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Jasmine Mbadugha

This is advice Jasmine Mbadugha ‘16C offers to current St. John’s University students now that her willingness to take risks and follow her interests has earned her a position as Sales Strategist...

Vanessa M. Naimoli
After a decade of success as a research scientist in the pharmaceuticals industry, Vanessa M. Naimoli ’01C, ’04G left the laboratory for a more personal role in health care.
Despina Siolas, Ph.D.
An oncologist at NYU Langone Medical Center, Despina Siolas, Ph.D., M.D., began her journey toward a career in medicine nearly 20 years ago at St. John’s University.
Marc A. D'Aprile
Even though he majored in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology at St. John’s, Marc A. D'Aprile believes the course that made the biggest impact on his life—and his career—was theology.
Steven Verdile '18BFA

Steven Verdile ‘18BFA has been interested in graphic design since high school, when he was already freelancing as a designer of trading cards in his hometown of Bay Shore, NY. Now, as a senior...

Katherine Sheldon
“I chose St. John’s because I saw opportunities here to grow as a person, in my faith, and in my ability to impact the lives of others. The fact that one of the key pillars of St. John’s is service was very attractive.”
Chidozie Ibeabuchi
“St. John’s has relationships with every professional sports league, so no matter your interest, the University can steer you toward an internship with a team or league that makes sense.”
Sandra M. Echols

Sandra M. Echols ’11 M.L.S. has quite a diverse array of experience and education, but what unifies her professional philosophy as a librarian and scholar is a commitment to seeing and serving...

JohnAnthony DiMaria ’17CPS
“Studying abroad was a great opportunity to put what I’ve been learning in the classroom at St. John’s into a real-world setting.”
Ann Cranston-Gingras, Ph.D. ’80Ed

A small book of African poems has had a place in the home of Dr. Cranston-Gingras since her days at St. John’s. A gift from a beloved professor from The School of Education, the book bears a...

Michael Benjamin ’16C, ’17G
“My feeling is that the Fulbright will open doors I don’t even know exist. I’m open to whatever comes my way.”
Denise Kamyuka '18CPS

"Over the summer I had the pleasure of working with Professor Baeva on a new Film Festival project", said...

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