Recent Biology graduates have chosen a wide variety of careers after leaving Kenyon. Substantial numbers have chosen to become medical doctors, while others have chosen to combine a research career with clinical duties by opting to enter challenging M.D./Ph.D. Programs. For students who have found research and teaching to be interesting and rewarding, going to graduate programs is a popular option. Recently, increasing numbers of students have chosen to get further training in allied health professions, such as Master's in Public Health, and certification as physician's assistants.
Many students have decided to enter careers directly after graduation from Kenyon, having found exciting opportunities as research technicians in both industry and in academia. Graduating students interested in environmental careers have found positions with both conservation organizations and the government, while others have chosen to serve society by becoming teachers, or by going overseas as Peace Corps volunteers. In many cases, our graduates will enter the job market for a few years before resuming their studies and getting graduate degrees.
Here's an idea of what recent Kenyon graduates are doing:
Claire Anderson '10, a biology major, is conducting research on plant genetics on a Fulbright in Denmark.
Mark Luskus '10, a molecular biology major, is pursuing a Ph.D. at UC-Berkeley.
Clara Cooper-Mullen '09, a biology major, is on Fulbright in the Okavengo Delta in Botswana, researching wetland birds.
Pricilla Erickson '09, a molecular biology major, is pursuing a Ph.D. at UC-Berkeley.
Cari Ficken '09, a biology major, is working as a research assistant on ecosystem restoration with U.S. Geological Survey.
Leo Laub '09, a molecular biology major, is at the National Institutes of Health, as part of a special program for students who will eventually go on to graduate or medical school.
Piero Sanfilippo '09, a molecular biology major, is pursuing a Ph.D. at Sloan-Kettering.
Lexie White '09, a molecular biology major, received a postbaccalaureate intramural research training award at a National Institutes of Health Laboratory in Research Triangle Park, NC.
Sarah Holzman'08, a molecular biology major, had a research post at the National Institutes of Health after graduation and is now a medical student at Emory University School of Medicine.
Ellen Herbert '07, a biology major, worked as a research assistant at the University of San Francisco on the restoration of the San Francisco Bay Wetlands, and is now pursuing a Ph.D. at Indiana University.
Geetha Kannan '07, a molecular biology major, is pursuing a Ph.D. in cellular/molecular medicine at Johns Hopkins University.
Lisa King '07, a molecular biology major, is a medical student at Weill Cornell Medical College.
Diana Spahlinger '07, a molecular biology major, is a medical student at the University of Michigan.
Anna Zimermann '07, a biology major, received a Fulbright award to conduct research in China after graduation. She now works for the Department of the Environment for the city of San Francisco.
Christopher Heffelfinger '05, a molecular biology major, is pursuing a Ph.D. at Yale University
Blythe Philips '05, a biology major, worked for Teach for America after graduating from Kenyon. She is now pursuing a degree in veterinary medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Veterinary School.
Michael Stulberg '05, a molecular biology major, is pursuing a Ph.D. in molecular biology at Yale University.
Jeremy Lavine '04, a molecular biology major, is an MD./Ph.D. student at University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Lisa Maurer '04, a molecular biology major, is an M.D./Ph.D. student at University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Eric Ward '03, a biology major, pursuing a Ph.D. in global climate change studies at Duke University.
Amanda Nahlick '02, a biology major, earned her Ph.D. in wetland biochemistry from the Ohio State University. She is now working for the Environmental Protection Agency's environmental effects research lab in Corvallis, Oregon.