Graduate Stories

The RWU student experience is packed with hands-on projects, real-world opportunities, unique program offerings, personalized interactions with faculty, and much more. All of it meant to help students discover their passions while preparing for a successful career and a fulfilling life. Our students and faculty are scholars, researchers, scientists, architects, and more.

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  • Marjorie Drew

    Historic Preservation on St. Thomas

    Marjorie Drew, RWU Class of 2019

    Preservation Practices

    After 19 years as a respiratory therapist, Marjorie Drew ’19 wanted a change. Graduating with a Master’s of Science in Historic Preservation from RWU, Drew set out in December of 2019 for a new adventure working as a Historic Preservation Specialist for FEMA in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands.

  • Headshot of Juan Osorio

    Designing a Positive Experience

    Juan Osorio, RWU Class of 2019, 2020M


    Juan Osorio ’19, ‘20M was inspired to enter the field of architecture by his grandfather and his Colombian roots. Now, he works as an architectural designer at Summit Design and Engineering Services in Cary, North Carolina. 

  • Abigail Clermont wears a NASA shirt

    Supporting the Budget for Space Exploration

    Abigail Clermont, RWU Class of 2020

    Business Administration (M.B.A. 4+1)

    As a child, Abigail Clermont dreamed of working for NASA. The 4+1 Masters in Business Administration program at RWU helped Clermont make her childhood dream a reality. She works as a Financial Analyst for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Headquarters Space Communication and Navigation Program within the Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate.

  • Morgan Branco stands in front of palm leaves

    A Passion for Forensic Psychology

    Morgan Branco, RWU Class of 2018

    Forensic Mental Health Counseling

    Morgan Branco graduated from RWU in 2018 with a Masters of Arts in Clinical Psychology in the Forensic Licensure track (currently the M.A. Forensic Mental Health Counseling program). Now, she is in her third year of the Clinical Psychology doctoral program at Nova Southeastern University. She is studying to be a forensic psychologist, and hopes to work in assessment and evaluation upon her graduation. 

  • Headshot of Dorca Paulino

    Supporting Judicial Diversity

    Dorca M. Paulino, RWU Class of 2017

    Public Administration (MPA)

    Growing up, Dorca M. Paulino never imagined she would one day work for the Rhode Island Supreme Court. Now, she serves as the Diversity Director of our state’s judicial branch of government.   

  • Headshot of Diana Imondi

    Keeping Our Roads Safe

    Diana Imondi, RWU Class of 2019

    Public Administration (MPA)

    “With the legalization and decriminalization of marijuana we are seeing a huge uptick in marijuana-involved crashes and, unfortunately, fatalities,” said Diana Imondi ’19, Senior Manager of Public Affairs at AAA Northeast. Faced with this crisis, she applied the skills she learned in her RWU Master of Public Administration Program to help drivers stay safe. 

  • Headshot of Beth Flanagan

    Leading the Mission to Cure and Treat ALS

    Beth Flanagan, RWU Class of 2019

    Public Administration (MPA)

    Beth Flanagan ‘19 is ready to lead the fight against ALS, stepping up as the Executive Director of the ALS Association Rhode Island Chapter. 

  • Headshot of Meg Grady

    Delivering Safety and Health

    Meghan Grady, RWU Class of 2008

    Public Administration (MPA)

    Meghan Grady graduated from RWU in 2008 with a Master’s Degree in Public Administration. Now, she makes a difference every day as the Executive Director of Meals on Wheels of Rhode Island. 

  • Headshot of Elizabeth Domack

    Understanding the Mind

    Elizabeth Domack, RWU Class of 2013

    Forensic & Legal Psychology

    Elizabeth Domack sees clients for individual therapy through her private practice. We talked with Domack about the ways her background in the forensic field helps her make a difference to her clients.