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Oh, the Places They’ll Go! URF Scholars Embark on New Adventures

As we bid a fond farewell to the graduating seniors whose paths through research, creative endeavor, and fellowships crossed ours, we take a moment to thank them for sharing their journeys with us, congratulate them on their remarkable achievements, and celebrate the exciting next steps that await them.

Here is a brief sample of some of our graduating or recently graduated URF Scholars’ future plans and destinations. If you are graduating senior or recent alum who has worked with our office, please take a moment to let us know where you’re headed. We’d be delighted to celebrate you, and we will update this page as more information comes in.

(4x5)Abreha-(2)Biruk Abreha COS’20
Summer Scholars Independent Research Fellowship, 2018; 2020 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow; 2020 GEM Fellow
PhD in Bioengineering, Stanford University

 

Kween Agba COS’19
PhD Neuroscience and Biology Programs, deciding between a few great choices!

 

 

(4x5)Ahmed_HaniHani Ahmed COE’20
MS Petroleum Engineering, University of Aberdeen

 

 

Donna Appiah Bouvé’20
BS, MPH at Northeastern

MD, University of California San Francisco

 

Austin Baggetta Bouvé’20
Advanced Research/Creative Endeavor Award; PEAK Experience: The Summit Award; NSF GRFP Honorable Mention
I am going to work for a year before applying to PhD programs.

 

(4x5)BoutrosChristine Boutros COS’17
Summer Scholars Independent Research Fellowship, 2017
MD/PhD, University of California San Francisco

 

 

Felipe Castellano-Macias COS ‘20

Felipe Castellano-Macias COS’19
Summer Scholars Independent Research Fellowship, 2018, 2019
MASt in Pure Mathematics (Tripos Part III), University of Cambridge

 

 

Edgar CastroEdgar Castro COE’20
PEAK Experiences Summit Award, Fall 2019
PhD in Public Health, Harvard University

 

 

(4x5)Catalina_SofiaSofia Catalina COE’20
Summer Scholars Independent Research Fellowship, 2019; 2020 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow; 2020 GEM Fellow
PhD in Materials Science, Stanford University

 

(4x5)Cookis-(4)Trinity Cookis COE/COS’20
Advanced Research/Creative Endeavor Award, Fall 2018; Summer Scholars Independent Research Fellowship, Summer 2019; PEAK Experiences Summit Award, Spring 2020; PEAK Experiences Shout-It-Out Award, 2020
PhD in Molecular Cell Biology, University of California Berkeley

 

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Simisola Familusi COE’20
Knight-Hennessy Scholarship Nominee
Currently unknown as my full-time job offer was put on indefinite hold due to the virus outbreak, and my graduate program of choice has delayed decision making until the end of May.

 

(4x5)FiandeiroMario Fiandeiro CSSH’20
JD, Harvard Law School

 

 

(4x5)FosterSuraya Foster COS’19
Early Research/Creative Endeavor Award, Fall 2016; Summer Scholars Independent Research Fellowship, 2017
MD, Newcastle University Medical School

 

Juan Gallego CSSH'20Juan Gallego CSSH’19
Truman Scholar 2019
Field organizer, Ed Markey for Senate

 

 

Tessa Griffin COS’20
Gilman Scholar, PEAK Experiences Summit Awardee Spring 2020
Working for a year at a cancer start-up and currently applying to medical school

 

 

Leila HabibLeila Habib COS’19
2020 Rhodes and Marshall Scholarship Nominee; 2018 Truman Scholarship Nominee; Service/Research Project 2018; Summer Scholars Independent Research Fellowship, 2018, 2019; Advanced Research/Creative Endeavor Award, Spring 2019
MPH in Community-Oriented Primary Care, George Washington University Milken School of Public Health

 

(4x5)Hausser-(1)Tallie Hausser DMSB’19
Summer Scholars Independent Research Fellowship, 2018; Critical Language Scholar
Master’s in Political and Economic Development, Columbia University/Sciences Po (Paris), as a Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellow in Arabic

 

Joshua HoffmanJoshua Hoffman Khoury’20
2020 Northeastern University Fulbright Nominee
PhD in Computer Science, University of Texas at Austin

 

 

(4x5)Husain_HumzaHumza Husain CSSH’20
JD, New York University, as a Root-Tilden-Kern Fellow in public interest law

 

 

Dustin Jamner Khoury’20
Advanced Research/Creative Endeavor Award, Summer 2016; Summer Scholars Independent Research Fellowship, 2019; 2020 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow
PhD in Computer Science, MIT

Jaclyn LongJaclyn Long COE/COS’20
2020 Marshall Scholarship Nominee
PhD in Immunology, Harvard University

 

 

(4x5)MaiaRyan Maia CSSH’19
Service/Research Project Award; Summer Scholars Independent Research Fellowship, 2017, 2018; Early Research/Creative Endeavor Award, Spring 2018; Truman Scholarship Nominee
MA in Development Studies, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (Geneva)

 

Fatuma Mohamed CSSH’20
Summer Scholars Independent Research Fellowship, 2019
Many things are undecided at the moment, but I hope to spend the next year working with immigrant/refugee communities and to head to grad school in either Spring 2021 or Fall 2021. 

 

Evan Mun COS’20
PEAK Experiences Summit Award, Spring 2020; 2020 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow
PhD in Bioengineering, Caltech

 

 

(4x5)NewmanRobert Newman COE’20
Advanced Research/Creative Endeavor Award, Spring 2019; PEAK Experiences Shout-It-Out Award, 2019-20
PhD in Chemical Engineering, Columbia University

 

(4x5)Onwubueke-(2)Chineme Onwubueke COS’20
Early Research/Creative Endeavor Award, Fall 2017; PEAK Experiences Summit Award, Fall 2019
MD, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine

 

 

Daniel OstbergDaniel Ostberg COE’20
Summer Scholars Independent Research Fellowship, 2016; PEAK Experiences Bridge-Builder Award, 2019-20
Associate, L.E.K. Consulting, Chicago, focused on the energy and agriculture sectors

 

(4x5)RipleyKatelyn Ripley COE’20
PhD in Chemical Engineering, MIT

 

 

 

(4x5)Sadlak_-NatalieNatalie Sadlak COS’19
Summer Scholars Independent Research Fellowship 2017
MD, Harvard University

 

 

Megan Scantlen COS’19
PhD in Biomedical Sciences, University of California San Francisco

 

 

Hugh Shirley COS’19
Service/Research Project Award; PEAK Experiences Award: Bridge-Builder; Advanced Research/Creative Endeavor Award, Summer 2018
Summer Scholars Independent Research Fellowship, 2019
MD, Harvard Medical School

 

(4x5)Singh_Kritika

Kritika Singh COE’20
2020 Rhodes Scholar; 2020 NIH OxCam Scholar; 2019 Truman Scholar; 2018 Goldwater Scholar; Summer Scholars Independent Research Fellowship, 2018; Advanced Research/Creative Endeavor Award, Spring 2018; Bridge-Builder Award, 2019, 2020
DPhil in Biomedical Sciences, University of Oxford

 

(4x5)SonRachel Son COS’20
Summer Scholars Independent Research Fellowship, 2016
MD, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine

 

 

(4x5)Stanley-(2)Julian Stanley COS’19
Summer Scholars Independent Research Fellowship 2016, 2017, 2019
Early Research/Creative Endeavor Award, Fall 2016, Spring 2017
PhD in Biology, MIT

 

Colton StevensColton Stevens DMSB’20
2020 Northeastern University Fulbright Nominee
Summer Scholars Independent Research Fellowship, 2018

MA in Resources, Environment, and Sustainability, University of British Columbia

 

(4x5)RickardStureborgRickard Stureborg COE’20
PEAK Experiences Summit Award, Fall 2019
PhD in Computer Science, Duke University

 

 

Michael TormeyMichael Tormey COE/CSSH’20
2020 Marshall Scholar
Summer Scholars Independent Research Fellowship, 2017
MSc in Transport Planning and Engineering, University of Leeds

 

(4x5)Wig_ElizabethElizabeth Wig COE’20
2018 Goldwater Scholar
2020 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow
2020 National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellow

PhD in Electrical Engineering, Stanford University

 

(4x5)WinterGavin Winter COE’20
Early Research/Creative Endeavor Award, Spring 2017; Goldwater Scholarship Nominee
PhD in Materials Science and Engineering, MIT

 

 

Claire WilliamsClaire Williams COS’20
Early Research/Creative Endeavor Award; Advanced Research/Creative Endeavor Award; Bridge-Builder Award; Goldwater Scholar; Mitchell Scholarship Nominee
Not decided (yet). I am hoping to enroll at Trinity College Dublin in Ireland for a Biodiversity and Conservation master’s degree. I received a prestigious Ernst Mayr Fellowship to return to Panama at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute this summer to collect follow-up data on my project about how the microbiome of a tropical lizard will respond to climate change. Thus far, the field season has been postponed until July but there’s still a chance I might be able to go. I am waiting to hear on funding – scholarship decisions have been delayed for my graduate school. Otherwise, I’ll spend the summer working on manuscripts — writing up work from my time in labs while an undergraduate at Northeastern.

Alix ZackonAlix Zackon COS’19
Physician Assistant Program, Penn State University