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Rose Kreider

Rose Kreider '88

Upper Marlboro, Md.
Majors at GC: English, secondary education
Postgraduate education: Master’s degree and doctorate in sociology, University of Maryland

After one year teaching English following graduation, Kreider spent five years as an information services coordinator for Samaritan Inns Inc., in Washington, D.C. She then returned to school, eventually earning a master’s degree and doctorate in sociology at the University of Maryland.

“One of the less visible aspects of a GC education is the lasting relationships you build with faculty which continue to affect career and other life choices long after graduation,” Kreider said. “When I decided to go to graduate school, I talked with several profs who helped me focus my thinking about which field I wanted to study. SST also shaped my vocational choices because it made me more aware of inequalities.”

After a year researching with Matrix Research Institute, Philadelphia, Pa., Kreider is now a statistician demographer at the Fertility and Family Statistics Branch in the Population Division of the U.S. Census Bureau.

“I’m one of the perhaps many students who does not end up in the specific field for which I trained, but I was always glad I chose to major in English.”
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