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Helen Hoyt

Associate Professor and Chair of Chemistry

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Galesburg, IL 61401-4999



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4 (Of the Many!) Ways Our Grads Are Finding Success After Knox

Some are pursuing their education (50% of chem alumni pursue grad or med programs)...

  • Ph.D. Student, Chemistry, Stony Brook University, David Zavala ’21
  • Graduate Student, General Chemistry, Marquette University, Abigail Thillman ’20
  • Ph.D. Student, Chemistry, Yale University, Alexander Hegg ’20
  • Ph.D. Student, Chemistry, Howard University, Celisha Oscar ’19
  • Ph.D. Student, Chemistry, Washington University in St. Louis, Lara Braverman ’18
  • Graduate Student, Chemistry, University of Maryland, Radiandra Soemardi ’17

Some go into research and development...

  • Forensic Scientist, City of Phoenix, Valarie Varanese ’19
  • Production Supervisor, CSL Behring, Kristen Koviekis ’18 
  • Biologist, Abbott Molecular, Yu-an Chen ’18
  • Industrial Engineer, Boeing, Emily Burns ’18
  • Data Scientist, US Pharmacopeia, Alejandro Beltran ’18
  • Lab Research Engineer, EASi, Erik Stephenson ’15
  • Director of Operations, Polyventive, Matthew Faudree ’07

Some go into education...

  • Associate Instructor, Indiana University Bloomington, Hieu Nguyen ’21
  • Science Teacher, Secondary, Galesburg High School, Garrett Rau ’20
  • STEM Scholar Coach, Schuler Scholar Program, Annie Peterson ’20
  • Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant, Syracuse University, Marie-Aimee Iradukunda ’18
  • Research Assistant, University of Iowa, Diamond Jelani ’18
  • Advisor, Big Picture High School, Christine Morse ’10
  • Assistant Professor, University of Kansas, Christopher Etheridge ’05

And some have found success in other fields....

Accountant, Leverage Information Systems, Malik Hamilton ’19

Technical Account Manager, PayPal, Rosemary Momoh ’17

Center Operations Supervisor, USO, Clarice Bernett ’17

Web Content Editor,, Yuhan Du ’14

Founder & Manager, 14th Night Players, Jasmin Tomlins ’09

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Top Employers of Chemistry Alumni

  1. Knox College
  2. Abbott Laboratories
  3. The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Incorporated
  4. University of California
  5. University of Illinois at Chicago
  6. 3M Company


Estimated Salary of Alumni with Chemistry Degrees

Top Job Titles of Chemistry Alumni

  1. Physician
  2. Business Owner
  3. Chief Executive Officer
  4. President
  5. Assistant Professor
  6. Chemistry Teacher


Chemistry Alumni Working in Related Field

Top Employers of Chemistry Alumni

  1. Postsecondary Teachers
  2. Chief Executives
  3. Family Medical Physicians
  4. Personal Service Managers
  5. Operations Managers
  6. Financial Managers
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Printed on Friday, December 3, 2021