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Congratulations to our 2022-23 SuperNova Seniors!

June 5, 2023

Twelve graduating seniors have completed the SuperNova Undergraduate Research Fellows Program, demonstrating their commitment to research and related activities throughout their undergraduate careers. We’re thrilled to recognize this accomplishment, which required significant reflection as well as dedication to research. We’re so proud of their hard work and wish them the best as they take this next step in their lives!

Victoria AllenVictoria Allen
BS environmental engineering ‘23

Victoria will be working as an environmental engineer in Los Angeles.
“[I learned to] never underestimate yourself.”

Dragon iconReshma Brown
BS/MS chemical engineering ’23, honors

Reshma will be working as a Process Development Scientist at Merck.
"The skills that I have developed in my undergraduate research were the foundation to my co-ops and now career. It’s a huge stepping stone to what I have right now and I encourage everyone to have this experience to be a part of cutting edge science!”

Photo of Julia DenglerJulia Dengler
BS/MS biomedical engineering ’23, honors

Julia plans to work in industry before applying for an MD/PhD.
"I have been able to make so many connections through my research from going to conferences and through my advisor. Without research, I would be in a much worse position to jump start my career."

Dragon iconNahian Ehtesham
BS public health ’23, honors

Nahian will be working as a research assistant on kidney disease projects.
“I am very happy I got the opportunity to do public health research at Drexel University. The most valuable skill I have learned to was to be able to read scientific papers and summarize them to communicate my findings to others.”

Dragon iconGuadalupe Fernandez-Nunez
BS computer science ’23, honors



Amy KwokAmy Kwok
BS health sciences ’23, honors

Amy will be continuing to pursue a doctorate in physical therapy and research interests at Drexel as a student in the BS/DPT program.
"Engaging in research is an unpredictable journey of personal and professional growth that involves learning from dedicated mentors, embracing uncertainty, and exploring new knowledge."

Isabella ManciniIsabella Mancini
BS biological sciences ’23, honors



Darrell Omo-LamaiDarrell Omo-Lamai
BS/MS materials science & engineering ’23, honors

Darrell will be pursuing a PhD in materials science and engineering as a Knight-Hennessy Scholar at Stanford University.
“[I learned] the importance of being intentional and pacing yourself as a researcher.”

Isabella PincayIsabella Pincay
BS chemistry ’22, honors

Isabella will be working as a medical assistant while applying to PA school and plans to involve medical research in her future career.
“[I’ll take away] a love to keep learning and strive for medical research in the future.”

Natalya PletskovaNatalya Pletskova
BS physics ‘23

Natalya will continue doing research as a PhD candidate in physics at Drexel.


Dragon iconSamantha Romero
BS biological sciences ’23



Dhruv ShahDhruv Shah
BS/MS mechanical engineering ’23, honors

Dhruv will be working for NAVSEA as part of the DoD SMART Scholarship, working as a mechanical engineer in an R&D lab specializing in manufacturing and robotics.
"Through my undergraduate research career at Drexel, I have learned the importance of curiosity. Every problem can be unpacked to look for potential innovations in existing problem-solving approaches. Experience with research throughout my undergraduate career has encouraged me to look deeper than the surface level that my courses introduce me to.”

Learn more about the SuperNova Undergraduate Research Fellows Program, which recognizes students for participating in research-related activity throughout their time at Drexel.

Interested? Click here to apply or email with questions.