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Student Success Stories

FGCU Philosophy graduates have gone on to successful careers in law, business, education, technology, and public administration. They have also been admitted to leading PhD programs and law schools, including those at Emory University, University of Chicago, Ohio State University, and Cambridge University.

2020 Updates:

  • William Kapp (class of 2020) was admitted with funding to the Masters of Architecture program at Washington University in St. Louis in 2020. 
  • Lucy Leban (class of 2015) became the recipient of a highly competitive Presidential Management Program Fellowship in 2017. In 2020, Lucy graduated from the program, having completed her fellowship with the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C.
  • David Odom (class of 2018) was admitted with funding to the PhD program in Philosophy at University of South Florida in 2020. 
  • Carolyne Mesa (class of 2019) was selected as a Fulbright Finalist for the English Teaching Assistant Program in Uzbekistan in 2020. Carolyne is the third FGCU student (and the second philosophy major) since the university’s inception to be selected by the Fulbright program.
  • Malari Edwards (class of 2019) was hired as a middle school math teacher at Calvary Christian Academy in Hollywood, FL. While at FGCU, Malari was awarded an Honors Summer Research Grant to conduct research in the philosophy of math education with Dr. Culbertson.
  • Daniel Rosario (class of 2017) was hired as a Business Development Specialist at Gartner in Irving, Texas. 
  • Emilio Feijoo (class of 2015) was hired as Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Director of Marketing for the Law Offices of Marc L. Shapiro, P.A. 
  • Agustina Schiano (class of 2016) was admitted with funding to the PhD program in Philosophy at University of Oregon. 
  • Haley Kinart (class of 2020) was admitted to the JD program at Stetson University College of Law.

2019 Updates:

  • Vanessa Fernandez (class of 2015) earned her JD from the University of Florida Levin College of Law in 2019. Upon passing the Florida Bar exam in 2019, Vanessa was hired as an Associate at Pavese Law Firm. 
  • Rachel Cicoria (class of 2019) was admitted with funding to the PhD program in Philosophy at Texas A & M University. As part of the university’s funding offer to Rachel, she was awarded the competitive Texas A & M Graduate Diversity Excellence Fellowship.
  • Erin Mullaney (class of 2018) was hired as a Sales Manager at Gartner in Dallas, TX.
  • Carolyne Mesa (class of 2019) was awarded a Critical Languages Institute Scholarship in 2019 and again in 2020 for the study of Uzbek.
  • Emilio Feijoo (class of 2016) completed an MA degree at in the Sociology program at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom in 2019. He was also the program’s recipient of the Polity Prize (for the best graduate student paper) that year.
  • Logan Schultz (class of 2017) was selected as a 2019-2020 Medical Missionaries Global Health Fellow. Fellows spend a year working at St. Joseph Clinic in Thomassique, Haiti, gaining hands-on experience with healthcare delivery in developing countries. For more on Logan’s story, see https://www.medicalmissionaries.org/2019-2020-fellows/ 
  • Alexander Sell (class of 2018) was admitted with funding to the PhD program in Comparative Literature at State University of New York (SUNY) Buffalo.
  • Tirza Ben-Ezzer (class of 2018) was admitted with funding to the MA program in Philosophy at Kent State University. 
  • Jacob Hyre (class of 2017) graduated from the Officer Candidate School in the United States Marine Corps and is currently a JD Candidate at Suffolk University Law School in Boston, MA. In recent years, Jacob has worked for the Office of the State Attorney in Florida and as a Staff Intern for the US House of Representatives. 
  • Tia Rowe (class of 2015), after earning her JD from Michigan State University College of Law, was hired as a Law Clerk at the Florida Second District Court of Appeal in Tampa in 2019. 
  • David Piro (class of 2016) was hired as Web Developer and Social Media Manager at Paradise Creative Group in Fort Myers.  

2018 Updates:

  • Gabriel Arbois (class of 2018) was admitted as a JD Candidate to Florida International University College of Law. (2020 Update: Gabriel completed his 2019-2020 year as a Legal Intern at the Law Offices of the Public Defender, 20th Judicial Court and began a new position as a Legal Intern at the United States’ Attorney’s Office in 2020). 
  • Jessel Serrano (class of 2015) was hired as a Software Developer at Telarix in Washington, D.C. 
  • Victoria Blaine (class of 2017) was hired as a Child Welfare Licensing Counselor for the Children’s Network in Fort Myers. 
  • Logan Schultz (class of 2017) completed a pediatric anesthesiology internship at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons. 
  • Carlos Lopez (class of 2014) earned his JD at American University Washington College of Law in 2018. Upon passing the bar, Carlos was hired as a Law Clerk at Walker Law LLC in Washington, D.C. 

2017 Updates:

  • Farrah Pruskauer (class of 2017) was admitted with funding to the JD program at Washington University in St. Louis School of Law. (2019 Update: Farrah has completed one year as Law Clerk at the Texas Civil Rights Project.) 
  • Agustina Schiano (class of 2016) was admitted to the MA program in Philosophy at Stony Brook University. 
  • Lucy Leban (class of 2015) earned her MA in International Relations at the University of Chicago. After graduation, Lucy served as Volunteer Editor at the Center for Feminist Foreign Policy in Washington, DC.

2016 Updates:

  • Elizabeth Portella (class of 2016) was admitted with funding to the PhD program in Philosophy at the University of Oregon in 2016. 
  • Adam Melton (class of 2016) was admitted to Duke University Divinity School.
  • Tia Rowe (class of 2015) was admitted to the JD program at Michigan State University College of Law. (Update from 2017: During law school, Tia interned at Legal Services of South Central Michigan.)
  • Emilio Feijoo (class of 2016) became the first FGCU student since the university’s inception to become a Fulbright Fellow. Emilio was a Fulbright Fellow from 2016-2017 at the University of Essex in the United Kingdom, during which he completed a master’s degree in Ideology and Discourse Analysis.