We recently caught up with Anderson, who shared her journey from serving in the army to working at the infamous Rikers Island jail. Find out what’s next for this intrepid alum and why she is so passionate about reshaping the prison system.
Since graduating from Touro College’s NYSCAS, Zisha Twerski has been working as a research assistant at a cancer biology lab at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City. At NYSCAS, he majored in biology and was salutatorian of the Class of 2019 at the school’s Brooklyn commencement ceremony.
This past January, Regina Malkiev—a senior student at NYSCAS—received a letter she had very much hoped to receive: her acceptance to Columbia University’s School of Nursing. She was admitted to both the Master’s and the Doctor of Nursing Practice programs, and was awarded the school’s merit-based Seamless Scholarship, as well as a needs-based scholarship.
Grigori Vaserman (NYSCAS '15) is currently in his first year at New York Medical College’s School of Medicine. Back at NYSCAS, he received the Excellence in Biology Award, as well as the Service Award for his biology research and for voluntarily tutoring other students.
Leo Andriasyan was not the first member of his family to attend Touro College.
Dovid Friedman knew he wanted to become a doctor since he was a child.
Abheri was born in Bangladesh and moved to New York a decade ago. She’s a second-year student at NYSCAS, where she’s studying Human Services. At Touro and in New York she is known for being the model of a NYSCAS advertisement that can be seen on subway cars and on buses around the city. At Touro, she also works in the admissions office at the Neptune Avenue location through the Work Study program. She is the mother of a 6-year-old girl named Arushi.
"Meet students where they are and elevate them to new heights of curiosity and discovery." This is the motto of Gena Bardwell, who has worked at Touro College since 1998, and has recently been appointed as Chair of the Speech and Communications Department at NYSCAS.
Dr. Sabra Brock’s passion is to "connect education with the workplace—the workplace of today and tomorrow." Before starting her career in academia, Dr. Brock held leadership positions at several international corporations, such as Citicorp, Colgate-Palmolive, and DuPont. In 2014, she was listed as one of the "Top Women in Business" by the Queens Courier.
Susan De Castro often tells her students not to delete their first graphic design and art projects. She encourages them to keep them, so that by the end of the semester, they can see how much they have progressed. When they compare their most recent work with their first efforts, they’re always astonished, she says.