Schreyer Honors College (SHC)at Penn State

Scholar Assistants (SAs)

Welcome from your Scholar Assistants (SAs)! We are SHC students living in the honors residence halls that are here to foster a sense of community among Schreyer Scholars. In doing so, we can help you identify academic advising resources, answer questions about your class schedule, organize special activities for Schreyer Scholars, and most importantly, make you aware of a wide range of benefits afforded to Scholars. You can also look forward to:

  • Diverse out-of-classroom activities
  • Fun and relaxing social programs
  • Interactive panel discussions with faculty and Scholar alumni

Contact Us

We look forward to getting to know you and seeing you at Schreyer Honors College programs and events. Please feel free to stop by Atherton or Simmons Halls to say hello or send us an e-mail. We'd love to hear from you!

Office Hours

In order to make ourselves more available to you as resources, we're holding informal office hours on Wednesdays from 4:30 - 5:30 PM in Atherton Hall and Wednesdays from 6:30 - 7:30 PM in Simmons Hall. Come get to know us, ask questions about the SHC and provide ideas or feedback on student programming in the Honors community.

Atherton SAs

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Pragya Singh Computer Science

Hello, fellow Schreyer Scholars! My name is Pragya Singh and I am a junior majoring in Actuarial Science with a minor in Statistics. Being involved with the numerous clubs and activities offered here is a great way to become immersed in the unique culture of Penn State. In addition to serving as a Scholar Assistant, I am involved with the Schreyer Diversity Council, the SHC Career Development Program, The Center for Global Business Studies, and Phi Beta Lambda Professional Business Fraternity. Outside of clubs, you can find me lounging at the HUB, grabbing coffee at Redifer, or off exploring State College.

As a Scholar Assistant, I am really looking forward to creating new programs that will provide a meaningful college experience and help build a stronger Schreyer community. I love meeting fellow scholars, so if you ever see me on campus, please stop and say hello! If you have any questions, concerns, or just want to chat, feel free to contact me at

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Caleb Kwok Finance

Hello Schreyer Scholars! My name is Caleb Kwok, I am a sophomore majoring in Finance, and am very excited to serve as one of your Scholar Assistants this year. Over the past two years, Penn State and the Schreyer Honors College have opened so many doors for me, and I am looking forward to giving back to a community that gave so much to me.

On campus I am involved in the Schreyer Consulting Group, the Presidential Leadership Academy, Empower Orphans, and Alpha Kappa Psi professional business fraternity. After college I hope to pursue a career in management consulting. In my free time I enjoy swimming, photography, playing violin, and playing squash. I look forward to meeting many of you and if you have any questions or concerns, I can be reached at

Simmons SAs

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Alejandro Cuevas Industrial Engineering

Hola Schreyer! My name is Alejandro Cuevas; I'm a sophomore pursuing a degree in Security and Risk Analysis, with a focus on Cyber Security and Information. I'm passionate about finding exploits and security vulnerabilities and my goal is to apply this passion to the tech industry. I'm also a former LJSer (Leadership Jumpstart), and currently a member of the Presidential Leadership Academy.

I'm always trying to discover new things to do. In the fall of 2015, I participated in consulting case study competitions, entrepreneurship startups, coding events, and hackathons–among other things. Penn State is a great place to find out what you have a knack for, and as a Scholar Assistant I'm always willing to help students make the most of their college experience.

If you have any questions, concerns, doubts, or simply looking for something exciting to do, reach me at, chances are that you will always find something interesting going on!

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Lisa Gardner Undecided

Hello, fellow Schreyer Scholars! My name is Lisa Gardner and I'm so honored and excited to be serving as a Scholar Assistant this year! I am a sophomore in the Division of Undergraduate Studies with interests in healthcare, technology, engineering, social entrepreneurship, and public health.

I love finding different avenues to explore my passions. Last year as a freshman, I was part of the Leadership Jumpstart class. Currently, I am involved with the Triathlon Club and Innoblue, the Penn State entrepreneurship community. I am also doing research in the Health and Human Development Design for Impact Lab (HUDDIL).  Outside of clubs and classes, I enjoy having new experiences - whether it's traveling through one of the SHC travel programs (ask me about the Czech Republic) or learning something new from one of the Distinguished Honors Faculty Events.

I am looking forward to working with the other Scholar Assistants to help you make the most of your Penn State experience. If you have any questions, concerns, or just want to chat, feel free to contact me at See you soon!

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Kayla Rhea Business

Hello fellow Scholars!  My name is Kayla Rhea and I am very excited and honored to be serving as one of your Scholar Assistants this year. I am from Wappingers Falls, NY and am currently working toward a Business degree through the Smeal College of Business with hopes of pursuing an International Business minor.


I enjoy immersing myself in various activities and organizations to fulfill all of my interests, expand my knowledge and experiences, and meet new people. Last year I served on a THON Operations Committee, and continue to be involved with THON through my sorority, Alpha Xi Delta.  One of my primary focuses lies within Scholars Helping Scholars, where I serve as a trained helper to scholars in need of someone to talk to. I also love attending PSU fitness classes and concerts of all the wonderful artists and bands that travel to campus, feel free to join!

My college experience would not be nearly as amazing as it has been thus far without the Schreyer Honors College community.  The SHC has been such a motivating and supportive network and I strive to maintain those aspects for all of you.  Please feel free to reach out to me at, for anything at all!  I am a very friendly person that is always here as someone to talk to and am committed to making all of your experiences within the SHC the best they can be!

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