Alumni Inspire Career Success

October 31, 2018

Alumna guest speakerWith a high demand for professionals specializing in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), students at Whittier are gearing up and seeking real advice from alumni who are finding success in those fields.

With this goal in mind, Whittier’s Advancing STEM Academic Program (ASAP) hosted STEM week, a series of events that offered students the opportunity to learn more about prospective careers in STEM and interact with a wide variety of professionals working in chemistry, environmental science, physical therapy, IT, biotechnology, and medicine.
Alumni speakers included: Ann Bailleul ’17, software engineer at Raytheon; Alison Billroth-MacLurg ’07, scientific sales representative at STEMCELL Technologies; Gerard Forster ’87, chief information technology officer at Tarsadia Investments; Alexis Jackson ’11, biotech/biopharmacy manufacturing specialist at Avid Bioservices; Stacee Karnya ’02, senior chemist in the environmental monitoring division for the city of Los Angeles; Marshall LeMoine ’05, physical therapist at Kaiser Permanente & co-founder of the PhysioU app; Lenore Filler Morrisey ’93, physical therapist at Be Well Collaborative Care; Candace Rojas ’14, environmental consultant at Frog Environmental;, and Avinash Vakil ’17, technical staff at Aerospace Corporation.
In addition to the invited speakers, students also learned about the various opportunities to conduct funded research on campus through the College’s many fellowship programs.