Outcomes

Careers in Biology

What do you do with a biology degree after college?

On campus we have a fine resource in the Student Engagement Center. Check them out as they have lots of material and people to talk to.

Here are some other Web resources that may be of use.

After Whitman

Here is a selection from among recent Whitman graduates who majored in Biology.

Graduate School

  • Ray Andrell ’07 – Biology MS program hydrothermal vents physiology, WSU; Rose Kormanyos ’07 – Ecology PhD program, UC Davis; Dawn Holmes ’07--Neurobiology PhD program, UC Irvine; Zachary Conroy ’07 – Pharmacology, U. Washington; Max Kaiser ’06--Bioethics, Michigan State; Nancy Day ’05 – Neuroscience, Univ. Minnesota; Mike Peterson ’05 – Environmental Studies, Western Washington S.U.; Brian Emmenegger ’04--Cell/Molecular Biology, Duke University; Nathan Thomsen ’04 – Molecular/Cell Biology, UCBerkeley; Katie Wagner ’04 – Ecology/Evolution, Cornell Univ.; Jeanette Fiess ’02 – Uinv. Hawai’i Marine Zoology; Jennifer Hom ’02 – Univ. Rochester Physiology; Dan Gestaut ’02 – Univ. Rochester Molecular Biology

Medical School

  • David Shairer ’08-Albert Einstein; Vinita Gidvani ’08 – NY Medical Coll.; Juli Armstrong ’04 – Univ. of Washington; Robin Horak ’04 – Jefferson Univ.; Laura Matsen ’04 – OHSU; Tsering Lhewa, John Houghland ’03 – Univ. of Washington; Sarah Menashe ’02 – Jefferson Medical College; Eric Schmitt ’02 – Tulane Univ. Md/PhD

Veterinary School

  • Mackenzie Adams ’07--Colorado State; Marni Hamack ’06 – Washington State Univ.; Aspen Davidoff ’06 – Univ. of Edinburgh; Laura Lambruschi ’06 – Univ. Illinois. Mee-Ja Sula ’03 – Cornell Univ.;

Dental School

  • Sheldon Lu ’03 – Univ. Pittsburg

Other Health Care

  • Kristen Marshall ’08 – Medical Service, Mercy Ships, Sierra Leone; Allison Fairbanks ’07 – MS Public Health program, OHSU; Kyrsten Stoops ’03 – Nursing Asst., Yakima Providence Hospital; Mark Bouma ’03 – Physical Therapy program, Univ. Washington.

Research

  • Emily Davis ’08 – Ecological Research, OSU; Kristen Kirky ’07 – Lake and Coastal Studies, Olympic Nat’l Park; Ryan Choi ’05 – Research Asst., Northern Ariz. Univ.; Dan Cushing ’03 – Biology Technician, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Alaska; Tsering Lhewa ’03 – N.I.H., Shannon Pierce ’02 – Environmental Scientist, Windward Environmental, Seattle

Other Biology

  • Anna Stephenson, Zack Steel ’06 – Naturalists, San Juan Safaris; Vitas Wagner ’05 – North Pacific Fisheries Observer, Alaska/Seattle; Sara Hardee ’05 – Whale Watch Naturalist, San Juan Is., Washington

Peace Corps

  • Rebecca Como ’08, Mozambique; Elizabeth Roberson ’08 – Honduras; Mo Fitz-Maurice ’05, South Africa

Teaching

  • Joanne Ishikawa ’08 – English in Japan; Erin Cole ’05 – English in Japan; Rick Smith ’02 – Teaching Asst., Tropical Ecology, CIEE, Costa Rica

Law School

  • Jamie Jones ’99 – Willamette University.

Policy

  • Rob Stenger ’99 – Healthcare policy research, Alpha Center, Washington DC.

Fulbright Fellowship

  • Kristin Knight ’01 – Univ. Potsdam, Germany