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Spotlight on Humanities and Social Sciences Alumni: Emily Discenza

Name: Emily Discenza UR Major: Economics Other UR Majors/Minors: Italian Studies Additional Education: Part Time Simon School Student – MS Accountancy Current City, State of Residence: Rochester NY Job Title: Senior Associate Employer: KTB Capital LLC. How did you choose your major(s)? I mistakenly thought that “economics” was a comparative substitute to being a business […]

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Spotlight on Social Sciences Alumni: Matthew Starr

Name: Matthew Starr UR Major: History UR Minor: Judaic Studies Current City, State of Residence: Boston, MA Job Title: Project Coordinator Employer: Boston Showcase Company How did you choose your major(s)? I was completely unsure of what I wanted to study when I first got to UR. After an experiment-gone-bad with Calculus and Econ as […]

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Spotlight on Natural Sciences Alumni: Thomas Shay

Name: Thomas Shay ’06 Education (UR and additional): BS (Geomechanics), University of Rochester, 2006; MBA (Strategic Management), Pace University, 2011 Current city/state of residence: Norwalk, CT Job Title: Civil Engineer/Project Technical Specialist Employer: Woodard & Curran Family: Krista (wife) and Finley (dog) Why did you choose to attend the University of Rochester?   I originally […]

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Spotlight on Engineering Alumni: Betsy Swovick

Name: Betsy Swovick Occupation: Engineer Education (UR and additional): BS Biomedical Engineering and Certificate in Management Studies Current job title: Chemical Process Engineer Current employer: Bausch + Lomb Current city/state of residence: Rochester, NY Community activities: United Way, Ashford Ballet Company, B+L Young Leaders Network When and how did you choose your major(s)? The summer […]

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Spotlight on Humanities and Social Sciences Alumni: Greg Skipton

Name: Greg Skipton       Other UR Majors/Minors: English Additional Education: currently pursuing MBA from Ohio Dominican University Current City, State of Residence: Columbus, OH Job Title: Branch Administrator Employer: AXA Advisors, LLC Family: Kate (Cieply) Skipton – Class of 2009 Community Activities: Capriccio! Vocal Ensemble, American Wine Society – Columbus Chapter, US Master’s Swimming – Columbus […]

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Spotlight on Social Sciences Alumni: Amanda Michaud

Name: Amanda M Michaud UR Major: Economics Other UR Majors/Minors: Mathematics, Arabic Additional Education: University of Minnesota, MA and PhD- Economics (2012) Current City, State of Residence: Bloomington, Indiana Job Title: Assistant Professor of Economics Employer: University of Indiana- Bloomington How did you choose your major(s)? At Rochester, I sampled courses in political science, philosophy, […]

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Spotlight on Natural Sciences Alumni: Andrew Lynch

Name: Andrew Lynch ’06 Education (UR and additional): BS (Physics and Astronomy), University of Rochester, 2006 Current city/state of residence: Marlton, NJ Job Title: Inside Sales Manager Employer: Edmund Optics, Inc. Family: Wife When and how did you choose your major?   I fell in love with Physics and Astronomy in high school.  My high […]

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Spotlight on Engineering Alumni: Julia Cosse

Name: Julia Cosse Occupation: Graduate Student Education (UR and additional): B.S. (Mechanical Engineering) University of Rochester 2008, M.S. (Aerospace Engineering) California Institute of Technology 2009, M2 (Fluid Mechanics) École Polytechnique (France) 2010, expecting to finish Ph.D. in Aeronautics from California Institute of Technology in 2014. Current city/state of residence: Pasadena, CA Why did you choose […]

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Spotlight on Humanities Alumni: Mary O’Brien

Name: Mary O’Brien Occupation: Communications Education (UR and additional): BA (English/Minor in Journalism), University of Rochester, 2003; MBA, University at Albany – SUNY, 2009 Current city/state of residence: Slingerlands, NY Why did you choose to attend the University of Rochester? Rush Rhees Library and awesome financial aid. When and how did you choose your major? […]

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Spotlight on Social Sciences Alumni: Andrew Harris

Name: Andrew Harris UR Major:  History UR Minor: French Additional Education: Notre Dame Law School (Class of 2015) Current City, State of Residence: South Bend, Indiana How did you choose your major? I chose my major based on my passions and my career goals. As early as freshman year, I knew I wanted to go […]

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