Fordham Club Members
Alison Rini is the current president of the Fordham Club. She is a senior from Ramsey, New Jersey, majoring in English with minors in Italian and Marketing. She has served on the executive board of the Model United Nations club as both Director of Communications and Programmer, acted as a chair for FORMUNC, Fordham's high school level conference, and competed at eight collegiate level Model UN conferences. Alison has also been a student research assistant for the Bronx African-American History project (BAAHP) and the Bronx Italian-American History Initiative (BIAHI) since her first semester, and was awarded an undergraduate research grant to create an interactive digital map for the two projects. She currently serves on the executive committee of the new Bronx COVID-19 Oral History Project. Alison has been a New Student Orientation leader and captain for the past three years, and is an alumna of the Manresa Scholars program and West Wing Integrated Learning Community. Alison is a member of Sigma Tau Delta, Phi Kappa Phi, and Sigma Iota Rho honor societies. She began a semester abroad at Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan in Spring 2020 and can speak Italian and Spanish. She has interned at the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington D.C., a political consulting firm, and two technology startups. She hopes to eventually combine her experience in media, research, languages, and technology with her passion for social justice and diplomacy to serve the public good.
Crea Baker-Durante, originally from Needham, Massachusetts, is graduating with a degree in Computer Science. She is the co-president of Fordham’s chapter of Girls Who Code, a member of the Division I women’s soccer team, a representative on Fordham’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, and a tutor. She is a Clare Boothe Luce Scholar, and a member of the Sigma Xi and Phi Kappa Phi honor societies. Since her junior year, Crea has conducted research in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, working specifically with image manipulations. Her summer internships have included Dunkin’ Brands as an IT Store Systems Intern, and Ernst & Young as a Cybersecurity Consulting Intern. Currently, she works for the IT Department at the Gabelli School of Business. After graduation, she plans to work for a few years as a Software Engineer. In the future, she hopes to go back to school to get a PhD in Computer Science or Artificial Intelligence, and effectively use it in the medical field to enhance patient care.
Debra Chieco is a senior from Long Island, New York majoring in International Political Economy and minoring in Art History and Economics. During her time at Fordham, she has been a Manresa Scholar in Loyola Hall, served as a New Student Orientation Leader, a member of the Social Innovation Collaborative’s Social Impact Storytelling Team for three years, and acted as a Senator for the Class of 2021, sitting on the USG Budget Committee for all four years. Debra is a member of the Sigma Iota Rho and Phi Kappa Phi Honor Societies. As a member of the Women’s Division I Rowing Team, she has spent much of her time at Fordham training with her amazing team, or running to and from practice. Debra has interned at LiveOnNY, a non-profit organization for organ donation, and spearheaded Fordham’s first organ donation drive on campus. As a rising junior, Debra completed a summer immersion program abroad with CUPA Paris, and as a rising senior, she interned with UBS and is now a UBS Ambassador. After graduation, Debra will be returning to work within the Investment Bank at UBS.
Michelle Cisneros is a senior from Mountainside, New Jersey majoring in Political Science and Latin American Studies with a minor in Religious Studies and an honors concentration in American Catholic Studies. She currently serves as the Co-Chair of Fordham Club’s Diversity Committee. On campus she is involved in Global Outreach as the Executive Board President, Urban Plunge as a Student Involvement Captain, Club Amigas as a Student Mentor, and Let’s Get Ready as a Site Director. In the Summer of 2019, Michelle was awarded a research grant to conduct an independent study on the effectiveness of New York City as a Sanctuary City. She has also been selected as a Campion Scholar, Curran Scholar, and Matteo Ricci Scholar while at Fordham and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, Pi Sigma Alpha, and Alpha Sigma Nu honor societies. She studied abroad in London during her Junior Year at Fordham’s London Centre. Michelle has held internships with the New York City Law Department, the Office of Senator Cory A. Booker, and New Sanctuary Coalition. Michelle is the proud daughter of Ecuadorian immigrants and hopes to dedicate her career to advocating for the Latinx community as an international human rights lawyer.
Colleen Cochran is a rising senior at Fordham College Rose Hill. She is an Economics major with minors in Environmental Studies and Sustainable Business. Colleen is from New Jersey. Her passion for protecting the environment grew after witnessing the devastation of Hurricane Sandy to her home community. Since then Colleen has been conducting coastal research. Colleen is a published author, producing research that explores environmental management and communication. Her commitment to environmental public service is evident in her selection as a 2019 Udall Scholar and 2020 Truman Finalist. At Fordham, Colleen founded and currently leads the Climate Impact Initiative within the Fordham Social Innovation Collaboratory. Through her work with the Collaboratory, Colleen has helped to increase sustainability and social innovation initiatives and raise climate consciousness among the Fordham community. Colleen is also part of Dr. Steven Franks’ evolutionary ecology lab and worked as the Fordham-NYU Research Intern. Colleen currently works for ICF as the Transportation Outreach Intern, working on sustainable transportation initiatives with the NYSDOT. Colleen has also previously interned with carbon consulting and sustainable marketing firms. Her career goals focus on developing economic, political, and societal solutions to pressing environmental issues.
Rachel Daso is a Fordham College Rose Hill senior from Lakewood, Ohio. She is graduating this spring with a BS in Chemistry and a minor in Philosophy. Rachel is an active member of many music groups on campus, from the Fordham Orchestra to jazz groups and more. She also has been involved in undergraduate research in the Chemistry department for two and a half years studying peptide-based nanomolecules and their application in tissue engineering and drug delivery. After graduation, Rachel plans to earn a graduate degree in biochemistry and continue to do scientific research. In Fordham Club, she is on the Bronx Relations committee and hopes to create a stronger mutual relationship between Fordham University and the surrounding Bronx community.
Mia Disano is a senior in Fordham College Rose Hill majoring in Digital Technology and Emerging Media with minors in Marketing and Sports Journalism. She is from Scituate, Massachusetts. This year she was inducted into Lambda Pi Eta, the Communications Honor Society. Mia is a member of Rose Hill Society, the volunteer tour guide group and has held the position of Special Events Coordinator. She is also the Music Manager at WFUV Public Radio where she helps produce live, in studio, performances with bands that come to campus. Junior year, Mia studied abroad at University of Sydney in Australia and also got to visit New Zealand and Indonesia. Mia has held internships at NBC Boston and Busted Halo. After graduation she hopes to work in the media/entertainment industry. As a member of the Community Support Committee she wants to help implement events for the well being and health of Fordham’s student body.
Daniela Fame is graduating with a major in Economics and a minor in New Media and Digital Design with a concentration in information studies from Fordham College at Rose Hill. During her time at Fordham she has been involved with the Campus Activities Board, New Student Orientation, The Innovator, WFUV and Mode Magazine. She currently serves as the Head of Fundraising on Mode Magazine and as a Data Services Intern with WFUV. Daniela has also offered her time volunteering at the Lincoln Square Neighborhood Center, where she implemented a DiscoTech (Discovering Technology) event to teach the after school program video editing software. Additionally, she has held internships at an e-commerce startup and S&P Global Ratings. After graduation, she has accepted a full time position as a credit analyst at S&P where she hopes to work within the U.S. Public Finance sector.
Carsyn Fisher is a senior from Ayer, MA, with a double major in Economics and International Studies and a double minor in Arabic and Urban Studies. Carsyn has participated in undergraduate research, examining the economic impacts of remittances in developing countries, and has also presented research at the Fordham Undergraduate Research Symposium. She has been a Resident Assistant on campus for three years, and served as an Urban Plunge Assistant for one year. Carsyn has also been an elected member of the United Student Government: for three years as a senator, one year as the chair of the Diversity Action Coalition, and currently as the President-Pro Tempe. She has also been on the executive board of the Fordham University Philippine-American Club for four years. Carsyn currently serves as the co-chair of Fordham Club’s Diversity Committee. During her time at Fordham, Carsyn has also been involved in Women’s Choir, Arabic Club, Economics Society, and Global Outreach. In her free time, Carsyn enjoys cooking, traveling, and spending time with family and friends. Carsyn has held internships at the Office of the Mayor of New York City, KPMG, and a Bronx-based nonprofit organization. After graduation, Carsyn will be joining Deloitte’s Government and Public Services consulting practice in Washington D.C., and hopes to be involved in work for economic equity for marginalized communities.
Matthew Fisher is a graduating senior with a major in Biological Sciences and minor in Bioethics. Since his freshman year, Matt has been a part of the Fordham Dance Marathon which works with the B+ Foundation to fight pediatric cancer. He has held chair and director positions on the FDM committee, and held the Executive Co-Director position in his junior year. Additionally, Matt has been a part of Fordham’s New Student Orientation as a leader and captain. Outside of these clubs, Matt has worked in a research lab with Dr. Steven J. Franks for two years studying climate change’s evolutionary effects on plant species. After graduation, Matt hopes to continue on to Law School in the New York City area and address disparities in the healthcare system.
Kristin Guglielmo is a senior at Fordham College Rose Hill with a major in Anthropology and a minor in Psychology. She has been involved with the Campus Activities Board since her freshman year and is currently serving as the Vice President. During her time at Fordham, Kristin has served as a leader and captain for the New Student Orientation program and a Resident Assistant. Kristin’s passion for service is evidenced by her work at Fordham Law’s Public Interest Resource Center over the past year and by her summers spent working at Mountain T.O.P., a non-profit ministry in southeast Tennessee. She hopes to use that same passion and drive to accomplish meaningful work this year on Fordham Club’s Bronx Relations Committee.
Victor Imparato is a senior from Shrewsbury, Massachusetts majoring in Biological Sciences with a minor in Theology at Fordham College at Rose Hill. He is also an Accelerated Master’s student and will receive a Master’s of Science degree in Biological Sciences with a concentration in Cell and Molecular Biology. Victor has been a Resident Assistant for three years. He has worked as a Patient Ambassador at St. Barnabas Hospital and has been a Specimen Imaging Volunteer at the New York Botanical Garden’s herbarium. After gaining experience in the Master’s program, Victor will pursue a career involving biological research. As a member of Fordham Club’s Community Support Committee, Victor looks forward to providing the Fordham community with resources and events that can improve general well-being during this unique academic year.
Sarah James is a graduating senior from Fordham College Rose Hill with a major in Communication Studies and a minor in Disability Studies. She is from Long Island, New York and she is a first generation Guyanese American. At Fordham Sarah is a third year RA, a Fordham Founders scholar, a member of ASILI and president of Fordham Christian Fellowship. This past year Sarah has worked within the Bronx as an intern for Bronx Community Board 6 and hopes to integrate the greater Bronx community into her experience here at Fordham whether it be residential life programming, or every day life. After graduation she will be pursuing an MA in Public Media with a concentration in Strategic Communication at Fordham’s esteemed Graduation School of Arts and Sciences.
Anna Lazzaro is a senior from Orlando, Florida. She is double majoring in international political economy and psychology on the pre-law track. During her time at Fordham, Anna has been involved with UNICEF and United Student Government where she is currently the vice president of Fordham College Rose Hill and the chair of the Dean’s Council. Anna is a member of Psi Chi and Sigma Iota Rho honor societies. In the spring, Anna studied abroad in Austria where she studied international economics, psychoanalysis, and German. She has interned at the Managing Attorney’s Office at the Office of the Attorney General of New York and she has worked with the Clinton Global Initiative on a commitment to action to promote voter registration and civic engagement with people who were formerly incarcerated. After graduation, she hopes to attend law school to pursue a career in advocacy for prisoners rights and civil rights law. She is excited about her opportunity to work with Fordham Club on the Bronx Relations committee to help bring Fordham and the surrounding community together.
Angela Ly is a graduating senior majoring in Biological Sciences and minoring in Sociology. She is from the Bronx, NY and has lived in NYC her whole life. She is a recipient of the Fordham Loyola Scholarship, Fordham Tuition Award and Fordham Metro Grant. Since her freshman year, she has been a part of many cultural related associations here on campus. She currently serves as Vice President of Asian Cultural Exchange Club and as the Cultural Programming Coordinator (CPC) of the Asian American Pacific Islander Committee. She is also a part of the Fordham Sigma Xi Honor Research Society. During her junior year, Angela worked as an undergraduate assistant in Dr. Wei’s Lab where she conducted various experiments with DNA for breast cancer research. Last summer she interned for the Rehabilitation Medicine Center of NY, where she shadowed several physicians, and assisted in many post operative procedures. Prior to this, she had worked as a clinical nutritional intern at a privately runned nutrition consulting center. She is also certified in Mental Health First Aid, and received her certification during her sophomore year. In her free time, she loves to cook, cuddle with her dog, and travel the world with her family. She plans to pursue a career in the medical field and hopes to make a difference in people’s lives.
Emily Malacane is a graduating senior majoring in Digital Technology and Emerging Media with minors in Journalism and Urban Studies. Emily is from the suburbs of DC in Northern Virginia. She has been a part of MODE Magazine, Fordham’s fashion and lifestyle magazine, since her freshman year and is the Creative Director. She has also been involved with Generation Citizen and taught eighth grade civics in the South Bronx. Last summer, she was a Project Mentor for the Bronx is Blooming, an environmental stewardship nonprofit in the Bronx. She worked at Saint Mary’s Park in the South Bronx. This past summer, she scored a job as a Head Chef at the Arthur Ave Retail Market. This semester, Emily is interning at Highbridge Voices, an afterschool education organization in the Bronx. After graduation, Emily hopes to combine her love for food and design to work at a food company, magazine, or restaurant. She hopes to be a public school teacher once she retires.
Kiyana Marsh is a senior double-majoring in Communications and Culture with a concentration in Communications Studies and Film and Television with a concentration in Film Studies. She is originally from Greenwich, Connecticut. Kiyana is the Social Media Coordinator of Fordham Club. During her time at Fordham University, she has been involved with Fordham Television since her freshman year. She was a founding member of Fordham Television, “Study Break,” and hosted and pitched episode themes until her senior year, when she became the President and Social Media Coordinator. She is currently a member of Lambda Pi Eta and Phi Kappa Phi honors societies. Kiyana has interned at Adweek as a Marketing Intern and NBC Universal at The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. She has further spent a majority of her time at Fordham University working on campus at Aramark as a Management Intern, organizing payments, costs, and inventory for popular places such as Starbucks and Cosi. In addition, Kiyana studied abroad for a semester at Università del Sacro Cuore in Milan in Spring 2020, where she developed conversational skills in Italian. In the future, Kiyana hopes to continue to work in film and television, in providing entertainment but also in leveraging overshadowed voices and informing the public about current issues.
Mathew Matthias is a senior in Fordham College Rose Hill pursuing a major in Political Science, as well as double minoring in Peace and Justice Studies and Theology. He is from Paterson, New Jersey. He’s had the privilege of being a Resident Assistant for the past three years on the Rose Hill campus and being a supervisor for the Ram-Line, Fordham’s Student Call Center. After getting his BA, he will be continuing his education in the Masters in Ethics and Society program at Fordham’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Subsequently, he will pursue a career in law. His prior political and legal knowledge through several congressional internships have further motivated his career path. As a first-generation college student, he plans on pursuing law to elevate, amplify and support discounted communities on a greater scale.
Bobby McCormick is graduating with a major in History and minor in Business Administration from Fordham College at Rose Hill. Throughout his time at Fordham, he has served as a New Student Orientation Coordinator, Rose Hill Society Ambassador, Fordham Dance Marathon Personal Fundraising Chair, has been involved in the Fordham Orchestra, and helped conduct an interdisciplinary research project involving crocodiles. He is also part of the Phi Alpha Theta and Mannion History Honor Societies and has held two internships while at Fordham, the most recent of which at the Office of State Senator Gustavo Rivera. Originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he likes to spend his free time visiting “Old City”, a small but historical part of the city. He plans on attending law school next year to pursue a career in either Animal Law or Family Law.
Alana Murphy is graduating with a major in Political Science and minor in Urban Studies. During her time at Fordham she has been Secretary of Fordham College Democrats, an Assistant Chair of Fordham Model UN Conference, an Orientation Leader and a participant in Global Outreach - New York. She is also a member of Pi Sigma Alpha, Alpha Sigma Nu, Phi Beta Kappa, and Phi Kappa Phi honors societies. Alana is originally from Verona, New Jersey. During her junior year, she spent her fall semester in Copenhagen studying European and Danish politics. She has interned for Council Member Ritchie Torres, Mayor de Blasio, the NYC Department of City Planning and US Senator Gillibrand and is currently a policy intern for the National Council of Jewish Women-NYC. After graduation, she hopes to pursue a career in progressive politics and advocacy.
Jack Quaglino is a graduating senior with majors in International Political Economy and Political Science, as well as the honors concentration in American Catholic Studies. Jack is from New Orleans, LA. At Fordham, Jack has been the Student Sacristan in the University Church since his Freshman Year and has participated in a variety of student organizations, including the Fordham Undergraduate Law Review and the Student Philanthropy Committee. As a Senior, Jack has taken on leadership roles in Alpha Sigma Nu and the Campus Ministry Office. In the Bronx, Jack volunteers as a Boys U10 Soccer Coach at South Bronx United on Saturday mornings. After graduation, Jack plans to attend law school.
Ava Roche is graduating with a major in International Political Economy and minors in Peace and Justice Studies and Business Administration. During her time at Fordham, she has served as the Managing Editor for the Fordham Undergraduate Research Journal and the Student Representative for the Fordham Core Curriculum Committee and participated in both Global Outreach: Rwanda and the Social Impact 360º fellowship program. During her junior year, she studied abroad at the University of Oxford. She has also completed internships at Penguin Random House, Cole Hansen Chester LLP, and Evan Guthrie Law Firm and is a member of the Alpha Sigma Nu and Phi Beta Kappa honor societies. After graduation, she hopes to attend law school and focus particularly on international law.
John Ross is a senior in Fordham College Rose Hill with a double major in Communications & Culture and Film & Television and a minor in History. He is originally from Freehold, New Jersey. During his time at Fordham, John served as an Orientation Coordinator for Fordham’s New Student Orientation program. He also interned with NBCUniversal and plans to pursue a career in television production and development upon graduation. Through his involvement in Fordham Club’s Bronx Relations Committee, John hopes to connect Fordham students and Bronx residents in a meaningful way.
Charlotte Rossi is a senior at Fordham College Rose Hill majoring in Communication and Culture and minoring in Psychology. She is additionally in the 5-year track for the Graduate School of Education to get a Master’s in Elementary Education. Charlotte is originally from Westport, Connecticut. At Fordham, she has been a member of the Division I women’s soccer team, as well as a member of the women’s club soccer team. She has served as a student ambassador and tour guide for the Rose Hill Society and an orientation leader for Fordham’s New Student Orientation program. She is also a member of Lambda Pi Eta, Fordham’s Communications Honor Society. At the end of her freshman year, she participated in a Global Outreach project in New Orleans. In the spring of 2020, she studied abroad in London at Fordham’s London Centre. One of Charlotte’s greatest passions is cycling and in summer 2021, she will be leading a cycling trip on the Pacific Coast for a company called Overland Summers. After finishing her master’s degree, Charlotte hopes to work as an elementary school teacher.
Emma Sammons is from Mystic, Connecticut and will be graduating with a major in International Studies with a concentration in Global Affairs. She will also be graduating with a degree in Spanish Language and Literature. Emma is a member of Sigma Iota Rho, and Phi Kappa Ph honor societies. During her time at Fordham she has also been involved in Global Outreach: Guatemala, SPIRE Fordham, Senior Week Committee, Fordham Undergraduate Research Journal, and New Student Orientation, which she served as the Coordinator for Marketing and Communications for during this past year. She has also served as an intern for The Common Good and AsylumConnect. During her junior year, she studied abroad with Fordham’s program at the University of Granada in Spain. Following graduation, she hopes to attend law school and pursue a career in International Law, focusing on refugee rights.
Helen Stevenson is graduating with majors in Political Science and Women, Gender and Sexuality studies with a minor in Film and Television. She is originally from Montgomery, New Jersey. This year, she finished up her time as editor-in-chief of The Fordham Ram, the university’s journal of record. Helen oversaw the publication as it transitioned to a completely online platform for the first time 103 years of journalism. She conducted production of weekly virtual publication, oversaw a staff of over 30 writers and editors, guided editorial and business meetings, and wrote regularly. Outside of the Ram, she also worked as a reporter and on-air anchor for WFUV radio station to cover news in the Greater New York City area. In the future, Helen will continue to pursue these interests and a career in communications, politics or journalism. She is excited to be a part of Fordham Club’s Bronx Relations Committee, and will continue to work on weakening the divide between the university and Bronx communities.
Nora Thomas is a senior majoring in History and Political Science with a minor in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. After graduation, Nora hopes to work in a legal services office to help provide legal assistance to New York City tenants facing eviction. She’s currently a reporter and anchor at WFUV News and may yet change course again and stick with journalism. Nora’s on the Rose Hill improv team, Stranded in Pittsburgh, enjoys being creative and silly with the folks at Fordham Experimental Theatre, writes for The Literate, Fordham’s comedic literary magazine, and volunteers at the Bronx Community Foundation. She’s very excited to be part of Fordham Club’s Bronx Relations Committee.
Meg Whalen is a Rose Hill senior in the Honors Program from Oak Park, IL. She is majoring in Integrative Neuroscience on the Cell & Molecular track and minoring in philosophy. Most of Meg’s time at Fordham has been dedicated to the campus chapter of Engineers Without Borders, for which she previously served as the communications lead and currently serves as co-president. She is also involved in Fordham’s chapter of Alpha Sigma Nu and undergraduate research through the Chemistry Department. Outside of campus, she tutors for the MCAT and volunteers with Telehealth Access for Seniors. After graduation, Meg plans to spend a year with a service corps before attending medical school and earning her MD/MBA. Meg is the current Fordham Club secretary and works on the Community Support committee. As a committee member, she hopes to help implement programs that create happy and healthy in-person and virtual environments.