Next Cohort of Dietrich Scholars Begin Studies
Carnegie Mellon University welcomes the second cohort of Dietrich College Scholars, who represent an exemplary group of doctoral students pursuing their degrees in the humanities and social sciences.
“The program raises the visibility of our scholars and allows them to share, learn and potentially collaborate on future research,” said Ayana Ledford, associate dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences.
The scholars represent seven Dietrich College departments that offer Ph.D. programs. The fellowship provides a pathway to success through financial support, opportunities to expand networks and professional development.
One of the scholars is Philosophy student, Emily Pasetes.
Emily Pasetes will begin their doctoral program in the Department of Philosophy, focusing their work on epistemology. Pasetes received bachelor’s degrees in philosophy and engineering physics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
“I'm excited about CMU's emphasis on interdisciplinarity, and I think the Dietrich College Scholars program really highlights that,” said Pasetes. “It seems easy to get pretty insular with graduate studies, so it's super cool that this program exists to open up a breadth of study and interaction.”