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The College of Arts Sciences

Congratulations NES Graduates

June 28, 2016

Congratulations to our incredible graduates! We look forward to seeing where your studies, travels and careers take you in life.

Major Certification:

Charlotte Elizabeth Carew-Miller

  • Double major in English
  • Dean's List, Spring 2015, Fall 2015
  • 4 year member of the varsity lightweight rowing team
  • Member of BRLI (athlete leadership cohort)
  •  Arts and Sciences peer advisor
  • Currently interviewing for teaching positions.

Sarah Rosenthal Cutler

  • Double major in GOVT
  • Dean's List (all semesters)
  • Cornell Daily Sun Best News Writer (2013)
  • Elementary Arabic Award (2013)
  • Studied abroad in Amman for a semester
  • Involved in Cornell International Affairs Society
  • Student member in East Asia Program
  • Involved with the Roosevelt Institute
  • Worked at Cornell Daily Sun
  • Participated in Sinai Scholars/Maimonides Jewish studies programs
  • Has a job as a Defense Research Analyst with Booz Allen Hamilton (Tampa, Florida)

Savannah Jo Dowling

  • Double major in China-Asia Pacific Studies
  • President of the Public Service Center Language Pairing Program ( a club dedicated to providing Cornellians with a platform for language practice in an environment conducive to cultural exchange)
  • Worked as an Undergraduate Consultant to international graduate students seeking to improve their English and teaching abilities for the Cornell International Teaching Assistants Program
  • Member of the Cornell International Affairs Society
  • Has a job at the William J. Fulbright Foundation as 2016 - 2017 Fulbright Finalist (English Teaching Assistantship, Jordan)

Conrad McQuay Hain

Samuel Eli Kaplan

  • Double major in Economics

Rachel Melissa Lerman

  • Double major in Psychology
  • Dean’s List (2014-15)
  • Involved with psychology field practicum (works weekly with children at a local elementary school, who are struggling with behavioral or emotional issues)
  • Assisted a Cornell law professor with research for his new casebook in criminal law
  • Worked as a psychology research assistant in the self and insight laboratory on campus
  • Plans on attending WashU Law School

Sarah Lee Lipski

  • NES – latin honors: cum laude
  • Honors thesis title: “The Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps and the Export of the Iran’s Islamic Revolution – Parallels with the Spread of Soviet Communism

Ezra Meir Newman

  • NES - latin honors: magna cum laude
  • Honors thesis title: “Polygyny in Jewish Texts from Greco-Roman Palestine”
  • JWST minor
  • Studied abroad at Cambridge University for a year, worked with the Cairo Genizah documents
  • Dean's List 4 times
  • Member of the Phi Beta Kappa honors society
  • Member of the Cornell Center for Jewish Living community; served terms as its co-house manager and co-social programmer
  • Starting a JD program at Harvard Law School next year

Julia Pascale

  • Tanner Dean’s Scholar
  • Served as chair of alumnae relations and as financial vice president  for  Alpha Xi Delta sorority
  • Studied at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London fall 2015
  • Would like to work in urban planning, and is looking for jobs or fellowships in community development, real estate,
    and historical preservation  
  • Plans to attend grad school in 2018-19
  • Summer plans include traveling in France and Scotland with some friends

Colton Grant Siegmund

  • Double major in Math
  • NES - latin honors:  magna cum laude
  • Honors thesis title: “A Dedication to the Babylonian God Baraulegarra by Rim-Sin I, king of Larsa c. 1800 B.C.E.: Translation, Commentary,
    and Context of a Cuneiform Tablet in the Kroch Rare Manuscripts Collection, Cornell University”
  • Volunteered at the Rosen Tablet Collection and the Dendrochronology Lab
  • Dean’s List (SP13 and SP15)
  • Plans on attending U of Chicago to study Assyriology

Matthew David Sobiesk

  • Double major in Math
  • Math - latin honors: cum laude
  • Studied abroad in Oman as part of the SALAM program
  • Received Arabic Language Award sophomore year
  • Member of the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society
  • Member of  the National Society of Collegiate Scholars
  • Board member for the Protestant Cooperative Ministry
  • Member of the Cornell Chorale
  • Member in the Cornell Glee Club
  • Attending MIT, Operations Research Center, PhD program

Elena Carol Wicker

  • NES - latin honors: magna cum laude
  • Honors thesis title: "@hshaed : Iraq's Popular Mobilization Units on Twitter"
  • Studied abroad in Jordan.  Studied Arabic at the University of Jordan, Amman and held an internship with the Near East Foundation,
    an American NGO. During  internship,  worked with Iraqi refugees conducting interviews and microenterprise training sessions
  • Boren National Security Scholar in 2014, winning a scholarship to study abroad in Jordan
  • Varsity women’s polo player – team won the 2015 and 2016 NCAA and United States National Championship
  • Named a regional and national all-star polo athlete in 2016
  • Recognized as an Outstanding Senior of the Class of 2016 for the College of Arts and Sciences
  • Named one of Cornell Athletics top 25 senior graduating athlete
  • Is a brother in Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity
  • Organized and participated in community service specifically for the Learning Web, the ASPCA and Habitat for Humanity in Ithaca
  • Volunteered with a USAID agricultural development project in the West Bank and Israel
  • Accepted a one year internship with the Department of Defense
  • Will attend Georgetown University to pursue PhD in Government, after internship is completed

Arwah Yaqub

  • JWST minor
  • Certificate of Achievement in Arabic
  • Kendal at Ithaca Scholarship
  • Dean's List
  • Patient Advocate Care Team (PCAT) Program at Cayuga Medical Center
  • President of the Islamic Alliance for Justice
  • Co-president of the Arabic Student Association at Cornell
  • Meinig Family Cornell National Scholars (MFCNS)
  • Cornell United Religious Work (CURW)
  • Resident of the Arabic Language House 
  • Future plans include, “seeking opportunities that will assist me in meshing my interests in both clinical research and cultural studies

Minor Certification:

Ahmad Akid

  • Economics major
  • Business double minor

Omar Dimbil

  • Computer Science major

Tracy Doumit

  • Chemistry and Chemical Biology major

Amanda Gaggioli

  • Archaeology major
  • Classics major

Morgan Greene

  • Government major

Talia Jubas

  • Biology & Society major
  • Business double minor

Stephen Masterson

  • History major

Kristen Reichenbach

  • Government major
  • International relations double minor

Jessic Schwab

  • Psychology major
  • Law & Society double minor