2016 Amanda
Senior - Northeastern University
Major: Biology Minor Mathematics & International Affairs 
Amanda Luken is a rising fourth year student at Northeastern University. She is an Honors student and is a Biology major with minors in Mathematics and International Affairs. Upon completing her Bachelors Amanda aspires to matriculate into a doctorate program in global health. 
2016 Alysa
Senior - Clarkson University
Major: Electrical Engineering
Minor: Computer Science
Alysa Leong is a rising junior studying electrical engineering with a computer science minor at Clarkson University. Born and raised in New York City, Alysa is used to the hustle and bustle of life, which is heavily prevalent with technology.  In the future, Alysa hopes to help with cyber security issues such as preventing identity fraud. Currently, Alysa is involved in biometrics research: she is currently working on an iris recognition program that uses deep learning. 
2016 NAoki
Senior - Northeastern University
Major: Electrical Engineering
Naoki was born and raised in New York City, and is a second generation Japanese American. Ever since he was a child, Naoki was fascinated with engineering. In high school, he was a part of Stuyvesant high school’s FIRST Robotics Competition team, as well as the Science Olympiad Robot Arm team. Aside from academics, actively participating in these teams became his top priorities, and he would spend almost everyday after school designing and building robots. These two activities gave root to his current passion for engineering. 
2016 Yuki
Senior - Texas A&M Univeristy
Major: Electrical Engineering
Yuki Oji is currently a senior at Texas A&M University studying Electrical Engineering. Yuki grew up in a culturally diverse household in Houston, Texas. From an early age, Yuki’s exposure to Japanese and Chinese cultures encouraged him to think differently and openly. 
2016 Olivia
Senior - Boston University
Major: Neuroscience
Olivia is a rising fourth year at Boston University, pursuing a major in neuroscience. After seeing firsthand the stigma against mental illnesses, she seeks to uncover genetic and environmental factors that play into the onset of depressive and anxiety disorders. Olivia’s goal is to use neuroscience research to prove the legitimacy of such pervasive conditions, as well as find behavioral and pharmacological therapies to improve treatment. Her passion in neuroscience lies in cell and molecular biology, physiology, and pharmacology.