Brad Nolan '19

Major: Neuroscience

After LVC: Pursuing a master's degree in brain and cognition at the University of Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain

Valley Experience: Brad was a defenseman on the men's ice hockey team and completed Penn State Hershey’s Summer Undergraduate Research Internship Program.

 

 


 

Soffia Blystra '19

Major: Global Studies

After LVC: Soffia will work at T.W. Ponessa & Associates as an interpreting counselor for Spanish over the summer. In the fall, she will begin a master's program at Rutgers University in translating and interpreting in Spanish and Portuguese. 

Soffia Says: "I have always been interested in other cultures, and having the opportunity to study three languages at LVC, attend a mission trip to Puerto Rico through the Spanish department, participate in the LVC C.U.R.E. clinic, the Latino Health Fair, and other local organizations helped me become a better person."

 

 


 

Justin Cammarota '19 

Major: Physics and Mathematics

After LVC: Pursuing a Ph.D. in physics at the College of William & Mary

Valley Experience: Justin, one of the College's Allwein Scholars, completed two paid internships, including one at CERN. “These internships gave me a lot of ideas to bring back to LVC about how to use different programs. I wasn’t afraid to learn something new and just jump in to figure it out.”

 

 


 

Kristen Kelsall '19 

Major: Chemistry

After LVC: Pursuing a doctorate in macromolecular science and engineering at the University of Michigan

Valley Experience: A legacy student as both Kristen's parents graduated from LVC. She was also a Research First participant and research assistant; president of the Beta Chi chapter of Gamma Sigma Sigma national service sorority, LVC Chemistry Club, and Gamma Sigma Epsilon chemistry honor society; gold community service award recipient.

 
 

  


 

Nancy Diaz '19

Major: Business Administration

After LVC: Attending Messiah College to pursue a masters in higher education with a concentration in student affairs 

Nancy Says: "LVC prepared me by giving me the tools to complete not one, but three internships that all dealt with higher education. The courses that I took for my business administration degree also played a role in the graduate assistantship in student retention that I was able to secure."

 


 

Lexie Lantz '17 

Major: Neuroscience 

After LVC: Pursuing a master's degree in physician assistant studies at Penn State College of Medicine

Lexie Says: "Applying to the program was very intense. I had four half-hour interviews with actual physician assistants and even with a patient of the program director. It was really neat to have a patient to talk to and interview with."

 

 


 

Sonam Tshering Sherpa '16 

Major: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

After LVC: Pursuing doctorate at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

Sonam Says: "The biggest skill I use as a medical student that I learned by studying at LVC is how to maintain my mental health. One of biggest discussions in medicine right now is concerning physician burnout and physician mental health. There were so many resources available for LVC students to use to help them cope with adjusting to the new workload and stress that they would be put under, and by using the strategies those resources taught me I made it through the first year while maintaining my mental health."