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Southwestern Success Stories

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    The transition to life after Southwestern can be challenging. But 2017 psychology and Spanish grad Madison Tillery, a retail technology analyst with Hallmark Cards, Inc. in Kansas City, MO, offers words of wisdom and support for her fellow Pirates.
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    Medical student and 2013 biology graduate Noah Bierwirth credits Dr. Maria Cuevas’ Biology of Reproduction class for inspiring his career choice.
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    Busola, a 2013 biology graduate, is pursuing a Ph.D. immunology at the UNT Health Science Center in Fort Worth. She studies how extracellular superoxide dismutase (ecSOD), an enzyme that regulates the conversion of superoxide to hydrogen peroxide, modifies the function of immune phagocytic cells (neutrophils, monocytes and macrophages) during Listeria infection. 
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    Kevin, an economics and psychology graduate, is a Lexus Senior Consumer Insights Consultant at Toyota Motor North America in Torrance, CA. While at Southwestern he interned at Dallas advertising agency The Richards Group, which led to his first full-time position there. He credits that job offer in part to his well-received presentation on the capstone research he conducted in social psychology.
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    Bridgett, a communication studies graduate, is pursuing an MA in strategic communication and innovation at Texas Tech University. Her capstone paper, “Decoding Patriarchy in Reviews of 50 Shades of Grey,” was selected for presentation at the 102nd annual National Communication Association’s conference in November as one of six papers to be presented in the Lambda Pi Eta top submissions panel.

     

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    Junior psychology major Christina Houser earned recognition from her internships supervisors at Vector Marketing.  After joining the firm in Summer 2016, she went on to become the #1 new rep in the Williamson County office, the #1 new rep in the Lone Star division (covering two-thirds of Texas) and one of the top 100 reps in the whole company for the summer. She earned a continuing role as Assistant Manager.
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    A feminist studies and religion major, Marianne pursued a Master of Divinity at Brite Divinity School in Ft. Worth, TX.
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    Connor, a biology graduate, pursued dental school at the UT Health Science Center in San Antonio, TX.
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    A kinesiology graduate, Kaitlyn pursued a doctorate of physical therapy at Texas Woman’s University in Dallas, TX.
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    Chris, a biology and business graduate, pursued dental school at the UT Health Science Center in San Antonio, TX.
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    A biochemistry graduate, Olivia pursued medical school at the UT Health Science Center in Houston, TX.
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    Biochemistry graduate Will Cates pursued medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center/Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine in Ft. Worth, TX.
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    A communication studies graduate, Hannah pursued law school at Baylor Law School in Waco, TX.
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    Emily, a psychology graduate, pursued law school at Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law in Dallas, TX.
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    A psychology and sociology graduate, Najmu pursued law school at the Texas A&M School of Law in Ft. Worth, TX.
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    Omeed, a political science graduate, pursued law school at the University of Colorado Boulder Law School in Boulder, CO.
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    A chemistry graduate, Joshua pursued a PhD in chemistry at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, LA.
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    A psychology graduate, Layla pursued an Master of Social Work at the University of Houston in Houston, TX.
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    Dakota, a kinesiology graduate, pursued an MS in health behavior and health education at the University of Texas at Austin in Austin, TX.
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    Akhil, a quantitative economics graduate, pursued an MA in international economics and finance at Brandeis University in Boston, MA.
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    Eric, a physics and mathematics graduate, pursued a PhD in applied mathematics at the University of Maryland, College Park, in College Park, MD.
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    A communication studies graduate, Abe pursued an MA in fashion studies at Parsons School of Design in New York, NY.
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    Caitlin, a chemistry graduate, pursued a PhD in chemistry at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, CA.
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    Katelyn, a biology graduate, pursued an MS in animal science genetics at Auburn University in Auburn, AL.
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    Taylor, a physics graduate, pursued a PhD in astronomy at Texas A&M University in College Station, TX.
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    History and art history graduate Olivia Huffstetter pursued an MA in art history at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, OK.
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    A biochemistry graduate, Katie pursued a PhD in chemical and systems biology at Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA.
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    A psychology graduate, Saira pursued an MA in industrial/organizational psychology at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, TX.
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    Music graduate Kelsey Debner pursued an MM in vocal performance at Boston University in Boston, MA.
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    Yinlin, an economics and mathematics graduate, pursued an MA in economics at the University of Texas at Austin in Austin, TX.