Alumni Spotlight

Alumni talk about their professions, their favorite Miami experiences, and more.

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Pamela Miller

photo of Pamela Miller(Class of 2005)

My Miami education has helped me reach my full potential, taught me how the world works, and made me smart enough to go on to complete law school and a master's degree at the same time. Every day in my career, I use skills I learned at Miami, such as high level reading and research ability, excellent writing skills, strong persuasive argument skills, and the ability to think creatively and forge new paths in my field.

Read what Pamela had to say about her work as a clinical social worker and attorney.

Judith Kaufmann

photo of Judith Kaufmann(Class of 1969)

When I was an undergraduate at Miami in the late 1960s … I was interested in government and politics but also what were then called area studies. There weren't any formal programs in international affairs at Miami so I cobbled together one myself by taking courses in government, history, and language.

Read what Judith had to say about her career path from Foreign Service Officer to consultant and expert on diplomacy for global health.

Matt Francis

photo of Matt Francis(Class of 1994)

Chemistry is often called the central science because there are so many ways it can interface with other types of science. For pure chemistry, there are jobs in materials, in polymers, and in pharmaceuticals. If you want to interface with other fields, there are incredible opportunities with biology, physics, environmental science, and more at national labs, renewable energy companies, medical schools, and so on. Chemistry is also a great platform to learn medicine, practice law, and even start a business, for those who have the entrepreneurial spirit.

Read what Matt had to say about his profession as a professor of chemistry and executive associate dean.

Margo Rosner

photo of Margo Rosner(Class of 2012)

Majoring in anthropology allows people who are interested in learning about culture to forge their own path. For me, public health became a smooth transition, as I discovered ways to use social and behavioral methods to impact health and healthcare. My background in behavioral health has given me experience building holistic programs for different facets of an all-encompassing, complex problem.

Read what Margo had to say about her profession as a health social and behavioral scientist.

Katie Lehmann

photo of Katie Lehmann(Class of 2012)

At Miami, I learned from extraordinary professors and mentors, and they instilled in me a desire to work hard and push myself to reach my goals. I also learned that the Miami network is extensive, which one of my professors utilized to help me land my first job.

Read what Katie had to say about her profession as a petroleum geologist.

Commander Jeffrey Betz

photo of Commander Jeffrey Betz(Class of 2001)

As a college student, your life is filled with opportunities, and you have so many things that you can do next. That's a great place to be! It may sound something like what you'd read in a Hallmark card, but in a lot of ways it's true. Being equipped with that Miami degree makes the whole world open to you — you can really go out and do anything that you want when you leave here.

Read what Commander Betz had to say about his profession as a Surface Warfare Officer in the United States Navy.

Tony Albrecht

photo of Tony Albrecht(Class of 2003)

Developing relationships has always been one of the biggest rewards. At Miami, I worked closely with professors and built mentorships, and this helped accelerate my learning and hone in on what I was passionate about in geology and geophysics.

Read what Tony had to say about his profession as a senior geologist.