Health Careers Without Borders
The Filene Center for Academic Advising and Career Services and the Provost Office at Wheaton College
Invite you to Join Health Careers without Borders Panel, a science at the Center Event featuring Anthropology Alumni working in Health Care
At the Diana Spencer Café, Mars Center for Science and Technology on Thursday March 29th, 2012 from 5-7pm.
A degree in Anthropology can lead you into a health care career in many different ways. Eight Wheaton College Alumni will join us for an interactive discussion of their careers in healthcare and the impact of their foundation in Liberal Arts and Anthropology. Working in global public health, nursing, hypnotherapy, pharmaceutical marketing and the management and training of personnel in cancer research and healthcare software development, our alumni put science learned in a liberal art context at the center.
Dr Kerry K Skiffington, '78 works as a certified clinical hypnotherapist and holds a PhD from the University of Oxford with a specialty in medical anthropology.
Two of our guests, Marcela Aguilar '94 (MHS, Johns Hopkins University), Project Director in the Strategic Communication and Marketing Division, ICF International, and Libby Bixby Skolnik '02 (MPP, Johns Hopkins University), Program Manager, Johns Hopkins University, work on global public health issues.
Our newest alumni, are entering the health care field in different ways. Sara Hudson '06 has put her degree to work as a social worker to veterans in Boston as a case manager for the New England Center for Homeless Veterans after working in Ethiopia at the International Rescue Committee. Dahlia Freudenthal-Dumont '06 (Phillips Beth Israel School of Nursing, in process) is pursuing a medical career in nursing with a possible extension to midwifery.
All of our alumni began their work in health care after the completion of a secondary degree. We will be joined by David Collier '97 (Salix Pharmaceuticals) whose career in the pharmaceutical industry developed after acquiring an MBA from Bryant University.
Tina Stiles '92 also a Bryant University MBA is now Associate Director, Corporate QA Training at Millennium: The Takeda Oncology Co. She will give us insight into yet another another way to develop a career within the healthcare industry.
Binh Nguyen, '99 uses his background in anthropology as a manager of recruiters at Intersystems' connected healthcare software applications.