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 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.

Varupi Gupta

Connections & Communications Specialist

varupig@stanford.edu

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.

Bev Principal

Consulting Event Specialist

bevprinc@stanford.edu

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

JenniferShannon@stanford.edu

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.

Suzanne Frasca Hom, MA 

Operations Manager 

sfrasca@stanford.edu

Suzanne supports all aspects of Counseling, Curriculum, and Connections services provided by BioSci Careers. In the past, she has developed and coordinated career fairs, programs, and seminars at the School of Medicine, and is passionate about supporting career exploration in higher education. An experienced Stanford manager, Suzanne has worked with prospective students, graduate students, and postdocs in the School of Medicine for over a dozen years. 

Student Assistants

Saketh Pemmasani

Student Associate

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

Postdoctoral Fellow

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.

Career Ambassadors

Julia Adamska

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 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.

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.

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 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. 

Vy Nguyen

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.