Second-Year Students

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Nathaniel Ansu Entrprnershp & Innov (UMNR)
Industrial Engr (BS)

Blog

Leadership

Happy Valley Launch box, National Society of Black Engineers,

Awards

NSBE Rookie of the Year

Scholarships

Lion's Club Community Member of the Year Scholarship

Internships

Operations Intern at Wabtec

Languages

English

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Jayson Archer Aerospace Engr (BS)

Blog

Leadership

Dark Storm Step Team National Society of Black Engineers Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers

Awards

NSBE Member of the Year (2022-23)

Scholarships

Bunton-Waller Merit Scholar

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Rik Bhattacharyya Chemical Engineering (BS)
Mathematics (UMNR)
Leadership Academy (UCT)

Blog

Leadership

UPUA (Undergraduate Student Government) - College of Engineering Representative University Faculty Senate - Student Senator Engineering Orientation Network - Head Mentor American Institute of Chemical Engineers - Academic Outreach Chair South Asian Student Association - Fundraising Chair Sen Research Group (Dept of Chemistry) - Undergraduate Researcher

Awards

Eagle Scout Award, National Merit Scholar, The President Walker Award

Scholarships

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship (US Dept of State), William & Wyllis Leonhard Engineering Scholarship, Academic Excellence Scholarship

Internships

Manufacturing Intern at Procter & Gamble

Languages

English, Bengali, Mandarin Chinese

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Westin Boyd Geographic Info Sci (UMNR)
Geography (UMNR)
Meteo & Atmosph Scnce (BS)

Blog

Leadership

Leadership Positions: Penn State Alternative Breaks Site Development Leader, Club Cross Country Captain, WHRA Treasurer, College of EMS Sustainability Student Council, Ally House WHRA Representative Active Member In: Campus Weather Service, THON Merchandise Committee, Storm Chase Club, EMS Student Council, Penn State Outdoors Club

Scholarships

Charles and Sharon Bell Scholarship for Citizenship and Leadership, EMS Sustainability Student Council Scholarship, Education Abroad Back to the World General Scholarship, Sunset Science Park Credit Union Scholarship

Languages

English, Limited Working Proficiency in Spanish

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Shreshty Budakoti Mathematics (BA)

Blog

Leadership

The ANANTA Initiative Founder and President, Penn State Infusion Team Liaison, Penn State THON FYC Fundraising Chair, Schreyer Honors College Orientation Mentor, Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Co-Ed Business Fraternity

Awards

Dean's List

Scholarships

Schreyer Academic Excellence Scholarship, Health & Human Development Scholarship

Languages

English, Hindi, French

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Tyler Carlton Finance (BS)
Internatl Business (UMNR)
Accounting (BS)

Blog

Leadership

Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Co-Ed Business Fraternity

Internships

Inova Health System

Languages

English

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Fabiana Corcino Zegarra Marketing (BS)

Blog

Leadership

Director of Public Relations for TEDxPSU At Large Representative in UPUA Smeal Student Mentor

Internships

Marketing Intern for the Pillar Foundation International (Summer '23)

Languages

Spanish

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Dominic DiFrancesco Marketing (BS)

Blog

Leadership

Events Coordinator - Movin’ On Music Festival Assistant Music Director- Shades of Blue (acapella group) DEI Chair - Professional Management Association (Smeal College of Business) Secretary - Gender and Sexual Diversity in Schreyer

Scholarships

Schreyer Honors College Scholarship & Vocal Performance Scholarship (School of Music)

Internships

Marketing Intern - Bucks County Housing Group

Languages

English

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Rasha Elwakil Geography (BS)
History (UMNR)
Journalism (UMNR)
Geogrphic Info Scnce (UCT)

Blog

Leadership

Global Youth Advocacy and Storytelling Lab- Research Assistant University Park Undergraduate Association (UPUA)- Chair of Justice and Equity Penn State Sustainable Ambassadors- Chair of Educational Outreach Millennium Society- Events Chair Earth and Mineral Sciences Sustainability Council- Undergraduate Student Committee Member Middle East North African Association- Assistant Flagship Director Racial Justice Policy and Advocacy Group- General Body Member African Student Association- General Body Member Muslim Student Association- General Body Member Former: THON first-year communications committee

Awards

Speaker at Youth vs. Gov Environmental Series Conference, Speaker at UPUA Sustainability Summit, Civic Engagement Award, Presidents Excellence Award Program, PTA Service Award

Scholarships

Millennium Scholars Program

Internships

Social Media through Climate Activism: Social Media and Climate Equity Intern, Tree-Plenish: Environmental Equity Committee Lead

Languages

English, Arabic (Basic Proficiency)

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Olivia Fisher Marketing (BS)

Blog

Leadership

THON™ Committee, Women in Business, Delta Zeta, Blue and White Society Programming Board

Awards

Dean’s List

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Charles Irvin Film Production (BA)

Blog

Leadership

UPUA/News & Multimedia Reporter — The Daily Collegian Alumni Relations Executive — Bellisario Student Council Senior Script Writer — We Are Live! PSU Club Swim Phi Eta Sigma Honors Society Public Humanities Fellow

Internships

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Fund — communications/media consultant for director Lisa Kurbiel

Languages

English and Italian

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Josephine James Politics&Public Policy (UMNR)
Security & Rsk Analy (BS)

Blog

Leadership

Family Ambassador for The Penn State Parents Program IST Diplomat Member of The College of IST Undergraduate Student Council

Awards

Dean's List

Languages

English, Malayalam, Spanish

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Megan Kang Finance (BS)

Blog

Leadership

Schreyer Honors College, Lead Analyst in the Nittany Lion Fund, Penn State Investment Association Instructor, Wall Street Bootcamp, Sapphire Leadership Academic Program, Indigenous Peoples Student Association

Awards

Harvard Prize Book, Scholastic Writing Awards Gold Keys, 2021 PA State Championship Impromptu Speaking Finalist, National Speech and Debate Association Academic All American, 2020 NSDA Nationals World Schools Debate Quarterfinalist

Scholarships

Schreyer Grant, PPG Foundation Scholarship, Pittsburgh Cares Scholarship

Internships

PA House District 30 Campaign Finance Intern, Penn State Office of Investment Management Investments Summer Intern

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Sabrina Knox Internationl Affairs (MIA)
Philosophy (BA)
English (BA)

Blog

Leadership

Sings in Penn State School of Music choirs (Vocal Dimensions and Oriana Singers), Staff Writer and Photographer for Onward State.

Awards

President Walker Award Recipient

Scholarships

Schreyer Honors College Scholarship

Internships

FA23 Marketing and Strategy Intern with Penn State English Department

Languages

English

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Cameron Koch Biology (BS)

Blog

Leadership

CentreHelps: Hotline Counselor CentreHelps Club: Co-Founder, Secretary Student Red Cross Club: On-Site Coordinator Fresh START: Director of Outreach Schreyer Student Council: Social Chair SHO Time Peer Educator

Awards

NASA PA Space Grant, President Walker Award, Dean's List

Scholarships

Doris N. McKinstry Scholarship, Susan B. Kichline Scholarship, Schreyer Academic Excellence Scholarship

Internships

Dr. Chaleece Sandberg's SANDLab, LVHN Research Scholar

Languages

English, Spanish

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Emmanuel Kraft Public Policy (MPP)
Comm Arts & Sciences (BS)
Political Science (BA)

Blog

Leadership

Legal Empowerment Global Brigades at Penn State - President Engineering Global Brigades at Penn State - Volunteer Food Recovery Network at Penn State - Co-Founder Pi Sigma Alpha, Political Science Honors Society - Treasurer Zero Hunger Innovation Idea Contest - Project Leader GLOBE Living Learning Community - Member Local Landscaping Business - Co-Founder HS Varsity Baseball Team - Captain

Awards

Dean's List (1/1), President Walker Award, Dr. Nancy J. Metzger Award, CAS Undergraduate Research Showcase, Harold J. "Pat" O'Brien Memorial Award in Communication Arts and Sciences, Schreyer Travel Grant, Maryland Seal of Biliteracy

Scholarships

Schreyer Academic Excellence Scholarship, Penn State Provost Award, Lindquist Family Trustee Scholarship, Simpson-Marcher-Petersen Scholarship, Greater Washington D.C. Chapter of the Alumni Association Scholarship, Fuller Foundation Scholarship

Internships

SAFE Project - Research Assistant, Small Business Administration - Intern

Languages

French

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Palmer Moore Biology (UMNR)
Finance (BS)
Infor Systems Mangmt (UMNR)
Legal Envrn of Bus (UMNR)

Blog

Leadership

Professional Development Chair for Sapphire Leadership Academic Program DEI Committee Representative for Alpha Kappa Psi Smeal Ethics Case Team Member

Awards

President Walker Award

Scholarships

PSU DC Metro Alumni Association Scholarship, MOAA Scholarship, Schreyer Academic Excellence, Wings Over America Scholarship

Internships

Stock Order Intern - Webstaurant

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Nicole Nieves Digtal Med Trnd & Analy (UMNR)
Journalism (BA)
Smeal Business Cert (UCT)
Sports Journalism (UCT)

Blog

Leadership

Newly enrolled member.

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Abigail O'Neill Agriculture (PMAJ)
Intrnatl Agriculture (UMNR)
Journalism (UMNR)

Blog

Leadership

Ag Advocates PSU FFA Alumni and Supporters Club Alpha Tau Alpha - Honorary Agricultural Education Fraternity Pennsylvania's 2023 National FFA Officer Candidate

Awards

American FFA Degree

Internships

Global Teach Ag Network Intern

Languages

English

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Marianna Olaya Biology (BS)

Blog

Leadership

Global Brigades, Social Chair for Global Medical Brigades, Alpha Epsilon Delta, First-Year Research Initiative (FRI) Learning Assistant, RiSE UP Program

Awards

Dean’s List, Gloucester County NAACP Scholar, Hispanic Scholarship Fund Scholar

Scholarships

Bunton Waller Fellowship

Internships

NASA Pennsylvania Space Grant Consortium Research Internship Program

Languages

English and Spanish

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Vraj Patel Comp Sci - Univ Park (BS)
Economics (UMNR)

Blog

Leadership

THON Public Relations Captain, Institute of Electrical and Electrical Engineers (IEEE) Social Executive Chair, Presidential Leadership Academy, wizardry.edits (personal business), BAPS (volunteering organization)

Awards

Dean's List (1/1), Presidential Walker Award

Scholarships

Schreyer Scholarship

Languages

English, Gujarti, Hindi

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Owen Perry Finance (BS)
Fr & Francophone Std (UMNR)
Glbl & Intrntl Studs (BA)

Blog

Leadership

Associate (Index Derivatives Sector)--Asset Management Group, Sapphire Academic Leadership Program, Lion Caucus, Panera Bread, Penn State Boxing Club

Languages

English, French

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Nicholas Peters Architecture (BARCH)

Blog

Leadership

Architecture section leader, served as Vice President for Student Government in high school

Awards

Architectural Drafting Award

Scholarships

David Gallagher Memorial Foundation Scholarship, Abington Heights Civic League, Inc. Arts Scholarship

Languages

Basic French

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Mayuri Purani Psychology (BS)
Smeal Business Cert (UCT)
Diversity Studies (UCT)

Blog

Leadership

Family Ambassador with the Parents Program, Service Member with Boulevard, Ticketing Receptionist at Eisenhower Auditorium

Internships

Operations Coordinator with Minds Beyond Measure

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David Richards Entrpris Tech Integration (BS)

Blog

Leadership

Merchandise Sales Chair for Schreyer Student Council Student Video Manager for Penn State Football Active Member of IST Diplomats

Awards

President Walker Award

Scholarships

Schreyer Academic Excellence

Internships

IT Service Desk at St. Luke’s University Health Network

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Christian Roach Chemical Engineering (BS)

Blog

Leadership

American Institute of Chemical Engineers (Penn State chapter) Outreach Chair and Freshman Representative, the Engineering Undergraduate Council Director of Finance, Happy Valley Christian Community President, the Multicultural Engineering Program Orientation Mentor Assistant, Engineering Ambassador, Purdue University GradTrack mentee, and Millennium Scholars Program Cohort 10.

Awards

Girl Scout Bronze Award, Girl Scout Silver Award, and Union League of Philadelphia Good Citizenship Award

Scholarships

Millennium Scholar, Palmer Township Kiwanis Club Scholarship, The Links Incorporated Bucks County Chapter Services to Youth Facet Scholarship, and Delta Sigma Theta, Allentown Alumnae Chapter Scholarship

Internships

Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) with North Carolina A&T (in data science)

Languages

English

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Litzy Sandoval Middle Level Education (BS)

Blog

Leadership

First-Year Representative of the First Year Council for the 2022-2023 Academic Year, UPUA’s College of Education Representative and Vice Chair of the Justice and Equity Committee, The Peruvian Student Association’s Director of Public Relations, The College of Education Student Council’s Secretary, BluePRINT Mentor

Awards

College of Education Dean’s List Fall 2022 & Spring 2023

Scholarships

Bunton-Waller Fellowship, John P. Pommersheim Scholarship in Education, John A. Gilmartin Educational Equity Scholarship in the College of Education

Languages

English (Fluent), Spanish (Proficient), Japanese (Elementary)

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Emmaleigh Shinno Biomedical Engneerng (BS)

Blog

Leadership

I am involved in…. Millennium Society Penn State Minorities in Medicine Minority Association for Pre-Health Students Society of Asian Scientist and Engineers

Awards

NASA Space Grant

Scholarships

Millennium Scholars Program, Schreyer Honors College, Mustang Athletic Foundation

Internships

Purdue REU (Summer 2023), NASA Space Grant Research Intern (2023- Present)

Languages

English

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Clarissa Theiss Political Science (BA)
Criminology (BA)

Blog

Leadership

Mock Trial Secretary, Financial Literacy Ambassador with Sokolov-Miller Family Financial and Life Skills Center, Schreyer Honors College Student Council

Awards

College of the Liberal Arts Dean's List

Scholarships

Academic Excellence Scholarship

Internships

Leadership Intern with Schreyer Honors College, Nevins Fellow with Healthy Democracy

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Christina Wanta Telecommunications (BA)
Spanish (BA)

Blog

Leadership

Assistant Editor for Her Campus at PSU Mock Trial Member/ Spring IM Team Captain Empowering Women in Law Member

Awards

Mock Trial Outstanding Witness Award

Scholarships

Schreyer Honors College Academic Scholarship

Internships

News Literacy Institude (at Penn State) Ambassador

Languages

Spanish (intermediate), French (beginner)