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For our Scholars, success in college is only the beginning. Our alumnae are hardworking and driven women at the forefront of their fields. Whether they have continued on to higher academic pursuits, launched careers across the professional spectrum, or are doing something entirely different, they inspire us every day! If you are a JFEW alumna, we would love to hear from you. Please email us at info (at) jfew (dot) org to let us know what you're up to.

 

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Congratulations to JFEW Alumna, Parmjeet

Posted By Jamie Spence, Wednesday, June 8, 2016
Updated: Tuesday, December 12, 2017

 

Congratulations to our new graduate Parmjeet Kaur, a JFEW Hunter College Eleanor Roosevelt Scholar!

Next up, Parmjeet will pursue a master's degree at CUNY School of Public Health, focusing on Community Health Education. Her advice to new students is, "Have an open mind. Not everything pieces together like you expected, but it's important to know that you will end up where you need to be."

Tags:  Hunter College  JFEW Roosevelt House Scholars 

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JFEW Alumna Martha Quituisaca graduated with honors

Posted By Jamie Spence, Saturday, June 4, 2016
Updated: Monday, December 18, 2017

 

Our JFEW SUNY Scholar, Martha Cecilia Quituisaca, recently graduated with honors from Binghamton University!

Martha intends to continue her studies with a master's degree in Public Administration. Her advice to future and current scholars is to "Never let your fear of striking out keep you from doing something. There are times when you will fail, but never let that discourage you from pursing your dreams. Don't see your failures as failures, see them as learning moments. Always remember to be thankful and humble as these two qualities will get you far in life."

Tags:  Binghamton University 

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We are proud of JFEW Alumna Bridget Sumser

Posted By Jamie Spence, Friday, February 26, 2016
Updated: Monday, March 12, 2018

 

Congratulations to our JFEW alumna, and NYU Silver School of Social Work graduate, Bridget Sumser for receiving the prestigious Award for Emerging Leader in Palliative Social Work from the Social Work Hospice and Palliative Care Network for her exemplary work and contribution to the field of palliative and end of life care!

Currently, Bridget is a clinical social worker for the Adult Palliative Care Service at the University of California San Francisco Medical Center and says her practice is rooted in a "deep commitment to social justice issues in health care and a focus on whole person, whole family care."

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JFEW Alumna Bojkena Selmanaj is a registered nurse

Posted By Jamie Spence, Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Updated: Tuesday, December 12, 2017

 

Meet JFEW alum Bojkena, graduate of New York City College of Technology! Bojkena is now a registered nurse at New York Methodist Hospital.

Her advice for current Scholars studying nursing is, "Study hard, appreciate the JFEW scholarship, and learn as much as possible in your internship. Nursing school can be stressful; sometimes you don't think you can do it and want to quit. Don't ever quit. If you fail a class, remember FAIL means 'First Attempt In Learning'. Stay positive!"

Tags:  City Tech 

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Check out our JFEW Alumna, Juliet Crupi

Posted By Jamie Spence, Monday, February 8, 2016
Updated: Tuesday, January 16, 2018

 

 

Juliet is a recent graduate of New York University with an M.A. in Math Education. She now works at Williamsburg Prep High School where she is teaching science to students with special needs. She has also founded an urban farming program to help students understand the changing relationships between science, culture, food, and health. In 2014, Juliet presented at the Earthwatch Summit at Harvard University, where she organized workshops for Earthwatch Fellows on expeditions in Ecuador and the Arctic.

Her advice to current JFEW scholars is, “Creating projects for the good of the community is just as important as doing well in school academically. Decide if you’re more of a planner or doer, then find someone to collaborate with who is strong in your area of weakness.”

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JFEW Alumna Catherine Almonte talked networking with us

Posted By Jamie Spence, Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Updated: Tuesday, January 16, 2018

 

Catherine is a graduate of Binghamton University, and is currently working in the New York City Mayor's Office as a special assistant to Mayor Bill de Blasio!

Her advice to current JFEW students is, "Network like crazy--with established professionals and your peers. I spent months applying to everything in my field and heard nothing. It took a friend of a friend who was also a Binghamton alumni to get my foot in the door. Then, once you get the position, work extremely hard and listen and learn from the experts around you."

Congratulations on your accomplishments, Catherine!

Tags:  Binghamton University 

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JFEW Alumna Rikah Lerer gave advice for aspiring medical students

Posted By Jamie Spence, Monday, January 25, 2016
Updated: Monday, January 22, 2018

 

Meet JFEW alum Rikah Lerer, graduate of Stern College!

After graduating, Rikah completed clinical research at Montefoire Medical Center, and she is now currently studying at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine while applying for pediatric residency! Rikah's advice to aspiring medical students is, "Never lose sight of why you wanted to get into medicine and how hard you've worked. And keep doing all of the fun things you enjoy because that's what will help you get through this long but exciting process!"

Tags:  Stern College 

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JFEW Alumna Colette Eustace is moving to Honduras

Posted By Jamie Spence, Thursday, May 28, 2015
Updated: Tuesday, December 12, 2017

 

Colette Eustace, one of our JFEW SUNY International Relations and Global Affairs Scholar just graduated from Stony Brook University!

After graduation, Colette is moving to Honduras to work and study micro-finance. She even decorated her graduation cap to look like the Honduran flag! Her advice for incoming college students is, “Take this moment to apply to everything (fellowships, programs, awards) you see fit, because you really never know what you can achieve!”

We can't wait to see where you go from here, Colette!

Tags:  Stony Brook University  SUNY International Relations Scholar 

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Our Alumnae have bonds for life

Posted By Jamie Spence, Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Updated: Monday, December 18, 2017

 

Whether 1925 or 2015, forming close bonds with your JFEW cohort never gets old. These former Scholars stayed in touch with each other long after graduation.

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Remember When? Vera B Williams

Posted By Jamie Spence, Friday, May 8, 2015
Updated: Monday, December 18, 2017

 

Flashback to 1984, when JFEW alumna Vera B. Williams wrote the timeless story, "A Chair For My Mother" to honor her mother's memory.

The story tells a tale of a family's apartment destroyed in a fire, and the strength of three generations who banded together to save up for the perfect armchair for their hardworking mother. It emphasizes the value of a strong work ethic and family togetherness.

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