Cohort One – 2024

Out of more than 150 applicants, 18 students were selected for Bioversity’s inaugural certificate training cohort. Launched on January 8th, 2024, this cohort will graduate on February 29th prepared to be successful from day 1 in early-career scientific operations roles, including lab ops, facilities, EHS, warehousing, logistics, inventory management, supply chain, accessioning, or bioprocessing.

Together, this group of students is eager, engaged, and inquisitive. Individually, they are all amazing people who have pro-actively made the decision attend Bioversity, switch careers, and pursue a new professional journey. Take a minute to meet these students, check out their resume, and reach out to interview them today.

(Each student’s resume is linked below in their profile section. You can also access the entire resume book here.)

Torrie Armstrong

Lives in: Boston

Relevant Experiences: Medical Assistant at Mass General Hospital

Get to Know Me Better: “I read every chance I get. This is something that I always do no matter how demanding life can get. I find a way to incorporate it.”

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Keyshawn Barnes

Lives in: Boston

Relevant Experiences: Plumber Helper at Heichel Plumbing (FL)

Get to Know Me Better: “I’m head coach of the JV boys basketball team at Tech Boston Academy.”

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Rashaan Bryant

Lives in: Boston

Relevant Experiences: Property Manager, The Carter Group; Outreach Manager, Open Streets Boston

Get to Know Me Better: “Some of my main hobbies are cooking, spending time outdoors, and watching sports.”

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Malanny DePina

Lives in: Boston

Relevant Experiences: Courier at Boston Medical Center

Get to Know Me Better: “I love my church and spiritual family so much.”

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Lilyan Garrison

Lives in: Boston

Relevant Experiences: Pharmacy Technician at Children’s Hospital Boston

Get to Know Me Better: “I love documentaries and also learning more about homeopathic remedies.”

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Christina Jones

Lives in: Boston

Relevant Experiences: Patient Service Representative at Codman Street Health Center

Get to Know Me Better: “A hobby of mine is interior design/decorating. I love to decorate and design my home. I feel it’s a reflection of who I am and it’s my safe haven. I also enjoying reading thriller and self-help books in my spare time.”

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Isaiah Lawton

Lives in: Boston

Relevant Experiences: Pharmacy Technician in Training at Boston Medical Center

Get to Know Me Better: “What brings me joy is DJ’ing. Playing music is a whole vibe itself but playing on the turn tables and just mixing songs together gives me a good feeling… especially when doing a mix for a while.”

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Taylor Lopez

Lives in: Norwood

Relevant Experiences: Home Health Aide at Cornerstone Caregiving

Get to Know Me Better: “I am born and raised in Boston and I have a 10 year old daughter.”

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Devonte Medley

Lives in: Brockton

Relevant Experiences: Patient Care Technician at Averhealth

Get to Know Me Better: “Outside of work and school I like to watch anime and sports, and enjoy playing recreational sports.”

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Aaron Onyango

Lives in: Boston

Relevant Experiences: Team member at Sweetgreen for 6+ years.

Get to Know Me Better: “I have an Associate in Science in Business Administration (Accounting Major) degree from Bunker Hill Community College and provided volunteer tax preparation services while I was getting my degree.”

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Clarissa Ramirez

Lives in: Boston

Relevant Experiences: Lead Dental Assistant Instructor at Lincoln Technical Institute

Get to Know Me Better: “I love to write. I love to be able to express and connect with others by sharing some poems. I love spending quality time with my son. This small person brings so much joy into my life.”

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Lazaro Rivera Almonte

Lives in: Boston

Relevant Experiences: 10+ years of hospitality experience

Get to Know Me Better: “I have a clothing brand that I work on with my friends in my free time.”

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Phyllis Robinson

Lives in: Randolph

Relevant Experiences: Substitute Teacher at Boston Public Schools; Patient Care Coordinator at MGH

Get to Know Me Better: “I really enjoy spending time singing at karaoke bars. It has become a passion of mine.”

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Luis Toribio

Lives in: Boston

Relevant Experiences: Cleanroom, BSL2 Lab Contamination Control Cleaner at Harvard University

Get to Know Me Better: “I am originally from the Dominican Republican and am a native Spanish speaker. One of my hobbies is watching sports like basketball and baseball, and I love play with my kids.”

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Jelissa Vega

Lives in: Boston

Relevant Experiences: Senior Team Leader at Target

Get to Know Me Better: “One thing I really love doing is traveling, even if it’s just going a few hours away.”

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Josiah Wade-Green

Lives in: Boston

Relevant Experiences: Material Handler II at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Get to Know Me Better: “I found my passion for instruments when I got to high school, the first bilingual high school in Massachusetts, where I learned to play the saxophone and the trombone.”

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