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Career Choices Roundtable Spring 2019

Career Choices Roundtable 2019

Tuesday, February 5, 2019
6:30 – 9:15 p.m.
The Club, Magill Commons

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Career Choices Roundtable is an annual student-led event that stresses a diversity of career paths. Alumni and friends of the University are invited to speak for a few minutes about their unique career path, to take questions from students, and to network with students and faculty at receptions during and after the event. School of Science Peer Mentors organize and host these events and moderate the panels. Click here for a brief biography of the 2019 participants.

This year’s panels included:

6:30 – 7:25 p.m.

Moderators: Kalyna Reda and Brianna Licciardello

Joe Boyd, Senior Database Programmer, Discovery Data, Oceanport, NJ

Parth Nilesh Kadakia, Software Developer, Hatteras Press, Tinton Falls, NJ

Justin Schlemm, Full Stack Developer, Hybrid Healthcare Communications, Red Bank, NJ

Georga Torres Waldron, Business System Analyst, K. Hovnanian Homes

Teaching STEM

Moderators: Bradie Keelen and Mia Collucci

Alyssa Bistrimovich, Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School

Jessica Bloom, Monroe Township Middle School, Seventh Grade Science

Andrew Bohackyj, Middlesex Vocational High School, Biology Teacher

Jon Pennetti, Rumson-Fair Haven High School, Physics Teacher

Alex Stucy, Middle School Teacher, Avon Schools, Alternate route teacher


Moderators: Kaitlyn Smith and Charlie Vasas

Tatiana Castro, Marine Science Technician, The Nature Conservancy

Beth Phelan, Supervisory Fishery Biologist, NOAA

Arturo Romua Jr., Field Technician,The NYC Department Parks and Recreation: Wildlife Unit

Britta Wenzel, Executive Director, Save Barnegat Bay


7:30 p.m.: Reception in Club Lounge


7:35 – 8:25 p.m.

Moderators: Jett Vernaci and Katherine Vargas

Taylor Bernosky, Investment Analyst, Prudential Financial

Jeff Kaufman, Analytics , Amicus Therapeutics

Autumn Lewis, Verizon, Project Manager, Finance Transformation Office

Amanda Sutton, Operations Analyst, Planalytics


Moderators: Emily Tumbaco and Kellsey Church

Andrea Grafton, Contractor, US Naval Research Laboratory

Sean Grimes, Manager, Regulatory Affairs & Quality Assurance at Global Essence Inc, Hamilton Township, NJ

Tony Levorse, Technical Research Director, International Flavors and Fragrances

Areeba Sohail, Regulatory Affairs Associate Specialist at Revlon R&D


Moderators: Tiffany Longo and Marta Telatin

John Albanese, Director and Clinical Scientist, The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson

Heather Schmidt, Practice Transformation Specialist, Integrity Medical Systems

Christopher Torres, PVA Manager, External Affairs at Bristol-Myers Squibb

You can learn more about last year’s speakers.

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