Team

Staff

Stevie Eberle, M.Ed


Executive Director
BioSci Careers


seberle@stanford.edu | Stevie Eberle on LinkedIn


Stevie began their tenure at BioSci Careers in 2008 developing curricula and resources for all biosciences trainees to explore and define a path toward their own careers of choice. In their 20+ years of professional experience, they have found that their passion is helping others find and follow theirs.

Stevie helps trainees with all aspects of professional/career development, and they are especially interested in issues of gender and diversity in the workplace. Stevie holds an M.Ed in counseling.

Denishia Clark, MPH, EdD

Associate Director, Connections

Dclark13@stanford.edu | Denishia Clark on LinkedIn

Denishia contributes to the BioSci Careers community by supporting students' and trainees' academic success and professional growth. She leads strategic development for career engagement with alumni and relevant programming with employers. She is committed to supporting emerging leaders in the Biosciences as they expand their professional networks. Denishia joined BioSci Careers with over ten years of program management experience, curriculum development, managing educational programs, and building sustainable partnerships.

Debra Rosenfeld, MA, LMFT

Assistant Director, Career Success

drosenfe@stanford.edu | Debra Rosenfeld on LinkedIn

Debra enjoys developing curriculum and teaching professional development classes. Debra is passionate about empowering trainees to find their ideal career, confidently market themselves, and manage their careers.

Debra is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has been providing professional development and career counseling for more than 15 years. She has also held marketing and business roles in the pharmaceutical and tech industries. This diverse background gives Debra a broad perspective on career opportunities for bioscience and medical trainees.

Varupi Gupta

Assistant Director, Outreach

varupig@stanford.edu

Varupi is responsible for communications and marketing of BioSci Careers. She is passionate about finding engaging ways to connect biosciences students and trainees with the expertise and resources of the biosciences career community. She is especially interested in the role of social media and how Gen Z likes to consume and create content. She leads an annual event that brings together Stanford staff and students around effective student communications. She serves on the School of Medicine staff committee on diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Jona Salamanca, M.Ed

Assistant Director, Connections

jsalam@stanford.edu

Jona supports the BioSci Careers community by advising and coaching student groups, facilitating mentorship relationships, and building connections with our students, trainees, and teams. Jona is a thoughtful and compassionate leader focused on creating spaces of inclusion and excellence. He is passionate about helping others develop their own sense of leadership to empower them in their academic and professional pursuits. They joined BioSci Careers with eight years of experience in education, career, and leadership development.

Beverley Principal

Consultant

bevprinc@icloud.com

Bev worked as Event Specialist at BioSci Careers for five years. Prior to this, she spent 13+ years as Associate Director at Stanford's main career center, where she managed the Employment Services Team. 

Bev's background reflects a wide range of experience including manager roles in human resources in the high tech industry, and product and branding advertising. 

Bev holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from San Francisco State University. Her extracurricular activities include the role of Treasurer for the annual HR Symposium, and volunteer extraordinaire for the SPCA.

Suzanne Frasca Hom, MA

Operations Manager

sfrasca@stanford.edu

Suzanne supports all aspects of counseling, curriculum, and connections services provided by BioSci Careers. She’s developed and coordinated career fairs, programs, and seminars at the School of Medicine, and is passionate about supporting career exploration in higher education. She enjoys working with trainees on their professional marketing materials and their career development. An experienced Stanford manager, Suzanne has worked with prospective students, graduate students, and postdocs in the School of Medicine for over a dozen years. She holds an MA in Counseling.

Student Assistants

Nicholas Manfred

Teaching Assistant

Nick is a PhD student and NSF Graduate Research Fellow in the Stanford Neurosciences IDP. He received his A.B. with honors in Neuroscience and Behavior from Columbia University and conducted research as a Fulbright Scholar at the Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology before starting his graduate work. Currently, he is researching the pathogenesis of Batten’s disease in both human-derived induced pluripotent stem cells and mouse models using subcellular multi-omics. He is excited to serve as a teaching assistant for BioSci Careers courses throughout the academic year and to help students discover opportunities to explore and accelerate their careers.

Maria Herrera

Media Assistant

Maria is a 3rd-year Stanford undergraduate student majoring in sociology with a track in data science, markets and management. Before joining BioSci Careers, she spent 1.5 years at EdCareers, Stanford Graduate School of Education’s career education office. Maria has also garnered valuable experience through summer internships, including roles at a fintech startup and, most recently, at Boston Consulting Group (BCG). Maria is excited to merge her experiences in career education, consulting, and marketing with her passions for education, DEI, and professional development.

Career Ambassadors

Leonora Akporyoe

Leonora is a second-year medical student driven by a passion for caring for under resourced communities. In the first year of college, she found guidance through the mentorship of experienced individuals who helped her reevaluate her approach to learning. With their support and resources, Leonora excelled academically and developed a keen interest in assisting fellow students in navigating the challenges of higher education and pursuing a career. Recognizing the transformative impact of mentorship and access to resources, Leonora dedicated herself to helping students successfully transition from high school to college. She became passionate about providing support, academic resources, career resources and guidance to empower students to achieve their goals and reach their full potential. Inspired by her experiences and armed with a deep understanding of students' hurdles, Leonora aims to equip students with the necessary tools to overcome obstacles and excel academically and realize their career goals.

Camilo Espinosa

Camilo is a PhD student in the Immunology program at Stanford with a passion for serving others. Camilo got his Bachelor degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he studied Biology and Mathematics and graduated in 2018. While at MIT, he worked in the Ploegh Lab at the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research and interned in the Dixit group at Genentech for a summer. After his Bachelor’s, he spent a year at the University of Cambridge working in the de la Roche group as an MPhil student at the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute. He started his PhD training in the fall of 2019.

Xiyu Ge, Ph.D.

Xiyu is a postdoctoral scholar working with Dr. Joy Y Wu at School of Medicine’s Division of Endocrinology, Gerontology and Metabolism. Her research interests focus on single cell profiling and multomics analysis of bone marrow microenvironment under regulation of parathyroid hormone receptor signaling. Outside of lab, she enjoys jogging, working out and spending time with her pet.

Neha Nandwani, Ph.D.

Neha is a Postdoctoral Scholar in the laboratory of James Spudich at Stanford Biochemistry. She obtained a Ph.D. in Biology from the National Centre for Biological Sciences in India, where she focused on protein folding dynamics and protein design. She is currently studying how mutations in myosin protein result in genetic heart diseases where the heart’s ability to contract and relax is affected due to abnormalities in the heart wall thickness and stiffness. Outside of lab, Neha enjoys cooking, reading fiction and engaging in science communication.

Raeline Corryn Valbuena

Raeline is a PhD student in the Genetics department with a drive to make academia more welcoming. She got her Bachelor's degrees from UC Berkeley before working as a research associate creating new mouse models and in vivo assays. At Stanford, Raeline is studying how cellular context influences the different ways transcriptional effectors work. Outside science, she enjoys attending music festivals, making playlists no one asked for, and spending time at the beach.

Catherine Zhang

Catherine is a 1st year PhD student in the Cancer Biology program at Stanford. Catherine graduated from Columbia University in 2018, where she studied Biology and Environmental Science. She then spent two years as a research associate at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. Outside of lab, Catherine enjoys playing tennis, cooking, hiking, and watercolor painting.