Stephanie K. Eberle, M.Ed

Executive Director
BioSci Careers | Stephanie Eberle on LinkedIn

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.

Latishya Steele, PhD

Associate Director, Biosciences Programs | Latishya Steele on LinkedIn

Latishya works with BioSci Careers and the Office of Graduate Education to develop a curricular framework in graduate education that integrates academic coursework, grant and fellowship writing, oral and written communications, and professional and career development.

Latishya comes to this work as a researcher in fruit fly genetics with postdoctoral experience in teaching and education as a Curriculum Fellow at Harvard Medical School. She loves developing curriculum and programs for those aspiring to be or who are professionals in the biosciences.

Denishia Clark, MPH

Associate Director, Connections | Denishia Clark on LinkedIn

Denishia contributes to the BioSci Careers community, supporting the academic success and professional growth of students and trainees. She also leads strategic development for career engagement for students and trainees. Denishia comes to BioSci Careers with 10 years of program management experience in developing curriculum, overseeing educational programs and building sustainable partnerships. She is committed to supporting emerging leaders in the biosciences and expanding their professional networks.

Debra Rosenfeld, MA, LMFT

Assistant Director, Counseling and Resources | Debra Rosenfeld on LinkedIn

Debra directs BioSci Careers' counseling program. She provides career counseling, develops curriculum, and teaches professional development classes. Debra is passionate about empowering trainees to 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

Connections & Communications Specialist

Varupi has over 10 years’ experience working in education in diverse roles. She worked in the area of academic and research collaboration between Germany and India, focusing on communications, international partnerships, and administration of research funding programs. Most recently, she worked with Pleasanton Unified School District in library/media services. Varupi has previously lived in India and Germany and is fluent in German. In her free time, she enjoys learning Bollywood dance and exploring the National Parks and the California countryside. 

Consulting Counselors

Marlene Scherer Stern, M.Ed

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.

M.J. Mangiarelli, MS

M.J. is an insightful, empathic and strategic Career and Life Coach. She’s passionate about aiding adults to move forward in their professional and personal lives with clarity and confidence. M.J. meets clients wherever they are with objectivity and encouragement. Topics can range from, "I’m confused, I don’t know what I want to do next," to "I know what I want to do, now how do I get there" and all stages in-between.  M.J.’s approach to counseling is holistic. She combines her in-depth experience as a counselor along with a certification in health and wellness, and encourages the integration of work-life.  This includes helping clients understand the alignment of their core values, strengths, styles and goals to their chosen occupational role and settings.

Student Assistants

Amanda Steele

Student Assistant

Amanda is a second-year Bioengineering PhD student in the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery. She began working as a student assistant for BioSci Careers in June 2015. She assists with organizing course logistics and manages course surveys and documents.


Lyndsay Stapleton

Student Assistant

Lyndsay is a second year Ph.D student in Bioengineering. She is completing her Ph.D work in the Appel Lab (Material Science and Engineering) and the Woo Lab (Cardiothoracic Surgery). Her interests are in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. She is a member of the Black Engineering Graduate Student Association  and serves on the executive board for Black Graduate Student Association here at Stanford. Lyndsay is most looking forward to working alongside her peers to impact the community and society through research.


Evan Rinder

Student Assistant

Evan is a master’s student in the department of Management Science and Engineering, with an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan. Evan is focused on using his broad technical knowledge to positively impact communities both near and far. In his free time, Evan enjoys outdoor activities including hiking, biking, and tennis.

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