Thursday, January 29, 2015

Beyond Rochester: Career Conversations Week of February 2nd

Come hear alumni speak about their current roles and the career paths they traveled. Learn from their experiences, ask questions, and get advice for how to best set yourself up for success!

Where: Gwen M. Greene Career & Internship Center Conference Room, 4-200 Dewey Hall
How to Register: RSVP for the Career Conversation(s) of your choice by sending an email to with the alum's name in the subject line.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at 10am


Who: Evalyn Gleason, '12, Political Science
Career: College Access Coordinator, University Community Collaborative

Evalyn's Bio: Evalyn is an AmeriCorp VISTA currently serving in Philadelphia, PA at the University Community Collaborative. The Collaborative is housed at Temple University and brings Philadelphia students to campus for after school programming. As the College Access Coordinator, Evalyn wears many hats in the process of helping high schools students go on to successful endeavors post High School. Evalyn has developed a college access class for students and has recently become responsible for fundraising through social media campaigns, fundraising events and private donations. Additionally, she works closely with Advisory Board members to increase visibility of the organization while planning for sustainability of funds and resources. While at the University of Rochester, Evalyn majored in Political Science and was involved in various clubs and activities including Colleges Against Cancer and working as a resident adviser. 

Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 12pm 

Who: Robin Williamson, '98, BioScience/Biochemistry
Career: Lead Associate, Booz Allen Hamilton
Robin's Bio: Robin Williamson graduated from UR in 1998 with a major in biochemistry and minors in chemistry and American Sign Language. She continued her studies at Harvard University where she completed her PhD in genetics in 2005. After graduation, from 2005 to 2011, she served as Deputy Editor of the American Journal of Human Genetics where she reviewed submitted manuscripts to determine whether their scientific content was suitable for publication in the journal. In 2011, she went to work for the consultant firm Booz Allen Hamilton. At Booz Allen Hamilton, she served as project manager of a team supporting military medical research and development clients. Her team worked on projects ranging from literature reviews to research abstracts to conference proceedings to strategic plans. In July 2013, she received her project management professional (PMP) certification.

Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 12pm

Who: Dan Hutchinson, '12, Brain & Cognitive Science
Career: Ophthalmic Technician, Beetham Eye Institute
Dan's Bio: Dan is an ophthalmic technician at the Beetham Eye Institute (BEI) in Brookline, MA. The BEI is the ophthalmology department of the Joslin Diabetes Center and is involved in both clinical care of patients as well as clinical and lab research of diabetic eye disease. The BEI’s current academic focus is in identifying biomarkers of diabetic macular edema to improve assessment of disease prognosis as well as treatment of patients in clinical care. Dan’s role as an ophthalmic technician entails direct contact with patients to perform refractions, ocular anterior segment exams and supplementary eye imaging. Dan received a BS in Brain and Cognitive Sciences from the University of Rochester in 2012. While at UR, Dan was a member of the UR Fencing Club and Vice President of the Undergraduate Neuroscience Council. Dan will be attending medical school at Ross University in September of 2015.

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