Fordham Club Members
Nicole Smina, the current Fordham Club president, is a chemistry major and math minor. During her time at Fordham, Nicole has been extensively involved in tutoring through the chemistry department and the Higher Education Opportunity Program, and she has been doing research in the Fordham Chemistry Department since her freshman year. She is a recipient of the Clare Boothe Luce scholarship and a member of the Sigma Xi, Alpha Sigma Nu, Phi Kappa Phi, and Phi Beta Kappa honors societies. She enjoys long runs, writing in her journal, spontaneity, and spending meaningful time with friends. After graduation, Nicole will move to Miami and teach high school chemistry for two years through Teach For America!! She then plans to pursue a Ph.D. in chemistry, and eventually to teach chemistry at the collegiate level.
Stephanie Albert is a senior in the Honors Program majoring in Communications and Culture with a concentration in Cultural Studies. She is a member of the Rose Hill Society, the social media and outreach coordinator for the Fordham Branch of the Communications Honor Society Lambda Pi Eta, and a campus minister and Liturgy Board representative. During her time at Fordham, she has interned for Broadway Dreams, Story Pirates, and the Archdiocese of New York and currently serves as the Content Coordinator for Camp Broadway. Her post-graduation plans include attending graduate school and pursuing a career in theatrical administration.
Princeton Ball is graduating with majors in Political Science and Spanish Language & Literature. During his time at Fordham, he has been a member of ASILI The Black Student Union and College Democrats, worked for The Universities Office of Legal Counsel, city council member of the 15th district, Ritchie Torres, and as a student fundraiser for The University. He has volunteered with Part of The Solution (P.O.T.S.) food pantry and New Sanctuary Coalition working with immigrants and proving translation services. After graduation, he plans to travel to Europe and then go to Law School to pursue Immigration law.
Sally Brander is graduating with a double major in History and Digital Technologies and Emerging Media. During her time at Fordham, she has been involved with the Office of Multicultural Affairs as a peer leader and programming coordinator and the Social Innovation Collaboratory's "Our Story" as a story mentor and storyteller. During her junior year, she went abroad to London where she interned at Simon & Schuster UK in Distribution. Her shining moment is filling an entire carry-on with only books. She is currently contributing research to a forthcoming exhibition with Fordham Jewish Studies. After graduation, she hopes to pursue a career in Children’s Publishing.
Kate Courter is graduating with a degree in History and minors in American Studies, Anthropology and Music. She currently serves as the President of the Fordham University Choir and the Treasurer of Phi Alpha Theta. During her time at Fordham she has been an active member of the Mimes and Mummers and the Theatrical Outreach Program. She has also been a New Student Orientation leader, campus tour guide, First Year Formation peer mentor, and a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Sigma Nu. During her junior year she studied abroad at the Fordham Centre in London. She has had internships at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Gilder Lehrman Institute. After graduation she hopes to work in museum administration and development.
Katie DeMeo is graduating with a major in International Political Economy and a minor in Communication and Culture. During her time at Fordham, she has served as a Corps Member for Jumpstart and a Site Director for Fordham’s Let’s Get Ready program as well as being a New Student Orientation Leader, a Global Outreach participant and a member of Alpha Sigma Nu. Katie has interned at the nonprofit organizations New York Cares and LitWorld International. After graduation, she hopes to pursue a career in development at a nonprofit focused on education reform.
Anna DiGiuseppe is graduating with a major in Humanitarian Affairs and a minor in psychology. She is currently the president of the Global Outreach (GO!) board, a University Ambassador on the Rose Hill Society, a Faculty Advisor Student Assistant, and an active member of the UNICEF Campus initiative and campus ministry. She has served as a Global Transition Assistant, introducing new international students to Fordham, and is an alumnus of the Manresa scholar’s program and West Wing ILC. While at Fordham, Anna has interned at psychology institutes and offices around the city, and national NGOs like Catholic Charities. She has also worked as a research assistant for the psychology department and the Bronx African American History Project. After graduation, she hopes to join a volunteer corps before pursuing a law degree to work toward human rights advocacy.
Mark Duffy is graduating with majors in International Political Economy and Digital Technologies in Emerging Media. During his time at Fordham, he has served as a Coordinator for Fordham’s New Student Orientation program, the Co-Chair of the Rose Hill Senior Week Committee, a University Ambassador on the Rose Hill Society, a writer and producer for Fordham Student Television, and a Democracy Coach for Generation Citizen- a national non-profit organization focused on youth civic engagement. He is also a member of the Alpha Sigma Nu and Phi Beta Kappa honor societies. He has interned at New York-based marketing and public relations firms such as PMK*BNC, and as a member of the National Film Publicity team at Universal Pictures. After graduation, he hopes to continue to work within the realm of entertainment publicity.
Kimona Dussard is graduating from Fordham College at Rose Hill with a major in Political Science, a minor in Peace and Justice Studies, and an honors concentration in American Catholic Studies. From Paterson, New Jersey, Kimona has found a second home through her residence on campus through the Residence Halls Association (RHA), one of the three student governments at Rose Hill. She has been a member of RHA since her freshman year and now serves as the Executive President. In her final year of undergraduate studies, Kimona hopes to bring RHA back to its roots in advocating for the needs of residents as well as working to eliminate the stigma of the Bronx that some residents hold. In addition to her student government involvement, Kimona has worked as the Orientation Coordinator for Marketing and Communications and a Conference Coordinator with the Office of Residential Life. She is currently enrolled in Fordham’s Accelerated Masters Program in Ethics and Society and hopes to pursue nonprofit work after graduation.
Patrick Fox is graduating with a major in Philosophy and a minor in Music on the Pre-Law track. During his time at Fordham, Patrick has served on the Mimes and Mummers Executive Board, most recently as President of the theater group. He has also been the Vice President of Fordham College at Rose Hill on United Student Government, a Resident Assistant, a University Ambassador in the Rose Hill Society, and a member of the Schola Cantorum Church Choir. After graduation, he hopes to go to law school and practice law in the entertainment industry.
Genny Glembotzky is graduating with a major in American Studies and minors in Italian and Political Science. In addition to serving as the Secretary of Fordham Club for this school year, Genny has spent much of her time at Fordham dedicated to improving community life on and off campus as a Resident Assistant of three years, a Faculty Advisor Student Assistant, and a staffer at the New York City Council. She was awarded an undergraduate research grant for her American Studies senior thesis and has been a member of Alpha Sigma Nu since her junior year. After her graduation from Fordham, Genny will pursue a Master's degree in the field of public administration and plans to seek employment in the public sector.
Hira Hassan is graduating with majors in psychology and sociology. She is from the Bronx and has served as president of Fordham University’s South Asian Entity (FUSE). She has been involved as a tutor/counselor with the Science and Technology Program (STEP) for underrepresented middle and high school students and as a college mentor for CCEL’s History Makers Program for Bronx students. She is also an active member of campus ministry and is a council member for the Pedro Arrupe Volunteers.
Kaitlin Hiciano is graduating with majors in Biological Sciences and Anthropology with an Honors Concentration in American Catholic Studies, on the pre-health track. During her time at Fordham she has been involved with Urban Plunge, Rose Hill Society as a University Ambassador, Global Outreach (GO!) as a participant and board member, and the Diversity Action Coalition. During the summers she had opportunities to do research at the Children’s Hospital at Richmond doing quality improvement research in the NICU and Newborn Nursery and neuroscience research at Albert Einstein School of Medicine. After graduation, she hopes to join the Jesuit Volunteer Corps and pursue graduate studies in Public Health.
Aislinn Keely is a senior pursuing a degree in international political economy with a minor in economics. During her time at Fordham, she has served in multiple roles at the university’s journal of record, The Fordham Ram. She is currently editor-in-chief of its 101st volume. Though that has marked most of her time at Fordham, she also worked at the Fordham and NPR-affiliated radio station, WFUV, in its news department during her sophomore and junior years. She also tackles blockchain and cryptocurrency-related news at The Block, a fintech-focused publication. There, she has covered the regulation and policy beat. When she isn’t chasing a story, she’s chasing down a better time in long-distance races, completing her first marathon in May and registering for New York City’s 2019 field. Outside of running, you can also catch her rock climbing in Central Park or sampling the city’s climbing gyms.
Kathryn Kingsbury is graduating with a major in Chemistry and a minor in French. She is involved at Fordham as an undergraduate researcher, a teaching assistant in the chemistry department, a tutor through the Higher Education Opportunity Program, a Faculty Advisor Student Assistant for the first-year Core Advising program, and an undergraduate leader for the STEM-immersion ASPIRES program. She is a recipient of the Clare Boothe Luce scholarship and is a member of the Sigma Xi Scientific Research Honors Society. She has also served as an Orientation Leader for incoming students each fall since her sophomore year and is actively involved in Fordham Dance Marathon. After graduation, she plans to pursue a PhD in chemistry and focus on the engineering of sustainable materials.
Daria Klemick is graduating with a Biology major and a Sociology/Bioethics double minor. During her time at Fordham, she has served as President of Project Sunshine, Co-President of the Pre-Dental Club, University Ambassador for Rose Hill Society, and a Pre-Health Mentor for first year science students. She has spent extensive time volunteering in the Dental Department at St. Barnabas Hospital, and she is also a member of the Alpha Kappa Delta International Honor Society. This past summer, she interned at Summit Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Summit, New Jersey. After graduation, she will attend Dental School, as she ultimately hopes to one day work in private practice.
Maria Krisch will be graduating in December 2019 with a B.S. in Biological Sciences. At Fordham, she serves as Captain of Fordham University Emergency Medical Services, the Senior Teaching Assistant Coordinator of the Fordham Chemistry Department Tutoring Program, and a Peer Coordinator of the Pre-Health Symposium. Outside of the science-healthcare realm, Maria works as a Production Assistant on WFUV’s “Ceol na nGael” and is a volunteer who assists high school students in the Belmont community with college applications through Strive for College. At home, Maria is an SAT and MCAT instructor for Kaplan Test Prep, and she volunteers with her local ambulance agency year-round. Maria is a member of the Sigma Xi and Phi Kappa Phi honor societies. After graduation, Maria will attend medical school with the intention of one day becoming an orthopedic or trauma surgeon who is also involved in academic medicine.
Mary Lally is graduating with a major in Biological Sciences and a minor in Economics. During her time at Fordham, Mary has been involved as a Research Assistant in Dr. Lewis’s Ecology and Microbiology Laboratory. She has also served as the President of the Running Club and a member of the Leadership Initiatives Committee. She is an active member of Right to Play and Campus Ministry and has been inducted into Alpha Sigma Nu, Omicron Delta Epsilon, and Sigma Xi honor societies. After graduation, she will continue her education at Fordham in the Biology Accelerated Masters program with a concentration in Cell Biology.
Olivia Langenberg is graduating with majors in Anthropology and Digital Technology & Emerging Media and a minor in English. During her time at Fordham, she has been an editor for the paper, a member of Women’s Empowerment, and a barista at Rodrigue’s Coffee House. She studied abroad in London during the spring of her junior year. She has interned in public relations, the nonprofit sector, and entertainment programming. After graduation, she hopes to work in music management/event production.
Qing Li is graduating with a major in International Political Economy on the Spanish Language Track. During her years at Fordham, she has served as a University & International Ambassador on the Rose Hill Society, as a member of Fordham’s Model United Nations Conference(FORMUNC), as a New Student Orientation Leader and she is also an executive member of the Global Outreach(GO!) board. Qing currently works for UNICEF USA as a Community Engagement intern. After graduation, Qing hopes to serve in the Peace Corps, and move onto a career in nonprofits.
Marlene Louro is graduating with a major in Chemistry and a minor in psychology. During her time at Fordham, she has been a Commuter Assistant since her sophomore year where she has served as a mentor for incoming commuter students. Marlene has also been extensively involved in tutoring through the chemistry department, serving as a Teaching Assistant for both General Chemistry and Organic Chemistry Labs. She has also been involved as a Research Assistant through the chemistry department. She is on the E-board of the Chemistry Club where she serves as the Public Relations officer. This summer she interned at Bellevue Hospital through Project Healthcare. After graduation, she plans to attend medical school with the goal of one day becoming an Emergency Medicine Physician.
Olivia Martinez is graduating with a degree in International Political Economy and a minor in Business Administration. Since starting at Fordham, she has been actively involved in Fordham Dance Marathon, the largest student run philanthropy organization on campus. Additionally, her writings have been featured in the Fordham Undergraduate Research Journal and the Fordham Political Review, where she is also a content editor. She is a member of Alpha Sigma Nu, the National Jesuit Honor Society, and is a CSTEP scholar. During the 2019 spring semester, she spent 5 months studying abroad in South Africa through the university’s Ubuntu program. Outside of Fordham, she works for the New York State Attorney General and has decided to pursue a year of service upon graduating in May.
CJ McKay is graduating with a major in Film and Television and a double minor in Marketing and Communications and Culture. During his time at Fordham, he has been a member of the Pep Band, volunteered with The Bronx is Blooming, helped revitalize Fordham Student Television, and served as the Comedy Chair on the Campus Activities Board. Currently, he is a third-year Resident Assistant in Walsh Hall, a member of Lambda Pi Eta, the Transitions Coordinator on Senior Week Committee, and a member of Senior Vice President Gray’s Student Advisory Council. Outside of Fordham, he has interned at Frank PR, St. Mark’s Studios in London, and HBO. After graduation, CJ hopes to pursue his passion for TV production in entertainment and continue traveling throughout Europe.
Erin McNally is graduating with a double major in Sociology and Urban Studies with a Peace and Justice Studies minor on a Pre-Law track. During her time at Fordham, she has spent a lot of time volunteering in the Bronx and wider New York City community. With a passion for helping the marginalized and otherwise oppressed population, she has been a volunteer coordinator at the Mary Mitchell Family and Youth Services and a student volunteer at the Rosedale Center, both local Bronx community centers. Erin is currently interning at Citizens Against Recidivism, an advocacy group that promotes the rights of previously incarcerated individuals and their families. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Delta, an international Sociological Honor Society, and recipient of the Trinity Fellowship in Urban Studies. After graduation, she is hoping to attend law school to pursue a career in Constitution and civil rights law in the public sector.
John Morin is graduating with a major in Political Science and minors in American Studies and Mathematics. During his time at Fordham, John has served as Executive Secretary of the Rose Hill Society, a Captain on Fordham’s New Student Orientation team, and a Program Supervisor at the RamLine Call Center. He has interned at Berger-Hirschberg Strategies and Mercury LLC, major public strategy firms in New York City, and has worked on fundraising campaigns for Rep. Eric Swalwell, Amref Health Africa, and the Citizens Crime Commission of New York City. John is currently enrolled in Fordham’s Accelerated Graduate Program in Elections & Campaign Management, and after graduation hopes to lead fundraising efforts for a major presidential campaign.
Samantha Muller is graduating with a double major in General Science and Spanish Studies. On campus, she has been involved as a member of Expressions Dance Alliance, a University Ambassador for Rose Hill Society, a tutor for the Biological Sciences department, and an Orientation Captain during New Student Orientation. Sami was able to study abroad twice during her time at Fordham, to both Granada, Spain and London, England. She is also a member of Alpha Sigma Nu and Phi Beta Kappa honor societies. After graduation, she plans to begin working towards her graduate degree in pursuit of a future career in healthcare.
Mac Norton is graduating with a major in Communications and Culture and minors in Marketing and Psychology. In her time at Fordham Mac has been a student leader for the Ignatian Family Teach In, an Urban Plunge Assistant, a Global Outreach team member, a member of the Diversity Action Coalition under USG, and a leader of the PRISM LGBTQ+ retreat. Mac is planning to join the Jesuit Volunteer Corps for a year of service before attending law school to pursue a career as a civil rights attorney.
Ariston Papeo, born and raised in Brooklyn, is a New York native with a commitment to justice on and off-campus. He is a member of Campus Ministry, co-founder and co-head of PRIDE Activism Committee, an RA, and someone who just enjoys a good book. Post-graduation, Ariston hopes to attend law school to work in public law and fight for social change in the criminal justice system.
Anike Tella-Martins is graduating with a major in International Studies and a minor in History. During her time at Fordham, Anike has served as the Under Secretary General for Fordham Model United Nations Conference, Secretary for ASILI - The Black Student Alliance, an Urban Plunge Captain, a member of the FCRH Dean’s Council and a team member of a GO! project to Guatemala. She was a student representative on the First Year Experience task force, designed to create a course centered on diversity and inclusion. She studied abroad for a semester in Barcelona, Spain studying international relations theories. She has interned for the European American Business Organization and Fordham’s Center for Community Engaged Learning. She currently works at Fordham’s Call Center and as a research assistant for the Bronx African American History Project. After graduation, she hopes to continue her passions for diversity and inclusion and attend law school.
Kelsey Vinzant is a member of the Honors Program at FCRH and is graduating with degrees in Biological Sciences and Philosophy. During her four years at Fordham, she has been a Research Assistant in Dr. Patricio Meneses’ virology lab as well as a critical member of the university’s chapter of Engineers Without Borders, of which she currently serves as its President. She has also done external research at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals and Ionis Pharmaceuticals through their summer internship programs. Last year she was inducted into the Sigma Xi and Phi Sigma Tau Honors Societies. Upon graduation, Kelsey plans to pursue a PhD in Biomedical Sciences in hopes of working as a research scientist in the biotech industry.
Leila Witcher is graduating from Fordham College Rose Hill with majors in Political Science and Middle East Studies and a minor one Arabic. She is from Fort Lauderdale, Florida and her family is Lebanese. At Fordham, she helped form Every Vote Counts and serves as the Vice President, leading initiatives to increase civic education and engagement. Leila is also on the FCRH Dean’s Council as a head of the Prestigious Fellowships Committee, where she works to increase Fordham students’ exposure to external opportunities. She also serves as a FASA and a member of Fordham’s Academic Integrity Committee. This past year Leila has spent the Spring studying International Humanitarian Law in Copenhagen and the summer researching felony disenfranchisement. After graduation, she hopes to attend law school and study International Law.
Salma Youssef is a senior at Fordham College Rose Hill studying Biology on the Pre-Health Track and minoring in Sociology. She is from Egypt and lives in Valhalla, Westchester from which she commutes on the Metro-North train. She is a recipient of the Dean’s Scholarship and McCartney Research Fellowship. She is also a student leader as the Executive Vice President for the Commuting Students Association and Business Editor for FURJ. She is currently applying to medical school and hopes to become a physician-scientist.
Junjie Zhu is graduating with a major in Film and Television and a minor in Marketing. During her time at Fordham, she keeps observing the whole Fordham community from an international student’s perspective, hoping to bring fresh insights and changes to it. She is also a member of Lambda Pi Eta Honor Society of the National Communication Association. Last summer, she had an internship at Shanghai Disney Resort in Public Affairs Department, doing external communications. After graduation she plans to go back to her motherland, China, and continues working within the realm of communications. She then plans to pursue a master’s degree in project management.