Class of 2018:
Ravenel Harrigan (Class of 2018) is currently taking prerequisite courses for nursing school in addition to working as a Certified Nurse Assistant at the VCU cardiothoracic surgery progressive care unit. Ravenel plans to pursue a Nurse Practitioner license.
Yolanda Yang (Class of 2018) is a research assistant at the Center of Biobehavioral Health of Nationwide Children’s Hospital Research Institute in Columbus, OH. She primarily works on a clinical trial learning how fatty acid nutrients would help children with Autism Spectrum Disorder by improving signals of inflammation in the blood. She hopes to pursue a doctoral degree in clinical psychology and strives to develop policies that can support children diagnosed with ASD and their families.
Pippi Balistreri graduated from W&L in May of 2018. After working as a research assistant at Nationwide Children’s Hospital evaluating the effectiveness of a mentoring program to help youth live well with Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Pippi is now looking for a job in the field of policy advocacy. She hopes to be involved in promoting social and economic justice through health, education, and/or violence and injury prevention related research. After working for a few more years, she plan to pursue a Ph.D. in Community Psychology.
Elissavet Chartampila (Class of 2018) is a research assistant at the Nathan Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research in New York, where she studies mechanisms of hyperexcitability in a mouse model of Alzheimer's disease. She is currently working on a project investigating the effects of prenatal choline supplementation on Alzheimer's using EEG, behavioral tests and immunocytochemistry.
Ellie Bold ’15 is a first-year Ed.S. student in the Child, Family, and School Psychology program, with a concentration in Early Childhood. She is also a graduate research assistant for the Positive Early Learning Experiences Center. Prior to starting at DU, Ellie worked as a research assistant at the Center for Child and Family Policy at Duke University.
Katie Balistreri ’16 is a first-year doctoral student in the clinical psychology program at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Her work focuses on the emotional well-being of children with medical conditions as well as their families. Prior to beginning at UWM, Katie worked as a research assistant at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, OH.
Gretchen Sengelmann ’16 is getting a masters in speech pathology at the University of Texas in Dallas.
McCauley Massie ’15 is a medical student at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA. She is a candidate for the class of 2020.
Caroline Crichlow-Ball is a doctoral student at the University of Virginia Curry School of Education Clinical and School Psychology PhD program. She is a student in Dr. Dewey Cornell's Youth Violence Project lab, studying school safety and threat assessment. Before her PhD program, Caroline worked as a research assistant at UT Southwestern Medical Center for Depression research with the Risk and Resilience Network.
Mikael (Mickey) Horissian ’15 will graduate from Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine in May 2019. Upon graduation, he plans to be an intern for 1 year at the Pediatrics Preliminary program at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, PA followed by a 3 year Dermatology Residency at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, PA.
Maia graduated from the University of Washington School of Law in June 2018. She is currently serving as a judicial law clerk for a federal judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington. After her clerkship ends in September 2019 she is hoping to work as an attorney in private practice or for the federal government.
Esther Choi '17 is currently working at TransPerfect Translations in New York as a Project Coordinator/Manager.