Samuel Olatunji

Honors Degree, Nursing

Point of Pride: I am most proud of an organization I started called “human.” (Instagram: @officialhumanbrand) with a fellow friend from UD. human. is a clothing brand that works to spread the message that regardless of all of our differences (e.g., religion, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, etc.), we are all equal at the end of the day.

What’s Next?  I am going to take my nursing licensing (NCLEX) exam shortly after graduation, and then I will begin working in Dover, Delaware as a nurse.

Audrey Ostroski

Honors Degree with Distinction, Marine Science

Point of Pride: Being recognized as a “Woman of Promise” by the faculty of the University of Delaware’s School of Marine Science and Policy. It is the perfect representation of all the hard work I have put into my undergraduate career at UD.

What’s Next?  I have a seasonal position with Environmental Consulting Service, Inc. I will be helping monitor fish populations in the Delaware River and Delaware Bay. After that is over, I will be applying to graduate schools so that I can get my Masters Degree in marine biology.

Caleb Owens

Honors Degree with Distinction, English, History, Philosophy

Points of Pride: Serving as Editor in Chief of The Review, in my junior year, was the thrill of my undergraduate career. But I am, probably, most proud of the senior thesis I recently successfully defended, on the philosophical underpinnings of “e-democracy,” which drew inspiration from a trip taken a summer ago to Estonia on a Plastino Award.

What’s Next? I will be serving with Americorps City Year, in Kansas, for at least the next year.

Madisen Panagoulias

Honors Degree, Medical Diagnostics

Point of Pride: I am most proud of my performance in the medical diagnostics major classes that have allowed me to gain valuable knowledge that I know I will be able to apply to my future career.

What’s Next? I will be taking a gap year to apply to Physician Assistant programs. During this time, I will he gaining clinical experience and patient contact hours as a Medical scribe at an ENT office in Connecticut.

Carly Patent

Honors Degree, English Education

Point of Pride: I am most proud of my involvement on the University of Delaware Club Tennis Team. I joined the fall of my sophomore year and was the Fundraising Chair during my junior year and am currently the Vice President. Not only did I meet new people, but I found my family in this team. We have been through it all together, and I am going to miss this team terribly but cannot wait to come back and see them succeed in years to come.

Brendan Pearl

Honors Degree, Finance

Point of Pride: What I am most proud of during my time at UD is my involvement with UDance and The B+ Foundation. I was lucky enough to serve on the UDance Executive Board for my last two years, in which we were able to raise over $4 million in the fight against childhood cancer. Being able to help those who need help while also being able to put a smile on the faces of the B+ Heroes is the best feeling in the world.

What’s Next? Working in an Analyst role with P/E Investments, LLC, a boutique asset management firm in Boston.

Christopher Pfeifer

Honors Degree, Biomedical Engineering

Point of Pride: Becoming a founding father of my fraternity. It’s been amazing seeing how much the organization has grown in the past few years and I look forward to seeing the last impact the founding fathers have left on the organization.

What’s Next? Continuing my work with Siemens Healthineers and enjoying some greatly missed time with my family. 

Desiderio Pilla

Honors Degree, Mechanical Engineering

Point of Pride: Winning 1st place at World Finals for Odyssey of the Mind during my sophomore year.

What’s Next? I am going to grad school at UD to pursue a Master of Science in Data Science.

Jared Pollack

Honors Degree, Finance & Management Information Systems

Point of Pride: Being elected as the Director of Finance for the Resident Student Association (RSA). The RSA is a student government organization that represents the interests of all UD residents and works to increase community engagement. I was elected as the Director of Finance for two years, where I managed the organization’s budget and grants. This experience allowed me to meet so many new people and to take on opportunities that I never would have had known about if I was not part of the RSA. Specifically, I was able to assist in managing over 16 councils with hundreds of students, attend national conferences with universities across the U.S., and help plan campus-wide events. This experience was truly incredible and one that I will always feel lucky to have.

What’s Next? I will be working as a Technology Risk Associate for KPMG. 

Arnav Prasad

Honors Degree with Distinction, Mechanical Engineering

Points of Pride: Being an undergraduate TA for several courses, helping share my knowledge with others. I’m also proud to have been the president of ASME at UD for two years, and helping to organize several on campus events for peers and prospective students.

What’s Next?  I’ll be staying at UD one last semester to finish my 4+1 for a Master’s in Mechanical Engineering. I will be starting full-time as an engineer at W.L.Gore & Associates in the winter of 2021!

Elizma Pretorius

Honors Degree, Biological Sciences

Sienna Pyle

Honors Degree with Distinction, Biomedical Engineering

Point of Pride: Working with Dr. Paul Quinn and Laurie Yarzab in the Infant Cognition laboratory was one of the most fulfilling experiences I had during my time at UD. I learned so much from working in this lab, and they really helped to cultivate my interest in cognition research.

What’s Next? Going to UPenn for a PhD in bioengineering.

Lucy Qi

Honors Degree, Neuroscience

Point of Pride: Being part of the University of Delaware Alternative Breaks (UDaB) organization as one of their site leaders. Joining UDaB and becoming a site leader has been one of the most influential and rewarding experiences that I have had and is one of the defining features of my undergraduate journey. I have grown so much as a person, facilitator and as a social justice advocate- lessons that I will bring with me and apply in my future journeys. Not only have I made life long friends but I have gotten the privilege to empower students on their social justice journeys as well. UDaB is so special and I am so honored to have been a part of it

What’s Next? I hope to continue conducting research while applying to medical schools for the 2021 year.

Jessica Rainey

Honors Degree with Distinction, Biological Sciences

Point of Pride: The completion and successful defense of my senior thesis with Dr. Laverty as my thesis director and mentor. It took many, many hours of work in the lab running experiments and collecting data, as well as many more hours of writing!

Nisha Raman

Honors Degree with Distinction, Chemical Engineering

Points of Pride: I’m most proud of the research I’ve done here (senior thesis!) and being President of Alpha Omega Epsilon, a professional/social sorority on campus that promotes female empowerment in STEM fields.

What’s Next? I’ll be working at Merck in Rahway, NJ as an Associate Scientist in Specialty Dosage Formulation.

Jordan Rampolla

Honors Degree, Biomedical Engineering

Point of Pride: Completing Senior Design with a working prototype!

Rachel Reynolds

Honors Degree, Cognitive Science & Bachelor of Arts, Psychology

Point of Pride: Working with Dr. Paul Quinn and Laurie Yarzab in the Infant Cognition laboratory was one of the most fulfilling experiences I had during my time at UD. I learned so much from working in this lab, and they really helped to cultivate my interest in cognition research.

What’s Next? I will be attending the University of Amsterdam (UvA) to pursue a research Masters Degree in Psychology, in the Brain and Cognition track.

Sarah Reynolds

Honors Degree with Distinction, French Studies & History

Point of Pride: I really loved connecting with others. Whether it was through class or my work as an RA or Writing Fellow, I really enjoyed making meaningful connections with the people around me.

What’s Next? I’ll be going for my B.S. in computer science at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University.

Gina Roslan

Honors Degree with Distinction, Nutrition & Medical Science

Points of Pride: All my experiences and memories from my time at UD. From holding leadership roles in the clubs Save 8 and Art League, to my research experience and completing a senior thesis, I am proud of everything I have accomplished during these past 4 years.

What’s Next? I will be attending Rutgers University to earn my PhD in Nutritional Sciences.

Nicole Rossi

Honors Degree with Distinction, Biological Sciences

Points of Pride: Starting the beginning of my senior year I became President of Tri-Beta Biological Honors Society’s Alpha Psi chapter at UD. I had the opportunity to be part of great organizations such as Scientista and Friends4friends. I was acknowledged as a woman of promise in STEM and received awards for presenting my research through UMBC and INBRE/Summer Scholars Undergraduate Research symposiums. I was a member of Dr. Melinda Duncan’s lab since I was a sophomore and was recently published in a paper investigating lens defects such as cataracts.

What’s Next? I will be working at the National Cancer Institute at the National Institute of Health for 2 years before heading off to graduate school.

Caitlin Rulli

Honors Degree, Dietetics

Point of Pride: I’m very proud to be a World Scholar! I was part of the first cohort that studied in Madrid, and I’ve been able to give back to the program by developing programming and interviewing the next class. Studying abroad twice has definitely made me a more patient, resilient person.

What’s Next? After graduation, I will be completing my Dietetic Internship at Montclair State University, my next step to becoming a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist.