Class of 2018 Penn World Scholars
Name: Christelle Nayandi
Academic areas of interest: Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Activities and Interests: I am Rwandan traditional dancer. I like swimming, tutoring, and reading.
Future Plans: For now I am thinking of engaging myself in the manufacturing of affordable nanoscale based medical devices. I might also engage myself in the petroleum industry.
Academic areas of interest: Mechanical engineering and applied science, computer programming and business/economics
Activities and interests: Jazz, Soul and Classic/underground Hip Hop music, movies, muralism/ progressive street art, community service, soccer and basketball.
Future plans: Engineering, Computer programming, Business, Philanthropy and Entrepreneurship.
Name: Amatullah Ndam Njoya
Academic areas of interest: Politics, Economics, International Relations, Music
Activities and interests: Soccer, basketball, songwriting, student government, community service and entrepreneurship.
Future plans: Contribute to Cameroon's economic, political and social development. Continue singing and songwriting.
Name: Red Dimaano
Academic areas of interest: Management and Entrepreneurship, Finance, Operations Research, Systems Engineering, Math and Physics, Probability
Activities and interests: Music in many ways (Playing bass for a band, gig organizing, recording, producing, sound engineering, potentially DJ-ing, brainstorming about music-related startups), student governance, event organizing, casual math such as game theory, cars and racing.
Future plans: Create a music-related startup for indie musicians, become a record producer, help alleviate poverty in the Philippines and around the world, drive on the Nurburgring.
Name: Youssef Semlali Yacoubi
Academic areas of interest: I would like to study Mathematics, Economics, and Philosophy.
Academic areas of interest: Business, Finance, International Studies
Activities and interests: Tennis, soccer, skiing, politics, and international relations
Future plans: President of Paraguay
Name: Ramathi Bandaranayake
Academic areas of interest: Physics, Literature, Mathematics
Academic areas of interest: Multinational Management, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Psychology and Engineering
Activities and interests: Weight-lifting (fitness), reading, singing, dancing, travelling and self-development
Future plans: To become an international business manager at a tech-oriented innovation company benefiting the lives of millions.
Name: Dagmawit Demere
Academic areas of interest:
Name: Ghinwa Moujaes
Academic area of interests: Mathemetical Economics & Engineering
Activities and interests: Community Service, Scouts, Jogging, Hiking, Dancing
Future plans: Deputee, NGO owner, someone who makes the world a better place
Name: Thato Nakoesele Moupo
Country of Origin: Botswana
School: The Wharton School
Academic area of interest: Finance, History, Economics
Activities and interests: Biking, Bridge, Outdoors, community service
Future plans: Botswana politics, entrepreneurship