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Unlock Your Future at the Douglass Career Conference!

Saturday, October 7, 2023, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Trayes Hall, Douglass Student Center

You're invited! Meet  professionals from AMAZON, JOHNSON & JOHNSON, LOCKHEED MARTIN, GOLDMAN SACHS and more at the annual Douglass Career Conference! Attend for a day of networking with professionals, valuable career insight, and free food and giveaways.

This event counts for Knowledge & Power event credit and towards your Career Pathways requirement.

Registration, Welcome & Lunch!  

Starting at 11:00 AM

Check-in and Lunch

Grab your free giveaways and get credit for Knowledge & Power! Then head on in to Trayes Hall to lunch and network with peers and professionals!


Enjoy a keynote from Sarah Aiosa, SVP and President, Latin America for MSD (Merck & Co.) and a welcome from Sana Amanullah DRC’24, President of the Douglass Governing Council.

Breakout Session 1

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Choose from the following panels:

People Power: Careers in Education and Talent Management, NJC Lounge

Passionate about helping people thrive? In this session, panelists in human resources, teaching, and education tech will offer advice for students interested in a career in business or non-profits. Topics will include breaking into these roles, maximizing your experiences, and showcasing your strengths.

Analyzing your Future: Using Data to Map your Dreams, Douglass Lounge


Interested in data-driven decision-making? Looking for a career where you can combine soft and technical skills? Want to know more about a career in crypto, finance, or supply chain management? Learn from experts on how to drive your career forward using data!  

Breakout Session 2

1:45 PM - 2:45 PM

Choose from the following panels:

Succeeding in STEM: Careers in Biotech, Engineering, Health, and More, Trayes Hall

From careers in healthcare to submarines, come learn everything you need to know about where your STEM aspirations can take you. Our team of diverse STEM panelists will offer insight into what it’s like to work in STEM disciplines and offer tips on what it takes to succeed as a STEM professional.

Digital Details: Careers in Business and Tech, Douglass Lounge

Interested in business, sales, or tapping into technology to make room for your passions? Join us to learn more about taking unconventional routes after college, using technology to your advantage, and finding your niche.

Breakout Session 3

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Choose from the following panels:

Find your Path: Translating your Degree into a Career, NJC Lounge

Interested in a lot of different career paths and unsure of what is right for you? Know what you want to do, but not sure how to get there? This is the panel for you! Join our panelists from a wide range of careers and majors to learn how they found their pathway to success!   

Life After College: Transitioning to your Next Chapter, Douglass Lounge

Worried about what happens after graduation? How hard is it to find a job? What is grad school like? What does life look like after you get your undergraduate degree? Hear from recent Douglass grads about their journeys and find the answers to all these questions and more!

Meet the Panelists

SVP and President, Latin America for MSD (Merck & Co.); Keynote

Sarah Aiosa  

Sarah Aiosa has been serving as SVP and President, Latin America for MSD (known as Merck & Co. Inc, in US and Canada) since February 1, 2022. In her current role, she sets the strategic direction and oversees the P&L and pharmaceutical operations in Human Health across all Latin American subsidiaries encompassing 4,000 employees in more than 30 countries.

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Strategy Consultant, EAB Global; People Power: Careers in Education and Talent Management

Danielle Bouza DRC’17

Danielle is a Douglass alumna, class of 2017 and is currently a second-year strategy consultant in edtech. Talk to her about post-grad life, finding your niche, or careers in higher ed., consulting, project management, data & tech. 

Special Education Teacher; People Power: Careers in Education and Talent Management

Rachel Ferrante DRC'19

Rachel Ferrante is a Jersey City based educator, with a background in archives, museums, and public humanities largely through Rutgers and Douglass affiliated programs. She is an advocate for education and accessibility through and within arts and culture. 

Bria Rathway
Campus Relations Manager; Lockheed Martin; People Power: Careers in Education and Talent Management

Bria Rathway

Bria is a Campus Relations Manager for Enterprise Operations at Lockheed Martin. In her current role Bria is responsible for 4 national universities which are Rutgers University, Villanova University, Carnegie Mellon University, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Early in Career Programs Manager, Johnson & Johnson; People Power: Careers in Education and Talent Management

Nora Tovar

Nora is a driven senior HR professional with over 15 years of experience with expertise in Early Career Recruitment, University Relations, Program Management, Succession Planning, Career Talent Management & Strategy, Employment Practices and Compliance.  Nora currently supports the Medical Devices Early In Career Programs.

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Career Success Coordinator, America Needs You; People Power: Careers in Education and Talent Management

Imani Reed DRC’18

Imani is a proud New Jersey native and Douglass graduate, where she studied Linguistics and Spanish. After graduating from Rutgers, she went on to earn her M.Ed. and MBA. Imani is currently working at America Needs You as a Career Success Coordinator, supporting first-generation college students with career development.

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Senior Analyst, Goldman Sachs; Analyzing your Future: Using Data to Map your Dreams

Adedoyin Oluwamayowa Adetunji DRC'21

Adedoyin Adetunji is a highly skilled Senior Analyst at Goldman Sachs, specializing in mortgage-backed securities within the asset and wealth management field, bringing with her four years of valuable experience in the financial sector. Beyond her professional pursuits, Adedoyin also shines as the host of the "Is It That Deep" podcast, where she engages in thoughtful conversations about prevalent cultural and societal issues and offers guidance on navigating them.

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Director, Strategic Sourcing, Rutgers University; Analyzing your Future: Using Data to Map your Dreams

Susan Panacek DC’96

Susan graduated from Douglass College with a BA in Philosophy. Sue is an accomplished 25+ year procurement professional and started at Merck in 1997, working as contract specialist to global sourcing lead, developing and executing global strategies and robust category management approaches.

Lalita Chelluri
Director of Investor Relations, Parataxis Capital Management; Analyzing your Future: Using Data to Map your Dreams

Lalita Chelluri RBS'21

Lalita currently runs Investor Relations, Marketing, Business Development and Fundraising at Parataxis Capital Management LLC. Lalita previously spent 10 years at Goldman Sachs, most recently on the Multi-Asset Platform Sales desk where she covered public and private pensions, insurance companies and other institutional asset allocators.

Executive Director, J.P. Morgan Securities LLC; Analyzing your Future: Using Data to Map your Dreams in Business and Finance

Mary DiMartino DC'85

Mary DiMartino is an Executive Director at J.P. Morgan responsible for structuring debt offerings by state and local governments, transportation agencies and utilities that fund infrastructure projects in the public and private debt markets. Mary oversees recruitment and full-time training for Public Finance Banking and previously co-led its Public Finance Women’s network. Mary serves as a member of the Board of Governors of Rutgers and is an Emerita member to the University’s Board of Trustees.

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Succeeding in STEM: Careers in Biotech, Engineering, Health, and More

Shivani Gogwekar RU’21

Validation Specialist, Experic LLC

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Manager, Project Planner, Bristol Myers Squibb; Succeeding in STEM: Careers in Biotech, Engineering, Health, and More

Saloni Sawant DRC’19

Saloni is a graduate of Biological Sciences from Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences. She was born and raised in Somerset, NJ. Since graduating, she’s held multiple positions in the Pharmaceutical industry ranging from Science to Project Management. She currently works for Bristol Myers Squibb in Princeton, NJ.

Systems Engineer, Lockheed Martin; Succeeding in STEM: Careers in Biotech, Engineering, Health, and More

Brittney Yesner DRC'19, M.Eng. 

Brittany is a NJ native having graduated from Rutgers University in May 2019 with a BS in Industrial Engineering. She is also an alumna of the Reilly-Douglass Engineering Living Learning Community and Project SUPER. After graduating, Brittany began her career at Lockheed Martin in Moorestown, NJ as a Systems Engineer and participant of the company’s Engineering Leadership Development Program.

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TDP – Technical Business Manager, AT&T; Digital Details: Careers in Business and Tech

Ashley VanSickle DRC’22

Ashley is an artist that picked Computer Science as her major to support herself and  her art.

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Head of SAP, AWS Partner & Alliance Strategy, Amazon Web Services; Digital Details: Careers in Business and Tech

Cristina Martin Greysman DC’94

Cristina Greysman’s 20+ year technology career spans leadership roles at startups and large corporations in business development, strategic alliance and channel partner program management. At Amazon Web Services, Cristina first recruited and activated partners to build AWS practices for State and Local Governments and K-12 schools. Today, she is Head of SAP on AWS Partners and Alliance, Americas, helping partners migrate and modernize SAP software on AWS.

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Chief Digital & Technology Officer, Combe Incorporate; Digital Details: Careers in Business and Tech

Danielle Maurici-Arnone DC’96, RU’97

Danielle Maurici-Arnone is the Global Chief Digital and Technology Officer at Combe International. Prior to Combe, she was Chief Information Officer for North America, at Reckitt, producer of hygiene, health and nutrition products, where she sat on the Global Council for Diversity and Inclusion. Danielle has served in global technology leadership roles for more than 20 years. Before joining Reckitt, she was Global Executive Director at the Estée Lauder Companies, where she led technology and innovation for the global brand portfolio.

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Senior Assistant Director, Major Gifts, University of Chicago; Find your Path: Translating your Degree into a Career

Gabriela Martínez San Juan DRC’20

Gabriela is the Senior Assistant Director of Major Gifts at the University of Chicago, where she solicits gifts ranging from 100k-5 million, in an effort to advocate for equity in higher education. She graduated from Rutgers University with a BA in Cultural Anthropology and Political Science. She started her career in fundraising at the Rutgers Telethon, moving to the Senior Class Campaign Coordinator for the Rutgers Foundation during her senior year.

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Director of Sales and Philanthropy, The Philadelphia Citizen; Find your Path: Translating your Degree into a Career

Kristin Long DC'78

Kristin Long is Director of Sales & Philanthropy for The Philadelphia Citizen, a media organization that offers specific tools for civic action. She is a former Executive Director for Philly Ad Club. Kristin spent most of her broadcast career at ABC TV (The Walt Disney Company) where she was a Senior Vice President. Kristin is a recipient of the AWRT ’20 Women Who Rule’ award.

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Lending Specialist, HIAS Economic Advancement Fund; Find your Path: Translating your Degree into a Career

Brenda Montecinos Villa DRC’20

As an immigrant, Brenda is enthusiastic about creating change in our historically underserved communities, especially in terms of economic growth. She is a highly experienced Lending Specialist with a focus on loan origination, transaction underwriting, and portfolio management. Currently, Brenda works for HIAS' Economic Advancement Fund (EAF) where she is helping the organization achieve Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) certification.

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Writer, Editor and Owner, K.R. Rouse Communications; Find your Path: Translating your Degree into a Career

Karen Rouse DC’93

Karen is an award-winning writer and editor with more than 25 years of experience in digital and audio journalism, a communications specialist, and the owner of K. R. Rouse Communications LLC.  She is also a 2020 University of Michigan Knight-Wallace Fellow and a Dow Jones News Fund alumna. In 2022, she joined the Princeton Center for Information Technology Policy as the first ever communications manager.

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Graduate Student/Teaching Assistant, Rutgers Graduate School and New Road School; Life After College: Transitioning to your Next Chapter

Elisabeth Black DRC’19

Elisabeth spent many years in the Pharmaceutical Industry before returning to college for a B.Sc. degree in Plant Science Horticultural Therapy Specialization. After graduating Summa cum laude, she entered the Behavioral Systems Neuroscience Psychology PhD Program at Rutgers where she is researching the Physiological and Behavioral Effects of Horticulture Training on people with Disabilities, with a focus on Autistic Individuals.

Program Assistant, Rutgers University; Life After College: Transitioning to your Next Chapter

Tyshana Campbell DRC’22

Tyshana graduated from Rutgers University in 2022 with a Bachelor's in Psychology with a minor in Africana studies. She currently works as a Program Assistant for the Ronald E. McNair Program on the Livingston campus. Tyshana is also a Research Assistant for the Performance Psychology Lab under Dr. Peter Economou. Tyshana is a proud Douglass woman and loves the Douglass community!

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Graduate Student, Rutgers University; Life After College: Transitioning to your Next Chapter

Sarah Faysal DRC’23

Sarah Faysal is a Masters Student at the GSE pursuing Elementary Education with Middle School Social studies and English.  She graduated from Rutgers in 2023 with a BA in Political Science. During her time at Douglass, she served as a Red Pine Ambassador as well as a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Ambassador. Outside of Douglass, she was involved in volunteer work, student activist groups, as well as faith-based organizations.

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Acquisitions Assistant, University of Pennsylvania Press; Life After College: Transitioning to your Next Chapter

Alex Gupta DRC’21

Alex is a book publishing professional with a passion for storytelling and learning. Experience in acquisitions, copyright, and editorial work. Areas of interest include acquisitions editorial, intellectual property, contracts, subrights, and permissions.

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Graduate Student, University of Pennsylvania; Life After College: Transitioning to your Next Chapter

Neha Saju DRC’22

Neha is a student in the Master of Science in Education (M.S.Ed.) program for Education Policy at the University of Pennsylvania. She graduated from the Joint 5-Year BA/MPP program at Rutgers after being an Eagleton Graduate Fellow, Eagleton Undergraduate Associate, Lloyd C. Gardner Fellow, and Leadership Scholar with the Institute for Women’s Leadership. She worked as a graduate fellow at the Office of the Secretary of Higher Education (OSHE) as well as at the NJ Department of Education (NJ DOE), where she currently works part-time.