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Some (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)...

  • M.S. in Energy Science and Technology, University of Ulm. Grace Neubauer '16. Ulm, Germany.
  • Ph.D. in Chemistry, University of Michigan. Bradley Musselman '16.
  • Ph.D. in Public Health, University of California-Merced. Jazmine Kenny '16.
  • Ph.D. in Chemistry, Purdue University. Eve Martinez '15.
  • Ph.D. in Chemistry, Cornell University. Michael Supej '15.
  • M.D., George Washington University. Shelly Bhanot '14.
  • D.D.S., Marquette University. Dwight Johnson '13.

Some go into research and development...

  • Laboratory Technician III, EASi. Erik Stephenson '15.
  • Chemist, BASF. Brian Paul '13, M.S. 
  • Senior Scientist Shift Lead, MilliporeSigma. Ryan Hoffman '13 & Michael Schroeder '13.
  • Associate Scientist, Abbott. Krystyna Williams '12.
  • Chemist/Technician, Amphastar Pharmaceuticals. Matthew Becker '12.
  • Analytical Chemist, Monsanto. Chelsea Coley '12. 
  • Research Scientist/Engineer, University of Washington Department of Medicine. Zackary Herbst '12.
  • Senior Scientist, Merck. Justin Newman '11, Ph.D.
  • Scientist-Analytical Technologies Unit R&D, Teva Pharmaceuticals. Effrat Fayer '11, Ph.D.
  • Senior Scientist R&D, UOP. Leigh Abrams '08, Ph.D.
  • Principal Research Associate, Moderna Therapeutics. Jessica Bauer Cheney '08.
  • Physical Science Technician in Bio-oils Research, USDA-ARS. Amber John Durham '00.
  • Postdoctoral Researcher in Microbiology, University of New Mexico. Ara Kooser '97, Ph.D.
  • Principal Engineer, Exponent. Trey Morrison '96, Ph.D.
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Los Alamos National Laboratory. Alfred Wooten '96, Ph.D.

Some practice medicine...

  • Endocrinologist, Endocrine Associates of the Quad Cities. Cory Wilczynski '06, M.D.
  • Sports Medicine Physician, Kaiser Permanente. Brian Ching '05, M.D.
  • Family Medicine Provider, Sunnybrook Clinic. Dorothy Ambrogi Todt '05, M.D.
  • Vascular Surgeon. Tahlia Weis Sadoski '02, M.D., Ph.D. Charleston, South Carolina.
  • Diagnostic Radiologist, Cleveland Clinic. Paulette Lebda '01, M.D.
  • Nurse, US Army. Captain Iris Randall Evans '01, M.S.
  • Neurotologist, Indiana University Hospitals. Rick Nelson '00, M.D./Ph.D.
  • Anesthesiologist, Evanston Hospital. Todd Novak '99, M.D.
  • OB/GYN, Dreyer Medical Clinic. Natalie Brown Roche '98, M.D.
  • Orthopedic Surgeon, ORA Orthopedics, P.C. Shawn Wynn, M.D. '97. 

Some go into education...

  • Earth Science and Chemistry Teacher, Legend High School. Jenna Butler '15.
  • Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of North Georgia. Ryan Meier, Ph.D. '07.
  • Associate Program Director of Internal Medicine-Pediatric Residency Program, Medical College of Wisconsin. Stephen Malcom '02, Ph.D.
  • Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California-San Diego. Tse Nga Ng '00, Ph.D.
  • Associate Professor of Chemistry, University of Illinois-Chicago. Laura Anderson '00, Ph.D.
  • Science Content Specialist IV, ACT Exam Institute. Greg Hanson '00, Ph.D.
  • Professor of Chemistry Education, Eastern Michigan University. Amy Flanagan Johnson '98, Ph.D.
  • Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Barnard College. Mary Sever '97, Ph.D.
  • Dean, College of Pharmacy, Washington State University. Gary Pollack '79, Ph.D.

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

  • Commercialization Manager, BASF. Aaron Thornton '06, Ph.D.
  • Project Manager, Information Technology Administration, NCAA. Geoff Ziegler '03.
  • Global Technical Account Manager, Bostik. Cory Bausch '02, Ph.D. 
  • Senior Manager of Corporate Strategy, Novelis Corporation. Robert J. Davies '00.
  • Senior Manager of Customer Experience, Cole-Parmer. Jaime Schaub Robles '98, M.B.A.
  • Vice President, Bellicum Pharmaceuticals. Joseph Senesac '92.
  • Chairman & CEO, ShortStay Global LLC. Johnson M. Kachidza '89, M.B.A. 
  • Director of Global Biological Development and Analytical Development, Bayer HealthCare. Eric Helgeson '75.

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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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