Stephanie K. Eberle, M.Ed
Stephanie 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.
Stephanie helps trainees with all aspects of professional/career development, and they are especially interested in issues of gender and diversity in the workplace. Stephanie holds an M.Ed in counseling.
Denishia Clark, MPH, EdD
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
Debra directs BioSci Careers' counseling program. She 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.
Connections & Communications Specialist
Varupi is responsible for communications and marketing of BioSci Careers. She is passionate about finding meaningful ways to engage with our career community for the success of Biosciences students and trainees. She is experienced in internal & external communications (web, print, and digital formats). She is fluent in German and has previous experience in project management and library & information management.
Consulting Event Specialist
Bev has worked as Event Specialist at BioSci Careers for the last 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 Bachelors degree in Business Administration from San Francisco State University. Her extra curricular activities include the role of Treasurer for the annual HR Symposium, and volunteer extraordinare for the SPCA.
Jennifer Shannon, MSW
Early Engagement Counselor
As a counselor, social entrepreneur, academic advisor, and project manager with 30 years of experience in the Higher Education, business, and nonprofit sectors, Jennifer’s career is built on providing programs and services supporting the growth and well-being of individuals from diverse backgrounds and with intersectional identities. A Stanford alum, athlete and coach, Jennifer is enthusiastic about partnering with trainees while on their academic journey and helping them discover a career path aligning with their passions, values, and goals.
At BioSci Careers, she engages with trainees early in their programs to guide the development of individualized life and career plans. Employing evidence-based practices and tools, she helps trainees understand and clarify their unique talents and abilities and translate those into marketable qualities and a meaningful work life.
Marlene Scherer Stern, M.Ed
Mentoring Specialist, Career Counselor & Coach
Marlene retired from Stanford BEAM, Career Education, where she served as an Associate Director/Assistant Dean. She has 25 years experience working in Career Development in a diversity of roles and is passionate about working with clients to better understand themselves, and how they connect to the world of work. Signature career development programs co-designed by Marlene include a career mentoring program for PhD’s and the Stanford Immersion in Medicine Series Program. She is thrilled to help provide career counseling and coaching to our trainees and students. Marlene holds an M.Ed in Higher Education, serves as a Faculty for NACE Career Coaching Intensive and as a Higher Education & Career Development Consultant.
Saketh is an engineer currently pursuing a master's degree in Mechanical Engineering at Stanford. Before joining graduate school, he worked at Applied Materials for over three years where he designed hardware solutions for dielectric deposition-based semiconductor equipment. He’s currently exploring the field of healthcare technologies including medical devices and aspires to make a meaningful impact. Saketh takes pleasure in providing valuable solutions to the most pressing challenges. He enjoys collaborating in cross-disciplinary environments that generate impactful solutions advancing technology.
Cristabelle De Souza, PhD
Cristabelle De Souza, PhD is BioSci Careers Teaching Assistant (TA). She's a Postdoctoral Fellow in Department of Pathology. Her pronouns are She/Her/Hers.
Julia is a 2nd year PhD candidate in the Immunology program at the School of Medicine. Co-advised by Dr. Bali Pulendran and Dr. Jin Li, she is studying the role of the dsRNA-editing enzyme ADAR1 in the context of the innate immune response.
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.
Kristel Tjandra, PhD
Kristel Tjandra is a Postdoctoral Scholar in the laboratory of Samuel Yang, MD at Stanford Medicine. She obtained her doctorate degree from the University of New South Wales in Australia, where she focused on the development of targeted cancer therapy. Her research interests span the field of nanomedicine, drug delivery, medicinal chemistry, and disease diagnostics. Working in the interface of chemistry and biology, she currently focuses on developing diagnostics for bloodstream infection to slow down the spread of antimicrobial resistance. Outside of lab, she enjoys engaging in science communication, community outreach and education.
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.
Vy is a 3rd year PhD candidate in the Developmental Biology program at the School of Medicine. She is currently studying the mechanisms of cell-cell communication within the islet, as well as the effects of immune cells on the islet in the context of diabetes in the Seung Kim lab. Outside of lab, Vy enjoys ceramics, gardening, upcycling furniture, and anything food related.