Anna Begelfer-Ostrovski ’08
What have you been up to since graduation?
Since my graduation from MCC with an Associate of Sciences in Chemistry (transfer option), I obtained a Bachelor of Sciences in Biotechnology and Biochemistry from Rutgers University. I then graduated from the University of Medicine and Dentistry with Master of Sciences, and currently I’m enrolled in a Doctorate program at Nova Southeastern University. I also completed a certificate of Management at Princeton University.
As per my professional development, I held multiple research and clinical research roles within the academic and healthcare industries. I also served as a faculty member of Rutgers School of Health-Related-Professions for over two years. Currently, I hold a Clinical Research Lead position with Johnson & Johnson Health and Wellness Solutions.
What is one of your greatest achievements since graduating from MCC?
I joined Middlesex County College (MCC) as a fresh immigrant in 2005. MCC not only offered my first academic education opportunity, but also ensured to provide me with robust knowledge and academic foundation to support my extended plan of continuing education in other universities.
What was your favorite place on campus, why?
I really liked the campus, and truly enjoyed being there. I liked the green areas, and would often do my homework outside under the trees.
Who was your favorite professor and why?
My favorite professor was professor Saborido, Spanish 1 & 2. His teaching style and sense of humor was absolutely stunning.
If you could offer a current MCC student advice, what would it be?
Go for it! Have a plan, and work toward it, knowing that you are at a great start already.
I’ll be always thankful for all the preparation the MCC faculty gave me as my first stepping stone in my exciting academic and professional paths.