What do our graduates do?

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!

  • Chemistry and Biochemistry Majors Graduation 2015

  • Congratulations to the chemistry and biochemistry majors who received awards at Convocation 2013! Back Row: David Spivey '14, Phelan Shea '13, Rachel Mann '14, Eliza Stever '14, Kat Flanagan '13, William Schiff '13 Front Row: Amber DiLoreto '14; Qingyao Li '14, Jeff Bessen '13

  • Chemistry Department Class of 2012 and Faculty: Seated: Pam Douglass, Abby Bickford, Amanda Lee, Randi Turner, Noah Robinson, Kirkbride Loya Standing: Stephanie Fussell, Esther Gibbs, Ruquia Ahmed-Schofield, Scott Sibley, Judy Levine, Lisa Taylor, Liz vonEnde, Phuong Tran-Nguyen, Becca Smith, Kyle Williams, George Greco, Kevin Schultz

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)

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 '81Ph.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