Carnegie Mellon University
March 14, 2022

Five Dietrich College Alumni Named Tartans on the Rise

Five recent graduates of the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences have been named to Carnegie Mellon University’s inaugural class of Tartans on the Rise.

Tartans on the Rise celebrates recent alumni who are making an impact in their organizations and in their communities, across the nation and around the world through leadership, innovation and career achievements.

“I join the entire Carnegie Mellon University community in celebrating the inaugural class of Tartans on the Rise and all that they have accomplished so far,” said CMU President Farnam Jahanian. “These extraordinary Tartans represent some of our most promising recent alumni, who are pushing boundaries in science, the arts, business, technology, health care, inclusion and so much more. I am tremendously excited by all that they’ll make possible in the decades to come through their passion, creativity and leadership.”

Read more about Tartans on the Rise across the university and meet the Dietrich College honorees:


Sam Hashemi (SCS 2008, DC 2008)
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Felt


Candice Morgan (DC 2004)
Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Partner, GV (Google Ventures)


Jamie Quinterno (DC 2012)
Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer, PECA Labs


Leslie Sainz (DC 2013)
Poet and Managing Editor, New England Review


Sam Ventura (MCS 2010; DC 2011, 2015)
Vice President of Hockey Strategy and Research, Buffalo Sabres