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Speaking Opportunities

Throughout the year, alumni have multiple opportunities to return to campus and speak to current WCGS students. One in particular, the Alumni Career Talks (ACT) program, provides a unique forum where students can discuss education, career and lifestyle choices with alumni representing a wide variety of professional industries. The ACT program format includes dinner followed by a presentation featuring the alumnus/a speaker.

If you would like to serve as a future ACT speaker, please email for more information.

Previous ACT Sessions

April 2018
Ting “TJ” Jia, PhD ’09 | Investment Management at Hillhouse Capital Management

March 2018
Emily Mercer, PhD ’17 | Life Sciences Consulting at IQVIA

February 2018
Don Masters, PhD ’79 | Pharmaceutical Biotechnology at Artificial Cell Technologies

January 2018
Michael Kaufmann, PhD ’16, MBA ’17 | Consulting at PwC

December 2017
Emily Bauer, PhD ’10 & David Huron, PhD ’06 | Marketing at Bristol-Meyers Squibb

November 2017
Tracey Van Kempen, PhD ’14 | Medical Communications at DDB Health
Rebecca Jones, PhD ’12 | Academia at Weill Cornell Medicine

October 2017
Alison Carley, PhD ’16 | Scientific Outreach & Engagement at The New York Academy of Sciences

August 2017
Victoria Schulman, PhD ’14 | Curriculum Development & Education at King School

July 2017
Derik De Bruin, PhD ’93 | Financial Analysis at Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Sam Globus, PhD ’13 | Scientific Operations at Celmatix

May 2017
Rachel Rempel, PhD ’92 & Bruce Sullenger, PhD ’91 | Academia at Duke University

April 2017
Kate Gao, PhD ’15 | Scientific Publishing at Nature Communications

March 2017
Kate Rochlin, PhD ’14 | Biotechnology Startup at Filament BioSolutions & Immunovent

February 2017
Jamie McBean, PhD ’14 | Medical Communications at BGB Health

January 2017
Joel Schrock, PhD ’14, MBA ’15 | Business Development at Pfizer, Inc.

December 2016
Christina Maksymiuk, PhD ’14 | Global Consulting at Bionest Partners

October 2016
Dandan Xu, PhD ’14 | Precision Medicine Data Analytics Startup at SolveBio

September 2016
Jeff Bluestone, PhD ’80 | International Academic Leader at Parker Institute for Cancer Therapy

August 2016
Michael Repucci, PhD ’04 | Software Engineering at Evoke Neuroscience

July 2016
Bojana Zupan, PhD ’09 | Academia at Vassar College

June 2016
Christina Ghenoiu, PhD ’12 | Equity Research at Cowen and Company

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