CST's '30 under 30' alumni

Temple University recently named its '30 under 30' most promising and influential alumni. Here are the alumni from CST:


Sandra Adele, CST ’15
Path paver

Doctor or lawyer. While growing up in Nigeria, Sandra Adele was taught that she could become one or the other. “A career in science was not presented to me as an option,” she says. Read more. 


Moriah Baxevane-Connell, CST ’13
Wired to inspire

Moriah Baxevane-Connell is a proud woman in tech. The 28-year-old recently earned a prestigious position as a cloud consultant at Google in London. It’s a dream job that meshes her dual Temple degrees in information science & technology and psychology, as well as the University of Oxford MBA she completed last fall. Read more 


Brandon McManus, CST ’13 
Football phenom

I always wanted … to be involved in sports in some way. That’s why I majored in biology—to be an orthopedic surgeon. Read more.


Jacqueline Mejia, CST ’12 
Balancing act

Environmental scientist and cofounder and COO of the biotech startup Pathogenomica, Jacqueline Mejia is bringing her academic research to the marketplace. Pathogenomica applies DNA sequencing technology to a single comprehensive test designed to prevent pathogen outbreaks and improve product quality in the food, beverage and water industries. The nascent company, established in 2016, is still finding its niche through market analysis and customer validation. Read more.


Kamali Thompson, CST ’12 
Fearless fencer

Since graduating from Temple in 2012, women’s fencing star Kamali Thompson has been training fiercely, with her sights set on the 2020 U.S. Olympic team. Amidst an intense athletic schedule, she’s also earned her MBA at Rutgers Business School and is currently in medical school (also at Rutgers) to become an orthopedic surgeon. Here’s what she has to say about her multi-pronged, exceedingly ambitious career. Read more.