Amy Dinh is a second-year microbiology major in the class of 2024. She was born in Vietnam but immigrated to the United States when she was three years old where she was raised in Charlotte, NC. After graduating from Olympic High School, Amy knew she wanted to go into a STEM field where she could help the people around her. She had always wanted to work in a hospital and she had a special fascination for microbial science, so she hopes to one day become a clinical microbiologist. Here at NC State and within the Goodnight Scholars Program, she has served as an ambassador and a Durham Boys and Girls Club tutor. In her free time, she enjoys thrifting, trying new foods, messing around with her film camera, and watching movies! Contact Amy today!
Wednesday, October 13th, 2:00-4:00 PM
Wednesday, October 27th, 2:00-4:00 PM
Elisabeth Kitchin is a junior majoring in Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems from Newland, NC. She grew up on a small farm where she spent her childhood working in the gardens, learning about native plants, and foraging. Ellie was inspired to pursue a career in sustainable agriculture after seeing the need for more eco-friendly farming practices in the United States. She plans on pursuing a Ph.D. in sustainable agriculture and hopes to one day work as a researcher focused on agroecology and sustainable farming alternatives. Ellie currently serves as the president for Epsilon Eta, the environmental honors fraternity, and the philanthropy chair for Sigma Alpha, the agricultural professional sorority on campus. In her free time, Ellie plays for the NCSU Women’s club rugby team, and enjoys cooking, spending time outdoors, and sewing. Contact Ellie today!
Tuesday, October 12th, 2:00-4:00 PM
Tuesday, October 19th, 2:00-4:00 PM
Zachary Boulton is a mechanical engineering major, class of 2023. Zachary lived his whole life in Charlotte before attending the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics and subsequently NC State. He has been interested in engineering since his involvement in Science Olympiad throughout high-school. It was through Science Olympiad and NCSSM that he discovered a passion for making, inventing, and programming (which has inspired him to add a programming minor). Zachary is currently an ambassador and mentor for the Goodnight Scholars Program, as well as a member of the bionic prosthetics club, Pack Bionics. In his free time, Zachary enjoys playing video games, playing Dungeons and Dragons, and watching science videos on youtube for fun that have nothing to do with his major. Contact Zachary today!
Monday, October 11th, 1:00-3:00 PM
Monday, October 18th, 1:00-3:00 PM
Laura Gomez Rodriguez is a biological engineering major in the class of 2023. Laura is originally from Colombia but grew up in Asheboro, NC. Before starting at State she graduated from Asheboro High School. Her passion for the environment and finding solutions to environmental issues led her to pursue her major. She has had the opportunity to travel to both Costa Rica and Trinidad to further explore her interests. Along with being a Goodnight Ambassador she is also a WMEP (Women and Minority Engineering Program) mentor, Grand Challenge Scholar, BAE (Biological and Agricultural Engineering) Ambassador, and part of Engineers Without Borders. In her free time she enjoys hiking, hanging out with friends, and learning new languages. Contact Laura today!
Wednesday, October 20th, 3:00-5:00 PM
Friday, October 29th, 3:00-5:00 PM
Ruben Pelayo Quezada is an Aerospace Engineering major in the class of 2024 cohort. He is originally from the small town of Dallas and, ever since a young age, always wanted to understand the dynamics of an airplane and other flying structures. Before NC State, he graduated from Highland School of Technology in the Computer Engineering pathway. He was also the lead programmer for the school’s Vex Robotics club. After his high school experience, Ruben knew he wanted to be both hands on and software adept for his Aerospace Engineering career. Currently, he is a Goodnight Ambassador for the Goodnight Scholars Program, and part of the experimental payload group for the High Powered Rocketry Club. In his free time, he loves to cook, bake, and do fun outside activities. Contact Ruben today!
Tuesday, October 19th, 5:00-7:00 PM
Tuesday, October 26th, 5:00-7:00 PM