The Goodnight Scholars Program celebrates its fifth graduating class.
This year, the Goodnight Scholars Program bids farewell to the Class of 2016. Comprised of future pediatricians, software developers, and public educators, the Class of 2016 marks the Program’s fifth graduating class. Each individual graduate, as well as their degree and future plans, is alphabetically listed below by first name.
Alexander Yadon, Electrical and Computer Engineering & Political Science: Alex will be pursuing a career with the U.S. Intelligence Community.
Amar Arafat, Biomedical Engineering: Amar will be attending Campbell University’s School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lillington, North Carolina.
Andrea Irving, Chemical Engineering & International Studies with an East and Southeast Asia concentration: Andrea is currently seeking employment opportunities in her field.
Andrew Martin, Mechanical Engineering: Andrew is currently seeking employment opportunities in his field.
Anna Dubovitskaya, Computer Science: Anna will be working as a software engineer for Cisco Systems in San Jose, California.
Brandon Lockee, Electrical & Computer Engineering: Brandon will be working as a project engineer for CITI, LLC in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Brittany Besser, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering: Brittany will be attending the College of William & Mary Law School in Williamsburg, Virginia to study intellectual property and patent law.
Brooke Wilner, Aerospace Engineering & English Literature: Brooke will be attending the Emory University School of Law in Altanta, Georgia to study intellectual property and patent law.
Caitlin West, Civil Engineering: Caitlin will be working as a structural engineering project manager for Summit Engineering in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Caroline Trader, Biochemistry & Biological Sciences & Polymer and Color Chemistry: Caroline is preparing to apply for medical school in June 2016 in hopes of becoming a pediatrician.
Chiuwen Thor, Chemical Engineering: Chiuwen will be working as a chemical engineer for Eastman Chemical Company in Kingsport, Tennessee.
Dana Moore IV, Master’s in Computer Science: Dana will be working as a software developer for Amazon’s Computer Vision & Machine Learning department.
Elaina Philpott, Biological Sciences: Elaina is currently pursuing graduate school for bioinformatics.
Gift Coker, Bioprocessing Science: Gift is currently pursuing a career in manufacturing and quality management in the pharmaceutical industry.
James Schaefer, Textile Engineering & Computer Science: James will be working with the Venture for America Fellowship.
Jeb Smith, Civil Engineering: Jeb will be pursuing employment in Charlotte, North Carolina as a site civil engineer.
Jeremy Whitaker, Chemical Engineering with a Nanoscience concentration: Jeremy will be working as a chemical engineer for Eastman Chemical Company in Kingsport, Tennessee.
John Fee, Statistics: John is currently choosing between career options as a data analyst for Fast Enterprises, Epic, and AlphaSights.
Jose Medrano, Physics: Jose is pursuing a teaching position with Chungdahm Learning in South Korea.
Keith Loomis, Mechanical Engineering: Keith will be working as a nuclear engineer for the Naval Sea Systems Command at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth, Virginia.
Kelsey Reppert, Applied Mathematics: Kelsey is pursuing a career in applied mathematics and software development.
Leighanne Davis, Biomedical Engineering: Leighanne is currently deciding to either attend Columbia University for her Master’s in biomedical engineering or work full-time in design or product development engineering for a medical device company.
Mackenzie Dougherty, Computer & Electrical Engineering: Mackenzie will be working as an engineer for Signalscape in Cary, North Carolina.
Martha Hunt, Biological Sciences with a Human Biology concentration: Martha will be working as a CNA for Piedmont Cosmetic Surgery and Dermatology and as an EMT in preparation for medical school in fall 2017.
Mary Brown, Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology: Mary will be studying anatomy, physiology, and genetics at Oxford University in the United Kingdom.
Michelle Myers, Plant Biology & General Anthropology: Michelle will be pursuing her PhD in ethnobotany.
Noelle Griffin, Biology with a Human Biology concentration: Noelle is currently working as an EMT and will be applying to PA schools.
Owen Martin, Mechanical Engineering: Owen will be working as a quality assurance associate for the Prometheus Group in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Peyton Youmans, Mechanical Engineering: Peyton will be working as an intern for Burns & McDonnell’s Onsite Energy and Power Group in Fort Worth, Texas.
Ravyn Njagu, Biological Sciences with a Human Biology concentration: Ravyn will be attending Duke University’s School of Medicine in Durham, North Carolina.
Rebekah Harmon, Animal Science: Rebekah will be working with The Summit Church’s NC State College Ministry in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Robert Baraldi, Mathematics: Robert will be attending graduate school for applied mathematics at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington.
Robert Tucker, Computer & Electrical Engineering: Robert will be working as a project engineer for PowerServices, Inc. in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Ryan Bolick, Biomedical Engineering: Ryan is currently pursuing a career as an engineer for a medical device company.
Scott Amoriello, Animal Science: Scott is currently pursuing his CNA certification.
Seth Troxler, Computer Engineering: Seth will be pursuing his Master’s in Computer Engineering with a networking concentration at NC State.
Shannon Atako, Elementary Education with a STEM concentration: Shannon is currently pursuing an elementary teaching position in Wake County.
Tayyab Hussain, Chemical Engineering: Tayyab will continue his work as co-founder, CEO, and president of the Board of Directors for Trakex.
Tyler Maltba, Mathematics: Tyler will attend graduate school at NC State in pursuit of his PhD in mathematics.
Victoria Le, Environmental Science: Victoria will attend graduate school at UNC Chapel Hill in pursuit of her Master’s in international education.