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Alumni Spotlight

 Robbie GiPson - Class of 2012

Robbie has graduated from Notre Dame with a degree in Biochemistry and Summa Cum Laude Honors. At ND, Robbie was named the year's top Undergraduate Biochemistry Researcher by the ND Biochem Department, and was one of the authors of a publication based on the work he helped complete in the lab. Robbie also volunteered in the communities around campus and participated in service trips to North Carolina and even Uganda. Robbie then completed a year of full-time service with an organization called the Augustinian Volunteers. He lived in a community with a few other volunteers in an inner-city K-8 Catholic school in Philadelphia that serves largely underprivileged students. Robbie worked as a teaching aid and after-school activities coordinator and enjoyed the day-to-day encounters with students. In the fall of 2021, Robbie began the Chemistry PhD program at Stanford. He is very excited to have the opportunity to pursue a degree at Stanford. His goal is to work as a chemist doing Research & Development in some facet of biotechnology or energy after his PhD.  Way to go, Robbie!  Keep achieving great things.