Success After Wooster

Over the past decade, approximately 50 percent of Wooster chemistry graduates entered Ph.D. programs in areas including chemistry, environmental science, biochemistry and epidemiology. Another 18 percent went on to health professional schools. Chemistry majors have been employed in chemistry-related positions at places like Merck Research Laboratories, Eli Lilly & Co., Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Agilent, and Lubrizol, to name a few. Wooster graduates also pursue careers in K-12 and higher education. Included in the listed below (indicated by an asterisk) are those students who majored in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

Fulbright Awards

  • Kirstin Holm ('17), University of Oslo, environmental chemistry research
  • Angelo Melari ('17), Styria, Austria, English teaching assistantship
  • Kevin Weeks ('86), Kassel, West Germany, environmental chemistry and public policy
  • Anne Jorgensen ('84), Hebel Gymnasium, Germany, English teaching assistantship

Graduate School

The following students attended graduate school in chemistry unless noted otherwise.

Arizona State University

  • Elana Stennett ('10), Physical Chemistry

Baylor University

  • Rachel Molé ('17), Environmental Science
  • Clare Moffett ('15), Environmental Science

Boston College

  • Paul Evans ('08)

Carnegie Mellon University

  • Bailey Bowers ('17), Chemistry
  • Meredith Schervish ('15), Center for Atmospheric Particles Studies
  • Manish Aryal* ('14), Molecular Biophysics and Structural Biology

Case Western Reserve University

  • Kristin Allan* ('16), Molecular Medicine Ph.D.
  • Ellyn Evans* ('16), Molecular Biology and Genetics
  • Jaqueline Wallat ('12), Macromolecular Engineering
  • Forrest Etheridge ('11)

Cedar Crest College

  • Cassondra Agozzino* ('11), M.S. in Forensic Science

Chapman University, Orange, CA

  • Amber Skaretka ('11), Master's degree in Food Science

Colorado State University

  • Nathan Gimble ('16)
  • John Koniarczyk ('14)
  • Megan Lazorski ('06), Inorganic Chemistry

Cornell University

  • Catherine Boyles ('17), Food Science
  • David Flannelly (’10)
  • Chantel Koechli* (’10)
  • Daniel Shai ('07), Condensed Matter Physics
  • Bryan Whiting ('06)

Creighton University

  • Robert Mayer* ('11), MBA in Finance & Investments

Dartmouth College

Duke University

  • Katherine Stencel ('11), Nicholas School of the Environment

Emory University

  • Kristen Stoltz ('09)
  • Emily Bolton ('06)

Florida State University

  • Brian Ondrusek ('07)

George Mason University

  • Kemar Reid* ('13), Computational Chemistry and Science

Georgia Tech

  • Rachel Bennett ('10)

Indiana University

  • Jonathan Butensky-Bartlett ('08)
  • Andrew Storey ('08)

Johns Hopkins University

  • Morgan Dasovich* ('16)
  • Allyson Buytendyk ('09)
  • J. Matthew Craig* ('06), School of Public Health, Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology as well as a Sc.M. in Epidemiology

Mayo Clinic

  • Allyson Palmer* ('10); M.D./Ph.D.

New York University

  • Sarah Blosser ('13)

North Carolina State University

  • Erica Shubeck* ('06)

Northwestern University, Evanston

  • Evan Hagedorm ('15), Masters in chemical engineering
  • Matthew Henke* ('11), interdepartmental program that includes chemistry, biology, physics, and engineering

The Ohio State University

  • Kimberly Carter ('16), Analytical Chemistry
  • Mary Nappi ('13)
  • Erica Villa ('13), Master's in Anatomy
  • John Bain ('11), Environmental Engineering/Chemistry
  • Bryan Albani ('10)
  • Max Mullen ('10)
  • Jared Steed ('10)
  • Neal Kline ('08)
  • Ana Azevedo* ('07), Pharmaceutics
  • Alicia Cattaneo* ('07), M.S. in Veterinary Prevention Medicine; Ph.D. in Veterinary Medicine
  • Julianne Rutt* ('06), Animal Science

Pennsylvania State University

  • Connor Hoelzel* ('16), Chemistry
  • Albert Darling ('16), Chemistry
  • Matthew Bauerle ('12)

Richard GIlder Graduate school at the american museum of natural histor

  • Elizabeth Backman ('17), double major Geology

Stanford University

  • Zachary Harvey ('14), Chemical and Systems Biology
  • Brad Palanski* ('11), Chemistry
  • Jocelyn Barker* ('08), Biochemistry
  • Logan Andrews* ('06), Biosciences

Texas A&M University

  • Helena Kondow* ('14), Biochemistry and Biophysics

University of Aberdeen, Scotland

  • Lydia Niemi ('13) Master's in Environmental Analytical Chemistry

University of Akron

  • Michael DeBord ('12)
  • Jessi Baughman ('09)
  • Natalie Barone ('06)

University of Arizona

  • Matthew Varga ('12)
  • Colleen Burkett ('06)

University of California, Davis

  • Melissa Veneck ('12), Atmospheric Sciences
  • Shannon Conley ('09), Environmental Toxicology

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, Irvine

  • Jake Polster ('17), Chemistry
  • Lauren Fleming ('14), Atmospheric Chemistry

University of California, Los Angeles

  • Leandra Forte ('17)
  • Erin Greiner ('06), Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

University of California, Riverside

  • Melissa Morgan ('13)

University of California, San Diego

  • Matthew Naticchia* ('14), Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Margaret Timmers ('07)

University of California, San Francisco

  • Peter Rohweder ('16), Chemistry and Chemical Biology

University of Cincinnati

  • Heather Hale* ('06), College of Medicine, Systems Biology and Physiology

University of Colorado, Boulder

  • Erin Fortin ('08)

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

  • Zachery Matesich ('11)
  • Kathryn Torrey* ('06), Molecular and Cellular Biology

University of Kentucky

  • Maria Holdcroft ('06), M.S. in Plant Pathology

University of Michigan

  • Rebecca Craig ('13)
  • Kaitlynn Wilson ('12)
  • Eric Sullivan* ('11), Chemical Biology
  • Natalie Walker ('06)

University of Minnesota

  • Lindsay Robinson ('17), Polymer Chemistry
  • Laura Sherer* ('17)
  • Thomas Bohl* ('13), Molecular, Cellular, and Structural Biology
  • Hai Dang Hguyen* ('06), Biochemistry

UNIVERSITY OF Oregon

  • Andrea Steiger ('14)

University of Pennsylvania

  • T.K. Jerrick To* ('17)

University of Pittsburgh

  • Trevor Horst ('16)
  • Karis Kosar* ('15), Interdisciplinary Biomedical Program
  • Michael Chido ('13)
  • Miles Batson ('12)
  • Angela Grass* ('10), Genetic Counseling Program

University of Southern California

  • Samantha Justice* ('12), Biological and Biomedical Sciences
  • Richard Giles ('07)

University of South Florida

  • Ellen Hudson Heck ('16), Ocean Chemistry

University of Tennessee, Memphis

  • Brandi Baughman ('07), integrated program in Biomedical Sciences at St. Jude Cildren's Research Hospital

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS, AUSTIN

  • Dustin Klein ('09)

UNIVERSITY OF Texas, Dallas

  • Kyle Murray ('15)

University of Texas Southwestern

  • Nicholas Lesner ('16)
  • Chelsea Stamm* ('11), Molecular Microbiology

University of Toledo

  • Nicholas Amato* ('08), Biochemistry
  • Lindsey Easthon ('07)

University of Toronto, Canada

  • Palin Chairanunt* (14), Immunology

University of Washington

  • Dena Freeman* ('04), Masters in Public Health

University of Wisconsin, Madison

  • Matthew Worth ('13)
  • Virginia Kincaid ('10), Biochemistry
  • Theodore Moore* ('09), Microbiology
  • James Ellinger* ('04)

Vanderbilt University

  • Jennifer Pilat* ('16)

Virginia Commonwealth University

  • Charles Lockhart* ('07)

Washington University

  • Roger Klein* ('11), M.D./Ph.D. dual degree program

Yale University

  • Erin Gustely* ('06), Biochemistry
  • Chikio Chan* ('03)

Youngstown State University

  • Kory George* ('14), Molecular Biology
  • John Warren ('09), M.S. program

Health Professional School

Albert Einstein College of Medicine

  • Susmit Tripathi* ('14)

Case Western Reserve University

  • Brenna Coolbaugh ('16), School of Dental Medicine (Fall 2015)
  • Shikha Dharia ('16), School of Dental Medicine
  • Jennifer Barrord ('15), School of Dental Medicine (Fall 2014)
  • Kristina Reck ('15), School of Dental Medicine (Fall 2014)
  • Danielle Spiden* ('15), School of Dental Medicine
  • Kyle Koski ('14), School of Dental Medicine
  • Curtis Lockhart ('14), School of Medicine
  • Peter Markov* ('14), School of Dental MEdicine
  • John Marshall ('14), School of Dental Medicine
  • Jiho Yang ('14), School of Dental Medicine
  • Laura German ('13), School of Dental Medicine
  • Brittany Pitrone* ('09), Frances Bolton School of Nursing (graduate entry doctoral nursing practice program)
  • Danyelle Dawes* ('08), School of Medicine
  • Warren Swegal* ('08), Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine

Central Michigan University

  • Paige Piper* ('13), School of Medicine

Cincinnati University College of Medicine

  • Mary Kate Lockhart* ('11)
  • David Thomas* ('07)

College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific Northwest, oregon

  • Lauren Buyan* ('15)

Cork School of Medicine, Ireland

  • Jessica Meek* ('16)

Eastern Virginia Medical School

  • Sarah Laper ('14)

Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine - Auburn

  • Todd Ulmer ('17)

Indiana University Medical School

  • Elise Meyers* ('09), Pediatric Oncology

Indiana University School of Dentistry at Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis

  • Emily Weitz* ('11)

Kansas City University of Medicine

  • Jacob Spano* ('14)

Kent State University

  • John Thompson* ('14), Podiatric Medicine
  • Amanda Kaschalk* ('07), Nursing

Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine

  • Jennifer Bayuk* ('03)

Michigan State University

  • Kyle Koemm ('14), College of Law

UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY

  • Maria Holdcroft ('06), M.S. in Plant Pathology

Northeast Ohio Medical University

  • Adam Will ('13)
  • Marnie Novak ('08)

Northwestern University Medical School

  • Christopher Nau* ('09)

Nova Southeastern University, Florida

  • P. Senyo Agidi* ('07)

The Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine

  • Elizabeth Wakefield* ('09), Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery

The Ohio State University

  • Michael Andes* ('16), College of Dentistry
  • Jacob Boroff ('14), College of Optometry
  • Dung Nguyen ('14), College of Pharmacy
  • Erica Skillman* ('14), College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Emily Barth* ('10)
  • Brandon Michels* ('10), College of Veterinary Medicine (Fall 2009)
  • Ryan Story* ('10), College of Medicine
  • Daniela Canache ('09), College of Dentistry
  • Lorna Johnston* ('09), College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Kelly Knapp* ('08), College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Severin Pouly* ('07), College of Medicine
  • Kathryn Wieferich ('07), College of Medicine
  • Rebecca Prada* ('06), College of Veterinary Medicine

Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine

  • Haley Rossiter ('17)
  • Elizabeth McInturf ('16)
  • Tyler Gerwig ('15)
  • Edmund Shi* ('15)
  • Nicholas Spittle* ('13)
  • Stephen Wanner* ('13)
  • Andrew Young ('13)
  • Sara Wiswell ('10)
  • Marisa McGinley* ('08)
  • Eric Panzner ('07)
  • B. Daniel Pipitone* ('06)
  • Maria Streng* ('05)

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

  • Abigail Toothman

Santa Clara Law School

  • Heather Skinner* ('16)

St. George's University, West Indies

  • Sureni Beckford* ('14), School of Veterinary Medicine
  • Juliana Anquandah* ('06),  School of Medicine

Temple University

  • Karan Melani* ('15)

University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

  • Robyn Hale* ('05)
  • Joseph Hall* ('04)
  • Virginia Miraldi* ('03)

University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine

  • Abby Szlachta ('16)

University of Pittsburgh

  • Andrew Lamade* ('13), School of Medicine
  • Emily Linville* ('13), School of Pharmacy
  • Ryan Burzese ('11), School of Dental Medicine
  • Laura West ('10), School of Medicine

University of Minnesota

  • Dylan McCreary ('16)

University of Toledo College of Medicine

  • Zachary Rotter* ('14)
  • Gretchen Lockhart ('10)
  • Andrew Rudawsky ('09)
  • Jason Bowie* ('08)

University of Waterloo

  • Marcus Liotta* ('09), School of Pharmacy

Virginia Commonwealth University

  • Austin Oberlin* ('14), School of Medicine

Wayne State University School of Medicine

  • Brittany Begres* ('13)

West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine

  • S. Andrew Ford ('11), D.O. program, Fall 2012

Employment

ABS Materials, Wooster, OH

  • Gideon Mabeny ('12)
  • Jean Quenneville ('12)
  • Aaron Yi ('12)
  • Justin Keener ('10)
  • Deanna Pickett ('10)

Aptalis Pharmatech

  • Allison Chin ('14)

Astrocamp

  • Gretchen Kallmeyer ('17)

Boston Children's Hospital

  • Andrew Greene

Boston Consulting Group, Tokyo Office

  • Yaoyin (Harune) Xu ('17)

Battelle Memorial Institute

  • Joseph Whiston ('16)

Case Western Reserve University

  • Colin Naples* ('07), Laboratory Technician

Children's Hospital, Minneapolis, MN

  • Steven Hardy ('14)

Childen's National Health System

  • Andrea DeMarsh ('16)

Cleveland Clinic

  • Gwendolyn Kuzmishin* ('16) Taussig Cancer Center
  • Zachariah Brewer* ('15), lab assistant
  • Noel Mellor ('15)
  • Sarah Haserodt* ('08), Medical Research at Lerner College of Medicine and Nursing Assistant at University Hospitals

Cornell University Weill Medical College

  • Tamutenda Chidawanyika ('08), Research Technician

Coventra

  • Kristina Schiavone ('15), technical service technician

DOW Chemical

  • Taylor Bown ('16)

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

  • Emma Wolf-Saxon ('06)

Georgia Institute of Technology

  • Joe Keeler ('08)

Harvard Medical School

  • Sreyan Chowdhury* ('14), Research Assistant
  • Daniel Montagna* ('14), Brigham and Women's Hospital

J. M. Smucker Co., Orrville, OH

  • Caitlin Popa ('11)

Johns Manville

  • Benjamin Williams ('07)

Kent Displays, Inc

  • Toni-Marie Small ('12)

Kimball Genetics

  • Joshua Graber* ('07), Laboratory Technician

Kracy Glue

  • Audrey Malosh ('06)

Kraton Polymers

  • Roland Falcon ('09)

Lubrizol

  • Eric Painting ('15)

Luna Innovations, Inc.

  • Clarissa Gage ('06)

Martel  Laboratories JDS, Inc.

  • Nathan Little ('06)

Merck & Co., Inc.

  • Juliana Anquandah* ('06)
  • Josephine Sasu-Tenkoramaa ('06)

Midwest Eyecare

  • Daniel Grangaard* ('09), Optical Assistant

Nanofilm

  • Paul Hamilton ('08)

Nestlé

  • Rachel Collins ('17)

National Institutes of Health

  • Hannah Leahy* ('07), Fellowship

NATIONAL Jewish HEALTH, Siebold Lab, Denver, CO

  • Rachelle Herrin ('15), research assistant

New York University school of medicine, department of pathology

  • Joseph David* ('15), research technician

Ohio Department of Agriculture

  • Daniel Skully ('05)

Ontario Public Service Office

  • Matthew Miller ('11), Junior Program Support Officer

The Ohio State University Medical Center

  • Andrew Rudawsky ('09), Medical Research

PPG Industries

  • Chris Chapman ('09), Team Lead Chemist in Automotive Coatings

Procter & Gamble

  • Mason Mendenhall ('15)

Promerus Electronic Materials

  • Charles Ebner ('08), Analytical and Quality Control Laboratory
  • Erica Shubeck* ('06)

Ream and Hager Laboratory

  • Kaitlin Graham ('14)

Rexahn Pharmaceuticals, Rockville, MD

  • Pamela Wales ('11)

Riverview High School, Coshocton, OH

  • Rebecca Hartsock ('10)

Ross Environmental services, Inc.

  • Jackson Fielder ('16_

Seaman Corporation

  • Alyssa Gilbert* ('15)

Square InformatiX Limited

  • Alvi Sakib* ('16)

Stemnion, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA

  • Tyler Croxall ('11)

Soprema, Inc.

  • Chelsea Kirkendall ('07)

TerraSalus

  • Alexander Anderson ('10)

The UNIVERSITY OF Chicago

  • Manish Aryal* ('14), Research Specialist

University of Maryland Medical Center

  • Rebecca Danner* ('06), Research Assistant, Biotechnology Institute

University of Rochester

  • P. Senyo Agidi* ('07), Research Technician

University of Texas Southwester Medical Center

  • Huyan Nguyen * ('16)

Valent Biosciences

  • Luke Hutchings-Goetz ('14)

VideoJet Technologies

  • Virginia Iungerich ('15), chemistry technician

Wake Forest University

  • Jala Daniel* ('05), Biomedical Research Internship

YiSheng US Biopharma

  • Kathryn Sullivan* ('13)