Life After Graduation

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 A bachelor's degree in biology is good preparation for medical or medicine-related schools or for graduate work. Many biology majors choose employment immediately after graduation, building careers as laboratory technologists, naturalists, teachers, museum and zoo curators, governmental agricultural experts, environmental consultants, science writers or editors, science photographers, science librarians and sales people in pharmaceutical, biomedical supplies or laboratory equipment.


Recent graduate Jordan Cockfield at Stetson Showcase 2016

 You will find Stetson biology alumni in a wide variety of professions:

Some of our 2016 graduates:

  • Anja Erwin (University of Florida) and Kelsey McCurdy (University of Florida) are attending dental school.
  • Eduardo Lopez (University of Puerto Rico), Shelby Curren (Lake Eric College of Osteopathic Medicine), Khaled Eldeeb (L.E.C.O.M.), and Ricardo Vallejo (Universidad Central del Caribe) are attending medical school.
  • Stetson DeMartino (Temple University), and Sara Davidovich (Kent State) are attending podiatry school.
  • Whitney Meyers (Duke University) is attending nursing school.
  • Nikolette Birky (Lincoln Memorial University), Jane Ketcham (St. George's University) and Arianna Hall (University of Sydney) are attending vet school.
  • Dani Barnes (Jacksonville University - marine science) and Ciera McCoy (Kansas City University - bioethics) are working on their master's degrees.
  • Jordan Cockfield (Notre Dame - biomedical science) is working on her Ph.D.

Some other alumni:

  • Mallory Edge, '15, completed a master's program in analytics and is now a sr. associate analytical systems Eegineer for S.A.S.
  • Jennifer Cherry, '15, is a science teacher in Volusia County public schools.
  • Aykhan Alibayli, '15, is enrolled in Yale School of public health.
  • Vanessa Rubio, '14, received a Ph.D. program in chemistry from the University of Florida.
  • Cassandra Pitcher, '14, is enrolled in medical school at the Ross University School of Medicine.
  • Nanda Aung, '14, is enrolled in a Ph.D. program in molecular and cell biology at Georgia Tech.
  • Christian Marr, '13, completed a master's degree in marine science at the University of South Florida.
  • Jeffrey Klotz, '13, completed a master’s program at the Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto.
  • Brittany Bible, '13, is enrolled in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Lincoln Memorial University.
  • Rachael Peck, '12, is a lead diet technician at Phoenix Zoo in Arizona.
  • Janine Lloyd, '12, is enrolled in grad school public health at the University of Glasgow.
  • Courtney Gardner, '11, received a Ph.D. in microbiology at Duke University.
  • Trevor Tobin, '11, was a medical student at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences.
  • Misti Camelin, '10, is a medical laboratory scientist at Bert Fish Medical Center.
  • Arroyo, Ashlie, '09, is a chemist at Product Quest and completed molecular biology and microbiology at the University of Central Florida.
  • Steve Deyrup, '01, received a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Iowa and is presently a postdoctoral researcher at Cornell University.
  • Kristin Wildeboer, '00, received a Ph.D. in neuroscience at the University of Florida and is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Colorado.
  • Joseph Cheatwood, '98, received a Ph.D. in physiological sciences (neuroscience) from the University of Florida, and is currently a postdoctoral fellow at Loyola University in Chicago.
  • Bryan Hains, '95, received a Ph.D. in neurobiology, University of Texas, currently a research assistant professor at Yale University.
  • Melissa Pilgrim, '93, is an assistant professor of biology at the University of South Carolina - Upstate.