I graduated from Bethel in 2006 with a B.S. in Biochemistry and a B.A. in Chemistry. While at Bethel I had the opportunity to intern at Medtronic for several years in the corporate research and development group on the drug delivery team. After Bethel, I spent two years doing an M.S. in Forensic Chemistry at Michigan State University, where I studied the persistence of gunshot residue in decomposing porcine tissue and in blowfly larvae. During graduate school I spent a summer working as an intern in the toxicology division at the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. I defended my thesis in 2008 and moved back to Minnesota, where I am a scientist at Medtronic in Ventures and New Therapies as part of the Analytical Research group. I really enjoy my work!
-Lisa LaGoo, Class of '06 [Profile last updated Sept. 2010]
I graduated from Bethel in 2004 with a B.S. in Chemistry. While at BU I had the opportunity to work as a student researcher at Medtronic and was employed by 3M as a technical aide in their Automotive Aftermarket Division. After graduation, I attended the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry to pursue a Ph.D. in Toxicology. I earned my M.S. in Toxicology in 2007 and successfully defended my doctoral thesis in 2009.
I am currently Manager of Toxicology at General Mills where I am responsible for assuring the chemical composition of all GMI products meet applicable product safety and regulatory standards. My years at Bethel were invaluable. I was blessed to have incredible mentors and professors. Without their guidance I would not be in the position I am today. My years at Bethel helped shape my faith, character, and gave me a head start in pursuing my career.
-Brent Kobielush, Class of '04 [Profile last updated Sept. 2010]