Students who earn a degree in chemistry from Goucher College are extremely well prepared for advanced study and employment.  By perusing the list below, you can get a sense of the schools from which our graduates receive advanced degrees, and the range of activities that they are engaged in.  We are very proud of all of our graduates! 


Attention Alumni:  If you don't see yourself on the list below and you would like to be included, please e-mail an update to George Greco (ggreco@goucher.edu)

Chemistry Alumni Earning an advanced degree in the Health Professions

Annette Perez-Delboy '91

M.D. Universidad Central del Caribe School of Medicine Bayamon, PR

Assistant Clinical Professor, Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center

Judy Yu '93

D.M.D. Temple University School of Dentistry

Dentist, Dental FX, Pasadena, MD

Amanda King Mason '01

M.D/Ph.D. 2008 University of Maryland


Chris Deibert, '03

M.D. 2010, University of Pittsburgh

Neurosurgery Resident, University of Pittsburgh

 
Elizabeth Lechner '04

M.D. 2008, University of Maryland

Fellow, Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine, University of Pittsburgh

 
Kevin Brady '05

Pharm.D, 2009, University of Maryland,

Clinical Pharmacist, University of Southern California Medical Center

 
Josh Grant '05

D.O. Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

Internal Medicine Resident, Hahnemann University Hospital, Philadelphia PA


Justin Bakhshai '07

PharmD., MBA, 2011, University of Maryland

Medical Liaison, US Managed Markets at Novo Nordisk

 
Marisa Long Gossweiler '07, Physician

D.O. 2011, New York College of Osteopathic Medicine

 
Daniel Stein '07, Physician

M.D. 2012, University of Minnesota


Sarah Haque, '08, Physician

D.O. 2012, New York College of Osteopathic Medicine

 

Chemistry Alumni earning a Ph.D.

Judy Britz '72

Ph.D. 1979, Immunology and Microbiology, Stanford University School of Medicine

Executive Director, Biotechnology at Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development




Ruquia Ahmed-Schofield '81

Ph.D. 1986, University of Maryland

Associate Professor of Chemistry, Goucher College

 

Edward "Teddy" Zartler '92

Ph.D. 1998, University of Pennsylvania

President and CSO at Quantum Tessera Consulting (formerly at Eli Lilly and Merck)

Ivan Baxter'96

Ph.D. 2000, The Scripps Research Institute

Systems/Computational Biologist at Donald Danforth Plant Science Center St. Louis MO

Oskar Vafek '97

Ph.D. in Physics, 2003, Johns Hopkins University

Associate Professor of Physics, Florida State University

 

Michael Leonard '98

Ph.D. 2003, University of Pennsylvania

Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Chemistry, Washington and Jefferson College

 

David St. Jean '99

Ph.D. 2004, University of Pennsylvania

Principal Scientist, Amgen Pharmaceuticals

 

Pam Crum Douglass '01

Ph.D. 2006, University of Virginia

Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Goucher College

 

Kristin Mutolo Martinez '02

Ph.D. 2008, University of Southern California

Engineer - Intel - Phoenix, AZ

 

Jessica Parr '02

Ph.D. 2007, University of Southern California

Teaching Assistant Professor, USC Chemistry

 

Jennifer McCulley '03

Ph.D. 2010, Duke University School of Medicine

Senior Science Writer, The Scientific Consulting Group, Inc.Gaithersburg, MD

 

Rajan Pragani '03

Ph.D. 2008 University of Michigan/Scripps Florida

Staff Scientist

NIH Center for Translational Therapeutics, Rockville, MD

 

Jason Hill '03

Ph.D. 2011, University of Massachusetts

Advanced Biosystems Specialist at Nikon Instruments Inc.

 

Sara Quaytman Machleder '04

Ph.D. 2010, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Teacher, Bard High School Early College, Queens NY

 

Kat Dawson '05

Ph.D. 2011, Geosciences and Biogeochemistry, Penn State

PSARC postdoctoral researcher (PSU/Caltech/UCLA)

 

Lauren Woodard '05

Ph.D. 2010, The Johns Hopkins University

Postdoctoral Fellow, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

 

Robyn Eisert '06

Ph.D. 2011, University of North Carolina

Postdoctoral Fellow, Tufts University

 

Lisa Gulian '07

Ph.D. 2012, University of California, Santa Barbara

Mellon Fellow in Museum Conservation Science

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

 

Amanda Worthy '07

Ph.D. 2012, Boston College

Postdoc - Northwestern University

 

 

Chemistry Alumni who are Secondary School Teachers

Tom Kozikowski '01

Physics and Environmental Science Teacher

Mountain Ridge High School, Frostburg, MD

 

Jennie Towner '04

 

Kristina Hadlich Gillmeister '05

Glen Burnie High School, Glen Burnie MD

Project Director, Connect4Learning, Early Childhood Math Lab, State University of New York at Buffalo

Advanced Studies and Programs Special Assistant, Anne Arundel County Public Schools

 

Abby Bickford, '12

Baltimore City Public Schools (Teach for America)

 

Noah Robinson '12

Baltimore City Public Schools (Teach for America)

 

Becca Smith '12

Chantilly High School, Fairfax VA

 

Chemistry Alumni Employed in Industry


Jordan Muenchow Sworen '05, DuPont


Caroline Burmester '06, Cambridge Isotope Labs, Andover, MA


Matthew Kier '06, Cambridge Isotope Labs, Andover, MA


Lisa Hollander '07, DuPont


Hillary Merrill '11, DuPont


Kyle Williams '12, DuPont


Phuong Tran-Nguyen '12, BioReliance, Rockville, MD


Mark Renehan '12, Xceleron, Inc., Germantown, MD

 

Research Technicians in Academic/Biomedical Labs


Aaron Daniel Pinnola '04

Epigenetics and Progenitor Cells Program Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA

 

Candace Crasto '08

Johns Hopkins Eye Institute

 

Randi Turner '12

Johns Hopkins Eye Institute

 

Other Careers

Shane Riley '01, Attorney

 
Saira Haider, '05

Attorney (Intellectual Property and Patent Litigation)

Axinn, Veltrop, Harkrider LLP, New York, NY

 

Brittany Gleason '05

Healthcare Research Manager at Gerson Lehrman Group, Austin TX

 

Katrina Sosinsky '06

Laboratory Manager, Catholic University of America, Washington, DC

 

Liseda Felau, '07

Research Program Coordinator, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

 

Anna Pagonakis, '07

Patent Examiner, US Patent and Trademark Office

 

Margaret Egiziaco '08

Founder and President, FlowerMEevents

 

Mary Cadwallendar, '11

Peace Corps, Senegal - Sustainable Agriculture Volunteer

 


Chemistry Alumni Currently Enrolled in Graduate or Professional School

Kristina Hadlich Gillmeister '05

Science Education Ph.D. Program

State University of New York at Buffalo

 

Chris Eginton '07

Ph.D. Program in Biophysical chemistry

University of Maryland

 

Martha Beckwith '08

Ph.D. Program in Chemistry

Cornell University

 

Geraldine Echebiri '08

Ph.D. Program in Physical Chemistry

University of Maryland

 

Anna Leychenko '08

Ph.D. Program in Biochemistry

University of Hawaii

 

Christopher Blair '09

Pharm.D. Program

The Ohio State University

 

Jared Dropkin '09

Medical Student

University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine

 

Mikel Holley '09

Pharm.D. Program

University of Maryland

 

Michael Rauch '09

Dental Student

Tufts University School of Dentistry

 

Julian Rees '09

Ph.D. Program in Chemistry

University of Washington

 

Evan Collins '10

Ph.D. Program in Chemistry

The Johns Hopkins University

 

Amanda LeSueur '10

Ph.D. Program in Chemistry

Indiana University

 

Ann Ploskonka '11

Ph.D. Program in Chemistry

University of Delaware

 

Ben Spangler '11

Ph.D. Program in Chemistry and Chemical Biology

University of California, San Francisco

 

Amanda Lee '12

Ph.D. Program in Chemistry and Biochemistry

University of Maryland