Congratulations, Alumni!

While Steppingstone Alumni are scattered throughout the country and even the world, we’re grateful that many of them have taken the time to let us know what they’re up to. We hope you enjoy this glimpse at their lives after Steppingstone!

Dr. Alicia Genisca ’93 began a pediatric emergency medicine fellowship at Texas Children’s Hospital, which she will complete in 2018.

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Eric Andrew ’94 with his family

Eric Andrew ’94 (above) recently moved to Charlotte, NC with his wife and one-year-old son. Eric also founded his own real estate technology company (, an online residential investment marketplace that streamlines and automates the real estate transaction process. OffrBox just earned a spot on the prestigious Built in NYC 2017 Top 50 Startup Watchlist.

Johane Alexis-Phanor ’96 was married last July at her alma mater, Wellesley College.

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Johane Alexis-Phanor ’96 at her wedding

Cindy Nguy ’97 recently relocated from Seattle back to Silicon Valley where she is currently planning her wedding. Cindy writes, “Looking forward to connecting with any other alumni in the San Francisco Bay area!”

Rochelle Ballin ’98 writes, “It’s been a crazy end of 2016/beginning of 2017 for me. I started a new job at the private equity firm, Great Hill Partners, and I am planning my wedding, which will take place on July 1, 2017. I am also now serving as the president of the Fordham Alumni Chapter of Boston!”

Sonia Lomba ’98 recently began a new job as the Development Coordinator at OrigiNation Cultural Arts Center in Boston, a non-profit organization that produces innovative and dynamic performing arts programs which motivate, challenge, and inspire youth to be the best they can be.

David Medina ’99 completed his Masters degree in International Affairs from George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs in May. He is currently working as a Global Security Analyst at the World Bank Group in Washington, DC.

Deanna Cox ’00 began a new job as Director of College Counseling at Mott Hall Bronx High School in New York.

Roshaun LaForce ’00 began graduate school at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business, Class of 2018.

Samantha Layne ’00 recently moved to Scottsdale, AZ to accept a new pharmacist position at GenRx Pharmacy, a specialty pharmacy focused on dermatology products. Samantha is also engaged and enjoying planning her wedding for 2018!

Max Clermont ’01 recently moved back to Chicago to serve as Chief of Staff & Associate Director of Community Health Engagement for the Trauma Director at the University of Chicago Medicine. Max’s work will be focused on curbing violence on the South Side of Chicago.

Ebele Anidi ’02 completed his Masters degree in Public Health at Johns Hopkins University and recently began a new job in Washington DC as a consultant at FSG, a mission-driven consulting firm for leaders in search of large-scale, lasting social impact.

Nnaemeka “Emeka” Ekwelum ’02 is currently pursuing a graduate degree in Arts in Education at Harvard Graduate School of Education and aspires to advance his study of black youth development via a joint doctoral degree in Africana Studies and Education.

Daraiha Greene ’02 moved to Los Angeles in April. Daraiha continues to work with Google, where she currently leads the multi-cultural strategy for the Computer Science Education in Media team, but she is excited to begin pursuing her acting career.

In June 2017, Agnes Gakpo ’03 will be completing her graduate degree at Northeastern University with a Masters in Global Studies and International Relations, concentrating in International Economics and Consulting.

Danielle Bynoe ’04 received her Masters in Public Health from Boston University in May. Now, Danielle works as a Research Data Analyst for Boston University’s School of Dental Medicine. Danielle writes, “I’m fortunate to say that I love my job. I also volunteer in Boston for Colgate University’s Office of Admissions and with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay!”

Julia Cardoso ’04 received her undergraduate degree from Emmanuel College and is now pursuing a Masters in Social Work at Simmons College. Julia also interns at Ethos, conducting in-home counseling for seniors while also working part-time at the Department of Mental Health as a young adult consultant working on programs for Transitional Aged Youth. Julia still finds time to serve on the Board for the National Alliance of Mental Illness, all while planning her June 2017 wedding!

Maia Raynor ’05 recently graduated cum laude from Tufts University in May 2016 with a degree in Peace and Justice Studies and Community Health. After graduation, she began working with City Year in Providence and she writes, “I am proud to serve eighth-grade students in math and English.”

Devon Austrie ’05 began a new job as a Fixed Income Operations Analyst at Loomis, Sayles & Co.

Janasha Holmes ’05 received her Bachelor’s degree in Applied Science, Psychology from Morgan State University. Janasha is now a researcher at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Pediatrics and Neonatology.

Felix Liang ’06 received his undergraduate degree from Colby College in May 2016 and recently accepted his first job as the Associate of Program Operations at Teach for America.

If you have an update you’d like to share, please e-mail Ashley Goliti-Chase, Director of Advancement, at