Fordham Club Members
William Beatrez is graduating with a Chemistry major. During his time at Fordham, he has been involved as a Research Assistant with the Koenigsmann Nanotechnology and Renewable Energy Laboratory, as a Teaching Assistant and Tutor with the Chemistry Department, as a Resident Assistant, as a HEOP tutor, and as a mentor with the Crotona Achievement Program. He is also captain of Fordham's varsity squash team and has been inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Sigma Nu honor societies. After graduation he plans on committing a year to service while applying to Chemistry PhD programs.
Luis Benitez is graduating with a major in Computer Science, and two minors in Mathematics and Cybersecurity. During his time at Fordham, Luis has served as the Program Director of the Computer Science Society club, as a tutor for the Computer Science Department and CSTEP Summer Programs, as a research intern at Brookhaven National Laboratory, and he has also interned at Wellington Management. After graduation, Luis will be working as a software developer at Wellington Management.
Selin Berberoglu is graduating with a degree in History and English under the Pre-Law program. She has served Fordham as an elected senator on United Student Government 2017-2018 and pushed for commuter inclusivity. She also serves on the Sustainability Committee and banned the distribution of plastic bags on campus. For her last year at Fordham, she is an active member of St. Roses Garden, Armenian Society at Fordham, Students for Environmental Awareness and Justice, and Fordham Club! She looks forward to working in Fordham Club to bring some good onto our campus.
Colleen Burns is pursuing a major in Communication and Culture with a concentration in Media Studies and double minoring in Environmental Studies and French Studies. Currently, Colleen is the Co-Editor in Chief of the paper, a New Student Orientation Captain, a member of Lambda Pi Eta Communications Honor Society, and has an e-board position on St. Rose's Garden. She is also interning with the American Red Cross this semester.
Matt Cappetta is graduating with a double major in Philosophy and American Studies with a concentration in Diversity and Difference and a French minor. At Fordham, he has been a member of the Sailing Team while serving as team captain during his Junior and Senior years. He has tutored for the Philosophy Department, received an undergraduate research grant for his thesis project in American Studies, participated in the Matteo Ricci Seminar, and was named a member of Phi Sigma Tau.
Rachel Cole is graduating with majors in International Political Economy on the Global Business Track and in Middle East Studies. During her time at Fordham, she has served as a member of the Executive Board for the Arabic Club, as a member of Fordham’s Model United Nations Conference, as a Health Educator with Peer Health Exchange, and as a New Student Orientation Captain. She has also served as a Legislative Intern at the Massachusetts State House, and is currently interning at Liz Robbins Associates, a public affairs and Federal government consulting firm. After graduation, she hopes to pursue a career in international relations.
Elizabeth Crennan is graduating with a major in Art History and a minor in Economics. During her time at Fordham she served as the Vice President of Finance for the United Student Government and interned at the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. After graduation she plans to stay in New York and continue working in the development and finance sectors of the arts.
Brian Daaleman is graduating with a major in Political Science and a minor in Humanitarian Studies. During his time at Fordham, Brian has served as the President Pro Tempore of the United Student Government, the co-Chair of the Diversity Action Coalition, a member of the FCRH Dean's Council, an Urban Plunge Assistant, and a volunteer at Liberty Partnerships Program. Brian has interned with the Catholic Charities Office for Refugee and Immigration Services, Habitat for Humanity New York City's Office of Government Relations, and the West Bronx Housing and Neighborhood Resource Center. After graduation, Brian plans to work for a political office or government agency that specializes in affordable housing policy, and eventually attend law school.
Nicholas Esposito is a double major in Economics and Psychology. During his time at Fordham University he has served as a faculty advisor student assistant (FASA), participated in Habitat for Humanity, is a member of Fordham’s Jesuit Honor Society, Alpha Sigma Nu, and has been on e-board for Fordham Deaf Awareness. His post graduation plans include attending law school with the intention of advocating for underprivileged and vulnerable communities
Julia Gagliardi is a senior studying Sociology and English. She is an involved participant in Global Outreach, a member of the Fordham Club Executive Board and a student fellow as a narrative strategist in Fordham University's Social Innovation Collaboratory.
Griffin Hornung is graduating with a major in Integrative Neuroscience with a concentration in Cell and Molecular Neuroscience and a minor in Philosophy, and is on the Pre-Medical track. During his time at Fordham, he has served as a Jumpstart Team Leader, as a member of Dr. Meneses' lab, and as an EMT for Fordham University Emergency Medical Services. He is a member of the Rose Hill Honors Program and the Alpha Sigma Nu honor society. After graduation he plans to apply to medical school.
Neil Joyce is graduating with a major in International Political Economy and a major in Humanitarian Studies. During his time at Fordham, he has been engaged as a leader in the Urban Plunge Program. In 2017, he co-founded Fordham's Humanitarian Student Union, an organization committed to education and activism around domestic and international humanitarian topics, and has served as club president since the club's inauguration. Neil has also served on the executive boards of Fordham's UNICEF Campus Initiative and Ballroom Dance Club. After graduation, Neil hopes to relax and spend some time backpacking in Europe, and move onto a career in social justice advocacy and policy implementation.
Lala Kumakura is graduating with a double major in International Studies and Humanitarian Studies, and a minor in Spanish. During her time at Fordham, she has served as the President of Model UN, a team member of GO! projects to India and El Salvador, Secretary-General of Fordham Model UN Conference, an Executive Board member of the Fordham Club, and the leader of GO! India. Lala also studied abroad at Sciences Po Paris in her third year. She has interned for the Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations, the International Rescue Committee, the Fordham University Impact Initiative as Fordham’s NGO Youth Representative to the UN, and is now interning at APCO Worldwide. After graduation, she hopes to combine her passion for social innovation in international development with her background in international relations.
Rosalyn Kutsch is a member of the Honors Program at FCRH and is double majoring in International Political Economy and Latin American and Latino Studies. While at Fordham, she has served as a member of the executive board of the Model United Nations club, Editor at the Fordham Political Review, athlete on the Women’s Rowing Team and as current Fordham Club President. She has also conducted research in Guatemala and Peru and presented her findings at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research. This summer she enjoyed serving as a policy intern at the United States Mission to the United Nations. Rosalyn hopes to combine her interests in research and policy design in a career in sustainable international development.
Laura Lynch is graduating with majors in English and French Studies. During her time at Fordham, she has served as a member of the Executive Board for the Special Olympics Club at Fordham, a University and Outreach Ambassador for the Rose Hill Society, a New Student Orientation Leader, a volunteer tutor at the Rosedale Center and a team member on two Global Outreach projects, one to Alaska and one to Mississippi. Laura also studied abroad in Strasbourg, France, where she volunteered as a teaching assistant in a kindergarten. Additionally, she has interned with three different nonprofits. After graduation, she hopes to travel before engaging in a year of service with a corps program.
Alyssa Mauriello is graduating with majors in Mathematics and International Political Economy. During her time at Fordham, she served as a member of Fordham's chapter of Alpha Sigma Nu, as a participant in the Matteo Ricci seminar, as a member of House Committee, as a volunteer tutor for the Rosedale Achievement Center, and worked as an academic tutor on campus. She also served on the Executive Board for the Special Olympics Club at Fordham for two years as a Campus Events coordinator, and led others as an Orientation Captain and First Year Formation Peer Mentor. After graduation, she hopes to work in the Greater New York area and attend graduate school in the coming years.
Lidia Michols is graduating with majors in Political Science and Philosophy, and a concentration in American Catholic Studies. During her time at Fordham, she has served as an Urban Plunge Assistant and Captain, volunteer with College Access, facilitator with Rethink at the Osborne Association, member of Women’s Empowerment, and member of Pi Sigma Alpha, the National Political Science Honors Society. After graduation, she hopes to hike and camp in the Grand Canyon before attending law school.
Isabel Montes is graduating with a major in Psychology. During her time at Fordham, she has served as the Public Relations Officer and now current President of the Minority Association for Pre-Medical Students (MAPS), a research assistant in Fordham’s Psychology department, and a member of Montefiore’s Bronx Community Health Leaders. After graduation, she hopes to travel to Europe and plans on pursuing a master’s degree.
Brett Musialowicz is graduating with a major in Chemistry and minor in psychology. During his time at Fordham, he has served as a Resident Assistant, as an E-Board member of Fordham’s Laennec Society, as a Research Assistant in the Nanotechnology and Renewable Energies laboratory, and as a FASA. He is also a member of the Bronx chapter of VAW and will be traveling with his team to Cambodia during the winter of his senior year. He is pursuing a career in medicine and hopes to travel Europe during the months before the start of medical school. Afterwards, he intends to specialize in oncology and search for novel cancer treatments.
Claire Nunez is graduating with majors in Political Science and New Media & Digital Design. During her years at Fordham, she served as Editor-in-Chief of the paper, as the Director of Operations for FORMUNC, as an Urban Plunge Leader, as a Study Abroad Peer Advisor, as a tutor in Bronx elementary schools, as a student researcher, and as a member of Pi Sigma Alpha. Claire currently works as a Content Associate at Consumer Reports and she formerly served as an intern in the Fashion District and at several non-profits. Claire hopes to pursue a PhD in Political Psychology.
Lia Paolucci is graduating with majors in Psychology and Theology and a minor in Peace & Justice Studies. During her time at Fordham, she has been involved as a cadet in Army ROTC, team member of GO projects to Cape Town, Romania, and India, leader of GO El Salvador, senior officer in Fordham's company of the national military fraternity Pershing Rifles, student council member for Campus Ministry's Theology UnTapped program, campus leader for the One Love Foundation, and Vice President of the Ski & Snowboard Club. After graduation, she will attend Army flight school to become an Aviation Officer in the Maryland National Guard and hopes to later pursue a service-teaching program and attend graduate school.
Jane Parisi is graduating with a double major in Classical Languages and Art History. During her time at Fordham, she has served as a Commuter Assistant and Orientation Leader. She has been involved with HerCampus and acted as webmaster of the Fordham Art History Society. During the summer, she has worked as a STEAM specialist teacher. Jane has worked with the College Committee of the Rubin Museum and has held an internship with the Metropolitan Museum of Art. After graduation, she hopes to continue working in museums.
Christopher Penello is graduating with a major in Theology and a minor in Italian. During his time at Fordham, he has served as the Undergraduate Assistant for the McGinley Chair of Religion and Society, a Resident Assistant, and a Democracy Coach with Fordham's chapter of Generation Citizen. Chris has also worked as an intern for the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce. During the summer after his sophomore year, Chris studied abroad at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem where he developed an interest in the Hebrew Bible and inter-faith relations. After graduation, Chris plans to pursue advanced degrees in Theology with a concentration in Hebrew Bible and Comparative Theology.
Jeremy Roberts is graduating with a joint major in Mathematics and Computer and Information Science, and is a member of the Fordham College at Rose Hill Honors Program. During his time at Fordham, Jeremy has been involved in the Residence Hall Association, serving as the Treasurer of Alumni Court South and the President of Walsh Hall. Additionally, Jeremy participated in the Matteo Ricci Seminar. Alongside his studies, Jeremy works as a Data Scientist at Precision Health Intelligence, a company applying cutting edge artificial intelligence technology to oncology, and will continue pursuing a career in healthcare data science after graduation.
Kathleen Rocco is graduating with a major in Film and Television and a minor in Communications and Culture. During her time at Fordham, she has founded the Communications and Media Student Networking Organization, served as an Elected Officer on Fordham’s Chapter of the New York Film and Television Student Alliance, acted as a member of Lambda Pi Eta, and learned her foundation of broadcast journalism in the WFUV News Workshop Intensive. Outside of Fordham, she has interned for Fox Television Stations at “Good Day New York,” and for NBCUniversal in NBC News and MSNBC Marketing Production, “The TODAY Show,” and “Late Night with Seth Meyers.” After graduation, she hopes to continue to pursue her passion for television production in either news or entertainment and finally take the time to travel abroad.
Theresa Schliep is graduating with majors in English and history. During her time at Fordham, she's served as the editor in chief for volume 100 of The Fordham Ram for the 100th volume. She previously acted as news editor and assistant news editor. Theresa has worked as a reporter and anchor for WFUV News, and as a research assistant to Dr. Beth Knobel. Theresa was a Corps Member with Jumpstart and member of Global Outreach Ukraine. Theresa is currently interning for CBS News. After graduation, she hopes to combine her passion for literature with her background in media.
Danielle Terracciano is graduating with a major in Political Science and a minor in Peace & Justice Studies. During her time at Fordham, she has participated in United Student Government, the Fashion Sustainability Practicum, Mentoring Latina's, and Pi Sigma Alpha Honor Society. She has also interned for the New York State Division of Human Rights, and plans to attend law school after graduation.
Shelda Zajmi is graduating with a major in Communications and Culture and a minor in German. During her time at Fordham, she has served as a Diversity Peer Leader for the Office of Multicultural Affairs and as a member of Lambda Pi Eta honor society. She won first place in the Fordham Foundry's Pitch Competition in 2017. She has also worked for the New York Public Library's BridgeUP! Program, an innovative program that provides students with long-term mentorship, daily academic support, and access to engaging learning opportunities that foster academic independence, critical thinking, collaboration, and creativity and has also interned with W.W. Norton & Company. After graduation, Shelda hopes to pursue a career in publishing.
Zachary Zalis is graduating with a major in Communications and Culture with a concentration in Communication Studies and a double minor in Theatre and Journalism. While at Fordham, he has been an active member and performer with the Mimes and Mummers, Fordham Experimental Theatre, and the Theatrical Outreach Program. He is also a member of the Fordham b-Sides a cappella group where he has served as Treasurer for three semesters. Zach has also sung with the University Choir, been a member of the Campus Activities Board, and served as an Orientation Leader with New Student Orientation. He is also President of the Lambda Pi Eta Communications Honors Society. Additionally, he has worked as a Producer for WFUV and as the Marketing and Development Intern for the nonprofit Vineyard Theatre. After graduation, Zach hopes to continue his studies in London, where he studied abroad, through the Fulbright Program. He eventually plans to work in Public Relations for the Entertainment Industry while also pursuing his passion for performing on stage.