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  • Career Choices Roundtable 

    Tuesday, February 21, 2017

    The Club, Magill Commons

    CSSE Panel

    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 a reception during and after the event. School of Science Peer Mentors organize and host these events; they are seen in the photo gallery moderating the panels. A short video gives the flavor of the 2014 event.

    The 2017 Career Choices Roundtable will be held on Tuesday, February 21 in Magill Commons.  Further details will be posted as they become available.

    The 2016 Speakers' Biographies Booklet is available, and you can also find a list of the 2016 alumni speakers from the event as well. The schedule below from last year's event provides some information on what you can expect from the program.

    February 9, 2016 Schedule  (for illustrative purposes only; actual 2017 program will be published soon)



    6:30 - 7:25 p.m.

    Club 107-108

    Jessica Acevedo O’Brien
    Associate Regulatory Specialist,
    Katherine Cintron -Lue
    Associate Scientist,
    PTC Therapeutics
    Christopher Day
    Manager of Microbiology,
    Bristol-Myers Squibb
    Laura Muller
    Veterinary Technician,
    Red Bank Veterinary Hospital
    Christopher Varley
    '97  '99M
    Executive Director,
    HCV Marketing at Bristol-Myers Squibb


    7:35 - 8:30 p.m.

    Club 109

    Jessica Avery, DVM
    Red Bank Veterinary Hospital
    Alexander Gorka, PhD
    Postdoctoral Fellow,
    National Cancer Institute
    Matthew L. Johnston
    Senior Director, Research & Development,
    MILSPRAY Military Technologies
    Robert Powoski, MS
    Analytical Chemist,
    Advanced Biotech
    Lisa Salvemini
    Senior Chemist,


    6:30 - 7:25 p.m.

    Club Dining

    Marisa Bloom
    Information Architect,
    John Daly
    Production Manager,
    IPKeys Gaming at IPKeys Technologies, LLC
    Ernest Kirstein
    '14  '15M
    Software Engineer,
    Jesse Mayer
    Lead Senior Cyber Security Engineer,
    First Data
    Frank Oloriz
    User Experience Architect,


    7:35 - 8:30 p.m.

    Club Dining

    Lisa Catanzaro
    Senior Associate,
    Lauren Dean
    '06  '11M
    Vice President,
    ZAIS Group, LLC
    Erin Humphries Knox
    '09  '11M
    Math Teacher,
    Woodbridge High School
    Colby Mueller
    Church and Dwight


    7:35 - 8:30 p.m.

    Club 107-108

    Josette Hutcheson
    Laboratory Technician,
    New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife
    Sandra Meola
    '12  '16M
    Communications and Outreach,
    NY/NJ Baykeeper
    Matthew Poach, PhD
    Marine Biogeochemist,
    Taylor Rodenberg
    Staff Assessor,
    Partner Engineering and Science, Inc.
    Eric Wasnesky
    '03  '05M
    Science Teacher,
    Manasquan High School

    Networking Reception will be held from 8:30 to 9 p.m. in the Club Lounge. Refreshments will be provided.
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