Colby Chemistry graduates are everywhere.  Approximately two thirds of recent graduates pursue graduate studies in chemistry or biochemistry, medicinal, veterinary, or dental school, or other graduate programs such as engineering or law school.  Former graduates are professors, research scientists,  engineers, doctors, lawyers, and brewers. Others have taken positions in pharmacy, toxicology, environmental policy, banking, insurance, or the ministry. A major in chemistry can open the door to a wide variety of professional occupations.  Scroll through the slide show below for profiles of interesting alumni.


  • Lexi

    Lexie helps to lead 9th grade students down the Salmon River of No Return.

    Lexie Praggastis, ‘10J, began teaching her first year out of Colby in a new, independent school. She taught middle school science and math for two years before moving to her alma mater, Community School in Sun Valley, Idaho, where she is currently teaching Chemistry, Exercise Physiology, and Science of Food. Lexie is also involved in the Outdoor Leadership Academy and is a mentor for the school’s Green Team. Lexie enjoys bringing her love of chemistry, science, and the outdoors to young people. She is also is working on an online masters program through the University of Maryland, College Park and will graduate with a Masters in Chemical and Life Sciences this year.

  • MattStein

    Dr. Matt Stein ’08 at his commissioning ceremony at Fenway Park with his parents, Jeanne and Peter.

    Dr. Matt Stein ’08 went to Tufts Medical School and joined the Army through the Health Professions Scholarship Program. Upon graduating from Tufts in 2013, he became a captain in the US Army Medical Corps and undertook a residency in emergency medicine at the Madigan Army Medical Center, based at Fort Lewis, in Tacoma, Washington.


Colby Chemistry 2014.