For many international students visiting Cranwell International Center over the past four years, their first interaction would have been a friendly greeting from Savannah Nelson, a senior in criminology who has worked as an administrative and programming assistant at the center since her first week at Virginia Tech.
Hack’s leadership and community service roles have defined her college experience. By engaging in service, student organizations, and undergraduate research, she made the most out of her college career.
Born in Saudi Arabia and raised in Northern Virginia, Mussa Seid said he's not the type to be tied down to one thing, be it a place, an interest, or a career. “I wanted a major that was flexible,” he explained. “I didn’t want to limit myself.”
Faria, the 2020 Outstanding Master's Student for the College of Engineering, is focused on developing and testing methods to evaluate the effects of augmented reality heads-up displays on vehicle driver distraction and performance.
Poised to receive a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech, Pouliot is the Class of 2020 valedictorian, an achievement that has earned her the Richard B. Talbot Award, named for the college's founding dean.
Patrick Miele, graduating senior and Green Tailgate coordinator, is proud to play a strong role in helping to reduce the university’s environmental footprint through inspiring his fellow students to be more active in sustainability.
Colleen Pramenko will commission into the U.S. Air Force and put her meteorology degree and her experience with the Corps of Cadets to use as an environmental science officer with the 28th Operational Weather Squadron at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina.
Panda took advantage of all that Virginia Tech had to offer, joining student groups, engaging in service activities, and exploring opportunities for undergraduate research - and ultimately found her calling.
Brittany Steffens knows some people might not see the immediate connection between her work with the Office of Academic Integrity and her future career as a physician, but her experiences have been foundational for her future.
Kozak earned his bachelor’s degree in engineering physics and a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Pittsburgh. His research interests revolve around making systems smaller and more efficient.
Forouzesh, a doctoral candidate in the computer science department in the College of Engineering, will join the faculty at California State University, Los Angeles as a tenure-track assistant professor of computer science.
A doctor of veterinary medicine candidate in the dual D.V.M/Master of Public Health program, April Gardner is this year’s recipient of the veterinary college’s Outstanding Graduating Student Award. She completed her M.P.H. in December 2019.