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 (

Medical Doctors

Janice Gabrilove '73

M.D. Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY

James F. Holland Professor of Medicine and Oncological Sciences, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY

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

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

Josh Grant '05

D.O. Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

Internal Medicine Resident, Hahnemann University Hospital, Philadelphia PA

Marisa Long Gossweiler '07

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

Physician, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA

Daniel Stein '07

M.D. 2012, University of Minnesota

Resident, Providence St. Peter Family Medicine, Olympia, WA

Sarah Haque, '08

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

Resident, Ohio State University

Jared Dropkin '09

D.O. 2014, University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine

Resident, Family Medicine/NMM, Southampton Hospital, NY


Linda Himmelberger '74

D.M.D Universty of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine

Dentist, Devon Dental Services, Devon PA

Judy Yu '93

D.M.D. Temple University School of Dentistry

Dentist, Dental FX, Pasadena, MD


Kevin Brady '05

Pharm.D, 2009, University of Maryland,

Clinical Pharmacist, University of Southern California Medical Center

Justin Bakhshai '07

PharmD., MBA, 2011, University of Maryland

Medical Liaison, US Managed Markets at Novo Nordisk

Christopher Blair '09

Pharm.D., 2013, The Ohio State University

Clinical Pharmacist, Express Scripts (Columbus, OH)

Mikel Holley '09

Pharm.D. 2014,  University of Maryland

Walgreens Pharmacy

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

Michael Hyland '00

Ph.D. 2012, University of Connecticut

Major, United States Air Force

Deputy Chief, Energetic Materials Branch Air Force Research Labs (AFRL) Eglin AFB, FL.

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

Chemist, Food and Drug Administration

Robyn Eisert '06

Ph.D. 2011, University of North Carolina

Scientist II, Neon Therapeutics, Cambridge MA

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 Dombrowski '07

Ph.D. 2012, Boston College

Senior Scientist, AbbVie

Chris Eginton '07

Ph.D., 2015, University of Maryland College Park

Education & Medical Research Sales Representative at VWR International

Martha Beckwith '08

Ph.D. 2013, Cornell University

Postdoc, Shock Physics Group, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA

Geraldine Echebiri '08

Ph.D. 2014, Physical Chemistry, University of Maryland College Park

Lecturer in Chemistry, Wellesley College

Ben Spangler '11

Ph.D., 2015, University of California, San Francisco

Postdoc, Novartis Institute for Biomedical Research,

Amanda Lee '12

Ph.D., 2016,  University of Maryland, College Park

Postdoc, University of Illinois at Chicago


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

Mark Renehan '12

Long Reach High School, Howard County, MD

Becca Smith '12

Chantilly High School, Fairfax VA

Kat Flanagan '13 (Biochemistry)

English Teacher, Gunma, Japan

Anneke Ossorio '15

Chemistry Teacher, Fort Worth TX


Chemistry Alumni Employed in Industry

Jordan Muenchow Sworen '05, DuPont, Wilminton DE

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

Katrina Sosinsky '06, Sr. Chemist, Reagent Production and Supply, Quest Diagnostics, Chantilly, VA

Hillary Merrill '11, DuPont

Kyle Williams '12, Engineering Program Manager, Box

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

Ben Udelson '12, Genentech, South San Francisco, CA

Chemistry Alumni Employed in Government Labs

Hilary Griffiths '04, Massachusetts State Police Crime Lab

Jeffrey Lamb '07, Drug Enforcement Administration, Mid Atlantic Lab, Largo, MD

Lisa Hollander Darby '07, NIST (Health, Safety and Environmental group)

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

Eliza Stever '13

Research Technologist, Center for Inherited Disease Research

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

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

Sales Coordinator at Numira, Salt Lake City, UT


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

Program Specialist, Environmental Facilities

Westchester County, NY Government


Mary Cadwallendar, '11

Peace Corps, Senegal - Sustainable Agriculture Volunteer

Sarah Pardus '14

Campaign Manager, DataXu

Alycia Johnston '15

Residence Hall Director, Quinnipiac University


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

Matt Kier '06

Ph.D. Program in Chemistry

Dartmouth College

Anna Leychenko '08

Ph.D. Program in Biochemistry

University of Hawaii


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

Dien Nguyen '11

Medical Student

Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine

Noah Robinson, '12

Ph.D. Program in Chemistry

University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Randi Turner '12

Ph.D. Program in Biology

University of Maryland, College Park

Jeff Bessen '13

Ph.D. Program in Chemistry and Chemical Biology

Harvard University

Melanie Ehudin '13

Ph.D. Program in Chemistry

The Johns Hopkins University

Jaclyn Kellon '13

Ph.D. Program in Chemistry

University of Oregon

Edward Kirkbride Loya '13

Ph.D. Program in Chemistry

University of Kentucky

William Schiff '13

Ph.D. Program in Biochemistry & Biophysics

Brandeis University

Phelan Shea, '13

Medical Student

University of Maryland

Ryan Bram '14

Medical Student

Drexel University

Rachel Mann '14

Medical Student

University of Michigan

Qingyao Li '14 (Biochemistry)

M.S. program in Biostatistics

Harvard School of Public Health

Marie McConville '15

Ph.D. Program in Chemistry

Tulane University

Devon Tate '15

Masters program in Nutrition Science and Policy

Tufts University

Emily Timothy '16

Ph.D. Program in Physical Chemistry

New York University

Carolina Mejia Pena '16

Ph.D. Program in Biochemistry

Brown University

Demie Huffman '16

Masters Program in Environmental Science and Policy

The Ohio State University