Studies

  • Analuna Brambila, CommonBond

 English

  • Alexandra McLaughlin, MFA, Georgia College & State University
  • Kacie Reilly, master’s in classics, University of Colorado—Boulder
  • Sarah Richman, MANGO Fellow

 Environmental Studies

  • Analuna Brambila, CommonBond
  • Laura Humes, Watson Fellowship; Reimagining the Refugee Experience, Germany, Jordan, Rwanda, Tanzania and Thailand
  • Olivia Nelson, master’s in teaching, American Museum of Natural History

 French

  • Carly Avezzano, teaching assistant program in France

 Geography

  • Luciano Guzman, Travelers Insurance
  • Tyrone Lall, Minnesota Transportation Alliance
  • Paige Moody, Minneapolis Urban Scholars

 Hispanic Studies

  • Aryeh Blumenreich, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia

 International Studies

  • Carly Avezzano, teaching assistant program in France
  • Elizaveta Bekmanis, Graduate Institute for International Affairs, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Sarah Richman, MANGO Fellow
  • Tess Van Schepen, Office of Senator Al Franken

 Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science

  • Elizabeth Bacarella, Amazon
  • Haroon Bokhari, Wells Fargo Securities, New York City
  • Ian Calaway, Watson Fellowship; Mathematics: Community Through Collaboration & Community, Australia, Brazil, China, Russia, and South Africa
  • Akanksha Dua, Analysis Group, Boston
  • Stephanie Duong, Mayo Clinic’s Health Sciences Research Department
  • Rebecca Gold, Adobe, Seattle 
  • Benny Goldman, Predoctoral Fellow, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research,  Stanford University
  • Jeffrey Lyman, Google, Boston
  • Tyler Skluzacek, PhD in computer science, University of Chicago
  • Cory Stern, Analysis Group
  • Khanh Long Tran, J.P. Morgan, New York City
  • Guillermo Vera Carrasquero, Amazon
  • Ari Weiland, Google
  • Anna Winkler, Thrivent Financial

 Media and Cultural Studies

  • Jon Riddle, Frogtown Community Radio, AmeriCorps VISTA
  • Mackenzie Martin, WXPR Public Radio
  • Kayla Steinberg, Twin Cities Daily Planet

Neuroscience Studies

  • Nicole Mathews, stroke research, Cleveland Clinic’s neuroscience lab

Physics

  • Ari Weiland, Google

 Psychology

  • Kevin Dowling, clinical research coordinator, Massachusetts General Hospital

 Political Science

  • Elizaveta Bekmanis, Graduate Institute for International Affairs, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Morgan Hearne, associate teacher, Greenwich Academy
  • Hannah Pollard-Garber, American Civil Liberties Union, Detroit
  • Jennifer Suever, Epic Systems Corporation
  • Tess Van Schepen, Office of Senator Al Franken

Psychology

  • Minah Kim, Fellow in Developmental and Computational Social Neuroscience, Yale Early Social Cognition Lab
  • Wilson Merrell, The Brattle Group, Washington, D.C.

  

 

 

 

 

May 2 2016

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