Name Clayton Rische

Class Year 2011

Major Materials Science and Engineering

Current Occupation Pharmaceutical Research and Development Technologist working on antibiotics and immunoregulatory drugs.

Current Location Chicago

Internships & Pre-Professional Experience at JHU Undergraduate research in the Herrera-Alonso Lab

Campus Involvement Baseball, Materials Research Society, Society for Biomaterials, The Johns Hopkins News-Letter (Writer and Sports Editor)

Favorite Hopkins Memory The Snowpocalypse that happened my junior year. I had gotten most of my work done prior to Monday, and I had nothing academic to worry about. It was something like 2 or 3 feet of snow that shut down Baltimore for a week. We built an igloo and basically went nuts the whole time.

What do you miss most about being a Hopkins student? We had a really well knit community of people tied in through our apartment. It was really nice being able to get together and have fun the way we did.

Knowing what you know now, what would you want to tell your pre-college self? Work a little bit harder, and your path to the future will be a fair bit easier. Otherwise, carry on.