A BA in Psychology opens many doors for you.  One of the many benefits of a liberal arts degree is the breadth of training you’ve received, and you will have some exciting choices ahead. 

We invited a group of recent Mac Alumni who got their jobs with their psychology degree from Macalester. Listen to their individual experience starting their careers that their Psychology Degree which had proven helpful, as well as their tips and recommendations how you could prepare yourselves when the time comes.


What are recent alumni doing?

Ngan Nguyen ’17 (Hanoi, Vietnam) has received a Watson Fellowship to explore social entrepreneurship around the world.

Emily Sanford ’17 (Seattle, WA) will pursue a PhD in cognitive psychology at the Johns Hopkins University.

Deidre Hall ’17 (Wildwood, MO) will pursue a PhD in industrial/organizational psychology at the University of Missouri, Saint Louis.

Gina Marie Storch ’17 (Albuquerque, NM) will pursue an Masters of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis.

Rose Lefevre-Levy ’15 (Wayland, MA) will pursue a PhD in industrial/organizational psychology at the University of Georgia.

Cole Ware ’17 (Stow, OH) is joining the Teach for America corps in Kansas City, MO.

Jill Merrick ’16 (Skokie, IL) will pursue a PhD in child clinical psychology at the University of Denver.

Kayla Thole ’17 (Lino Lakes, MN) will be a teaching assistant in the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) program.

Minah Kim ’16 (Yongin, South Korea) is a research assistant at the University of Washington.

Dung Vu Hanh Pham ’16 (Hanoi, Vietnam) is a research assistant at the Wilder Foundation.

Elizabeth Lieske ’15 (Rochester, MN) is in medical school at the University of MN.

Tessa Danguillecourt ’16 (Miami, FL) is pursuing a PsyD at the Wisconsin School of Professional Psychology.

Kevin Dowling ’16 (Hillsborough, N.J.) is a clinical research coordinator at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Miles Eggen ’16 (Minneapolis, MN) is pursuing a master’s at the Carlson School of Business at the University of MN.

Rebecca Hawk ’16 (Shrewsbury, Mass) is pursuing a master’s at Harvard’s School of Education.

Wilson Merrell ’16 (Poughkeepsie, N.Y.) joined The Brattle Group in Washington, D.C.

Rachel Rauvola ’16 (St. Louis, MO) is pursuing a PhD in Industrial-Organizational Psychology at St. Louis University.

Mihaela Barokova ’15 (Sofia, Bulgaria) will attend Boston University’s doctoral program in developmental science.

Jocy Bonilla ’15 (Los Angeles, CA) will be joining Teach for America in Phoenix, AZ.

Taylor Denney ’15 (Fairfax Station, VA) will be working as an Applied Behavior Analyst for Parners in Excellence in Burnsville.

Konnor Fleming ’15 (Charlotte, VT) will be a research assistant with the Minnesota Epilepsy Group. 

Anna Munson ’15 (LaCrosse, WI) will be in the master’s in nursing program at the University of Minnesota. 

Simon Sanggaard ’15 (Holbaek, Denmark) will be doing neuroscience research in Copenhagen.

Saraswati Wilson ’15 (Olathe, KS) will pursue her master’s in school psychology at Vanderbilt University.

Xenia Ewing ’14 (Mililani, Hawaii) is pursuing a PhD at Argosy University.

Sarah Fleming ’14 (Sharon, Mass.) is working as an administrative and logistics specialist for The National Latin@ Network for Healthy Families and Communities of Casa de Esperanza in St. Paul.

Annalisa Harty ’14 (Park City, Utah) will be working through an AmeriCorps program at an elementary school in Petaluma, California, and specifically with the after school program called CalSERVES.

Elise Hollinger ’14 (New London, N.H.) has a fellowship with The New Teacher Project–Chicago.

Melanie Kern ’14 (New York, N.Y.) and Soo Young Lee ’14 (Seoul, South Korea) are developmental trainees for Fraser Child and Family Center in Minneapolis, Minn.

Paul Rebman ’14 (Wheaton, Ill.) is working at AmeriCorp’s Youth Violence Intervention Program at the Minneapolis Department of Health.

Aubrey Rickle ’14 (Fostoria, Ohio) is pursuing a PsyD in clinical psychology at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Chicago, Ill.

Nadine Rooney ’14 (Benson, Minn.) is pursuing her master’s of social work at St. Catherine University/University of St. Thomas in St. Paul.

Keelia Silvis ’14 (Roseville, Minn.) is working as a patient care assistant at Lifeworks, a nonprofit serving people with disabilities in Eagan, Minn.

Mela Still ’14 (New York, N.Y.) is working at College Possible in Saint Paul, MN, through VISTA/AmeriCorps.

Rachel Voit ’14 (Appleton, Wis.) is working as a field instructor in Medford, Wis., with New Vision Wilderness Therapy, a wilderness therapy program.

Kelly Cargos ’13 (Orange, Conn.) is doing leadership training and then WWOOFing (World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms) in Japan.

Emily Crenner ’13 (Kansas City, Mo.) is interning at the Bronx Zoo.

Allison Divine ’13 (Centerville, Ohio) is pursuing her master’s of social work at Washington University.

William Johnson ’13 Ph.D (River Falls, WI). candidate in Social Psychology at University of MN.

Micah Mumper ’13 Ph.D (Kailua, Hawaii). candidate in Cognitive Psych at Stoney Brooke University.