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Alumni Achievements

Evan Worden, '10

Majors: Biology and Chemistry

Current Position: Worden attends UC Berkeley, where he is pursuing a Ph.D. in the biochemistry, biophysics and structural biology division of the molecular and cell biology department. He received a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship that pays for his graduate studies.

Why Whitworth? "I chose Whitworth because I had a deep family history with the school (I'm the fifth member of my family to attend Whitworth), and Whitworth students genuinely seemed happy about their choice of school."

Whitworth Activities: Was a cast member in two main-stage theatre productions (Pirates of Penzance and The Illusion), a member of the Whitworth Choir, a resident assistant in Stewart Hall, and a member of the Science/Pre-Med Club.

Quote: "Graduate school has been the single most transformational phase in my career development. Going to graduate school has really opened my eyes to the size and scope of science and has cemented my desire to become a biochemist. Whitworth gave me an excellent education that prepared me very well for my graduate work."

Career Goals: "I'd like to practice neurosurgery in an urban location, conduct research, teach at a medical school, and work in the area of health policy."

Here's what some other recent Whitworth graduates are doing with their chemistry degrees:

  • Jared Onley attends medical school at the University of Kentucky on an Army HPSP Scholarship.

  • John Hauck received a full scholarship and is pursuing a graduate degree in physical chemistry at the University of Notre Dame.

  • Lacie (Hearst) Zimmerman is a white-tiger keeper/trainer for entertainers Siegfried and Roy at the Mirage Hotel, in Las Vegas.

  • Kristin Santroch is enrolled in dental school at the University of Pennsylvania on an Air Force HPSP Scholarship.

  • Jacob McCallum is enrolled in a master's in nuclear engineering program at Idaho State University.

  • Chris Frick is pursuing a Ph.D. in biochemistry and molecular biology at the California Institute of Technology.

  • Joseph Regaldo is a metallurgical chemist at Kaiser Aluminum, in Spokane.

  • Christian Legaspi is pursuing a Ph.D. at Carnegie Mellon University (Pa.), where he researches physical and theoretical chemistry and serves as a university teaching assistant.

  • Robbie Chalmers attends medical school at Des Moines University (Iowa), where he is studying osteopathic medicine.