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Posted by Connelly Crowe
Asked on May 1, 2019 7:46 pm
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Hey y’all! I’m Arya Saksena and I’m from Austin, Texas. I’m so excited to be attending the University of Texas at Austin; I’ve been a lifelong longhorn! I will be majoring in Chemical Engineering because I’ve thoroughly enjoyed all math and science courses I’ve taken throughout high school. Besides that, I’m a serious foodie, and I love singing, learning new instruments, and playing basketball. I can’t wait to get to know you all!

Posted by Arya Saksena
Answered On July 6, 2019 11:53 am
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Hi everyone! My name is Eliza Pillsbury. I’m from Houston, Texas, but I will be moving to Austin in the fall to study Journalism and Plan II Liberal Arts Honors at the University of Texas. HOOK ’EM HORNS! I went to an arts magnet high school, so I studied theatre for three hours everyday. I know I don’t want to pursue theatre academically anymore (I am a little burnt out), but I definitely still want to consume and create theatre in college. My dream job would be a travel journalist, but I am keeping my mind open. I chose journalism because it seemed an obvious intersection of my two callings: to tell stories and to make a difference. In my free time, I’m probably at a coffee shop or with my cat. Can’t wait to get to know y’all over the next four years!

Posted by Eliza Pillsbury
Answered On July 4, 2019 11:42 pm
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Hi dudes and dudettes!!! I’m Alaina Edwards. I was born in Louisiana, but I’ve lived all over the South East. I am going to Ole Miss in the fall- Hotty Toddy! I plan on majoring in International Studies focusing on Portuguese and Global Health with a double minor in Spanish and Biology 🙂 I hope to one day work for UNICEF in the Central Africa or Latin American regions. I’m not musically talented but I like do rock at guitar hero- that is a lie but I do love the game. I spend most of my time outdoors on the lake, backpacking, or just exploring. I have a Chikfila addiction and have countless irrational fears that I hope to conquer in my lifetime. I’m so excited to be a Stamps Scholar because of how diverse our interests our. I love learning about different cultures, so I can’t wait to here all your study abroad experiences!!! HAVE A GREAT FRESHMAN YEAR FELLOW FRESHIES 🙂

Posted by Alaina Edwards
Answered On June 21, 2019 5:21 pm
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Hi everyone! My name is Livie Mauger, and I am from Westerville, OH (a suburb of Columbus). I will be attending Georgia Tech next year and double majoring in CS and History, Technology & Society. Eventually I would like to pursue a law degree and hopefully work in DC on technology policy/national security. I am very interested in the ethics of AI and its role in the military. In my free time I love to read historical fiction novels, write short stories, play tennis, and go on runs. I look forward to getting to know everyone, and I couldn’t be more honored and grateful to be named a Stamps Scholar!

Posted by Olivia Mauger
Answered On June 20, 2019 9:21 pm
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Hi! I am Ryan Yeager. I am from Media, PA which is about half an hour away from Philadelphia. I intend to major in Politics & Philosophy at the University of Pittsburgh. I plan to pursue a career working for a non-profit and/or running for public office someday with the hopes of making the world a better place for everyone. In high school, I participated in activities like Band, Model UN, FBLA, Political Activism, and community service organizations. In my spare time, I am a huge Philly sports fan, I also enjoy playing the tenor saxophone, and traveling. I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity to be part of such a great organization and look forward to meeting all my fellow Stamps Scholars in the future. Hail to Pitt!

Posted by Ryan Yeager
Answered On June 20, 2019 11:39 am
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Hello, my name is Rebecca Lawson! I am an incoming freshman at Mercer University and I plan to major in Mechanical Engineering and minor in art. I grew up in Roswell, GA and recently graduated from Lassiter High School. One of my favorite things is to bake a big batch of cookies and have a bunch of friends over to share them. I also enjoy painting an throwing pottery. My career dream is to be able to help others around me by using the talents I have, whether that’s through engineering or art. I guess I am still figuring that out 🙂 I am most excited to be a part of the Stamps Scholars community because I know I will have the chance to work with some of you guys to make the world a better place. We all have come from many different backgrounds and paths, but now we are all together as a team!

Posted by Rebecca Lawson
Answered On June 10, 2019 7:45 pm
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Hello! My name is Noah Malik. I’m from New Albany, Ohio (a suburb of Columbus), and I’ve lived here my whole life. I’ve called myself a Buckeye for quite awhile, so it’s fitting that I’m now a Buckeye officially. I’ll be majoring in some kind of engineering, but I’m not sure what kind. I’m currently listed as a BME major as I’ve always had an interest in medicine as well, but that could very well change. I also have a strong interest in the environment and energy. If possible, I would love to add in a couple minors (maybe business or math). I’m looking forward to working with all of you over the next few years!

Posted by Noah Malik
Answered On June 9, 2019 1:43 pm
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Hey y’all! My name is Teagan Furbish and I’m absolutely thrilled to be attending the University of Oregon in the Fall. I’m born and raised in Atlanta, GA, and so grateful to the Stamps Scholarship program for giving me the opportunity to switch coasts. I plan to pursue a major in Biology, specifically with relation to Environmental Science, and triple minor in Spanish, Math, and Photography. I’m a big outdoor nut and I can’t wait to explore the hiking, climbing, biking, skiing, paddling, and who knows what else opportunities of the Pacific Northwest. I would also like to get involved with environmental activism! Sko’ Ducks, can’t wait to get to know all of you amazing, amazing scholars!

Posted by Teagan Furbish
Answered On June 6, 2019 2:45 pm
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Hey! I’m Sarah Beaudoin. My home is in rural Eastern Oregon, but I’ve lived everywhere from Nova Scotia, Canada, to New Mexico, and on the East Coast. I’ll be attending the University of Oregon this fall, and I’m so excited! Eugene has always felt a bit like my second home. I’m an advocate for the environment and I love to be outside, including backpacking, gardening, rock climbing, and more. I want to major in Physics or Chemistry with a few minors, like Environmental Science and Peace Studies! I’m so excited for the next four years and feel extremely lucky and proud to be a Stamps Scholar!

Posted by Sarah Beaudoin
Answered On June 5, 2019 11:03 pm
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Hello, everyone! My name is Anna Nichols, and I will be a freshman at Georgia Tech this fall. I am majoring in mathematics and plan to go to Medical School or pursue an MBA after my undergrad. I am very outgoing and enjoy trying new things whether it is hiking in the Rockies, running with my cross country team, or becoming a Georgia Tech cheerleader. I am honored and extremely grateful to be a part of this program, and I can’t wait to connect with you!

Posted by Anna Nichols
Answered On June 3, 2019 8:07 pm
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Hello! My name is Hannah Humphrey, and I am from Eastlake, Ohio which is in Northeastern Ohio. I am going to be a Stamps Scholar at Oberlin Collge where I plan to major in Mathematics and Political Science. I would like to either go on to law school or use math to create models and analyze data in electoral politics. I play the flute, and I spent a lot of time at marching band during high school. I am excited to meet and work with all of you and take advantage of all the opportunities the Stamp Scholarship offers.

Posted by Hannah Humphrey
Answered On June 1, 2019 5:05 pm
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Hey! I’m Abby Adera from Inverness, FL. I’m a soon-to-be happy hurricane at the University of Miami! I’m still pinching myself over this whole Stamps thing, and am so thrilled to read everyone’s stories, dreams, and plans. I am so proud of you all! You are such smart people!.
I am majoring in Public Health, with hopes of concentrating in the study of global health disparities. I will be dipping my toes into the pool of adulthood this fall as I will be flying to Rwanda to attend a Womens Global Health Leadership Conference. Please wish me luck with that – I sometimes have trouble navigating to my local McDonalds.
Cheers to these next four years! I absolutely can not wait to network with you all. If we have something in common (or even nothing at all) please send me a message through the directory!

Posted by Abigail Adera
Answered On May 31, 2019 11:38 pm
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Hello! I’m Rebecca Fisher, and I will attend the University of South Carolina in the fall. I am so excited to attend South Carolina as a Stamps Scholar! I’m from Knoxville, TN, so I grew up around the Great Smokey Mountains most of my life and love the outdoors. I plan to study International Business and Economics with a minor in Spanish. I love public speaking and leadership, specifically Student Government and Mock Trial. I am so incredibly excited for this opportunity and to meet you all!

Posted by Rebecca Fisher
Answered On May 31, 2019 1:25 pm
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Hi guys! I’m Chase Goulet, an incoming freshman at Georgia Tech majoring in architecture. I’m super into photography, graphic design, and 3D environment design, and I’m excited to be apart of the Stamps Scholars community!

Posted by Chase Goulet
Answered On May 31, 2019 12:53 pm
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Hi! I’m Emily Ward and I will be attending Elizabethtown College this fall. I’m from Mechanicsburg, PA, but I also grew up in New Hampshire. I will be majoring in Engineering with a Studio Arts minor. I plan to play basketball and run for the track team at E-Town, go Blue Jays! I also play violin. I love math, art, puzzle solving, and playing sports. I am very excited to share this amazing experience as a Stamps Scholar with all of you!

Posted by Emily Ward
Answered On May 30, 2019 1:07 pm
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Hello! My name is Calvin and I will be attending Mizzou in the fall to major in Biological Sciences! I am from Overland Park, Kansas and graduated from Blue Valley Northwest High School. I enjoy camping, running, reading, and playing the clarinet. I also love traveling and will be spending six weeks this summer in a rural community in Santa Elena, Ecuador. I am very excited to be a part of the Stamps Scholar community!

Posted by Calvin Winkler
Answered On May 30, 2019 12:10 pm
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Hello! I’m Caitlyn Nazareth. I graduated from Duluth High School in Duluth, GA and am an incoming freshman at Georgia Tech. I plan on studying Public Policy with a potential interest in the Pre-Law Certificate. Throughout high school I played tennis, and will likely continue recreationally in college. I also enjoy hiking, running (sometimes), and traveling. Through my work experience as a math tutor and summer camp counselor, I’ve found that I love working with kids and can hopefully pursue a related volunteering opportunity in college. Above all, I’m thrilled to be a Yellow Jacket and can’t wait to meet other Stamps Scholars!

Posted by Caitlyn Nazareth
Answered On May 30, 2019 2:03 am
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Hi people! I’m Omar Mansy. I’m from the land of tacky shirts and fanny packs: Orlando, FL. I’ll be studying Chemical Engineering at Georgia Tech coming Fall. I was very involved with Scioly and Science Bowl in high school, so I’ve built my fair share of quasi-functioning contraptions. I won’t pass up a good anime and love playing table-top Eurogames with friends. I’m super excited to be part of such an awesome community and look forward to getting to know y’all!

Posted by Omar Mansy
Answered On May 28, 2019 11:30 pm
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My name’s Carter. I was born and raised in Belfast, Northern Ireland, before I relocated to Portugal at the age of twelve. I lived there for a short while before we moved under the tyrannical rule of the Walt Disney Corporation in Orlando, Florida. I’m planning to study Literature, Media, and Communication at Georgia Tech, and I’m hoping all those Netflix binge sessions will come in handy. I’m a big comic fan, and following on from I’m a film/TV buff in general. I enjoy a multitude of PC Games, and I love prop-making and hands-on design in my free time, something I hope to continue at Georgia Tech. I’m an aspiring writer which led to a somewhat recent passion with Dungeons and Dragons, Call of Cthulhu, and other table-top RPGs. Anything from chess and go to Ultimate Frisbee and Spikeball; I’m always down to hang out with classmates and fellow scholars and having a good time. I’ve been told I’m quite talkative. And like to pretend I’m good at Smash Brothers, but I usually just gimp kill as Ridley.

I look forward to getting to you all individually!

Posted by Carter Allen
Answered On May 28, 2019 9:30 pm
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Hello everyone! I’m Sean Murphy and I will be attending the University of Connecticut in the fall, with an intended double major in cognitive science and philosophy. I enjoy reading, baking, writing, playing sports, and napping. I am very excited to meet and network with all my promising Stamps Scholar peers!

Posted by Sean Murphy
Answered On May 28, 2019 9:02 pm
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Hi everyone! My name is Sarah Bohling and I am from Brookfield, CT. I am thrilled and honored to be a Stamps Scholar, and will be majoring in Biochemistry at the University of Notre Dame. I have lived in several US states as well as abroad. I enjoy traveling and some of my most memorable destinations include Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, China, Australia, Vatican City, Italy, and Hong Kong. I hope to have the opportunity to meet many of you in the near future! Go Irish!

Posted by Sarah Bohling
Answered On May 28, 2019 3:16 pm
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Hi everyone! My name is Amelia Westmoreland and I’m from Ball Ground, GA. I will be majoring in biochemistry at Mercer University, hopefully with a minor in music and communications, this coming fall. I enjoy singing, acting, scuba diving, volunteering, and have a perhaps unhealthy obsession with coffee and chocolate. In high school, I was heavily involved in Chorus and Theater in multiple capacities, as well as other service and leadership clubs, and enjoyed using my summers to find unique opportunities to grow as both a leader and a scientist. I am so honored to be a part of the Stamps family, and hope to meet many of you soon!

Posted by Amelia Westmoreland
Answered On May 28, 2019 1:52 pm
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Hi everyone! My name is Susanna Greiner and I am from Charlotte, North Carolina. I will be majoring in Architecture at Georgia Tech starting in the fall. I really enjoy art, chocolate, reading, and running. I also love music especially singing and guitar. I am so excited to be a part of the Stamps Community!

Posted by Susanna Greiner
Answered On May 28, 2019 7:19 am
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Hi everyone! My name is Ayana Fitzgerald and I live in a town called Cooper City in Florida. I am so excited to be attending Barry University in Miami in this upcoming fall. I am a pre-nursing major with a career goal of becoming a nurse anesthetist. I love to read romance and mystery novels, trying new restaurants and food, and laying out by the beach and pool. In high school, I was a cheerleader as well as president of multicultural club, a national honor society member, DECA member, and in like 20 more clubs if I’m being honest, as well as started my own non-profit towards limiting adolescent anxiety. I love being involved and I am so excited to get to know you all!!!!

Posted by Ayana Fitzgerald
Answered On May 28, 2019 12:01 am
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Hi everyone! I’m Gavin Rolls and I’ll be a freshman at Georgia Tech next year studying materials science engineering. I’m from Denver, Colorado but I lived in Atlanta for over nine years. I cannot overstate how excited I am to be a Stamps Scholar. I’m an avid runner, cyclist, debater, and if all goes well, engineer in a few years time. Can’t wait to meet y’all, GT or otherwise!

Posted by Gavin Rolls
Answered On May 27, 2019 11:38 pm
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Hi! My name is Christian Gibson and I am a graduate from Paul J Hagerty High School in Oviedo, FL. I will be attending the University of Miami in the fall. I would like to pursue a career in medicine and my major is biomedical engineering. I am very involved in the community and would like to continue being involved throughout my college experience. I also like basketball, football, and fishing.

Posted by Christian Gibson
Answered On May 27, 2019 2:27 pm
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Hi! I’m Angela Howard, and I’m a proud Georgia Tech yellow jacket! I was born and raised in Columbus, Georgia, so I’ll be right at home in Atlanta next year. I plan on majoring in International Affairs and Modern Languages (with a concentration in the Russian language). I love reading, swimming, Tom Lehrer music, and Italian food. I also have a very large number of corny jokes to share… I’m so happy to be a part of the Stamps community, and I can’t wait to talk more and meet many of you personally!

Posted by Angela Howard
Answered On May 27, 2019 12:20 pm
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Hey Everyone! My name is Jada Crockett and I live in Springfield, Ga. I actually graduated from Valdosta High School this past Friday and officially moved yesterday. I will be attending Georgia Institute of Technology in the fall as a freshman. I will be majoring in Civil Engineering and will minor in either computer science, architecture, or global engineering leadership. My hobbies include an array of crafting such as knitting, crocheting, and sewing. I am so excited to meet all of you in the future!

Posted by Jada Crockett
Answered On May 27, 2019 11:02 am
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Hi! My name is Serena Orsinger and I am graduating from South Eugene High School in Eugene, OR. I will be attending the University of Oregon in the fall. I would like to pursue a career in medicine, particularly pediatric surgery, but have not yet decided on a major. I am also very active in climate activism and would like to stay involved in that area throughout my college experience.

Posted by Serena Orsinger
Answered On May 26, 2019 5:11 pm
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Hello folks! David Curlin here. I hail from Raleigh, NC and am headed to the University of South Carolina in the fall. I’m originally from Chicago, IL. My major is International Business and my language is Spanish. I don’t know what I want to do after college yet, but right now I find myself serving special-needs communities, playing the mandolin and the piano, lifting weights, hiking, fishing, and reading. I am honored to be a Stamps Scholar and look forward to meeting many of you in the coming years.

Posted by David Curlin
Answered On May 26, 2019 2:57 pm
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Hi! My name is Grace Pfohl, and I am from Woodstock, Georgia about 30 miles north of Atlanta. I attend River Ridge High School and will be a yellow jacket at Georgia Tech this fall! I plan to study Computer Science and focus on the interdisciplinary aspects of the field like education technology and computing for social good. I may minor in Technology and Management or Pre-Law. I am also a passionate bookworm, so I can often be found talking about books of any kind. I am so excited about the independence of college life and the opportunities available through the Stamps Scholarship at Georgia Tech. I can’t wait to meet more Stamps Scholars and am thrilled to be part of this fantastic network.

Posted by Grace Pfohl
Answered On May 26, 2019 2:22 pm
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Hey everybody, my name is Aravind and I’ll be going to Mizzou in the fall! I grew up around St. Louis and I want to major in Psychology. My long term career goal is to become a cognitive neuroscientist and study stress in teens and hopefully figure out ways to reduce it cause stress kinda sucks. I like to play tennis, eat new food, and watch stand up comedy. If you have a good joke, please DM me using the directory so I can get a good laugh and hopefully get to know you better. I look forward to talking to each and every one of you!

Posted by Aravind Kalathil
Answered On May 24, 2019 7:05 pm
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Hello! I am Sydney Glickson. I was born in Sydney, Australia but I have grown up in the suburbs of Chicago. This fall I will be a freshman at Wake Forest University and likely majoring in physics and political science with a minor in neuroscience. Throughout high school I competed nationally in congressional debate and I also play guitar for a classic rock band. I am hoping to continue both of these hobbies at the collegiate level. I am so excited to meet my fellow Stamps Scholars and see all the incredible things we accomplish together!

Posted by Sydney Glickson
Answered On May 24, 2019 1:22 pm
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Hey Y’all! My name is Aidan Anderson. Most of my childhood was spent in Racine, WI, although I attended middle school in Portland, OR, and attended high school in Columbus, GA. I will matriculate into Georgia Tech in fall 2019—majoring in Industrial Engineering. Looking forward, I hope to pursue a career in consulting, real estate development, or entrepreneurship. However, as that is a long ways away, in the mean time, I will focus on exploring new activities and domains. Primarily, I am interested in trying our rugby, going on international excursions, and learning to become technically savvy.I will look forward to meeting y’all sometime in the future! Until then, best of luck in your endeavors.

Posted by Aidan Anderson
Answered On May 24, 2019 12:10 pm
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Hey Y’all! My name is Aidan Anderson. Most of my childhood was spent in Racine, WI, although I attended middle school in Portland, OR, and attended high school in Columbus, GA. I will matriculate into Georgia Tech in fall 2019—majoring in Industrial Engineering. Looking forward, I hope to pursue a career in consulting, real estate development, or entrepreneurship. However, as that is a long ways away, in the mean time, I will focus on exploring new activities and domains. Primarily, I am interested in trying our rugby, going on international excursions, and learning to become technically savvy.I will look forward to meeting y’all sometime in the future! Until then, best of luck in your endeavors.

Posted by Aidan Anderson
Answered On May 24, 2019 12:10 pm
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Hello everyone! My name is Brandon Ashmore, and I am originally from Brookhaven, Mississippi, but I moved to Brandon, Mississippi my sophomore year in high school. I will be attending the University of Mississippi in the fall where I will study pharmaceutical sciences. My goal is to make a difference in my community with pharmacy, and eventually, I want to become a pharmaceutical researcher so that I can discover a life-saving drug. I love science, and my main hobbies include reading, listening to music, and playing drums. I am excited to meet other Stamps Scholars from around the world!

Posted by Brandon Ashmore
Answered On May 23, 2019 2:38 pm
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Hi everyone! I am Robert Pokora, and I will be studying Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the South Carolina Honors College this fall. I grew up in Greer/Greenville, SC, and went to Eastside High School. I love trivia, playing the cello, singing, church activities, and medical related experiences. My career goal is to become a medical doctor, perhaps a nephrologist. I was very excited to be named a Stamps Scholar, and I look forward to meeting all of you at the Stamps Convention in 2021!

Posted by Robert Pokora
Answered On May 23, 2019 2:28 pm
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Answered On May 23, 2019 1:38 pm
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Hi everyone! My name is Rachna Shah, and I am a rising junior at Dartmouth College. At Dartmouth, I’m pursuing a major in Economics with a minor in Public Policy. I enjoy creative writing, playing the piano, and learning new languages. I’m really excited to be a Stamps Scholar and to meet all of you!

Posted by Rachna Shah
Answered On May 23, 2019 7:24 am
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Hi! I’m Priyanka Parikh. I’m attending the University of Georgia this fall as a cellular biology (and possibly international affairs) major. I’m graduating from Columbus High School, where I spent all four years on the public forum debate team. Over the past few summers, I’ve also conducted immunology research. My current plan is to become a physician-scientist, so I can continue conducting research as well as help treat patients in the future. This summer, I’m excited to take part in different outdoor activities like hiking, camping, and kayaking! As for the next couple years, I’m looking forward to traveling and immersing myself in different cultures – hopefully with other Stamps Scholars!

Posted by Priyanka Parikh
Answered On May 22, 2019 10:29 pm
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Hi! I’m Natalie Navarrete and I will be attending the University of Georgia in the fall. I am an International Affairs major and hope to study Russian and Spanish as well. I am originally from Boca Raton, Florida, but have also lived in Mexico for 5 years (My father is Mexican). I love debate and playing volleyball. Any free time I have is spent perfecting my Shakira impression and drawing custom thank you cards! I am so excited to be part of such an awesome community and can’t wait to meet all of you.

Posted by Natalie Navarrete
Answered On May 22, 2019 10:03 pm
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Hello everyone! My name is Cassy DeBacco. I am from Oakmont, PA, which is about 20 minutes outside the city of Pittsburgh. I only have a couple more weeks left at Riverview High School. I am planning to major in Mathematics but I am unsure of a career goal for now. I am so excited to be attending Elizabethtown College in the fall!! I love math, musical theatre, volunteering and dance. I also play the viola. I am so excited to get to know this amazing group of stamps scholars.

Posted by Cassandra DeBacco
Answered On May 22, 2019 10:00 pm
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Hey Everyone! My name is Lydia Robbins and I live in Oxford, Mississippi. I grew up in Forsyth County, Georgia just north of Atlanta but moved to Oxford the summer before my Junior year of high school. I will be attending the University of Mississippi in the Fall of 2019 as a freshman. I am planning on majoring in Biomedical Engineering with a pre-med route. I look forward to meeting a lot of you in the future! I hope you all have a great summer!

Posted by Lydia Robbins
Answered On May 22, 2019 5:49 pm
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Hello everyone! My name is Michelle Graham and I’m a junior at Mercer University. I was selected as a walk-on Stamps scholar during the spring of my sophomore year and I couldn’t be more excited. At Mercer, I’m pursuing a major in Environmental Engineering with a minor in Engineering for Development. I’ll be spending this summer participating in an REU program at the University of Maine, where hopefully I’ll also be able to do plenty of hiking, climbing and exploring. I’m so excited to connect with everyone!

Posted by Michelle Graham
Answered On May 22, 2019 5:40 pm
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Answered On May 22, 2019 4:50 pm
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Hi! My name is Genna Rivers and I will be attending the University of South Carolina in the fall. I plan to study nursing, and my goal is to one day be a Nurse Anesthetist. Throughout high school, I have taken violin lessons as well as playing first violin in the Union Symphony Youth Orchestra. I was also Junior Class President and captain of the Academic Bowl Team. I am ecstatic to have been named a Stamps Scholar, and I cannot to see what opportunities are in store for the next four years!

Posted by Genna Rivers
Answered On May 22, 2019 4:34 pm
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Hello all! My name is Michal Moore and I am from Jefferson, Georgia, a small-ish town about 20 minutes away from UGA. I will be attending Wake Forest University this August. I would like to major in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and minor in Spanish. My goal is to continue through med school and become a Pathologist with the aim of helping other and making their lives better through science and medical technology. As of this week, I am officially part of The Spirit of the Old Gold and Black marching band (GO DEACS!) and I will be playing Baritone this season. I would also like to continue playing French Horn in some sort of ensemble. As of now, I’m not completely sure what other extracurriculars I will do , but I’m interested in mock trial,quiz bowl, community-based volunteer work and anything having to do with European history. I’m truly excited to be a part of this amazing organization full of amazing people, and I can’t wait to see where we all go from here.

Posted by Michal Moore
Answered On May 22, 2019 3:25 pm
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Hey everyone! My name is Uswa Khan, and I will be an incoming freshman at Georgia Tech in the fall (Go Jackets)! I graduated from Woodward Academy in College Park, GA and intend to study Neuroscience on a Pre-Med track at Tech. During and after undergrad, I want to research neuropsychiatric diseases, such as schizophrenia and autism spectrum disorder, in order to find the mechanisms through which theses diseases are caused. Outside of STEM, I enjoy participating in student publications, color guard/dance, tutoring/mentorship programs, and running (even though it’s hard to stay motivated)! Super excited to call Tech my home and beyond excited to be a part of the Stamps community!

Posted by Uswa Khan
Answered On May 22, 2019 2:37 pm
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Hi everyone! I’m Taymaa Nofal and I am Palestinian/Brazilian, who is currently living in Moscow-Russia. I graduated HS last year and took a gap year to volunteer with NGO’s in Palestine and with the UNIC in Moscow. I will be attending Barry University with a major of Business Management and a Minor of Music. I’ve always loved Music and was interested in Business. I play the Guitar, Cajon, and a bit of Drums. I wanted to combine both of my interests in order to hopefully in the future be able to create something big and run my own Business. I love all kinds of sports but my favorites would be Basketball and Volleyball. I love bike riding, walking, and table tennis! I’m always up for new adventures and discovering new places. I can’t wait to meet you all soon, and I am very excited to be apart of the Stamps community!

Posted by Taymaa Nofal
Answered On May 22, 2019 11:09 am
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Hey everyone! My name is Chris Ozgo and I’m from Arlington, VA. I atteneded Washington-Lee High School and next year I will be attending Georgia Tech and (currently) studying Computer Science, although that may change. I graduated HS last year and took a gap year this year during which I traveled around the US and the world, worked for a startup doing software development, and coached youth basketball teams. Not sure if I’ll stick with CompSci or not, but I want to get an undergrad degree in some STEM-related field, then get an MBA and hopefully start a company one day. My favorite activity is playing basketball, and I’m hoping to walk-on the GT Men’s Basketball team. If not, I plan on being actively involved in other various campus activities. Look forward to meeting all of you guys and congrats to everyone for being awesome!!!

Posted by Christopher Ozgo
Answered On May 22, 2019 12:28 am
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Hey! I’m Jackson Martingayle. I am from Virginia Beach, Virginia, and I will attend LSU in the fall to study natural resource ecology and management. I am interested in then going to law school to somehow combine the two academic experiences, whether it be through bringing environmental litigation (maybe get some corporate accountability), formulating policy to be enacted into law, or lobbying for an environmental advocacy organization. I enjoy riding my beach cruiser along the boardwalk in the summer (with a slurpee, of course), running on the beach or in the state park, and lifeguarding at the ocean. I currently go to Princess Anne High School as an IB and AP student (almost done with the mountain of exams :)). There, I am the captain of the cross country, indoor track, and outdoor track teams, was co-president of Earth Club, NHS member, Young Democrats member, and delegate to VA Boys State. I am excited to meet other Stamps Scholars not just at LSU but also at other universities to hear their unique perspective on present societal dilemmas based on their differing backgrounds. I am super excited to attend LSU in the fall to expand upon my academic and running careers.

Posted by Jackson Martingayle
Answered On May 21, 2019 11:40 pm
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Hey! I’m Jackson Martingayle. I am from Virginia Beach, Virginia, and I will attend LSU in the fall to study natural resource ecology and management. I am interested in then going to law school to somehow combine the two academic experiences, whether it be through bringing environmental litigation (maybe get some corporate accountability), formulating policy to be enacted into law, or lobbying for an environmental advocacy organization. I enjoy riding my beach cruiser along the boardwalk in the summer (with a slurpee, of course), running on the beach or in the state park, and lifeguarding at the ocean. I currently go to Princess Anne High School as an IB and AP student (almost done with the mountain of exams :)). There, I am the captain of the cross country, indoor track, and outdoor track teams, was co-president of Earth Club, NHS member, Young Democrats member, and delegate to VA Boys State. I am excited to meet other Stamps Scholars not just at LSU but also at other universities to hear their unique perspective on present societal dilemmas based on their differing backgrounds. I am super excited to attend LSU in the fall to expand upon my academic and running careers.

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Answered On May 21, 2019 11:40 pm
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Hey guys! My name is Marrissa Rawls, and I’m from Houston, Texas. I attended Bellaire Senior High School, and now I will be attending the University of Texas of Austin as a Nursing and Biology major. In the end, I have plans to go to medical school to become an anesthesiologist or OBGYN, however I really want to further my knowledge in medical policy to help address public health concerns, such as the rapidly growing mortality rate of African-American women in the hands of medical professionals. In high school I was a captain and choreographer of our dance company. Some of my hobbies include listening to music, watching youtube videos, and playing video games. Did I mention I am an avid Marvel and smoothie connoisseur? Probably not. I hope to meet you all!

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Answered On May 21, 2019 10:43 pm
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Hello everybody! My name is Sydney Stine, and I am from Allentown, Pennsylvania. I went to high school at Southern Lehigh, and I will be attending the University of Pittsburgh this fall with a major in Psychology, a possible minor in Administration of Justice or Legal Studies, and on a track to pursue a certificate in either National Security or Global Studies! I plan on pursuing a career in criminal investigation with the ultimate goal to be a special agent at the Federal Bureau of Investigation. I am beyond grateful for this scholarship, and I cannot wait for the experiences and amazing opportunities it has to offer! Some things about me are that I love watching Netflix shows like Greys Anatomy, New Girl, Friends, and Criminal Minds, I am involved in varsity and tournament softball, and I enjoy hanging out with friends and family, as well as going to the beach. I am most excited to study abroad at Pitt, and I am also looking forward to participating in community service through PittServes!

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Answered On May 21, 2019 10:37 pm
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Hey everyone! I’m Taylor Johnson, and I’m from McDonough, Georgia. I went to Ola High School (Go Mustangs), and I’m beyond excited to be pursuing a degree in Biology at Georgia Tech in the fall. Eventually, I want to be a surgeon (cardiothurasic maybe?), and my ultimate goal is to travel the world and serve as a medical missionary. I love hanging out with my family and friends, playing the violin, golfing, traveling, and drinking coffee at different cute little coffee shops!! I’m super excited for college and everything it has to offer, and feel so blessed with the Stamps program, because I know it will allow me to travel!! If you read this far, go you, have a great day!

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Answered On May 21, 2019 10:09 pm
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Hello everyone! My name is Madeleine Dotson. I’m from Spanish Fort, Alabama, a smaller town on the Gulf Coast, but I’ve been spending the past few years in Mobile, AL at a boarding school, the Alabama School of Math and Science. I will be attending Ole Miss to major in Arabic and International Studies with a hopeful minor in Environmental Science. I am a major geek, so Game of Thrones, Star Wars, Harry Potter, anything Disney, I’m always excited to chat about. I’m a major history nerd as well, so I spent my past year serving as a historical ambassador for Mobile as an Azalea Trail Maid and am now a historical guide for the city’s duck boat rides. I’m not actually a 2019 Stamps Scholar, but have instead pushed off my enrollment to 2020 to take a gap year and study Arabic in Morocco. However, I am so excited to meet everyone once I get back and start making memories with this amazing group of scholars!

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Answered On May 21, 2019 10:00 pm
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Hello All! My name is Janeisha Cambridge. I was raised in Georgia but will be attending THE Barry University in Miami, Florida. I plan to study International Business and Marketing. I believe these majors are a great fit for me especially because I have just started an online boutique. I plan to use the knowledge I gain during my time at Barry to help increase the creation of businesses and expansion of companies in low-income areas. I love to dance and play tennis! My favorite book is ”Becoming” by Michelle Obama. If I had to describe my personality I would definitely say that I am the sweet but sassy. I absolutely cannot wait to meet all of you!

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Answered On May 21, 2019 9:23 pm
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Hello Everyone! My name is Aazaad Burn and I am an incoming freshman at the University of Oregon. Go Ducks! I am from the Seattle area in Washington State. I am looking forward to meeting you all, and to seeing my fellow Ducks on campus in the Fall. I am planning to study Mathematics and French, and am hoping to play viola in an orchestra. My favorite sport is skiing, and I also enjoy swimming and ultimate frisbee. I love to travel, learn languages, and explore cultures. One of my most favorite memories is attending a one-room schoolhouse on a small island in first grade, which brought me to love nature and hikes.

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Answered On May 21, 2019 9:06 pm
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Hello Everyone! My name is Aazaad Burn and I am an incoming freshman at the University of Oregon. Go Ducks! I am from the Seattle area in Washington State. I am looking forward to meeting you all, and to seeing my fellow Ducks on campus in the Fall. I am planning to study Mathematics and French, and am hoping to play viola in an orchestra. My favorite sport is skiing, and I also enjoy swimming and ultimate frisbee. I love to travel, learn languages, and explore cultures. One of my most favorite memories is attending a one-room schoolhouse on a small island in first grade, which brought me to love nature and hikes.

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Answered On May 21, 2019 9:06 pm
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Hello everyone! I’m Chase Whitfield! I’ve grown up in Harmony, Florida, a neighborhood just south of Orlando. I’m excited to be attending the University of Florida, Go Gators! I’ll be majoring in computer science and chemistry while also playing for the football team and can’t wait for it! I enjoy any sort of sport under the Sun but I’m also a huge coding nerd and enjoy reading and debate. I’m honored to be a member of such an elite community and can not wait to be surrounded by such bright minds!

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Answered On May 21, 2019 8:07 pm
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Hi y’all! I’m Haley Johnson and I’m from Manistee, Michigan, a really small town on Lake Michigan. I’ll be attending University of Michigan this fall. Right now I’m undecided but am leanings towards a double major in statistics and political science with a concentration on methodology. I basically want to be like the guy who runs FiveThirtyEight and use statistical analysis to track public opinion and predict the outcome of elections. In high school I was a member of the swim team, quiz bowl team, national honor society and forensics (competitive public speaking, not dead bodies). I also play piano and love hiking. I hope to meet you all eventually, go blue!

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Answered On May 21, 2019 7:56 pm
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Hi everyone! My name is Olivia Viorst and I am from Washington, D.C. I am very excited to be attending the University of Oregon as a Stamps Scholar. I am undecided about my major, but considering Political Science or Business Administration. I am also planning to minor in Anthropology and Spanish. I really enjoy being outdoors and participating in leadership activities. I have participated in backpacking trips up to 14 days! I also really love to travel and go out of my comfort zone. I also really love to swim, play lacrosse, and volleyball. I am very excited to meet other Stamps Scholars!

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Answered On May 21, 2019 7:47 pm
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Hello! I’m Thomas Bordeaux, and next year I’ll be going to Georgia Tech where I will major in Architecture! I’m from Savannah, Georgia and I’m willing to bet I’ve heard every Paula Deen joke there is! The things I’ve been involved in during high school have been a little all over the place- FIRST Robotics, Model UN, and beekeeping to name some. I also really love doing historical research and hiking/camping. I can’t wait to meet y’all whether it be at Georgia Tech, at the National Conference, or even after college!

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Answered On May 21, 2019 7:43 pm
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Sko Ducks! I can’t wait to see you around campus Julia

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Answered On May 21, 2019 7:41 pm
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Hi everyone! My name is Julia and I am from Portland, Oregon. I am so excited to attend the University of Oregon next year as a Stamps Scholar, go Ducks! I am planning to major in Biology and minor in Business Administration. I grew up in San Francisco until I moved to Portland right before the beginning of freshman year. I am extremely involved in leadership, so I love public speaking and planning the events at my school. I am very active and love to play all kinds of sports (favorites are soccer and track) and get outdoors whenever possible, whether it be hikes or even picnics. I am a huge foodie and love to discover new food places all around Portland. I can’t wait to get to know everyone better and be a part of this amazing community!

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Answered On May 21, 2019 7:37 pm
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Hey! I’m Hannah Michel and I’ll be attending LSU in the fall. I’m from Lafayette, LA which is about an hour from Baton Rouge. I plan on majoring in Mass Communication with a concentration in Political Communication. I like reading, learning, and math, but also enjoy being outside fishing and getting sunburnt. I’m excited to network with all of you!

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Answered On May 21, 2019 7:30 pm
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Hi everyone! I’m Kat Finseth, and I am an incoming freshman at the University of Oregon. I’m originally from Palo Alto, CA, but I now live in Cincinnati. I plan to major in political science and go to law school, so I enjoy nerdy things like mock trial, speech and debate, etc. Outside of all that, I figure skate, hike, and read. I’m super excited for college in general, but I’m especially excited to be a Stamps Scholar!

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Answered On May 21, 2019 6:18 pm
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Hello! I’m Neha Arun. I grew up in a small town in Southern Illinois called Carterville and attended Carterville High School. I am a Molecular and Cellular Biology major and am pursuing a Music minor at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. My career goal is to become a researcher in the field of immunology, so I can address worldwide health epidemics. I enjoy playing the oboe and piano, and love spending time creating hip-hop choreographies and dancing. My main hobby, however, is drinking bubble tea. I am most excited about meeting the other Stamps Scholars because of the diverse backgrounds we all have, and I’m also excited for the research opportunities.

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Answered On May 21, 2019 6:14 pm