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In this series, Yale GSAS and postdoctoral alums describe their path to a fulfilling non-faculty career and how their Yale PhD has contributed to their success. Check back regularly for updates to this series!


GSAS & Postdoc Alum Spotlight: Humanities and Social Sciences

Name Masters/PhD/Postdoc Discipline Position Organization
George Camp 1967 Sociology President, Excecutive Director Criminal Justice Insitute, Association of State Correctional Administrators
Craig Harwood 2002 Music Theory Director Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
Andrew Cohen 2017 Sociology Advertising Strategist Phenomenon
Ariel Bardi 2010 Comparative Literature  Journalist  
Lauren J. Bierbaum 2008 American Studies  Senior Research Analyst Stanford University
Peter Blodgett 2007 History  Curator Huntington Library
Nancy Brune 2006 Political Science  Executive Director Kenny Guinn Center for Policy Priorities
Dina Dommett 1993 Italian  Director of Student & Programme Services Oxford Saïd Business School
Emily Early 2011 Anthropology Associate Curator Arizona Museum of Natural History
Leigh Harris 1998 English Literature Associate Director of UCLA Writing Programs UCLA
Marshal Grant 1990 Medieval Studies Trusts & Estates Attorney  
Valerie Hotchkiss 1990 Medieval Studies University Librarian Vanderbilt University
Dustin Hooten 2015 French Literature Software Engineer CA Technologies
Robert Lagueux 2004 Music History Dean for Faculty Development Berklee College of Music
Jeff Mankoff 2006 History Senior Fellow Center for Strategic and International Studies
John Marciari 2000 History Curator Morgan Library & Museum
Molly Martinez 2008 Sociology Senior Administrator Judson Memorial Church
Heather O'Donnell 2000 English Owner Honey & Wax Booksellers
Peter Passell 1970 Economics Senior Fellow Mlken Institute
Andrew Richter 1979 Sociology Founder and President Richter Associates
Joel Rosenthal 1988 American Studies President Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs
Michael Rubin 1999 History Resident Scholar American Enterprise Institute
Suzanne Karr Schmidt 2006 History of Art Curator Newberry Library
Colleen Shogan 2002 Political Science Deputy Director Library of Congress
James Shulman 1993 Renaissance Studies Senior Fellow Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Sarah LeBaron von Baeyer 2016 Anthropology Consultant Red Associates
Michael Zimm 2016 Classics Creative Strategist Digital Surgeons
Erin Burke 2017 Biological Anthropology Researcher and Clinical Operator Modern Fertility

GSAS & Postdoc Alum Spotlight: STEM

Name Masters/PhD/Postdoc Discipline Position Organization
Alyssa Siefert 2015 Biomedical Engineering Clinical Data Analyst Foresite Capital
Erling Donnelly 2005 Pharmacology Oncology Lead, Sweden & Finland Pfizer
Brandon Holtrup 2018 Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology Life Science Specialist A global management consulting firm
Anne Bauer 2008 Physics Lead Data Scientist The New York Times
Hannah Gould 2018 Epidemiology of Microbial Disease Assistant Commissioner Bureau of Epidemiology Services at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Meghan Campbell 2014 Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry Scientist Alkahest
Jeremy Cushman 2018 Physics Software Engineer Optimus Ride
Andy Chen 2014 Molecular, Cellular and Development Biology Assistant Vice President, Senior Research Associate AB Bernstein
Joey Schmitt 2017 Astronomy Presidential Management Fellow US Air Force
Melanie Kay Parker 2012 Geology & Geophysics Senior Scientist & Manager AIR Worldwide
Stefan Phillipe Avey 2017 Computational Biology & Bioinformatics Senior Statistician The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson
Boris Albers 2008 Engineering and Applied Science Consultant Russell Reynolds Associates
Meisha Bynoe 2010 Microbiology Director of Customer Services & Business Operations Philips Healthcare Canada
Michael Fiedler 2001 Cell Biology Scientific Director Infusion Medical Communications
Joe Franklin 2010 Cell Biology Associate Director for Policy US Food and Drug Administration
Stacey Hero 2010 Biomedical Engineering Strategy Consultant L.E.K Consulting
Glen Hickey 1974 Physics Consultant  
Ella Hinson 2009 Biology & Biomedical Sciences Senior Editor Cell Host & Microbe
Amy Hodge 1999 Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry Science Data Librarian Stanford University
Tom Magaldi 2012 Genetics Manager, Office of Career & Professional Development Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Ian Simon 2008 Biology & Biomedical Sciences Analyst IDA Science and Technology Policy Institute
Glenn Storrs 1986 Geology and Geophysics Curator Cincinnati Museum Center
Bryan Woods 2005 Geology and Geophysics Data Scientist and Software Engineer HERE Technologies
Nathan Yardley 2012 Molecular, Cellular and Development Biology Medical Writer Ashfield Healthcare Communications

International GSAS & Postdoc Alum Spotlight

Name Masters/PhD/Postdoc Discipline Position Organization
Claudia Portogallo 2017 Classics and Renaissance Studies Mentor and Teacher Sankt Afra
Huiting Chan 2006 International & Development Economics Associate Director Standard Chartered Bank
Florian Carle 2016 Applied Science Manager Yale Quantum Institute
Jessie Li 2014 Statistics Data Scientist Facebook
Shufeng Ren 2016 Electrical Engineering Strategy Manager Tencent (China)
Xianglong Zhu 2016 Genetics Associate Consultant Adivo Associates
Marina Udier 2004 Chemistry Chief Operating Officer NousCom
Xin Yan 2017 Chemistry Research Scientist Merck Research Laboratories
Yaping Cheng 2015 Forestry & Environmental Studies Industry Analyst GE Appliances' Silicon Valley Innovation Center
Peng Zhong 2013  Microbiology Associate Director / Innovation program leader Corporate Innovation at Bayer