Mira Nikolova, ’13

I would not have thought at the start of my Bowdoin career that I would major in Russian or that it would turn into my professional path, but it has been a great journey so far. I am an international student from Bulgaria and, having never traveled outside of my country prior to Bowdoin, I […]


Vir Kashyap ’02: Creating Opportunities in India

Ten years ago, Vir Kashhyap cofounded Babajob, a venture that revolutionized the jobs market in India, helping bluecollar workers find better jobs and better earning opportunities by connecting them with potential employers using mobile technology. Over eight million job-seekers and hundreds of thousands of employers have used Babajob since. India’s leading classified ads platform, Quikr, […]

Ambassador David Pearce ’72: A Life of Meaning

With storied careers in journalism and the Foreign Service, David Pearce has traversed the globe. Today, he spends most of his time in Yarmouth, Maine—not far from where he was raised—with his wife, Leyla. Bowdoin’s impact on my life has been profound. I gained a portal to wider worlds— first, through the Twelve College Exchange […]

Studying how our brain helps us navigate through space in Stanford’s Neuroscience Graduate Program, Isabel Low ’13

My time in the Neuroscience major taught me to read critically, rigorously question scientific dogma, and
communicate my science to others. I use these skills almost every day.

Developing statistical methods for understanding large-scale biological and artificial (AI) neural circuits, Alex Williams ’12

My time at Bowdoin taught me to be very detail-oriented and critical of my own ideas. This granted me a lot of independence and confidence to develop my own research projects later on.

Alice Isabella Sullivan ’08

If you are interested in pursuing graduate studies in art history or any other field, take an active role in your education from the outset, make connections in the field, and work relentlessly toward achieving whatever academic goals you set out.

Hope Stockton ’07

The support of my professors and peers at Bowdoin helped me expand my intellectual curiosity and increased my confidence to explore – in my studies and also in the wider world. The opportunity to be able to ask for advice on grad school, career, etc. from my former Art History professors continues to be a huge benefit.

Daniel Mark ’09

“I began studying Russian at Bowdoin College in 2005, and that decision changed the entire trajectory of my life.”

Carl Hopkins ’66: Shocking Discoveries

Carl Hopkins '66

After studying physics and math at Bowdoin, Carl Hopkins earned his doctorate in animal behavior and neurobiology at Rockefeller University. He went on to teach at Cornell for over thirty years. I was in the second class to move into the Senior Center. It was an extraordinary community of students, faculty, and visitors. This experiment […]