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

Some are pursuing their education... 

  • Ph.D. Student, Chemistry, Indiana University, Hieu Nguyen ’21
  • Ph.D. Student, Chemistry, Yale University, Alexander Hegg ’20
  • Ph.D. Student, Chemistry, Howard University, Celisha Oscar ’19
  • Ph.D. Student, Chemistry, Pennsylvania State University, Rebecca Katz ’18
  • M.S. Student, Physiology, Loyola University, Caroline Dzik ‘17
  • M.D. Student, Netter School of MedicineQuinnipiac University, Louisa Darko ’16

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
  • Research Assistant in Energy Technology, Ulm University, Germany, Grace Neubauer ‘16, M.S.
  • Lab Research Engineer, EASi 3M, Erik Stephenson ’15
  • Director of Operations, Polyventive, Matthew Faudree ’07

Some go into education...

  • Science Teacher, Secondary, Galesburg High School, Garrett Rau ’20
  • STEM Scholar Coach, Schuler Scholar Program, Annie Peterson ’20
  • Advisor, Big Picture High School, Christine Morse ’10
  • Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of North Georgia. Ryan Meier, Ph.D. '07.
  • Assistant Professor, University of Kansas, Christopher Etheridge ’05
  • Assistant Professor of Journalism, 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
  • Judicial Law Clerk at Illinois Appellate Court, Mike Sprinkle ‘17, J.D.
  • Vascular and Interventional Radiology Resident, Rush University, Shelly Bhanot, '14, M.D.
  • 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 Monday, April 22, 2024