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GSAS Alum - Nicole Rafanello, Ph.D. Nicole Rafanello, Ph.D.

Ph.D. in Psychology, 2005
Licensed Clinical and Forensic Psychologist

As a licensed clinical and forensic
psychologist, Nicole Rafanello, Ph.D.,
GSAS ’05, provides therapy to
individuals and groups and helps
police departments hire more equitably.

Read more about Nicole...

Student and Alumni Notes

Evan Auguste (Clinical Psychology Ph.D. candidate) was appointed to two Association of Black Psychologists (ABPsi) committees that seek to address the harm done by our justice system, specifically how to support the practice of forensic psychology from an African-centered perspective and how to rethink policing.

Lynne Bahr, Ph.D. (Theology ’17), has accepted a three-year position as visiting assistant professor in the theology department at Rockhurst College.

Ronald Braasch (Ph.D. candidate in History), was awarded an Omar N. Bradley Historical Research Fellowship from the Omar N. Bradley Foundation to conduct archival research at The National Archives in the U.K.

Mary Byrne, Ph.D. (Clinical Psychology ’78), participated in the Fordham Women's Summit: Philanthropy | Empowerment | Change on October 20, and was part of the panel titled “Building Personal Resilience: Yes I Can! Yes We Can!”

Carmen Collins (Public Media M.A. student) has produced over 15 episodes for WFUV Presents: Staying Safe and Sane, a video series dedicated to positive thinking and reinforcement during the coronavirus pandemic.

Ryan Findeisen (Economics ’20) has accepted a position as subscription finance specialist at Citi.

Suwen Gu (Data Science ’20) has accepted a position with Volofin Capital Management.

Steven Hellstern (Data Science ’20) has accepted a position with AT&T's chief security office

Mary Kate Holman, Ph.D. (Theology ’20), has accepted a tenure-track position in the theology department at Benedictine University.

Tobias Hrynick (History Ph.D. candidate) has been awarded a Shallek Grant from the Medieval Academy of America, co-funded by the Richard III Society, American Branch.

Thomas D. Hughes, Esq. (Theology '79) was recently added to the Fordham GSAS Dean’s Leadership Committee (DLC).

Fahmidha Islam (Economics ’20) has accepted a position as service staffing supervisor at Ability Builders for Children, LLC.

Maria Nardone, Ph.D. (Clinical Psychology ’78), participated in the Fordham Women's Summit: Philanthropy | Empowerment | Change on October 20, and was part of the panel titled “Building Personal Resilience: Yes I Can! Yes We Can!”

Seth Newman (Public Media ’20), presented at the GiveCampus Partners Conference in February and accepted a position with the same company this fall.

Rachel Podd (History Ph.D. candidate) received the NACBS-Huntington Library Fellowship for British Studies to conduct research at the Henry Huntington Library in San Marino, California.

Nicole J. Rafanello, Ph.D. (Clinical Psychology ’05), was recently added to the Fordham GSAS Dean’s Leadership Committee (DLC).

Sanjana Rajagopal (Philosophy Ph.D. candidate) was accepted to The Jewish Museum's first virtual summer institute.
Joshua Sales, Ph.D. (Theology ’20), has accepted a tenure-track position in religion at Scripps College.

Emily Sullivan, Ph.D (Philosophy ’16), has accepted a tenure-track position as assistant professor at Eindhoven University in the Netherlands.

Daniel Svogun, Ph.D. (Economics ’20), has accepted a position as assistant professor of finance at Catholic University of America.

Catherine Trapani, Ph.D. (Psychometrics and Quantitative Psychology ’13), was recently added to the Fordham GSAS Dean’s Leadership Committee (DLC).

Olga Uzunova (Public Media ’20) has been writing for New York Family, covering Governor Cuomo's press conferences for the magazine and witing an article about school closures caused by COVID-19.

Kalani Williams (Biological Sciences Ph.D. candidate) received the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship in March.

Stacie Yates, J.D. (International Political Economy and Development ’96), was recently added to the Fordham GSAS Dean’s Leadership Committee (DLC).

Anna Zahran Salgueiro Lourenco (Economics ’20) has accepted a position as associate at Credit Agricole CIB.

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