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Advisory Board

As part of Marymount Manhattan College’s CityEdge program, each academic department sponsors an Advisory Board composed of accomplished professionals with knowledge, experience, and expertise in fields related to our respective programs. Members of the Natural Sciences Advisory Board provide insight on careers in the sciences and identify job openings, internships, and other professional opportunities for our students.

Advisory Board Members

  • Keaven Caro, B.S. Biology and Behavioral Neuroscience, 2017 

    Keaven Caro is an MD/PhD student at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, where he will pursue his PhD in neuroscience. He plans to practice in the field of neurology. He graduated from MMC in 2017 with a B.S. in Behavioral Neuroscience , a B.S. in Biology , and minors in Dance and Chemistry. 


  • Devin Columbus '09 

    Devin Columbus is a biomedical research professional with a focus on globally relevant infectious diseases. She currently works as a project manager within the NIH-funded Tuberculosis Research Unit Network, which integrates scientific and clinical research disciplines to study human Tuberculosis in endemic countries.  Devin is a proud alumna of Marymount Manhattan College, having received her B.S. in Biology in 2009. She holds a Masters of Biology from CUNY Hunter College and is a Certified Clinical Research Coordinator.


  • Catherine Gaissert '15 

    Catherine Gaissert graduated from Marymount Manhattan College in 2015 with a B.S. in Biomedical Sciences . She is currently a physician assistant student at the University of California, Davis, where she will graduate with a Master of Health Services.


  • Ashley Pirovano ’13 

    Ashley Pirovano graduated from Marymount Manhattan College in 2013 with a B.S. in Biology . She is currently a scientist at the nonprofit organization BioBus , where she works to bridge the gap between academic research and the community of NYC.


  • Ray Romano '11 

    Raymond Romano graduated from MMC with a B.S. in Biology in 2011. He holds a Master’s in Public Health from Boston University and a Master’s in Nursing Practice from Vanderbilt University, and he is currently working towards a Ph.D. in Nursing Science. He has co-authored eight peer-reviewed research articles on the detection, diagnosis, and care of dementia in a primary care setting.


  • Rosie Wenrich '17 

    Rosie Wenrich graduated from MMC in 2017 with a Bachelor of Science with Honors in Biology, a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, and a Chemistry minor. Since graduation, she has been working at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center as a research technician in the genomics core. In the fall of 2019, Rosie will begin medical school at Rowan School of Osteopathic Medicine .