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Careers in Science Outside of Medicine

Six alumni spoke with a full house of students in Pancoe Auditorium early in January 2020.

Students gathered in Pancoe Auditorium on Thursday, January 16th to hear from six alumni who work in science related careers outside of medicine. Many students at Northwestern who are studying sciences go onto pursue medicine, but not all students majoring in a science will go to medical school. We heard from alumni in the fields of pharmaceuticals, finance, technology, health insurance, public health, and genetics. The spoke about how they use their background in science in their work everyday. They showed students that there are a number of different things they can do with their careers after studying a science in the Weinberg College.

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Get to know the Alumni Speakers


 Garry Cooper ’14 PhD Neuroscience (Chief Executive Officer of Rheaply)


Hollyn Cetrone ’19 Neuroscience (Research Assistant at Sinai Health System and pursuing a Master’s in Public Health)


Keith Haan ’97, ’01 PhD Biological Sciences and Life Sciences (Former Portfolio Manager at Millennium Management)


Lulu Xu ’16 Neuroscience (Senior Analyst, AbbVie Transition Office, Enterprise Strategies at AbbVie)


Daniel Corboy ’86 Psychology (Senior Medical Director at Magellan Health)


Liz Hines ’09 Biological Sciences (Senior Manager of External Innovation at AveXis, Inc.)

Want to connect with these alumni?

Email Cassie Petoskey, Director of the Waldron Student-Alumni Connections Program, at if you would like to connect directly with any of the alumni above!
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