Carnegie Mellon University

ACS Scholars Program

ACS Scholars are undergraduate seniors who embody Carnegie Mellon’s high standards of academic excellence, volunteerism, leadership and involvement in student organizations, athletics or the arts. They are selected each year by their deans and department heads to represent their class in service and leadership.

The Scholars Program was launched in 1975 and has recognized nearly 1,000 students to date. Each scholar receives a monetary award — made possible by the generosity of ACS members — to support their academic and personal growth.

Ian J. Asenjo 
Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences
History
Aspinwall, PA

Apeksha Atal 
Mellon College of Science
Biological Science
Pittsburgh, PA

Palak Bajaj 
College of Engineering 
Chemical Engineering
Monmouth Junction, NJ

Anthony "Tony" N. Bello
Tepper School of Business
Business Administration
Allison Park, PA

Samuel "Sam" B. Benger 
Tepper School of Business
Business Administration 
Hull, MA

Christina M. Cabana 
Mellon College of Science
Chemistry
Commack, NY

Emily M. Carvalho
College of Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Morris Plains, NJ

Sophia Cheng 
Tepper School of Business
Business Administration
Southampton, PA

Timothy R. Cote 
College of Engineering
Materials Science & Engineering 
Eau Claire, WI

Yulissa Cruz
College of Engineering
Civil & Environmental Engineering
New York, NY

Emily M. Ernst 
College of Fine Arts
Drama 
Cleveland, OH

Jacob W. Fulkerson
College of Fine Arts
Music
Temperance, MI

Sunny Gakhar
School of Computer Science
New Delhi, India

Kathryn "Katie" J. Hanson 
Mellon College of Science
Chemistry  
Scottsdale, AZ

Apoorva Havanur
Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Statistics (Engineering)
Santa Clara, CA

Davonne Henry
College of Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Philadelphia, PA

Kimberly "Kim" Hochstedler
Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Statistics
Mishawaka, IN

Emmett D. Horton
College of Engineering
Civil & Environmental Engineering
Charlotte, NC

Jenna K. Houston 
BXA Intercollege Degree Program
Gender Studies
Chester, NJ

Amber L. James 
Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences
English 
North Chesterfield, VA

Faith I. Kaufman
College of Fine Arts
Design
Blue Ash, OH

Aisha F. Kazi 
Carnegie Mellon University Qatar
Business Administration
Qatar

Jennifer N. Lott
College of Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Gibsonia, PA

Lydia A. Mankins 
School of Computer Science 
Cambridge, MA

Marina E. McIntosh 
College of Fine Arts
Architecture
Nashua, NH

Aisha H. Mohamed 
Carnegie Mellon University Qatar
Computer Science
Qatar

Sophie A. Nahrmann 
College of Fine Arts
Architecture
Billerica, MA

Amal R. Nanavati
School of Computer Science
Fremont, CA

Maria A. Navarro-Gutierrez 
Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences
History 
White Oak, PA

Eric P. Reeder 
College of Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Weston, MA

Ruth H. Scherr
BXA Intercollege Degree Program
Dramaturgy and Mathematical Sciences 
Woodbridge, VA

Cheyenne S. Shankle 
College of Engineering
Chemical Engineering
McDonald, PA

Cori P. Sidell 
Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Social & Decision Sciences
Redwood City, CA

Zachary C. Singer
Mellon College of Science
Mathematical Sciences
Plainsboro, NJ

Tara L. Stentz 
College of Engineering
Electrical & Computer Engineering
Pittsburgh, PA

Victor Tavarez 
Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Institute for Politics and Strategy
Ridgewood, NY

Mikaela L. Wolf-Sorokin 
Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences
History 
Brookline, MA

John "Fletcher" Woodruff
School of Computer Science
Seattle, WA

Riley Xu 
Mellon College of Science
Physics
Aston, PA

Yongyi Zhao 
College of Engineering
Electrical & Computer Engineering
Billerica, MA

Ana P. Aguilar 
College of Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Waterloo, Belgium

Muhammad Yousuf Akhlaq  
Carnegie Mellon University Qatar
Business Administration
Karachi, Pakistan

Laurel D. Beatty   
College of Fine Arts
Music Performance
Apollo, PA

Kate J. Beittenmiller
College of Engineering
Materials Science and Engineering
Bellaire, TX

Benjamin Chang
Tepper School of Business 
Industrial Management
Beijing, China

Erika Cox
BXA Intercollege Degree Programs 
Humanities and Arts 
Pennsburg, PA 

Radhika A. Dalal
Tepper School of Business 
Industrial Management 
Plainsboro, NJ

Melissa A. Eigen
College of Engineering 
Mechanical Engineering 
Conshohocken, PA 

Emmet A. Eldred
Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences
English
Hollidaysburg, PA

Mallory Evanoff
Mellon College of Science 
Biological Chemistry
Albuquerque, NM

Andreas M. Fatschel 
College of Engineering 
Biomedical Engineering/Mechanical Engineering 
Seven Fields, PA

Emily R. Helfer
Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Statistics
Copley, OH

Maya M. Holay
College of Engineering
Biomedical Engineering/Chemical Engineering
Barrington, IL 

Jacqueline P. Hudepohl 
Mellon College of Science
Math Sciences
Saratoga, CA

Arica Brianna Jackson 
College of Fine Arts 
Drama
Grand Rapids, MI

Yichu Jin
College of Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Jinzhou Liaoning, China

Emily E. Joyce
Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Institute for Politics and Strategy
Carlisle, PA

Ahmad J. Khanzada
College of Engineering 
Civil and Environmental Engineering 
Roslyn Heights, NY

Susheel K. Khetarpal
Mellon College of Science 
Biological Sciences 
Pittsburgh, PA

Brian Matthew Khoury
College of Engineering 
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Davenport, IA

Julie J. Kim
College of Engineering 
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Calgary, Canada

Kimberly "Kim" L. Kleiven
School of Computer Science
Whippany, NJ

Dhruva R. Krishna
Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences 
Philosophy
Scarsdale, NY

Ananya Kumar
School of Computer Science 
Singapore

Dianna Li
College of Engineering 
Chemical Engineering 
Nashua, NH

Benjamin Lichtman
School of Computer Science 
Merion Station, PA

Harsimran K. Minhas
Tepper School of Business
Industrial Management
Millburn, NJ

Louisa "Lisa" O'Brien Murphy
Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences 
Psychology
McLean, VA

Stephanie L. O'Neil 
Mellon College of Science 
Physics 
Concord, MA

David A. Ott 
College of Engineering 
Materials Science and Engineering
Glen Rock, NJ

Alexandra "Alex" R. Pasch
Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Institute for Politics and Strategy
Warren, NJ

Johnathan M. Roppo
College of Engineering 
Chemical Engineering 
Sewickley, PA

Amelia "Amy" M. Rosen
College of Fine Arts 
Architecture
Los Angeles, CA

Gujri K. Singh
Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences 
Economics
West Windsor, NJ

Robert "Rob" J. Stephens
Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences
History 
Fayetteville, GA 

Chrystal G. Thomas
Mellon College of Science 
Biological Sciences
Spring Valley, NY

Lauren J. Valley
College of Fine Arts 
Art
Cheswick, PA

Ariana Y. Weinstock
School of Computer Science 
Brookline, MA 

Joshua J. Zak
Mellon College of Science 
SHS/Chemistry
Pittsburgh, PA

Lauren P. Zemering
College of Fine Arts 
Design
Keller, TX

Jessica E. Bergson 
College of Fine Arts 
Drama 
Huntington, NY 

Sana Zeenal Britto
Carnegie Mellon University 
Business Administration 
Doha, Qatar 

Yiqun Cao
Tepper School of Business 
Industrial Management 
Suzhou, China 

Maggie Chen
College of Engineering
Chemical Engineering 
Elmhurst, NY 

William P. Crichton 
School of Computer Science 
Computer Science 
Clive, IA 

Zachary T. Fifer 
College of Fine Arts 
Drama 
Indianapolis, IN 

Rachel M. Freer
College of Engineering
Materials Science & Engineering 
York, PA 

Zora H. Gilbert
Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences  
Philosophy 
Minneapolis, MN 

Molly E. Griggs 
College of Fine Arts 
Drama 
Fayetteville, NC 

Alex B. Gurvich 
Mellon College of Science 
Physics 
Port Jefferson, NY 

Linus U. Hamilton 
Carnegie Mellon University 
Science & Humanities Scholar 
Hyattsville, MD 

Christopher D. Herrera
College of Engineering
Civil & Environmental Engineering
Miami, FL 

Jillian R. Jaycox
Mellon College of Science
Biological Sciences
West Chester, PA

Nivetha Kannan
College of Fine Arts 
Art 
Monmouth Junction, NJ 

Swetha Kannan
College of Fine Arts
Art 
Monmouth Junction, NJ 

Kevin M. Karol
Carnegie Mellon University
Computer Science & Arts
Fair Haven, NJ

Joshua M. Kubiak 
College of Engineering 
Materials Science & Engineering 
Lake Charles, LA 

Alexis A. Larry 
School of Computer Science 
Computer Science 
Houston, TX 

Justin L. Lee 
Mellon College of Science 
Chemistry
Hong Kong 

Jia Jun Brandon Lum
School of Computer Science 
Computer Science
Singapore 

Anna V. Mirabella
College of Engineering 
Mechanical Engineering 
Palo Alto, CA 

Rudina Morina
College of Engineering 
Electrical and Computer Engineering
San Jose, CA 

Rubini Naidu
Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences  
Psychology 
Novi, MI 

Alexandra N. Newby 
College of Engineering 
Chemical Engineering 
Pittsburgh, PA

Danae E. Paparis 
College of Fine Arts 
Design
Wilmington, DE 

Eric S. Parigoris
College of Engineering
Mechanical Engineering 
Kings Park, NY 

Lucy Pei
Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences  
History 
Princeton Junction, NJ 

Peyton J. Randolph 
School of Computer Science 
Computer Science 
Panama City Beach, FL 

Laura E. Scherb 
Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences  
English 
Jeannette, PA 

Nitsan Shai
College of Engineering 
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Palo Alto, CA 

Paige E. Sieffer 
College of Engineering 
Civil & Environmental Engineering 
Ann Arbor, MI 

Brian J. Sinko
Tepper School of Business 
Industrial Management 
Valley Stream, NY 

Ashley K. Sobhani
Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences  
Bethesda, MD 

Thomas F. Sterling 
College of Fine Arts 
Architecture 
Hummelstown, PA 

Noel B. Um 
Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences  
History 
Charlestown, MA 

David A. Vinson
Mellon College of Science 
Chemistry 
Delaware, OH

Jessica M. Wallach 
Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences  
Social and Decision Sciences 
Pittsburgh, PA 

Alyssa Wang
College of Fine Arts 
Music 
Danville, CA 

Harold Max S. Wilsey 
School of Computer Science 
Computer Science 
Cumming, GA 

Patricia A. Xu 
College of Engineering 
Materials Science & Engineering
Cupertino, CA 

Ronald J. Yurko
Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences 
Statistics 
Irwin, PA