BCMB Alumni

BCMB alumni often move directly into applying their knowledge of biochemistry and molecular biology by working in academic research laboratories or in the biotech sector. Other alums elect to initially work in service organizations such as AmericCorps and the Peace Corps. Most of our BCMB alumni pursue graduate education in medicine, public health and the molecular life sciences after graduation. Here are some recent examples:

  • Helen Ippolito ’18 – is a Data Extraction Analyst for Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington
  • Jackson Thein ’18 – earned a Master of Public Health at the University of Edinburgh and is a Legislative Correspondent at the United States Senate
  • Mehtab Sal ’17 – is a MD candidate at Oregon Health Science University School of Medicine
  • Ben Considine ’16 – earned a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering and is a software engineer at Dynamic Graphics
  • Grace Mehlhaff ’16 – served in the Peace Corps in Namibia and is now a Title One Educational Assistant
  • Holly Thomson ’16 – is a MD candidate at Mayo Clinic School of Medicine
  • Olivia Foster Rhoades ’15 – was awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship and is a PhD candidate in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences Program at Harvard University
  • Audrey Smith ’15 – is an Outreach Program Coordinator for the Food Innovation Center of Oregon State University
  • Ashley Ermann ’14 – earned a Master of Science in Microbiology and Immunology at Tulane University and a MD at Oregon Health Science University School of Medicine and is a pediatric resident at Phoenix Children’s Hospital
  • Leah Weston ’14 – earned a Masters of Public Health at the Bloomberg School of Public Health John Hopkins University and is a MD candidate at John Hopkins School of Medicine
  • Taylor Murphy ’13 – is a Senior Project Management Associate at Gilead Sciences
  • Chris Ritchie ’13 – is a PhD candidate in the Department of Biochemistry at Stanford University
  • Jennifer Mullins ’12 – earned a Master of Health Administration at the University of Washington and is a Health Center Administrator at Sea Mar Community Health Centers
  • Raymond Terhune ’12 – earned a Masters in Life Sciences from Kyoto University and is a Communications Officer for the Office of Global Communication, Kyoto University
  • Alex Simon ’11 – earned a PhD in Neurobiology at Harvard University and is a MBA candidate at Harvard University
  • Laura Martin ’11 – earned a Doctor of Physical Therapy at Washington University School of Medicine and is a physical therapist
  • Terra Schaetzel-Hill ’10 – earned a MD at Albert Medical School at Brown University and is an internal medicine specialist
  • Issac Holeman ’09 – earned a Master of Philosophy in Sociology, and a PhD in Innovation, Strategy and Organization Studies from University of Cambridge and is now a Clinical Assistant Professor of Global Health, University of Washington and the Cofounder and Research Lead Medic Mobile