Oh, the Places You’ll Go – Alum Spotlights

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Business Profiles

Ryan Tillotson

Ryan Tillotson

Major: Computer Science

Year of Graduation: 2014

I am a Software Engineer on the Google Education team. I build software that helps make teaching easier for instructors and learning easier for students.  Read More

Communication & Arts Profiles

Mallory Heinz Ledet

Mallory Heinz Ledet

Majors: Art

Year of Graduation: 2011

As a communicator for Epcot at The Walt Disney World Resort, I am focused on providing timely and easy-to-consume information to the cast members at Epcot. Read More


Education Profiles

Marco Lanz

Marco Lanz

Major: Political Science

Year of Graduation: 2005

Unique to the University of Minnesota system, my dual role is responsible for building UMR's alumni and development programs from the ground up. This means establishing a network to connect and serve UMR's seven graduated classes of some 750 alumni; on the development side, to create a sustainable program for individual philanthropic support of UMR and establish public-private partnerships within the health and life sciences industry of which UMR students specialize in academically.  Read More

Environmental & Science Profiles

Mary Sweet

Mary Sweet

Major: Biology & Hispanic Studies

Year of Graduation: 2013

I’m a bioinformatics scientist at a fertility clinic and work with both the research and clinical genetics teams. I combine biology, genetics, statistics, and computer science to better understand and interpret the human genome, specifically addressing fertility-related issues from both a research standpoint and a clinical one. I work on various projects analyzing all types of genetic and genomic data to better understand the causes of infertility and to help make treatments more effective. Read More

  

Global Profiles

Paidamoyo Chikate

Paidamoyo Chikate

Major: Gender Studies & English Literature

Year of Graduation: 2013

I think one of the most important things I did to lead me to where I am now was when I found an interest, I ran with it and tried to enlist myself as a protégé to professors and professionals in my field of interest. I came to OSF after one of my mentors mentioned that he thought I would grow here and really begin building my career in the international arena with a focus on gender equality. I applied for a position and after an extensive application process, was offered the position. Read More

Government Profiles

Barbara Wagner

Barbara Wagner

Major: Political Science & Economics

Year of Graduation: 2001

In this position, I provide the public, public officials, and the media with information on the Montana economy.  I also generate employment projections by industry and occupation, research different aspects of the labor market, present to various groups on the Montana economy, and provide other economic research as requestedRead More

 

Health & Medical Profiles

Kaleigh Mikolichek

Kaleigh Mikolichek

Major: Biology

Graduation Year: 2019

As a pharmacy student, I split my time between coursework and rotations at various pharmacies. During my rotations, I work with many different pharmacists at a variety of locations.  This exposure has helped me determine which aspects of each position I enjoy and which I don’t like. It will also help me narrow down what type of pharmacist I will become. I am also required to volunteer in the community to learn about the people in the community. I volunteer in a free clinic for the homeless population in Madison. Read More

Law Profiles

Jocelyn Sullivan

Jocelyn Sullivan

 Major(s): Theater

Graduation Year: 2012

I am a military attorney for the Air Force currently stationed at Cannon Air Force Base in New Mexico.  I prosecute members of the Air Force who violate the Uniform Code of Military Justice (military laws), and I advise commanders on disciplinary matters. As a Judge Advocate, I prosecute everything from failing to obey an order to sexual assault and drug cases. I also help military members who need assistance with various legal issues such as writing wills or issues with landlords. Read More

 

Non-Profit & Human Services Profiles

Bridget Cummings

Bridget Cummings

Major(s): Political Science

Year of Graduation: 2015

I currently work at the Obama Foundation as a Manager in the Office of the Foundation President. Our office manages the Foundation’s day-to-day operations, helping to implement the organization’s overall strategic goals and vision. Read More

Recreation & Sports Profiles

Grace Vaughan

Grace Vaughan

Major(s): Nutrition-Dietetics

Year of Graduation: 2016

Personal Trainers with Discover Strength are backed by a four-year degree in exercise science, kinesiology, or a related field. We have accreditations from ACSM or ACE and are certified exercise specialists. Strength training is the only modality of exercise that is administered in Discover Strength studios. Read More