BMB Class of 2022

We congratulate the following students who graduated in 2022 with majors in BMB.  We are proud of all you have accomplished here at Gettysburg College and all you will accomplish in the future.

Sarah Adams graduated with a major in BMB and a minor in Spanish. In addition to her studies, she worked as a teaching assistant for the Chemistry Department, was on the College equestrian team and was a member of the Biology Department genetics/microbiology prep crew. Sarah plans to apply to medical schools after graduation.

Matt Cherubino graduated with a BMB major. Mat was active with Professor Kerney’s lab. He is pursuing a PhD in the Molecular, Cellular, and Organismal Biology program at UMass Boston where he plans to study limb regeneration.

Connor Dowd graduated with a BMB major, having studied abroad for a semester in Greece.

Ashley Gaffey graduated summa cum laude with majors in BMB and Mathematics, having studied abroad for a semester in Germany.  In addition to her studies, Ashley worked for the Chemistry and Biology Departments as a peer learning associate.  In the 2022 Commencement ceremony, she served as the Mathematics Department Banner Carrier. Ashley is currently working as a research assistant in the Toretsky-Uren Lab at Georgetown University.  The lab links together basic biophysical phenomena to create new drugs for pediatric cancer.

Kacie Herr graduated summa cum laude with a BMB major. In the 2022 Commencement ceremony, Kacie spoke as the class salutatorian.  In addition to her studies, Kacie served as Secretary of the student organization, Biosphere, worked for the Chemistry Department as a peer learning associate and was active in Professor Frey’s lab.  She is working as an Associate Scientist at Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories for the next year and plans to attend graduate school in the fall of 2023 to pursue a Ph.D. in biomedical science.

Kyle Krozser graduated with a BMB major and a minor in Neuroscience. In addition to his studies, Kyle worked for the Chemistry Department as a lab assistant and served as President of the student organization, Biosphere.  Kyle is currently employed as a research associate at PsychoGenics in Boonton, NJ.

Leigh Magness graduated summa cum laude with a BMB major and English minor.  In addition to her studies, Leigh worked for the Chemistry Department as a teaching assistant and as a Biology peer learning associate.  In the 2022 Commencement Ceremony, she served as Banner Carrier for the BMB Program.  After graduation, Leigh began working for Werewolf Therapeutics in Boston.

Jordyn Markle graduated summa cum laude with a BMB major and minor in Studio Art.  She was named class valedictorian.  In addition to her studies, she served as President of the student organization, Sceptical Chymists in AY22 and Treasurer in AY21. She worked for the Chemistry Department as a peer learning associate. Jordyn is enrolled in the Chemistry Ph.D. program at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Elizabeth Mehesy graduated with a BMB major, having studied abroad for a semester in Kenya.  In addition to her studies, Elizabeth worked for the Chemistry Department as a teaching assistant, was active in Professor Hiraizumi’s lab and served on the executive board for DiscipleMakers Christian Fellowship.

Olivia Morren graduated summa cum laude with a BMB major, having studied abroad for a semester in Germany.  In addition to her studies, Olivia worked for the Chemistry Department as a peer learning associate, served as President of a campus dance club, worked as a fitness instructor and was active in Professor James’ Molecular Genetics Lab. In 2020, she participated in a University of Pennsylvania summer undergraduate research Internship Program.  Olivia is currently employed as an analyst at Alliance Pharma in Malverne, PA.

Photo of Oliver Pickering and Jordyn Markle
Oliver Pickering and Jordyn Markle relaxing at our Senior Dinner held at The Upper Crust in April 2022.

Oliver Pickering graduated summa cum laude with a BMB major.  He received many honors as a scholar-athlete, including the Charles W. Beacham Athletic Award and the Margaret F. Fisher Memorial Award.  He was also the first Gettysburg College student awarded the Centennial Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award. Oliver is currently working at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia as a clinical research coordinator and expects to attend medical school in the future.

Suzana Sarkar graduated with a BMB major and minor in Religion having studied abroad for a semester in Denmark.  She plans to pursue a research-related career.

Jonathon Trilleras completed his degree requirements as a BMB major at Gettysburg College in 2020 and continued his education in a 4-2 engineering program at Washington University, St. Louis, graduating in 2022.  At Gettysburg College, Jon played rugby, was among the first cohort of STEM Scholars, studied abroad for a semester in Denmark and served as a TA for the Chemistry Department.  He also held student employment with the Admissions Department and Campus Recreation.

Keira Tuberty graduated with a BMB major and a minor in Studio Art. She was active in Professor Powell’s lab.  Keira is currently employed with Merck and plans in the future to apply for a masters in genetic counseling.

Gavin Zheng graduated with a BMB major.  He is attending Cornell University where he is working toward a Master’s degree in biomedical engineering.

Chemistry Department
See the 2022 Chemistry Department Alumni Newsletter for news about the 2022 Chemistry graduating class.