Ramya Balasubramanian is a junior in the class of 2022 from Cary. After graduating from Enloe High School, she joined NC State to study chemical engineering and Spanish. In the Goodnight Scholars Program, she serves as an ambassador and mentor. She is also part of the University Honors Program and the Ben Franklin Scholars Program. Outside of the classroom, she is a member of Engineers Without Borders as a part of the Guatemala Water Sources team and as the chapter’s partnerships director. She is also a member of the Spanish-focused service club, Volar, Service Raleigh, and serves as an ambassador for the Chemical Engineering department. Ramya is involved in undergraduate research and has interests in microbiology, biotechnology, and sustainable development. She loves to travel and enjoys biking, hiking, and reading in her free time. Contact Ramya today!
Lucas Embry is a mechanical engineering major in the class of 2022. Lucas is from the city of Graham and wanted to study engineering at NC State for as long as he can remember. Before coming to NC State, Lucas graduated from the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics. It was there where he discovered a passion for leadership and service. Lucas currently serves as a chair for Service Raleigh, the largest student run service organization in North Carolina. He is also an ambassador and mentor for the Goodnight Scholars Program, as well as an active member of the electric vehicle club, SolarPack. In his free time, Lucas enjoys NC State football, searching through record stores, wildlife photography, and reciting 80’s music from memory. Contact Lucas today!
Christian Kennedy is a civil engineering major with a focus on structures from the transfer class of 2021. Christian has served as both an ambassador and a mentor for the Goodnight Scholars Program and has attended several Goodnight trips including North Carolina: Mountains to Coast, Fostering STEM Futures, and Mayventure: Vancouver. In 2021, Christian will lead Fostering STEM Futures and coordinate STEM workshops for children in foster care. Through his experiences in the Goodnight Scholars community, Christian has developed a passion for STEM outreach and getting students across North Carolina excited for careers in STEM and college. In his free time, Christian enjoys playing video games, hanging out with friends, and fishing. Contact Christian today!
Lacey Malinsky is a part of the class of 2022 from the small town of Lumberton. She is majoring in biological sciences with a concentration in physiology and neurobiology, as well as minoring in biotechnology and nonprofits studies. Lacey has been involved on campus as a Service Raleigh Committee member, an undergraduate researcher in the Research Packtrack Program, and as a tutor for the TRIO Student Support Services. In her free time, she enjoys exercising, binge watching series on Netflix and Hulu, and exploring Raleigh with her friends. Contact Lacey today!
Selma Okyere-Badoo is part of the class of 2022, which she believes is the best class! She is from Cary and graduated from Panther Creek High School, so home is right down the road. She is currently pursuing a double major in biochemistry and Spanish language and literature. Selma is also involved with different on-campus organizations, specifically service-focused ones like Service Raleigh and Voluntarios Ahora en Raleigh (VOLAR). She loves learning new languages and about different cultures, traveling, going to concerts, and watching shows as part of a binge-watching marathon! Contact Selma today!
Bhairavy Puviindran is a junior in the Goodnight Scholars Program and University Scholars Program class of 2022. After graduating from Carrboro High School, she decided to pursue biomedical engineering with minors in global health, tissue engineering, and microbiology at NC State. Within the Goodnight Scholars Program, she is a mentor and ambassador. This year, she is the community involvement co-chair of Service Raleigh, co-director of Navarasa, fundraising and finance chair of Wolf de Nakhre, ambassador for the NC State-UNC Joint BME Program, and member of the Helping Hands Project. Bhairavy conducts research within BME, and participated in the University of Virginia’s Wireless Health REU in 2019. She is a proud Canadian who was born and raised in Toronto, an avid foodie, and enjoys dancing, hiking, reading, and binge watching Netflix. Contact Bhairavy today!