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DeBlasio Scholarship

The Kathleen DeBlasio Science Outreach Scholarship is awarded to students in the Biology program who make outstanding contributions to the scientific and educational goals of the Natural Sciences Department at Marymount Manhattan. 

Julia Furnari '20 and Jordan Barnett '21, recipients of the 2019-2020 Kathleen DeBlasio Science O...Julia Furnari '20 and Jordan Barnett '21, recipients of the 2019-2020 Kathleen DeBlasio Science Outreach Scholarship, at the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk in Central ParkThe recipients of the 2019-2020 Kathleen DeBlasio Science Outreach Scholarship are Jordan Barnett ’21 and Julia Furnari ’20.  Jordan is a junior Biomedical Sciences major, and Julia is a senior Biology major. They are officers in the Science Society as well as other student organizations including the Pre-Med Club, Student Government Association, and the Class of 2020 Senior Marshals. Jordan and Julia exhibit extraordinary leadership qualities as demonstrated through service and science outreach. Congrats!


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  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/2290-alexis-valera-18"><img src="/live/image/gid/108/width/215/src_region/0,0,2631,2631/16781_Alexis_valera.rev.1520284072.jpg" alt="Alexis Valera '18" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p><em>“My unique experience at MMC has not only prepared me for coursework at the doctoral level, but also for my patient-care experiences at physical therapy offices and rehabilitation centers. The professors in the Biology department have created a close-knit community, where I was encouraged to take learning into my own hands.”</em></p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/2290-alexis-valera-18">Alexis Valera ’18</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2018, <a href="/departments/natural-sciences/major-biomedical-sciences.php" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">B.S. Biomedical Sciences</a> and <a href="/departments/dance/body-science-motion.php" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">B.A. Dance: Body, Science, and Motion</a></p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/3041-gianna-oconnor-21"><img src="/live/image/gid/108/width/215/src_region/1043,422,2732,2112/21361_Gianna_OConnor.rev.1554146331.JPG" alt="Gianna O'Connor '21" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> I intern at The New York League of Conservation Voters, a non-partisan statewide nonprofit organization that fights for clean air, clean water, renewable energy, and open space through various political organizations. It is truly an organization that intertwines environmental advocacy with political action.</p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/3041-gianna-oconnor-21">Gianna O’Connor ’21</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2021, Double Major in <a href="/departments/natural-sciences/urban-and-environmental-sustainability/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Urban & Environmental Sustainability</a> and <a href="/departments/politics-human-rights/the-major/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Politics & Human Rights</a></p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/3322-kevin-mora-19"><img src="/live/image/gid/108/width/215/src_region/499,0,2630,2133/23148_Kevin_Mora.rev.1572278487.JPG" alt="Kevin Mora '19" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p><em>“By starting in the research lab of <a href="/live/profiles/88-ann-aguanno" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Prof. Ann Aguanno</a> at Marymount, I was able to gain first-hand experience collecting data and conversing with professionals that could only be achieved in a small school. Dr. Aguanno’s lab allowed me to have a close relationship with my mentors and work on a professional level that gave me the background to transition to a career in research at Rockefeller University and actively contribute to the molecular understanding of many neurological diseases.”</em></p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/3322-kevin-mora-19">Kevin Mora ’19</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2019, Major in Biology</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/885-olympia-gaglioti-12"><img src="/live/image/gid/108/width/215/src_region/0,19,237,257/6597_olympia.rev.1472490807.jpg" alt="Olympia G" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p><em>“The rigorous curriculum taught me how to study and manage my time. The small class sizes allowed me to know my professors as people, not just educators, so much so that one interviewer commented that my letter of recommendation was one of the best they’ve ever read.”</em></p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/885-olympia-gaglioti-12">Olympia Gaglioti ’12</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2012, Major in <a href="/departments/natural-sciences/major-biology.php">Biology</a></p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/3193-simran-sahansra-21"><img src="/live/image/gid/108/width/215/src_region/371,339,1996,1964/22063_IMG_4272.rev.1560511597.jpg" alt="Biology major Simran Sahansra '21" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> “I have been interning at New York University Langone Health Center’s Environmental Pediatrics Department to aid in their Children’s Health and Environment Study (CHES). This study is the initial part of the larger NIH-funded Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) study, which aims to shed light on how environmental exposures during early life can impact long-term child health outcomes.” </p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/3193-simran-sahansra-21">Simran Sahansra ’21</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2021, Major in Biology</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/3630-roberta-frossard"><img src="/live/image/gid/108/width/215/src_region/0,0,1017,1080/24435_837E8C36-3D2D-4A6F-8516-6348C0FD2ABE.rev.1589906798.JPG" alt="Roberta Frossard '20" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p><em>I am a graduating senior with a double major in <a href="/departments/psychology/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Psychology</a> and <a href="/departments/natural-sciences/major-biomedical-sciences.php" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Biomedical Sciences</a> and a minor in <a href="http://mmm.smartcatalogiq.com/2019-2020/Catalog/Academic-Offerings/Psychology/Minor-Neuroscience-17-Credits" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Neuroscience</a>. I have been accepted to the New York University Graduate School of Global Public Health to pursue a concentration in <span class="">Public Health Policy and Management.</span></em></p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/3630-roberta-frossard">Roberta Frossard</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2020, Major in Biomedical Sciences and Psychology</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/3406-shaista-shoukat"><img src="/live/image/gid/108/width/215/src_region/416,659,2387,2630/23625_Shaista_Shoukat.rev.1576509666.JPG" alt="Shaista Shoukat, Biology Post-Bac" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> I joined the Biology Post-Bac program for the purpose of retaking science classes needed for med school. I wanted to enhance my application by showing I can improve in something that I once lacked in. Joining this program has been such a great privilege as I am receiving individual help whenever needed. Coming from a big college during my undergrad, I always felt lost in the big lecture halls. But at this program, I feel like I have finally found the right path and guidance. </p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/3406-shaista-shoukat">Shaista Shoukat</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Biology Post-Bac, 2019-2021</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/817-elizabeth-perez-06"><img src="/live/image/gid/108/width/215/src_region/50,62,299,310/6538_elizabeth.rev.1472490807.jpg" alt="Elizabeth Perez '06" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p><em>“The successes I have experienced as a researcher since completing my Biology degree at MMC in 2006 were the direct result of dedicated professors and outstanding mentorship.”</em></p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/817-elizabeth-perez-06">Elizabeth Perez ’06</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2006, Major in <a href="/departments/natural-sciences/major-biology.php">Biology</a></p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/3212-beatriz-morocho-16"><img src="/live/image/gid/108/width/215/src_region/0,0,2400,2400/23705_Beatriz.rev.1579634825.jpg" alt="Beatriz Morocho '16" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p><span dir="ltr">I am currently into my second semester in my studies for my Pharm.D. at Touro College of Pharmacy. The course material is slowly picking up, but I feel extremely prepared to tackle it. I would like to express my gratitude to everyone in the Biology department for shaping me as student and teaching me everything there is to know for the future.</span></p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/3212-beatriz-morocho-16">Beatriz Morocho ’16</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2016, Major in Biology</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/814-zach-barbati-10"><img src="/live/image/gid/108/width/215/src_region/146,0,747,601/6728_zach.rev.1472490807.jpg" alt="Zach Barbati '10" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p><em>“My experience at Marymount Manhattan College challenged me not only to study the basic sciences in a typical linear sequence, but rather to integrate coursework in sociology, language, and philosophy into the Biology major courses. Furthermore, I felt challenged by my mentors to continually revisit foundational concepts in advanced classes, so as to reinforce key concepts that are important for developing a strong foundation in the biological sciences.”</em></p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/814-zach-barbati-10">Zach Barbati ’10</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2010, Major in <a href="/departments/natural-sciences/major-biology.php">Biology</a></p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/3195-noelia-tavarez-21"><img src="/live/image/gid/108/width/215/src_region/0,0,1899,1851/22109_IMG_0885_2.rev.1562599813.JPG" alt="Noelia Tavarez" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> “My research internship at NYU Langone Medical Center actually turned into a full-time job.”</p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/3195-noelia-tavarez-21">Noelia Tavarez ’21</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2021, Double Major in Biology and Business Entrepreneurship</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/3148-stephanie-constant-19"><img src="/live/image/gid/108/width/215/src_region/0,0,664,883/22005_stephanie_constant.rev.1559673872.jpg" alt="" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p><em>“Being a Behavioral Neuroscience Major at Marymount Manhattan College is an experience like no other. Working with Dr. Deirtra Hunter, you are allowed to not only get a deeper understanding of your classes, but she will help you find numerous opportunities geared towards your specific interest. Classes such as Perception and Developmental Neurobiology are challenging, engaging, and life changing.”</em></p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/3148-stephanie-constant-19">Stephanie Constant ’19</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2019, Major in <a href="/departments/natural-sciences/major-behavioral-neuroscience/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Behavioral Neuroscience</a></p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/3405-abe-libman"><img src="/live/image/gid/108/width/215/src_region/0,0,932,1219/23630_Abe.rev.1576511820.jpg" alt="Abe Libman, Biology Post-Bac" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> I love the warm, welcoming, and supportive community here at MMC! I believe that the small class sizes, individualized attention, and excellent facilities are exactly what I need to help me succeed in my aspirations to go to medical school. Coming from a large university where competition was intense and the professors hardly knew their students, I have been so pleasantly surprised by the dynamic here at MMC. As an added bonus, they have wonderful extra-curricular programs, and great food! I would highly recommend this program to anyone interested.</p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/3405-abe-libman">Abe Libman</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Biology Post-Bac, 2019-2021</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/3147-martine-faustin-19"><img src="/live/image/gid/108/width/215/src_region/0,0,3200,2133/22004_5DC34E6B-6AE3-416E-B2FF-5B42C482A174.rev.1559672581.jpg" alt="" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p><em>“The Behavioral Neuroscience program at Marymount Manhattan College is the perfect addition to the Division of Natural Sciences. It encompasses my passion for biology, chemistry, and psychology. It may seem extensive, but when you have an advisor like Dr. Deirtra Hunter-Romagnoli, you are able to excel in your studies. Dr. Hunter-Ramgnoli has provided me with the education, guidance, and hands on training I needed to not only do well in school, but to acquire a position as a Research Associate at the Nestler Lab at The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai after graduation.”</em></p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/3147-martine-faustin-19">Martine Faustin ’19</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2019, Major in <a href="/departments/natural-sciences/major-behavioral-neuroscience/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Behavioral Neuroscience</a></p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/815-danielle-khost-13"><img src="/live/image/gid/108/width/215/src_region/0,57,423,481/19742_Danielle_Khost.rev.1544725010.jpg" alt="Danielle Khost '13" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p><em>“When I was at Marymount Manhattan, I worked in Dr. Aguanno’s lab for three years, during which time I designed experiments for the lab’s research project, assembled formal scientific posters presenting my data, and attended numerous professional meetings at the national level. It took me a long time to realize how unusual it was as an undergrad to have so much agency in my research, and it gave me a tremendous advantage in making the transition to grad school.”</em></p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/815-danielle-khost-13">Danielle Khost ’13</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2013, Major in <a href="/departments/natural-sciences/major-biology.php">Biology</a></p></div>