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Alumni at Work

Stories of CBS alumni making an impact in their careers. 

Making friends online

Pediatrician Elizabeth Donner created a space online for sharing health advice and combatting misinformation.


Liz Donner (B.S. Biology, ’11) received a 2021 American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Early Career Physicians Award for Excellence in Education for her efforts to build an online community through My Friend the Pediatrician. The platform provides evidence-based information relating to children’s health. Dr. Donner shared her perspective on building community online, navigating the pandemic and more.

Alumni at Work: Paul Savereide


As senior associate general counsel at the University of Minnesota, CBS alum Paul Savereide (J.D. '91; Ph.D. Cell and Developmental Biology, '91) draws on the skills he learned in the lab to provide guidance on a range of issues from data privacy to patents for new technology. He shares a bit about his path from Ph.D. to J.D. and offers some advice to biology students interested in the law.