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2017 Panelists

Making the Most of Your Graduate Degree

For Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and related fields

Moderator: Ira Taffer, PhD '83
Co-Founder and COO of BIOMOL International
Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs in the College of Arts and Sciences 

Joseph Anton, MSN '12
Vice President of Clinical and Support Services at Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals

Christian Bijoux, MPH '10
Founder and CEO of the State of Public Health, LLC

Akshay Finney, MS '16
Cybersecurity and Regulatory Consultant at Meditology Services

Adam Fontecchio, MS, PhD
Vice Dean of the Graduate College
Professor of Computer and Electrical Engineering in the College of Engineering
Director of the Center for the Advancement of STEM Teaching and Learning Excellence (CASTLE)

For Business, Law, Arts, Humanities, and related fields

Moderator: Paul Gondek, MS, PhD
Visiting Research Professor in the College of Arts and Sciences

Alexa Bonacquisti, BS '09, MS '10, PhD '16
Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the College of Arts and Sciences

Lisa Daughen, MBA
Independent Human Resources Consultant

Shabrei Parker, LLM, JD '10
Attorney at Mincey & Fitzpatrick
Adjunct Professor in the Kline School of Law

Anthony Wiseniewski, BS '12, MBA '14
Business Operations Specialist at Therapy Notes

Building the Career You Want

Moderator: Patricia Giordano, BS '88, DO
Medical Safety Officer at Johnson & Johnson

Shawn Brown, MS '08, EdD
Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff at West Chester Community College

Josa Hanzlik, MS '13, PhD '15
Postdoctoral Fellow at ZSX Medical

John Kuehne, MS, JD '12
Deputy Attorney General of the State of New Jersey
Adjunct Professor at the Drexel Center for Public Policy 

Michelle Maslowski, BBA '01, MBA '02
Assistant Vice President of Orthopedics in the Office of Institutional Advancement at Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals 

Graduate School: Before, During and After

Moderator: Teck-Kah Lim, PhD
Professor of Physics, College of Arts and Sciences

Lindsay Erlick, MS '15
Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions, Enrollment Management and Student Success

Jasmine George
BS/MS, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering, College of Engineering

Gabriela Marcu, PhD
Assistant Professor of Information Science, College of Computing and Informatics

Jeaná Morrison
PhD, Educational Leadership Development and Learning Technologies, School of Education

Amanda Piarulli
MPH/MD, Dornsife School of Public Health and College of Medicine

Graduate School: Is it Right for Me? 

During the Week of Undergraduate Excellence (May 4)

Moderator: Christopher Laincz, PhD
Associate Professor of Economics and Director of the PhD Program, LeBow College of Business
Director of Strategic Initiatives, Graduate College

Siddhant Adukia
MBA, Business Administration, LeBow College of Business

Kendall Darfoer
MS, Science, Technology and Society, College of Arts and Sciences

Carli Moorehead
BS/MS, Biomedical Engineering, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, and Materials Science and Engineering, College of Engineering

Thanh Nguyen
MS, Design Research, Westphal College of Media Arts and Design

Jerry John Nutor
PhD, Nursing, College of Nursing and Health Professions
Graduate Student Association (GSA) President