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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...

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...

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.”
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When James Gaddis ’19G learned that he was accepted into the prestigious Boren Fellowship program, he knew he would have the “experience of a...

Madhuparna Chakraborty

As a seventh-grade student in India, Madhuparna Chakraborty ‘17G volunteered to assist cerebral palsy patients at a local hospital near her home in Kolkata, India, and realized how much research...

Scott Mesh ’92Ph.D.

“I've always liked bringing people together for a greater purpose,” said Scott Mesh ’92Ph.D., cofounder and executive director of Los Niños Services, a multilingual agency he...

Sylvie Do-Vu

Sylvie, a Sociology major who will...

Deanna Ingrassia

By the time Deanna Ingrassia '16MS came to St. John’s University, she had already puzzled over the next step in her career.

“There were so many paths to consider,” said...