After Lewis & Clark

Some chemistry graduates work at companies such as Nike, Schrödinger, Intel, and FEI. Others pursue advanced degrees with the goal of becoming high school teachers or practicing medicine, dentistry, or pharmacy. Many go on to graduate school in chemistry, chemical engineering, or biochemistry, and some receive competitive fellowships from the National Science Foundation, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and the Hertz Foundation to pursue these studies. Some examples:

  • Molly Lyon ’15: chemist II in the Environmental Remediation Department at AECOM, an engineering firm in Austin, Texas
  • Hibaq Adan ’15: earned an MAT from Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling, teaching high school chemistry at Sunset High School in Beaverton, Oregon
  • Ella Dawley ’14: manufacturing technician at Intel in Hillsboro, Oregon
  • Devon Baker ’11: earned an MD from the University of Arizona; resident in internal medicine at the University of Utah
  • Irena (Bierzynski) Wise ’11: head brewer at Wyndridge Farm in Dallastown, Pennsylvania
  • Jeffrey Carman ’10: earned a master’s degree in public health from The George Washington University; works as an environment health specialist
  • Eric Muroaka ’08: earned DMD from OHSU; dentist in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Justine Hanlon ’06:  earned an MBA from George Fox University; currently a market manager for flexible packaging at H.B. Fuller, an adhesives manufacturer
  • Angela Blum ’05:  earned a PhD in chemistry from Cal Tech; assistant professor of chemistry at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York
  • Laura (Whelan) Stratton ’05:  earned a PhD in chemistry, University of Arizona; director of science and technology at Polymer Chemistry Innovations, Inc.

Calling all chemistry alumni! What have you been up to since graduation? Start an interesting job? Discover a hidden talent? Used your liberal arts experience and degree to better the world? Adopt a cat? We’d love to know!