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Fellowships Ambassadors

Fellowships Ambassadors are Drexel students or recent alums who have applied for one or more nationally competitive fellowships. Our Ambassadors understand the many challenges and benefits that come with applying for - and receiving - fellowships. They want to share their experiences through fellowships outreach, mentoring, and providing advice to new applicants. You are likely to meet them at one of our events - don't hesitate to ask them questions and tap into their expertise when you do!

Alden Hoke

Alden Hoke,

BS Civil Engineering '22, Honors

Allie Pickens

Alexandra Pickens,

BA Global Studies '17, Honors


Amanda Pentecost,

PhD Materials Science & Engineering '18

Ariana Levitt

Ariana Levitt,

PhD candidate, Materials Science & Engineering

Drexel Coulter Fellow, 2015-16
NSF Graduate Research Fellow, 2017-22
Drexel Fellowships Ambassador, 2017-20
Australia–Americas PhD Research Internship Program, 2018
70th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, 2020
Ashleigh Jugan

Ashleigh Jugan,

BS Environmental Science ’18, Honors

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Dakota Peterson,

BA Political Science '18

Fulbright Study/Research Grant to Bosnia and Herzgovina, 2019-20
Drexel Fellowships Ambassador, 2019-20

Emily Ballantyne,

BS Mechanical Engineering '17

Emily Lurier

Emily Lurier,

PhD Biomedical Engineering '19

Fulbright Study/Research Grant to the Netherlands, 2017-18
Whitaker International Fellowship to the Netherlands, 2017-18
Drexel Fellowships Ambassador, 2017-20
Emily Ostrow

Emily Ostrow,

BS/MS Environmental Science ’18, Honors

Goldwater Scholarship Honorable Mention, 2017
Drexel Fellowships Ambassador, 2017-20
Fulbright Study/Research Grant Alternate (Colombia), 2018
NSF Graduate Research Fellow, 2018-23
Gianna Manela

Gianna Manela,

BA Global Studies '22

Freeman-ASIA Award to South Korea, 2018
Drexel Fellowships Ambassador, 2019-20
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Greg Risser,

PhD candidate, Biomedical Engineering

Jessica Weaver

Jessica Weaver,

PhD student Materials Science and Engineering

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Michael Cimorelli,

PhD candidate, Chemical and Biological Engineering

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Neil Eelman,

BS Computer Engineering '20, Honors

Fulbright Study/Research Grant Alternate to the Netherlands, 2020-21
Gilman International Scholarship to the Netherlands, 2019
Drexel Fellowships Ambassador, 2019-20
Nick Barber

Nicholas Barber,

BS Geoscience '18, Honors

Goldwater Scholar, 2016-18
NOAA Hollings Scholar, 2016-18
Drexel Fellowships Ambassador, 2016-20
Gates Cambridge Scholar, 2018
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Honorable Mention, 2018
Fulbright Study/Research Grant to Indonesia (declined), 2018
ConocoPhillips Scholarship, 2018
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Philip Weigel,

BS Physics ’20, Honors

Shawn Joshi

Shawn Joshi,

MD/PhD student

Peace Corps Volunteer to Lesotho, 2012-14
Fulbright U.S. Student Grant
to the United Kingdom, 2017-18
Drexel Fellowships Ambassador, 2017-20
NIH Neuroengineering Course, 2017-18
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Sofi Courtney,

BS Environmental Science ’20, Honors

NOAA Hollings Scholar, 2018-19
Udall Scholar, 2018-19
Drexel Fellowships Ambassador, 2018-20
Udall Scholarship Honorable Mention, 2019
Vaughn Shirey

Vaughn Shirey,

BS Environmental Science '17