Office of Alumni Engagement

Emily Weston Parker

My hometown when I was a student was

Gaylord, MI

I graduated in


I studied

Biology and Chemistry

I currently live in

Atlanta, Georgia

Since graduating from Alma

I went to graduate school in Boston and am now an Epidemiologist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention where I focus on surveillance, sexually transmitted diseases, and antimicrobial resistance.

My Alma education

…served as a solid, well-rounded foundation that launched me into my graduate work and ultimately my public health profession.  I would advise a new graduate to break through the ‘bubble’ - try things outside of your boundaries and explore.  Life will lead you on paths you didn’t/don’t always expect - be patient, have confidence, and embrace it.

My favorite place(s) on campus included

The chapel, the AXD house, the library.

My most vivid/best memory of my time at Alma is

…the friendships and the experiences with all friends during my time at Alma and the friendships I have been able to foster many years later