Carnegie Mellon University
May 13, 2019

Graduates Share Stories of Their CMU Experience

Students graduating in Carnegie Mellon University's Class of 2019 have come a long way. Here are some of their stories.

Samuel Belaye

When he received an acceptance letter to Carnegie Mellon University and an offer for a Presidential scholarship, Samuel Belaye thought it was a mistake.

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Debi Bhanja

A good doctor must be driven and committed to helping others. Carnegie Mellon University senior Debi Bhanja is both.

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Tanvi Bajpai

Tanvi Bajpai

Tanvi Bajpai, who came to Carnegie Mellon University to become a software engineer and discovered a passion for teaching in the process, will receive the 2019 K&L Gates Prize.

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Nikhita Bhagwat

Nikhita Bhagwat dedicated her architecture master’s thesis to a 16-week independent study project that allowed her to document and design a teaching hospital in rural Haiti.

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Alexandra and Gabriel Gerson

Graduate school is unlike any other experience. That uniqueness grows even more when your spouse joins the same cohort in an MBA program.

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Zain Islam-Hashmi

Zain Islam-Hashmi has created his niche as an architect of fashion, who creates clothing and wardrobe ensembles with materials like resin, cement and plexiglass.

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Seth Henry

Seth Henry served as competition director for the Western Pennsylvania Spring Sectional Games for Special Olympics of Pennsylvania..

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Laura Kelly

Laura Kelly

Laura Kelly, associate director of social media for Carnegie Mellon University, is taking this weekend off from working in order to march with the Class of 2019 and receive her MBA. 

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Christina Ou

The electrical and computer engineering student traveled to Zimbabwe with Engineers Without Borders to complete a solar streetlight project helping a community of 2,000 people in Nyadire.

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Jake Poser

Most students graduate before starting their first job. But Poser is returning with a month of Big Apple experience tucked into his cap and gown.

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David White

For most students, attending college is a transformational experience. But for David White, the past four years at Carnegie Mellon University have transformed him more than most.

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