GradFUTURES Virtual Meetups build community among and between graduate students and graduate alumni. We are grateful to graduate alumni who have offered to share their academic and career stories as well as advice for current graduate students.
Join fellow graduate students and alums for a lunchtime discussion that will focus on obtaining internships and leveraging those internships into employment opportunities. Panelists will include: Leon Wang, a fourth-year Ph.D. student in the CBE department at Princeton University; Andrew Wilterson, a rising 5th year Ph.D. candidate in the Departments of Psychology and Neuroscience; and Meagan Wilson, a senior analyst at Ithaka S+R on the Educational Transformation team who is currently completing her PhD at Princeton University.
Leon Wang is a fourth-year Ph.D. student in the CBE department at Princeton University. In lab, he is currently collaborating with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to develop more stable malaria drugs for use in hot and humid climates. Outside of research, Leon is the founder of the volunteer consulting initiative (VCI) at Princeton, which leads students to work on projects with local non-profits. He is also the former President of Princeton’s consulting club. After graduation, Leon will start his career at Bain & Company in New York City.
Andrew Wilterson is a rising 5th year Ph.D. candidate in the Departments of Psychology and Neuroscience. His research is focused on the brain basis of consciousness and the manner in which consciousness interacts with other cognitive processes, such as attention. Since last summer, Andrew has also spent time working with Chadwick Martin Bailey, a market research firm based out of Boston. His work there has ranged widely from survey design, to data analytics, and most recently to applied machine learning.
Meagan Wilson is a senior analyst at Ithaka S+R on the Educational Transformation team. Her work focuses on creating qualitative and quantitative analyses on programs, policies, and innovations that broaden access to higher education and improve student outcomes. Meagan began her career as a senior research associate at technology consultancy Forrester Research, where she performed advisory services for C-level executives at Fortune 500 companies. Switching her professional focus to education, she then taught high school language arts, primarily instructing first-generation English learners. She is currently completing her PhD at Princeton University, and her dissertation “Grassroots Minstrelsy” investigates community productions of race in twentieth-century America.