College of Arts and Sciences

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

Meet Our Scholars


Class of 2017

Jane Bukovec 

Jane is an actuarial science major from Robbinsville, NJ, where she distinguished herself as a scholar, athlete and student leader. While attending Robbinsville High school, she also designed an independent study course titled "Probability for Actuarial Science.”  Currently, as a freshman, she is involved in a service learning class, club tennis and club volleyball. She hopes to become a Resident Advisor next year and to study abroad.

Valerie Jenkins

Valerie is from Mertztown, PA, and attended Brandywine Heights High School. She is passionate about the natural sciences and the field of medicine. In addition to being a biology major, Valerie is hoping to minor in health care ethics. Valerie is engaged in the Big Brother Big Sister Program, Weekly Service, and the Dean’s Leadership Program.  Along with fellow McNulty scholar Karen Medina, she helped elementary school girls explore the world of science in fall 2013 by participating in Philadelphia Area Girls Enjoying Science (PAGES).   Valerie aspires to attend medical school and is considering doctoral studies in the field of chemical biology.

Karen Medina


Karen is an environmental science major, and comes to SJU from El Salvador, where she has lived for the past 10 years.  She attended the bilingual Escuela Americana de El Salvador. She is particularly dedicated to finding ways to sustain and preserve our environment. She realizes that not all countries approach sustainability in the same manner and looks forward to being at the forefront of those that recognize what lies ahead.  Karen has brought her enthusiasm for science to elementary school girls through participating in Philadelphia Area Girls Enjoying Science (PAGES) in Fall 2013.


Marissa Tremoglie


Hailing from Downingtown, PA, Marissa is a biology major at SJU.  While in high school, she founded and directed an intra-district tutoring program and received several awards, including Outstanding Biology Student award, the Outstanding Community Service Student for the Class of 2013 award, and the Prudential Spirit of the Community Certificate of Excellence. As the captain of her Mock Trial Team and a speaker before the Pennsylvania State Senate Education Committee, she has learned to advocate for causes she cares deeply about.  This year, Marissa is a member of the Dean’s Leadership Program, a mentee in the Institute of Catholic Bioethics, and a volunteer at Lankenau Hospital.