Lucia Peralta’12 headshot

Discovering a Career Path

Lucia Peralta’12 arrived at Beloit without a long-term plan. Support from advisors and peers helped steer her to a career in public health.

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Prof. Ron Watson

Ron Watson Receives the Underkofler Teaching Award

The student body nominated political science professor, health and society mentor, and community advocate Ron Watson for Beloit College’s highest teaching honor, the Underkofler Teaching Award.

Watson engages his students in real-world problems, encourages them to think deeply about their passions, and gives them his undivided attention in and out of the classroom.

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Sabrina Sanchez’17

Looking Upstream to Understand Disparities in Health Outcomes

Sabrina Sanchez’17 is pursuing graduate studies to better understand and fix the structural factors that result in health outcome disparities.

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Matias Grande’16

An introduction to possibilities

Matias Grande’16 came to Beloit College interested in physics. Instead, a vacation term in Uganda inspired a career in public health.

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Bailey Dusso’24

Finding a home to pursue pharmacology

Bailey Dusso’24 loves chemistry and being in a lab. She also loves being with people. At Beloit College she’s preparing for a career as a pharmacist to bring her interests together.

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Larkin Miers ’17 biochemistry

Infection Prevention: COVID-19 and beyond

Larkin Miers’17 describes how Beloit prepared her for her current role as an Infection Preventionist

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Panelist De’Wight Walker’17 advises students to “be flexible and power through tough times.”

Channeling your passions into a career

An anthropologist, political scientist, and classics major walk into healthcare careers. Seven alumni share advice on how they translated their Beloit education into unexpected positions in healthcare.

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Bobby Harris’08 is site director for an innovative center that provides shelter and care for people with Covid.

Meeting People Where They Are

Bobby Harris’08 is part of a diverse, multidisciplinary team serving Baltimore’s most vulnerable citizens during the pandemic. He was drawn to public health as a way of fighting social injustice.

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Shanna Dell’10 opted to take a clinical post during the pandemic so she could care for sick people the way she would want to be treated.

Fighting Covid on Multiple Fronts

Public health professional Shanna Dell’10 typically works with nurse-centered HIV pre-exposure prevention, but Covid has changed everything. In her new roles, she’s taking inspiration from fellow nurses who were working with HIV patients long before the disease’s transmission was understood.

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