This month, we are celebrating amazing women across disciplines, around the world, and who--in general--have made the world a better place.
Today, we celebrate the women of Rutgers Professional Science Master's (PSM) program!
In 2020, Rutgers PSM celebrated its tenth anniversary, and this spring will mark one decade since the first Master of Business and Science (MBS) degrees were conferred to 12 graduates. Of course, neither the PSM program nor the MBS degree would exist at Rutgers without the vision and dedication of MBS co-founder and executive director Deborah Silver, Ph.D., who wrote grants, recruited faculty, and ultimately secured the funding necessary to give life to the program we now affectionately (and simply) refer to as "MBS." (Silver, by the way, has a fun Q&A in the archives).
After 12 years, our program has grown to include a rich body of expert instructors and dedicated staff who help support our ongoing expansion. This spring also marks ten years since the first MBS degrees were conferred! Women of MBS --from A to Z--we couldn't do it without you. Thank you today and every day!
ALL MBS students and alumnae
Karen Bemis – data visualization, volcanology expert – assistant director, MBS Externship Exchange
Alissa Bookwalter -MBS Externship Exchange advisor
Kathleen Cashman-Walter – MBS executive coach, Industrial Advisory Board liaison, instructor - Principles of Communication & Professional Development for Science & Technology Management
Lori Dars, - innovation expert , associate director, Rutgers University Office of Economic Development, MBS Externship Exchange advisor
Carrie D’Andrea – instructor Practical Aspects of Clinical Trial Design/Conduct
Camile DeMacedo – MBS department coordinator
Randi Fonesca - MBS Externship Exchange advisor
Nadine Goldman – regulatory director
Suzanne Inhaber – MBS Science & Technology Capstone
Alycia John – MBS executive coach, Continuing Studies Program Coordinator
Uta Krogmann - sustainability expert;
Kristina Kannheiser – instructor Fundamentals of Personal Care Science & Personal Care Science Applied Laboratory
Bo Michniak – Kohn, pharmaceutical scientist; instructor - Dermaceutics
Beth Ann Murphy - Academic Officer and Life Sciences Concentration Coordinator
Christie Nelson – MBS concentration coordinator – analytics and cybersecurity; Advanced Analytics and Practicum & Fundamentals of Analytics and Discovery Informatics
Mellonie O’Neill - Senior Manager – QA Compliance and Training, Rutgers Food Innovation Center
Vicki Pasigos – MBS program manager; analyst - marketing, business intelligence, and Salesforce.
Jen Reiseman Briscoe -content writer, editor, social media strategist
Regina Ribaudo-Dougherty – MBS business specialist, human resources liaison,
Abbe Rosenthal – MBS assistant director, executive coach, MBS Internships program director
Lindy Ryan – MBS instructor: Business Intelligence with Visual Analytics
Donna F. Schaffner - Associate Director Food Safety, Quality Assurance and Training, Rutgers Food Innovation Center - instructor: Food Safety and Plant Operations
Deborah Silver- MBS founder and executive director, and computer science pioneer
Caroline Thorpe – MBS marketing specialist, digital strategist, web designer / web director, information architect, social media strategist
Sangya Varma – scientist, an educator, an inventor, an innovator, instructor - Biofabrication Fundamentals: Biomaterials, 3D Bioprinting and Cell Culture
Lisa Woodley - Vice President, Digital Experience at NTT DATA Services, instructor Rutgers UXD / MBS Intro to UXD