Celebrating our 2022 Graduates

From their outstanding academic and co-curricular achievements during their time at RWU to their post-Roger plans, RWU is very proud to celebrate our 2022 graduates. In these stories, hear how an RWU education has shaped their futures.

  • A headshot of Morgan Tunnell

    From Research in the Bay to Studying Endangered Turtles

    By Melanie Thibeault

    Marine Biology major and Aquarium Science minor Morgan Tunnell ’22 will apply her research experience at RWU in her new role as a part-time technician for the Department of Herpetology at the University of Illinois. Tunnell will be researching Blanding's turtles, which are a semi-aquatic species that’s mostly extinct except for the Great Lakes region, and will conduct population studies.

  • A headshot of Kayla Natalo

    Travel, Internship Propel Criminal Justice Major’s Career Path

    By Melanie Thibeault

    After graduation, Kayla Natalo ’22, a Criminal Justice major who minored in Political Science and Anthropology+Sociology, will continue her studies at RWU in the Criminal Justice 4+1 master’s program. Natalo said a master’s degree would give her a step up in her future career, which she hopes will be working on the administrative side of corrections, perhaps in mental health counseling.

  • A headshot of Brigid Woods

    Forensic Science Research Prepares Grad for Toxicology Job

    By Melanie Thibeault

    After graduation, Forensic Science major and Psychology minor Brigid Woods ’22 will use the experience she gained in the lab at RWU in her new job as a toxicology medical laboratory assistant for Quest Diagnostics in Marlboro, Mass. In this position, she’ll be sampling and processing drug tests for different companies.

  • image of RWU senior Christian Thomas on Bristol Campus beneath the Mount Hope Bridge, a popular student hangout

    Criminal Justice Program Helped Clarify Student Leader’s Career Direction

    By Melanie Thibeault

    After Criminal Justice major and Psychology minor Christian Thomas ’22 graduates later this month, he’ll be at RWU another year in the Criminal Justice 4+1 master’s program. During his time as an undergrad, Thomas has hosted a radio show on campus called Uptown Vibes, worked at the Intercultural Center, served as a Barbershop Club executive board member, and currently serves as the Student Senate vice chair for the Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Council.

  • portrait of Kasey Litchford

    Cybersecurity Program Helped Honors Student Land Competitive Position in U.S. Army

    By Melanie Thibeault

    Honors student Kasey Litchford ’22, a Cybersecurity major with three minors in Computer Science, Military Science, and Digital Forensics, will be commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army’s cyber branch this fall. A member of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps, Litchford will work as a systems administrator for Raytheon BBN Technologies in Newport, R.I., until he begins his career with the Army.

  • A headshot of Daniella Giannotti

    Student Leader: RWU's Interdisciplinary Engineering Program Prepared Her for Aerospace and Defense Tech Job

    By Melanie Thibeault

    After graduation, Electrical Engineering major and Honors student Daniella Giannotti ’22 will apply the hands-on research experiences she’s had at RWU to her position as an integration and test engineer at L3Harris Technologies in North Amityville, N.Y. Giannotti will be working on space and airborne systems, testing technology and chips for the aerospace and defense technology company.

  • A headshot of Alanna Ryan

    Architecture Grad to Pursue Master’s in Sustainable Design

    By Melanie Thibeault

    Alanna Ryan '22, an Architecture major with minors in Sustainability and Spanish studies, will pursue her master’s in sustainable design at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia this fall. Building on her hands-on, interdisciplinary undergraduate work at RWU, she wants to focus her career on planning and urban design, she said.