The Versatility of a Liberal Arts Education

The Versatility of a Liberal Arts Education

December 10, 2015

Conor Gearin
Alumnus Conor Gearin (’15) is proof of how a liberal arts education opens the door to unlimited possibilities. Conor, who was  a biology and English double major at Truman, is currently a freelance reporter and poet in MIT’s graduate program in science writing. And, he was recently published in The Atlantic (!

During his time at Truman, he participated in an internship funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation. Of his internship experience, Conor said, “The research and science writing experience I gained have reaffirmed that I want to work on science questions that directly impact people and to help in communicating scientific discoveries to the public.” (Read more:

Congratulations on this wonderful professional achievement, Conor!


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