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Student Profiles

We celebrate the accomplishments of all Drexel students who have won prestigious fellowships and scholarships. See below for profiles of some of our student recipients.

Boren Awards (National Security Education Program)

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Ann Marie Hager

Ann Marie Hager, BA, 2015, Honors

Political Science with minors in Spanish, Arabic, and International Area Studies

Colby Hepner

Colby Hepner, BS, 2013

International Area Studies

Boren Scholar to South Korea 2012-13

Jeaná Morrison, PhD, '17

Education

Brazilian Initiation Scholarship from the Brazilian Studies Association (BRASA), 2015
Boren Scholar Alternate 2015

Jennifer Siew

Jennifer Siew, BA, 2015, Honors

International Area Studies: Justice and Human Rights

Boren Scholar to Brazil 2014-15
Critical Language Scholar to Morocco 2015
Kailey Kluge

Kailey Kluge, BS, 2015

International Area Studies

Boren Scholar to Russia 2013-14
Carnegie Junior Fellows Program Finalist 2014-15

Kevin Song, BS, '16

International Business and Marketing

Boren Scholar Alternate, 2015

Sandra Deering

Sandra Deering, BS, 2010

International/Middle East Area Studies

Boren Scholarship (Declined) 2008

Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program

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Jennifer Siew

Jennifer Siew, BA, 2015, Honors

International Area Studies: Justice and Human Rights

Boren Scholar to Brazil 2014-15
Critical Language Scholar to Morocco 2015
Matt D'Arcy

Matthew D'Arcy, BS, 2014, Honors

Mechanical Engineering & Mechanics

Fulbright Student Scholar to South Korea 2014-15
Critical Language Scholar
for Korean 2014
DFO Fellowships Ambassador 2014, 2015

Deutscher Akademischer Austausch-Dienst (DAAD) Research Internships for Science & Engineering (RISE) Program

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Fulbright U.S. Student Program

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Aaron Sakulich

Aaron Sakulich, PhD, 2009

Materials Engineering

Fulbright Student Scholar to Morocco 2007-08
Critical Language Enhancement Award (CLEA)
DFO Fellowships Ambassador 2014, 2015
Amanda Decker

Amanda Decker, BS/MS, 2014, Honors

Chemical Engineering

Fulbright Student Scholar to Germany 2014-15

Bradley Boehringer

Bradley Boehringer, MS, 2014

Nursing Education and Faculty Role

Fulbright Student Scholar to Finland 2014-15
DFO Fellowships Ambassador 2014, 2015
Caitlin Costello

Caitlin Costello, BA, 2010

International Area Studies

Fulbright Student Scholar to Senegal 2011-12

Carmen Cronin, MPH, '14

Public Health

Fulbright Student Scholar to Uganda 2015-16
DFO Fellowships Ambassador 2015
Chelsea Stone

Chelsea Stone, MPH, 2014

Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Peace Corps Volunteer to Cambodia 2014-16
Fulbright US Student Program Finalist 2014
Daniel Tedesco

Daniel Tedesco, BA, 2011

International Area Studies

Fulbright Student Scholar to China 2011-2012
Freeman Asia Scholarship 2008
Gilman Scholar to China 2008
David Delaine

David Delaine, PhD, 2012

Electrical and Computer Engineering

NSF Bridge to the Doctorate (BTD) Graduate Fellow 2005
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow (GRFP) 2007-10
Fulbright Young Scholar Award, 2013-14
Liesbet Manders

Elizabeth (Liesbet) Manders, PhD Candidate

Creative Arts Therapies

Fulbright Student Scholar to Germany 2013-14
DFO Fellowships Ambassador 2015
Farah Noorani

Farah Noorani, BS/MD, 2014

Biology/DUCOM

Fulbright Student Scholar to India 2012-13
Hunter Snyder

Hunter Snyder, BS, 2012

Film and Video

Fulbright Student Scholar to Greenland 2014-15
NSF EAGER Grant 2014
National Geographic Young Explorer Award 2014
American-Scandinavian Foundation Fellow 2014
Janani Singaravelu

Janani Singaravelu, MS, 2011

Medical Science

Fulbright Student Scholar to India 2011-2012
Kara Spiller

Kara Spiller, PhD, 2010

Biomedical Engineering

Fulbright Student Scholar to Portugal 2010-11
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow (GRFP) 2007-10
NSF International Research Experiences (IRES) and Doctoral Dissertation Enhancement Project (DDEP) 2009
Karen Miller

Karen Miller, BS/MS, 2010

Architectural Engineering; Science, Technology, and Society

Fulbright Student Scholar to Turkey 2010-11
Karen Sullam

Karen Sullam, PhD, 2013

Environmental Science

Fulbright Student Scholar to Switzerland 2011-12
Sigma Xi Grants-in-Aid of Research (GIAR) program 2010
DFO Fellowships Ambassador 2015
Kent Troutman

Kent Troutman, BSBA, 2010

Business Administration Finance

Kerry Hamilton

Kerry Hamilton, PhD Candidate

Environmental Engineering

Fulbright Student Scholar to Australia 2014-15
DFO Fellowships Ambassador 2014, 2015

Keya Middleton, MS, '15

Creative Arts Therapy

Kristian Linares, BS, '15

Information Technology

Kristy Buzard (Hills)

Kristy Buzard (Hills), BA, 2001

International Area Studies

Fulbright Student Scholar to Belgium 2001-02
Lauren Forbes

Lauren Forbes, MPH, 2013

Public Health

Fulbright Student Scholar to Ethiopia 2013-14
Lauren Pitts

Lauren Pitts, Master’s, 2013; EdD Candidate

Couple and Family Therapy

Fulbright Student Scholar to Barbados 2014-15
DFO Fellowships Ambassador 2014, 2015
Liesl Driver

Liesl Driver, MS, 2014

Global and International Education

Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA) to Brazil 2013-14
DFO Fellowships Ambassador 2014, 2015
Mary Grace Hodge

Mary Grace Hodge, BSBA, 2005

Business Administration, Marketing concentration, German minor

Matt D'Arcy

Matthew D'Arcy, BS, 2014, Honors

Mechanical Engineering & Mechanics

Fulbright Student Scholar to South Korea 2014-15
Critical Language Scholar
for Korean 2014
DFO Fellowships Ambassador 2014, 2015
Nathan Taylor

Nathan Taylor, PhD Candidate

Mechanical Engineering

Fulbright Student Scholar to South Korea 2013-14
DFO Fellowships Ambassador 2015
Nick Meyers

Nicholaus Meyers, BS/MS, 2013

Mechanical Engineering

Fulbright Student Scholar to Germany 2013-14
Paul Phelps

Paul Phelps, MD, 2010

Ophthalmology

Fulbright Student Scholar to India 2008-09
Regina Cagle

Regina Cagle, BS, 2008

Environmental Engineering

Fulbright Student Scholar to Ecuador 2008-09
Sarah Lightfoot Vidal

Sarah Lightfoot Vidal, BS/MS 2013

Materials Science and Engineering

National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship, 2015-18
NSF Integrated Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT), 2013-15
Fulbright Student Grant to Chile 2013-14

Shirin Karsan

Shirin Karsan,

Project Manager, School of Biomedical Engineering

Fulbright Student Scholar to the United Arab Emirates 2009-10
Critical Language Enhancement Award (CLEA)

Gilman International Scholarship

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Abby Cessna

Abby Cessna, BA, 2012

International Area Studies Major, concentration in Business and Economics

Gilman Scholar to Taiwan 2010
Alice Nguyen

Alice Nguyen, BS, 2016

Business Administration

Gilman Scholar to South Korea 2013
Allison Byrne

Allison Byrne, BS, 2013

Environmental Science

Gilman Scholar to Equatorial Guinea 2012
NSF GRFP Honorable Mention 2014
NSF GRFP Recipient 2015
Amy Ho

Amy Ho, BSBA, 2012

Economics and International Area Studies

Gilman Scholar to Taiwan 2010
Araks Ohanyan

Araks Ohanyan, BS, 2015

Biology

Gilman Scholar to Equatorial Guinea 2014
Daniel Tedesco

Daniel Tedesco, BA, 2011

International Area Studies

Fulbright Student Scholar to China 2011-2012
Freeman Asia Scholarship 2008
Gilman Scholar to China 2008
Grace Kerschensteiner

Grace Kerschensteiner, BS, 2016

Economics

Gilman Scholar to Singapore 2014
Orela Suku

Orela Suku, BSBA, 2012

Business Administration

Gilman Scholar to Italy 2010
Sokvanna Seng

Sokvanna Seng, BS, 2012

Digital Media

Gilman Scholar to Japan 2013
Yu Lin

Yu Lin, BS, 2015

Electrical Engineering

Gilman Scholar to Japan 2013

Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program

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Alex Benjamin

Alex Benjamin, BS/MS, 2015, Honors

Mechanical Engineering

Alex Sevit

Alex Sevit, BS/MS, 2015

Biomedical Engineering

Anjli Patel, BS, '16

Chemical Engineering

Jeremy Gaison

Jeremy Gaison , BS, 2015, Honors

Physics and Mathematics

Jenell Smith

Jerome Mlack, BS, 2010

Physics

American Institute of Physics SPS Leadership Award 2009
Goldwater Scholarship Honorable Mention 2009
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow (GRFP) 2012-15

Michael Koerner, BS, '17

Biomedical Engineering

Goldwater Scholar Honorable Mention, 2015

Rishon Benjamin

Rishon Benjamin, BS, 2015

Chemical Engineering

Veronika Legkobitova

Veronika Legkobitova , BS/MS, 2016, Honors

Mechanical Engineering

Goldwater Scholarship Honorable Mention 2014

National Defense Science & Engineering Graduate Fellowship (NDSEG)

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Haider Hasan

Haider Hasan, 2011

Mechanical Engineering & Mechanics with minors in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry

Kristy Jost

Kristy Jost, PhD Candidate

Materials Science and Engineering

Sarah Lightfoot Vidal

Sarah Lightfoot Vidal, BS/MS 2013

Materials Science and Engineering

National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship, 2015-18
NSF Integrated Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT), 2013-15
Fulbright Student Grant to Chile 2013-14

Stephen Niezgoda

Stephen Niezgoda, PhD, 2009

Materials Science and Engineering

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow (GRFP) 2008-11
National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship 2008
Drexel/UPENN NSF Integrated Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) 2007
Steven Spurgeon

Steven Spurgeon, PhD Candidate

Materials Science & Engineering

National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship 2011-14
Drexel/UPENN NSF Integrated Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) 2010-11

National Science Foundation East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes (NSF EAPSI)

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Amalie Donius

Amalie Donius, PhD, 2012

Material Science and Engineering

NSF East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes (EAPSI) 2011
Drexel/UPENN NSF Integrated Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) 2010-11
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Honorable Mention 2010
GAANN Scholar 2008-09
U Kei Cheang

U Kei Cheang, PhD Candidate

Mechanical Engineering

NSF East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes (EAPSI) 2012
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow (GRFP) 2010-13
Drexel/UPENN NSF Integrated Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) 2010

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)

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Allison Byrne

Allison Byrne, BS, 2013

Environmental Science

Gilman Scholar to Equatorial Guinea 2012
NSF GRFP Honorable Mention 2014
NSF GRFP Recipient 2015
Amalie Donius

Amalie Donius, PhD, 2012

Material Science and Engineering

NSF East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes (EAPSI) 2011
Drexel/UPENN NSF Integrated Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) 2010-11
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Honorable Mention 2010
GAANN Scholar 2008-09
Jenell Smith

Amy Peterson, PhD, 2011

Chemical Engineering

Drexel-Penn Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) 2006-07
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow (GRFP) 2008-11
Bryan Byles

Bryan Byles, PhD, '18

Materials Engineering

NSF GRFP Honorable Mention 2015
David Delaine

David Delaine, PhD, 2012

Electrical and Computer Engineering

NSF Bridge to the Doctorate (BTD) Graduate Fellow 2005
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow (GRFP) 2007-10
Fulbright Young Scholar Award, 2013-14
David Diaz

David Diaz, PhD Candidate

Biomedical Engineering

NSF Bridge to the Doctorate (BTD) Graduate Fellow 2010
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow (GRFP) 2012-15
Holly McIlwee

Holly McIlwee, BS, 2008

Materials Engineering

International Research and Education in Engineering (IREE) Program 2008
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow (GRFP) 2008-11
Jared Coyle

Jared Coyle, PhD, 2012

Electrical & Computer Engineering - Electrophysics Focus

National Science Foundation Graduate STEM Fellows in K-12 Education (GK-12) 2010
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Honorable Mention 2008-09
Drexel/UPENN NSF Integrated Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) 2008
Jared Langevin

Jared Langevin, PhD, 2014

Architectural Engineering

Jenell Smith

Jerome Mlack, BS, 2010

Physics

American Institute of Physics SPS Leadership Award 2009
Goldwater Scholarship Honorable Mention 2009
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow (GRFP) 2012-15
John Chmiola

John Chmiola, PhD, 2009

Materials Engineering

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow (GRFP) 2006-09
Drexel-Penn Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) 2005-06
Kara Spiller

Kara Spiller, PhD, 2010

Biomedical Engineering

Fulbright Student Scholar to Portugal 2010-11
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow (GRFP) 2007-10
NSF International Research Experiences (IRES) and Doctoral Dissertation Enhancement Project (DDEP) 2009
Kevin Freedman

Kevin Freedman, PhD, 2013

Chemical and Biological Engineering

Whitaker International Scholar to the United Kingdom 2013-14
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow (GRFP) 2010-13
Drexel/UPENN NSF Integrated Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) 2009-10
Kristy Jost

Kristy Jost, PhD Candidate

Materials Science and Engineering

Luke Mitchell

Luke Mitchell, PhD '19

Life Science/Neuroscience

NSF GRFP Honorable Mention 2015
Mel Jeske

Mel Jeske, BS/MS '15

Environmental Studies & Economics

NSF GRFP Honorable Mention 2015
Michael Ghidiu

Michael Ghidiu, PhD, '18

Materials Science & Chemistry

Sam Ciocys

Sam Ciocys, BS, 2015

Physics and mathematics

NSF GRFP Honorable Mention 2015
Sarah Gleeson

Sarah Gleeson, PhD, '19

Materials/Biomaterials

NSF GRFP Honorable Mention 2015
Stephanie Goldstein

Stephanie Goldstein, PhD, '18

Psychology

NSF GRFP Honorable Mention 2015
Stephen Niezgoda

Stephen Niezgoda, PhD, 2009

Materials Science and Engineering

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow (GRFP) 2008-11
National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship 2008
Drexel/UPENN NSF Integrated Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) 2007
U Kei Cheang

U Kei Cheang, PhD Candidate

Mechanical Engineering

NSF East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes (EAPSI) 2012
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow (GRFP) 2010-13
Drexel/UPENN NSF Integrated Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) 2010
Y. Lisa Chen

Y. Lisa Chen, PhD, 2010

Architectural Engineering

National Science Foundation Integrated Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT)

Amalie Donius

Amalie Donius, PhD, 2012

Material Science and Engineering

NSF East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes (EAPSI) 2011
Drexel/UPENN NSF Integrated Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) 2010-11
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Honorable Mention 2010
GAANN Scholar 2008-09
Erich Mace

Erich Mace, PhD, 2013

Chemical Engineering

Drexel/UPENN NSF Integrated Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) 2010-2011
Jared Coyle

Jared Coyle, PhD, 2012

Electrical & Computer Engineering - Electrophysics Focus

National Science Foundation Graduate STEM Fellows in K-12 Education (GK-12) 2010
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Honorable Mention 2008-09
Drexel/UPENN NSF Integrated Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) 2008
Kevin Freedman

Kevin Freedman, PhD, 2013

Chemical and Biological Engineering

Whitaker International Scholar to the United Kingdom 2013-14
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow (GRFP) 2010-13
Drexel/UPENN NSF Integrated Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) 2009-10
Kristy Jost

Kristy Jost, PhD Candidate

Materials Science and Engineering

Nina Lane

Nina Lane, PhD, 2013

Materials Engineering

Drexel/UPENN NSF Integrated Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) 2010-2011
Robert Ellenberg

Robert Ellenberg, PhD, 2012

Mechanical Engineering

Drexel/UPENN NSF Integrated Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) 2007
Sarah Lightfoot Vidal

Sarah Lightfoot Vidal, BS/MS 2013

Materials Science and Engineering

National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship, 2015-18
NSF Integrated Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT), 2013-15
Fulbright Student Grant to Chile 2013-14

Stephen Niezgoda

Stephen Niezgoda, PhD, 2009

Materials Science and Engineering

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow (GRFP) 2008-11
National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship 2008
Drexel/UPENN NSF Integrated Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) 2007
Steven Spurgeon

Steven Spurgeon, PhD Candidate

Materials Science & Engineering

National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship 2011-14
Drexel/UPENN NSF Integrated Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) 2010-11
U Kei Cheang

U Kei Cheang, PhD Candidate

Mechanical Engineering

NSF East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes (EAPSI) 2012
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow (GRFP) 2010-13
Drexel/UPENN NSF Integrated Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) 2010

Peace Corps

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Chelsea Stone

Chelsea Stone, MPH, 2014

Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Peace Corps Volunteer to Cambodia 2014-16
Fulbright US Student Program Finalist 2014
Eyal Rojstaczer

Eyal Rojstaczer, BS/MS, 2009

Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics

Peace Corps Volunteer to Honduras 2010-12
Joel Gerstman

Joel Gerstman, BS, 2009

Finance

Peace Corps Volunteer to Thailand 2010-12
Michele Aquino

Michele Aquino, BS, 2008

Nutrition and Food Science

Peace Corps Volunteer to Nicaragua 2009
Valarie Pelletier

Valarie Pelletier, BS/MS, 2010

Materials Science and Engineering

Peace Corps Volunteer to St. Kitts and Nevis 2011-2013


Sigma Xi Grants-in-Aid of Research (GIAR) program

Karen Sullam

Karen Sullam, PhD, 2013

Environmental Science

Fulbright Student Scholar to Switzerland 2011-12
Sigma Xi Grants-in-Aid of Research (GIAR) program 2010
DFO Fellowships Ambassador 2015
Siddhartha Pathak

Siddhartha Pathak, PhD, 2009

Materials Engineering

Sigma Xi Grants-in-Aid of Research (GIAR) Grant 2006, 2007
Steven Carabello

Steven Carabello, PhD Candidate

Physics

Sigma Xi Grants-in-Aid of Research (GIAR) Program 2010

Udall Scholarship

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Alexander McBride, BS, '17

Engineering

Udall Honorable Mention 2015

Collin Cavote

Collin Cavote, BS, 2015

Biomimicry, Custom Design

Udall Scholar 2014-15
Elliott Chiu

Elliott Chiu, BS/MS, 2013

Biology/Environmental Science

Whitaker International Program

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Alex Valiga

Alex Valiga, BS, 2015

Biomedical Engineering

Whitaker International Fellow to Switzerland 2014
Alex Sevit

Alex Sevit, BS/MS, 2015

Biomedical Engineering

Claire Martin

Claire (Martin) Witherel, PhD Candidate

Biomedical Engineering

International Research and Education in Engineering (IREE) Program 2010
Whitaker International Fellow to the United Kingdom 2013-14
Claudia Gutierrez

Claudia Gutierrez, BS/MS, 2015

Biomedical Engineering

Whitaker International Fellow to Switzerland 2012-13
Emily Ballantyne

Emily Ballantyne, BS, 2017, Honors

Mechanical Engineering, Minor: Product Design

Frank Chang

Frank Chang, BS/MS, 2015

Biomedical Engineering

Whitaker International Fellow to Australia 2013-14
Ivy Koberlein

Ivy Koberlein, BS, 2016

Biomedical Engineering

Whitaker International Fellow to The Gambia 2013-14
Josa Hanzlik

Josa Hanzlik, PhD Candidate

Biomedical Engineering

Whitaker International Scholar to Netherlands 2013-14
DFO Fellowships Ambassador 2015
Kevin Freedman

Kevin Freedman, PhD, 2013

Chemical and Biological Engineering

Whitaker International Scholar to the United Kingdom 2013-14
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow (GRFP) 2010-13
Drexel/UPENN NSF Integrated Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) 2009-10
Nick DiStasio

Nick DiStasio, BS, 2013

Biomedical Engineering

Whitaker International Scholar to France 2013-14
DFO Fellowships Ambassador 2015
Rachel Wang

Rachel Wang, BS/MS, 2014

Biomedical Engineering

Whitaker International Fellow to the United Kingdom 2012
Reed Vennel

Reed Vennel, BS/MS, 2017

Biomedical Engineering

Samantha Fox

Samantha Fox, BS, 2017, Honors

Biomedical Engineering, Minor: Product Design

Whitaker International Fellow to Switzerland 2014-15
Tony Yu

Tony Yu, BS/MS, 2014

Biomedical Engineering

All Students

Bruce Pinchbeck & Dylan Steinberg

Bruce Pinchbeck & Dylan Steinberg, BS, 2009

Media Arts and Design

Finalist, MTVU Oscar Correspondent Opportunity 2009
Aaron Sakulich

Aaron Sakulich, PhD, 2009

Materials Engineering

Fulbright Student Scholar to Morocco 2007-08
Critical Language Enhancement Award (CLEA)
DFO Fellowships Ambassador 2014, 2015
Abby Cessna

Abby Cessna, BA, 2012

International Area Studies Major, concentration in Business and Economics

Gilman Scholar to Taiwan 2010
Alex Benjamin

Alex Benjamin, BS/MS, 2015, Honors

Mechanical Engineering

Alex Valiga

Alex Valiga, BS, 2015

Biomedical Engineering

Whitaker International Fellow to Switzerland 2014
Alex Sevit

Alex Sevit, BS/MS, 2015

Biomedical Engineering

Alexander McBride, BS, '17

Engineering

Udall Honorable Mention 2015

Alexandra Johnson

Alexandra Johnson, BS, 2008

Psychology

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholar 2008-14
Alice Nguyen

Alice Nguyen, BS, 2016

Business Administration

Gilman Scholar to South Korea 2013
Allison Byrne

Allison Byrne, BS, 2013

Environmental Science

Gilman Scholar to Equatorial Guinea 2012
NSF GRFP Honorable Mention 2014
NSF GRFP Recipient 2015
Amalie Donius

Amalie Donius, PhD, 2012

Material Science and Engineering

NSF East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes (EAPSI) 2011
Drexel/UPENN NSF Integrated Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) 2010-11
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Honorable Mention 2010
GAANN Scholar 2008-09
Amanda Decker

Amanda Decker, BS/MS, 2014, Honors

Chemical Engineering

Fulbright Student Scholar to Germany 2014-15

Amber Taylor

Amber Taylor, MPH, 2012

Epidemiology

HBCU STEM Fellow 2010-12
Amy Ho

Amy Ho, BSBA, 2012

Economics and International Area Studies

Gilman Scholar to Taiwan 2010
Jenell Smith

Amy Peterson, PhD, 2011

Chemical Engineering

Drexel-Penn Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) 2006-07
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow (GRFP) 2008-11
Jenell Smith

Andrew Chan, BS, 2009

Materials Science and Engineering

Center for Powder Metallurgy Technology/Axel Madsen Conference Grant 2009

Anjli Patel, BS, '16

Chemical Engineering

Ann Marie Hager

Ann Marie Hager, BA, 2015, Honors

Political Science with minors in Spanish, Arabic, and International Area Studies

Araks Ohanyan

Araks Ohanyan, BS, 2015

Biology

Gilman Scholar to Equatorial Guinea 2014
Beth Vermeer

Beth Vermeer, PhD, 2014

Business, Accounting specialization

AICPA Accounting Doctoral Scholar (ADS) 2010-14
Bradley Boehringer

Bradley Boehringer, MS, 2014

Nursing Education and Faculty Role

Fulbright Student Scholar to Finland 2014-15
DFO Fellowships Ambassador 2014, 2015
Jenell Smith

Brittani West, BS, 2010

Entertainment & Arts Management

Society of the Sons of St. George Study Abroad Scholar 2009-10
Bryan Byles

Bryan Byles, PhD, '18

Materials Engineering

NSF GRFP Honorable Mention 2015
Caitlin Costello

Caitlin Costello, BA, 2010

International Area Studies

Fulbright Student Scholar to Senegal 2011-12

Carmen Cronin, MPH, '14

Public Health

Fulbright Student Scholar to Uganda 2015-16
DFO Fellowships Ambassador 2015
Chelsea Stone

Chelsea Stone, MPH, 2014

Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Peace Corps Volunteer to Cambodia 2014-16
Fulbright US Student Program Finalist 2014
Chris Baiwiec

Chris Baiwiec, PhD, '15

Biomedical Engineering

Christopher Young

Christopher Young, BSBA, 2009

Business Administration

McGowan Scholar 2008-09
Claire Martin

Claire (Martin) Witherel, PhD Candidate

Biomedical Engineering

International Research and Education in Engineering (IREE) Program 2010
Whitaker International Fellow to the United Kingdom 2013-14
Claudia Gutierrez

Claudia Gutierrez, BS/MS, 2015

Biomedical Engineering

Whitaker International Fellow to Switzerland 2012-13
Colby Hepner

Colby Hepner, BS, 2013

International Area Studies

Boren Scholar to South Korea 2012-13
Collin Cavote

Collin Cavote, BS, 2015

Biomimicry, Custom Design

Udall Scholar 2014-15
Collin Stabler

Collin Stabler, PhD Candidate

Biomedical Engineering

NASA Graduate Student Research Program (GSRP) 2011-12
Daniel Tedesco

Daniel Tedesco, BA, 2011

International Area Studies

Fulbright Student Scholar to China 2011-2012
Freeman Asia Scholarship 2008
Gilman Scholar to China 2008
Dara Kusic

Dara Kusic, PhD, 2009

Computer Engineering

Computing Innovations Fellows (CIFellows) Project 2009-10
David Delaine

David Delaine, PhD, 2012

Electrical and Computer Engineering

NSF Bridge to the Doctorate (BTD) Graduate Fellow 2005
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow (GRFP) 2007-10
Fulbright Young Scholar Award, 2013-14
David Diaz

David Diaz, PhD Candidate

Biomedical Engineering

NSF Bridge to the Doctorate (BTD) Graduate Fellow 2010
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow (GRFP) 2012-15
Drexel University’s P3 team: Sarah Byrnes, Eric Eisele, Daniel Pugh, Courtney Reid, and Charlie Woods

Drexel University P3 team: Sarah Byrnes, Eric Eisele, Daniel Pugh, Courtney Reid, and Charlie Woods, 2009

Materials Science and Engineering

Environmental Protection Agency's People Prosperity Planet Award (EPA P3) 2009
Liesbet Manders

Elizabeth (Liesbet) Manders, PhD Candidate

Creative Arts Therapies

Fulbright Student Scholar to Germany 2013-14
DFO Fellowships Ambassador 2015
Elliott Chiu

Elliott Chiu, BS/MS, 2013

Biology/Environmental Science

Emily Ballantyne

Emily Ballantyne, BS, 2017, Honors

Mechanical Engineering, Minor: Product Design

Erica Hession

Erica Hession, BSBA, 2009

LeBow School of Business

McGowan Scholar 2008-09
Erich Mace

Erich Mace, PhD, 2013

Chemical Engineering

Drexel/UPENN NSF Integrated Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) 2010-2011
Eunice Omanga

Eunice Omanga, DrPH, 2011

Public Health, Community Health and Prevention

Evelyn Arana

Evelyn Arana, PhD Candidate, '16

Public Health

AHRQ R36 Dissertation Award for Health Services Research, 2015
Eyal Rojstaczer

Eyal Rojstaczer, BS/MS, 2009

Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics

Peace Corps Volunteer to Honduras 2010-12

Ezekial Crenshaw, PhD Candidate, '16

Biology

NIH R36 Aging Research Dissertation Fellowship to Increase Diversity, 2016

Farah Noorani

Farah Noorani, BS/MD, 2014

Biology/DUCOM

Fulbright Student Scholar to India 2012-13
Frank Chang

Frank Chang, BS/MS, 2015

Biomedical Engineering

Whitaker International Fellow to Australia 2013-14
Grace Kerschensteiner

Grace Kerschensteiner, BS, 2016

Economics

Gilman Scholar to Singapore 2014
Haider Hasan

Haider Hasan, 2011

Mechanical Engineering & Mechanics with minors in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry

Holly McIlwee

Holly McIlwee, BS, 2008

Materials Engineering

International Research and Education in Engineering (IREE) Program 2008
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow (GRFP) 2008-11
Hunter Snyder

Hunter Snyder, BS, 2012

Film and Video

Fulbright Student Scholar to Greenland 2014-15
NSF EAGER Grant 2014
National Geographic Young Explorer Award 2014
American-Scandinavian Foundation Fellow 2014

Isaac Adams, BS, '18

Chemical Engineering

DOD Smart Finalist, 2018

Ivy Koberlein

Ivy Koberlein, BS, 2016

Biomedical Engineering

Whitaker International Fellow to The Gambia 2013-14
Jack Stucker

Jack Stucker, JD, 2013

Law

Independence Foundation Public Interest Law Fellow 2013-14
Janani Singaravelu

Janani Singaravelu, MS, 2011

Medical Science

Fulbright Student Scholar to India 2011-2012
Jared Coyle

Jared Coyle, PhD, 2012

Electrical & Computer Engineering - Electrophysics Focus

National Science Foundation Graduate STEM Fellows in K-12 Education (GK-12) 2010
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Honorable Mention 2008-09
Drexel/UPENN NSF Integrated Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) 2008
Jared Langevin

Jared Langevin, PhD, 2014

Architectural Engineering

Jeaná Morrison, PhD, '17

Education

Brazilian Initiation Scholarship from the Brazilian Studies Association (BRASA), 2015
Boren Scholar Alternate 2015

Jenell Smith

Jenell Smith, PhD, 2013

Material Science and Engineering

Drexel-Penn Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) 2009-10
Jennifer Siew

Jennifer Siew, BA, 2015, Honors

International Area Studies: Justice and Human Rights

Boren Scholar to Brazil 2014-15
Critical Language Scholar to Morocco 2015
Jeremy Gaison

Jeremy Gaison , BS, 2015, Honors

Physics and Mathematics

Jenell Smith

Jerome Mlack, BS, 2010

Physics

American Institute of Physics SPS Leadership Award 2009
Goldwater Scholarship Honorable Mention 2009
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow (GRFP) 2012-15
Jessica Isaacs

Jessica Isaacs, PhD, 2012

Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics Department: Orthopaedic and Tissue Biomechanics

USIEF Post-Doctoral Award 2012-13
Jessica Posey

Jessica Posey, PhD, 2011

Epidemiology, School of Public Health

National Minority STEM Fellow 2010-2011
Joel Gerstman

Joel Gerstman, BS, 2009

Finance

Peace Corps Volunteer to Thailand 2010-12
John Chmiola

John Chmiola, PhD, 2009

Materials Engineering

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow (GRFP) 2006-09
Drexel-Penn Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) 2005-06
Jonathan Pitcher

Jonathan Pitcher, MD/PhD, 2013

Microbiology and Immunology

NIMH Fellowship [T32 “Interdisciplinary Translational Research Training Program in NeuroAIDS”]
Josa Hanzlik

Josa Hanzlik, PhD Candidate

Biomedical Engineering

Whitaker International Scholar to Netherlands 2013-14
DFO Fellowships Ambassador 2015
Kailey Kluge

Kailey Kluge, BS, 2015

International Area Studies

Boren Scholar to Russia 2013-14
Carnegie Junior Fellows Program Finalist 2014-15

Kara Spiller

Kara Spiller, PhD, 2010

Biomedical Engineering

Fulbright Student Scholar to Portugal 2010-11
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow (GRFP) 2007-10
NSF International Research Experiences (IRES) and Doctoral Dissertation Enhancement Project (DDEP) 2009
Karen Miller

Karen Miller, BS/MS, 2010

Architectural Engineering; Science, Technology, and Society

Fulbright Student Scholar to Turkey 2010-11
Karen Sullam

Karen Sullam, PhD, 2013

Environmental Science

Fulbright Student Scholar to Switzerland 2011-12
Sigma Xi Grants-in-Aid of Research (GIAR) program 2010
DFO Fellowships Ambassador 2015
Katharine Travaline

Katharine Travaline, PhD, 2011

Environmental Science

GAANN Fellow 2008-2011
Kent Troutman

Kent Troutman, BSBA, 2010

Business Administration Finance

Kerry Hamilton

Kerry Hamilton, PhD Candidate

Environmental Engineering

Fulbright Student Scholar to Australia 2014-15
DFO Fellowships Ambassador 2014, 2015

Kevin Freedman

Kevin Freedman, PhD, 2013

Chemical and Biological Engineering

Whitaker International Scholar to the United Kingdom 2013-14
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow (GRFP) 2010-13
Drexel/UPENN NSF Integrated Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) 2009-10
Kevin Moy

Kevin Moy, BS, 2011

Business Administration with concentrations in Accounting & MIS

Vanguard Minority Scholar 2010

Kevin Song, BS, '16

International Business and Marketing

Boren Scholar Alternate, 2015

Keya Middleton, MS, '15

Creative Arts Therapy

Kristian Linares, BS, '15

Information Technology

Kristy Jost

Kristy Jost, PhD Candidate

Materials Science and Engineering

Kristy Buzard (Hills)

Kristy Buzard (Hills), BA, 2001

International Area Studies

Fulbright Student Scholar to Belgium 2001-02
Kyle Griffith

Kyle Griffith, MS, 2011

Civil Engineering

Microbial Risk Assessment for Built Environments (MRABE) under the Department of Homeland Security 2010-2011
Latoya Stewart

Latoya Stewart, BA, 2009

International Area Studies

Institute for International Public Policy (IIPP) 2008-10
Lauren Forbes

Lauren Forbes, MPH, 2013

Public Health

Fulbright Student Scholar to Ethiopia 2013-14
Lauren Pitts

Lauren Pitts, Master’s, 2013; EdD Candidate

Couple and Family Therapy

Fulbright Student Scholar to Barbados 2014-15
DFO Fellowships Ambassador 2014, 2015
Liam Hendricken

Liam Hendricken, BS/MS, 2011

Architectural Engineering; Building Systems Engineering

Microbial Risk Assessment of the Built Environment (MRABE) Fellowship under Department of Homeland Security 2008
Liesl Driver

Liesl Driver, MS, 2014

Global and International Education

Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA) to Brazil 2013-14
DFO Fellowships Ambassador 2014, 2015
Luke Mitchell

Luke Mitchell, PhD '19

Life Science/Neuroscience

NSF GRFP Honorable Mention 2015
Mary Grace Hodge

Mary Grace Hodge, BSBA, 2005

Business Administration, Marketing concentration, German minor

Matt D'Arcy

Matthew D'Arcy, BS, 2014, Honors

Mechanical Engineering & Mechanics

Fulbright Student Scholar to South Korea 2014-15
Critical Language Scholar
for Korean 2014
DFO Fellowships Ambassador 2014, 2015
Mel Jeske

Mel Jeske, BS/MS '15

Environmental Studies & Economics

NSF GRFP Honorable Mention 2015
Michael Ghidiu

Michael Ghidiu, PhD, '18

Materials Science & Chemistry

Michael Koerner, BS, '17

Biomedical Engineering

Goldwater Scholar Honorable Mention, 2015

Michael Lucas, BS/MS, '15, Honors

Biomedical Engineering

Merck Engineering and Technology Fellowship, 2015

Michael Marks

Michael Marks, PhD, 2011

Chemical Engineering

Department of Education GAANN Fellowship in Pharmaceuticals 2010-2011
Michael Paz

Michael Paz, PhD Candidate

Business with specialization in Accounting

KPMG Foundation Minority Accounting Doctoral Scholarship Program 2011-2016
Michele Aquino

Michele Aquino, BS, 2008

Nutrition and Food Science

Peace Corps Volunteer to Nicaragua 2009
Nathan Taylor

Nathan Taylor, PhD Candidate

Mechanical Engineering

Fulbright Student Scholar to South Korea 2013-14
DFO Fellowships Ambassador 2015
Nevena Bosnic

Nevena Bosnic, BS, 2012

Economics with minors in Political Science and International Area Studies

Nick Meyers

Nicholaus Meyers, BS/MS, 2013

Mechanical Engineering

Fulbright Student Scholar to Germany 2013-14
Nick DiStasio

Nick DiStasio, BS, 2013

Biomedical Engineering

Whitaker International Scholar to France 2013-14
DFO Fellowships Ambassador 2015
Nina Lane

Nina Lane, PhD, 2013

Materials Engineering

Drexel/UPENN NSF Integrated Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) 2010-2011
Olga Pashkevich

Olga Pashkevich, BS, 2012

Biology

Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholar 2010-12
Orela Suku

Orela Suku, BSBA, 2012

Business Administration

Gilman Scholar to Italy 2010
Paul Phelps

Paul Phelps, MD, 2010

Ophthalmology

Fulbright Student Scholar to India 2008-09
Phillip Tomezsko

Phillip Tomezsko, BS, 2012

Biomedical Engineering

Truman Scholarship Finalist 2011

Quincy Brown, PhD, 2009

Computer Science Education and Educational Technology

Computing Innovation Fellowship (CIFellows) 2009-10
Rachel Keiko Stark

Rachel Keiko Stark, MS, 2012

Library and Information Science

American Library Association Spectrum Scholar 2011
Rachel Semigran

Rachel Semigran, BA, 2010

English

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Scholar 2011-2013
Rachel Wang

Rachel Wang, BS/MS, 2014

Biomedical Engineering

Whitaker International Fellow to the United Kingdom 2012
Rebecca Santoro

Rebecca Santoro, PhD Candidate

Electrical Engineering, Concentration: Electrophysics

Ford Foundation Fellowships Program 2014 Predoctoral Competition Alternate
Reed Vennel

Reed Vennel, BS/MS, 2017

Biomedical Engineering

Regina Cagle

Regina Cagle, BS, 2008

Environmental Engineering

Fulbright Student Scholar to Ecuador 2008-09
Rhea Thompson

Rhea Thompson, BS, 2012

Biology

Amgen Scholar at the University of California San Diego 2011
Rishon Benjamin

Rishon Benjamin, BS, 2015

Chemical Engineering

Rob Belardi

Rob Belardi, BS, 2011

Architectural Engineering

Rob Zolitor

Robert Zolitor, BS, 2015

Political Science

Truman Scholarship Finalist 2014
Robert Ellenberg

Robert Ellenberg, PhD, 2012

Mechanical Engineering

Drexel/UPENN NSF Integrated Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) 2007
Rosemary Bastian

Rosemary Bastian, PhD Candidate

Biomedical Engineering, focus on Nanotechnology, Drug Design

Sam Ciocys

Sam Ciocys, BS, 2015

Physics and mathematics

NSF GRFP Honorable Mention 2015
Samantha Fox

Samantha Fox, BS, 2017, Honors

Biomedical Engineering, Minor: Product Design

Whitaker International Fellow to Switzerland 2014-15
Sandra Deering

Sandra Deering, BS, 2010

International/Middle East Area Studies

Boren Scholarship (Declined) 2008
Sarah Gleeson

Sarah Gleeson, PhD, '19

Materials/Biomaterials

NSF GRFP Honorable Mention 2015
Sarah Lightfoot Vidal

Sarah Lightfoot Vidal, BS/MS 2013

Materials Science and Engineering

National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship, 2015-18
NSF Integrated Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT), 2013-15
Fulbright Student Grant to Chile 2013-14

Sarah Kim

Sarah Kim, MD, 2014

Medicine

AMA Seed Grant 2011-12 
Sarnoff Cardiovascular Research Fellow 2011-12
Shirin Karsan

Shirin Karsan,

Project Manager, School of Biomedical Engineering

Fulbright Student Scholar to the United Arab Emirates 2009-10
Critical Language Enhancement Award (CLEA)
Siddhartha Pathak

Siddhartha Pathak, PhD, 2009

Materials Engineering

Sigma Xi Grants-in-Aid of Research (GIAR) Grant 2006, 2007
Sokvanna Seng

Sokvanna Seng, BS, 2012

Digital Media

Gilman Scholar to Japan 2013
Stephanie Goldstein

Stephanie Goldstein, PhD, '18

Psychology

NSF GRFP Honorable Mention 2015
Stephen Niezgoda

Stephen Niezgoda, PhD, 2009

Materials Science and Engineering

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow (GRFP) 2008-11
National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship 2008
Drexel/UPENN NSF Integrated Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) 2007
Steven Carabello

Steven Carabello, PhD Candidate

Physics

Sigma Xi Grants-in-Aid of Research (GIAR) Program 2010
Steven Spurgeon

Steven Spurgeon, PhD Candidate

Materials Science & Engineering

National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship 2011-14
Drexel/UPENN NSF Integrated Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) 2010-11
Tim Beck

Tim Beck, PhD, 2016; MD, 2018

Medicine/Molecular & Cellular Biology and Genetics

Tony Yu

Tony Yu, BS/MS, 2014

Biomedical Engineering

U Kei Cheang

U Kei Cheang, PhD Candidate

Mechanical Engineering

NSF East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes (EAPSI) 2012
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow (GRFP) 2010-13
Drexel/UPENN NSF Integrated Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) 2010
Valarie Pelletier

Valarie Pelletier, BS/MS, 2010

Materials Science and Engineering

Peace Corps Volunteer to St. Kitts and Nevis 2011-2013


Veronika Legkobitova

Veronika Legkobitova , BS/MS, 2016, Honors

Mechanical Engineering

Goldwater Scholarship Honorable Mention 2014
Xu Meng

Xu Meng, PhD, 2012

Biomedical Engineering/Neuroengineering

IEEE MTT-S Graduate Fellowship for Medical Applications 2011
National Science Foundation (NSF) Fellowship for the 9th International Summer School on Biocomplexity from Gene to System 2010
Y. Lisa Chen

Y. Lisa Chen, PhD, 2010

Architectural Engineering

Yeetey Enuameh

Yeetey Enuameh, DrPH, 2011

Dept. of Community Health & Prevention

Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellow 2010
Population Reference Bureau (PRB) Population Policy Communication Fellow 2010-11
Yu Lin

Yu Lin, BS, 2015

Electrical Engineering

Gilman Scholar to Japan 2013
Yunus Gorur

Yunus Gorur, BS, 2014, Honors

Materials Science, Minor: Business Administration