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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 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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Spotlight on Natural Sciences Alumni: Stephen Sedita

Name: Stephen Sedita Occupation: Acupuncture Physician Education (UR and additional): BA ’03, UR, PhD FAU, MS/BS Atlantic Institute for Oriental Medicine Current city/state/country of residence: Chattanooga TN Current Community activities: Community Acupuncture Clinic, Tong Ren, Tai Chi, Hiking Why did you choose to attend the University of Rochester? I like the close knit feel of […]

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