When the Class of 2018 graduates on May 12, it will cap off four incredible years of learning, growth, and transformation.

These students came to Macalester for a host of reasons—to challenge themselves academically, to immerse themselves in a global community, to compete in a sport at the college level, or because they visited campus as a high school student and simply fell in love. Over four years here, they explored the Twin Cities, volunteered with nonprofits, conducted and published original research, changed their majors and added a minor (or two), discovered their passions and found their callings.

Now they’re heading off into the world, carrying with them the lessons learned in and out of the classroom as they pursue careers in tech, enroll in graduate school, manage nonprofit work, accept officer roles in the military, volunteer with the Peace Corps, conduct research with the NIH, and more.

A number of grads will be joining prominent organizations and companies like Google, the Mayo Clinic, and Americorps, while others will continue their educations at universities including New York University, the University of California–Berkeley, and the London School of Economics.

Here, by major, is a sampling of where the Class of 2018 will be putting to work their gifts, curiosity, and knowledge.


Jaime Hasama, Kipsu

Joseph Harman, Rebiotix

Jared Taitt, Okada Lab at University of California–San Francisco

Lea Davidson, State Department Critical Language Scholar

Kelsey Porter, Exploration Summer Programs

Matthew Glasenapp, University of California–Santa Cruz

Danny Baumann, Phoenix Company


Caroline Duncombe, National Institutes of Health, Tuberculosis Research Section


Mary Fisher, UnitedHealth Group


Emma Toomer, Halfaker & Associates

Alex Baretta, Diversant LLC

Chen Jianhong, Ecolab

Clara Baumann, Piper Jaffray

Genevieve Benford Gregorich, Federal Reserve Bank

Gupta Anandi, Analysis Group

Jacob Burke, TD Securities

John (Gunnar) Doak, US Bank

John Buan, United Health Care

Joshua Doyle, Ernst & Young

Lily Stein, Evive

Tristan Springer, Ovativ Group

Van Anh Thi Le, Analysis Group

Cash Mcgregor, Clinical Scribes LLC

Aaron Imholte, UnitedHealth Group

Alex Baretta, Diversant LLC


Mary Kenney, EXPLO at Yale

Environmental Studies

Shelby Whiterby, Environmental Engineering at the University of California–Berkeley

Zach Moore, Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality

Carmen Garson-Shumway, Peace Corps

Elliot Tanin, 4UR Ranch


Lee Guekgazian, University of California–Los Angeles

Elizabeth Roten, Metropolitan Council


Carolyn Siegman, Critical Language Scholarship, South Korea

Hannah Gray, Epic

Alison Chi, Capital One


Mara Steinitz, Repair the World Fellowship as a Food Justice Fellow in Detroit

Sarah Kolenbrander, Harvard University, Graduate School of Education

International Studies

Jessica Yost, Princeton in Africa fellow in Lusaka, Zambia

Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science

David McNichols, Epic

Cody Molho, Amazon

Corey McGinnis, Analysis Group, Denver

Madeline Abbott, University of Michigan, Biostatistics

Tuyet-Ahn Tran, London School of Economics, PhD

Brett Graham, U.S. Navy

Grace Dickman, University of North Carolina

Nick McMullen, Alliance Residential


Collin Brantner, Hospital for Special Surgery

Ionatan Kuperwajs, New York University

Matthew Bonazzoli, Concord

Sean Hayes, Clinical Scribe LLC

Liam Peebles, Steadman Philipon Orthopedic Surgery Clinic

Physics and Astronomy

Brian Eisner, University of Virginia

Alex Gordon, AmeriCorps

Catie Ball, Cornell University

Theo Jacobson, University of Minnesota


Jacob Jones, Keyence

Eva Harmon, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Sarah Matzdorf, Regions Hospital

Russian Studies

Anna Ivanov, Harvard University, Graduate School in Slavic Languages and Literatures


Logan Tootle, Safe Harbor Youth Advocate with the Minnesota Indian Women

Austin Dischinger, Tubman



April 30 2018

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