Where are our alumni?
Our alumni go on to a diverse array of careers and graduate programs. Here are some examples:
Class of 2021
- Emily Brennan ’21: Project Assistant, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
- Lesly Castillo ’21: Paraprofessional Research Assistant, International Institute for the Brain
- Elijah Castro ’21: Research Technician, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
- Cassidy Illum ’21: Research Technician, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
- Martha Madrid ’21: Master’s program, Environmental Change and Global Sustainability, University of Helsinki, Finland
- Elena Markovitz ’21: Intern, BioBus Outreach Program
- Ashley Pavia ’21: Ph.D. program, Oceanography, University of Delaware
- Simran Sahansra ’21: Associate Researcher, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
- Victoria Whalen ’21: University of Oregon School of Law for a specialized J.D. in Environmental Law
Meet Some of Our Natural Sciences Alumni
Class of 2009, Major in Biology
“As a bio major at MMC, I was continuously challenged and encouraged by my faculty and peers. Whether I was studying, conducting research, or discussing random scientific topics after class, the bio department was like a second home throughout my college years. The skills and knowledge I gained during this time continue to filter into my daily professional life, and the relationships I fostered remain invaluable.”
Class of 2020, Major in Biomedical Sciences and Psychology
Class of 2012, Major in Biology
“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.”
“Today as I sit in my graduate level classes and begin my thesis research, I look back and realize how fortunate I am to have picked MMC for my Biology degree. I owe it to the extraordinary faculty at MMC who have given me a strong foundation in science through patient, challenging, one-on-one teaching that I would not have found anywhere else! MMC is a great college to attend if you want to experience rigor, opportunities, and a small, close-knit science community.”
Class of 2020, Double Major in Biology and Dance
Right after graduating in May 2020, Hope Kenmore was hired as a full-time lab technician at the Institutional Biorepository Core (IBC) of Weill Cornell Medicine, where she is involved with research on COVID-19. She reports:
The faculty have taught me so much and helped prepare me so I could start working right after graduating, despite a pandemic, struggling economy, and difficult job market.
Class of 2013, Major in Biology
“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.”
Biology Post-Bac, 2019-2021
“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.”
Class of 2018, Major in Environmental Studies
Jillann Mahmoud, an Environmental Studies major, works as a Field Arborist in the Environmental division at AECOM, a large Engineering firm that consists of many divisions.
Class of 2015, Major in Biology
“Currently in graduate school, I am enrolled in a rigorous class in which students present published scientific literature. Because of Dr. Ann Aguanno’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.”
Class of 2016, Major in Biology
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.