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 (

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