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:

  • Ryan Hayes ’20 and Jordan Gonzalez ’21: entered PhD programs in nuclear engineering and chemistry at the University of California-Berkeley and the University of California-Los Angeles, respectively
  • Eric Sauer ’18: Applications Engineering Technician, MKS Instruments in Portland, Oregon
  • Kat Loeffler ’17: earned a master’s in public health from University of Oklahoma and is now enrolled in medical school at the University of Oklahoma
  • Molly Lyon ’15: Natural Resources Specialist, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality in Austin, Texas
  • Frances Warden ’20: analytical radiochemist, ACZ Laboratories in Steamboat Springs, Colorado
  • Nat Richman ’19 and Hibaq Adan ’15: earned master’s degrees in teaching from the Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling; both are teaching high school science—Nat at Waldport High School in Waldport, Oregon, and Hibaq at Sunset High School in Beaverton, Oregon
  • Madison Ames ’20: earned a master’s degree from the University of Oregon; senior associate scientist, Pfizer Vaccine Research and Development in the New York City area

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!