Ramya Balasubramanian is a senior from Cary, NC majoring in Chemical Engineering with minors in Biotechnology and Spanish. She attended Enloe High School where she was involved in a variety of service, health science related, and cultural organizations and has continued to pursue those interests in college. She has been involved in undergraduate research since her freshman year in areas ranging from gene editing in bacteria to identifying microbial contamination in the environment. She additionally serves as co-lead for the Guatemala Water Sources project within NC State’s Engineers Without Borders chapter and on the board of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers chapter. In her free time she enjoys spending time outdoors, finding new Spotify playlists, and thrifting!
Wednesday November 17th 9:30a-11:30a
Wednesday, October 24th, 10:30a-11:30a
Tuesday December 7th, 10:00a-11:00a
Vie Villafuerte is a senior majoring in Environmental Engineering in the transfer class of 2022. She was born in Peru but has been living in Charlotte, NC since she was fifteen years old. She transferred to NC State from Central Piedmont Community College. She has always had a passion for the environment and is eager to find solutions for environmental problems that will improve our natural world while protecting our public health. On campus, Vie is a Goodnight Ambassador and a Communications Assistant for the Goodnight Scholars Program, and a Sustainability Steward with the University Sustainability Office. In her free time, Vie enjoys painting with acrylics, talking with friends, and dancing as a stress reliever.
Friday November 12th, 12:0p-1:00p
Wednesday November 17th, 1:00p-2:00p
Friday November 19th, 12:00p-2:00p
Niambé James is a fourth-year Sustainable Materials and Technology major originally from Clayton, North Carolina. Her passion for sustainability started when she first learned about recycling in the first grade, and it has only grown since then. Thanks in part to an enrichment grant from the Goodnight Scholars Program, she had the opportunity to spend a semester studying in Adelaide, South Australia. On campus, Niambé keeps herself busy as a Sustainability Steward, a Social Innovation Fellow, a Goodnight Ambassador, and as the President of African Student Union. Outside of school she enjoys tending to her (many) plants and taking care of her Guinea Pigs.
Madison Darley is a junior in the Goodnight Scholars Class of 2023 from Charlotte, NC. She is studying Biological Sciences with a concentration in Human Biology and a minor in Psychology. She has the aspirations to diversify medicine by becoming a practicing physician that holistically treats and advocates for patients of color. She is a proud member of the Kappa Omicron Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, the current chair for Black Students Board, and a member of MAPS, Queen In You, and NAACP. When she has free time, she loves to spend time with her friends, sorority sisters, watching Netflix, as well as exploring Raleigh for the best eateries!