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Featured Graduates of Spring 2022

collage featuring 36 headshots of Fulton Schools outstanding graduates in spring 2022

The Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering recognizes students who have worked hard to succeed academically and contribute to advancing the Fulton Schools mission.

Each semester, the Fulton Schools selects members of the graduating class for their academic excellence, leadership and community service during their time as students. These remarkable students have made great accomplishments 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. Impact Award winners are selected for their leadership, volunteer and service roles that have positively impacted the communities in which they are involved.

For some of these students, the path to graduation was filled with challenges, detours or missteps. But through their perseverance, dedication and finding opportunities to perform outside the classroom, each of these graduates is leaving a lasting impact on the ASU community, Arizona and around the world.

Learn about the exceptional graduates of the Spring 2022 class below.

Outstanding Graduates

Kyle Butler

Kyle A. Butler

Kyle Butler juggled three different aviation degrees during his time as an undergraduate student with goals to become a rotary wing pilot. He credits his successes to his parents, professors and friends.

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Morgan Cividanes

Morgan Cividanes

Morgan Cividanes sought broader horizons through her dedicated study of informatics and enthusiastic connection with the rich diversity of the ASU community.

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John Cody

John Cody

John Cody says he will take with him the confidence in himself that he can learn anything given the effort and the time thanks to his professors.

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Jessica Dirks

Jessica Dirks

Jessica Dirks’ undergraduate experience was shaped by various leadership roles. Whether it was on Desert WAVE, Fulton Ambassadors, Barrett Honors Devils or her role as a soccer referee, she generated success within herself and others.

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Jordan Fourcher

Jordan Fourcher

Jordan Fourcher’s entrepreneurial spirit is strong and it gave him the determination to start his own company in 2020. He will continue on an entrepreneurial path after graduating and thanks his professors for paving the way.

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Willem Grier

Willem Grier

Willem Grier was infused with the entrepreneurial mindset by his Fulton Schools studies and research. His experiences included working with a team of fellow engineering students to form a business start-up.

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Joseph Hale

Joseph Hale

Joseph Hale worked hard to build the skills he needed to become a software engineer, and spent much of his time as an ASU student helping others learn.

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Amy Hector

Amy Hector

Amy Hector combined the creative and analytical aspects of graphic information technology to produce award-winning photography, branding and print design.

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Abby Krell

Abby Krell

Abby Krell immediately knew industrial engineering was the right major for her with the perfect balance between business and engineering.

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King Hei Ma

King Hei Ma

King Hei Ma began tinkering with computer parts when he was around 11 or 12 years old. It became a goal for him to find out how they actually work and turn it into a career.

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Richard Duc Thuan Khang Nguyen

Richard Duc Thuan Khang Nguyen

Richard Duc Thuan Khang Nguyen has excelled in his manufacturing engineering classes and research. He is now earning his graduate degree and working toward his goal to open his own factories.

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Maya Muir

Maya Muir

Muir’s education was elevated by the peers and mentors she connected with through many Fulton Schools student organizations and projects. She also tutored undergrads and did two internships with a major company.

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Alexander Owen

Alexander Owen

Alexander Owen excelled in his civil engineering studies, creating connections with the next generation of engineering students and inspiring others along the way.

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Smith Pittman

Smith Pittman

Smith Pittman found her purpose in environmental engineering, and is excited to continue her research in wastewater treatment so others can have an improved quality of life.

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Felix Raimondo

Felix Raimondo

Felix Raimondo chose the human systems engineering program with goals to eventually use engineering solutions to impact the human experience. Along with excelling in academics, he spent his time making difference for his peers and future students.

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Kamakshi Rajan

Kamakshi Rajan

Kamakshi Rajan decided to come back to college after raising her children to earn a degree in information technology.

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Caleb Redshaw

Caleb Redshaw

Caleb Redshaw was surprised to learn how wide an array of major endeavors rely on expertise in mechanical engineering. His aspirations now include designing new space exploration technology and advancing astrophysics.

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Katrina Santos

Katrina Santos

Katrina Santos has thrived in the tight-knit materials science and engineering program and fostered a sense of community in the Material Advantage student organization. In the future she wants to create more efficient and sustainable technologies.

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Andrew Sheehan

Andrew Sheehan

Andrew Sheehan applied his service as an aviation mechanic in the Air National Guard and soared through studies of mechanical engineering systems at ASU.

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Kayla Teague

Kayla Teague

Kayla Teague found the perfect fit for her in the Fulton Schools’ environmental and resource management program with a mix of environmental engineering and management.

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Langston Tillman

Langston Tillman

Langston Tillman combined engineering, liberal arts, mathematics and social science studies in preparation for pursuing an advance degree in molecular engineering and a law degree.

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Catarino Valle

Catarino Valle

Catarino Valle’s fascination with space exploration has led him to compete in NASA Artemis mission challenges through Next Level Devils and to help his peers learn aerospace engineering concepts to prepare for exciting careers.

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Brenna Windish

Brenna Windish

Brenna Windish built a foundation for her future career through her hands-on construction management internships and involvement with student organizations.

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Jennifer Wong

Jennifer Wong

Jennifer Wong engineered her Fulton Schools experience to include amazing opportunities in bioscience research, peer mentoring and multiple internships.

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Yizhou Xiao

Yizhou Xiao

Yizhou Xiao embraced new technologies such as VR during his construction engineering studies and is excited to use them to make the construction field safer.

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Impact Award Winners

Ananay Arora

Ananay Arora

Ananay Arora started coding when he was 11 and has known he wanted to pursue a career in computer science ever since.

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Karla Cosio

Karla Cosio

Karla Cosio wants a career that challenges her to find answers to complex problems. She found that in electrical engineering and in making impacts through research, student leadership and community service contributions.

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Yasser Dbeis

Yasser Mountasir Dbeis

Computer science and engineering have made many things possible for Yasser Mountasir Dbeis. He has also used his skills to help his peers and refugees in Phoenix.

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Taylor Gin

Taylor Gin

Taylor Gin is excited about helping others with her electrical engineering degree, saying her capstone project creating diagnostic tools for Parkinson’s patients set that in motion.

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Margarito Hernandez Fuentes

Margarito Hernandez Fuentes

Margarito Hernandez Fuentes devoted himself to research as a biomedical engineering student and service as a member of the broader educational community.

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Anson Kwan

Anson Kwan

Anson Kwan excelled in the robotics and autonomous systems program where he was involved in various research opportunities. He enjoys representing a field that will eventually bridge robotic and human interactions.

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Shannon McBreen

Shannon McBreen

Shannon McBreen was an active supporter of first-year students and women in STEM through her efforts outside the classroom. Now she’s taking all she learned to New York City to start her career.

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Christian Polo

Christian Polo

Christian Polo discovered engineering as “applied creativity” and that motivated him to pursue service and leadership during his time at the Fulton Schools.

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Nicole Van Handel

Nikki Van Handel

Nikki Van Handel pursued a degree in mechanical systems engineering with the goal of eventually pushing space technology forward. She will continue her education as an ASU master’s student.

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Alexander Witthus

Alexander Witthus

Alexander Witthus says he is grateful for his time working alongside his electrical engineering mentors; hoping one day to inspire the next generation of STEM students.

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Convocation Speaker

Yasser Dbeis

Yasser Mountasir Dbeis

Computer science and engineering have made many things possible for Yasser Mountasir Dbeis. He has also used his skills to help his peers and refugees in Phoenix.

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PhD Ceremony Speaker

Devin Bowes

Devin Bowes

Biological design graduate Devin Bowes exemplifies interdisciplinary scholarship at ASU. She used her interest in public health to fuel her research in novel applications of wastewater-based epidemiology, winning the dean’s dissertation award for her work.

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Palais Outstanding Doctoral Student Award

Kristen Jaskie

Kristen Jaskie

Kristen Jaskie’s research to advance machine learning and deep learning applications is contributing to boosting the potential for these evolving fields to benefit medical, scientific and commercial pursuits.

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