College of Arts and Sciences

John P. McNulty Scholars Program for Excellence in Science and Math

Meet Our Scholars

Class of 2014

Catherine Elorette 


Catherine Elorette, from Morristown, NJ, is a senior biology major with minors in history and behavioral neuroscience. Earlier in her time at St. Joseph’s, she researched the isolation and characterization of the genetic sources of predation in Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus. For her departmental honors thesis, under the mentorship of Dr. James Watrous, she has been studying the modeling of neurological systems concerned with the regulation of circadian rhythms during day and night conditions. She is presenting her work at the 2014 Experimental Biology conference in San Diego, CA. She is a member of the SJU chapter of the American Institute of Biological Sciences and the SJU Women’s Club Ice Hockey team. In Spring 2013, Catherine studied abroad in Paris, France. She plans to pursue a Ph.D in Neuroscience at Georgetown University in the fall.


Annamarie Everman 


Annamarie Everman is a senior mathematics major from northeast Philadelphia, with minors in English and classics.  She is in the honors program and on the Dean’s List at St. Joseph’s.  In the spring of 2012, she was inducted into Pi Mu Epsilon, the national collegiate mathematics honor society.  And in the spring of 2013, she was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, the oldest national collegiate honor society for the liberal arts.  She is a math tutor in the Learning Resource Center, a peer tutor in the Writing Center and co-president of the club swimming team.  Currently, she is working on a Departmental Honors project in Algebraic Topology and plans to enter the workforce after graduating in May 2014.


Lisa Mariani 


Lisa Mariani is a senior physics major from Delran, NJ, currently on the Dean’s List and pursuing a second major in theology.  She conducts research on the stick-slip dynamics of friction with Dr. Paul Angiolillo, Chair of the Physics Department.  She presented this research at the 2012 and 2013 meetings of the American Physical Society and has co-authored a manuscript in review for Tribology Letters.  Lisa is a Teaching Assistant for physics, a Physics Tutor in the Learning Resources Center, Secretary for the Society of Physics Students and a Resident Assistant.  She is an active member of the pep band, intramural sports and the Back on My Feet organization.