Make Your Life Count
Gustavus Adolphus College alumnus Andrew Lilja is pursuing his master’s degree in human-computer interaction at Iowa State University. Lilja’s research focuses on the differences between decision making in novices and experts, and how technology can be used to improve the decision making of novices.
Annika Johanson '12 is a Child Life Specialist for both Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, and Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare. She is charged with helping children and their families overcome life's most challenging events.
Gustavus students spend a lot of time conducting research in the laboratories of the Nobel Hall of Science, but many students also have a chance to conduct research away from campus. In the case of Amy Christiansen '15 and Alexa Peterson '16, that opportunity involved a trip to France with Associate Professor of Chemistry Amanda Nienow.
Nick Hupton '99 is a high school English teacher, a boys' tennis coach, and the author of three young adult novels. In all three of his professional pursuits, Hupton aims to help kids grow both academically and emotionally.
Gustavus Adolphus College alumnus and current member of the College’s Board of Trustees, Rev. John Hogenson ’81, is the new Senior Pastor at Mount Olivet Lutheran Church in Minneapolis.
After gaining valuable experience in the research labs at Gustavus, Emily Seelen '13 is now pursuing a PhD in oceanography at the University of Connecticut, and was recently awarded a prestigious graduate research fellowship from the National Science Foundation (NSF).
Recent Gustavus alumna Jenni Harms '14 built close relationships with faculty members, traveled the world as a member of two music ensembles, studied abroad for a semester in Ireland, obtained two valuable internships, and is now in the early stages of her professional career at Cargill.
Jon Gutierrez '82 is executive director of and the driving force behind Stillwater's St. Croix Preparatory Academy, one of the most successful charter schools in Minnesota. Gutierrez majored in accounting at Gustavus and came to education in a round-about way.
Kelsey Kennedy, who earned her bachelor's degree in international management in 2013, recently received a Fulbright Grant to teach English in Brazil.
Recent Gustavus graduate Maja Johnson ’13 was able to land her first job out of college at the Mayo Clinic as she is currently employed as a research technologist in the department of human integrative physiology.