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Alumni Spotlight and Updates

Recent Graduates of the M.A. in Ethics and Society Program
The M.A. Ethics and Society can be applied to almost any discipline where questionable issues arise and responsible solutions are needed--such as health care, business, medicine, law, education, government, non-profit agencies, and policymaking.

Ethics and Society Master's students go on to future studies in doctoral and professional degree programs (such as law and medical school), begin new or advance existing careers, and, most importantly, contribute to society as ethically educated citizens with specialized knowledge and skills. 

Stefanie Juell Ethics and Society Graduated 2012
Ms. Juell earned her B.A. in Philosophy from Boston College and, in 2012, completed the M.A. Ethics and Society degree. While at Fordham, Ms. Juell served as the Ethics and Society Council Representative for the Graduate Student Association, and worked part-time in the Office of Disability Services and as an adjunct instructor of Philosophical Ethics at Westchester Community College. From 2012 - 2014, Ms. Juell held the position of Institutional Review Board Coordinator at the University of Colorado Denver, Anschutz Medical Campus. She has also been hired as an adjunct faculty member in the Philosophy Department at the Community College of Aurora. In late 2014, Ms. Juell accepted a position as IRB Manager at Cathocli Health Initiatives Institute for Research and Innovation. 

Erica Palaia

M.A. in Ethics and Society
Graduated 2011
Ms. Palaia graduated from Fordham University with a B.A. in Communication and Media Studies, with a concentration in Media, Culture, and Society. She began working towards an M.A. in Ethics in Society while in her senior year as an undergraduate at Fordham, participating in the five-year combined Bachelor's and Master's degree program. While in the Ethics and Society program, Ms. Palaia served as a Graduate Assistant for the Fordham RETC Center for Professional Development, and in the Fall of 2011 she will begin a J.D. program at Fordham University School of Law.

Aline Ramos

M.A. in Ethics and Society
Graduated 2010
Ms. Ramos is a graduate of Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo in Brazil, where she earned a B.A. in Philosophy. She then earned a M.A. in Philosophy from Fordham University prior to beginning the Ethics and Society program. While at Fordham, Ms. Ramos served as a Graduate Assistant to the Office for International Services, and was Vice President of the Graduate Student Association. Ms. Ramos is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Philosophy at the Université du Québec à Montréal, where she has received multiple graduate assistantships. In addition, she is now the assistant webmaster for the International Society of Environmental Ethics.
"I absolutely know that the MA in Ethics and Society helped me get into law school. It demonstrated not only to the admissions staff and law professors, butalso to myself that I am fully capable of graduate level work and will excel in an academic environment. 

The MA in Ethics and Society gave me the skill set required for succeeding in graduate school, and the courses taken during the program taught me more about the ethical issues of the world than I ever knew was possible."
--Angelique Rivard, Class of 2011
Recent Student Achievements  
Erika Harrington
accepted a position as Regulatory Coordinator for the Yale Cancer Center Clinical Trials.
Artur Jagielski
is completing law school at the University of Bufalo and was confirmed as a Pro Bono Scholar by the Court of Appeals.  
Randi Delirod
began the Master's in Social Work Program at Fordham University
Taylor Jacob was awarded a four-year Fulbright to earn a PhD in Divinity at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland.
Nicholas Garcia
began law school at Georgetown University in fall, 2014
Jakub Brodowski
accepted a position with the Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor in New York City.
Xavier Montecel
was admitted to Harvard Divinity School (Harvard University) to complete the Master of Theological Studies degree with a concentration in Religion, Ethics, and Politics. He was admitted as a Harvard Divinity School Dean's Fellow.
Natasha Ramos is teaching at Success Academy Charter Schools.
Deanna Minasi
has taken a position with the Manhattan law firm Adam, Leitman, Bailey, PC.
Kara Wallis received a full tuition fellowship to the City University of New York School of Law where she began studies last fall.
Alison Gansert began law school last fall at the Marquette University School of Law.
Angelique Rivard began law school spring of 2012.
Stefanie Juell taught a Philosophical Ethics course at Westchester Community College.
Anthony Bradley

published a book "The Political Economy of Liberation: Thomas Sowell and James Cone on the Black Experience".  In September, he began a doctoral program in Dogmatics and Christian Ethics at the University of Pretoria.

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