The critical thinking skills and ability to synthesize and digest large amounts of complex information is still useful and always will be. (2007 grad writing in 2020)


What Can You Do With an STSC Major? 

Whether your interests take you to law school, science journalism, medical school, engineering, consulting, marketing, or government, the STSC program prepares you for a wide variety of careers and paths related to science and technology. 

Want to learn more about what comes next? Check out a recent Career Services Workshop led by Penn's Claire Klieger on how to prepare for life after graduation.

But the best answer to the question, "What can I do with an STS major?" comes from our STSC alums.  STSC alums are happy to talk with current majors about their work and career paths. Read below to find out more, and ask the Associate Director if there is someone you would like to contact.

Melinda Angeles STS '09 is working at Allegheny County, PA as a Systems Engineer (GIS).

Nicole Baron '15 is working at J.P. Morgan in a Treasury Services Rotational Program within the Corporate and Investment Bank.

Yelena Baras ‘11 “I am in my 5th year as a full time Nurse Midwife at Dar a Luz Birth and Health Center in Albuquerque New Mexico. I take care of women during their reproductive years including gynecology, perinatal care, out of hospital birth, postpartum care and newborn care. “

Graham Batzler '15 is doing web development at 1stdibs.

Evan Bayless ’16 is a Product Marketing Manager for Curalate, a marketing startup.

Jack Becker '18 will attend Harvard Law School in fall 2019.

Heston Berkman '15 is working as an investor with BoxGroup in New York City, an early angel/seed stage investing entity.

Vishaal Bhuyan HSSC '05 has published two books, both with John Wiley & Sons: Life Markets: Trading Longevity & Mortality Risk with Life Settlements & Linked Securities and Reverse Mortgages & Linked Securities. His third book The Esoteric Investor: Investing in a Changing World (FT Press) was published in 2011. 

Nicole Bohn '19 Is the Electron and Surface Microscopy Instrumentation Specialist in the Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies (a collaborative government-university research laboratory focused on developing practical technologies for the protection of soldiers) at MIT.

Choyce Bostian III ’20 is working at Accenture as a Management Consultant and Analyst out of the Philadelphia office.

Jacqueline Boytim '10 is at the Chemical Heritage Foundation in Philadelphia, working primarily in the museum, focusing on educational programming and contributing to their magazine and podcast.

Alexa Brickman '17 is working at Warner Music Group in their Business Development & Digital Strategies group.

Kelly Bridges '16 is working at Global Water 2020, but have since been promoted to Senior Associate. Global Water 2020 is an advocacy and facilitation initiative working to accelerate progress toward water security and sanitation for all. Separately, she was elected recently to serve a 3-year tenure on the Environmental Peacebuilding Association's Board of Directors, representing the perspective of young professionals.

Leland Chamlin '15 is working at a boutique investment bank/merchant bank in San Francisco called Dean Bradley Osborne Partners.

Eric Chen '19 (dual degree) is working with Schlumberger as a Field Engineer Trainee in Bakersfield, CA.

Tina Chen '14. Graduating from Chicago Booth (MBA) and will be working in management consulting at Bain

Derek Chilvers '14 is working in digital advertising in New York City and pursuing a music career.

Caleb Chodosh ’18  “I spent 2019 working in Honolulu as a Strategy Consultant for several philanthropic initiatives between business, non-profits, and government (kind of confusing, but more info here: Was a super valuable experience where I was given a lot of autonomy to contribute to projects from drafting Natural Environment legislation to tax tourists, to working with the most rural school district in Hawaii to develop an agricultural entrepreneurship program. When COVID struck I had to rush home to Claremont, California. So that's where I am now; still doing part-time work for my former employers in Hawaii. I'm always available to help STSC students!”

Shelley Co '12 is at the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in NY.

Justin Cohen '14 is studying at the American University in Paris

Will Corbit '13 is a TFA alumni, Rio Grande Valley; Principal In Residence in Brownsville, TX with IDEA Public Schools; founded Summer Odyssey, a 7-week, rigorous, engaging summer school program.

Zach Costa '14 is working at Google in San Francisco.

Kendall Covington '18 will be consulting for alliantgroup in Houston, Texas. 

Sarah Craig '15 works at Penn SP2 for the Nonprofit Leadership Masters program

Malcolm Creighton-Smith, STSC '09, is applying to medical school and developing a public health project for the Somali community in Lewiston, ME.

Dexter Davis '15 is working for Morgan Stanley investment services in Baltimore.

Matthew Delfiner '10 i is a Fellow in Cardiology at Temple University Hospital. 

Chris de Luna '12 is a doctoral candidate at Teachers College, Columbia University, in Communication, Computing and Technology in Education (CCTE), concentrating in instructional technology and media.

Frank Diebold '11 will be an Investments Analyst at MetLife in New York.

Molly Dorshimer ’19 is working as a medical scribe and will be attending Columbia Mailman School of Public Health in fall 2020 to get my Master's in Public Health. 

Julia Eckstein '13 is working as an Account Associate at Google in Mountain View, CA.

Alex Erdos ‘07 is currently a Vice President with CBRE’s Global Life Science team, focused on bringing more lab space to market and advising life science occupiers on long-term growth strategy.

Melissa Fang '15 is working in the pediatric nephrology department of UCSF

Minna Fingerhood '19 works at Otis Wealth in NYC ( as chief of staff. 

Jolecia Flournory '11 will be with Teach for America in Memphis.

Victoria Frings STSC '08 is an actor based in New York and has been working on and off Broadway and regionally. "I have, of course, been drawn to and often cast in plays about science. I have also started a production company, To-By-For Productions, devoted to telling stories through a female lens."

Victor Galli '12 is a research assistant in the Perelman School of Medicine's department of Biochemistry & Biophysics.

Hilary Gerstein '12 is a business analyst for Deloitte Consulting in its Strategy and Operations group.

Matthew Giancristofaro '17 has been working at Goldman Sachs in New York for the past year as a product manager who was part of the launch of the Apple Credit Card. 

Kelcey Gibbons ’20 starts a doctoral program at MIT in fall 2020.

Leila Glass '10 is Clinical Coordinator at the Cognitive Neuroscience Section of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke at the NIH working with traumatic brain injury patients.

Daniel Goldenberg '17 is working at Goldman Sachs.

Joshua Goldenberg '19 is working to qualify for the pro golf tour over the next two years.

Alexandra Golub '14 is a software engineer for Bloomberg LC.

Daniel Gomez ’13 is a Staff Researcher for the University of California, Merced where I investigate the potential to use spaceborne sensors to monitor water quality and aquatic ecosystems at the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta.

Luke Hoban '17 is a research assistant at Penn in the Department of Medical Ethics.

Alexandra Hoffner '19 is doing tech consulting at Deloitte in New York city.

Moriah Horan '16 works at the Wildlife Care Center of the Peninsula Humane Society in Burlingame, CA.

Greg Howard '17 works on analyzing and improving business performance at Piano Software Inc. in Philadelphia.

Christina Hu '14 is working in investment banking at Credit Suisse.

Griffin Hyde '19 is working in New York city advising private equity investors on social and environmental responsibility and governance.

David Kanter '17 is working in Seattle at Amazon Web Services doing technology sales. 

Will Kearney ’13 completed his Ph.D. in Earth Sciences at Boston University. “At the beginning of 2020 I moved to New Orleans to start a new position as an ASEE Postdoctoral Fellow with the Sediment Dynamics Section of the Naval Research Laboratory where I am building models to help the Navy predict sediment transport in coastal oceans.”

Aly Ketover '14 is pursuing her MBA at Kellogg. Prior to this, she spent 5 years at Dropbox working on the People Strategy and Operations team in San Francisco. 

Torey Korsunsky '16 works at at Evolution Media Capital within its Creative Artists Agency. 

Melody Kramer '06 writes: "I was recently named to the Digital Advisory Council for the Library of Congress. My consulting firm Hedgehog and Fox, which I started with a fellow Nieman Fellow, continues to help media organizations tackle some of their trickiest issues.I live with my family in Carrboro, NC where I lead communications for Carolina Demography at the Carolina Population Center at UNC-CH and am starting to (very slowly) work on a master's degree. Outside of all of that, I spend my time with my two under two, Asher and Kai, and occasionally sleep a full night."

Carleigh Krubiner, HSSC '06 is a policy fellow at the Center for Global Development and on the faculty of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics. She recently completed policy guidance on the development and delivery of epidemic vaccines that pregnant women can use ( She also leads work with colleagues in South Africa on ethical priority-setting processes for National Health Insurance.

Benjamin Landress '17  is a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps, currently stationed in Quantico, Virginia for training.

Danielle Landress '15 is working in marketing at Google.

Rebekah Larsen '12 is a graduate student at the University of Cambridge (UK) earning a doctorate in sociology.

Joshua Lauder '19  worked for Ogilvy Consulting after graduating, did a two-month program in the Israeli Military and is now working for a company called Shootsta  in Hong Kong. 

Gabe Leben ’17 is working in NYC at ?What If! Innovation--an innovation consulting firm that’s part of Accenture.

Gil Lehmann ’17 is getting a masters in city and regional planning at Penn. 

Robert Levine '17 is the editor of Zulu Press and a student at Harvard Graduate School of Design. 

Erin Li '11 is a second-year medical student at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City.

Harrison Lieberfarb '13 works in San Francisco,  for Evercore's investment banking technology group.

Victoria Lin, HSSC 2006, is a 4th year medical student at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio.

David Lundmark STSC '08 worked for 2 years at Massachusetts General Hospital after graduating and is now a first year medical student at Tufts University School of Medicine. He is an active member of the Massachusetts Medical Society and the American Medical Association, traveling to national conferences in San Diego and Washington, D.C. He is also the publicity chair on the board of the Student National Medical Association at Tufts and involved with the Multicultural Performing Arts Group and TAGLAB, Tufts' LBGT group. He also holds a part-time job walking dogs for the Dogfather in Boston's North End.

Lara Maggs '13 is pursuing a master's degree in bioethics at Penn.

Paul Marett '15 finished an MPhil in History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Cambridge in 2016 and is working for GLG's Strategic Solutions Team with clients in their enterprise tech book to connect them to experts around the world who can help them solve their most pressing issues.  Since October 2020 he has been working on the social impact team at the company, which provides its services and access to the experts in our network to nonprofit organizations completely free of charge.  "This year in particular, we’ve worked with a lot of organizations responding to the COVID crisis and the racial equity movement."

Kevin McAleer '10 is a Project Manager for Amazon.

Bridget McDugall '11 is hoping to join the Peace Corps in September as a science teacher.

Brendan McHugh '12 won a full tuition scholarship to Washington and Lee Law School, and is competing in the Olympic swimming trials this summer.

Eileen McKeown '10 is pursuing a Master's in public policy at Georgetown University.

Gil Yigal Meitar ’18 worked in consulting for Deloitte in NYC for a year, then moved back to Israel for an opportunity in a company called HYPE Sports Innovation that plans accelerators for sports-tech companies, where he is the Equity Portfolio Manager. 

Rachel Meyer, HSSC '07, is a 2nd year medical student at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, after taking time off before med school to cook professionally (in NY and in Seattle).

Corey Miller '15 is an analyst at Scout Ventures.

Lydia Miller '15  Active duty U.S. Navy LT currently stationed at the Pentagon

Avalon Morell '19 is working at Deloitte Consulting in the Strategy & Operations group in New York City.

Grace Mutoko '14 is working as an IT analyst for Credit Suisse in New York City.

Eric Murray '15 is doing tech consulting with Solstice Mobile in Chicago.

Jess Neiterman HSSC '06 is an attorney in the Division of Enforcement at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Andy Nguyen ’20 will be working full time as a product reliability engineer at Palantir in NYC in fall 2020.

Sarah Owen Lewis '11 is working at the Culture & Heritage Museums of York County, SC as Assistant Museum Manager for the Main Street Children’s Museum and the Museum of York County. 

Laura Paliani '08 graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law and is Manager of Professional Development at the law firm Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP in New York.

Tamara Prabhakar '19 has sub matriculated into the Penn School of Engineering to finish a master’s degree next year in computer science. 

James Prell '18 is working as a science writer at Getson & Schatz in Philadelphia (as is Nicole Bohm '19)

Krish Ramineni '15 is working for Microsoft in Seattle.

Omari Ramirez '09 is currently an investment analyst for a merger arbitrage fund in New York called Water Island Capital.

Max Reed '19 is working in NYC at Insight Venture Partners, a software-focused Venture Capital and Private Equity firm, doing research on technology trends and sourcing interesting companies to invest in.

Dan Ross '09 is with Teach For America, teaching 7th Grade Social Studies in Prince George's County, Maryland.

Paige Rubin '13 is working as an Assistant Buyer for Bloomingdales.

Rachel Rubin '17 is working for AppNexus as an associate account manager in New York City.

Jonathan Sadeghi ’18 is working for Google in San Francisco.

Monique Sager '15 is working with Maven, a healthcare technology startup, in New York City.

Riddhi Sanwal '16 is working at Brown Brothers Harriman as a Systems Business Analyst.

Emma Schad '15 is working as a Stewardship Assistant at Natural Lands, a land conservation and preservation non-profit based in Southeastern PA, and is studying for her Arborist certification this year. "I work under three different Preserve Managers to carry-out the everyday field work necessary to maintain the nature preserves and their trail systems as well as actively manage their different habitats for ecosystem health. One might translate, I ride tractors and think about plants a lot. If there are any folks interested in land conservation, preservation, land management, public spaces and lands, urban forestry, urban ecology, etc. I am always happy to discuss my experiences in the local landscape!"

Emilie Schaffer '08  is Vice President of Financial Planning & Analysis, Comvest Partners (Private Equity Firm), and pursuing Executive MBA at Kellogg (Northwestern)

Lauren Scharf '14 is doing the Executive Development Program for e-commerce at Macy's.

Monica Schechter '14 is  Category Manager at working on online Grocery.

Seth Schimmel '15 is working with the Research Services team of the Open Society Foundations, as a Research and Data Support Specialist. and is finishing a MS in Data Analysis and Visualization at the CUNY Graduate Center in Fall of this year.

Terrence Sellers-Saidi '12 is in Taiwan where he works for Cooler Master, a computer components company where he is Global Community Manager and head of Public Relations for the Power Business Unit. He maintain his blog and is writing a novel among other projects. 

Grant Shaffer ’16 works in private equity / venture capital at a firm called Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors.

Jacob Shein '17 is working as an analyst at General Atlantic.

Dan Sholler '12 is in a doctoral program in the School of Information Studies, University of Texas-Austin.

Alex Silberzweig ’20 is working as a Research Associate at the Thyroid Head and Neck (THANC) Foundation in New York.

Cal Silcox '12 is working for Pacific Gas and Electric in San Francisco.

Elaine Simeon STSC '08 is working as a paralegal in San Francisco, and headed to law school with a possible focus on IP law.

Nili Sommovilla HSSC '06 is in her second year of medical school at UCSF after taking off two years to teach in Thailand and then develop an educational outreach program in science education.

Lindsay Stairs Hazen '15 is a paralegal for the Department of Justice, Fraud Section on a Strike Force prosecuting Health Care Fraud in Detroit, MI, and  will be attending Wayne State Law School in fall 2018.

Andrew Starker '18 is working in venture capital at Insight Venture Partners in New York.

Mitchell Steinberg ‘08 working in private practice as an Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon.

Logan Steinhardt '11 is 
film producer currently based in New York  with his own company “Wandering Bard.” 

Beka Strock, HSSC '05, is in her first year of graduate school for social psychology at the Univ of Albany (Albany, NY) after four years of service as an Army Military Police Officer (achieving the rank of Captain).

Lindsey Stull '10 is about to begin her second year of medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. This summer, she is researching pediatric multiple sclerosis at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and traveling in Central America.

Caleb Szubski ‘10 attended business school at Emory University (‘16) and is currently a VP at 11TEN Innovation Partners within its Innovation Strategic Advisory practice in Atlanta.

Lauren Tuchman Wilson HSSC '06 is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Colorectal Surgery at Dartmouth College in Lebanon, NH.

Benton Turner '17 is the author of Breaking the Feedback Loop: How I Liberated Myself from Internet Addiction, and How You Can Too

Elliot Tusk '14 is working at Kohlberg, Kravis and Roberts (KKR) in New York City.

Luis Vargas '14 is a program manager at Google (Mountain View).

Aditi Vrudhula '17 is a Recruitment Consultant with Mason Frank International in Manhattan, New York. Mason Frank is the second brand of Nigel Frank International.

Kaylah Walton '19 finished her post-baccalaureate pre-med course work and is in the process of applying to medical school. 

Maxwell Werther '16 is an analyst at a venture capital firm based in New York called 645 Ventures.

Michaela White '19 is a software developer for Vistar Media in Philadelphia.

John Wilcox ‘07 is working at Vanguard as a High Net Worth Client Senior Associate helping clients with their investments and portfolios. 

Imanni Wilkes, HSSC 05, has completed her MPH at Drexel and is works for a community development nonprofit in West Philadelphia.

Scott Williams '12 served on a Fulbright grant in Aceh, Indonesia and would be happy to answer any questions from fellow STSC or HSOC students about his experience!

Aaron Wilson '15 is currently working as a user experience designer at Audible, and is planning on moving to Israel and working as a user experience designer in Tel Aviv.

Madison Wojciechowski '11 works at Warner Bros and do content distribution strategy as well as digital strategy across various business units, negotiating deals between WB content and IP and streaming platforms like Netflix, Hulu, and all emerging platforms. She previously worked at a talent agency in both LA and NYC doing endorsement deals and digital strategy for celebrity clients like Ellen Degeneres and corporate brand alike. 

Ellen Yusti '11 is working for Deloitte as a Business Technology Analyst.