Jason Sastre

Honors Degree, Psychology & Spanish Studies


Ellen Schenk

Honors Degree, Math and Economics & Honors Degree, Public Policy

Point of Pride: I think I am most proud of being nominated for and receiving the Woody Sprague Memorial Award for Outstanding Munson Fellow. I was honored to know that I had exemplified similar characteristics in the Munson Fellow position that Woody Sprague had, and that others had recognized that!

What’s Next? This summer I have a virtual internship with the Center for Economic Competitiveness, and then will be back at UD to finish my 4+1 in Public Policy.

Alyssa Schiff

Honors Degree, Environmental Studies & Ancient Greek and Roman Studies

Point of Pride: My research project with Dr. Victor Perez, where we explored environmental justice in Delaware through narratives in local news media. I am also proud of my involvement in volunteer organizations such as Alpha Phi Omega and Strong #LikeaGirl. Volunteering in and around Delaware has really changed and added to my UD experience, as I got to feel like a real community member at UD, in Newark, and in Delaware.

What’s Next? I’ll be attending The New School in Manhattan for my MS in Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management.

Erin Schultze

Honors Degree, Medical Diagnostics & Bachelor of Arts, Liberal Studies

Point of Pride: During my time at UD, I have cherished the opportunity to advise younger pre-med students as a Pre-Health LLC Peer Mentor through assistance in course scheduling, personal statements, resume building, and applying to the Medical Scholars Program. I have also thoroughly enjoyed tutoring several classes in the Medical Diagnostics Department, such as Clinical Physiological Chemistry, Hematology, Immunohematology, and Medical Microbiology.

What’s Next? I will be attending Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University.

Matthew Shaffer

Honors Degree, Chemical Engineering

What’s Next? I have a position as a Process Engineer at Axens North America in Princeton, NJ.

Emily Shangle

Honors Degree, Exercise Science

Point of Pride: All the times I pushed myself to be involved in multiple organizations and take on leadership roles. As an executive officer in Alpha Delta Pi I was able to challenge myself and grow as a leader, friend, and UD student.

What’s Next? I’m going to Salus University to get my Masters Degree in Occupational Therapy.

Jordan Shuff

Honors Degree, Biomedical Engineering

Point of Pride: I am proudest of my leadership within Engineers Without Borders. I served as a project manager for the Malawi Potable Water Project, and during my time, I worked with 4 communities in rural Malawi to build deep-well, potable water systems capable of supplying water to 1000 people.

What’s Next? I will be a graduate student at Johns Hopkins Center of Biomedical Innovation and Design, where I will be designing solutions to major challenges global human health.

Shruti Sirapu

Honors Degree, Neuroscience & Bachelor of Arts, Biological Sciences

Point of Pride: Being on the executive board for Friends 4 Friends, an organization that focuses on spreading mental health awareness and resources.

What’s Next? I will be attending medical school at Sidney Kimmel Medical College.

Jaclyn Soulas

Honors Degree with Distinction, Pre-Veterinary Medicine

Point of Pride: As a sophomore at UD, I joined a biomedical engineering research lab under the mentorship of Dr. Megan Killian. This experience became fundamental to my time at UD, as I spent the next years working on research that ultimately culminated in writing my thesis to pursue an Honors Degree with Distinction! I am proud of everything that I have learned and have been able to complete in the lab, especially being able to present my research at the Orthopaedic Research Society conference this year. I am so grateful for Dr. Killian and my other mentors, both faculty and students, that have guided me through this experience!

What’s Next? I will be attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, where I am pursuing my lifelong dream of becoming a veterinarian.

Madisyn Steinberg

Honors Degree, Marketing

Point of Pride: I really enjoyed being the first-ever Band Manager for the University of Delaware Marching Band. It was such a wonderful opportunity to take on administrative responsibility and enact meaningful change in an organization that means so much to me.

What’s Next? I will be working as an Assistant Buyer for Burlington.

Hannah Stetson

Honors Degree, Cognitive Science

Point of Pride: The leadership roles I have held during my time at UD, including being President of Alpha Delta Pi Sorority and serving as a Blue Hen Leadership Service Leader for this past winter’s trip focusing on disaster relief in Puerto Rico. I am also proud that I was able to hold these leadership positions and fully immerse myself in UD campus life while remaining in the Honors Program all four years.

What’s Next? I will be attending Boston University this fall to get my Masters Degree in Speech-Language Pathology.

Jenna Stiansen

Honors Degree, Accounting

Points of Pride: I am a member of the UD Swim Club and Alpha Phi Omega, a co-ed community service fraternity. I joined them both during the fall of freshman year and been involved in them throughout my four years at UD. I studied abroad in Winter of 2018 to Italy on a business and English trip. I learned a lot about the Italian culture, made new friends, and caught the travel bug! I made great relationships with my accounting professors, especially Jeff Gillespie. He was always encouraging and helpful with anything from classes, advisement, internships, or just life advice.

What’s Next? I will be working at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Philadelphia.

Alexia Stock

Honors Degree with Distinction, Civil Engineering

Point of Pride: I am most proud of my involvement in Engineers Without Borders for the partnerships we have fostered internationally, locally, and within our student body. Working to become a leader myself and foster growth in our membership has been incredibly fulfilling, and I am very proud to lead our organization as President this year.

What’s Next? I’ll be attending the University of Canterbury in New Zealand to study for a PhD in Disaster Risk & Resilience.

Madison Stoupa

Honors Degree, Linguistics & Three Languages

Point of Pride: Getting to mentor and encourage fellow students by working as a Peer Writing Tutor at the Writing Center!

Danielle Sugar

Honors Degree, Medical Diagnostics

What’s Next? I will be attending Physician Assistant School at Hofstra University in New York.

Kate Sweeney

Honors Degree, Economics & Marketing


Whitney Tam

Honors Degree, Cognitive Science & Honors Degree, Spanish Studies

Point of Pride: I had the best time studying abroad for a whole semester in Granada, Spain being immersed in the culture and language. My Spanish Studies advisor Dr. McKenna was so helpful and supportive throughout my entire undergraduate career.

What’s Next? Attending CUNY Hunter College to get my M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology.

Emma Thieke

Honors Degree, Three Languages

Point of Pride: My involvement with the Arabic department at UD. I started learning Arabic in my sophomore year and throughout the next three years I went from knowing nothing about the language to being the president of Arabic Language Club and the Teaching Assistant for the lower levels of Arabic! I have fallen in love with the language thanks to the amazing faculty here at UD.

What’s Next? I’m actually staying at UD to get a Masters Degree in French Language and Pedagogy.

Amanda Toreki

Honors Degree, Biological Sciences

Point of Pride: Getting involved in undergraduate research through the Summer Fellows program. I wish I had gotten involved sooner! It has really helped me figure out what path I want to follow post graduation.

What’s Next? I’ll be taking a year to do research before continuing on to earn my Masters Degree.

Jack Tracy

Honors Degree, Finance

Point of Pride: I am most proud of the study abroad trip to Ireland and England I took over winter session. I made lifelong friends and shared memorable experiences with my closest peers.

Joel Turk

Honors Degree with Distinction, Computer Science

Point of Pride: Working in Dr. Liao’s lab, and the culmination of my Senior Thesis project.