The University of Texas at Austin prepares advanced degree students and scholars for a wide range of career possibilities. Search these alumni profiles by disciplinary background, industry and identity and watch their short videos to learn more about the type of work that advanced degree alumni pursue, the strategies they employ, and how their typical days look.

ChangJui Chen received her Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences from UT Austin in 2020. She is currently working as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Baylor College of Medicine, where she develops and performs various molecular and cell biology experiments to progress multiple research projects like investigating the relationship between condensates and ER shape in breast cancer cell lines. She also establishes and optimizes detail-oriented STED microscopy data acquisition and analysis experimental protocols and workflow for training purposes.

  • Chang-Jui Chen, PhD

Kira Street received her Masters of Fine Arts from UT-Austin in 2018. She is currently working as a Product Designer at Guild Education where she works with a team of designers on their product for working adults to go back to school and earn a degree.

  • Kira Street, MFA

Alejandra Fernandez received her PhD in Health Behavior and Health Education from UT-Austin in 2017. She is currently working as a Post-doctoral Associate at the University of Miami, School of Nursing and Health Studies, where she does research on the healthy development of Hispanic adolescents, the influence of parental behaviors on adolescent development, and the beneficial interactive behaviors between parent and adolescent. Alejandra’s post-doctoral position was awarded through a diversity supplement funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) at the National Institute of Health.

  • Alejandra Fernandez, PhD

Gracieli Scremin received their Ph.D. in Advertising from UT-Austin in 2007. They are currently working as a Data Analyst at Citi, where they are responsible for overseeing data migration efforts from relational database systems into big data analytics platforms such as Hadoop, designing data modeling processes, and creating algorithms and predictive models to extract data and deliver insights to meet business needs and goals.

  • Gracieli Scremin, PhD

Shannon Dugan Iverson received her PhD from the University of Texas at Austin in 2015. She is currently working at AstraZeneca as a Design Research Lead. In this role, she produces the generative and evaluative research needed to help her team create digital systems that allow scientists to design and deliver clinical trials.

  • Shannon Iverson, PhD

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