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Biology Post-Bacs Paula Schneider, Esha Sathiyamoorthy, and Abe LibmanBiology Post-Bacs Paula Schneider, Esha Sathiyamoorthy, and Abe Libman

Esha Sathiyamoorthy, Biology Post-BacEsha Sathiyamoorthy, Biology Post-Bac

Alicia Sawyers, Biology Post-BacAlicia Sawyers, Biology Post-Bac

Paula Schneider, Biology Post-BacPaula Schneider, Biology Post-Bac

Shaista Shoukat, Biology Post-BacShaista Shoukat, Biology Post-Bac


Faces of MMC

  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/1540-victoria-mcilrath-15"><img src="/live/image/gid/108/width/215/src_region/137,0,1917,1780/12683_drexel_photo.rev.1458251526.jpg" alt="Victoria McIlrath ’15" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p><em>“Currently in graduate school, I am enrolled in a rigorous class in which students present published scientific literature. Because of <a href="https://www.mmm.edu/live/profiles/88-ann-aguanno" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Dr. Ann Aguanno</a>’s senior seminar class that I completed at MMC, I have the knowledge and skill set required to understand, communicate and present the ideas and data of primary literature. My current success is a product of the exceptional teaching and guidance offered by MMC’s teaching faculty.”</em></p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1540-victoria-mcilrath-15">Victoria McIlrath ’15</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2015, Major in <a href="/departments/natural-sciences/major-biology.php" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Biology</a></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/3194-elijah-castro-21"><img src="/live/image/gid/108/width/215/src_region/870,441,2105,1676/22064_IMG_0099.rev.1560512161.jpg" alt="Elijah Castro '21" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> This summer I am doing research at Gilead Sciences in Foster City, CA, in the protein chemistry lab. </p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/3194-elijah-castro-21">Elijah Castro ’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/3212-beatriz-morocho-16"><img src="/live/image/gid/108/width/215/src_region/590,227,914,551/9570_img_2038.rev.1472490808.jpg" alt="Leri Research Group 2014-15. Left to right: Katie Ness, Beatriz Morocho, Rosie Wenrich, Marisa Du..." class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p><em><span dir="ltr">“I interned in the Developmental Neuroscience Morishita Lab at Mount Sinai Hospital where I ran behavioral tests on mice that have a genetic modification to determine the effects on attention.</span> <span dir="ltr">I also worked as a Pharmacy Technician at Rite Aid Pharmacy, where I typed prescriptions, billed claims to insurance, and counted and dispensed medication while also servicing patients.”</span></em></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/2294-rosie-wenrich-17"><img src="/live/image/gid/108/width/215/src_region/0,0,398,398/22018_0.rev.1560282491.jpg" alt="Rosie Wenrich '17" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p><em>“MMC’s small size and liberal arts curriculum really allowed me to explore all of my interests, and the intimate class sizes allowed for personal attention, which I think I really benefited from. I can never thank my professors enough for all they’ve helped me to achieve, and I wouldn’t trade my time at Marymount Manhattan for anything.”</em></p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/2294-rosie-wenrich-17">Rosie Wenrich ’17</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2017, B.S. <a href="/departments/natural-sciences/major-biology.php" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Biology</a> and B.A. Sociology</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/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/2295-sabrina-shapiro-09"><img src="/live/image/gid/108/width/215/src_region/366,15,1280,929/16830_IMG_3254.rev.1521078987.jpg" alt="Sabrina Shapiro '09" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p><em>“I had the unique opportunity at Marymount Manhattan College to double major in Biology and Dance. The small class sizes and strong relationships between the students and faculty provided an encouraging and close-knit environment. The program brought out the best of me as a student, a scientist and a human being. My experience has inspired me to continue with my studies, even a decade after graduation!” </em></p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/2295-sabrina-shapiro-09">Sabrina Shapiro ’09</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2009, Double Major in <a href="/departments/natural-sciences/major-biology.php" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Biology</a> and <a href="/departments/dance/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Dance</a></p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/953-ashley-pirovano-13"><img src="/live/image/gid/108/width/215/src_region/39,0,1057,1018/21455_IMG_20180622_1624522.rev.1554855086.jpg" alt="Ashley Pirovano '13" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p><em>“The small class sizes and individual attention are really unique to MMC. Not only does this foster a great learning environment, but it also allows for a personal connection with the professors.”</em></p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/953-ashley-pirovano-13">Ashley Pirovano ’13</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2013, Major in <a href="/departments/natural-sciences/major-biology.php" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Biology</a></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/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/1284-alexandra-devaris"><img src="/live/image/gid/117/width/215/src_region/0,82,302,384/9671_a_devaris.rev.1453903739.jpg" alt="Alexandra Devaris ’12" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p><em>“After completing my Master of Science in Environmental Policy from University College Dublin, I am now working as both a Logistics Coordinator at Friendship Ambassadors Foundation, an international non-profit in Connecticut, and as an Environmental Assistant at Samsung.”</em></p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1284-alexandra-devaris">Alexandra Devaris ’12</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2012, Major in <a href="/departments/international-studies/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">International Studies</a>, Minor in <a href="https://www.mmm.edu/departments/natural-sciences/minors/environmental-studies.php" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Environmental Studies</a></p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/3214-madison-weisend-20"><img src="/live/image/gid/108/width/215/src_region/0,0,2048,1360/14572_headshot_looking_up.rev.1486725884.jpg" alt="Madison Weisend, a freshman Environmental Studies major." class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p><em><strong>Madison Weisend</strong>, an Environmental Studies major, interned with Our Climate to promote carbon-pricing initiatives in NYC as part of their carbon-pricing campaign, <a href="http://www.ourclimate.us/the_movement" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Put a Price on It</a>. </em></p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/3214-madison-weisend-20">Madison Weisend ’20</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2020, Major in Environmental Studies</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/2280-elevit-perez-17"><img src="/live/image/gid/108/width/215/src_region/0,0,3200,2129/16578_Perez_Elevit_170809_04.rev.1517346023.jpg" alt="Biology Alumnus Elevit Perez '17" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p><em>“MMC allowed me to establish close and lasting relationships with my professors through an intimate and challenging learning environment. As a result of my hard work and the support I received throughout my undergraduate years, I am currently working as a research technician at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, where I am able to apply lab techniques and skills from my education and hands-on experience at MMC. It was an honor to be taught and work alongside such brilliant educators.”</em></p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/2280-elevit-perez-17">Elevit Perez ’17</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2017, Major in <a href="/departments/natural-sciences/major-biology.php" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Biology</a>, Minor in <a href="/departments/natural-sciences/minors/chemistry.php" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Chemistry</a></p></div>
  • <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>