Before we put the year 2020 in the rearview mirror, let's take a look at what some of our 2020 graduates are up to in the professional world!

Teryk Jang-Lapchak '20, B.S. in Biology, Minor in Chemistry, Minor in Mathematics

As a Process Development Associate at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Teryk processes COVID-19 test samples and prepares them for testing in a clinical diagnostic lab setting. Grateful for the concentrated coursework provided by Curry, Teryk felt fully prepared for his first professional role in a crucial industry. His future goals include working in a research setting while continuing his education at graduate school.

Tiana Delano '20, B.S. in Psychology

Today, Tiana works as a therapeutic mentor, training, and support staff member at the North Suffolk Mental Health Association in Revere, Mass., where she helps young children and families with mental health services. The young alumna made history as the first recent graduate to present on her undergraduate research at the 2020 Annual World Congress on Learning Disabilities Conference, speaking to academic experts, special education teachers, clinicians, mental health professionals, and individuals with learning disabilities and their families. Held virtually in early September, the global conference is led by Learning Disabilities Worldwide, the premier professional organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals with learning disabilities through the development of scholarly works and evidence-based practices.

Kailin Bell '20, B.S. in Nursing, Minor in Biology

Kailin is a Certified Nursing Assistant at BID Milton and is currently studying for her Nursing Boards in hopes to start a career in Medical-Surgical nursing. Kailin describes her experience with the School of Nursing as the best years of her life and cherishes her time at Curry College. "Nurses at various clinical sites and my workplace are always very happy to know they’ll be working with a Curry student. I have no doubt I am well prepared to be an amazing nurse, thanks to this program and all of the amazing nursing faculty."

Anthony Trujillo '20, B.S. in Accounting, Minor in Business Management

Anthony is now a US Tax Analyst at Deloitte Canada and credits his personal growth and professional success to a deep bench of supporters at the College - from Hockey teammates and coaches to faculty in the Business department. "Landing a job at one of the top accounting firms in the world is a direct result of the incredible teachers and mentors I've had at Curry. The faculty and everyone in Curry Hockey have been instrumental in helping me prepare for success after graduating."

Kylie Silva '20, B.S. in Psychology

Kylie became the first Curry graduate to be selected for the Teach for America program, among the select 12 percent of the approximate 57,000 applicants. She has spent this fall training to become fully licensed and is eager to draw on her recent coursework in child development, school psychological services, and behavior disorders in children for the new role. As a Teach for America corps member, Kylie will teach for two years.

TJ Contalonis '20, B.A. in Politics & History

TJ, a former offensive lineman for Curry Football, is taking his leadership, communication, and teamwork skills off the field and straight to the Tewksbury Police Department. As the city's newest Police Officer, he can't wait to apply his knowledge of public policy and law in the field. "The Curry curriculum provides a solid foundation for the work I will do in law enforcement and I know my time as student-athlete will only aid in my work as a problem solver and public servant in Tewksbury."

Courtney Lima '20, B.A. in Elementary Education, Minor in Mathematics Education

More than a month before graduating, Courtney accepted a job offer as a third-grade teacher in the New Bedford Public School district. She hopes to have a long and happy career in education and credits her early success to the hands-on learning opportunities provided by the College. "The four field experiences that Curry provides really gave me the experience and confidence needed to be a teacher in a classroom of my own."

Jean Merisier ’20, B.S. in Information Technology

As an IT Telecommunications Specialist for Five Star Senior Living, Jean programmed and delivered hundreds of Apple iPads across 33 states to help residents connect with their family members during the pandemic. In just seven days, Jean programmed 400 iPads that allowed both residents and the Five Star caretakers to share photos, videos, and messages with family members at home. "With the pandemic, our residents can’t see their family members, and some don’t have access to a cell phone. The new iPads enable us to help these families to see and talk to each other every day, which is most important now more than ever.”

Sophie Barrett '20, B.A. in Sociology

After working closely with the Curry College Center for Career Development, Sophie received two job offers from employers that she met via the virtual information sessions or who identified her from the e-Resume book. Sophie chose to start her professional career at The New England Center for Children and wants to ultimately pursue graduate school to go on to a career in social work.

Katherine Tenney '20, B.S. in Nursing

Katherine works as a registered nurse at the Catholic Medical Center in Manchester, New Hampshire on the Cardiovascular Surgical Unit and believes the faculty at the College have been instrumental in her success to date. As part of her work in the Honors Program, Katherine researched and wrote the journal article, "Food Insecurity and Implications for Nursing Practice," which was accepted to be published by the professional journal, Imprint!, produced by the National Student Nurses' Association.

Wishing the entire Class of 2020 success in their bright futures!