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The Graduate Class of 2020: One Year Later

Since receiving graduate degrees last year from Manhattan, these Jaspers are now out in the world, taking on new professional roles. See what a few former graduate students are up to now: 


Joe Hulme 

Location: London, England
Program: Master of Business Administration (MBA)
"I work in finance, sales and trading for the equity division of Barclays Investment Bank." 

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Location: Bronx, NY
Program: Childhood/Special Education (M.S./Ed)
"I started working at P.S. 86 Kingsbridge Heights in September 2019 during my graduate year. I am a 6th grade special education teacher. It’s been a challenging year teaching students remotely but I work at a great school with a lot of Jaspers."

Madison Hojnacki

Location: Rockland County, NY
Program: School Counseling (MA)

"I began my school counseling career at North Rockland High School. What was originally a three-month leave replacement position has extended to a full year, and I couldn’t love my job more. Thank you Manhattan College."


John Dove

Location: New York City
Program: Master of Business Administration (MBA)
"I am an investment broker for PFS Investments as well as a medical device territory manager for Zynex Medical."

Latia Ivey

Location: Bronx, NY
Program: Organizational Leadership (MS)
"I am an analyst in corporate accounting for the Consolidated Edison Company."

Photo credit: Nina Stivala.

Laura Meoli-Ferrigon

Location: Tarrytown, NY
Program: Instructional Design and Delivery (MS)
"I am an eLearning and video production specialist at New York Life Insurance Company."

Sarah Poons

Location: New York City
Program: Master of Business Administration (MBA)

"I started my public accounting career as an audit associate at KPMG in October 2020. I have also been studying and working on obtaining my Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license."

Pharaoh King Gonder

Location: New York City
Program: Organizational Leadership (MS)

"I started a Ph.D. program in industrial psychology with North Central University, became a life coach and started a non-profit called Build-A-Better America. I also am helping test fellow New Yorkers for COVID-19 and registering them to receive the vaccine."

Christopher DeSantis

Location: New York 
Program: Electrical and Electronics Engineering (MS)

"I started working at IBM as an electrical engineer."


Dominique Palagruto

Location: New York
Program: Master of Business Administration (MBA)

"I’ve accepted a position at Ethicon, Johnson & Johnson’s medical device company as a Sales Representative."