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Richmond Scholars Class of 2024

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Maniha Zehra Akram

Hometown: Rawalpindi, Pakistan

Academic areas of interest: Mathematical Economics

Favorite thing about UR so far: The professors! They're incredibly supportive and they genuinely seem to care about how their students are doing.

 

headshotAbbey Alvarado

Hometown: Lombard, Illinois

Academic areas of interest: Psychology, French, and Criminology

Favorite thing about UR so far: I love the people that I've met. Everyone is so kind, passionate, engaged, and friendly. I love being surrounded by motivated peers who are just as excited about your academic and personal growth as you are.

 

headshotKatie Baker

Hometown: Chagrin Falls, Ohio

Academic areas of interest: Environmental Studies, Biology, and Leadership Studies

Favorite thing about UR so far: The thing that I have loved the most about UR so far is the amazing community of people that I have met through my classes and extracurriculars.

 

headshotYagmur Bingul

Hometown: Istanbul, Turkey

Academic areas of interest: Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Computer Science

Favorite thing about UR so far: Despite only being here for a short semester, I have been able to develop relationships with people that I think will last a lifetime. Being surrounded by nature, walking by the geese, and seeing the beautiful lake every day are some of the small things that keep me motivated.

 

headshotAndrew Brady

Hometown: Oak Ridge, Tennessee

Academic areas of interest: Math and Computer Science

Favorite thing about UR so far: The professors.

 

headshotGrace Chahal

Hometown: Greely, Colorado

Academic areas of interest: Sociology and Healthcare Studies

Favorite thing about UR so far: The people I've met here! Both the professors and students have been welcoming and understanding!

 

headshotSolace Church

Hometown: Floyd, Virginia

Academic areas of interest: Global Studies

Favorite thing about UR so far: The people and community I have met.

 

headshotTsering Cole

Hometown: Baltimore, Maryland

Academic areas of interest: As of now I gravitate towards biology and leadership on a pre-med track, but the liberal arts experience allows me to continue my love for public health since high school through my Endeavor courses.

Favorite thing about UR so far: I love how passionate my professors are. Their enthusiasm continues to motivate students like me to push ourselves beyond our comfort level and really discover our interests whether it be through personal conversations with them, internship opportunities, or sharing varied course material that connects our classes to the real world.

headshotIoana Cristescu

Hometown: Dumbravita, Romania

Academic areas of interest: Computer Science, Mathematics, Integrated Science, and Business Administration

Favorite thing about UR so far: The people and how they are willing to help, but also the campus itself.

headshotParker Ernst

Hometown: Chagrin Falls, Ohio

Academic areas of interest: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Favorite thing about UR so far: The professors who help to build a sense of community and are very passionate about their subjects.

 

headshotJordan Jones

Hometown: Poquoson, Virginia

Academic areas of interest: Global Studies, Political Science, Latin American and Iberian Studies, and Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies

Favorite thing about UR so far: My 7:30 am comparative politics class with Dr. Martha Merritt.

 

headshotKarthik Lalwani

Hometown: Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Academic areas of interest: Chemistry, Spanish, and Computer Science

Favorite thing about UR so far: I have enjoyed being able to interact with professors and peers on-campus, and my favorite thing has been being able to meet others through various clubs, some of which have attempted to safely host in-person activities despite the restrictions.

 

headshotMia Lazar

Hometown: Blacksburg, Virginia

Academic areas of interest: History, Math, and Film 

Favorite thing about UR so far: The people!

 

headshotGabriel Matthews

Hometown: Huntingtown, Maryland

Academic areas of interest: Philosophy and Theatre

Favorite thing about UR so far: The professors!

 

headshotAlexandra Overby

Hometown: Manchester, Maryland

Academic areas of interest: Cognitive Science and Music

Favorite thing about UR so far: The music and theatre departments!

 

headshotNoah Robinson

Hometown: Mechanicsville, Virginia

Academic areas of interest: Medicine, Chemistry, Chinese, and Music

Favorite thing about UR so far: A lot of my interests don't necessarily overlap, but UR offers plenty of opportunities to explore and satisfy academic curiosity. For instance, I've heard how easy it is to research and study abroad, and I look forward to participating in those activities soon.

 

headshotDaniel Verdi do Amarante

Hometown: Pouso Redondo, Brazil

Academic areas of interest: Computer Science, Cognitive Science, and Biology

Favorite thing about UR so far: The people: every student, staff, and faculty I had contact with was always kind and willing to help me with the start of my UR journey!

 

headshotHannah Wang

Hometown: Phoenix, Maryland

Academic areas of interest: Business Administration, Marketing, Leadership Studies, and Dance

Favorite thing about UR so far: Meeting new people and getting to take a wide variety of classes.

 

headshotHelen Xia

Hometown: Coppell, Texas

Academic areas of interest: Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Leadership Studies

Favorite thing about UR so far: My favorite thing about UR so far is the close-knit community. I've been able to build close relationships with many fellow students and professors. I've made so many new friends from all around the world and interacted with my professors on such a personalized basis that has inspired a heightened passion for the subjects I'm learning.