Meet Our Alumni
Stories from Hamline graduates
A Piper's journey is only just beginning when they earn their degree and cross the stage at commencement. Our alumni travel far and wide after graduation, forging paths and careers they couldn't have imagined when they first stepped on campus. Whether they're doing research in the Antarctic or bringing healthcare to their community in Florida, Hamline graduates make their mark wherever they land. Learn what our grads are doing with their degrees, directly from the alums themselves.
Undergraduate alumni stories
From shy speaker to center stage
A communications degree took Annika Roe '22 from a hesitant public speaker to a persuasive presence in the classroom, and in her career.
Connecting with community, from the airwaves to residential halls
Jacob Aloi '22 is all about telling stories, from Frogtown Radio to the hallways he mentored as a residential hall advisor.
Multitalented on the track and the classroom
Aoife Zamacona '22 does it all and makes it looks easy.
To find fulfillment, this alum first had to find balance
Learn about Justice Spriggs '19, an alum who used his Hamline education to combine his enjoyment of science with his love for connecting with people.
For this alum, success takes teamwork
Learn about Jessica Beamon '17, a student-athlete who was drawn to pharmacy because of its unique blend of chemistry, medicine, and patient care.
A few twists of fate led this alum to her passion
Meet alum Dr. Vassiliki Prattas '16, a student-athlete who discovered an interest in optometry while studying biochemistry at Hamline.
This alum knows how to plan for his future
Meet Jonny Nguyen '17, a biochemistry major who appreciated the strong guidance from professors at Hamline as he pursued a path to pharmacy.
For Selam Melka, taking risks and exploring new fields helped her find her passion
Meet Selam Melka '07, a biochemistry major who traveled from her home in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to attend Hamline and pursue a path to pharmacy.
Endless opportunities for a campus leader
From the admission office to the baseball field, Devin Rodgers '20 exemplified what it means to take the lead.
Transforming forensic science fiction into reality
Like many forensic scientists, Hamline alum Carissa Rootes' '21 interest in the field started with the drama and suspense of NCIS.
Graduate alumni stories
Bringing a legal edge to healthcare
Meet Brian Tolkkinen MSL ’21, an alum who was drawn to Hamline's online MSL while looking for a degree to take him to the next level in his career.
Hamline's MBA helped Kate Roselle step into leadership
Meet Kate Roselle MBA '19, a Hamline grad who was drawn to the MBA program's affordability, cohort model, specialty tracks, and flexible schedule.
A passion for knowledge drew Egypt Kosloski '22 back to education
Meet Egypt Kosloski MAT '22, an alum who was drawn to the Hamline Master of Arts in Teaching program's affordability and flexible schedule.
Farthest reaches: Hamline alumna brings education to the Arctic
Meet Sarah Johnson MAEd:NSEE '16, an environmental educator who received her Master of Education in Natural Sciences and Environmental Education from Hamline.
EdD candidate centers students on the margins
Meet Dana Thompson EdD '21, a Hamline grad who earned a special education administrative license through Hamline's School of Education and is now working toward a Doctorate in Education (EdD).
From a degree at Hamline to teaching next door
Virtually or in the classroom, Carlos Stewart MAT '18 shares learning wherever he goes.