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Eight Alumnae Speak to St. Brigid Society Sophomores

The Immaculate Heart graduates work in an array of professions, all of which proved to interest and inspire our students in the St. Brigid Society, moderated by Ms. Ellen Donoghue’76, guidance counselor. Thank you to our outstanding alumnae who took time out of their hectic schedules to speak to their IHA sisters, and to members of the IHA administration who attended, Mr. Jason Schlereth, principal, and Miss Kerry Carroll’04, assistant principal for faculty and instruction. Alumnae on the Career Panel included:

Darlayne Addabbo’07 – Hano Rund Postdoctoral Fellow, Mathematics Department, University of Arizona
Darlayne attended Rutgers University’s Douglass Residential College, graduating summa cum laude with high honors in mathematics in 2011. She earned both an M.S. and a Ph.D. degree in mathematics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Following that, she was a visiting assistant professor in the Mathematics Department at the University of Notre Dame. Darlayne’s current job as a Hano Rund Postdoctoral Fellow in the Mathematics Department at the University of Arizona involves doing research in mathematical physics in addition to teaching. Under normal circumstances, she is also able to travel to places all over the world to attend and give talks at math conferences.

Rayna Addabbo’07 – National Institute of Health CTSI Translational Research & Career Training Scholar
Rayna attended Rutgers University’s Douglass Residential College and received a B.A. in chemistry in 2011. After graduating, she moved to the Midwest to pursue a Ph.D. in biophysics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she was a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow. After completing her Ph.D. in 2018, Rayna moved to the University of Minnesota to study virology. In her current role as National Institute of Health CTSI Translational Research & Career Training Scholar, Rayna is engaged in research on HIV and the novel SARS coronavirus. Her passion is in scientific research and she is interested in the translation of basic research findings to medicine.

Siu-yee Ching’14 – Product Engineer/Data Analyst, Philadelphia Scientific
Siu-yee graduated from Lehigh University in 2018 with a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering and immediately began working at Philadelphia Scientific as a product engineer and data analyst. Philadelphia Scientific makes products and applications for industrial batteries that have been implemented by many major battery manufacturers. Siu-yee is the product engineer for the Microcat catalyst product, which is designed to extend the service life of valve-regulated lead acid batteries (VRLAs).

Courtney Clements’05 – Senior Buyer, Sweaters at Abercrombie & Fitch
As a buyer, Courtney’s role is to work with the design team to help take clothes from an idea to an actual product sitting in stores. Integrated into that process, she is predicting trends, mapping out financial expectations, listening to and interacting with customers to understand wants and desires in the product, and keeping everyone on the team organized and on track.

Aviana Ingui’16 – Police Officer, Elmwood Park Police Department
Aviana is assigned to the patrol division within the Elmwood Park Police Department, which means she is a patrol officer on the road for a majority of the day in a marked patrol vehicle. She answers 911 calls, responds to emergencies, and can also initiate her own work like motor vehicle stops and community policing details.

Amanda LoBianco’15 – Dual Degree Candidate, JD/Master’s Program, Vermont Law School
Amanda began her collegiate career at The College of New Jersey in Ewing. She graduated in May 2019 TCNJ with a Bachelor of Arts in criminology and a concentration in law and society. Subsequently, she applied to law school and began her legal studies at Vermont Law School in South Royalton, Vermont. Amanda is currently enrolled in a dual degree J.D./Master’s program to obtain a Master’s in restorative justice and her Juris Doctorate degrees. She is also currently applying to the Vermont Judiciary for a summer internship or part time job while in law school.

Marisa Proscia’14 – Software Engineer, USAA - San Antonio, Texas
After graduating from Marist College in 2018 with a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science, Marisa started a job as a software engineer with USAA. Her first team at the company was with the Financial Advice and Support group, supporting a Salesforce application for Wealth Management. She is currently on a team within the Enterprise that supports the Salesforce Infrastructure at the company.

Julie Sinkovitz’10 – Director of Sports Nutrition, Colorado State University
Julia provides individual and team nutrition counseling and education to enhance the performance of the student-athletes at Colorado State University. Her primary responsibilities include counseling individuals and groups on daily nutrition for performance and health; translating the latest scientific evidence into practical sports nutrition recommendations; tracking and documenting outcomes of nutrition services; serving as a food and nutrition resource for coaches, trainers, and athletes; and maintaining professional competency and skills required for professional practice.