Since graduating with her degree in chemistry, Julie Zalikowski ’75 has had a distinguished career. Zalikowski’s scientific work has focused on analytical chemistry, first in the environmental field and then in pharmaceutical sciences. She owned and operated an analytical chemistry laboratory providing drinking water analyses in the state of Washington. She spent 3 months in Cairo, Egypt as part of the original Gabal El Asfar water treatment plant project training Egyptian scientists in performing critical water quality analyses. Leaving the environmental field, she became a research scientist for several large biotech companies including AstraZeneca, where she worked as a principle scientist and was part of the team that developed the statin drug Crestor. During the course of her career, Zalikowski has held leadership positions at Accium BioSciences, Amgen, Novartis Diagnostics and AstraZeneca. Zalikowski stayed connected to her professors and the chemistry program after graduation, and she has been a loyal donor to the university, providing support to Chemistry, Athletics and Nursing. In 2015, she and her husband established the Julie Zalikowski and David Cissell Chemistry Endowment, which provides a scholarship to a Chemistry major with a financial need.