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Our Graduates

Our proudest achievements in the Biological Sciences at the Mount comes from our graduates!  We take special pride in each and every alum and in the remarkable achievements and positive impacts they are making every day.

Below are just a few examples of where our unstoppable graduates are today.


Biological Sciences Alum

Jennifer Kruger, ‘13

Doctor of Optometry from UC Berkeley; Beta Sigma Kappa International Optometric Honor Society

Loren Ornelas-Menendez, ‘07

Cedars-Sinai Biomanufacturing Center and iPSC Core Manager in the Board of Governors Regenerative Medicine Institute at Cedars-Sinai; MBA from Mount Saint Mary’s University; also created a classroom and research intern partnership between MSMU and Cedars-Sinai for current students and alumni

Jennifer Perdomo, ‘14

Doctor of Medicine from USC-Keck School of Medicine, ‘20; Keck Anatomy Mentoring Program; Family Medicine residency at Long Beach Memorial

Kristen Fregoso, '17

Molecular Pharmacology and Neuro-Oncology, Brown University PhD Program

Emelly Ortiz-Villa, '20

UCLA PhD program in Physical Geography

Lizbeth Alvarez, ‘13

Legislative Fellow at the Office of Senator Kamala Harris at United States Senate; Health Care Graduate Fellow at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute; Masters in Public Health with Global Health Care Policy Specialty at George Washington University; Doctor of Medicine Program at UC Davis School of Medicine

Cathy Garcia, ‘13

Yale University, PhD Program in Biological and Biomedical Sciences. Check out Cathy’s recent publication in the very prestigious scientific journal Cell

Catalina Pereira, ‘14

Cornell University, PhD Program in Biochemistry, Molecular, and Cellular Biology; National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program Fellowship. Check out two of Catalina’s papers she published with fellow students while doing research at the Mount with Dr. Luiza Nogaj here and here.

Kassandra Colletta (Simkins), '12

Doctor of Medicine from University of Nevada Reno School of Medicine, ‘18; 3rd year OB/GYN resident, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

From The Mount Newsroom

Scholarship donors thanked for investing in future

March 2, 2022

Alicia Mercado '22 and Margaret Darmody '58 received the Unstoppable Scholar and Unstoppable Supporter awards, respectively.
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Alicia Mercado: Unstoppable Scholar 2022

March 2, 2022

As Alicia Mercado '22 nears the end of her undergraduate studies, she is recognized for her overall academic performance
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Journal publishes professor’s spin on assignments

October 3, 2021

Stacey Peterson, PhD, professor of biological sciences, assigns weekly themes to keep students engaged
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The Mount Cares for the Planet

April 21, 2021

There's a full slate of activities for Earth Day, but it's vital that work is performed all year
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Presenting Capstone Presentations via Zoom

August 20, 2020

Seniors polish their teleconferencing skills to give final presentations
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