Recent Accomplishments

Corinna Noel '13 (Mathematics)
We are pleased to share the news that Corinna is now Dr. Noel, becoming the first McNulty Program alumna to earn her Ph.D.  She did so in Food Science at Cornell University, studying the links between taste perceptions and human health.  She joined us in September as the Alumna Speaker at our 9th Annual Welcome Reception, advising the newest cohort of Scholars and Associates to "Do what you love....[and] embrace your network."  Corinna has begun her postdoctoral research in epidemiology at the Center of Primary Care and Prevention, affiliated with the Brown University School of Public Health.

Maria Galassi '15 (Biology)
Upon leaving SJU, Maria completed a year of service with Americorps VISTA working for US2020, a national organization that pledged to match 1 million STEM mentors with low-income, minority and/or female youth by the year 2020. This year, she moved to Boston to pursue a Master's Degree in Speech Language Pathology at the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions, a program affiliated with Harvard University and MIT.  She has a research position in the Cognitive Neuroscience Group. Her work will focus on melodic intonation therapy for post-stroke aphasia patients.

Elena Montoto '14 (Chemistry)
This spring, Elena earned her Ph.D. in Materials Chemistry at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is now working at Dow Chemical in Midland, MI as a Senior Chemist.  While at the University of Illinois, she received a Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship and published four journal articles in the span of one year, including two as first author. She also filed a patent.  

Kim Nguyen '13 (Biology)
A member of the first cohort of McNulty Scholars, Kim graduated from the Drexel University School of Medicine last spring. She is currently doing a residency in pediatrics at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children in Philadelphia. Last year, Kim was the first-ever alumnae member of the McNulty Program Selection Committee, interviewing 17 candidates for spots in the McNulty Class of 2018.  Her insight as a graduate of the program and her continued recruitment efforts helped to matriculate the largest McNulty Program cohort to date.

Christina Freeman '16 (Biology)
Upon graduation, Christina became an IRTA (Intramural Research Training Award) post-baccalaureate fellow at the National Institute of Health. She is currently wrapping up her second year of work in the laboratory of Dr. Alex Sodt at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute for Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). Specifically, the lab focuses on membrane chemical physics, using physics-based atom simulation to determine the role of lipids in disease.  

Molly Southwell '13 (Biology)
After earning her M.S. in Biology at SJU in 2015, Molly now works full-time at the University to coordinate science outreach programs and manage the federally-funded GEAR UP university partnership with the Philadelphia School District. Molly works closely with STEM faculty to provide a variety of opportunities for engagement with the local community.  Many of the programs focus on K-12 populations, which are historically underrepresented in the STEM fields.  During the school year, Molly also teaches a service learning course, Science Communication and Outreach, for upper-level science majors. And, she organizes a bimonthly science cafe, Science on the Hill, that brings Philadelphia-based scientists to campus to share their passion for STEM-related topics with students, as well as residents in West Philadelphia and Main Line neighborhoods.

Class of 2019

Alana Cianciulli (Fellow)
B.S., Biology
Clinical Research Asst., Cardiothoracic Surgery,
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Elise Brutschea (Scholar)
B.S., Chemistry
Pursuing Ph.D., Physical Chemistry, Harvard University

Mary Kate Dougherty (Fellow)
B.S., Chemical Biology
Post-Baccalaureate IRTA Position, Dept. of Perioperative Medicine, National Institutes of Health

Ashley Frankenfield (Associate)
B.S., Chemical Biology & Business Administration, Finance
Pursuing Ph.D., Chemistry, George Washington University

Jamilyn Mooteb (Scholar)
B.S., Physics
High School Instructor, Yap, Micronesia

Lakshmi Narayanam (Scholar)
B.S., Biology
Pursuing M.D., Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University

Sarah Muche (Fellow)
B.S., Biology
Medical Scribe, Family Medicine and Obstetrics/Gynecology, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Kaleigh Williams (Associate)
B.S., Biology
Pursuing VMD, University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine

Class of 2018

Natalie Barrett (Fellow)
B.S., Biology
Pursuing D.O., Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Amelia Brown (Fellow)
B.S., Biology
Veterinary Assistant

Shelley Donaldson (Scholar)
B.S., Mathematics
Junior Software Developer, RedJack

Marisa Egan (Scholar)
B.S., Biology
Pursuing Ph.D., Cellular & Molecular Biology, University of Pennsylvania

Aswathi "Asha" Jacob (Fellow)
B.S., Biology & Environmental Science
Medical Scribe, Cooper University Health Care

Leona Ryder (Fellow)
B.S., Biology
Applying to medical schools, Fall 2019

Abigail Sweetman (Scholar)
B.S., Biology and B.A., History
Pursuing M.A., Global, International & Comparative History, Georgetown University

Class of 2017

Brianna Amos (Fellow)
B.S., Biology
Pursuing D.O., Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Sarah Cooney (Associate)
B.S., Mathematics & Computer Science
Pursuing Ph.D., Computer Science
University of Southern California

Madeline Graziani (Fellow)
B.S., Chemistry
Clinical Research Coordinator
Rothman Orthopaedic Institute

Karen Medina (Scholar)
B.S., Environmental Science
Director, Watershed Education Program, After-School All-Stars, Philadelphia, PA

Mary Szurgot (Fellow)
B.S.,  Chemical Biology
Pursuing Ph.D., Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics
University of Pennsylvania

Jane Bukovec (Scholar)
B.S., Actuarial Science
Associate Actuary
Prudential Financial

Kaitlyn Frankenfield (Fellow)
B.S., Chemistry
Pursuing Ph.D., Chemistry
Georgetown University

Valerie Jenkins (Scholar)
B.S., Chemical Biology
Pursuing M.D.
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Caroline Stow (Fellow)
B.S., Chemistry
Pursuing Ph.D., Chemistry
Duke University

Marissa Tremoglie  (Scholar)
B.S., Biology

Class of 2016

Christina Freeman (Scholar)
B.S., Biology
Post-baccalaureate Fellow, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute for Child Health and Human Development

Courtney Hulbert (Associate)
B.S., Biology
Pursuing Doctorate, Physical Therapy,
Thomas Jefferson University

Kathleen Logan (Scholar)
B.S., Biology
Academic Operations Coordinator & Biology Instructor, Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School

Rachel Troxell (Fellow)
B.S., Chemistry
Pursuing Doctorate in Physical Therapy, University of Pittsburgh

Isabella Goodenough (Fellow)
B.S., Chemistry
Pursuing Ph.D., Chemistry
Temple University

Heidi Kurn (Scholar)
B.S., Chemistry
Pursuing D.O., Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine

Christina Mirarchi (Fellow)
B.S., Biology
Science, Math & Religion Instructor, St. Peter Claver Regional High School, Decatur GA

Class of 2015

Maria Galassi (Scholar)
B.S., Biology
Pursuing M.S., Speech Language Pathology, Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions

Lauren Kozlowski (Fellow)
B.S., Biology
Pursuing M.D., Neurosurgery, Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University

Merissa Misiura (Fellow)
B.S., Biology
Pursuing M.S., Biomedical Science
Commonwealth Medical College

Lianette Pappaterra (Scholar)
B.S., Biology,
MPH, Saint Louis University
Community Programs Manager, Esperanza Health Center, Philadelphia

Alexa Garrison (Scholar)
B.S., Actuarial Science
Investment Analyst, Fixed Income
Prudential Financial Inc.

Elizabeth Krohn (Fellow)
B.S., Biology & Environmental Science
Volunteer Math Teacher, Jesuit Volunteer Corps

Megan O'Donnell (Fellow)
B.S., Biology
Pursuing M.D., Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University

Stephanie Tittaferrante (Fellow)
B.S., Biology
Pursuing D.O., Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Class of 2014

Victoria Angelucci (Fellow)
B.S., Chemical Biology
M.D., Georgetown University
Residency, McLean Adult Psychiatry Program, Massachusetts General Hospital

Catherine Elorette (Scholar)
B.S., Biology
Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Georgetown Univ.
Post-doctoral Fellow, Mt. Sinai Medical Center, New York NY

Lisa Mariani (Scholar)
B.S., Physics; B.A., Theology
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Pennsylvania
Consultant, Exponent, Philadelphia, PA

Gianna Valentino (Fellow)
B.S., Physics
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University

Kelsey Berger (Fellow)
B.S., Chemical Biology
M.D., Drexel Univ. School of Medicine
Resident, Vascular Surgery, Mt. Sinai Hospital, New York, NY

Annamarie Everman (Scholar)
B.S., Mathematics
Supervisor, LexisNexis Risk Solutions

Elena Montoto (Fellow)
B.S., Chemistry
Ph.D., Materials Chemistry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Sr. Chemist, Dow Chemical, Midland, MI

Class of 2013

Kim Nguyen (Scholar)
B.S., Biology
M.D., Drexel School of Medicine
Resident, Pediatrics, St. Christopher's Hospital for Children in Philadelphia

Molly Southwell (Scholar)
B.S., Biology
GEAR-UP Project Coordinator, Saint Joseph's University

Corinna Noel (Scholar)
B.S., Mathematics
Ph.D., Food Science, Cornell University
Postdoctoral Fellow, Epidemiology, Center of Primary Care & Prevention, Brown University School of Public Health