Alumni Spotlight: Shanna Grafeld ’05

Shanna Grafeld ’05 is an ecological economist currently serving as a corporate responsibility analyst at Regency Centers in Jacksonville, FL. Prior to joining Regency Centers, she was a freelance academic researcher focusing on small-scale fisheries valuation, fisheries value chain tracing, and assessing the ecological, social, and cultural values of coral reef fisheries. During that time,…

Alumni Spotlight: Shane Jackson ’18

Shane Jackson ’18 is currently in his junior year at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), where he is working towards both his Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Mechanical Engineering.  In addition to his studies, he serves as a contact tracer for COVID-19 at Public Consulting Group (PCG) and NYS Department of Health.  Shane also…

Alumni Spotlight: James Lasker ’10

James Lasker ’10 holds a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master of Science degree from the University of Pennsylvania.  He was a graduate student in the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Chicago.  In September 2020, James defended his thesis entitled, “Determination of the Volumetric Type Ia Supernova Rate Using the…

Alumni Spotlight: Christian Pettinato ’16

Christian Pettinato ’16 is currently completing his Security Systems degree at Farmingdale State College and plans to start a master’s degree in Applied Business Analytics this fall.  Christian is an infantryman with the New York Army National Guard.  In this role, he serves in a variety of jobs, including hazmat certifier and platoon level radio…

Alumni Spotlight: Cristina Hernandez, MD ’05

Cristina Hernandez, MD ’05 attended medical school at the Stony Brook University School of Medicine. She also completed her Emergency Medicine residency and served as attending for three years at Stony Brook University Hospital.  Recently, she accepted an exciting job opportunity at the University of California San Diego, where she serves as an emergency medicine…

Alumni Spotlight: Elizabeth Sarian ’11

Elizabeth Sarian ’11 is an emerging operatic mezzo-soprano currently in her second year as an Artist-in-Residence at the Atlanta Opera, where she is performing operatic roles in shows such as La Cenerentola (Cinderella), Salome, Madama Butterfly, La Traviata, Dead Man Walking, and Eugene Onegin.  Elizabeth spent her past two summer seasons as a member of…