Class Notes

Class Notes


Philip Langellotti (B.S. ’71) is releasing a new book about climate change and global warming titled The Adventures of the Runaway Wheelchair: Into the Atmosphere.

Amy Wisotsky-Burt (B.S. ’77), a former FBI Agent, was elected to serve a two-year term as Secretary of the Board of Directors for the Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI.


Michael L. Steward (B.A. ’85), joined the Be The Match Foundation Board of Directors this past October. Be The Match oversees the National Marrow Donor Program, helping those with leukemia and other blood disorders find life-saving marrow and stem cell donors.

John Quaranto (B.S. ’88) has retired from the United States Marshals Service after 30 years of full-time service.


Gerry McAleer (M.P.A. ’96) a former police officer and Special Agent for the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), now works with the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office, where he directs teams of detectives who are responsible for investigating major crimes throughout the County.

Selina Higgins (M.A. ’97) is the Executive Director of the Office of Child Trafficking Prevention and Policy (OCTPP) for the NYC Administration for Children’s Services. Higgins has recently developed three-week training and educational workshops to raise awareness and provide City stakeholders with tools needed to rescue victims of trafficking.

Luis A. Arias (B.A. ’99), a former NYPD officer, was hired by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, where his dream to be a Criminal Investigator was realized.


AIsorys Dilone (B.A. ’02) completed her law degree with distinction at American University and worked as an Associate at the law firm Latham & Watkins for four years. She moved in-house with the travel retailer Dufry, first as Senior Legal Counsel and then as Deputy General Counsel.


Katherine Boyd (Ph.D. ’14) was hired at the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom for her research talents months before finishing her doctorate at John Jay. She was hired on a fiveyear tenure track, and in two years completed all the requirements. Boyd was granted tenure and promoted to Senior Lecturer. She has brought in more than 400,000 pounds (equivalent to $520,000) in grants in just a few years.

Stephanie Elias (B.A. ’17) is going to Jordan to work with the Center of Victims of Torture to research a new assessment tool that will be implemented in schools and shelters for victims of torture. At the end of the year, she expects to be in Germany working with children in orphanages and helping to implement American practices in social work.

Crystal Gonzalez (M.P.A. ’18), a military family member, received a graduate student commencement award and veteran honor recognition.

Michael McPhee (B.S. ’18) has received the Albert Elias Academic Award and will start the master’s program in the fall.