Carnegie Mellon University

The 2018 Dietrich College Honors Fellows

May 21, 2018

Three English Juniors Named Dietrich College Honors Fellows

By Stefanie Johndrow

Nine distinguished Carnegie Mellon University juniors will spend the summer working on research and creative projects that span across the college’s various disciplines, including psychology, international relations, creative writing and more. English majors Brian Bizier, Paloma Sierra Hernandez, and Maggie Mertz are among this group of students.

The students’ work is funded through the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences Honors Fellowship, an extension of the college’s Senior Honors Program, and gives the fellows a head start on their thesis development. 

“The Dietrich College Honors Fellowship supports some of our most promising and interesting honors research projects by giving the students a summer stipend to get a head start on their work, receive additional mentoring and have access to networking opportunities,” said Brian Junker, associate dean for academic affairs. “Past fellows have continued their work in medical school, in graduate studies in psychology and economics, as a Fulbright scholar, an international design researcher, an entrepreneur who founded two tech startups, a Luce scholar, a filmmaker and more.”

Learn more about the Honors Fellows