Interested in knowing what you can do with a

degree in Gerontology?

Check out the book 101 Careers in Gerontology and Exploring Careers in Aging: A Roadmap for Students (A step-by-step roadmap to help students find a career in aging).

To give you more insight into working in the field of gerontology and aging, below are some interviews with local professionals we recorded in Spring of 2020.

WOU Gerontology Alumni
Hannah Rubio
ADRC Specialist
NW Senior & Disability Services

WOU Gerontology Alumni
Amy Ringering
Program Coordinator
Easter Seals Oregon

Dr. Ann McQueen
Research & Policy Integration Manager
Aging & People with Disabilities
Oregon Department of Human Services

WOU Gerontology Alumni
Debra West
Memory Care Coordinator
Capital Manor 
Salem, OR

2022 Gerontology Occupational Therapy Alumni Panel

Hear from our alumni panelists who have gone on to careers in occupational therapy. Occupational therapists conduct assessments and intervene to help people maintain their daily activities at home and at work. Learn about this exciting career from three Gerontology alumni, Rachel Cameron, Gillian Quaal, and Gary Spillane as they talk about their graduate school experiences and careers.

66 minutes

2021 Gerontology Alumni Panel

Hear from our alumni panelists as they share about their career paths serving older adults.  We are excited to host Lela Weeks, Woodburn Program Supervisor, NorthWest Senior & Disability Services; Amanda Navolynski, Care Manager, Aging Advisors; and Sam Rowley, Life Enrichment Representative, Capital Manor.

55 minutes

For more information about career opportunities, visit the Academy for Gerontology in Higher Education resource page:

For more information about graduate school opportunities, visit the following:



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