College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

Molecular Environmental Biology

Alumni Profiles

MEB Alumni go on to a wide variety of careers. Here is just a sample of what our alums are doing now.


Julie Ching, Class of 2008

Student of Optometry

Optometry school has been an great experience so far for me. It's exciting to learn about all the new up-to-the-minute research done in the same building I'm in everyday! Not only are the professors great, but the amount of hands-on pre-clinical practice we have is amazing; we literally start working with instruments on Day 1. The courses I took as an MEB undergrad have been a great foundation for what I'm learning now.

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Kristi Bischel, Class of 2004

Managing Biologist

Bischel is the managing biologist in an environmental consulting firm in Palo Alto. Previously, she worked for the Pacific Southwest Research Station of the USDA Forest Service and with the University of California, Berkeley, performing research.

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Brittany Wagman, Class of 2009

Research Coordinator, LA County + USC Healthcare Network

Wagman works for the LA County + USC Healthcare Network in Los Angeles as a research coordinator for multiple quality improvement projects. Her main project is collecting data to make LAC + USC a STEMI center. She coordinates data collection and moniters adherence to standards for patients with myocardial infarctions. She also coordinates data collection and monitors compliance for a peer-review system specific to the hospital.

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