Alumni Profiles

What is it like to work in biotechnology?

We interviewed students and alumni to learn about their careers and hear about a typical day on the job. Most of the people profiled in this section graduated from a community college biotech program. We also have video interviews and articles about people working in different kinds of biotech careers.

If you work in the biotech industry and graduated from a community college biotech or biomanufacturing program, we'd love to hear from you! Contact us to share your story!

Elizabeth Stahl is a laboratory intern at Valero Renewable Fuels. She talked to us about ... Read more

German Umana, works on renewable energy and bioproducts and is completing his Masters degree at ... Read more

We talked with Desiree' Martin, a Senior Research Associate at Bioo Scientific Corp. Desiree' works ... Read more

Ryan King is an Associate Scientist I at Aldevron. He prepares buffers, measures concentrations, packs ... Read more

Polly Bechtold is a graduate of the Bridge to Biosciences Program (Lab Assistant Certificate) and ... Read more

Mona Easterling is a professor and outreach planner. She completed the biotechnology program at Tulsa ... Read more

Cagney Coomer has been working as a sequencing technician at the University of Kentucky Advanced ... Read more

Seravin Behnken is the Lab Supervisor at the cell culture core lab at the Fred ... Read more

Ashrita​ Simhadri has been working as an intern at Genotox Laboratories. We asked Ashrita some ... Read more

Maddie Kelly graduated from Lewis & Clark College in Portland Oregon where she received a ... Read more

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We culture human B cells for DNA and cell lines, here I am getting ready to take these cultures for DNA. Each culture represents a unique individual and each of my technicians (and myself) tend to have anywhere from 100-150 cultures growing at any one time.

Jenna Gravley is the Research Technician Supervisor for the Research Cell Bank at Fred Hutchinson ... Read more

Nihaarika Mohanarangan completed a Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Biotechnology at Madison College, and later a ... Read more