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Making a Career Transition Workshop

Thinking about a career transition can be a daunting and challenging experience. Changing careers is a process and the results are not always immediate. This presentation will outline steps that you can take and prepare for that will help set you up for success.

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In this series, Yale GSAS and postdoctoral alumni 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!

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GSAS & Postdoc Alumni Spotlight:  Humanities and Social Science PhDs

Name Masters/PhD/Postdoc Discipline Position Organization
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 & Postdo Alumni Spotlight: STEM PhDs

Name Masters/PhD/Postdoc Discipline Position Organization
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 Communicatio

International GSAS & Postdoc Alumni Spotlight

Name Masters/PhD/Postdoc Discipline Position Organization
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