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Esther Penick

Associate Professor of Biology; Chair of Neuroscience

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999



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Many Knox neuroscience majors embark on successful careers upon completion of their undergraduate degree.

Some are pursuing their education...

  • Ph.D. Candidate in Neuroscience, University of Iowa. Katerina Sosa '18.
  • Graduate Student, St. George’s University School of Medicine. Elena Angueira-Bosch '18.
  • Graduate Student, George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences. Abigail Neuhauser '17, Neuroscience Major.
  • Graduate Student in Neuroscience, University of Illinois at Urbana. Coltan Parker '16.
  • Ph.D. Candidate in Psychology, University of California, San Diego. Andy Arnold ‘08, Neuroscience Major.

Some go into medicine...

  • Counselor, Autism Society of Minnesota. Aled Hertel '16.
  • Paramedic, Galesburg Hospitals Ambulance. Veronika Bozek '15.
  • Resident, University of Virginia School of Medicine. Catherine Ray '08, Neurology Major. Charlottesville, Virginia.
  • Pediatric Physical Therapist, Building Bridges Therapy. Sumi Chatani '00, Biopsychology Major. Cumming, Georgia. 
  • Neurosurgeon, Colorado Springs Neurological Associates. Ronnie Hammers '99, Biology-Psychology Independent Major. Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Some go into education...

  • Assistant Professor, Tennessee Technological University. Nicole Henniger '10, Neuroscience Major.
  • Psychology Faculty, Sarah Lawrence College. Kim Ferguson '02, Developmental Psychology Major. Bronxville, New York.
  • Assistant Professor in Visual Cognition and Computational Neuroscience, and Director of Neuroscience Program, Christopher Newport University. Noah Schwartz '98, Psychology Major. Newport News, Virginia.
  • Associate Professor of Neuroscience and  Director of Health Sciences Program, DePaul University. Dorothy Kozlowski '90, Psychology Major. Chicago, Illinois.

And some have found success in other fields...

  • Manager, Data Science & Analytics, SapientRazorfish. Nicholas Fasolt '09, Neuroscience Major.
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Institut du Cerveau et de la Moelle Épinière. Andrew Prendergast '07, Psychology and Biology Double Major.
  • Associate Manager, Consumer Insights, Marketing, Ocean Spray Cranberries. Stacie Miller '03, Psychology Major.
  • Chief Engineer/Co-Founder, Quorum AI. Noah Sandstrom '94, Psychology Major.

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Printed on Thursday, April 25, 2024