Fall 2021 Career Conversations

The Honors College is hosting its 4th annual Career Conversation Series this fall. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, these conversations will be virtual and bring Kent State students and alumni volunteers together via Zoom. 
Each session will feature alumni panelists from the same industry and an Honors College staff member will ask the panel questions about their field, Kent State education and career. Students will have the chance to ask the panel their own questions as well. The virtual format will give alumni the chance to show off their work space and discuss how the pandemic has affected their industry. 
These one-hour sessions will take place from 4:00-5:00 p.m. EST on weekdays. Students can join and leave sessions as their schedule allows. All students (honors and non-honors), staff, and faculty of Kent State are invited! 

Q&A Sessions with Top KSU Alumni


*Passcode for all sessions is 'Career' with a capital C.


Wednesday, October 13

Data Analytics

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  • Madeline Buczkowski, Associate, Pallas Advisors
  • Sophia Greathouse, Senior Federal Government Data Science and Information Analyst, EY
  • Matthew Reichenbach, Analytics Manager, Huntington National Bank

Wednesday, October 20


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  • Michael Back, Ecology Graduate Student, Kent State University
  • Dr. Joseph Smith, Senior Researcher, HealthCore, Inc.
  • Dr. Ann Stankiewicz, Senior Study Management Leader, Roche Diagnostics Operations

THURSDAY, October 21

Behavioral Health

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  • Rachel Iacano, School Psychology Graduate Student, University of Cincinnati
  • Dr. Erich Merkle, School Psychologist, Akron Public Schools
  • Megan Petruzzi, Clinical Manager, Child Guidance and Family Solutions

Wednesday, October 27


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  • Rabon Allen, Clinical Manager, UH Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital
  • Aryn Donatello, OB/GYN Nurse, Johns Hopkins Howard County
  • Morgan Marshall, Labor and Delivery Nurse, University Hospitals

THURSDAY, October 28


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  • Lauren Burrell, Outdoor Designer, Dick's Sporting Goods
  • Gabriella Humes, Assistant Apparel Buyer, HSN
  • Ginger Stanciel, Graduate Student, Iowa State University

Wednesday, November 3

Allied Health

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  • Monica Leach, Physical Therapist, Cleveland Clinic
  • Kathryn Ranieri, Occupational Therapist, Jackson Therapy Partners
  • Danielle Smeach, Radiation Therapist, Cleveland Clinic

Thursday, November 4


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  • Jake Bush, Senior Director of Architecture, CESO, Inc.
  • Peter Copetas, Architecture Graduate Student, Kent State University
  • John DiAntonio, Designer, DLR Group

Tuesday, November 9

Medical Doctor

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  • Maria Colvis, Medical Student, Northeast Ohio Medical University
  • Dr. Brad Gable, Emergency Medicine, Mid-Ohio Emergency Services, LLC.
  • Dr. Adarsh Krishen, Chief Medical Officer, Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio

Wednesday, November 10


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  • Charles Malone, Author and Outreach Coordinator, Wick Poetry Center
  • Sony Ton-Aime, Author and Michael I. Rudell Director of Literary Arts, Chautauqua Institution
  • Jyotsna Sreenivasan, Author, "These Americans" and "And Laughter Fell from the Sky"

Tuesday, November 16

Animal Studies

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  • Melanie Darrah, Program Animal Aquarist, The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk
  • Natalie Selavka, Zookeeper, Zoo New England

WEDNESDAY, November 17


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  • Keith Imberger, Air Traffic Controller, FAA
  • Alan Kuznicki, First Officer, American Airlines
  • Joseph McGreal, First Officer, Republic Airways

Media Contact:

Theresa Yogi, Coordinator of Scholarships and Academic Advisor, tyogi@kent.edu
Kaylene Trimmer, Academic Advisor, ktrimme1@kent.edu
Stephanie Moskal, Marketing Coordinator, smoskal@kent.edu