Stephanie Bradshaw ?17

    Stephanie Bradshaw

    Class Year: ’17

    Majors: Geography, Earth Science, Physics

    Current Hometown: Middleton, Wis.


    Graduate student

    “Never be afraid to do what you need to do in order to stay healthy, whether that be to dedicate time for yourself each week or to reach out to a friend, advisor, counselor, or, even, a professor. Everyone at Carthage is dedicated to your success, and your mental health needs to come first if you are to be successful.”

    Brady Holbach ?20

    Brady Holbach

    Class Year: ’20

    Majors: Biology (Paleontology Track) and Geoscience

    Current Hometown: Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin


    Fossil Preparator at the Dinosaur Discovery Museum

    “What most prepared me for my career was being able to volunteer as a student at the Dinosaur Discovery Museum. I also gained a lot of experience thanks to the paleontology field course that was offered during Carthage’s J-Term.”

    John Nerge

    John Nerge

    Class Year: ’09

    Majors: Geography

    Current Hometown: Brooklyn Park, Minn.


    GIS Coordinator for the City of Brooklyn Park

    “Carthage prepared me for my career by helping me to develop my critical thinking skills, and by providing me with experience interacting with a wide variety of professors, peers, and subjects.”

    Kevin Steltzriede ?15

    Kevin Steltzriede

    Class Year: ’15

    Majors: Geography and Earth Science

    Current Hometown: Pingree Grove, Illinois


    GIS Specialist for the City of Naperville Public Works Department

    “The liberal arts skills I gained at Carthage prepared me to communicate effectively. Listening, asking questions, and staying curious have proved to be extremely valuable.”

    Erik Thorkelson ?17

    Erik Thorkelson

    Class Year: ’17

    Majors: Geography and Earth Science

    Current Hometown: Maple Grove, Minnesota


    GIS Analyst at SRF Consulting Group

    “I believe I left Carthage very well rounded as a human being and having a variety of skills really helps you think critically and problem solve.”

    Caitlin Zant ?12

    Caitlin Zant

    Class Year: ’12

    Majors: Geography and Earth Science, History

    Current Hometown: Madison, Wisconsin


    Maritime Archaeologist 

    “I would likely not be in the career I am today if I had not attended Carthage. It truly was a remarkable experience.”

    Caitlyn Zarzar ?13

    Caitlyn Zarzar

    Class Year: ’13

    Majors: Geography, Earth Science

    Current Hometown: North Carolina


    Manager of STEM Theaters

    “Network and always be willing to try something new. You never know where the next opportunity will lead you.”