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Life After Linfield

Your chemistry degree will open doors for your career

As a chemistry major at Linfield studying the foundation of matter and its interactions, you are part of the next generation of scientists that will tackle big questions related to issues such as:

  • Disease
  • Medicine
  • Agriculture
  • Policy

As such, you are encouraged to consider the diverse career paths open to chemists in the five main sectors:

  • Industry: Medical, Applied Research, Quality Control, Manufacturing, Sales
  • Academia: Professor, Basic Research, High School
  • Government: Public Health, Environmental Protection
  • Non-Profit: Science Policy, Public Outreach, Social Impact/Activism
  • Entrepreneurship: Consulting

Check out the American Chemical Society's College to Career website for more ideas!

Departmental Alumni

Chemistry department graduates have an impressive record of successfully entering graduate programs, medical schools, pharmacy schools, and obtaining industrial positions. Since 2005, 86% of our majors have been admitted to a graduate program (in chemistry or a health-related field).


Students who completed majors in a second department are noted; graduates who have completed the requirements for American Chemical Society certification are notated with (*).

  • Class of 2020

    • Haley Smith: Ph.D. student at University of Oregon
    • Zachary McCleod
    • Fatima Falcon-Ontiveros: Medical Interpreter for Professional Interpreters Inc., Salem, OR
  • Class of 2019

    • Andrew Fischer: Precision Analytical
    • Kaedi Fry (chemistry/mathematics double major)
    • Olivia Hollenbeck
    • Luis Perez Morales (chemistry/mathematics double major): physical chemistry student at University of Oregon
    • Luke Rahn
  • Class of 2018

    • Zane Bradshaw*
    • Jamie Talbo
  • Class of 2017

    • Madison (Gladding) Monahan: Chemistry Graduate Student, Ph.D. program, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
    • Sadie Grasle (chemistry/secondary education double major): Science Instructor, Sandy High School, Sandy, OR
    • Alex Keyes: Pharmacology Graduate Student, Ph.D. program, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
    • David Mason*: Chemistry Graduate Student, Ph.D. program, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
    • Chris Munjar: US Teaching Assistantship at Austrian Secondary Schools Program
    • John Remeto
    • Allison Smith*: Chemistry Graduate Student, Ph.D. program, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
    • Shelby Vanaken: Graduate Student, Master's in Education, Portland State University, Portland, OR
  • Class of 2016

    • Tanner Corrado*: Ph.D. candidate, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN
    • Brenna (Stinson) Gomez: Oregon State University Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine, Corvallis, OR
    • Joseph Perryman*: Chemistry Graduate Student, Ph.D. program, University of California, Davis, Davis CA
  • Class of 2015

    • Evan Carlson: Precision Analytical, McMinnville, OR
    • Caitlin Conlon
    • Malley Nason: Research Associate, Indi Molecular, Culver City, CA
    • Kevin Romero*: Ph.D. Candidate, Organic Chemistry, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor MI
  • Class of 2014

    • Dr. Kathryn Corp: Ph.D. Physical Chemistry, Univ. of Washington, 2019; Senior Engineer at OPUS 12, Berkeley, CA
    • Jason Hight: Environmental Technician II, McMinnville Water and Light, McMinnville, OR
    • Sara Patty: R&D Chemical Technician, 3D Systems, Wilsonville, OR
    • Yura Sim
    • Stephanie Stovall: Research Assistant, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR
  • Class of 2013

    • Andrew Carpenter: M.S., 2016; Ph.D. candidate, Physical Chemistry, University of Oregon, Eugene OR
    • Amy Cunningham: Ph.D. program, physical chemistry, University of Nevado, Reno, Reno, NV
    • Daniel Urness: Medical School, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR
  • Class of 2012

    • Joseph Mullen: HACCP Supervisor, Tyson Foods
    • Joell Reyes: B.S., in Nursing, Seattle University, 2017; Swedish, Seattle WA
  • Class of 2011

    • Yuhong Cao: chemistry graduate student, Ph.D. program, Stanford University, Stanford CA
    • Dr. Halee Hyatt: Associate Dentist, Bellingham, WA; D.D.S., University of Washington, 2015, Seattle, WA
    • Christopher Jenness (chemistry/biology double major): biochemistry graduate student, Ph.D. program, Rockefeller University, New York, NY
  • Class of 2010

    • Dr. Diane Morgan: Pharm. D., University of Southern California, 2015; Clinical Pharmacist, San Diego, CA
    • Veronica Siller (chemistry/mathematics double major): Laboratory Coordinator, Linfield University, McMinnville, OR
    • Dr. Dylan Sorber: D.M.D., Oregon Health & Science University, 2014
    • Katie Sours: M.P.H., Boston University, 2013; S.N.A.C.K. Coordinator, Physicians Medical Center, McMinnville, OR
    • Dr. Victoria Treadaway: M.S. 2015 and Ph.D. 2019, Oceanography, Univ. of Rhode Island; Univ. of Miami, PostDoctoral Assistant
  • Class of 2009

    • Daniel Creasy: B.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, 2017
    • Dr. Jeneva Foster: Ph.D., Biochemistry,  University of Oregon, 2015; Instructor, Biochemistry, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
    • Dr. Evan Hiles: D.P.T., Pacific University, 2013; Physical Therapist, Hillsboro, OR
    • Dr. Rachel Kaneta: D.O., University of California, Berkeley, 2015; Optometrist, United States Air Force
    • Dr. Janine Lee: PharmD., Oregon State University, 2014; Clinical Pharmacist
    • Dr. Jessica Petrovich: M.D., Oregon Health & Science University, 2017; Family Medicine Resident, University of Utah
  • Class of 2008

  • Class of 2007

    • Dr. Ehow Chen: Ph.D., Physical Chemistry, Northwestern University, 2012; VP, Customer Insights, Ambition Data, LLC, Portland, OR
    • Dr. Lee Chiat Ch'ng: Ph.D., Physical Chemistry, University of Southern California, 2013; Intellectual Property Engineer, Singapore
    • Randi (Duchemin) Marx: M.S., Molecular Biology, University of Oregon, 2011; Senior Scientist, Product Development, Lonza Group, Bend, OR
    • Cathy Pham: Research Assistant, Nunhems, Sacramento, CA
    • Fan Shi (chemistry/mathematics double major): M.S., Statistics, University of Chicago, 2010, Chicago, IL;  Strategic Analytics Director FCB Global, Chicago, IL
    • Dr. Chinmayee Subban (chem/bio double major: Ph.D., Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Cornell University, 2011; Energy/Environmental Policy Research Scientist/Engineer, Lawerence Berkeley National Lab
  • Class of 2006

    • Dr. Hannah (Arntz) Hatley: Doctor of Pharmacy, Pacific University, 2009; Pharmacist, Burns, OR
    • Molly (Corbari) Lundy
    • Theresa Crecelius: University of Washington, B.S., Medical Technology
    • Mujib Kamawal: Project Manager/Professional Engineer
    • Dr. Melissa Galloway: Ph.D. Analytical Chemistry, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 2011; Assistant Professor, Analytical Chemistry, Lafayette College, Easton, PA
  • Class of 2005

    • Verina Kranak: Studio Manager, TheaterLab, New York, NY; Master of Science, Materials Science, Arizona State University M.S. 2012, Tempe, AZ
    • Dr. Robert Osten: Pacific University (Pharm. D., 2011)
    • Dr. Becky (Price) Colman (chem/biol double major): Ph.D. (Biology/Biological Sciences), Northern Arizona University, 2010; Postdoctoral Researcher, University of California, San Diego
    • Dr. Hilary Stricker: M.D., Medical College of Wisconsin 2009, Milwaukee WI