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Using Your Degree

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St. Kate's biology major prepares you for professions in industry, government and teaching (grades 5–12 teaching licensure).

Our alumnae include:

  • Bridget Newman, a lab technician at Aveda. She works to substantiate claims associated with finished products, prototypes and raw materials.
  • Kelly Meiers, a physician at Hennepin County Medical Center
  • Anne Hunter Novak, hematology researcher at Mayo Clinic
  • Kari Guida, a research scientist at the Minnesota Department of Health
  • Julie Druke Teske, director of healthcare policy for AMGEN, Inc.
  • Karoline Wells, owner of Minnesota-based cosmetics company The Elixery
  • “I am incredibly proud of being from St. Kate's. I learned everything there, including confidence, communication and small-group work.”

    —Sara Halverson Courteau, animal trainer, Como Zoo

Graduate School

Your biology degree from St. Kate's will also open doors for graduate work in biology and other fields, including medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, physical therapy, optometry, pharmacy and medical technology.

  • Michaela Swanson is a master's student at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks Institute of Arctic Biology.
  • Jennifer Bronson Reiman is a postdoctoral research fellow in malaria immunology at Griffith University on the Gold Coast, Queensland.
  • Elaine Preimesberger earned a master's in neuroscience at King's College, London.
  • Assumpta Benaars-Eiden earned a Ph.D. in biochemistry, molecular biology and biophysics at the University of Minnesota. She is a biochemist at 3M.