Former UWM Undergraduate Researchers find Careers in their Fields

On January 18th, the UWM Report published this article by Kathy Quirk that details the paths of two former UWM undergraduate researchers into their current careers. Kaytee Pokrzywinski (Boyd), who graduated from UWM in Spring 2010, accredits her work with algae in the Biological Science department with leading her to a career as chief of the Harmful Algal Bloom Forecasting Branch for National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Another alum, Jessica Quinlan, graduated in Fall 2010 with a degree in Conservation and Environmental Science. Quinlan worked on the same project as Pokrzywinski, and also states that her time in undergraduate research at UWM led her to her position as sustainability coordinator for Kohl’s.

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