Catch up with Caryn Murillo

An alumna from the Class of 2010, Caryn (Steinman) Murillo has taken her skills to the Center for Disease Control. We caught up with her to learn a little more about what her days look like in this #throwbackthursday post.

Hi! I’m Caryn (Steinman) Murillo. I work as a Public Health Analyst at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). I graduated from Marquette in 2010 with degrees in Communication Studies and Psychology. I’m originally from Buffalo Grove, IL, but have been living in Atlanta, GA for the past 8.5 years. I moved here for my job at the CDC, but now can’t imagine living anywhere else. When I’m not working, I love spending time with my husband and two daughters, cooking, and exercising.

My role is mainly focused on translating the work of the exceptional scientists at the CDC to make it “actionable” for lay audiences. I love being able to see the impact of the science and data in everyday settings.

Learning how to communicate effectively in professional settings is a vital skill no matter where your career takes you. Though I don’t work in a traditional communications job, my role hinges on interfacing with people from different backgrounds, various organizations, and at many different levels. My education from the Diederich College taught me the fundamental skills (and theories behind them) to succeed in this type of a setting.

I have SO many favorite Marquette memories! It’s hard to pick. Studying abroad in Rome and summertime in Milwaukee are some of my favorites, though.

One piece of advice I’d like to offer students is: enjoy your time at Marquette! Take advantage of all opportunities presented to you. My four years there gave me lifelong friendships and so many memories that I cherish.



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