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Brianna Rios

Class of 2017
Education Major
World Championship Salsa Dancer

Brianna Rios

Class of 2017, Education

Brianna chose St. Francis College for the small classes and family atmosphere. Her major in Physical Education is preparing her for a life teaching others.

It's one way she wants to share her skills and experience as a professional salsa dancer.

Melissa Jagdharry

Class of 2018
BS/MS in Accounting

Melissa Jagdharry

Class of 2018,BS/MS in Accounting

“I look up to my professors tremendously, especially my accounting professors. They have given me so much guidance already in helping me understand what I need to do to achieve my goals. ”

Noel Jones

Class of 2019 
MFA in Creative Writing

Noel Jones

Class of 2019, MFA in Creative Writing

Since earning his B.A. in English from St. Francis in 2012, Jones made a living mainly through jobs related to boats, including at Cadell Dry Dock, one of the last remaining shipyards in New York City. He also taught in the Maritime Technology Program at Kingsborough Community College. This fall, he will instruct SFC undergraduates as an adjunct faculty member in the English department.

Dr. Victoria Ruiz

Assistant Professor | Biology

Dr. Victoria Ruiz

Assistant Professor | Biology

Dr. Ruiz taught biology at Yeshiva University, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and New York University before joining St. Francis College. Her research is focused on microbiota and the immune system. She’s also interested in developing new and innovative pedagogical strategies to improve learning outcomes for undergraduate students interested in pursuing STEM fields. Meet our faculty

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In the Spotlight: Brenda Onyango '20

Meet Brenda Onyango, from Nairobi, Kenya. Brenda moved to New York City to enroll in St. Francis in September 2018. A Management major, Brenda's sharpening her business acumen not only through her academic pursuits, but through a summer internship that provides a unique vantage point into the world of New York City finance. Brenda recently spoke about her summer gig and how she made her way from Kenya to St. Francis College.

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In the Spotlight: Taris Pittman '20

As a member of the St. Francis Women's Volleyball team, Taris Pittman '20 is used to putting in hard work on the court. But this summer, Taris is seeing another side of sports entirely. The Washington, DC-native is interning with MediaCom, a global brand-building communications company, in its Sports and Entertainment unit. She shared how she landed the gig and what's she learning there.

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