Family information: Fiancé Edward Bills

Sport(s) and position(s): Soccer, forward​

Millikin major: English with an emphasis in journalism

  • Other degrees:
    • Master’s degree in journalism, DePaul University, 2013

Current employment: Telluride.com/Telluride Alpine Lodging, social media and marketing manager

Personal Big Blue stats/athletic

Spouse’s name: Jim McSally (fiancé)

Major while at Millikin: Chemistry

Other degree(s), including awarding institutions: PhD – University of California, Irvine

Current employer and job title: Chemistry lecturer – SUNY Geneseo

Chemistry

Please describe some of your accomplishments after Millikin.

Current Position: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Los Alamos National Laboratory

Before that, I was a graduate student at The University of California, Irvine. During my time there, I received a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, which allowed me to focus on the research I wanted to pursue. I defended my thesis, "Optical Properties, Chemical Composition, and Aqueous Photochemistry


Spouse name and family information: 
Raul Soto ’13; two children: Madison Maliah, 5; Jaxon Raul, 10 months

Millikin major:  Communication

Current employment: Senior recruiter for Green Thumb Industries, Chicago

Why did you choose MU?
The campus sold me – it was beautiful. But beyond the campus, it was the genuinely good, quirky people, from my admissions rep Jessica to all the students I met. It


 

As a 2010 alumnus of Millikin, my experience in the Spanish program was fundamental in my development as an individual and the development of my career. I first became interested in studying Spanish at MU via the radio program of Dr. Eduardo Cabrera, “Español en Acción” which, as a native of Decatur, drew my attention in being the only Spanish-language radio program in Macon County.

I graduated from Millikin in 2010 as a philosophy major and am now a partner with Clark and Jones, Attorneys at Law in Rushville, Illinois.  Before returning to Illinois to practice law, I was an associate attorney with the firm of Cahill, Gordon, and Reindel in New York City, New York in September, 2014. As noted on the firm’s webpage, “Cahill is frequently associated with landmark legal rulings, including its successful defense of The New York Times in the Pentagon Papers case, National Broadcasting

Early Childhood Education

Please describe some of your accomplishments after Millikin.


The Penguin Keeper

By Amanda Hamilton ’14  |  Published in the Winter 2014-15 issue of Digital Millikin Quarterly magazine.

Information Systems

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Millikin major: Applied mathematics with minors in political science and business management

  • Other degrees:
    • Master’s degree in business administration, Indiana University, 2015
    • Master’s degree in business analytics, Indiana University, 2016

Current employment: Research manager, State Farm Insurance Co.

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