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Alumni Successes

Graduates of Belmont’s College of Sciences & Mathematics are changing the world through their contributions to the fields of medicine and healthcare, academic research, the legal system and government, nonprofit work, the business sector, and more. Meet a few of our alumni below!


Biology Department  

Crystal LeBlanc Moss, 2014

Crystal Moss earned her Masters of Science in Speech Language Pathology from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and started her own practice called Stepping Stones Therapy in Cookeville, TN.

Ambrose Rice, 2016

Ambrose Rice is currently pursuing his MD at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Lindsay Millward, 2016

Lindsay Millward earned her Masters of Science in Biology from Central Washington University and is now pursuing her PhD at Oregon State University, working in Dr. Clint Epps’ lab researching desert bighorn sheep.
Shea Harrison, 2013
Shea Harrison earned her MD from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and now is a general surgery resident at Washington University in St. Louis.
Lauren Land, 2013
Lauren Land attended Belmont University to earn her Doctorate of Physical Therapy and now works as a Physical Therapist in Lawrenceburg, TN.
Morgan Wilters, 2014
Morgan Wilters earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) from Oklahoma State University and now works as a veterinarian at Kingston Springs Animal Hospital.
Jordan Helms, 2015
Jordan Helms earned his Master of Science in Public Health from Emory University and now works as an Evaluation Fellow at the Center for Disease Control & Prevention.
Chelsea Lee, 2015
Chelsea Lee works as a Hoofstock Keeper at the Nashville zoo, serving as the primary caretaker for the Okapi, Baird’s Tapir, and Yellow-backed Duiker.
Morgan Turner, 2016
Morgan Turner earned her Master of Science in Genetic Counseling from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and now works as a Board-Certified Cancer Genetic Counselor at INOVA.
Anna Anderson, 2017
Anna Anderson is pursuing her Doctor of Optometry (OD) degree from the Southern College of Optometry.
Brian Song, 2017
Brian Song earned his Masters of Science in Physician’s Assistant from Trevecca Nazarene University and now works as a PA at Tennova Healthcare working in the Emergency Room and in Neurology.
Kody Muhic, 2017
Kody Muhic is currently pursuing his PhD in Benthic Ecology at Old Dominion University.
Taryn Anderson, 2018
Taryn Anderson is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Occupational Therapy (OT) from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
Alex Wharton, 2019
Alex Wharton is pursuing his Juris Doctorate (JD) at Vanderbilt University.
Linda Said, 2019
Linda Said is pursuing her Doctorate of Pharmacy degree at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology   

Stacey Crockett, 2017

Stacey Crockett is pursuing her PhD in Molecular Microbiology from the University of Texas Southwestern.

Hayley Baker, 2019

Hayley Baker is pursuing medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and is conducting research into musculoskeletal oncology.

Sandra Thomas, 2019

Sandra Thomas is is pursuing a Master program in Molecular Bioengineering from Technische Universität in Dresden, Germany.
Hope Kramer, 2019
Hope Kramer is attending medical school at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, pursuing the Global Health Distinction track. She plans to apply for an Internal Medicine residency and continue on to a fellowship in Pulmonology/Critical Care or Infectious Diseases/Critical Care.
David Gustitus, 2019
David Gustitus is a U.S. Army veteran. After his time at Belmont, he began working as a Data Engineer for Optum, a healthcare company.

Environmental Science    

Seth Adelsperger, 2020

Seth Adelsperger is is pursuing his Ph.D. in Geography at Indiana University.

Sandra Bojić, 2017

Sandra Bojić completed her Masters of Science in Biology at Austin Peay University and now works as an Environmental Biology Specialist at the Kentucky Division of Water.

Erin Pitts, 2013

Erin Pitts works as a Program and Outreach Manager for Minglewood Farm and Nature Preserve in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina while also pursuing her Master of Public Administration in Non-Profit Management from Arkansas State University. Erin has worked for the Appalachia CARES Organization through AmeriCorps, the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation as a Park Ranger, and as a Public Program Specialist at the California Academy of Sciences.
Claire Sandberg, 2017
Claire Sandberg works for the service program Homes for All AmeriCorps at the Community Action Council in Lexington, KY.
Dylan Adler, 2018
Dylan Adler is enrolled in a Masters of Science Program in Environmental Science at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
Kylie (Lawrence) Taitano, 2018
Kylie Taitano works as a Firefighter at the Gallatin Fire Department. 
Alex Jeffers, 2016
Alex Jeffers works as a Nonpoint Source Program Coordinator for the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality.

Chemistry & Physics Department  

Kelley Louden Baxter, 2008

Kelley Louden Baxter her Pharm. D. from Belmont University in 2012 and is now the Anticoagulation Pharmacist at St. Thomas West Hospital.

Jenny Pafford, Ed. D., M.S., CNMT, 2009

Jenny Pafford is the Program Director of Nuclear Medicine Technology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Adam Woods, 2016

Adam Woods attended the University of Akron to earn his PhD in Polymer Science. He now works as an Application Scientist in the Leadership Development Program at BASF.
Kayla LaFrance, 2009
Kayla La France won Season Two of TV show King of the Nerds and earned $100,000. The contest on TBS invited competitors to face challenges that test their intellect, ingenuity, skills, and pop-culture prowess.  The nerds compete as teams before moving on to individual challenges with the goal of being named the quintessential master of all things nerdy. After her time at Belmont, LaFrance then went on to complete her Master of Science in Space Studies at the University of North Dakota. Kayla now works at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX as an ISO Flight Controller.
Bailey Rose, 2017
Bailey Rose is attending graduate school in Chemistry at Vanderbilt University.
Beth (Repasky) Bowman, 2008
Beth Bowman received her Ph.D. from Emory University and is currently the Assistant Director of Graduate Programs in Biomedical Sciences and the Co-Director of the Vanderbilt Summer Science Academy at the Vanderbilt School of Medicine.
Nick Egil, 2017
Nick Egil is attending graduate school in Finance at Vanderbilt University, the Owen Graduate School of Management.
Dominic Rota, 2015
Dominic Rota completed his bachelors in Physics and then earned his Juris Doctorate from Belmont University and is now an Associate Attorney at Patterson Intellectual Property Law. A Registered Patent Attorney, Dominic concentrates his legal practice in the areas of patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, and information security & data privacy.
Mary Barber, 2019
Mary Barber is attending medical school at Harvard University.
Libby Ligon, 2017
Libby Ligon is attending medical school at Quillen College of Medicine, ETSU.
Shekinah Baum, 2016
Shekinah Baum is pursuing her Doctorate in Pharmacy at Belmont University College of Pharmacy.

Mathmatics & Computer Science Department  

Andrew Trask, 2014

Andrew Trask is a Google DeepMind Scholar and Ph.D. student at Oxford University. He has authored works on the topic of neural networks and user data privacy including “Grokking Deep Learning,” “The Future of Digital Health with Federated Learning.” He developed the Udacity Deep Learning curriculum and founded the OpenMined project, an open-source framework that will allow developers to gain insight from users’ data without compromising their privacy.

Danny Mai, 2004

Danny Mai is the Chief Operating Officer at United Methodist Communications.

Annie Brunelle Sells, 2015

Annie Brunelle Sells is an Associate Actuary with UNUM Group Insurance Company. She soon intends to gain her Fellowship with the Society of Actuaries, a prestigious title held by only around 12,000 people in the United States.
David Ells, 2006
David Ells is the CEO of Watershed Systems, Inc.
David Gilmore, 2014
David Gilmore is the CEO of Datafleets.
Marlee Stevenson, 2015
Marlee Stevenson is a Data Engineer at Spotfiy.
James Brock, 2020
James Brock is a Software Engineer for Ingram Content Group.

Psychological Sciences Department  

Kate A. Ratliff, Ph.D., 2003

Kate A. Ratliff is an Associate Professor at the University of Florida and is Executive Director of Project Implicit. She was known as Kate Ranganath during her time at Belmont.

Megan Verret, Ph.D., 1992 

Megan Verret holds a Ph.D. in Industrial Organizational Psychology from the University of Southern Mississippi. She is currently the Vice President of Global Talent for Yum! Brands Global Restaurants.

Kathryn Hook, 2016

Kathryn Hook completed her Masters degree in Physician’s Assistant Studies through South College. She works as a Physician Assistant Certified in Neuro Critical Care through Ochsner Health.
Kelly Denison, 2014
Kelly Denison completed her Doctorate of Occupational Therapy at Belmont University and works as an occupational therapist at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Katy Schmidt, 2019
Katy Schmidt earned her Doctorate of Occupational Therapy at Belmont University and was recently chosen for a Mental Health Occupational Therapy Fellowship at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
Miranda West, 2016
Miranda West is pursuing her M.S. in School Counseling at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
Julisa Nunez, 2016
Julisa Nunez is pursuing her M.S. in Anatomy at St. Louis University School of Medicine.
Christian Candler, 2018
Christian Candler is a Research Technician at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Crystal Lemus, 2018
Crystal Lemus is a Commissioner’s Fellow at the Tennessee Department of Health and has written two children’s books on medicine including “Angie the Acting Alligator Adjusts to Alzheimer’s Disease” and “Freddy the Feverish Fish Fights Against the Flu."