Our Alumni

The alumni from the Iota Tau Chapter are already doing great things...

 

Bios: 

 

Tyler DeFranco

Currently, I am a Graduate Assistant for SJUServes, a division of Student Affairs, in the sector of Veterans Affairs, and Service  I am pursuing my Masters degree in Government and Politics with a focus in Public Administration. Currently serving as an alumni adviser, I work closely with the gentlemen of Iota- Tau in regards to programming and member development. Most recently, the chapter and my office fronted an imitative to raise awareness for PTSD. Not only were they able to raise money towards the cause, but were able to help educate their peers on a disorder that affects some of their classmates and community members.  The chapter is always looking to bring awareness to the community, and to help confront issues around the world. I look forward to working with these gentlemen in our annual Mission 22 softball game, and in service opportunities, such as Relay For Life. 

 

Andrew Calvano
After graduating from St. John's University in 2017 with a degree in Business Administration and Sport Management, I have been working full time as a Business Development Manager for Taste Of Victory Racing Stables. Within my position, I facilitate sales of thoroughbred race horses all over the country to investors within Taste of Victory. This job has taken me all over the country since I have begun my employment, and I couldn't ask for a better situation. I plan to return to St. John's in the near future to further my education, and obtain my M.B.A. I wish nothing but the most amount of success attainable from my old chapter, and ask that the guys continue the legacy of what was originally built. Stick to what is right, and never take your eyes off the future. Class will always prevail. 

 

Richard Cantoral

For those that do not know, I started working at Goldman Sachs back in July; it’s been going very well. I work in the Financial Crimes Compliance Team, so I work a lot with anti-bribery, anti-money laundering, anti-corruption etc- it’s very interesting and I’m always happy to talk with any of the active brothers/alumni about what I do. As most of you know, I was always pretty involved at SJU, and remain involved - I’m currently on the Leadership Committee for the GOLD (Graduates of the Last Decade) Alumni Group, we plan a lot of alumni events off-campus to network and socialize. Seniors, let me know if you want to get involved upon graduation. Lastly, I’ve gotten officially certified as a bartender, and have a few gigs here and there for fun.

 

Ryan “Sully” Sullivan

Since I graduated in May this past year I’ve spent the vast majority of my time working as a Regional Operations Center Analyst for Deutsche Bank along with becoming a Supervisory Service Graduate Assistant for St. John’s VISA Office. This allows me to work towards my Masters Degree in Homeland Security and Criminal Justice Leadership. Other than that I continue to volunteer whenever I have free time with both of the fire companies in my home town I was with before. I continue to be active around the tristate area and have not yet moved away. Looking forward to Alumni events upcoming in the near future.

 

Andy Bujarski
After graduating, I enrolled in grad school, and am set to finish this December.  I work for BDO currently and am slated to start there full time in 2018.

 

LaQuan Martinez
After graduation, I continued working at Target, and am currently a manager there. 

 

Aaron Jimenez
I started full-time at JP Morgan in July.

 

Steven Blake
I am currently enrolled in Law School. 

 

Enzo Bonnici

Upon graduating from undergraduate studies, I enrolled in Graduate school at St. John's University where I am working towards my masters in Criminology and Justice. I am also the Graduate assistant for The Office of Fraternity and Sorority life. Upon completion of my master’s degree, I plan to work for a Police Department or a Federal Agency. 

 

Jordan Canela

After graduating from St. John’s University I have decided to continue my education to pursue my dual master’s degree in school counseling, and mental health counseling with a bilingual extension. I currently work as a graduate assistant for intramural sports at the Campus Recreation Department here at St. John’s University. This is my fourth year working with the department, and I consider myself to be extremely blessed to continue to work at St. John’s as a graduate assistant, and excited for the opportunity to continue my education. 

 

Nick Amster
Nick is currently pursuing his Masters in Higher Education Administration at Stony Brook University, where he also serves as the Graduate Coordinator for Fraternity & Sorority Life. Recently, Nick was awarded the Long Island Council of Student Personnel Administrators (LICSPA) Professional Excellence Award for Graduate Students, for his work and dedication to his students, institution, and constant professional development. Additionally, Nick still continues to teach at St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Academy of Queens in Maspeth, work as a Cast Member for The Disney Store, and serve as the Standards of Excellence Advisor on the Iota-Tau Advisory Board.

 

Kyle Werth
I recently graduated from Boston College with a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus in English and education. I am living and teaching high school English in the Boston area. On a more important note, I completed my bucket list of driving to all of the continental forty-eight states this past year. I'm excited for 2017, and the prospect of becoming an intimidating and feared teacher. 

 

David Bautista
Graduating in 2014 with a BA in Computer Science and a concentration in networking, I studied neural networks, python scripting, networks, cryptography, network security, and conducted red versus blue team operations. I am currently pursuing an advanced degree in in cyber security at American public University. Along with his pursuit for a master’s degree in cyber security he is currently preparing for certifications such as OSCP and the CISSP. I am now working as a systems support engineer at the Essex Technology Group, Inc. in Manhattan, New York.

 

Carlos Lopes
At this moment I intern at Fordham University in the Office of Multicultural Affairs while I seek to finish out my final semester in my Master's Degree in Education at New York University. I also have begun to teach a class about social justice at New York University in my spare time. 

 

Jonathan Herrera
After completing undergrad in Criminal Justice, I am now pursuing a master’s Degree in Homeland Security and Criminal justice leadership. Currently, I am in the process of being a candidate for an internship with the FBI and studying for the LSAT.

 

Christopher Pilarte
Right after graduating I helped start up a martial arts school. After I finished my master's degree, Since I was so focused on finishing my education it was time for me to enjoy life a little bit more, now that I had the time. A friend of mine wanted to start his own taekwondo dojo and couldn't do it alone. I decided to invest more into my hobby of martial arts not for a career purpose but for the pursuit of happiness. The school had a rocky start since the three involved including me had no idea to run a business. Despite the quick troubles we ran into, I felt an overwhelming sense of accomplishment. We became a martial arts school that heavily gave back to the community. Our motto was to be different than any martial arts school. We wanted to really help kids of all types. So we teamed up with "Play 4 Autism" to help and teach children who are not so privileged, the understanding of martial arts. I’m happy to say the business is still running. This past summer a friend of mine introduced me to a superintendent of a luxury apartment complex in 5th ave, Manhattan. The pay was great and the shareholders were nice people. I was able to see how the rich life of NYC lived. It was an experience that opened my eyes to the upper class of society. It was also interesting to be working with doormen that were my father’s age. I was told many military stories from the veterans and the hardships of coming to America back in the day. I now currently work for a financial company in midtown Manhattan. So far this is the best job I have had. No hard work, no supervisors or managers breathing down my neck. I work at my own pace yet still doing enough work to impress coworkers. With the time I have on my hands I still visit the dojo from time to time and now currently pursuing a career in law enforcement. Im happy to say I scored a top percentage on my written exam for both Suffolk county Police department and U.S. Customs border patrol. Passed my written and physical exams for U.S. Federal Park Police as well as have an interview for the FBI. I have not forgotten the reason I pursued my education in the first place. Unfortunately, government jobs are a big waiting game. However I am currently happy with my accomplishments and my endeavors and expect big things for myself these next few years to come.