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Featured Graduates of Spring 2020

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The Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering recognizes students who have worked diligently to excel academically and contribute to the success of the Fulton Schools mission.

Each semester, the Fulton Schools selects members of the graduating class for demonstrating academic excellence, leadership and community service during their time as students. These exceptional students have excelled in research, public service, entrepreneurship and outreach.

Students chosen as Outstanding Graduates are honored for their exemplary academic performance and participation in activities that enhance their engineering skills. Students receiving the IMPACT Award are selected for their leadership, volunteer and service roles that have positively impacted the communities.

For many of these students, the path to completion may not have been easy, but through their perseverance and dedication, each of these graduates leave a lasting impact on the Fulton Schools community, Arizona and around the world.

Learn about the exceptional graduates of the Spring 2020 class below.

Outstanding Graduates

Macy Canete

Macy Canete

Macy Canete says she will strive to use what she’s learned in the Fulton Schools “to be an integral part of projects that benefit society and the environments we live and work in.”

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Ashley Clark

Ashley Clark

At first, Ashley Clark was hesitant to pursue an engineering degree, however, she soon embraced the Human Systems Engineering program and the doors it opened for her.

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Ashley Colaizzi

Ashley Colaizzi

Ashley Colaizzi knew that construction engineering was the right major for her because of her drive to make the world a safer and better place.

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Mason Cole

Mason Cole

Mason Cole is an avatar of resilience–juggling a job and family while completing his software engineering degree from Orange County, California.

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Sidney Davis

Sidney Davis

Sidney Davis is an engineering evangelist–spreading good news about the empowering nature of her computer systems field.

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Sundos Garwan

Sundos Garwan

Sundos Garwan found that what she was learning in her industrial engineering classes could be applied to a wide variety of industries, and started applying an engineering mindset to her everyday life.

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Estefania Gonzalez Zubillaga

Estefania Gonzalez Zubillaga

After completing four out of five years studying production engineering in Caracas, Venezuela, Estefania Gonzalez Zubillaga had to leave her home due to the socio-economic and political crisis in her country.

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Carole Homan

Carole Lynn Homan

Carole Homan is ready to soar into her future as a confident and skilled aviator. She surrounded herself with program mentors who pushed her to be her best and helped her discover the leader she was born to be.

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Menna Hussein

Menna Hussein

Menna Hussein believes engineering goes beyond just understanding science; it makes science possible.

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Mark Janda

Mark Janda

Being an Arizona State University employee since 1999, Mark Janda was familiar with ASU’s vibrant culture making his decision to apply and pursue Graphic Information Technology an easy one.

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Brielle Januszewski

Brielle Januszewski

Brielle Januszewski says that she never understood what an engineer was or what an engineer could do, so she never considered engineering as a possibility for her.

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Maeve Kennedy

Maeve Kennedy

Maeve Kennedy focused many of her efforts as an undergraduate student on using chemical engineering to improve others’ lives.

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Matthew Nasuta

Matthew Nasuta

With a flair for technology and an ASU Academic Achievement scholarship, Matthew Nasuta decided to pursue information technology at ASU’s Polytechnic School because of the variety the major offered.

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Pratik Nyaupane

Pratik Nyaupane

Pratik Nyaupane says his studies “taught me how engineering can be used to fight environmental injustice” and wants to use his skills “to make a real difference in marginalized communities.”

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Julie Pham

Julie Pham says she is fascinated by math, science and physics, the essential parts of engineering, but her main interest is using those disciplines together to solve challenging societal problems.

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Kyle Reep

Kyle Reep

Kyle Reep grew up in a small town in North Carolina and he wanted to explore something new and unfamiliar when it came time to choose a college.

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Rachel Rhoades

Rachel Rhoades

Rachel Rhoades was born to be an engineer. Her love of math and natural problem-solving skills not only helped her excel academically, she thrived in several prestigious internships.

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Christopher Ross

Christopher Ross

Christopher Ross worked in the industry before returning to school and becoming an honors student in the 4+1 technological entrepreneurship and management online program at The Polytechnic School.

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Shuchi Sharma

Shuchi Sharma

Shuchi Sharma is captivated by discovery, and grateful to the many mentors who shaped her computer science degree experience.

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Serita Sulzman

Serita Sulzman

Serita Sulzman has been happy with the diverse practical applications the materials science and engineering major offers.

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Kyle Williams

Kyle Williams

Kyle Williams says engineering has been challenging for him, “but the competitor in me loves to overcome adversity, and I have loved every minute” of undergraduate studies.

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Impact Award Winners

Kyle Durrant

Kyle Durrant

Kyle Durrant helped the Fulton Schools tutoring center double the number of tutors and provide twice as many students help with their studies.

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Seth Gray

Seth Gray

Seth Gray quickly became a standout student leader in The Polytechnic School and his entrepreneurial spirit is leading him on his next adventure to New York City.

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Brielle Januszewski

Brielle Januszewski

Brielle Januszewski says that she never understood what an engineer was or what an engineer could do, so she never considered engineering as a possibility for her.

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Claire Jordan

Claire Jordan

In her fifth year at ASU, Claire Jordan continued her achievements as a graduate student in the 4+1 accelerated master’s degree program and was inspired to give back to the community.

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Ava Karanjia

Ava Karanjia

Ava Karanjia has enjoyed the diversity of projects and opportunities to work across disciplines provided by the Fulton Schools.

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Abigail Peters

Abbie Peters

Abbie Peters is devoted to service–committing countless hours to community outreach while completing her engineering management degree.

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Brian Roman

Brian Roman

Brian Roman chose to study civil engineering because he wanted to help others while also using his skills in math and science.

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Tyler Souders

Tyler Souders

Tyler Souders had always been an inquisitive tinkerer so mechanical engineering seemed like a logical choice.

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Eric Trinh

Eric Trinh

Eric Trinh’s passion for using engineering to save lives encouraged him to pursue chemical engineering.

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Madison Walker

Madison Walker

Madison Walker says she has “fallen in love” with the ways engineers can have positive impacts on the world.

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Palais Outstanding Doctoral Student Award

Junjie Jang

Junjie Jiang

A standout researcher who excelled in the classroom, Junjie Jiang is this year’s Palais Outstanding Doctoral Student awardee.

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Convocation Speaker

Ava Karanjia

Ava Karanjia

Ava Karanjia has enjoyed the diversity of projects and opportunities to work across disciplines provided by the Fulton Schools.

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Afra Nawar

Afra Nawar

Afra Nawar is a devoted mentor–offering time and talent to support student success alongside her studies in electrical engineering and computer science.

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University Outstanding Graduates

Este Crespo

Este Crespo

Computers sparked Este Crespo’s interest in technology as an elementary school student and, against many odds, she would eventually lead a successful academic career in graphic information technology while dedicating her spare time to serving others.

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Brielle Januszewski

Brielle Januszewski

Brielle Januszewski says that she never understood what an engineer was or what an engineer could do, so she never considered engineering as a possibility for her.

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