Alumni Profiles

What is it like to work in biotechnology?

We interviewed students and alumni to learn about their careers and hear about a typical day on the job. Most of the people profiled in this section graduated from a community college biotech program. We also have video interviews and articles about people working in different kinds of biotech careers.

If you work in the biotech industry and graduated from a community college biotech or biomanufacturing program, we'd love to hear from you! Contact us to share your story!

Mandy​ has been working as an Laboratory Technician at ABS, Global. We asked Mandy some ... Read more

Nihaarika completed a Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Biotechnology at Madison College, and later a Masters ... Read more

Ryan is an Associate Scientist I at Aldevron. He prepares buffers, measures concentrations, packs columns, ... Read more

Elizabeth is a laboratory intern at Valero Renewable Fuels. She talked to us about her ... Read more

Austin has been working as an intern at Mirius Bio LLC. We asked Austin some ... Read more

We culture human B cells for DNA and cell lines.

Jenna is the Research Technician Supervisor for the Research Cell Bank at Fred Hutchinson Cancer ... Read more

Seravin is the Lab Supervisor at the cell culture core lab at the Fred Hutchinson ... Read more

Mitch is a graduate of the Shoreline Community College Biotechnology Lab Specialist Certificate program. He ... Read more

Milana, Research Associate at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), describes her work and shares ... Read more

Cagney has been working as a sequencing technician at the University of Kentucky Advanced Genetic ... Read more

Suchitra, Research Associate at Bioo Scientific Corp. describes her work and shares a typical day.Read more

Ashrita​ has been working as an intern at Genotox Laboratories. We asked Ashrita some questions ... Read more

Alexa describes her path from the University of South Florida to Hillsborough Community College to ... Read more

Maddie graduated from Lewis & Clark College in Portland Oregon where she received a Bachelors ... Read more

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Lauri works as a Histologist at Acepix Biosciences in Hayward, California. She prepares animal tissue ... Read more

Jessica, Research Associate at Bioo Scientific Corp. tells us about making ELISA kits.Read more

Mona is a professor and outreach planner. She completed the biotechnology program at Tulsa Community ... Read more

Toni-Ann is a Lab Assistant II at Valencia College.Read more

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David tells us about his career journey from a position as an animal attendant at ... Read more

Julian works as a Laboratory Technician at Biotility in Florida. He tracks inventory, prepares bacterial ... Read more

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Selena Alvarado is a Marine Science Technician with the United States Coast Guard.Read more

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Sofia shares her career journey from City College of San Francisco to Genentech.Read more

Polly is a graduate of the Bridge to Biosciences Program (Lab Assistant Certificate) and the ... Read more

We talked with Desiree', a Senior Research Associate at Bioo Scientific Corp. Desiree' works with ... Read more

Cagney shares her career journey from a DNA sequencing core laboratory to graduate school and ... Read more

Mariko shares her career journey from Research Associate at Tioga Reserarch to Product Manger at ... Read more

Dmitry holds a B.S. and M.S., and he completed the Biotechnology Lab Specialist program at ... Read more

Diana shares her career journey from Triton College to Ingredion.Read more

Essence shares her career journey from Quality Control Lab Technician at Pepsi Bottling to an ... Read more

German works on renewable energy and bioproducts and is completing his Masters degree at the ... Read more

The image shows Elizabeth, a graduate of Madison College, WI, working in the Biological Safety ... Read more

Alexandra works as a Research Associate at Acepix Biosciences in Hayward, California. She takes part ... Read more

Tyson works on novel antibody discovery at Invenra. She describes her career path from Madison ... Read more

Jonathan shares his career journey from working as a veterinary technician to working at City ... Read more

Destiny shares her career journey from Valencia College to Resilience.Read more

Kevin works as a Research Associate at Acepix Biosciences in Hayward, California. He manages reagents ... Read more

Eulalia shares her career journey from Clinical Lab Technician to research in Japan to Scientist ... Read more

Tabor is a Biologist / Senior Assembly Technician in Florida. According to Grindrod, the BACE ... Read more

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Kayla is a biomanufacturing senior associate at Catalent Pharma Solutions. She manufactures biologic pharmaceuticals for ... Read more

Lena graduated from the Biotechnology program at City College of San Francisco where she received ... Read more

Jonathan graduated from the Bio-Link Bridge to Bioscience Program at the City College of San ... Read more

Kenton worked as a student lab assistant in the Advanced Biofuels and Bioproducts Product Development ... Read more

Julia earned the BACE credential while in high school. She credits the BACE for helping ... Read more

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Veronica works for Cel Analytical analyzing potable, recreational, and waste water. She shared her insights ... Read more

Jennifer is a research assistant intern at City of Racine Health Department, Laboratory. She talked ... Read more