Camille Sultana '10 headed to Panama for a one-year research assistantship, with plans to apply for grad school and start in Fall 2011.
Claire Walker '10 is working at ERRG (Engineering/Remediation Resources Group) in San Francisco as a Staff Engineer/Staff Scientist. They are an environmental consulting firm and owned by a Pomona graduate. Another Mudder works in their L.A. office.
Joshua Cobb '09 is a laboratory technician at Watson Pharmaceuticals.
Lauren Hughes '09 reports that she has an awesome job working at the Applied Optical Sensing Lab at the University of Washington. This lab is all about developing real-time spectroscopic analytics and data handling for process chemistry type applications. Lauren's personal project has been to develop a fast, fluorescece-based oxygen sensor. She's working with huge spectral data sets, and has learned some pretty beefy multivariate statistics to get the job done. She has encountered some hardware that is basically like lego blocks for gas and liquid sampling and in-line sensing. She got to go to Rome for a conference earlier this year as well. Lauren says Seattle is a beautiful city, and she has taken up bike riding and is in the process of building a tiny ceramics studio.
Rachel Nishimura '09 tells us that she is starting her chemistry career as Associate Chemist at The Gas Company in Hawaii. Her first project will involve making synthetic natural gas from animal fat. She will also do their QC analyses. Rachel is thinking about grad school down the road.
Seanna Vine' 09 is living in Cambridge and working at the Ragon Institute of MIT, MGH and Harvard http://www.ragoninstitute.org/. She is a research tech in Bruce Walker's lab doing AIDS vaccine development. Although she says she had no experience in immunology going into it, Seanna has learned a lot and is really enjoying it. She has learned a lot of different immunoassays, and recently has been doing a lot of data analysis for a postdoc from Zambia. Seanna will be there for another year (started last June), and is thinking about getting an MPH.
Attending the University of Michigan, Amanda Hickman '07 is working in Professor Melanie Sanford's research lab, and hopes to graduate by August 2010. Amanda has published three paper and received the NSF Graduate Research fellowship.
Frances Hocutt '07 has worked for Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical R&D, L.L.C. as a chemistry research assistant/associate since graduating. She has worked on projects such as the synthesis of prolyl-4-hydroxylase inhibitors for the treatment of various disease indications and has contributed to two patents and one paper (J. Org. Chem., in press). This fall Frances will move to Seattle to attend the University of Washington as a doctoral student in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. Frances has been partnered with Brian Young "06 since 2008.
John Andrew Kouzelos '07 is in his third yeart at Michigan State University, working on electron transfer in the group of Jim McKusker. He hopes to attend the Electron Donor-Acceptor Gordon Research Conference this summer in Newport, Rhode Island, and trade electron transfer stories with Professor Cave.
Kyle Zarzana '07 passed his orals and is now officially a Ph.D. candidate. He is working for Maggie Tolbert at the University of Colorado studying the optical properties of the secondary organic aerosols.
Westin Kurlancheek '06 is finishing his fourth year of graduate studies at UC Berkeley in the group of Martin Head-Gordon. In addition to his work in electronic structure theory, he has developed interests in energy systems and policy and is looking to pursue this upon graduation.
Elaine Hart '06 is pursuing graduate work at Stanford University, focusing on energy engineering. She is also heading to nationals in ultimate frisbee and recently managed to outbid the competition on Ebay for a small solar panel. She hopes to begin doing laptop calculations powered by the sun.
Hanhan Li '05 received a Howard Hughes Medical Institute research training fellowship.
Monica Jo Patten '03 is working as a Researcher in Upstream Hair Dyes at P&G Beauty. She is also preparing to start a MBA program for working professionals at Indiana University-Bloomington.
Tamara Hanna '02 and her husband announced the birth of Annabelle Gail who was born on April 7. She weighed 7 pounds 9 ounces and was 21.5 inches long. Belle has been busy absorbing chemistry, and they hope she will balance equations soon! Tammy said it was a tiring few months, but was lucky enough to have most of that time off. This summer Tammy has been directing her research program and started teaching summer class.
Erin McDonnell nee Moore '02 earned her Ph.D. from Berkeley and has taken a position as an on-site Bruker representative at Amgen in Thousand Oaks.
Loren Perelman '02 is working at Nitto Denko as a senior materials scientist overseeing a small team. They are responsible for development and valdiation of a wide array of analytical methods for characterization of liposome and polymeric materials. Loren and Elise are proud parents of two children, Cassius and Vivienne.
Eric Toberer '02 has accepted a position as Assistant Professor of Physics at the Colorado School of Mines. He will have a joint appointment at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Eric has spent the last four years at Caltech working with Drs. Jeff Snyder and Sossina Haile on thermionics and fuel cell materials.
Stephanie Boegeman '99 reports that after Mudd she went to work for FICO developing credit scoring algorithms. She felt she was too young to spend the rest of her life in a cubicle. So she went to work doing public service for AmeriCorps for two years: National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) and Habitat for Humanity.
Stephanie spent time in San Diego getting deeply involved with a semi-professional Ghanaian music group. She then got a job with JET and moved Japan to teach English for three years. She said living in Japan was the most exciting and interesting experience of her life. When that contract ended, Stephanie went on a five-month trip around the world visiting as many friends as possible.
Stephanie is back in the states and has been married to fellow Mudder, Chris Lewis for five years.
Mark Perri '98 finished his first year at Sonoma State University with fellow alum Jenn Whiles-Lillig '96. Mark is teaching Anyalytical and Instrumental Analysis (favorite course at Mudd0 and studying atmospheric pollution.
Eugene Wu '98 and wife, Carrie Wicklund '98, are both assistant professors at the University of Richmond, and had a baby girl in April.
Liz Thompson '97 and husband, James, welcomed Roger Jameson "RJ" home this spring. RJ was 7 lb, 6 oz, and 21 inches long. The whole family is doing well, though Madison (their dog) is disappointed she hasn't yet licked the baby!
Alan Hodges '96 has been designing systems (CH2M Hill in Oakland) to clean up pollution in groundwater by injecting things like hydrogen peroxide and cheese whey while keeping anybody from blowing up or smelling like rotten milk. Alan and his wife, Christine Lorang (a former Pomona student), moved into their new house. The house has an 8,000 gallon rainwater catchment system in the basement, the first system ever permitted in Berkeley (just in case of thirst after the next earthquake).
Gordon Hogenson '92 is a technical writer at Microsoft focusing on programming languages, currently writing about a new programming language called F# that is targeted toward computational programming, including computational science. Gordon also has two editions of a book published on C++/CLI, a programming language based on C++. The title of the second edition is "Foundations of C++/CLI: The Visual C++ Language for .NET 3.5".
Bruce Hinds '91 received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), the highest award bestowed by the U.S. Government upon scientists and engineers in the early stages of their independent research careers. Bruce reports the White House ceremony was inspiring. http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2010/01/14/honoring-scientists-and-engineers
Jennifer Holmgren '81 was recently appointed CEO of Lanzatech. She was selected by Vinod Khosia - of Sun Microsystems fame - to run the company. She will retain her residence in Illinois and commute to Auckland. LanzaTech plans to open a satellite office in Chicago.
Ann McDermott '81, is the Esther Breslow Professor of Biological Chemistry at Columbia University, member of the National Academy of Sciences, and is now on the HMC Board of Trustees.
Joe Stone '63, now retired from Kodak, has been traveling; including all the states, 40 countries, and 5 continents. Everyplace is a favorite. He and his wife have many friends in Vietnam, and enjoyed exotic food in Thailand, learned to prepare Bail dishes, had an incredible safari in Kenya and Tanzania, and ate tapas in Spain.
They continue to enjoy their 26 acres in Webster. Joe is involved with the town conservation issues, serving on the Town Conservation Board for 16 years, and the Town Comprehensive Plan Committee. They have 2 acres in Roatan, Honduras.