From bottom to top: Dr. Abigail Montero, Judie Kuo, Jadyn Stewart

From left to right: Abigail Montero, Judie Kuo, and Jadyn Stewart

Judie Kuo is one of our new Academic Program Coordinators in the Biomedical Graduate Education. She will be helping advise and provide academic support to Masters and Ph.D students in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, as well as guiding students on planning and registering for courses that satisfy students’ degree and graduation requirements. She hopes to help her students reach their goals and interests throughout their time at Georgetown University.

Growing up in a Deaf and Asian American household, Judie enjoys investing time in understanding people from all sorts of backgrounds and cultures. She recently graduated from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, College Park with a Bachelor of Science in Business Marketing. Through her marketing and communications experiences, she knew that her heart lies among working with people and to be an encouragement to those pursuing their passions.

Outside of work, Judie spends most of her time serving in church and discipling teens. She loves spending time with old friends and getting to know new people. She also loves food, especially desserts and bubble tea, and loves watching Korean dramas or Criminal Minds, NCIS, and a bunch of other crime shows. 

Dr. Abigail Montero is our new Program Coordinator for the Master’s degree program in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular & Cellular Biology.  Her goal is to support students throughout their program tenure by providing guidance for planning and registration of their coursework as required for successful satisfaction of the degree requirements. She is also tasked with ensuring student placement in internships, tracking their program progress, and providing direction and support for post-graduation plans.

As a Georgetown University alumna herself, Dr. Montero is uniquely prepared for her new role, having earned her doctorate in Microbiology in 2012, thus being familiar with what is necessary for success in higher education at Georgetown University. Her doctoral dissertation at Georgetown University describes the mechanism-of-action of a novel therapeutic compound against the Hepatitis C virus. While the lab still holds excitement and stimulation, she also has a passion for helping others achieve their own academic dreams!

Outside of work, Dr. Montero is busy with her three children, having taken the past 4 years to stay home with them. Life is rarely boring with 7-year-old boy/girl twins and a 3-year-old little boy! She is president of the parent-teacher league at the twins’ school, and serves as pianist for the Eritrean congregation at her church. Dr. Montero has also curated her own Etsy shop where she sells her handmade greeting cards. When she can find a spare moment or two for herself, she enjoys quiet time for reading, and has a self-professed slight obsession with adult coloring books and crossword puzzles.                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Jadyn Stewart is our new Tumor Biology (TBIO) Graduate Program Coordinator. She serves the Masters, Ph.D, and Post-Doctoral Trainees while also serving the TBIO faculty members. She is responsible for providing academic support, advising, course administration, and grant management.

She graduated from the University of Baltimore with Bachelor of Science in Business Administration specializing in Management and Associate of Arts in General Studies with Science Emphasis. She hopes to utilize her experience, skills, and education to help others achieve their goals.

While she is away from work, she loves catching up with friends and spending time with her husband. She also enjoys going to different restaurants and travelling (whenever she can). At the moment, she is working on trying to be fit and living a healthier lifestyle.