#STROSECHOSEME, and — “I Chose to help shape laws that affect millions of workers.”
— Jermaine Brookshire, Jr. | B.A. Philosophy and Political Science—Class of 2013
Corporate Attorney, Wiggin and Dana LLP.
An internship with the New York State Senate was the springboard to start a career with the State Legislature and eventually pursue a law degree for Jermaine. Upon graduation, Jermaine became a principal legislative analyst with the State Assembly’s Labor Committee, where he helped shape laws that affect millions of workers. Now he’s a law student at one of this nation’s Top 20 law schools, Washington University School of Law in St. Louis, studying corporate and securities law.
Jermaine, along with several other Saint Rose alumni, also started his own nonprofit organization, The Great Expectations Movement, Inc., to help young people unleash their potential.
#STROSECHOSEME, and — “I Chose to Oversee major financial markets as Co-President of MasterCard’s Asia/Pacific Region.”
— Hai Ling | B.S. Business Administration—Class of 2004
Co-President of Northeast Asia and Australasia Region
MasterCard Worldwide Beijing, People’s Republic of China
Hai Ling serves as Co-President of MasterCard’s Asia/Pacific Region, overseeing Northeast Asia and Australasia (NEAA). He joined MasterCard in 2010 as Division President of Greater China and has over 22 years’ industry experience, including financial services and consulting, across a number of markets. After graduating from Saint Rose and then earning his MBA from the University of Chicago, Ling launched a management consulting career at Booz & Co., helping senior executives in both North America and China launch and market products, enter markets and fine-tune their organizations. This prepared him for a larger corporate role as he became a senior executive at MBNA and then Bank of America. A chance encounter at a meeting led to the recruiting effort by MasterCard Worldwide that landed him the top job with the company’s Greater China operation in January 2010.
“China is my birthplace, but the U.S. is now my home country. I am glad that I am able to contribute to the success of a U.S. company while doing so in China,” said Ling. “I owe my success to the fairness and openness of the U.S. society—but my journey really started with The College of Saint Rose.”
#STROSECHOSEME, and —“I Chose to help build something that could really make a difference.”
— William Price III | B.S. Business Administration, 2013, MBA—Class of 2014
Chief Operating Officer, StemCultures LLC
A U.S. Marine Corps Veteran, Price had graduated Summa Cum Laude with an Saint Rose undergraduate business degree and dedicated himself to building up the College’s veterans’ programs. While an MBA student, he wrote an analysis for the startup StemCultures that was so compelling the company hired him as Chief Sales and Marketing Officer. Next, Price was promoted to Chief Operating Officer of what is now a growing business with a presence in 22 countries. “I see working here as a way to use my tools to help build something that could really make a difference,” he explained.
Now, Price provides internships for Saint Rose business and biology students year-round and, increasingly, hires them; thus, building a pipeline from the College to a company that is making strides in global business and cutting edge science.
#STROSECHOSEME, and —“I Chose to help save lives By training health officials in developing countries around the world.”
— Keri Lynn Robinson | B.S. Biology, Public Health minor—Class of 2014
Microbiologist, Center for Global Health, Atlanta, Georgia
It isn’t easy to land an Emerging Infectious Disease Fellowship with the Federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Keri Robinson was among 330 scholars who applied in 2014 for the chance to study the CDC’s responses to malaria and other infectious diseases and then apply the training in a public health lab. She was one of five selected for the one-year fellowship&8212;and the only one without a graduate education.
After completing her fellowship, she was hired permanently with the CDC’s Center for Global Health, Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria. She travels to Tanzania, Haiti and other developing countries to train health officials to respond to tropical infectious diseases that do not have to claim lives.