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Alumni Spotlight

Emma SabelEmma Sabel

Emma grew up in Greenville, Wisconsin and earned her Bachelor’s degree in biomedical sciences with a chemistry minor from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.  During her undergraduate career, she participated in research and volunteered both at a hospital and a pregnancy crisis center.  Emma graduated from UAMS in May 2015.  She is currently working as a general genetics counselor at St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay, Wisconsin.


Lindsey MetteLindsey Mette

Lindsey is a former Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) fellow and graduated from UAMS in 2010. There, she co-chaired a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting health literacy in international Latino communities. This volunteer work spurred her interest in public health, which ultimately led her to a second master’s degree. She received her MScPH from Charité Universitätsmedizin in Berlin, Germany, during which time she interned at the Genetic Diagnostic Commission of the Robert Koch Institute. Returning to the United States she completed the Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Fellowship at the National Academy of Sciences. She returned to clinical practice as a Certified Genetic Counselor at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Department of Pediatrics, Division of Hematology/Oncology. In addition to her work in pediatrics, she is currently working with the GRACIAS Texas (Genetic Risk Assessment for Cancer In All South Texas) program to identify at-risk individuals in South Texas. GRACIAS Texas provides genetic risk assessment, counseling, testing, and screening for both insured and uninsured individuals free of charge. She is currently serving as the Chair of Legislative Affairs for the Texas Society of Genetic Counselors.


Other Genetic Counseling Alumni

StudentsCurrent Employer
Class of 2008
Carla BellDNAXPRT Consulting
Darlene RiethmaierInvitae
Class of 2009
Christi ArreguinDNAXPRT Consulting
Dani BishayGeneDx
Nick CollinsCounsyl
Tiffany Lepard TassinUniversity of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Nicole MattilaCounsyl
Class of 2010
Sarah GreenUniversity of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Lindsey MetteUniversity of Texas Health Science Center
Jacob SouthSt. Joseph’s/Chandler Oncology Services
Class of 2011
Meghan CaldwellTriHealth, Bethesda North Hospital
Kali ChathamMyriad
Ben KosewskiWestern Maryland Health System
Lindsey OutzUniversity of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Jennifer RobertsChildren's Mercy Hospital
Brittany SchubertSequenom Laboratories
Class of 2012
Erin BeaverWashington University School of Medicine
Alicia HernandezCook Children's Hospital
Jeanine SchulzeIndiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
Katy WilliamsUniversity of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Class of 2013
Angela Jackson
Class of 2014
Emily BoothUniversity of Mississippi Medical Center
Devin CoxUniversity of Kansas Medical Center
Shirelle FigueroaChildren’'s Medical Center
Jackie JohnsonCarle Foundation Hospital
Jennifer LeonardSanford Health
Nicole PedersonEssentia Health Duluth Clinic
Class of 2015
Christine BruhaMoffitt Cancer Center
Naho HaradaUniversity of Florida
Tamara HaygarthCarolinas HealthCare System
Jordan HillsUniversity of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Emma SabelSt. Vincent Hospital
Lauren TuttleGenetics Center
Class of 2016
Shelby Brown Sanford Health
Courtney CookThe University of Tennessee Medical Center Cancer Institute
Jacqueline IsaacUniversity of Michigan Health System
Sherrell JohnsonUniversity of Alabama Birmingham
Hyelim Kim University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Shogher NalbandianIntegrated Genetics
Taylor Warner The University of Kansas
Class of 2017
Andrew Bell
Samantha CassisiMichigan State University
Jamie FisherDesert Perinatal Associates
Shawn GessayUniversity of Texas
Claire Hacking
Brittany Henson
Caroline Kock
Class of 2018
Karli Blocker
Emily Gimpel
Nancy Meier
Tiana PallisterBass Breast Cancer
Supraja Prakash
Katherine Seraji
Anna Strang