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Leaders on Campus Honors Community

When you join the Schreyer Honors College, you join a community of students who are committed to making the most of their undergraduate experiences. To support this commitment, we offer a range of opportunities for leadership and civic and social engagement — all in the service of developing an honors community that goes far beyond stellar academics.

Housing ResLife
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A Place to Call Home Honors Housing

At the Schreyer Honors College, honors housing is far more than just a room in a residence hall. In Atherton and Simmons, the two honors housing residence halls, you'll find Scholars discussing class projects, holding meetings for student organizations, or simply socializing. Both of our residence halls hold a prime campus location, near classrooms and recreational facilities, steps away from the HUB, and just across the street from downtown State College.

Atherton Hall

Classic, elegant, and stately, Atherton is the quintessential residence hall.

  • 292 rooms
  • 10 suites
Scholars sitting in front of Atherton Hall
Scholars relaxing in their room in Atherton Hall
Schreyer Honors College sign in the Atherton Hall courtyard
Scholars talking in their room in Atherton Hall
  • 9 Study Lounges
  • Grandfather Clock Lounge & Event Space
  • Zombie Lounge (24-hour quiet study lounge)
  • Rec Room with Ping-Pong, Pool, Air Hockey, Foosball
  • Laundry Room
  • TV Lounge
  • 2 Soundproof Music Practice Rooms
  • 24/7 Computer Lab & Collaboration Space

Simmons Hall

Atherton's more relaxed, less formal alter ego.

A wide view of Simmons Hall from Shortlidge Road
Scholars posing together in their room in Simmons Hall
Simmons Hall sign on the front of the building
3 Scholars joking around in their Simmons Hall room
  • 2 Study Lounges
  • 2 TV Lounges
  • Piano Lounge
  • Small and Large Conference Rooms
  • Laundry Room
  • Music Practice Room

Top Tips

You must select honors housing in your first year in order to be guaranteed space for subsequent years.

About 70% of the students living in Atherton and Simmons are Schreyer Scholars.

Scholars living in honors housing may choose to room with someone who is not a Scholar.

Many of the programs sponsored by the Honors College take place in Atherton or Simmons.

Community Builders Scholar Assistants

Scholar Assistants are upperclass Scholars living in the honors residence halls who are here to foster a sense of community among our students. They can help you identify academic advising resources, answer questions about your class schedule, and, most importantly, make you aware of a wide range of benefits afforded to Scholars. They also help to organize diverse out-of-classroom activities, fun and relaxing social programs, and interactive panel discussions with faculty and Scholar alumni.

Atherton Hall

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Samantha Grecco Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Secaucus, NJ

Hello Schreyer Scholars! My name is Samantha Grecco and I am thrilled to be your Scholar Assistant this year. I am from Secaucus, New Jersey, and I am majoring in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology with a minor in Mathematics.

The Schreyer Honors College has provided amazing opportunities that have allowed me to get the most out of my college experience. I recently served as the Schreyer for Women Career Development chair where I hosted events that were tailored to specific career interests. I am also currently in a research lab focusing on regulatory small RNA in prokaryotes.

Over the past two years I have loved being a part of the Schreyer community because it is filled with such wonderfully talented scholars. As a Scholar Assistant I wish to give back to this community by providing resources and events that can help each scholar reach their full potential. I also feel like it is important to make as many memories as possible along your college journey.

I can’t wait to meet you all and learn about your dreams and ambitions. If you need anything or just want to talk about life you can always reach me at my email

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Rayhan Rahman Electrical Engineering Allentown, PA

Hello Schreyer Scholars! My name is Rayhan Rahman and I am so excited to be one of your Scholar Assistants! I'm a sophomore from Allentown, PA majoring in Electrical Engineering with a minor in Economics. During my first year at Penn State, I joined a multitude of clubs and activities to support my interests. These included serving as a committee chair for Schreyer Consulting, briefly joining the Unmanned Aerial Systems Team, being an active participant in Schreyer Student Council, and even competing at a national level as a member of Penn State's bollywood-fusion dance team. This year, I hope to keep expanding upon my interests by taking advantage of the hundreds of opportunities Penn State offers for students and I hope you will too.

As your Scholar Assistant, my main goal is to help you maximize the resources offered to you within Schreyer. Personally, I have been very fortunate to have gained some phenomenal mentors in the Schreyer community who have provided me with guidance and important advice. As an Assistant to this community, I hope to be able to replicate this experience for you and help in any way possible! If you'd ever like to meet with me to discuss academics, clubs, career development, or just life in general, please do not hesitate to reach out to me at>

Simmons Hall

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Benjamin Burlovic Mechanical Engineering / Economics Pittsburgh, PA

Hello Schreyer Scholars! My name is Benjamin Burlovic and I’m excited to serve as your career development Scholar Assistant! I’m a sophomore from Pittsburgh, PA pursuing majors in Mechanical Engineering and Economics.

During my first year at Penn State, I have gotten to explore a multitude of opportunities, specifically in Schreyer. There are thousands of clubs and organizations that allow you to pursue you interests outside of the classroom. I was a part of Engineers Without Borders, Schreyer Student Council, Schreyer Consulting Group, and most recently joined Alpha Kappa Psi Co-Ed Professional Business Fraternity.

As your Scholar Assistant, my priority is to help you maximize the resources offered to you in Schreyer. All that I have done would not have been possible without the support I have received from my fellow scholars. I could not imagine college without the Schreyer community.

I want to help you the way others have helped me so please reach out to me at if you ever want to talk about classes, clubs, sports or anything to do with Penn State!

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Priya Devanarayan Neuroscience Souderton, PA

Hello Schreyer Scholars! My name is Priya Devanarayan and I am so excited to serve as one of your Scholar Assistants this year. I am from Souderton, Pennsylvania majoring in Neuroscience and minoring in Statistics, with the plan to attend medical school after graduation.

Here at Penn State, and especially as part of Schreyer, there so many ways you can pursue your interests. On campus, I am involved in Remote Area Medical (RAM), scholar ambassador program, research, and am training to become an EMT. In RAM, I am serving on the executive board as the Fundraising Coordinator this year and am working on our Doctor Outreach team to organize the first Pennsylvania RAM clinic.

In the two years leading up to college, I was actively involved in research. My research background includes over two years of professional research. During my junior and senior years of high school, I worked on independent research related to Alzheimer’s Disease with a professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champagne and published these studies. During the summers of 2018 and 2019, I was a clinical research intern in the Division of Neurology at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. During my first year at Penn State, I was successful in landing multiple summer clinical research internship opportunities and I have recently joined a lab on campus.

I believe that the mentors I had in Schreyer were integral to my successes, and they continue to motivate me to work hard and be my best self. I enjoy meeting new people and love to talk, so if you see me, please feel free to say hi! If you have any questions at all regarding academics, involvement, or anything else to do with Penn State and Schreyer, feel free to email me at I look forward to meeting you all! :)

Sharing Their Experiences Scholar Ambassadors

A team of Scholars who serve as ambassadors for the Honors College, Scholar Ambassadors represent the College at special events for alumni and donors, provide tours of campus and honors housing, develop and lead philanthropic campaigns, meet with visiting families, and share their experiences as Schreyer Scholars.

Executive Team

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Molly Hohner Executive Director Industrial Engr (BS)

Hi! I am a sophomore majoring in Industrial Engineering and planning to minor in Engineering Leadership Development. On campus I am involved with Society of Women Engineers as a the Public Relations Director, Schreyer for Women, and Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers. I love to read, listen to NPR, and walk my dog, when I’m not walking around campus in State College! Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions, I love to connect!

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Janiyah Davis Special Events Director Public Policy (MPP) Criminology (BA) Psychology (BA)

Hi everyone! I'm a junior from Dallas, Texas majoring in Criminology and enhanced minoring in Child Maltreatment and Advocacy Studies with additional minors in Anthropology and Sociology. I am a research assistant in PSU's Endocrinology and Cognition Lab, Treasurer of the Justice Association, and a Tour Guide with the Student Minority Advisory and Recruitment Team (SMART). I have also been involved with other organizations such as Schreyer for Women, the GLOBE Special Living Option, and Schreyer's Diversity Task Force. In my free time, I enjoy reading, rewatching Criminals Minds, and doing yoga. Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions that you may have! I would love to talk to you.

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Blake Greenspan Recruitment Director Premedicine (BS)

I am a Junior majoring in Pre-Med and Medical Communications. I am from Chadds Ford, PA. On campus, I am involved in Remote Area Medical which aims to bring free access to medicine in rural areas of the United States. In addition, I have a great passion for travelling the world. Last summer, I studied abroad in Kenya and Tanzania where I was able to interact and learn the Kenyan/Tanzanian cultures.

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Juntae Rocker Information Director Communications (PMAJ)

Hey everyone! I am a rising sophomore from Bucks County, Pennsylvania - which is around 45 minutes from Philadelphia. I intend to double major in Public Relations and Spanish, with a minor in Korean that might turn into a triple major! Here at Penn State, I'm part of the Penn State Mock Trial team and a performer in the Korean Pop Music and Dance Club. This upcoming year, I look forward to serving as the Vice President of the GLOBE, a special living option that complements and enhances the core values of the Schreyer Honors College. I will also become a mentor for BLUEprint, a peer mentoring program geared toward students of color and minority communities. Off campus, I am honored to have been elected as the next American Vice Chair for the 14th Korea-America Student Conference, an academic and cultural conference focused on US-Korea diplomatic and regional issues. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with friends, playing video games, and pretty much procrastinating my dance routines. If you have any questions about Schreyer or Penn State or just want to talk, I'm always down to talk!

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Julia Saganowich Content Director Marketing (BS)

I am a sophomore from Cary, North Carolina pursuing a major in Marketing and two minors in Digital Media Trends & Analytics and Communications Arts & Sciences. Although I'm an out-of-state student, I come from a big Penn State Family! On campus, I am a member of the Sapphire Leadership Program with the Smeal College of Business and a Web Writer for VALLEY Magazine, Penn State's only student-run life and style publication. In high school, I really enjoyed writing business plans for DECA competitions, so I hope to participate in some case competitions this coming year! Outside of class, I love to write, exercise, sing, and drink coffee with friends. If you have any questions about Penn State, the Schreyer Honors College or Smeal College of Business, please feel free to email me!

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Emily Snow Philanthropy Director Biomedical Engneerng (BS)

Hi! I am a second-year scholar from Gadsden, Alabama. I am majoring in Biomedical Engineering on the premedical track with a minor in Global Health, as well as pursuing a certificate in Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship (HESE). Apart from my role as the Philanthropy Director for the Scholar Ambassador Team, I work in a Tissue Engineering research laboratory, am involved in THON, and am a SHO Time Mentor! When I’m not studying for school, I am usually binging Netflix, singing, dancing, making videos, embroidering things, skiing, and cooking. Feel free to reach out about anything!


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Siena Baker Economics (BS) Comm, Envir & Devlop (BS)

I am a sophomore from Chicago, IL majoring in Economics and Community, Environment & Development with a focus on Environmental Economics & Policy. I am a research associate at the Center for Economic and Community Development, and also am a Rock Ethics Institute Student Fellow for USDA funded inquiry on economic platforms for cellular agriculture (cultured agricultural products, such as lab-grown meat). I am a member of the Scholar Ambassador Team, a member of the Presidential Leadership Academy, President of Schreyer for Women, and have been involved with many organizations at Penn State such as Empower Orphans, THON Donor & Relations, UNESCO Youth as Researchers, and was a SHO TIME 2018 Orientation Mentor. In my free time I enjoy music, art, poetry, hiking, listening to podcasts, reading and meaningful conversations over coffee.

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Harrison Brennan Economics (BA) International Poltcs (BA) Philosophy (BA) Asian Studies (BA)

I am a junior majoring in Economics, International Politics, Philosophy, and Asian Studies. In addition to being a Scholar Ambassador, I am also a SHO Time mentor and a student instructor for Students Teaching Students, a program that allows undergraduates to design and teach for-credit courses at Penn State. Outside of school-related activities, I enjoy hiking, camping, and traveling, particularly . Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions regarding the Schreyer Honors College or Penn State!

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Rachel Bruning Biochem & Molec Biol (BS) Fr & Francophone Std (BS)

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Maryah Burney Journalism (BA)

Hi everyone! I'm a sophomore majoring in digital and print journalism with minors in sociology and digital media trends and analytics. On-campus, I'm involved with organizations in and out of the honors college including serving as the director of community engagement for Schreyer for Women, treasurer for Minorities in Schreyer, serve as a member of the Schreyer Diversity Task Force and the Deans Advisory Committee and as a BLUEprint mentor. In my free time I love to talk to my friends, bake, listen to music and podcast, read and procrastinate on TikTok! Please feel free to email me if you have any questions about being in the college of communications, being a person of color in the honors college or anything else you'd like to know about!

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Sean Cicchiello Internationl Affairs (MIA) Security & Rsk Analy (BS)

I’m a sophomore majoring in Security and Risk Analysis and Political Science. I am a member of the Red Cell Analytics Club, PSIADA, and the vice president of the GLOBE SLO.  In my free time, I enjoy reading, discussing politics and history, watching theater, and eating downtown with friends.

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Catherine Clancy Political Science (BA)

I am a second-year scholar majoring in Chemical Engineering and minoring in Political Science, and I'm from just outside of Scranton, PA. Aside from being a scholar ambassador, I am also involved with ServeState, a community service and philanthropy organization on campus, and I am currently the philanthropy chair for my sorority, Phi Sigma Rho. When I'm not doing schoolwork, I like to spend time grabbing coffee with friends, watching West Wing and How I Met Your Mother, or cheering on Penn State Football! I am also involved in a research lab on campus investigating chemical processes to recycle waste plastics. Please feel free to reach out with any questions!

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Autumn Deitrick Civil Engineering (BS)

I am a senior majoring in Civil Engineering with a focus in Water Resources Engineering. On campus I am primarily involved in undergraduate research, and I have worked on projects focused on nature-like fish passages, watershed models, and seagrass! My passion for research has led me to co-found the Undergraduate Research Ambassadors Team with the Office of Undergraduate Research and Fellowships Mentoring. During my breaks from school work, I spend my time running, hiking, and cooking. I also enjoy mentoring students throughout both their journey in the Schreyer Honors College and undergraduate research. Please reach out to me via email, I am happy to answer your questions!

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Siddhi Deshpande Biology (BS)

Hello! I’m a junior majoring in Neurobiology, pursuing minors in World Literature and Global Health. I’m originally from East Greenwich, Rhode Island (about 20 minutes south of Providence). On campus, I am co-founder and co-leader of Sunrise Movement State College, an organization which advocates for climate justice. Additionally, I am an undergraduate research assistant in the Water, Health, and Nutrition Lab. I also serve as an At-Large Representative in the UPUA, I am a member of the Schreyer Medical Career Development team, and I am also an EMT! If you need anything, feel free to reach out to me at - I'd be happy to help.

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Priya Devanarayan Biology (BS)

Hello! I am a Sophomore majoring in Biology, minoring in Statistics, and am on a pre-med track. I am from Souderton, PA which is about 45 minutes north of Philadelphia. In addition to being a Scholar Ambassador, I am on the executive board as the Fundraising Coordinator for Remote Area Medical (RAM), in the Artificial Heart and Cardiovascular Fluid Dynamics Lab, and I will be serving as the Scholar Assistant for Academic Affairs and the GLOBE for the honors college this year. While COVID-19 may have brought many limitations to this year, I am thankful to have been able to spend most of my summer in Chicago, IL for an internship with the Northwestern Medical Group and research with the departments of Internal Medicine and Primary Care. It was incredible to both research and learn more about healthcare, especially how healthcare has been impacted during these times. I enjoy finding new outdoor areas around campus to relax and study, spontaneous outings with my friends, meeting new people, listening to music, trying out the restaurants near campus, and of course exploring Netflix and Hulu. If you have any questions or would just like to hear more about Schreyer, please feel free to reach out to my email:!

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Elinor Farber History (BA) Economics (BS) Fr & Francophone Std (BS)

I am a senior majoring in history, economics, and French with a minor in Jewish studies. I'm from Mechanicsburg, PA, which is right outside of Harrisburg. On campus, I am involved with the Penn State Dance Marathon as a Supply Logistics Captain and as the Primary Chair of Oriana Singers & Glee Club Benefitting THON. I am also involved with the Penn State Concert Choir, which has been one of the highlights of my college career! I also studied abroad in Montpellier, France during the spring of 2020 before we were sent home due to coronavirus, but it was still an amazing experience! Outside of classes, I love traveling, trying new restaurants with my friends, drinking coffee, and making TikToks.

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Julia Faust Biochem & Molec Biol (BS)

I am a Sophomore from Pittsburgh, PA majoring in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and minoring in Economics. At Penn State, I am involved in Remote Area Medical and have gone on several clinic trips with the organization to underserved areas of America and provided free medical care to the people in those communities. Additionally, I am a part of ServeState, a student-run philanthropy organization dedicated to serving the surrounding State College community. In my free time, I enjoy taking pictures, going on long bike rides, and testing out new coffee places. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to me! My email is

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Julia Feldman Advt/Publ Relations (BA)

I am a sophomore majoring in Public Relations, minoring in Digital Media Trends and Analytics, and working toward the Smeal College Business Fundamentals Certificate. I am from Ashburn, Virginia. In addition to being a Scholar Ambassador, I have served on a Rules and Regulations Committee for THON and am in Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority. In my free time, I enjoy hanging out with friends, going to the gym, watching Penn State football and basketball, and watching baseball (go Mets!). If you have any questions or just want to talk, please reach out!

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Bridget Foresman Biochem & Molec Biol (BS)

I am a junior scholar studying Biochemistry and Molecular Biology on a Pre-Med track, with an intended minor in Mathematics. Extracurricularly, I am a member of Schreyer for Women, Global Brigades and the Scholar Ambassador Team, as well as the Social Director of the Schreyer Student Council.  I am also involved in an Mathematics research lab looking to model the involvement of certain biomolecules in axon regeneration. In my free time, I enjoy studying and hanging out with my friends, going to the gym, listening to every genre of music, as well as spending a majority of my time and money at Starbucks and Chipotle.

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Kathryn Frankenberg Security & Rsk Analy (BS)

I am a Security and Risk Analysis and Political Science major with a minor in Chinese. I am from Charlotte, North Carolina. I am involved with Schreyer for Women, Women in IST, and Red Cell Analytics Lab. Outside of school, I can be found reading and writing outside, watching Penn State football, or hanging out with my friends. Last summer, I interned with Deloitte’s Risk and Financial Advisory practice in Charlotte.

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Norma Garcia Political Science (BA) Glbl & Intrntl Studs (BA)

I am a current junior from San Antonio, Texas studying Global and International Studies and Political Science with a minor in Spanish. I am a member of the Scholar Ambassador team, the Presidential Leadership Academy, Mexican-American Association, and Salt Company ministry, as well as an RA in East. In my free time, I enjoy listening to any music, watching dramatic reality television, and getting to spend time with my closest friends. 

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Maanasi Gothoskar Biochem & Molec Biol (BS)

I am a Junior majoring in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology on a Pre-Med track and I am from Allentown, PA. Along with being a Scholar Ambassador, on campus, I am involved in Global Brigades, a STEM sorority, Kanvas for Kids, and the Gender Equity Task Force in Schreyer. I am also in a Biobehavioral Health research lab in which we study family dynamics and adolescent mental health. I spent my summer volunteering and working in my local hospital. Most of my free time is spent hanging out with friends and running. I also very much enjoy traveling to National Parks, hiking, skiing and photography.

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Deana Johnson Vet & Biomedical Sc (BS)

I’m a junior from Troy, Michigan (20 min North of Detroit) majoring in Veterinary and Biomedical Science with minors in Chinese and Photography. I’m currently the secretary for the SHC student council as well as a member of the pre-vet club. If I’m not studying you can find me walking around campus taking pictures and listening to music, attending football and basketball games, or hanging out with friends. There’s also a chance I’m traveling. I’ve traveled to Taiwan, Tanzania, Kenya, and Australia. If you have any questions about being an out-of-state scholar, study abroad, or general questions feel free to reach out via email!

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Jacob Lemler Political Science (BA)

I am a first-year Scholar with a major in International Politics concentrating on National Security and a minor in Communication Arts and Sciences.  I am from Downingtown Pennsylvania, but I like to say that my heart still lives in Baltimore where I was born.  At Penn State I compete for the mock trial team as well as having a place on the Undergraduate Association's Judicial Board and membership in the Penn State International Affairs and Debate Association.  Outside of school I am a certified professional baseball umpire.  Additionally, I love to hang out with friends and enjoy going on adventures.  

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Emma Lutz Glbl & Intrntl Studs (BA) Comm Arts & Sciences (BA)

I am a junior scholar pursuing a double major in Global & International Studies and Communication Arts & Sciences with a minor in Spanish. I grew up in a small town called Landenberg, PA right on the border with Delaware. Outside of Scholar Ambassadors, I am a member of the PSIADA (Model UN) executive board and have worked as an orientation leader for SHOTIME and the Aurora Outdoor Orientation Program. In my free time I can be found convincing friends to go on hikes with me, shopping for used books, or drawing. Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions or want to talk about anything!

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Ninad Mahajan Biomedical Engneerng (BS) Mechanical Engr (BS)

I am a junior from Yardley, PA, double majoring in Biomedical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. Along with being a member of the Scholar Ambassador Team, I serve as Vice President of the Schreyer Student Council, conduct research with THRED Group in the School of Engineering Design, Technology, and Professional Programs, and am a part of the Presidential Leadership Academy. In my free time, I love attending and watching Penn State and Eagles football games, playing the piano, and trying out new food spots downtown with my friends.

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Benjamin Martin Chemical Engineering (BS)

I am a junior majoring in Chemical Engineering with minors in Biomedical Engineering and Spanish. I am from Gibsonia, PA, roughly half an hour north of Pittsburgh. In addition to being a Scholar Ambassador, I am involved with Lion Scouts, a campus-wide tour guide organization, and the International Affairs and Debate Association, where I currently serve as the Secretary-General for the Pennsylvania United Nations Conference. Also, I am currently working as a Research Assistant for both the Dussias Brain Tracking Lab and the Center for Lignocellulose Structure and Function. Aside from classes and extracurriculars, I enjoy listening to music and spending time with friends.

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Kyle McKelvey Architectural Engr (MAE) Architectural Engr (BAE)

I am a senior majoring in Architectural Engineering with a focus in structural engineering. My program is a five-year undergraduate degree which allows me to peruse and integrated undergraduate-graduate path meaning I will graduate with a bachelor degree and a master degree at the end of five years. I am from Ashburn Virginia which is about forty minutes outside of D.C. On campus I am involved in research to study how non-structural elements within a building affect the vibrations of a structure. Alongside my research, I am also a Teaching Assistant for an intro level structural analysis class. Additionally, I am part of a professional fraternity, Alpha Rho Chi, which is dedicated to architecture and its allied arts. As part of my experience at Penn State, I have had an on-campus job working as a student supervisor at the IT Service desk and have gotten the opportunity to study abroad. Two summers ago I went to China, visiting many places like Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Guangzhou, and many more, to study the culture and architecture of that region. It was a great experience seeing how their architecture differs from ours and how the cultural and political differences play a part in that. I also had the opportunity to row for Penn State on the Crew team for the past three years and even got to represent PSU at The Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston twice. This past summer I got to intern at Jacobs doing structural design work on a range of projects, including working on projects for the Navy and BWI airport. Lastly, I am a huge dog fan and will lose total focus whenever I spot a dog walking past.

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Ilana Mosley Vet & Biomedical Sc (BS)

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Vivian Nguyen Psychology (BS)

I am a senior majoring in psychology with a neuroscience option, intending on going to medical school. I'm from Chester Springs, PA, which is about 45 minutes west of Philadelphia. Currently, I am the president of ServeState: Students for Philanthropy, a service organization that helps out around the State College community. Aside from Scholar Ambassador Team and ServeState, I am involved in the Newman Laboratory for Anxiety and Depression Research under the Department of Psychology. When I'm not doing anything school-related, you'll find me watching Game of Thrones or taking a break on the HUB Lawn if the weather is nice!

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Alexis Palucki Imnlgy & Infctus Dis (BS)

Hi! I am a junior majoring in immunology and infectious diseases with a minor in global health. I am heavily involved with THON, the world’s largest student philanthropy, and am serving as Fundraising Development Captain for THON this year. In addition, I am conducting research in food safety science/microbiology. I plan on attending graduate school to obtain a PHD in epidemiology.

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Nicholas Pantelis II Chemical Engineering (BS)

I’m a senior majoring in chemical engineering with an entrepreneurship and innovation minor. I’ve lived in Pittsburgh my entire life, and I’m huge fan of all things Pittsburgh sports! In addition to being a Scholar Ambassador, I also served as the President of the Schreyer Student Council, and I'm active in the Council today. I also work with the Rioux Research Group in the Department of Chemical Engineering studying single-atom catalysts. This past summer, I lived in Rock Springs, Wyoming while interning with ExxonMobil as a process engineer. In my free-time, I enjoy running, playing basketball, and spending time with friends. If you have any questions for me, feel free to reach out!”

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Andrew Pei Chemical Engineering (BS)

I am a senior majoring in Chemical Engineering while minoring in Environmental Engineering and Economics. I am from Lansdale, PA, about 40 minutes northwest of Philadelphia. On campus, I involved in the Moringa research lab, which focuses on developing a sustainable water filter using seeds from the tropical Moringa oleifera tree. As part of this lab, I have traveled to Fort Myers, Florida to conduct field research, presented my research at the United Nations Headquarters, and conducted full-time research over the summer. Additionally, I am the stringer for the Penn State Division I men's and women's tennis teams, through which I have the opportunity to interact with students, student athletes, and community members that come together to share their love for tennis. I also served as a co-chair for the Scholar Ambassadors last year. Last summer, I interned with Serán Bioscience, a pharmaceutical startup, in Bend, Oregon. Outside of school, I enjoy cooking, watching Eagles football, golfing, and traveling with family and friends.

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Helena Rudolph Biomedical Engneerng (BS)

I am a Sophomore from Parkton, MD majoring in Biomedical Engineering and pursuing a Smeal Business Certification. I am a member of the Penn State Filipino Association which allows me to connect and share my culture with others in a fun and supportive environment. I am also a member of the sorority, Alpha Phi, which participates in raising money for Penn State's THON as well as the Alpha Phi Foundation for the advancement and empowerment of women’s lives. In my free time, I enjoy playing the ukulele, painting, and having fun with my friends. Please feel free to reach out to me at I am happy to help!

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Anjali Sapre Imnlgy & Infctus Dis (BS)

Hi! I am a junior studying Immunology and Infectious Disease and Spanish! On campus, I am involved in Remote Area Medical, Penn State Arts for Health, Fresh START, and research in the Food Science department. In my free time, I love to watch comedies, cook new recipes, and dance. Please feel free to reach out to me at with any questions—I’m here to help!

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Casey Sennett Anthropology (MA) Anthropology (BA) Jewish Studies (BA) History (BA)

I am a junior triple majoring in Anthropology, Jewish Studies, and History with a minor in Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies. I am from Philipsburg, PA, which is located about 30 minutes west of State College. In addition to being involved in Schreyer Ambassadors, I am the President of the Liberal Arts Ambassadors, a SHO TIME 2020 mentor, and a member of the Paterno Fellows Student Advisory Board and Lion Ambassadors. I also work as a student assistant in the College of the Liberal Arts' Career Enrichment Network and as a mentor in the Undergraduate Speaking Center. In my free time, I enjoy traveling, reading, running, and spending time with my friends and family. If you have any questions or want to hear more about my Penn State story, please feel free to reach out to me at

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Grace Sibley Mechanical Engr (BS)

Hello! I am a second-year scholar from Leesburg, VA (about an hour outside of Washington, DC) majoring in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Psychology. In addition to being a part of the Scholar Ambassador team, I am the Donor and Alumni Relations chair for Schreyer Student Council's THON committee and am a part of the new member class of Phi Beta Lambda, which is a co-ed Professional Business Fraternity. I'm also involved in undergraduate research in the Human-Technology Interaction Lab, which is studying the effects of personality and design on drivers' acceptance of autonomous vehicle technology. In my free time, I enjoy listening to music, trying new foods and restaurants, and watching Penn State football. Please don't hesitate to reach out to me with any questions you have about Schreyer!

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Nora Van Horn Philosophy (BA) Chinese (BA) Glbl & Intrntl Studs (BA)

Hi! I'm a junior majoring in Philosophy, Chinese, and Global & International Studies, with a minor in Civic and Community Engagement. Outside of the classroom, I serve as the Executive Director of the Council of Sustainable Leaders, which is the student affiliate organization of the Penn State Sustainability Institute. We host the Sustainability Showcase Series, a weekly speaker series that highlights interdisciplinary expertise in sustainability. Additionally, I am one of the five At-Large Members of the University Park Student Fee Board. In the past, I've been involved in Penn State University Park's student government as the Director of Sustainability and worked to transform the role into a Department of Sustainability, which now houses more than ten students passionate about specific facets of sustainability. I also have been involved in Penn State Alternative Breaks, the Student Sustainability Advisory Council (SSAC), Eco-Action, EcoReps, and a few other organizations. Please reach out if you're interested in sustainability (as defined by the United Nations' 17 SDGs), social justice, or student government. I'd love to chat!

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William Vincent Mechanical Engr (BS)

I am a sophomore planning to major in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Spanish. Along with being involved with the Scholar Ambassador team, I am also a member of the co-ed professional business fraternity Alpha Kappa Psi, in which I am in charge of planning special events for the brotherhood. In addition, I am involved in THON through a Donor and Alumni Relations Committee and am a member of the GLOBE SLO. I love watching Penn State football, spending time outside, and hanging out with friends. Please don't hesitate to reach out with any questions about Schreyer or Penn State as a whole!

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Swati Vipperla Finance (BS)

I am a senior majoring in Finance and minoring in Information, Sciences, & Technology, and the Legal Environment of Business. On campus, I serve as the Treasurer for Leveraged Lion Capital, a high-yield bond and leveraged loan paper portfolio, and am the Captain of Natya, a competitive Indian classical dance team. In my free time, I love spending time with my friends, playing board games/doing puzzles, and watching TV. I am more than happy to answer any questions you may have, so feel free to reach out to me!

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Anastasia Wagner Political Science (BA)

I am a senior Political Science major with a minor in French & Francophone Studies. At Penn State, I've gotten very involved with various political organizations, such as the local Democratic party and the PSU College Dems. I served as President of the Political Science Honor Society last year, before I took some time off from school to work the 2020 campaign cycle. In my free time, I like to play board games with my friends and work my knitting projects!

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Kristine Wang Finance (BS)

Hi! I am a sophomore in the Schreyer Honors College from Harleysville, PA majoring in Finance with minors in Digital Media Trends & Analytics, Economics, and French. On-campus, in addition to the Scholar Ambassador Team, I’m currently involved in Alpha Kappa Psi, a professional co-ed business fraternity, where I network to develop myself personally and professionally while also making amazing friends. I am also involved with the life and style magazine on campus VALLEY where I serve as Web Director editing and controlling all of our online content. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with friends, eating at all the restaurants State College has to offer, binging as many shows and movies as I can, and getting involved with the great activities Penn State has to offer. Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions about my experience at Schreyer!

Schreyer Scholar Edka Wong

After hearing about Schreyer from a friend, I was motivated to achieve the GPA to be accepted into the Honors College as a current Penn State student. Schreyer has provided me with leadership opportunities through the Schreyer Honors College Student Council, given me the ability to work closely with faculty, and held me accountable for my education.

Edka Wong '18 Political Science

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