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Helen Chuang (BS '03)

I made a switch from the biotech/pharma start-up world to big defense contractor several years back. It has been working out very well for me. While my education at Caltech and MIT focused on chemical engineering, the basic analytical mindset translates well across many disciplines.

I have also enjoyed motherhood with my very Techie sons Thomas and Adrian (my husband David Moore is a Techer as well). I am not sure if I can claim that a Caltech degree translates to good parenting skills, but the boys do appear to be well-functioning toddlers.

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Dana Sadava (BS '03)

Dana Sadava is an opera and orchestra conductor who attributes her love of synthesizing huge amounts of musical information to her training at Caltech! She is the Artistic Director of Pasadena Opera (, Music Director of the Community Women's Orchestra, on faculty at the Napa Music Festival, and has also served as conductor and vocal coach with Indianapolis Opera, Pensacola Opera, Banff Opera as Theatre (Canada), and Wexford Festival Opera (Ireland), among others. A pianist by training, she also performs as part of the piano duo Robot Owl with her husband, Jim Stopher.

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Linda Strubbe (BS '03)

Linda Strubbe (BS '03) is a Postdoctoral Fellow in Science Teaching and Learning at the University of British Columbia. There, she studies the learning process, teaches astronomy and physics, and supports other faculty who wish to improve their own teaching. She recently returned from co-leading the West African International Summer School for Young Astronomers in Nigeria, and is "really enjoying [her] new career direction of astronomy and physics education."

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