Class of 2018 Future Plans

You have brains in your head.Graduation cap
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself 
any direction you choose...

You're off to Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting.
So... get on your way!

- Dr. Seuss, "Oh, the Places You'll Go!"

Where are you headed?

SUNY Geneseo Class of 2018 - we'd love to know what you have planned for the next chapter of your journey! Tell us your plans and we'll include them on this page. 


Adam Ford, Economics major from Rochester, NY, plans to be a United States Army Officer.

Wesley Ebersole, Political Science major from Caledonia, NY, plans to begin a 6 month apprenticeship with a mediator to gain mediation certification in New York State. After that he hopes to work as a mediator, arbitrator, or conciliator in the private or public sector while applying to Cornell University’s Master's School of Industrial Labor Relations. He hopes to one day be employed as a collective bargaining agent for a labor union or found his own for profit mediation center.

Cody Austin, English Literature major on a Pre-Law track from Jamestown, NY, plans to take a gap year to study for his LSAT and begin applying to law schools. Meanwhile, he plans to pursue animal rights activism in addition to seeking out legal work in Rochester.

Amanda Keplinger, Biochemistry major from Pompey, NY, plans to attend the Cell and Molecular Biology PhD Program at The University of Chicago.

Makayla Ross, Biology major from Watkins Glen, NY, plans to serve as a secondary science education teacher in the Peace Corps in Tanzania.

Delaney Drechsler, Biology major from Union Springs, NY, plans to work as a medical scribe at Rochester General Hospital for one year and then attend a Physician Assistant M.S. program.

Madeline Klotz, Psychology and Sociology double major from Miller Place, NY, plans to attend a dual degree MA in Child Development/MSW program with Sarah Lawrence College and NYU.

Erika Esquivel, Mathematics major from New York, NY plans to volunteer in the Peace Corps in Morocco in Youth Development.

Brian Ludemann, Accounting major from East Northport, NY, plans to do auditing at EisnerAmper in Manhattan.

Holly Gilbert, Economics and English Literature double major from Oswego, NY, plans to work as a content marketing specialist in Harrisburg, PA.

Sarah Bissell, Anthropology major from Buffalo, NY, plans to move to Memphis, TN, to teach English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) with Teach For America.

Meredith Condren, Political Science and International Relations double major from Buffalo, NY, plans to attend law school at George Washington University in Washington, DC.

Mary Elizabeth LaFantano, Chemistry major from Kings Park, NY, plans to work as a chemist on Long Island.

Samantha Gage, Biology major from Rushville, NY, plans to attend SUNY Upstate Medical School in Syracuse, NY.

Edward Eisenman, Political Science major from Oceanside, NY, plans to attend law school at the University of Florida.

Rachel Appell, History major with a Theatre minor from Blauvelt, NY, plans to move to Orlando and work at Walt Disney World.

Paula Prusakowski, Biology major from Rochester, NY, plans to attend the Accelerated Master's Program for Non-Nurses at the University of Rochester and will be specializing in Pediatrics.

Jamie Forken, Accounting major from Penfield, NY, plans to work in NYC as an Audit Assistant for Deloitte & Touche LLP.

Arlenis Santana, Psychology major from Bronx, NY, plans to pursue a PhD in Developmental Psychology at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Erin Carlo, English and Communication double major from Hamburg, NY, plans to move to Orlando, FL to pursue her dream of working at Walt Disney World. She has been accepted into the Disney College Program as a Convention Guide where she will have the opportunity to give tours, work special events such as weddings, help facilitate large events such as conventions, and learn more about event planning.

Bayley Zubler, Physics major from West Seneca, NY, plans to be a mechanical and environmental engineer.

Wilson Mei, Biology major from Queens, NY, plans to start his first year of medical school at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Christopher Keck, Biochemistry major from Canandaigua, NY, plans to work as a medical scribe in the Rochester area while continuing his service as a volunteer EMT. He plans to submit his applications to medical schools at the start of this summer for the Fall of 2019.

Zachary Veith, History major from Hyde Park, NY, plans to begin a Master's program in Museum Studies at University College London.

Lindsay Theofield, Accounting major from East Northport, NY, plans to be a tax intern this summer with PwC in Rochester, NY and attend Geneseo next year for the MS in accounting.

Melissa Whyman, English major with a Political Science minor from Plattsburgh, NY, plans to attend the University of Buffalo School of Law as a member of the class of 2021.

Shannon Coyne, Biochemistry major from Fairfield, CT, plans to be a medical scribe and a Kaplan MCAT prep instructor for a year then start medical school in 2019.

Sydney Levine, Economics and Mathematics double major from Ithaca, NY, plans to pursue her Masters in International Economics and Finance from Johns Hopkins University in DC.

Jacob Feldman, Psychology major from Ossining, NY, plans to go into law enforcement after graduation and is currently looking at the NY state police.

Sarah Jane Phillips, Communication major from Waterford, NY, plans to move to Washington D.C. this summer and is pursuing jobs in the project management field.

Zachary Keegan, Political Science and International Relations double major from Youngstown, NY, plans to attend law school in the fall at George Washington University in Washington D.C.

Jami Goldson, Psychology major from Ronkonkoma, NY, plans to work in two labs at Stony Brook University doing psychological research in developmental psychopathology with Dr. Daniel Klein and in intimate partner violence with Dr. Daniel O'Leary.

Isabelle Ortiz, Psychology major from New York, NY, plans to attend the University at Buffalo for her Master's in Higher Education Administration and Student Affairs. She will also be working in their Intercultural Center as their Diversity Programmer.

Julia Cameron, Psychology major from Sayville, NY, plans to attend a Clinical Psychology Ph.D. Program at the University of Montana.

Alexis Bachiller, Business Administration major from Monroe, NY, plans to do the Disney College Program at Walt Disney World for Fall Advantage 2018.

Adam Ontiveros-Oberg, Political Science major from Brighton, NY, plans to attend the Masters in Public Relations program in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. After completion of that one year program, he plans to seek employment in the field of politics as a speech-writer or press secretary.

Jessica E. Imayeguahi, Biology major from Bronx, NY, plans to work as a Breakthrough Collaborative Teaching Fellow in NYC for the summer and hopes to work as a teacher in the Fall.

Celia Freida, Biology and Psychology double major from Ontario, NY, plans to attend the University of Rochester Accelerated Nursing Program.

Akua Mensah, Chemistry and Political Science double major from Bronx, NY, plans to attend the Relay Graduate School of Education and teach high school Chemistry in New York City with Teach for America.

Katherine Resch, Biochemistry major from Eastport, NY, plans to work at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals after graduation and plans to pursue a Masters or PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in the future.

Madi Kemler, Vocal Performance - Applied Music major from Canandaigua, NY, plans to attend The Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam to obtain her Masters in Music Education!.

Dillon Ramsey, Physics and Mathematics double major from Arcade, NY, plans to attend the University of Rochester for his Ph.D in Plasma Physics with emphasis in computational physics.

Veronica Taglia, English Literature and American Studies double major from Valhalla, NY, plans to attend the University of St Andrews in Fife, Scotland for an MLitt in Contemporary English Literature.

Zachariah Edward Barfield, Physics and Astronomy double major, plans to attend the physics PhD program at the University of Rochester. He plans to start research early this summer with current faculty and graduate students on topics related to plasma physics.

Anna Cherubin, Sociology and International Relations double major from Saratoga Springs, NY, plans to teach in an elementary school in Madrid, Spain. After that she plans to attend the University of Groningen to pursue a MSc in Contemporary Sociology.

Savannah Williams, International Relations major from Bronx, NY, plans to work as an Assistant Language Teacher in Japan through the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program.

Lauren Bouck, Accounting major from Tupper Lake, NY, plans to begin working as a staff accountant in Jamestown, NY while finishing the CPA exams.

Alicia Skowronski, Biology major from Buffalo, NY, plans to work as a medical scribe for one year and then attend medical school in 2019.

Nicholas Angeloni, Biology major from Pine Bush, NY, plans to attend SUNY Upstate Medical's M.D. Program.

Yuka Kurita, International Relations major from Tokyo, plans to work as a Business Analyst at McKinsey & Co.'s Tokyo Office.

Caitlin Castelletti, Accounting major with an Economics minor from Sauquoit, NY, plans to move to Stamford, CT to work as an Auditor for KPMG.

Alexis Irwin, Physics major from Sherburne, NY, plans to pursue a Ph.D. in Astrophysical Sciences and Technology at RIT.

Alison Gooley, Psychology major from Baldwinsville, NY, plans to attend SUNY Oswego for School Counseling.

Glyn Devereaux, Accounting major from Victor, NY, plans to work as an audit associate at PwC in Rochester, NY.

Erin Lieberman, English and History double major from Poughkeepsie, NY, plans to go to law school for Environmental Law, and will probably focus that as she is in school and taking courses.

Nicole Witte, Sociology major from Merrick, NY, plans to attend Albany Law School.

Julianna Hickey, Biochemistry major from Smithtown, NY, plans to attend Campbell University's Doctorate of Pharmacy program.

Sunita Singh, Neuroscience major from Clarence, NY, plans to attend Medical School at Upstate College of Medicine.

Dillon Ramsey, Physics and Mathematics double major from Arcade, NY, plans to attend the University of Rochester to obtain a Ph.D in Physics specializing in Plasma Physics and Computational Physics.

Jackie Halstead, Psychology major from Cicero, NY, plans to attend the School Psychology Masters Program at UB.

Lauren Schaefer, Mathematics major from Canandaigua, NY, plans to work as a Nursing Technician or Medical Scribe and then attend an Accelerated Nursing Program.

Rebeka Van Vleet, Psychology major from Apalachin, NY, plans to attend Binghamton University for her Master's of Social Work.

Breeanna Dexter, Childhood/SPED Education major from Homer, NY, plans to pursue a Master's degree in inclusive special education with a focus on students identified with emotional and behavioral disturbances.

Marissa Berry, Early Childhood/Childhood Education major from Sauquoit, NY, plans to complete her student teaching this fall, and apply to graduate programs to pursue a Master's degree in Reading and Literacy B-12 in hopes to one day become a Literacy Specialist.

Jennifer Liriano, Psychology major with an English minor from Bronx, NY, plans to attend NYU Silver School of Social Work for her Masters in Social Work.

Erica Lieberman, Psychology major from New Rochelle, NY, plans to work for Teach For America, and will be teaching pre-school in NYC and getting a Masters in Early Childhood Education from Relay Graduate School of Education.

Lauren Sabol, Biology major from Westchester, NY, plans to attend SUNY Optometry in NYC in the Fall.

Megan McDonough, Sociology and Spanish double major from White Plains, NY, plans to attend Pace Law School in the fall.

Sam Heraghty, Biology and Geography double major from Poughkeepsie, NY, plans to pursue his PhD at the University of Alabama.

Mary Thayer, Biochemistry major from Sayville, NY, plans to begin a 1 year accelerated nursing program starting in June at Stony Brook University.

Elijah Carlson, Biology major from Canandaigua, NY, plans to attend Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fall 2018.

Laura Russo, Anthropology major and Biology minor from Port Washington, NY, plans to moving to Amsterdam, Netherlands in August and attend The European School of Physiotherap, part of Amsterdam University School of Applied sciences, to become a licensed Physical therapist. She plans on living and working in Europe for some time.

Kyle Chesterman, International Relations major from Nanuet, NY, plans to work as a paralegal in Rochester, NY for 2 years before attending law school.

Jonathan O'Brien, Business Administration major from Babylon, NY, plans to attend the Hofstra Co-op MBA program in the Fall of 2018 with a Marketing concentration.

Ryan Hallock, Communication and Sociology double major from Dix Hills, NY, plans to attend law school at St. John's University.

Taylor T. Keith, Anthropology major from Coxsackie, NY, plans to attend grad school at either UAlbany or American University.

Noah Haber, Geography and Anthropology double major from Plattsburgh, NY, plans to attend a MA and PhD program in Anthropology and Human Dimensions of the Natural Environment. He has a teaching assistantship this fall and will be engaging in research related to understanding the impacts of the Martu tribes fire ecology upon the landscape of Western Australia.

Emily Ellmann, Biology major from Elma, NY, plans to attend the M.D. program at University at Buffalo Jacob's School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

Michelle Wrynn, Biology major from Rockaway, NY, plans to take a gap year working as a medical scribe at a branch of City MD Urgent Care, located in Brooklyn.

Angela Norris, Accounting major from Savannah, NY, plans to work at KPMG's Manhattan office as a tax associate in Global Mobility Services.

Renee Katafiaz, Business Administration major from Penfield, NY, plans to take certification exams to become a Financial Advisor with AXA Advisors in Rochester NY.

Madeline Plucknette, Biology major from Churchville, NY, plans to attend the DPT program at Northeastern University.

McKensey Horrigan, Early Childhood/Childhood Education major from Arcade, NY, plans to complete student teaching in the fall semester and then move on to graduate school to obtain a Masters degree in reading and literacy B-12. After graduate school, she hopes to be a literacy specialist.

Eva Pellegrino, Early Childhood/Childhood Education major from New York, NY, plans to attend Hunter Graduate School for early childhood/special education and teach full time as a Kindergarten teacher in Harlem.

Delaney Nolan, Political Science major from Syracuse, NY, plans to attend the 12-Month Accelerated Bachelor's in Nursing Program at Binghamton University beginning May 2018.

Nicole Venator, Political Science major from Miller Place, NY, plans to attend Syracuse University College of Law in the fall.

Amanda Ameen, English/Creative Writing and Psychology double major from Brooklyn, NY, plans to work as a mental health counselor at East House before going for her MSW.

Gina Cavaseno, Mathematics major from Syosset, NY, plans to attend Stony Brook University to pursue her Master’s in Math Education and complete her professional certification.

Mike Powers, English Literature major from Bethpage, NY, future plans are a work in progress.

Matt Rybecky, Physics and Philosophy double major from Port Washington, NY, plans to walk really, really far: 1,000 miles on the Appalachian Trail.

Nicholas T. Terrigino, Biology major from Webster, NY, plans to do research at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) through the Post-baccalaureate Cancer Research Training Award (CRTA).

Anna Chinchilli, Geophysics major from Rochester, NY, plans to look for a geology-related job for a few years before grad school.

Jessica Friedman, Anthropology major from Woodbury, NY, plans to volunteer with the Peace Corps in Guatemala and is placed in the health sector as a Healthy Schools Coordinator.

Alisha Joshi, Biology major from Chandler, AZ, plans to attend Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University in Chicago.

Shawn Moore, Chemistry major from Lockport, NY, plans to attend Boston University for a PhD in Chemistry.

Chaise Carl, International Relations and Spanish double major from Cornwall, NY, plans to volunteer with the Peace Corps in the Dominican Republic in Education.

Tiffany A. Mfoafo, Sociology major from Greece, NY, plans to go to nursing School and work two jobs.

Benjamin Diehl, International Relations major from West Sayville, NY, plans to pursue a MA in European History, Politics, and Society at Columbia University.

Michael Eddi, International Relations major from Merrick, NY, plans to pursue a Master of Arts degree in Strategic Intelligence Studies at the Institute of World Politics.

Kristen Youngs, Accounting major from Allegany, NY, plans to work as an Audit Associate at KPMG in NYC.

Tory Welsch, Chemistry major from Oswego, NY, plans to pursue a PhD in Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Delaware.

Lauren Elizabeth Crowe, English Literature major from Manalapan, NJ, plans to teach English in Madrid, Spain for the 2018-2019 school year. She plans on taking her LSAT and attending law school following her year teaching abroad.

Kathleen Maney, Biology major from Geneva, NY, plans to look for a job in biology or biological sciences in a laboratory setting.

Samantha Martin, Anthropology and Spanish double major from Saranac Lake, NY, plans to attend the University of South Carolina at Columbia's PhD Program in Linguistics.

Julia Chong, Economics major from Guilderland, NY, plans to work in Hoboken, NJ at an insurance firm while studying for actuarial exams.

Alexis Wittman, Biology and Psychology double major from Vernon Center, NY, plans to attend Medical School at SUNY Upstate College of Medicine.

Ryan Falk, Political Science major with a Public Administration minor from Fairport, NY, plans to attend law school at the University of Buffalo.

Emily DelSignore, Spanish major from Buffalo, NY, plans to attend the Natural Science-Interdisciplinary (Computational Linguistics Concentration) MS program at the University at Buffalo.

Eghosa Okungbowa, Biochemistry major from Edo state, Nigeria, plans to take a gap year and during that time hopes to do research at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. After that, they plan to go to medical school to get an MD-PHD.

Alexander Belles, Physics and Mathematics double major from Webster, NY, plans to attend Penn State University to pursue a Ph.D. in Astronomy & Astrophysics.

Danielle Comerford, Early Childhood/Elementary Education and English Literature double major from Red Hook, NY, plans to attend Teachers College at Columbia University in the fall as a student in the Literacy Specialist Master's program.

Katherine McCormack, Adolescent Education and Spanish double major from Patterson, NY, plans to participate in TAPIF as an English teaching assistant in Bordeaux, France for the 2018-2019 school year.

Erin Mozingo, Biology and Communication double major from Atlanta, GA, plans to attend Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee.

Samuel James Miller, Biochemistry major from New York, NY, plans to look into doing voluntary research at a Columbia University lab studying cancer next year. He is applying to various lab technician positions around New York City and is waiting to hear back from a variety of summer research programs.

Jeff Doser, Biology and Mathematics double major from Penfield, NY, plans to attend Michigan State University to pursue a PhD in Forestry with a focus in environmental data analytics.

Mary Pyatt, Biology major from Tariffville, CT, plans to attend Boston University for a Masters in Public Health in Epidemiology and Biostatistics.

Maria Efstratiou, History and Adolescence Education double major from Glen Head, NY, plans to attend Hofstra University for her Masters in Social Studies Education and completing her professional teaching certification.

Emma Dempsey, Communication major with a Biology minor from Nanuet, NY, plans to pursue a Masters of Science degree at PACE University for Environmental Science.

Jessica Steklof, Childhood Education and Special Education double major from Rochester, NY, plans to attend Nazareth College to receive a Masters Degree in Early Childhood Inclusive Education.

Abigail Baulkwill, Psychology major from Somers, NY, plans to pursue a Master's in TESOL (K-12) at Manhattanville College.

Devin Flaherty, English major from Webster, NY, plans to continue working in a school district in Rochester, NY. She plans to pursue a Masters of Science in Adolescent Education beginning in Spring or Summer of 2019.

Theresa Gibbons, History and Communication double major from Queens, NY, plans to go to Brooklyn College to pursue an M.A in History with plans to pursue a doctoral degree.

Grace Rowan, Childhood with Special Education and English Literature double major from East Northport, NY, plans to attend Syracuse University to earn a Masters in Literacy Education B-12.

Shauna Ricketts, Sociology and Political Science double major with a minor in Urban Studies from Cold Spring, NY, plans to serve as an English Teaching Assistant (ETA) in Bulgaria as a Fulbright award recipient.

Samira Salha, International Relations major from New York, NY, plans to study at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Bologna, Italy.

Caitlin Whalen, Biology major from Hyde Park, NY, plans to attend an accelerated bachelor of science in nursing program.