Alumni Profiles

Alumni Profiles

Evan Lombardo '15, RPS Lifer (kindergarten-12th grade)

Evan Lombardo '15, RPS Lifer (kindergarten-12th grade)

BS Elementary Education, Lynchburg Class of 2019

Internships: Student teaching

“It isn’t about what you do, it is about how you do it. It is about the passion. There are a million things that RPS exposes you to, and of those, it is almost impossible to not find something you love. They then open the door to enable you to find that interest and find your passion. I chose Lynchburg because I got the Rutgers Prep feeling right away. They want you to succeed. They want to see that light bulb go off. That is as the same as at Prep.”

Amy Smith '94

Amy Smith '94

BS, Religion & Biblical Literature , Smith College

MBA, Lipscomb University

Current Position: Senior Associate Director, Office of Undergraduate Admission at Vanderbilt University

“Prep us let us be kids and teenagers but there was an expectation of responsibility. There was a lot of expectation of independence.”

Matt Pagano '05

Matt Pagano '05

BS, Psychology, Minor: French, Lafayette College

MS, Psychology, Villanova University

Current Position: Research Analyst, BuzzBack Market Research

“Prep really has its finger on the pulse of cultivating skills that students will find most useful after college. Diverse foreign language offerings, innovation programs, entrepreneurship programs, and the overall bridging of academics and practical applied skills to be successful in the workplace.” 

Rahul Desai '13

Rahul Desai '13

BS, Business Administration, magna cum laude, Georgetown University

Current Position: Innovation Analyst, Fahrenheit 212

“RPS taught me to be incredibly effective at managing time, especially when stretched thin. While attending Prep, I had to balance taking over ten Advanced Placement courses while playing two varsity sports. If I hadn't learned to be efficient with my time, I wouldn't have been able to manage my commitments effectively.”

Jennifer Rapps Cifelli '04

Jennifer Rapps Cifelli '04

BM, Music Education with a Vocal Concentration, Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University

Current Position: Spanish teacher

“I really did a lot of work in high school that prepared me for college. I remember others floundering and felt so well-prepared in comparison. The workload, time budgeting, and balancing my time, the transition to college was smooth for me. I feel like I was so well prepared after having been at Prep for 14 years.”

Kristen Sheft '09

Kristen Sheft '09

BS, Special Education and Human Organizational Development with a Concentration in Leadership and Organizational Performance, Vanderbilt University

Current Position: Assistant to the Head Coach, Tennessee Titans

“One of the best things about Rutgers Prep, which I firmly believe you can't experience anywhere else, is the opportunity to build meaningful, impactful relationships. Amazingly, I keep in touch with most of my former teachers, coaches, and classmates. This is extremely unique to our community, and as I get older, I continue to feel even more indebted to and grateful for the school because it enabled me to cultivate these friendships.The people at Rutgers Prep single-handedly made my four years of high school some of the most enjoyable of my life.”