William & Mary

Spotlight: Daniel Hirtenstein MS'13

Daniel Hirtenstein '13

BS Chemistry 2008 Christopher Newport University
MS Chemistry May 2013 The College of William & Mary


Supervisor: Gary W. Rice
Thesis Title: Surface Modifications for Gas Chromatography Micro Columns

Why W&M for graduate work?

I was attracted to the Chemistry MS degree program by its good reputation and the opportunity to conduct research with Professor Rice.

Best aspect of the M.S. program?

I learned a lot in the challenging courses.

Post-graduation Positions

2013-2105: teaching general chemistry courses at Thomas Nelson and Rappahannock Community Colleges
2015-present: Airline pilot/first officer at Expressjet Airlines  (United Express)