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STEM includes fields such as actuarial science, computer science, genetics, engineering, technology and more. Hamiltonians in this industry work at places such as Google, IBM, Bio-Rad Laboratories, AECOM, and more.
Scroll through the blog posts and stories below to learn more about Hamilton student and alumni experiences in this industry, and then use our career resources such as Facts on File and O*Net to learn more. Finally, meet with your career advisor and explore the Career Center curriculum to learn how to network with alumni to discuss your interests and learn more about their work.
Featured Blog PostLynne Degitz ’89

A Journey from Future Anthropologist to Science Communications Manager

Lynne Degitz graduated magna cum laude from Hamilton in 1989 with anthropology and English literature double majors. While on the Hill, Degitz was a member of the Gender and Sexuality Union, International Cultural Association, and Center for Intersectional Feminism. After graduating from Hamilton, Lynne Degitz pursued a master’s degree in anthropology from UC Santa Barbara, graduating with high honors, and a Ph.D. from UNC-Chapel Hill in medical anthropology. She has since held roles in communications at UNC-Chapel Hill and US ITER/Oak Ridge National Laboratory. In her current role, as communications lead at US ITER, she works to advance the progress of fusion energy and nuclear solutions by combining her diverse range of academic interests.

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  • Bobby Cole graduated from Hamilton in 2006 with a major in math and a minor in English. He currently resides in Seacoast, N.H. with his wife Letty Bedard ’06 and their three children. He is the vice president of U.S. product design and modeling at Liberty Mutual. There, he leads a team of 100 actuaries, data scientists, and data engineers to develop pricing for insurance products based on historical data and a multitude of predictive modeling techniques. He spends most of his time outside of work loving life as a dad, and pretending to know more than he actually does about how to maintain the nearly 300-year-old home they live in.

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  • Lynne Degitz graduated magna cum laude from Hamilton in 1989 with anthropology and English literature double majors. While on the Hill, Degitz was a member of the Gender and Sexuality Union, International Cultural Association, and Center for Intersectional Feminism. After graduating from Hamilton, Lynne Degitz pursued a master’s degree in anthropology from UC Santa Barbara, graduating with high honors, and a Ph.D. from UNC-Chapel Hill in medical anthropology. She has since held roles in communications at UNC-Chapel Hill and US ITER/Oak Ridge National Laboratory. In her current role, as communications lead at US ITER, she works to advance the progress of fusion energy and nuclear solutions by combining her diverse range of academic interests.

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  • Peter Kazickas graduated from Hamilton in 2015 with a world politics major. Throughout his time at Hamilton, he remained busy, pursuing the many facets a liberal arts education has to offer. He was a two-year captain of the men’s varsity basketball team, taking his talents off the court to become a global ambassador for Hoops for Hope. For this work, he received recognition from the NABC Honors Court two years in a row and made the 2014 Allstate Good Works Team. While on the Hill, he was also a member of the Alpha Delta Phi (AD) fraternity, the Student Athletic Advisory Committee (SAAC), and WHCL College Radio. Since Hamilton, Kazickas created The Power of Basketball Program working with youth in Lithuania and has found himself in a multitude of tech and coding roles. Combining these interests of service and technology, Kazickas became the CEO of Uncommon.Org in 2017.

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  • Kristin Hughes graduated from Hamilton last spring as a member of the class of 2020. She majored in chemistry and minored in biology, graduating with honors. Throughout her time at Hamilton, she explored the field of research -- working in chemistry labs on campus and interning at the Jackson Laboratory and Pfizer focusing on biomedical research. Besides working in the lab, Kristin was an accomplished member of the women’s soccer team, part of the Career Center’s Connect Team, and tutor for the Quantitative & Symbolic Reasoning Center. She has since taken this passion for research to Boston University, where she is a first year chemistry Ph.D. Student.

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  • Sarah Kane graduated from Hamilton in the class of 2019 with a biology major. While at Hamilton, Sarah was a member of the varsity women’s field hockey team, a COOP service intern and program coordinator, and an RA. Currently, she works as a research assistant at the Penn Vet Working Dog Center in Philadelphia.

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  • Dr. Ann Adler ’85, P’19 and P’23, graduated from Hamilton with a psychology major and a French minor. After graduation, Dr. Adler went on to get a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from George Mason University and did her pre-doctoral internship at Geisinger Medical Center. Currently, she owns her own private practice, Psychological Centers, and works as a clinical psychologist.

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  • Austin Z. Fanburg graduated from Hamilton in the class of 2019 with a neuroscience major and economics and classics minors. While at Hamilton, Austin was a member of the swim team and Tau Kappa Epsilon, the co-president of Habitat for Humanity, and was on the e-board for AXB (Alternative Spring Break). Currently, he works as a consultant for CCS Consulting.

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