Jyothsna Ganesh (M.S. ’17) is an international alumnus from Chennai, India. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biosciences from Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning and a Master of Science degree in Biotechnology from Vellore Institute of Technology, both located in India. She transferred to UM-Flint in January, 2015 to earn a Master of Science degree in Biology and a Graduate Certificate in Business. Ganesh currently works as a Research Associate for Cancer Biology at Mitra RxDx, Inc., a Biotechnology startup company in Massachusetts, where she works in a clinical setting handling tumor samples from cancer patients and writing manuscripts. As our Alumni of the Month, Ganesh talks about her passion for Biotechnology, and the difference in culture between Flint and Chennai.
Alumnus Schuyler Ferguson (B.A. ‘14) graduated from UM-Flint with a degree in Political Science. He continued his education at The University of Michigan Law School, where he received his Juris Doctorate Degree (J.D.) in 2016. Ferguson currently works as an associate attorney at Winston & Strawn LLP in Chicago, Illinois, where he focuses on fact-gathering and researching case law. As our Alumni of the Month for November, he talks about his involvement on campus and some of his proudest accomplishments.
Alumna Bethany Lemon (B.S. ’17) graduated from UM-Flint with a degree in Elementary Education. She currently works as an English teacher at Zhengzhou University of Light Industry in Zhengzhou, China. This semester, she is teaching spoken English to sophomores. As our Alumni of the Month and advocate for international travel, she talks about her passion for teaching and provides insight for those considering teaching outside of the United States.
Alumnus Gary Ashley (B.A. ‘05) graduated from UM-Flint with a degree in Communication. Since graduating, he’s held multiple positions at the University of Michigan-Flint. Ashley currently works as a Program Manager in University Outreach, where he mentors students and oversees multiple volunteer programs, including Alternative Breaks. As our Alumni of the Month, he talks about the life-long relationships he formed as a student, and his journey from student to staff member at UM-Flint.
Adedotun Ojelabi (M.S. ’18) is an international alumnus from Lagos, Nigeria. He received his Bachelor’s of Science in Communication Technology from Lagos State University, before transferring to UM-Flint in January of 2015 to earn a Master of Science in Computer Science and Information Systems. Ojelabi currently works as a Program Manager for Amazon in Seattle, Washington, where he translates business requirements between technical teams and stakeholders in business operations. As our Alumni of the Month, he talks about his experience at UM-Flint and the difference in culture between Flint and Lagos.
Alumna Elizabeth Ruscitto (B.A. '15) graduated from UM-Flint with a degree in Applied Psychology and later furthered her studies at the University of Detroit Mercy (UDM) receiving a M.A. in Psychology in 2018. Currently, Elizabeth is continuing her studies at UDM pursuing a PsyS (Specialist in Psychology) with the plan of becoming a school psychologist. While in her graduate program, she is focusing on School Psychology and working with K-12 children that display behavior difficulties. Ruscitto currently serves as the President of the Graduate Student School Psychology Association and as the Vice President of PSI CHI, both at Detroit Mercy. As our Alumni of the Month, she talks about her educational journey and provides some insight for those pursuing a career in Psychology.