Class of 2020 Penn World Scholars
Name: Hai Hong Nguyen, Vietnam
Academic areas of interest: Entrepreneurship, History, Finance
Activities and interests: Travelling to see what's happening in the world with my real eyes and then writing about it, soccer, swimming, and starting small businesses.
Future plans: I want to keep traveling to explore current problems around the world, particularly the current immigration and education problems; by my own eyes. I also want to build a business of my own, a restuarant or food shop in particular. I also want to try a career in finance or management as well. Generally, I am very open to new things.
Name: Abdullah Noaman, Iraq
Academic areas of interest: Physics, quantum physics, math, number theory, philosophy, political science, economics, and business.
Activities and Interests: Scientific research, student government, community service, intercultural communication, publication, and weight lifting.
Future Plans: I aspire to pursue research in physics, specifically in quantum phenomena, and to initiate and participate in ultimate or otherwise constructive solutions to problems in the Middle East.
Name: Arundhati Singh, India
Academic areas of interest: Everything
Activities and Interests: Reading, debate, film, technology, philosophy.
Name: Catalina Elena Dragoi, Romania
Academic Areas of Interest: Politics, Philosophy, Economics, International Relations, Anthropology
Activities and interests: Debating (Mostly within the European Youth Parliament), traveling, writing, reading, listening to music, going to concerts, watching movies, taking photographs, and meeting new people.
Future Plans: Ideally, I would like to work in the UN or NATO, and contribute in one way or another to getting this world as close to universal peace as possible.
Name: Halil Can Memoglu, Turkey
Academic areas of interest: Computer Science, electrical engineering, business/entrepreneurship, computational linguistics, nanotechnology, mathematics, product design, artifical intelligence.
Activities and Interests: Basketball, soccer, reading, literature, entrepreneurship, global politics, linguistics, design, debate, visual art, fiction writing, programming, puzzles, and robotics.
Future Plans: For the most part, I am an inventor and a storyteller. In the future, I hope to go on being a better inventor and a better storyteller. I will explore what it takes to support and realize the dreams of a world.
Name: Khizrah Naveed, Pakistan
Academic areas of interest: Chemistry and Mathematics
Activities and interests: Parliamentary debates and public speaking,
Future plans: Continuing public speaking at Penn and to join other student clubs.
Name: Marko Lamza, Croatia
Academic areas of interest: Mathematics, finance, and entrepreneurship
Activities and interests: I love public speaking, lacrosse, and traveling.
Future Plans: I plan to starte a podcast and teach people how to make money off of something they love.
Name: Mohammad Oulabi, Syria
Academic areas of interest: Neuropsychology, Psychiatry, Philosophy, Anthropology, Economics, Politics, Artifical Intelligence, Mathematical Logic, and Entrepreneurship.
Activities and interests: Debate, MUN, dry humor, hiking, camping, and other outdoor activities.
Future Plans: I plan to go to medical school and become a psychiatrist. I then plan to devote much of my time and effort in helping people in developing countries access basic mental health services and combat mental health stigma. Alternative career plans include a carrer in artifical intelligence.
Name: Priya Darshini Bhirgoo, Mauritius
Academic areas of interest: Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Philosophy, Politics and Economics, and Entrepreneurship.
Activities and interests: Model United Nations, community service, traveling, hiking, dancing, reading and movies.
Future plans: Improve healthcare through research, set uo my own research firm and contribute to the future development of my country.
Name: Santiago Herrera, El Salvador
Academic Areas of Interest: Finance, entrepreneurship, economics, global analysis, and philosophy.
Activities and interests: Sports, community service, student council, debate, reading, learning, traveling, and trying new foods.
Future plans: Investment banking, start a business, promote economic advancement in under developed nations, and explore the world.
Name: Simisola Afolayan, Nigeria
Name: Sylvia Kimwei, Kenya
Name: Jamaal Hay, Jamaica