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I'm Ready...  

Members of the Class of 2017 share their excitement about life after Seton Hall. We can't wait to see them shine.

 

Serena JosephSaving Lives...

 

Serena Joseph came a long way from her home in Atlanta, Georgia to attend Seton Hall.  She was a Nursing major who will be starting her career at Georgetown University Hospital. During her time at Seton Hall, Serena was an RA, tutored in the ARC and was a part of the campus ministry. Serena says she came to Seton Hall because she loves exploring new cultures and wanted to come to a place as diverse as the Tri-State Area.

 

Paras PatelSecuring the world...

 

Paras Patel is a Diplomacy and International Relations major from North Bergen, NJ doing post-graduate work at Johns Hopkins University, specializing in security management. He has accomplished a lot during his time at Seton Hall and was even able to graduate a semester early. Paras worked at the Public Relations and Marketing Office at Seton Hall for three years, and during his time there he worked on award-winning marketing projects, including the I'm Ready campaign and the Pope Francis's U.S. Visit. Paras was a member of APO, interned for Senator Menendez, and studied abroad in Spain during the summer of 2015. He came to Seton Hall because of its prime location near New York City and because of the great scholarship opportunities offered to him. In his free time, Paras likes to play the bagpipes and DJ for different events.

 

Daniella GiambattistaHitting it out of the park...

 

Daniella Giambattista is a communication major from East Hanover, New Jersey. Initially, Daniella attended college in Virginia, but came to Seton Hall when she started missing New Jersey and a smaller Catholic school atmosphere. "I knew it was the right place for me the minute I stepped on campus for a tour!" During her senior year, Daniella participated in the highly regarded Communication Honors Alumni Mentorship Program. After graduation, she will work on a junior sales team for the New York Yankees.

 

Daniel ChemeyRunning the numbers...

 

Daniel Chemey is a mathematics major from Middlesex, NJ. During his time at Seton Hall, he was a Tutor in Residence, a Resident Assistant, a member of SAB, and a tutor for athletics. Daniel interned at Prudential Life, where he became interested in actuarial science, and will be working at Prudential starting this summer.  He came to Seton Hall because of its prime location near the city. Daniel was also very impressed by the Career Center and what they were able to accomplish for him.

 

Desyre BlackburnHeading to Wall Street...

 

Desyre Blackburn came all the way from Portland, Oregon to attend Seton Hall University. She is a Finance and Marketing major who will be working on Wall Street for JP Morgan after graduation. She is a student-athlete on the cross country team, where she is the captain. Desyre kept herself busy on campus being the vice president of rituals for Alpha Kappa Psi and a part of the executive board for ALPFA. In her spare time, she volunteers at Ivy Hill Elementary School in the Autism Program. Desyre came to Seton Hall when recruits were interested in having her be a part of the cross-country team, and she wanted to go to school near New York City.

 

Sally TarabeyMedical School Bound

 

Sally Tarabey is a biology and philosophy double major, and a chemistry minor who is heading to Rutgers Medical School. She is a research assistant on campus in the microbiology lab and is also a part-time pharmacy technician. On campus, she is the president of the Golden Key International Society and a part of the University Honors Program. In her spare time, Sally volunteers at the Morristown Medical Center Emergency Department.

 

Kiersten LynchGraduate School

 

Kiersten Lynch, originally from Connecticut, is graduating with a double major in English and Theology and a minor in Spanish, and will be working on her M.A. in English at Seton Hall. She is a part of the campus ministry as a sacristan and tutors Spanish and writing in the ARC, and is the President of Pirates for Life. Kiersten came to Seton Hall looking for a medium-sized Catholic community with friendly people. In her free time, she enjoys playing the piano, ukulele, flute, and guitar.

 

Nilika GulatiReady to spread some smiles in Dental School...

 

Nilika Gulati, from Springfield, NJ, is a biology major and chemistry minor, set for dental school! During her time here at Seton Hall, she was the president of MAPS (Minority Association for Pre-Health Students), a research assistant for Dr. Zhou, and a part of the PMPDPP (Pre-Med Pre-Dent Plus Program). Nilika came to Seton Hall because she was accepted in the prestigious program and received a great scholarship. She also likes the campus location and size. In her spare time, Nilika likes to dance, cook, and play volleyball.

 

Theodore EzikeGoing to Make a Difference through the Peace Corps...

 

Theodore Ezike is a South Orange native and diplomacy major who interned at the UN and BRAC, the largest NGO in the world. With his eye on making an impact he is moving on to work in Micronesia for the Peace Corps.

 

Linette PerezPursuing a Master's in Speech Pathology at Seton Hall...

 

Linette Perez is an Elementary and Special Education major with a minor in sociology, and concentration speech language pathology. An active member of the Seton Hall community as an EOP and MLKSA scholar, Linette came to Seton Hall because of the great scholarship opportunity, enticing program, prime location, and family legacy. Linette was born in Florida and raised in Patterson, NJ.

 

Gus GlasovHeading to Law School...

 

Gus Glasov is a philosophy major from Belmeade, NJ was an intern with the Essex County Prosecutor's Office and World Wide Orphans. He was involved with the university choir, musicals and operas. As an honors student, he chose philosophy because it allowed him to focus on expanding his mind.

 

Vina TailorWall Street Bound

 

Vina Tailor, from Clifton, NJ, is a Finance and Marketing major in the Stillman Business School. During her time at Seton Hall, she was the president of the Marketing Club, a member of the Alpha Phi sorority, and a work-study assistant for the Gerald P. Buccino '63 Center for Leadership Development. For Vina, Seton Hall's friendly environment, "made it feel like home." Now, she has her sights set on working as a financial analyst in New York City!

 

Julian SpindlerFrom S.O. to NYC...

 

Julian Spindler came to Seton Hall all the way from Germany, chasing a soccer scholarship and the opportunity to study at a "prestigious school close to New York City." Julian majored in Finance with a minor in Economics, and an IT certification. He was an Executive Board Advisor for ALPFA in the Stillman Business School, and was a captain of the men's soccer team. Julian is heading to New York to work in finance.

 

Julia LanuezDancing her way to Graduate School

 

Julia Lanuez is dancing her way to graduate school. Captain of the Dance Team, and Special Education dual degree with Speech Pathology and a Spanish minor, Julia was very involved on campus. She was a member of the Alpha Phi sorority, as well as the Spanish Honor Society. She was the secretary of the Education Honor Society and a member of the campus Blue Crew. Julia is also conversational in Spanish and sign language!

 

Abraam DawoudCitizen of the World...

 

Abraam Dawoud, a true citizen of the world, was born in Egypt and then raised in Bayonne, NJ. He is a Diplomacy and International Relations major and has traveled to many countries including Ethiopia, Sri Lanka, India, and the United Arab Emirates. Abraam interned at the UN his junior year, and worked for Seton Hall's Public Relations and Marketing Department for three years. During his time at Seton Hall he successfully invited the Patriarch of the Syrian Orthodox Church to campus to speak on events in Syria. He also fundraised $2,000 for the World Wide Orphans NGO in New Jersey. Earlier this year, Abraam started his career in global health at Becton Dickinson.

 

Christopher MazzacaneFulbright Scholar...

 

Christopher Mazzacane, from West Haven, Connecticut, came to Seton Hall four years ago because of the Diplomacy and International Relations program and he "wanted to get closer to the city!" He also minored in Spanish and has received a Fulbright award to teach in Argentina. Christopher was very involved on campus as a Peer Advisor, ARC tutor, and a member of Amnesty International. He also wrote for the Stillman Exchange and was in the choir for two years. Christopher also interned for U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand in New York.

 

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