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Fall Class of 2023

Joseph Ambrosino

Graduation: Spring 2025

Joseph (Joey) Ambrosino is a junior studying Political Science and History with a minor in Psychology. Joseph has a strong interest in the connections between African-American history and mental health. He created USF's first Black Wellness Club; a student organization dedicated to bridging psychological concepts and research to the black experience in America. His passion for history, and more importantly people, led him to be awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to participate in the Black Humanities Institute at the University of Bristol.  A member of the Summer for Undergraduates program at the Florida State University College of Law, he has also competed at a high level in Mock Trial and Debate Teams at USF. Joseph is involved as the social outreach chair in Stonecatchers, and as the Co-President of the USF Pre-Law Society. In his free time, he helps out with the Judy Genshaft Honors Choir as both Secretary and Bass. 

Andrea Michelle Barrios Rivas

Graduation: Spring 2026

Andrea Michelle Barrios Rivas is a sophomore studying chemical engineering. She is from Panama, where she received a full study-abroad scholarship from the Panamanian government. In 2022, she became a College of Engineering Ambassador, where she gives tours to prospective students and their families. This year, she became a USF Ambassador, one of her proudest accomplishments, where she represents the university at important events as a leader of the university. This semester, she was awarded the Honeywell Hispanic Scholarship, as a recognition of her academic performance as an engineering student. In the future, as a chemical engineer, she wants to work in the sustainable water management field and contribute with my knowledge to find ways of reutilizing this vital resource. 

Rughved Brahman

Graduation: Spring 2024

Rughved Brahman is a senior majoring in Health Sciences with a Biological Health Sciences concentration. He conducted research and volunteered at the Morsani College of Medicine and Moffitt Cancer Center, joined the Tampa Circuit Court in Student Government, and served as an Opinion Writer for The Oracle. He has conducted research on voter suppression in the United States with a faculty member. Recently, he has started a research paper on understanding the effect of firearms on public health in America, which he has presented at Johns Hopkins. Rughved was selected to serve as Campus Traditions Director at the Center for Student Involvement.  He was a medical assistant as well as working at Moffitt Cancer Center. Now, Rughved serves as vice president of programming of CSI, marketing, vice president of the Acts of Kindness Club, peer mentor for Planned Parenthood, founder and president of The Pickleball Enthusiasts, and director for Bulls Racing. 

Alexis Coiner

Graduation: Spring 2025

Alexis Coiner is a PhD candidate focusing on In vivo Proteomic Characterization of Enzyme-Mediated Ethanol Metabolite Incorporation at the Histone following Chronic Alcohol Exposure. She is a first-generation college student who graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Cellular and Molecular Biology in 2019, achieving Magna Cum Laude status, Phi Beta Kappa, and Honors. During her undergraduate years, she conducted research under the guidance of Dr. Brant Burkhardt, where she investigated the Long Term and Chronic Exposure of Cornus officinalis on Pancreatic Beta-Cell Differentiation. Alexis received many awards, including the USF Cell Biology, Microbiology, and Molecular Biology Phillip A. and Paulette C. Furman Scholarship in 2019, the Undergraduate Research Award at USF Health Research Day in 2019. She is actively involved in various leadership roles.

Suhas Das

Suhas "Sue" Das is a fourth-year pursuing degrees in Biomedical Sciences and Public Health along with a healthcare administration minor and a data analytics certification. He is currently the president of USF Rotaract, the USF Chapter of Rotary International, and District 6890 Rotaract Secretary, overseeing every Rotaract club in Central Florida. He has grown USF Rotaract into the biggest service club on campus, winning Volunteer Student Organization of the Year by the CLCE. Suhas also led an extensive service project in an orphanage in Ghana with the honors college and continues to be an ambassador for this program. After graduation, Suhas hopes to work with the United States Peace Corps and obtain a master's in Public Health and Healthcare Administration, working in Healthcare Informatics to set up and run hospitals in areas that need it most as well as utilizing software that can be implemented in the developing world. 

Graduation: Spring 2024

Lauren Dolan

Graduation: Spring 2026

Lauren is a sophomore majoring in biomedical sciences. She is currently the membership co-chair of the Student Alumni Association and the treasurer of the Student Philanthropy Council. Lauren is a proud USF Ambassador and she enjoys learning more about USF and working events with her colleagues. She loves volunteering with the American Cancer Society Hope Lodge and volunteered for 50+ hours this past summer, playing a lot of bingo in the process. Last year, Lauren also volunteered with the Judy Genshaft Honors College Student Council and sold ice cream for Relay for Life. When she is not busy at USF, spends her time volunteering at RVR Horse Rescue.  

Cesar Esmeraldi

Graduation: Spring 2024

Cesar Esmeraldi is a senior majoring in Health Sciences and Legal Studies from Brazil. He moved to the USA at 15 years of age and has been involved in leadership positions ever since. From Orientation Leader to University Trustee Cesar works to always have a positive impact within his community. Some of his proudest accomplishments include his two-year involvement in student government, winning senator of the year in 2022-23; being a member of The Florida Student Association, serving as Chair of The Public Relations Committee within The FSA; current Chair of The Activity and Service Recommendation Committee & Student Body President at USF. He will graduate in 2024 and pursue Law School next.

Mubashshira Haque Rithee  

Graduation: Spring 2025

Mubashshira Haque Rithee is a junior majoring in Criminology with a concentration in Cybercrime and is concurrently pursuing a General Business certification, with an expected graduation in Fall 2024. Currently, she works as a Research Assistant with a professor at USF on cybersecurity and cybercrime-related topics. She also serves as the Financial Officer for Global Leaders Outreach for a Better Environment (GLOBE), a student organization dedicated to environmental advocacy and various sustainability projects on and off campus. At University Housing, Mubashshira worked as a Residential Assistant. Additionally, she held roles as the Financial Officer and interim Vice President for the Bangladesh Student Association at USF to actively support Bangladeshi students and foster an inclusive environment to celebrate and appreciate Bangladeshi culture. Looking ahead, she aspires to pursue a Master's degree in Criminology, specializing in cybercrime, with the ultimate goal of contributing to financial institutions in areas related to compliance, financial crime, or anti-money laundering.  

Gabrielle Fuchslocher 

Graduation: Spring 2024

Gabrielle is a senior double majoring in criminology and psychology on the pre-law track. She aspires to be an attorney and, eventually, a judge. While she is originally from Denver, Colorado, she moved to Tampa, Florida to attend the University of South Florida. Alongside pursuing her bachelor's degree, she is actively involved with a variety of organizations. Gabrielle is the Chief Justice on the Student Government Supreme Court, President of the Criminology Club, Vice President of Alpha Phi Sigma Honor Society, Member of Psi Chi Honor Society, Student Representative on the University Conduct Board, and Women in Pre-law Internal Affairs Chair for the Minorities in Pre-law Organization. She is honored to add Member of the Order of the Golden Braham to that list.  

Amelia German

Graduation: Spring 2025

Amelia is a third-year student in the Judy Genshaft Honors College pursuing a B.S. in Biomedical Sciences with a minor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation. She is a part of the LECOM School of Dental Medicine Early Acceptance Program with goals of becoming an Orthodontist or an Oral Surgeon. Amelia is a dedicated member of the Herd of Thunder Marching Band and Rumble Pep Band. She is also involved on campus through presenting at the Undergraduate Research Conference, Globull Ambassadors, and is a Peer Leader for General Chemistry students. Outside of school, Amelia volunteers at non-profit dental clinics for those who cannot afford dentistry in a private office, such as FreeD.O.M. clinic and Florida Mission of Mercy. 

 Alexandra López

Graduation: Spring 2024

Alexa Michelle Matos

Graduation: Spring 2026

Alexa is a sophomore majoring in political science and international studies. She serves as a senator from USF St. Pete, while simultaneously holding a prestigious chair position at USF Tampa. Her founding of the USF St. Pete College and roles as vice president of Planned Parenthood Generation Action and delegate for Model United Nations underscore her commitment to fostering diverse and inclusive spaces. Additionally, as a mentor at the Hispanic Executive Council, a campus ambassador for the Tampa campus bookstore, and the youngest board member on a Florida election committee, she actively advocates for education and political engagement. Recognition from the Democratic Party of Florida and her induction into the Order of the Golden Barham further fuels her passion for driving transformative change within the university and beyond.  

Alexandra  is an enthusiastic Sarasota-Manatee student pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Biology in Judy Genshaft’s Honors College. Her engagement on campus extends far beyond academics. She currently serves as the Sarasota-Manatee Campus Governor and previously as the Sarasota-Manatee Campus Council Vice-Chair, This commitment carries over to her involvement in the Campus Allocation Funding Committee. Dedicated to USF, she serves as Ambassador Vice-President, delving into internal affairs, community service, and ambassador development. Her involvement in the Campus Allocation Funding Committee emphasizes responsible resource allocation. Beyond campus, she contributes to commemorating the community through the Student Memorial Committee and reinforces her commitment as a USF Ambassador through continuous community outreach. Alexandra aspires to enter the Physician Assistant Program at USF, specializing later in dermatology. 

Jordon Myrick

Graduation: Spring 2025

Jordon is a third-year Judy Genshaft Honors College student pursuing concurrent degrees in Sociology and English with a concentration in Creative Writing. Dedicated to community involvement, Jordon has served the Tampa Bay community and beyond as an English Language and Grammar tutor, a teacher’s aide, and an undergraduate research fellow with Mississippi State University’s Brush Arbor Community-Engaged Field Program. Currently, Jordon serves as a mentor with Hillsborough County Public Schools while being an active member in the USF Community. Some of her commitments include participating in the Judy Genshaft Honors College as an Honors Ambassador and Peer Mentor and maintaining membership in the USF Kosove Society. Upon graduation, Jordon intends to pursue a career in the nonprofit sector with focuses on youth-in-development and education 

Amreen Naveen

Graduation: Spring 2025

Amreen is a junior pursuing her Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences with a major in Public Health. She is currently involved in leadership in several student organizations at the University of South Florida, including Asian Students in America, SPARKs Magazine, and Bulls Science Olympiad. She currently works at Moffitt Cancer Center under the immunology and tumor biology department focusing on protein-protein interactions in cancer development and the role of fucosylation pathways and sex hormones in melanoma metastasis. Outside of college, she mentors high school students in robotics and research, recognizing the importance of providing support and guidance to underrepresented individuals pursuing careers in STEM-related fields. Upon graduation, Amreen plans on pursuing an MD-PhD with an emphasis on cancer immunology from a global perspective 

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Mykyta Nechaiev

Graduation: Spring 2026

Mykyta Nechaiev is a sophomore majoring in Computer Science with a minor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation and also a Judy Genshaft Honors College student. He is currently working as a Student Ambassador for the Judy Genshaft Honors College and is involved with various student clubs at USF.  He is currently serving as the President of the IEEE Computer Society Student Branch Chapter at USF and the Conference Lead for the Google Developers Student Club. He organized DevFest 2023 with 5 tracks, 35+ speakers, and 245+ attendee. Moreover, Mykyta is an Events Co-Chair for the Judy Genshaft Honors College Student Council. IN addition, he was also recently nominated to be part of the Student Advisory Board for Nault Center for Entrepreneurship, as well as for the Executive Board for the IEEE-SC FWCS. He also takes part in various joint projects and other activities.  

Katelynn Paciorek

Graduation: Spring 2026

Katelynn is a second-year Environmental Science and Policy major, minoring in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Technology and Professional and Technical Communication. She is proud to be a part of the Judy Genshaft Honors College Student Council (JGHCSC), as an Events Co-Chair, and Global Leaders Outreach for a Better Environment (GLOBE), as a Recycling Project Lead. Katelynn has a passion for research, as she is involved with the Undergraduate Research Society (URS) as a Co-Lead for a systemic review project and with the USF Department of Integrative Biology as a Field Research Assistant for a Ph.D. student. She also strives to be involved in her community so she is involved at Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church, as a volunteer at Wiregrass Elementary, and a volunteer alongside GLOBE. She is extremely passionate about environmental education and literacy, sustainable policy, geospatial science, and the importance of authenticity in leadership. 

Jemma Parsons

Graduation: Spring 2027

Jemma is a freshman in the 7-year BS/MD program. In high school she directed her school’s set design for theater productions, was president of the history club and biomedical club, and member of the debate team, the latter of which she was recognized as a top five competitor in New York state and was able to compete at Yale and UPenn invitationals. Outside of school, she has pursued art and submitted her pieces to competitions and sold them at local vendors fairs. In 2021, she was awarded 1st place in her district’s Congressional Art Competition and her piece, a waxwing bird, was hung in the Cannon 

Tunnel in Washington D.C. After graduating as valedictorian, she chose to attend USF and has since joined the Judy Genshaft Honors College Student Council as a member of the Volunteer Committee and Marketing & Public Relations Committee. Now a freshman, Jemma volunteers at the Botanical Garden and hopes to be involved with all things related to the improvement and promotion of USF. 

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Katelyn Pike

Graduation: Spring 2026

Katelyn Pike is a second-year undergraduate student majoring in Psychology. She is double minoring in Criminology as well as Community Engaged Homeland Security & Emergency Management. Upon entering USF, Katelyn received the USF Presidential Award scholarship She has worked at USF as a 2023 Orientation Leader and is the current president of the Student Philanthropy Council. Katelyn is also involved with USF’s Community Emergency Response Team (USF CERT), the Student Alumni Association, the USF Alumni Mentoring Program, The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, Psi Chi International Honors Society in Psychology, Criminology Club, and is in pursuit of completing the Global Citizen’s Award. She interns with Adult Protective Services under the Florida Department of Children & Families as she explores careers in the public service, legal, and law enforcement industries.  

Jasmin Pruthi

Graduation: Spring 2026

Jasmin Pruthi is a sophomore majoring in Biomedical Sciences and Psychology at USF Tampa. She is a student in the Judy Genshaft Honors Program and Provost’s Scholars Program. She was born in Long Beach, California and moved to Winter Haven, Florida at the age of 5. Due to her aspirations to become a physician, Jasmin works as a Research Assistant at Moffitt Cancer Center in which she examines various proteins for drug development. For about 13 years, Jasmin has been trained in various styles of dance including ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, and Indian folk. One of her major accomplishments includes presenting her research on the relationship between rice and diabetes at an international scientific conference. Jasmin is also involved in a variety of organizations at USF including Dance Marathon, Hearts for the Homeless, and Doctors without Borders. 

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Yusuf Qureshi

Graduation: Spring 2026

Yusuf is a freshman Kosove Scholar double majoring in biomedical sciences and economics. He started attending USF at the age of 15 through Dual Enrollment and has since progressed to a full-time undergraduate student. He is the co-founder and CEO of Back on Track America where he has helped fight homelessness and food insecurity through student-led volunteering. Through his leadership, Back on Track has done over 6,000 hours of community service in Tampa and has expanded its mission to 10 states across the US. Yusuf is also the research lead and health campaign organizer for the Kerolle Initiative for Community Health where he works with the Judy Genshaft Honors College to improve Hypertension Knowledge In the Dominican Republic Bateyes. In his two years on the executive board of USF's Undergraduate Research Society, he has facilitated over 50 research projects for the club's 600+ members. 

Kaitlyn Regan

Graduation: Fall 2023

Kaitlyn is a senior studying a Bachelor of Arts in Language, Speech, and Hearing Sciences with a minor in General Public Health. She is a sister and former Vice President of Academic Excellence of Sigma Kappa Sorority at USF. She also served as the Vice President of Community Development & Outreach for the Panhellenic Association, overseeing philanthropic and academic efforts of the National Panhellenic Conference sororities at USF. Kaitlyn serves as the President of The Order of Omega, an honor society for members of fraternity and sorority life. After graduation, she will be pursuing a Masters in Speech Language Pathology and specializing in pediatric language and literacy. 

Sha'Tina Scott

Graduation: Spring 2025

Sha’Tina Scott is a third year accounting major and management minor at the USF St.Petersburg campus. She is from Hawthorne, Fl, near Gainesville area. She is a Career Peer Advisor at the Center for Career and Professional Development. She is heavily involved on campus as well as her community. She serves as the founding treasurer of Bulls that Serve, treasurer of NABA, member of Delta Sigma Pi and USF Ambassador. For her leadership she was awarded the Student Emerging Leader of the Year Award last year. When she graduates, she aspires to become a CPA, become a business owner, and give back to her USF community.  

Shifa Shaikh

Graduation: Spring 2024

Shifa is a senior majoring in Biomedical Sciences at the Judy Genshaft Honors College. During her time at USF, she has pursued research in the SEA-PHAGES and SEA GENES labs and has discovered a bacteriophage named ‘Tardus’. She has been an Honors Peer Mentor, a peer leader for Organic Chemistry II, and a learning assistant for Bio II. She enjoys working as a general chemistry and organic chemistry tutor at the ASC. She has also been the social media chair for UPHSA and the Orthopedics & Athletic Medicine Club. Her passion for art led her to paint a mural at the USF botanical garden, which she presented at the Climate Teach-in conference. She has also represented USF by presenting her artwork at the Florida Collegiate Honors Council conference. Shifa aspires to become an orthopedic surgeon and has been an active volunteer at the Moffitt Cancer Center. She is certified in Seizure first aid and CPR, AED and first aid. 

Mridula Singh

Graduation: Spring 2024

Mridula is a senior double majoring in Biomedical Sciences and Psychology. Mridula is involved in research as a Research Coordinator for the Undergraduate Research Society and a Research Assistant under the USF HEALTH Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute. Additionally, she works for Marketing and Communications for the Judy Genshaft Honors College as well as a Professional Photographer for the Alumni Association. She also works for The Oracle as a Multimedia Assistant. Mridula is also an active member of Phi Delta Epsilon and the Deans Student Leadership Society where she serves as the social media chair. She is also a part of DesiBullz, HOSA, Orthopedics and Athletic Medicine club, and USF SPARKS magazine where she served as the Photography Director for three years. She is a Certified Nursing Assistant and has worked as an Anesthesia Technician at Moffitt Cancer Center. Mridula hopes to pursue an MD/PhD and go into Interventional Neurology. 

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Quyen Tran

Graduation: Spring 2025

Quyen Tran is a junior year international student from Vietnam with an Integrated Public Relations & Advertising major. Quyen previously served a full-year marketing communications internship at the USF Foundation Inc. and is currently a marketing assistant at the Judy Genshaft Honors College. She is also the research developer and scriptwriter for an Honors AI-integrated motivational chatbot. She is currently the Managing Editor leading USF Sparks Magazine and the Alumni Relations Chair at the USF Ambassadors. Quyen is a published writer in Thread Magazine, Sparks Magazine and The Oracle and is passionate about furthering her contributions to the USF writing community. Quyen is the recipient of the Green & Gold Awards Scholarship and John and Jerry Wing Alexander Endowed Scholarship. With tremendous gratitude towards our generous donors, Quyen hopes to pay it forward in her role as a proud USF Ambassador and her involvement with the Order of the Golden Brahman. 

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Elizabeth Volmy

Graduation: Spring 2024

Elizabeth is a senior pursuing her Bachelor of Science degree in Health Science with a Biological Concentration with minors in Nutrition and Biomedical Physics. Elizabeth has been an active member of Student Government since her freshman year of high school.  While attending college, she was a member of the Executive leadership council her freshman year, a Campus Council Representative her sophomore year, and a Senator her junior year. As a senator, she served on five separate committees; Title- 7 Ad- Hoc, Appeals Ad- Hoc, Programming, Relations, and Ethics. Elizabeth’s current roles are serving as the Student Body Vice President at USF, being a part of the Alumni Board of Directors. Elizabeth plans on continuing her passion for helping others by attending medical school and becoming a plastic reconstructive surgeon. She is a proud bull who is honored to serve, impact, and enhance the wonderful USF community. 

Brali Wise

Graduation: Spring 2026

Brali Wise is a sophomore pre-law student pursuing a Bachelor of History and Philosophy degree. In his short time at USF, Brali has served as a member of the University Student Conduct Board, is currently the Student Legal Advocate in the local Executive branch of Student Government, and a voting member on the CITF Committee. In his remaining time at USF Brali wishes to expand his involvement by taking more prominent leadership roles in Student Government. Outside of USF, he has interned for a partner at Barley and Snyder's law firm. Brali hopes to proudly represent the university and will apply for the Marshall Scholarship in his senior year. Following his graduation, Brali plans to attend law school and gain his JD.   

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