Biology Major Jobs and Graduate School Acceptances 2023


In the biology lab.

Kay Davis-Lorton

Hometown: Mount Kisco, New York
Volunteer Organization: Peace Corps
Job title: youth health facilitator in Panama 
How has Dickinson prepared you for life after graduation?
The classes I have taken, the conversations I have had, and the people I have met have made me into the person I am today. One class that stands out as propelling me toward my immediate future was Spanish for the Health Professions. We were able to go to local orchards and assist nurses while speaking with migrant workers about their health. And after graduation, I will be working with the Youth Health and Well-being (YHWB) program, stationed in the Comarca Ngäbe-Buglé, a semi-autonomous Indigenous region in western Panama. I will work alongside health promotors from both the Ministry of Health and the Association of Traditional and Natural Health Agents to deliver health and life skills curriculum. The YHWB program aims to reduce instances of HIV, unintended pregnancies, and gender-based violence while promoting healthy relationships and access to youth-friendly health services.
Internship Experience
  • Shadowed at UPMC in Harrisburg

Olivia Oligny-Leggett

Hometown: Valatie, New York
Major: biology
Employer: Cayuga Medical Center 
Job title: medical assistant
What are some of the defining moments of your Dickinson experience?
Going abroad and being part of Pi Beta Phi are my defining moments.

Grace Heine

Hometown: Fayetteville, Pennsylvania
Major: biology 
Graduate School: Case Western Reserve University
Field of study: biomedical sciences
How has Dickinson prepared you for life after graduation?
Dickinson is a place where I felt comfortable learning, asking questions and finding my passions. The close-knit community allowed me to develop relationships with my professors and get the help I needed in order to succeed. I was able to pursue opportunities such as student/faculty research that led me to my future career path and prepared me for my life after graduation. During my time at Dickinson, I never lacked the support I needed to explore fields that interested me.
Internship Experience
  • Summer 2022, 8-week research assistant internship, Dickinson College

Devon Kueny

Hometown: Ewing, New Jersey
Major: biology 
Employer: Caring Heart Animal Hospital
Job title: veterinary assistant
How has Dickinson prepared you for life after graduation?
Learning and living at Dickinson has taught me how to manage my time, ask for help, and collaborate with others. Through academics and athletics, my work ethic and perseverance has been molded and shaped by challenges in and out of the classroom. Dickinson and it’s supportive staff have taught me that it’s okay to not understand the first time and how to work through things with or without help until you do understand them and master them. 

Sophia Ripepi

Hometown: Clairton, Pennsylvania
Major: biology
Employer: Catnip Acres Veterinary Clinic
Job title: veterinary technician

How has Dickinson prepared you for life after graduation?

Provided me with ample opportunities to grow intellectually and challenge myself. The professors always kept me motivated and were willing to help, and I know because of them I am well prepared for whatever comes next.

Internship Experience

  • Jaguar Rescue Center’s veterinary clinic, Costa Rica

Cole Boback

Hometown: Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Major: biology
Employer: Siskiyou Mountain Club
Job title: assistant crew leader
How has Dickinson prepared you for life after graduation?
I am very prepared to do a masters program in field biology which I will likely start after a gap year. I have done research and sports and languages and feel college has adequately prepared me for the world. 
Internship Experience
  • Siskiyou Mountain Club, southern Oregon and northern California

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Published April 25, 2023