Graduates of the Biology department also work in various fields, including but not limited to:
- Health Care
- Environmental management and conservation
- Politics and policy
- Business and industry
- Science writing and communication
Nathan Crowe ’03
Well, it turns out you can eventually teach history (of science) with a biology degree from St. Mary’s!
Working for the US Dept. of Health and Human Services in public health (went on to get an MPH after Peace Corps) for the National Health Service Corps. Loved all my profs at SMC and totally felt prepared for grad school and beyond.
I am currently a 2nd-year Ph.D. student in Environmental Health Sciences (doing infectious disease stuff) at Emory University in Atlanta. Graduated from SMCM in 2006, and since then, I’ve gotten an MPH in Epidemiology from GW and worked for a few years at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as a global health analyst (focusing on Sub-Saharan Africa). I felt that I had a leg-up in grad school with an SMCM Biology education. I’ll never forget Dr. Byrd , Dr. Coughlin and Dr. Myerowitz- they all played a huge role in developing my research interests and career goals!
I’m a 2nd year PhD student at UNC Chapel Hill in the Microbiology and Immunology department studying Mycobacterium tuberculosis. I LOVED being a bio major at St. Mary’s- Dr. Jeffrey Byrd, Dr. Samantha Elliott, Dr. Jordan Price, Dr. Bob Paul, Elaine, Tom and everyone else in the department are such amazing human beings and scientists! (Oh and Frances Bean Titus and Susan Stedman of course :-P). The education, guidance and lab experience I got at SMCM had me very qualified for a research grad program.