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Claudia-Santi F Fernandes

CMHW Alumni

What year did you graduate?


Undergraduate College/University

Villanova University

Undergraduate Major

Spanish literature and language

Did you pursue a doctoral program after completing your degree?


Doctoral Program College/University

Teachers College Columbia University

Doctoral Program Name

Health & Behavior Studies

What was the best class you took as an AP student?

Mary McRae group dynamics

What is something you wished you would have done differently during your academic years in the program?

More exposure to research roles in a lab; teaching assistant opportunities. 

Do you have any thoughts you’d like to share with prospective students?

Meet with professors. Get to know them. When you have a real connection, they will better guide you.

What is your current job?

Associate Director/Associate Research Scientist at Yale School of Med

Do you have any advice for people interested in a similar career path?

Explore different paths. Ask questions.

Did you get licensed?