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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Submitted portrait of RWU Senior Julia McGettigan in a fall setting

    Initially Undecided, Double Major Says MBA is Next

    By Melanie Thibeault

    Marketing and History double major Julia McGettigan ’22 will pursue her MBA at RWU this fall. During graduate school, McGettigan said she hopes to round out her business skills and eventually work for a big agency in brand strategy.

  • 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.

  • 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.