Graduate Profile: Robin O’Neill
Think twice before selling your textbooks back to the Kiltie Korner! With her Alma College degree in hand and her bookcase still full, Robin O’Neill ’07 has achieved great success.
“Alma has provided me with a solid background in clinical biology that has served me well throughout graduate school and at my current job,” she says. “Even though it has been six years, I still have my human physiology textbook to reference!”
After graduation, O’Neill, who studied integrative physiology and health science, worked for the Chippewa County Health Department in emergency preparedness.
In 2009, O’Neill traveled to Honduras to do research on Chagas disease.
“I got a summer internship through connections I had formed as co-president of Alma’s Habitat for Humanity chapter,” she says. “While there, I measured the rate of‘chinche’ insects to determine if newer housing was decreasing the risk of fatal disease.”
A graduate of the University of Michigan School of Public Health, O’Neill is currently working as an epidemiologist in Lansing.