"I have sort of fallen in love with the concept of Juniata. When I came here, I really didn't understand what it means to be a scientist, but now I want to work hard, I want to study for the rest of my life, I want to go on to graduate school, I want to be a scientist."
Nick Sepulveda '10
Biology and Anthropology
Lauren Auster-Gussman '11 will soon be attending graduate school at Virginia Commonwealth University for her master's degree in social work (M.S.W.). Lauren was admitted with advanced standing.
Alison Banks ’10 is currently enrolled, with advanced standing, in a master’s of social work degree program at the University of Maine, following a career as a social worker at the Fairfax Nursing Center in Fairfax, Va., where she provided case management services to an elder population.
Melissa Boas '10 is pursuing her master's degree in biological anthropology at Florida Atlantic University. Her POE of biology and anthropology has well prepared her for this interdisciplinary graduate study.
Courtney DeGemmis '11 has been accepted to a variety of M.S.W. programs and has decided to pursue graduate study at Boston College.
Rachel Droessler ’10 is employed full time by the California Department of Parks and Recreation in her home town of San Diego, Calif., but she also does work with AECOM and Laguna Mountain Environmental, Inc. After graduating from Juniata, she attended archaeological field school in Belize for one month and obtained her GIS certification. Rachel is also pursuing a master’s degree in historical archeology at San Diego State University.
Ashley Fisher '11 will be employed by Mainstream Counseling in Huntingdon, Pa. following her May 2011 graduation from Juniata.
Brittany Gregory ’11 is enrolled at Morgan State University, where she is pursuing her master’s degree in sociology.
Megan Lowrey '11 is currently enrolled at Temple University for Medicine with an emphasis in anthropology and Spanish. She is studying alternative medicines and eventually hopes to work in South America or Mexico.
Leah Renee Myers ’09 is employed as a behavioral support specialist at Skills of Central Pa., Inc. She earned her M.S.W. from Temple University in 2011, and intends to achieve her L.S.W. and earn a promotion to therapist.
Kirstin Olson '11 has been accepted to the anthropology program at the University of Fairbanks in Fairbanks, Alaska where she will study Tlingit art and culture.
Bryce Rigg ’12 is employed as a youth counselor at Central Counties Youth Center in Bellefonte, Pa.
Shelleisha Salmon ’11 is enrolled at Morgan State University, where she is pursuing a master’s degree in public health. She was recently awarded a full scholarship for her second year of graduate school and she is currently the only graduate student in her program to receive funding.
Nicholas Sepulveda '10 is currently conducting research at the University of Iceland in Rekjavik, Iceland thanks to a Fulbright Fellowship. Inspired by his anthropology work at Juniata, he will be taking Old Norse language and history courses that supplement his Juniata graduate thesis on the history of whaling in medieval Iceland. Studying abroad at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland thanks to a St. Andrews Society of Philadelphia scholarship will certainly help Nick adapt and learn in Rekjavik.
Kelsey Shutt ’12 is pursuing her master’s degree in social work at Temple University with advanced standing and a tuition scholarship.
Denalyn Spratt ’10 is employed at Chester Community Hospital in Chester, Pa., where she is a case manager in a substance abuse treatment program. She is also pursuing her master’s of social work degree part-time while continuing her career.
Sarah Svigals '07 is currently enrolled in a master's of social work program at George Mason University focusing on military behavioral health. During her graduate study, she also works as the program coordinator of Cause, an organization that provides comfort recreation and relaxation programming for recovering soldiers.
Ka Ho “Sherman” Wong ’11 is employed as a mental health technician at the Boys and Girls Home of Alaska, works as a language interpreter at Fairbanks School District, and also serves as the city coordinator of the Fairbanks Chapter of the Zeitgeist Movement, which is a grassroots social and environmental movement concerned with the future of humanity.