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Commencement One Hundred and Thirty-fourth Annual

Friday, May 25, 2012


senior officers

College Marshal Corrine Taylor Director of the Quantitative Reasoning Program

Senior College Government Officers Kirstin Marie Dorozynski, College Government President Elizabeth McDaid Hecht, Chief Justice Emma Bess Weinstein-Levey, Director of On-Campus Affairs Lindsay Carol Barnes, Multicultural Affairs Coordinator Jessica Latrice Anthony, House Presidents’ Council–College Government Liaison

Marshal’s Aides Jennifer M. Stephan Dean of the Class of 2012 Lori I. Tenser Dean of First-Year Students Trustee Marshals Diego Arciniegas Senior Lecturer in Theatre Studies Angela C. Carpenter Wellesley Faculty Assistant Professor of Cognitive and Linguistic Sciences

Senior Class Officers Kathleen Taylor Leonard, President Mariana Borges Vanin and Samira Daswani, Co-Vice Presidents Elizabeth Higginson Byerly, Secretary Luyang Jin, Treasurer Deborah Jennifer Tien, Social Chair


Faculty Marshals Nick Doe Senior Instructor in Chemistry Laboratory

The Boston Brass Ensemble Gregory Fritze, Principal Conductor

Kim K. McLeod Professor of Astronomy

Singer Marina Heinrich ’12

Faculty Marshals for the Class of 2012 Elizabeth R. DeSombre Camilla Chandler Frost Professor of Environmental Studies Michèle M. Respaut Professor of French President’s Aides Tracy Gleason Whitehead Associate Professor of Critical Thought and Associate Professor of Psychology Carlos Ramos Professor of Spanish Junior Commencement Marshals Candice Evers Cathleen Ye Junior Baccalaureate Marshals Jean H. Lee Anoush Youssoufian

Carillonneurs Margaret Angelini ’85 Kaitlyn Schwartz ’14 Carla Staffaroni ’13 Kellie Wo ’14

Wellesley College celebrates the differences among its students while cultivating each student’s individualism. By displaying flags at Commencement that represent the citizenship or, in some cases, dual citizenships of the students in the Class of 2012, we are proudly acknowledging our diversity and expressing our continued commitment to a global learning community. Many graduates will be wearing colorful stoles draped over their gowns. These stoles are created by student organizations to show student affinity to an organization, leading to a variety of styles and designs. The audience will remain seated until the academic procession has withdrawn.

program Prelude Festmusik der Stadt Wein  Richard Strauss Little Drummer Boy  Katherine K. Davis ’14/arr. Gregory Fritze Sonata Pian’ e forte  Giovanni Gabrieli/arr. Robert King Fanfare from “Excursions”  Gregory Fritze Allmand and Galliard  William Brade Senior Procession Trumpet Tune  Henry Purcell Canzona per sonare no. 4  Giovanni Gabrieli Sonata no. 22  Johann Pezel Sonata from “Sonate et Canzoni”  Giovanni Battista Buonamente Sonata no. 28  Johann Pezel Academic Procession Trumpet Voluntary  Henry Purcell/arr. John Corley Two Fantasias  Adriano Banchieri/arr. Robert King Honie Suckle  Anthony Holborne/arr. Robert King Ronde and Salterelle  Tilman Susato Invocation Victor H. Kazanjian Jr., Dean of Intercultural Education & Religious and Spiritual Life Welcome H. Kim Bottomly, President Student Address Haley Harris ’12 Pinanski Prize for Excellence in Teaching Announcements H. Kim Bottomly Commencement Address Melissa Harris-Perry Charge to the Class of 2012 H. Kim Bottomly Conferring of the Bachelor of Arts Degree H. Kim Bottomly Andrew Shennan, Provost and Dean of the College Richard G. French, Dean of Academic Affairs Debra K. DeMeis, Dean of Students Kathryn Lynch, Dean of Faculty Affairs

America the Beautiful  i O beautiful for spacious skies, For amber waves of grain, For purple mountain majesties Above the fruited plain! America! America! God shed His grace on thee And crown thy good With brotherhood From sea to shining sea! iv O beautiful for patriot dream, That sees beyond the years Thine alabaster cities gleam Undimmed by human tears! America! America! God shed His grace on thee And crown thy good With brotherhood From sea to shining sea! –Katharine Lee Bates, Class of 1880

(Please be seated.) Benediction The Reverend Kelly J. Stone, Director of Multifaith Programs and Protestant Chaplain Recessional Psalm 18  Benedetto Marcello/arr. John Corley Declamation  Emma Lou Diemer Auld Lang Syne  Traditional From “The Danserye”  Tilman Susato I. La Mourisque III. Ronde IV. Basse Danse Bergeret VI. Pavane Battaille


candidates for the degree of bachelor of arts Carly Rose Abarbanel

Lucy Elizabeth Archer

Shadae Kamilah Beale

Ashley Nicole Abarr

Hattie Arevalo

Julia Christine Becker

Springfield, Massachusetts Cinema and Media Studies Saint Joseph, Missouri Neuroscience

Bethel Dawit Adefres Nairobi, Kenya Neuroscience

Priya Samantha Agarwal-Harding Clarksville, Maryland English Peace and Justice Studies

Kyle Kathleen O’Brien Ahlers Ashland, Massachusetts History Women’s and Gender Studies

Jaeun Cabelle Ahn

Richmond, British Columbia, Canada Art History

Amisha Ahuja

Princeton, New Jersey Biological Sciences English

Kavya Akash

Milton, Massachusetts Economics Philosophy

Ranya Tarek Al-Mashouk Al-Markh, Bahrain English

Laila Alawa

East Hampstead, New Hampshire Psychology

Roshan Badii Alemi McLean, Virginia Political Science

Jessica Pamela Allan

Cambridge, Massachusetts Peace and Justice Studies History

Hannah Susanne Allen

Princeton, New Jersey Philosophy

Stephanie Vanessa Anklin

Westford, Massachusetts Economics Art History

Jessica Latrice Anthony Flint, Michigan Economics

Berkeley, California Physics

Indianapolis, Indiana Cognitive and Linguistic Sciences

Yaba Anneta Armah Accra, Ghana Economics French

Dorlin Adriana Armijo Dallas, Texas English Political Science

Nabeela Khanam Arshi

Issaquah, Washington Economics Peace and Justice Studies

Camila Ariane Arze Torres Goitia El Paso, Texas Peace and Justice Studies

Katia Lakiesha Aubry

Cambridge, Massachusetts Africana Studies Sociology

Erica Nicole Augustine

Brockton, Massachusetts Economics

Shoshana Bachman

Las Vegas, Nevada Chemistry

Elizabeth Bair

Madison, Wisconsin Health and Society

Alexandria Marie Barnes Cincinnati, Ohio Urban Studies

Lindsay Carol Barnes Reston, Virginia Economics

Vanessa Barrera

Santa Ana, California Environmental Studies

Julie Blair Bass

Tucson, Arizona Anthropology

Faye Gwendolyn Bates

Glastonbury, Connecticut English and Creative Writing

Annabelle Elizabeth Batista Ashby, Massachusetts Astrophysics

Jamaica, New York French

Berkeley, California German Studies Economics

Anna Rose Belkin

Providence, Rhode Island English and Creative Writing Jewish Studies

Melanie Samantha Bellini Upton, Massachusetts Spanish Middle Eastern Studies

Gabriela Cristina Benedit

San Juan, Puerto Rico Cinema and Media Studies

Heather Anne Benfield

Brewster, New York Women’s and Gender Studies

Lucy Ann Bergin

Westford, Massachusetts German Language and Literature Music

Olivia Anna Kristina Bergman Varberg, Sweden Spanish Peace and Justice Studies

Kara Bernert

South Dartmouth, Massachusetts Chemistry Women’s and Gender Studies

Abena Akyiaa Konadu Bonna Burlington, New Jersey Classical Civilization Philosophy

Merene Nana Amina Botsio Accra, Ghana Africana Studies International Relations – Political Science

Victoria Elizabeth Boyd Memphis, Tennessee Chemistry

Alison Schuster Brace

Westwood, Massachusetts Economics Media Arts and Sciences

Amanda Danielle Braun Princeton, New Jersey Theatre Studies Political Science

Ms. Christina Breitenberg-Scavuzzo

San Diego, California English

Alicia Michelle Brooks Fort Worth, Texas Philosophy

Kyla Whitney Brown

Paxton, Massachusetts Psychology

Noranda Edna Helen Brown Wellesley, Massachusetts Geosciences

Viveka Bhandari

Olivia Whitney Brown

Rukmani Devi Bhatia

Rhea Anne Brown

New Delhi, India History Brookfield, Wisconsin International Relations – History French Cultural Studies

Katlyn Elizabeth Bloomfield Wellesley, Massachusetts Studio Art Media Arts and Sciences

Caroline Marie Boes

Lexington, Kentucky Computer Science

Holly Elizabeth Boland

Wellesley, Massachusetts English Spanish

Kayla Maureen Bolton

Beverly Hills, Michigan Economics

Farmington, Connecticut Philosophy Unity, Wisconsin Psychology

Clara Marie Buchholtz

Chico, California Neuroscience German Language and Literature

Erika Louise Buckle

Boxborough, Massachusetts Chemistry

Megan Athena Budge

Salt Lake City, Utah Political Science

Dana Ray Bullister

Weston, Massachusetts Computer Science Cognitive and Linguistic Sciences


Kristine Alexis Bundschuh

Hollis, New Hampshire Cognitive and Linguistic Sciences Spanish

Robyn Leona Burleson Seattle, Washington Political Science Spanish

Sarah Rose Bye

Holicong, Pennsylvania French Biological Sciences

Elizabeth Higginson Byerly Englewood, New Jersey Psychology

Katherine Mary Byrnes Palm Bay, Florida Economics

Lauren Anne Cahillane

Northampton, Massachusetts Cognitive and Linguistic Sciences French

Lauren Alexis Calihman Riverdale, New York Art History

Emmanuelle Esch Charlier

Hillary Anne Clevenger

Emily Ann Cuddy

Jennifer Hyun-Jung Chay

Anya Ingber Clifford

Daisy Elizabeth Cuellar

Katherine Jean Chen

Renee Louise Coe

Alexandra Christine Curatolo

Baltimore, Maryland International Relations – History Seoul, South Korea Economics

Beijing, People’s Republic of China Theatre Studies History

Melissa Anne Chen

Saratoga, California Economics

Catherine Yanan Cheng

Cheshire, Connecticut Biological Chemistry

CeCe Cheng

Pearland, Texas Biological Sciences

Anthea Hue Ching Cheung

Mississauga, Ontario, Canada Mathematics

Haesun Cho

Kunpo-Si, South Korea Psychology

Briana Marisa Calleros

Monica Wonju Cho

Anarosa Campos

Sil Ro Cho

Yorba Linda, California Political Science Los Angeles, California Political Science Neuroscience

Selenia Caraveo

Chicago, Illinois Africana Studies Spanish

Erica Michelle Carr

Lexington, Massachusetts Cinema and Media Studies

Rachel Yvonne Casiano Frederick, Maryland Psychology

Tiffany Si-Ting Chan

Piedmont, California Psychology Economics

Daisy Anna Chang

Monroe, New York Economics

Kimberly Ya-Chin Chang

Houston, Texas Japanese Language and Literature Media Arts and Sciences

Sara Catherine Chapman

Bentonville, Arkansas Peace and Justice Studies

South Deerfield, Massachusetts Japanese Language and Literature Coppell, Texas Political Science East Asian Studies

Granite Bay, California Latin American Studies Hong Kong SAR, China Bioethics Saint Paul, Minnesota History Middle Eastern Studies

Anna Catherine Coll

Barcelona, Spain International Relations – Political Science

Talia Linda Colosimo

New York, New York English Italian Studies

Katherine Anne Connolly

New Canaan, Connecticut Biological Sciences

Conisha Cooper

Narberth, Pennsylvania Psychology

Michelle Korto Corkrum

Hanscom AFB, Massachusetts Neuroscience

Anna Maria Frein Coronata Seattle, Washington Neuroscience

Veronica Correa Moreno Miami, Florida Political Science

Lalita Choe

Kathleen Eleanor Corrigan

Ginger Elyse Chou

Laura Coughlin

Christine Marie Choudri

Amanda Lee Crescitelli Santana

Fresh Meadows, New York Japanese Language and Literature New York, New York Biological Sciences Fairport, New York Political Science

Stephanie Takeyo Chu Hilo, Hawaii East Asian Studies

Sei Eun Chun

Seoul, South Korea Mathematics

Emma Chung

Lexington, Massachusetts Biological Sciences

Jae Lim Chung

Seoul, South Korea Political Science

Leah Christina Clement Baltimore, Maryland Biological Chemistry

Lexington, Massachusetts Neuroscience Tiburon, California Biological Sciences

Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey Spanish

Katherine A. Crispi

New City, New York International Relations – Political Science

Samantha Marie Crowell Fort Wayne, Indiana Africana Studies Political Science

Jaimie De’Anna Crumley

Woodbridge, Virginia International Relations – History Religion

Lukiih Stephany Cuan Brooklyn, New York Economics

Parkville, Missouri Economics Los Angeles, California Political Science Manchester, Massachusetts Economics

Emma Davol Curtis

Summit, New Jersey Art History

Laura Anne Dabrowski

Huntington, New York History

Yu Shan Dai

New York, New York Economics

Amanda Joy Daigle

Lexington, Massachusetts Bioinformatics

Jessica Lauren Daigle

Westminster, Massachusetts English

Dorthea Irene Damaskos

Port Jefferson, New York Sociology Spanish

Emily Marina Darling Louisville, Kentucky Architecture

Samira Daswani Kolkata, India Art History

Julie Marie Daurio

Westfield, New Jersey English American Studies

Amalina Kohli Dave

New Delhi, India Sociology Women’s and Gender Studies

Rosalie Patricia Davis Henrico, Virginia French

Lia Elgia Dawley

Portland, Oregon Economics Art History

Stephanie Kathleen Day Nokomis, Florida English Chemistry

Aisha De Avila-Shin

Oakland, California History


Aurora Rose Decker-Arendt Plainview, New York Philosophy

Soleana Tenorio Demapan

Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands Biological Sciences Africana Studies

Julia Lisa Denardo Roney

Southborough, Massachusetts Psychology

Jamie Lynn Derr

Attleboro, Massachusetts Psychology

Regina Louise Desantis

Staten Island, New York English

Yasmine Ranjini Devi-Chou New York, New York Economics Mathematics

Julia Helen Victoria Di Cicco Pasadena, California Geosciences

Wendy James Dickieson Bethesda, Maryland Art History

Surina Diddi

Holmdel, New Jersey Economics

Elise Rebecca Digga

Cambridge, Massachusetts Biological Sciences Italian Studies

Yiling Ding

Yuen Long, New Territories, Hong Kong SAR, China Economics

Christina Louise Dominguez Alhambra, California Psychology Sociology

Jane Elizabeth Domino

Milton, Massachusetts French

Kate Parker Donahue

Emeryville, California Mathematics

Jemimah Dorilas

Milton, Massachusetts Peace and Justice Studies

Kirstin Marie Dorozynski Gallatin, New York Peace and Justice Studies

Shernaz Sophia Dossabhoy

Lexington, Massachusetts German Language and Literature

Caroline Catherine Dougherty

Ashley Elyse Engel

Jessica Lynn Franks

Krista Marie Douglass

Jennifer Errington

Elizabeth Manierre Freeman

Orinda, California Neuroscience Economics

Jackson, Tennessee Spanish Women’s and Gender Studies

Lucie Elizabeth Drozd Chicago, Illinois Biological Sciences

Grafton, Wisconsin Spanish Political Science Darien, Connecticut Economics

Melissa Ann Evans

Charlotte, North Carolina German Language and Literature Political Science

Cassandra Duarte

Lincoln, Rhode Island Biological Chemistry

Brittany Lynn Duffy

Purcellville, Virginia Architecture

Simone Rae Dufresne

Salem, New Hampshire Psychology

Aeron E. Dugan

Somerville, Massachusetts Psychology

Ila Celeste Duncan

Wilton, Connecticut Japanese Language and Literature

Amanda Marie Duritsch Troy, Ohio Economics Biological Sciences

Anne Madeline Fairfield-Sonn Old Lyme, Connecticut Studio Art

Larkspur, California International Relations – History

Karla Valeria Feijoo

Julia Alexandrovna Gall

Valley Stream, New York History Spanish

Kristen J. Ferguson

Bethpage, New York Women’s and Gender Studies

Nichole Marina Fermanis Scottsdale, Arizona American Studies

Elizabeth Anne Ferme

Incline Village, Nevada Mathematics

Samantha Taryn Finn

San Antonio, Texas English Africana Studies

Garwood, New Jersey Peace and Justice Studies

Galina Gagin

Manama, Bahrain Sociology

Molly K. Eckel

Cassandra Lynn Eddington

Meghan Jane Friedman

Sara Esam Fakhro

Elizabeth Amalia Finn

Bedford, New Hampshire Art History

Piedmont, California Political Science Spanish

Emilie Michelle Futterman

Serena Cora Eastman

Cambridge, Massachusetts Neuroscience

Dayton, Maryland Psychology Spanish

Saint Louis, Missouri Italian Studies Wellesley, Massachusetts Computer Science

Brianna Grace Fitch Brussels, Belgium Political Science Religion

Grand Rapids, Michigan Neuroscience Woodinville, Washington Neuroscience

Melissa Draper Gallant

FPO, Military Post Office Environmental Studies

Lynn Dowd Gallogly

Roslindale, Massachusetts Classical Civilization

Isabella M. Gambill

Belmont, Massachusetts Environmental Studies

Yinan Ge

Irvine, California Chinese Language and Literature International Relations – Political Science

Nicole Fantaye Gebriel

Culver City, California Media Arts and Sciences

Alexandra Gendreau

Galesville, Wisconsin Mathematics

Mika Edgerly

Claire Ames Fogarty

Zahra Murtaza Ghadyali

Takako Ehara

Katherine Campbell Foley

Sophia J. Ghaus

Ijeoma Christine Ekeh

Alice Fong

Elizabeth DeNoon Gilmartin

Lexington, Massachusetts Spanish Economics Tokyo, Japan Economics Gilbert, Arizona Physics

Victoria Elizabeth Ellis Sylvania, Ohio Biological Sciences

Arlington, Virginia Women’s and Gender Studies Spanish Orono, Maine Classical Civilization

Fresh Meadows, New York Economics Mathematics

Genea Chantell Foster

South Ozone Park, New York Environmental Studies

Franklin, Massachusetts Middle Eastern Studies Chemistry Cupertino, California Neuroscience Milton, Massachusetts Economics

Rachael Laura Goldenberg Rochester, New York Peace and Justice Studies


Genevieve Mara Goldleaf

Niskayuna, New York Medieval/Renaissance Studies Environmental Studies

Lilian Michelle Gong

Fresno, California Biological Chemistry Psychology

Michelle Elizabeth Goodman Jacksonville, Florida Art History

Divya Gopinath

Saratoga, California Economics Mathematics

Melissa Louise Gracia Chicago, Illinois Psychology Spanish

Stephanie Elizabeth Graham

Raleigh, North Carolina Women’s and Gender Studies

Simonetta Cochran Gramolini La Hulpe, Belgium Psychology Anthropology

S.J. Gray

Montclair, Virginia Peace and Justice Studies

Brittany-Rae Gregory

Memphis, Tennessee English and Creative Writing

Elizabeth Trace Grether

Saint Cloud, Minnesota Psychology

Cara Christine Groden

Seattle, Washington French German Language and Literature

Aisling H. Grogan

Dripping Springs, Texas Russian Area Studies

Claire Olivia Grossman Miami, Florida English

Valentina Susanne Grub

Rensselaer, New York Classical Civilization Medieval/Renaissance Studies

Julia Katherine Calloway Gruhot Lawrenceburg, Kentucky History

Samantha Marie Guergenenov Paris, France Philosophy

Andrea Margaret Gumushian

Marina Heinrich

Olivia Lane Hulme

Karianne Gundersen

Lara Leigh Helm

My-Co Thi Huynh

Averi Jasmin Gutierrez

Olivia Lorraine Hendricks

Bloomfield Hill, Michigan Art History Bergen, Norway Economics Political Science

Phoenix, Arizona Cinema and Media Studies Art History

Marice Guzman

Miami, Florida Political Science

Patience Gyamfi

Budd Lake, New Jersey Political Science

Rachel Hannah Haberman

Sudbury, Massachusetts Cognitive and Linguistic Sciences

Jessica N. Haladyna

Saint Johns, Florida Biological Sciences Latin

Jie Han

Savoy, Illinois Computer Science Economics

Phoebe Nathan Handler

Allison Park, Pennsylvania Environmental Studies

Haley Harris

Wilmette, Illinois French

Jennifer Anne Harris Chicago, Illinois Art History

Stephanie Miyuki Hata Saratoga, California Chemistry English

Alexandra Elise Hatem

Lowell, Massachusetts Geosciences English

Dominique Tomika Hazzard

Fort Washington, Maryland Environmental Studies

Annie He

New York, New York Economics Biological Sciences

Elizabeth McDaid Hecht

Washington, District of Columbia Art History

Mountain View, California Music Farmington, Connecticut English Computer Science West Granby, Connecticut Chemistry

Linnea Elizabeth Herzog Saint Paul, Minnesota Neuroscience

Sarah Catherine Heveron-Smith Webster, New York Studio Art

Rose Margaret Cecilia Heydt Lincoln, Nebraska Media Arts and Sciences Psychology

Jennifer Berne Heyman

Newton, Massachusetts Cognitive and Linguistic Sciences

Sasha Ali Hill

Brooklyn, New York Psychology

Josephine Ho

Sierra Madre, California Political Science Theatre Studies

Corianne Nicole Holmes Naperville, Illinois French East Asian Studies

Mary Juliet Weber Holmes Shaker Heights, Ohio Economics

Gena Meeyuen Hong

Sammamish, Washington Women’s and Gender Studies

Eriko Houlette

Tokorozawa, Japan Psychology

Mia Mei-Oy Howard

Bloomington, Minnesota Biological Sciences

Mengyu Huang

Severna Park, Maryland East Asian Studies Economics

Stephanie S. Huang

Warren, New Jersey Chemistry

Angela Iring Hui

New Providence, New Jersey Sociology

Alma, Michigan Chemistry

Lakewood, Colorado Sociology Chinese Language and Literature

Zara Ibrahim

Great Falls, Virginia Biological Sciences Spanish

Alexandria Leigh Icenhower San Diego, California Political Science

Shilpa Shiv Idnani

Ossining, New York Environmental Studies

Kyomi Jane Igarashi

Sacramento, California Biological Chemistry Religion

Esther Soojeong Im

Little Rock, Arkansas International Relations – Political Science

Rachel Vega Ingber

Greenwich, Connecticut Health and Society

Neera Islam

New York, New York History

Charity Nichole Jackson

Plano, Texas International Relations – History

Lisa Manimalethu Jacob

Lexington, Massachusetts Chemistry

Artemis Ellen Jenkins Albany, California Architecture French

Luyang Jin

Houston, Texas Biological Sciences

Mannat Johal

Chandigarh, India Classical Civilization

Linnea Perrin Johnson

Kansas City, Missouri Art History

Sophie Head Johnson

Bloomington, Minnesota Art History


Tessa R.K. Johnson

Grace Kim

Charleen Johnson Stoever

Jean M. Kim

Crystal Lake, Illinois Psychology Economics Moses Lake, Washington French Cultural Studies Women’s and Gender Studies

Christine Hyunjeong Joo

Kyungki-do, South Korea Economics

Melanie Lauren Baroff Kaplan La Jolla, California Latin American Studies

Maki Kato

Wellesley, Massachusetts Psychology

Ye Ji Kee

Seoul, South Korea Economics

Stephanie Anastasia Keer

Doylestown, Pennsylvania Biological Chemistry

Alexis Mary Joanna Kelleher Worcester, Massachusetts English

Genevieve Francis Kelly San Jose, California Anthropology

Karen Kemirembe

Kampala, Uganda Biological Sciences Spanish

Rachel Elizabeth Kery Owings, Maryland Neuroscience Anthropology

Ameera A. Keval

Amman, Jordan Middle Eastern Studies

Carole H. Kim

Torrance, California Neuroscience

Elaine Jieun Kim

Wellesley, Massachusetts Economics

Esther Y. Kim

Port Washington, New York English

Gi Yoon Kim

Seoul, South Korea Peace and Justice Studies

Old Tappan, New Jersey Spanish Political Science South Barrington, Illinois English and Creative Writing

Samantha Jin-Hyen Kim

Westlake Village, California Computer Science

Yoolim Kim

Chicago, Illinois Cognitive and Linguistic Sciences

YouNa Kim

Seoul, South Korea Econommics

Ypsse Kim

Seoul, South Korea Economics

Amy Sooyon Kimm

San Antonio, Texas Biological Sciences

Kerry Marjorie Knerr Houston, Texas American Studies

Senta Marie Knuth

Minneapolis, Minnesota Political Science Economics

Rinda Ko

New York, New York Neuroscience

Weiye Kou

Beijing, People’s Republic of China Economics History

Nandita Krishnaswamy Singapore, Singapore Mathematics Economics

Lydia MacKerrow Krooss

San Francisco, California Political Science

Darcy Frances Kupferschmidt

Audubon, Pennsylvania Japanese Language and Literature Art History

Quynh-Diem Thi Lam

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Neuroscience

Julia Irene Lanigan

Brookline, Massachusetts English

Melinda Dawn Lanius

Suyun Lee

Chanelle Marie Lansley

Michelle J. Lehouillier

Sarah Larson

Hayley Miller Lenahan

Susan A. Laves

Kathleen Taylor Leonard

Elizabeth Sally Lawler

Josie Tak Yi Leung

Nhu M. Le

Emma Ran Li

North Haven, Connecticut Mathematics Waterville, Maine Psychology

Springfield, Virginia Music Austin, Texas Women’s and Gender Studies Milton, Massachusetts Chemistry Leominster, Massachusetts Chemistry

Alison Kyung-Hwa Lee

Woodbridge, Connecticut Biological Sciences

Christine Jong-sun Lee Salt Lake City, Utah East Asian Studies

Claire Joan Lee

Santa Clarita, California Psychology

Cynthia Tin Lee

Baltimore, Maryland Economics

Jennifer Min Lee

Claremont, California International Relations – Political Science

Jessica Haewon Lee

Montville, New Jersey Biological Sciences

Jinah Lee

Yorktown, Virginia Economics East Asian Studies

Lianna Yi-An Lee

Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China Economics

Michelle Lee

Great Neck, New York Neuroscience

Ruth Youngeun Lee Columbus, Ohio Psychology

Stephanie Wing Yi Lee

Newton, Massachusetts Chemistry French

Dallas, Texas Biological Sciences Pepperell, Massachusetts Biological Sciences Dalton, Pennsylvania English

Rochester, New York Cinema and Media Studies Hong Kong SAR, China Geosciences Vancouver, Washington International Relations – Economics

Kate Lean Liebmann

Worcester, Massachusetts Biological Sciences Spanish

Yoowon Lim

Corona, California Biological Chemistry

Jiali L. Lin

New York, New York Economics Chinese Language and Literature

Theresa Lin

West Springfield, Massachusetts International Relations – Political Science

Tiffany Lin

Kaohsiung City, Taiwan, Republic of China Physics

Emma E. Lisak

Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania English and Creative Writing

Kristin Ann Liska

Poway, California International Relations – History Mathematics

Alice Yaxin Liu

Saint Paul, Minnesota Economics

Karen Liu

Herndon, Virginia Economics Japanese Language and Literature

Anne Leary Livermore

Exeter, New Hampshire English and Creative Writing


Maya Alexis Lochan

Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania Political Science Women’s Studies

Sonia Lopez

Hialeah, Florida Political Science

Raisa Marie Lopez-Rhoden New York, New York Psychology

Victoria Lou

Thousand Oaks, California Economics

Camden Kristina Louie

Piedmont, California American Studies French Cultural Studies

Jennifer Chen Lu

Newton, Massachusetts Psychology

Shaina Lu

San Marino, California Classical Civilization

Amita Maram

Robbinsville, New Jersey Classical Civilization

Lilly Marcelin

Newton, Massachusetts Women’s and Gender Studies

Anjalee Eleanor Martin

Silver Spring, Maryland Political Science

Julia Martin

Hinsdale, New Hampshire Psychology Classical Civilization

May-Elise Chalmers Martinsen Osprey, Florida Music

Lydia Ruth Mathewson Rutland, Vermont Psychology

Sarah Alexandra McAra

Cataumet, Massachusetts Religion Sociology

Colleen Patricia McCarthy Jennifer Elise MacDonald

Scarsdale, New York Political Science German Language and Literature

Seung Jin Maeng

Seong Nam-Si, Kyunggi-Do, South Korea Chemistry Psychology

Rachel Wilcox Magid

Newton, Massachusetts Psychology French

Syeda Rifaiyat Mahbub Dhaka, Bangladesh Economics

Meaghan Deborah Maher Stuyvesant, New York Economics Political Science

Sabrina Maisel

Los Altos, California Biological Sciences

Samantha Nomsa Malambo Nhlangano, Swaziland Economics Africana Studies

Grace E. Mandel

Gainesville, Florida Political Science

Rhea Manekia

Wellesley, Massachusetts Economics

Wellesley, Massachusetts Art History

Rhiannon Elizabeth Ploof McCarthy

Brimfield, Massachusetts English and Creative Writing

Amelia Lou McDermott Dover Foxcroft, Maine Economics French

Morgan Chmiel McKinney Plattsburgh, New York Political Science

Ruth Hannah McLachlin

Shanghai, People’s Republic of China International Relations – Political Science

Claire Elizabeth McRee

Lancaster, Pennsylvania History

Lourdes Mendoza

Fort Lupton, Colorado Women’s Studies Spanish

Emma Katherine Miller Montclair, New Jersey French English

Sarah Powell Miller

York, Pennsylvania Political Science Religion

Susan Kay Miller Utica, Ohio History French

Lorena Emilia Molina Cecchetti North Bethesda, Maryland Cinema and Media Studies

Mariaesther Moncada

Van Nuys, California Economics Mathematics

Meagan Maura Moody

Dunstable, Massachusetts Political Science

Christina Yu-Shin Moon

San Francisco, California Sociology

Jacqueline Angelique Moreno Palmdale, California Comparative Literature

Kirstie Liza Moreno Andrews, Indiana Anthropology Psychology

Anna Carter Morris

Fuquay Varina, North Carolina Economics

Audrey A. Morrison

Germantown, Tennessee Japanese Language and Literature

Hannah Elaine Morrison Wichita, Kansas Anthropology

Hannah Elizabeth Moshier

Orange, California International Relations – History French

Abigail Grace Murdy

Middleboro, Massachusetts English Philosophy

Claire G. Merrill

Kelsey Mayme Murphy

Cornelia Mihaila

Rebecca Kweryogha Muwanse

Old Greenwich, Connecticut Comparative Literature Brea, California Mathematics Biological Sciences

Brighton, Massachusetts Economics Nairobi, Kenya Biological Sciences

Anne Shaw Myers

Albany, New York Sociology

Samantha Marie Nadal

Berwick, Pennsylvania French Philosophy

Rachel Marjorie Nagin

Cleveland, Ohio Peace and Justice Studies

Agnieszka M. Nagorna

Flemington, New Jersey Economics

Mehar Najeeb

New York, New York Political Science South Asian Studies

Ikuno Naka

Harrison, New York International Relations – History

Priyanka Nakka

Longmeadow, Massachusetts Chemistry

Alyssa Jooyeon Nam

Seoul, South Korea Economics

Amelia Jayne Nealley Winterport, Maine Biological Sciences

Emma Judith Nechamkin Scarsdale, New York Chemistry

Madeleine Susanna Theresa Smits Nelson Oakland, California Economics Political Science

Sarah Jane Niederberger

Carmel, Indiana International Relations – Economics

Katherine R. Nolan Putney, Vermont Psychology Africana Studies

Tanya Koch Ocker

San Anselmo, California Political Science French Cultural Studies

Deirdre Eileen Offenheiser Carlisle, Massachusetts Political Science


Constance Alexandra Ohlinger

Aileen Patimeteeporn

Catherine Meyunghee Ok

Lela Ashton Paultre

Monterey, California Health and Society

Douglaston, New York Psychology

Brentwood, Tennessee Economics Hollis, New York Chinese Language and Literature

Rachel Caledonia Oliver

Kathryn Ellen Pavia

Elisha Alexandra Orama

Alison Lynne Pearson

San Diego, California French Miramar, Florida Psychology

Natalie Bianca Ornell

Braintree, Massachusetts East Asian Studies English

Safa Wasfia Osmani

Newton, Massachusetts Psychology

Natalia Ospina

Roselle Park, New Jersey Environmental Studies

Kristal Alexis Otero Miami, Florida Psychology

Colleen Marie Ottomano

Camden, Maine Cinema and Media Studies

Mariany Altagracia Padilla Miami, Florida Italian Studies

Belgin Samantha Palaz

Houston, Texas International Relations – History

Jesyka Maria Palmer

Saint Joseph, Missouri Theatre Studies

Elizabeth Hsueh Yue Pan New York, New York American Studies

Hannah Lusia Park

Baton Rouge, Louisiana Sociology

Heidi Sohyun Park

Manhasset Hills, New York Biological Sciences

Michelle Jae Eun Park

Whitestone, New York Mathematics

Salt Lake City, Utah Biological Chemistry Avon, Connecticut International Relations – Economics

Gabriela Olivia Perez Villalobos San Jose, California Mathematics

Kelsey Ann Pfleger

Fort Worth, Texas Political Science Philosophy

Carolyn Taylor Phillips Woodside, California Neuroscience

Nia Kamille Phillips

Verona, Pennsylvania Political Science Spanish

Sohini Sarah Pillai

Lexington, Massachusetts Theatre Studies South Asian Studies

Maggie Elisabeth Polachek San Anselmo, California Political Science

Catherine Elizabeth Poon McLean, Virginia Women’s Studies

Justine Mariel Portmann Corinth, Maine English Art History

Pooja Prasad

Morgan Hill, California Peace and Justice Studies Biological Sciences

Pin Pravalprukskul

Bangkok, Thailand Environmental Studies

Maria Trimarco Prebble

Marshfield, Wisconsin International Relations – History

Katherine Marie Parker

Naranidh Punmeechaow

Marissa Danielle Parrish

Colleen Marie Purcell

Piedmont, California Comparative Literature Youngwood, Pennsylvania English

Nonthaburi, Thailand East Asian Studies

Mountain View, California Economics

Alexandra Monique Quintela

Atwater, California Cinema and Media Studies German Language and Literature

Stephanie Danielle Quon Flushing, New York Political Science Spanish

Karin Christine Robinson San Antonio, Texas Sociology

Kelsey Danielle Rodriguez Miami, Florida Psychology

Marussia Rothenberg Role Hartsdale, New York Psychology

Maliha Rahman

Marie Teresa Romero

Angelica Carolina Ramirez

Nikki Ellen Rossetti

Pleasanton, California Political Science Los Angeles, California Women’s Studies Biological Sciences

Celida Jazmin Ramirez Lynwood, California Spanish

Ana Cristina Ramos

New York, New York East Asian Studies

Richland, Washington English Framingham, Massachusetts Neuroscience

Sara Jennifer Rubin

Edina, Minnesota International Relations – Political Science

Meredith Lombard Ruhl

Watertown, Massachusetts English

Jasmine Kaur Rana

Woodinville, Washington Chemistry

Alizah Fatimah Raza Lahore, Pakistan Architecture Economics

Caroline Parker Read

Manhasset, New York Political Science

Elizabeth McCormick Regan Sandwich, Massachusetts Chemistry

Whitney Reid

Bensalem, Pennsylvania Biological Sciences

Laura Mary Reuter

Woods Hole, Massachusetts Neuroscience

Rebecca Lynn Richardson Brentwood, Tennessee Psychology

Daniela Rios

Bell, California Biological Sciences

Halle Caitlan Ritter

Arlington, Virginia Chemistry

Maria Alejandra Rizo-Vergara Haslett, Michigan Political Science Economics

Autumn Danielle Robey

Surgoinsville, Tennessee Neuroscience

Sana Tajoddin Saiyed

Shelbyville, Kentucky Anthropology History

Laura Salazar-Altobelli Lima, Peru Architecture

Erica Saldivar Garcia

Ontario, California Spanish Economics

Rachel Ann Salmanowitz Menlo Park, California Religion

Jordan Alaine Samiere Franklin, Tennessee Economics

Taylor Beatrice Sanchez Grants, New Mexico Geosciences

Hallie Candice Santo

Oyster Bay Cove, New York English and Creative Writing

Ashima Sarup

Naperville, Illinois Biological Sciences

Lindsay Ann Schein

Saint Louis, Missouri Psychology

Mary Kate Schneeweis

Sterling, Massachusetts Geosciences English


Ina Andrea Schrems Pregarten, Austria Italian Studies Psychology

Alexa Genevieve Schultz

Hinsdale, New Hampshire Psychology

Zsófia Schwéger

Budapest, Hungary Comparative Literature Studio Art

Kayla Anne Scire

Medford, Massachusetts Political Science Women’s and Gender Studies

Angie Eun Je Seo

Paramus, New Jersey East Asian Studies

Yoobin Seo

Seoul, South Korea Political Science

Nirali Nirmal Shah

Basking Ridge, New Jersey International Relations – Political Science

Molly Margaret Shanley

Marshfield, Massachusetts Psychology

Hajara Shareef

Windham, Maine Philosophy

Aabha Sharma

Banepa Kavre, Nepal Biological Chemistry

Khahilia Yanna-Ashelle Shaw Albany, New York Political Science

Sarah Blake Sherburne

Mill Valley, California Economics French

Michelle Ann Shkedi

Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey Economics

Rachel Grace Shuen

San Ramon, California History Spanish

Nimrah Nihal Siddiqui

The Woodlands, Texas History

Alexandra Marie Simas

Bellevue, Washington Neuroscience

Erin Aileen Simons

Wilbraham, Massachusetts Psychology

Katie Patricia Simpson

North Attleboro, Massachusetts American Studies

Rachel Elizabeth Smith

East Ryegate, Vermont Political Science

Tonia Kassandra Smith

Brooklyn, New York Peace and Justice Studies Africana Studies

Whitney Imani Smith

Detroit, Michigan Environmental Studies

Lena Veronica Smoot

Bowie, Maryland English and Creative Writing

Chan Myae Myae Soe Yangon, Myanmar Chemistry

Alison S. Song

Forest Hills, New York Economics

Grace Song

Los Angeles, California Political Science East Asian Studies

Katrina Soriano

Livingston, New Jersey Biological Sciences

Ariana Rayner Spence

New York, New York Political Science Women’s and Gender Studies

Judine K. St. Gerard

Milton, Massachusetts French Cultural Studies

Michelle Marie Stack

Danbury, Connecticut English

Aimee Michelle Stafford

Walpole, Massachusetts Psychology

Ann Walt Stallings

Jackson, Mississippi Classical and Near Eastern Archeology

Terra LeAndrea Stanley

Indian Springs, Alabama Latin American Studies Political Science

Katrina Donovan Stearns Eustis, Florida Psychology

Laura Stearns

Bakersfield, California Neuroscience

Kelli Nzinga-Royale Stephens

Adeline L. Tan

Cailey Djule Stevens

Diana Isabel Tantillo

Tampa, Florida Spanish Environmental Studies

West Wareham, Massachusetts Economics Spanish

Emma Elizabeth Strick

Kirkland, Washington Anthropology

Ursa Elizabeth Stutsman-Hubbell Watertown, Massachusetts Computer Science

Gauri Shambhavi Subramani Minnetonka, Minnesota Economics English

Kristal Kay Sullivan

Natick, Massachusetts Chemistry

Zakiyyah Zarinah Elyse Sutton Boston, Massachusetts Sociology Political Science

Lori Marie Suvajian

Arlington, Massachusetts English

Sonja Nicole Swanbeck

Falmouth, Massachusetts Neuroscience

Keyong Ah (Regina) Tahk Irvine, California Political Science English

Myriam Louiza Taibi

Roslindale, Massachusetts Biological Chemistry

Mijeong Takahashi

Worcester, Massachusetts Neuroscience

Naomi Takaki

Bothell, Washington Mathematics

Jeung Mi Takeda

West Roxbury, Massachusetts Architecture

Anna Phillips Talley

Memphis, Tennessee Political Science

Margaret Adams Tallmadge Veneta, Oregon Peace and Justice Studies

Eden Prairie, Minnesota Economics French Guaynabo, Puerto Rico Media Arts and Sciences

Stephanie Lee Tatum

Spring Hill, Florida Economics

Sarina Marie Taylor

Ridgewood, New Jersey East Asian Studies Art History

Kara Renee Templeton McLean, Virginia Philosophy

An-Chi Teng

Singapore, Singapore Economics

Anastasia Thayer

Springfield, Vermont Environmental Studies Economics

Deborah Jennifer Tien Troy, Michigan Astrophysics

Grace Ning Tien

Hillsborough, New Jersey Political Science

Maria Isabel Toro Miami, Florida Psychology

Emma Frances Townsend-Merino Carlsbad, California Psychology Women’s and Gender Studies

Suzanne Marie Trainor

Sherborn, Massachusetts Political Science

Anne Ching-Lan Tuan

San Jose, California Economics Japanese Language and Literature

Rebecca Callahan Turkington

Lyme, New Hampshire International Relations – History

Kyndal Lynn Turner

East Point, Georgia Economics Spanish

Nicole Andrea Uhrain

Elizabeth City, North Carolina Russian


Julia Mary Urquhart

Wing Yee Wan

Jordan Marium Williams

Jennifer Tu Yang

Judee Ebele Utoh

Annie X. Wang

Ellen Margaret Willis-Norton

Esra Emel Yarar

Amy Elizabeth Wolkin

April Rene Yeaney

Pottstown, Pennsylvania English Portsmouth, New Hampshire Architecture Spanish

Anisha Vachani

Lexington, Massachusetts Economics

Elizabeth Carmen Valera

Claremont, California International Relations – Economics

Jessica Malia Vandenberg

Huntington Beach, California Environmental Studies Geosciences

Mariana Borges Vanin

Miami, Florida International Relations – Political Science

Marie Janelle Vasek

Tumwater, Washington Computer Science

Cielo Alisson Villa

Queens, New York Women’s and Gender Studies

Julie Ursuline Vining

Westford, Massachusetts Environmental Studies

Era Vuksani

Long Island City, New York Computer Science

Bahia Zoe Mourad Wahba New York, New York Chemistry

Yvette Ann Walker

San Leandro, California Psychology Anthropology

Lucie Elizabeth Wall

Hopkinton, Massachusetts French History

Kelly Marie Walters

Saint Paul, Minnesota Mathematics

Northborough, Massachusetts Classical Civilization Shoreline, Washington Media Arts and Sciences

Heidi Jaywing Wang

Cupertino, California Computer Science

Shannon Mary Ward

Sudbury, Massachusetts Anthropology

Marie Watanabe

Houston, Texas Economics

Monica Martha Wawrzyniak Chicago, Illinois Economics

Anna Justine Weick

Belmont, Massachusetts American Studies

Sarah Elizabeth Weinberg Falls Church, Virginia English Political Science

New York, New York Philosophy

Solana Beach, California Environmental Studies Biological Sciences Atlanta, Georgia Biological Sciences

Sara Kanata Wong

Mercer Island, Washington Psychology

Catherine Sang Wright

Charlotte, North Carolina Biological Sciences

Joanna Shaojun Wu

San Jose, California Economics

Julia Ning Wu

Alhambra, California History

Katherine Wu

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Philosophy

Emma Bess Weinstein-Levey

Samantha Pei-Shan Wu

Kamilah Ain Welch

Julia Isabelle Wucherpfennig

Minneapolis, Minnesota American Studies Belmont, Massachusetts Peace and Justice Studies

Setauket, New York Computer Science

Brookline, Massachusetts Biological Sciences

Stephanie June Welch

Dedham, Massachusetts Mathematics

Nancy Hunter Welsh Rio de Janeiro, Brazil English Devika Anu Werth Chicago, Illinois Psychology History

Hilary White

South Paris, Maine History Mathematics

Carolyn Esther Whitlock

Bernardsville, New Jersey Environmental Studies

Charleen Lynelle Wilder

Lee’s Summit, Missouri Psychology

Martha Yeung Xiang

Shanghai, People’s Republic of China Art History

Koua Cheng Xiong

Brooklyn Park, Minnesota International Relations – Political Science

Luxi Xu

Newtonville, Massachusetts Neuroscience

Michelle Xu

Jackson Heights, New York Biological Sciences

Saya Yada

Paris, France East Asian Studies

Nashua, New Hampshire Biological Sciences Wayne, New Jersey International Relations – Political Science Jay, New York Psychology French

Allison Melissa Yee

Cupertino, California Chemistry Chinese Language and Literature

Jennifer Mia Yoo

Ashland, Massachusetts East Asian Studies

Irem Yoruk

Istanbul, Turkey Economics

Wenqing You

Shenzhen, People’s Republic of China Economics

Amanda Jean Young

Palos Verdes Estates, California Neuroscience Spanish

Andrea Nichole Zaldumbide Lenexa, Kansas International Relations – Political Science

Magdalena Joanna Zebracka Park Ridge, Illinois Psychology

Isabella Izzy Zeng

San Pedro, California Psychology

Cathy Zhang

Green Brook, New Jersey Political Science Psychology

Ling Zhang

Bronx, New York Physics

Margaret Zwiebach

Newton, Massachusetts Comparative Literature

This program is not an official Commencement list. It includes students whose degrees are pending based on completion of requirements. The College’s official registry for conferral is the student’s permanent academic record kept by the Office of the Wellesley College Registrar, Wellesley, Massachusetts 02481.


durant scholars

Mika Edgerly Elizabeth Anne Ferme Claire Ames Fogarty Alice Fong Lynn Dowd Gallogly

Olivia Anna Kristina Bergman Katherine Mary Byrnes Catherine Yanan Cheng Emily Ann Cuddy Jane Elizabeth Domino

durant scholars Jaeun Cabelle Ahn Lucy Elizabeth Archer Shoshana Bachman Julia Christine Becker Kyla Whitney Brown Olivia Whitney Brown Kristine Alexis Bundschuh Briana Marisa Calleros CeCe Cheng Anthea Hue Ching Cheung Lalita Choe Anna Catherine Coll Anna Maria Frein Coronata Lukiih Stephany Cuan Amanda Joy Daigle Julia Lisa Denardo Roney

summa cum laude

Julia Martin Claire Elizabeth McRee Sohini Sarah Pillai Jasmine Kaur Rana Meredith Lombard Ruhl

Jennifer Min Lee Jessica Haewon Lee Kathleen Taylor Leonard Yoowon Lim Tiffany Lin Rachel Wilcox Magid Claire G. Merrill Ikuno Naka Kathryn Ellen Pavia Alison Lynne Pearson Whitney Reid Rebecca Lynn Richardson Halle Caitlan Ritter Rachel Ann Salmanowitz Hallie Candice Santo Mary Kate Schneeweis

Alexa Genevieve Schultz Aabha Sharma Anisha Vachani Sarah Elizabeth Weinberg Kamilah Ain Welch Nancy Hunter Welsh Devika Anu Werth Hilary White Amy Elizabeth Wolkin Julia Ning Wu Julia Isabelle Wucherpfennig Michelle Xu Allison Melissa Yee Cathy Zhang

My-Co Thi Huynh Artemis Ellen Jenkins Linnea Perrin Johnson Sophie Head Johnson Tessa R.K. Johnson Christine Hyunjeong Joo Melanie Lauren Baroff Kaplan Maki Kato Rachel Elizabeth Kery Carole H. Kim Yoolim Kim Ypsse Kim Senta Marie Knuth Alison Kyung-Hwa Lee Lianna Yi-An Lee Michelle Lee Hayley Miller Lenahan Amita Maram May-Elise Chalmers Martinsen

Sarah Alexandra McAra Ruth Hannah McLachlin Cornelia Mihaila Anna Carter Morris Abigail Grace Murdy Kelsey Mayme Murphy Alyssa Jooyeon Nam Madeleine Susanna Theresa Smits Nelson Katherine R. Nolan Constance Alexandra Ohlinger Kristal Alexis Otero Elizabeth Hsueh Yue Pan Hannah Lusia Park Heidi Sohyun Park Kelsey Ann Pfleger Pin Pravalprukskul Laura Mary Reuter Kelsey Danielle Rodriguez

magna cum laude Caroline Catherine Dougherty Molly K. Eckel Galina Gagin Genevieve Mara Goldleaf Jennifer Anne Harris Linnea Elizabeth Herzog Jennifer Berne Heyman Gena Meeyuen Hong Mia Mei-Oy Howard Mengyu Huang Stephanie S. Huang Lisa Manimalethu Jacob Mannat Johal Gi Yoon Kim Lydia MacKerrow Krooss Claire Joan Lee

wellesley college scholars Amisha Ahuja Elizabeth Bair Faye Gwendolyn Bates Caroline Marie Boes Megan Athena Budge Dana Ray Bullister Elizabeth Higginson Byerly Selenia Caraveo Erica Michelle Carr Tiffany Si-Ting Chan Christine Marie Choudri Michelle Korto Corkrum Alexandra Christine Curatolo Emma Davol Curtis Laura Ann Dabrowski Emily Marina Darling Julie Marie Daurio Lia Elgia Dawley Wendy James Dickieson

Alexandra Gendreau Rachel Hannah Haberman Olivia Lorraine Hendricks Nandita Krishnaswamy Kristin Ann Liska

cum laude

Cassandra Duarte Ila Celeste Duncan Victoria Elizabeth Ellis Ashley Elyse Engel Jennifer Errington Kristen J. Ferguson Elizabeth Amalia Finn Samantha Taryn Finn Zahra Murtaza Ghadyali Divya Gopinath S.J. Gray Cara Christine Groden Averi Jasmin Gutierrez Phoebe Nathan Handler Haley Harris Annie He Marina Heinrich Lara Leigh Helm Rose Margaret Cecilia Heydt


Ina Andrea Schrems Zs贸fia Schw茅ger Kayla Anne Scire Angie Eun Je Seo Rachel Grace Shuen Katie Patricia Simpson

Rachel Elizabeth Smith Chan Myae Myae Soe Katrina Soriano Laura Stearns Cailey Djule Stevens Gauri Shambhavi Subramani

Myriam Louiza Taibi Sarina Marie Taylor Grace Ning Tien Rebecca Callahan Turkington Wing Yee Wan Annie X. Wang

Heidi Jaywing Wang Anna Justine Weick Alicia Claire West Ellen Margaret Willis-Norton Luxi Xu Esra Emel Yarar

Molly K. Eckel Mika Edgerly Ashley Elyse Engel Elizabeth Anne Ferme Claire Ames Fogarty Alice Fong Galina Gagin Lynn Dowd Gallogly Elizabeth DeNoon Gilmartin Genevieve Mara Goldleaf Rachel Hannah Haberman Olivia Lorraine Hendricks Linnea Elizabeth Herzog Gena Meeyuen Hong Mia Mei-Oy Howard Mengyu Huang Lisa Manimalethu Jacob Tessa R.K. Johnson

Nandita Krishnaswamy Melinda Dawn Lanius Jennifer Min Lee Jessica Haewon Lee Yoowon Lim Tiffany Lin Kristin Ann Liska Rachel Wilcox Magid Amita Maram Julia Martin Rhiannon Elizabeth Ploof McCarthy Claire Elizabeth McRee Anna Carter Morris Ikuno Naka Kathryn Ellen Pavia Alison Lynne Pearson Sohini Sarah Pillai

Jasmine Kaur Rana Meredith Lombard Ruhl Rachel Ann Salmanowitz Hallie Candice Santo Mary Kate Schneeweis Alexa Genevieve Schultz Angie Eun Je Seo Aabha Sharma Laura Stearns Anisha Vachani Nancy Hunter Welsh Devika Anu Werth Julia Ning Wu Julia Isabelle Wucherpfennig Allison Melissa Yee

phi beta kappa Jaeun Cabelle Ahn Lucy Elizabeth Archer Shoshana Bachman Julia Christine Becker Kyla Whitney Brown Kristine Alexis Bundschuh Katherine Mary Byrnes Anthea Hue Ching Cheung Lalita Choe Anna Catherine Coll Anna Maria Frein Coronata Lukiih Stephany Cuan Emily Ann Cuddy Amanda Joy Daigle Samira Daswani Julia Lisa Denardo Roney Jane Elizabeth Domino Caroline Catherine Dougherty

students nominated for membership in sigma xi Lucy Elizabeth Archer Shoshana Bachman Annabelle Elizabeth Batista Erika Louise Buckle Dana Ray Bullister Elizabeth Higginson Byerly CeCe Cheng Amanda Joy Daigle Samira Daswani Stephanie Kathleen Day Julia Lisa Denardo Roney Victoria Elizabeth Ellis Elizabeth Anne Ferme Samantha Taryn Finn Galina Gagin

Alexandra Gendreau Zahra Murtaza Ghadyali Jie Han Olivia Lorraine Hendricks Linnea Elizabeth Herzog Mia Mei-Oy Howard Stephanie S. Huang Olivia Lane Hulme Lisa Manimalethu Jacob Maki Kato Karen Kemirembe Rachel Elizabeth Kery Yoolim Kim Melinda Dawn Lanius Elizabeth Sally Lawler

Alison Kyung-Hwa Lee Jessica Haewon Lee Michelle Lee Tiffany Lin Jennifer Chen Lu Seung Jin Maeng Rachel Wilcox Magid Julia Martin Cornelia Mihaila Rebecca Kweryogha Muwanse Priyanka Nakka Emma Judith Nechamkin Heidi Sohyun Park Kathryn Ellen Pavia Jasmine Kaur Rana

Elizabeth McCormick Regan Marussia Rothenberg Role Nikki Ellen Rossetti Aabha Sharma Chan Myae Myae Soe Laura Stearns Kristal Kay Sullivan Marie Janelle Vasek Era Vuksani Heidi Jaywing Wang Julia Isabelle Wucherpfennig Michelle Xu Allison Melissa Yee


honors in the major Jaeun Cabelle Ahn Art History

Divya Gopinath Economics

Nandita Krishnaswamy Economics

Sohini Sarah Pillai South Asia Studies

Hannah Susanne Allen Philosophy

S.J. Gray Peace and Justice Studies

Melinda Dawn Lanius Mathematics

Jasmine Kaur Rana Chemistry

Stephanie Vanessa Anklin Art History

Claire Olivia Grossman English

Alison Kyung-Hwa Lee Biological Sciences

Elizabeth McCormick Regan Chemistry

Lucy Elizabeth Archer Physics

Valentina Susanne Grub Medieval and Renaissance Studies

Jessica Haewon Lee Biological Sciences

Marussia Rothenberg Role Psychology

Shoshana Bachman Chemistry

Phoebe Nathan Handler Environmental Studies

Michelle Lee Neuroscience

Meredith Lombard Ruhl English

Julie Blair Bass Anthropology

Jennifer Anne Harris Art History

Hayley Miller Lenahan English

Rachel Ann Salmanowitz Religion

Annabelle Elizabeth Batista Astrophysics

Dominique Tomika Hazzard Environmental Studies

Kathleen Taylor Leonard Cinema and Media Studies

Hallie Candice Santo English and Creative Writing

Melanie Samantha Bellini Middle Eastern Studies

Olivia Lorraine Hendricks Chemistry

Tiffany Lin Physics

Zsófia Schwéger Studio Art

Rukmani Devi Bhatia French Cultural Studies

Linnea Elizabeth Herzog Neuroscience

Rachel Wilcox Magid Psychology

Aabha Sharma Biological Chemistry

Alison Schuster Brace Media Arts and Sciences

Rose Margaret Cecilia Heydt Media Arts and Sciences

Julia Martin Psychology

Rachel Grace Shuen History

Olivia Whitney Brown Philosophy

Gena Meeyuen Hong Women’s and Gender Studies

May-Elise Chalmers Martinsen Music

Chan Myae Myae Soe Chemistry

Erika Louise Buckle Chemistry

Mia Mei-Oy Howard Biological Sciences

Claire Elizabeth McRee History

Laura Stearns Neuroscience

CeCe Cheng Biological Sciences

Mengyu Huang East Asian Studies

Claire G. Merrill Comparative Literature

Gauri Shambhavi Subramani Economics

Anna Catherine Coll International Relations – Political Science

Stephanie S. Huang Chemistry

Cornelia Mihaila Mathematics

Kristal Kay Sullivan Chemistry

Kyomi Jane Igarashi Religion

Sarah Powell Miller Religion

Grace Ning Tien Political Science

Lisa Manimalethu Jacob Chemistry

Anna Carter Morris Economics

Anisha Vachani Economics

Mannat Johal Classical Civilization

Ikuno Naka History

Marie Janelle Vasek Computer Science

Tessa R.K. Johnson Economics

Emma Judith Nechamkin Chemistry

Era Vuksani Computer Science

Maki Kato Psychology

Constance Alexandra Ohlinger Health and Society

Shannon Mary Ward Anthropology

Rachel Elizabeth Kery Neuroscience

Mariany Altagracia Padilla Italian Studies

Anna Justine Weick American Studies

Esther Y. Kim English

Elizabeth Hsueh Yue Pan American Studies

Alicia Claire West Mathematics

Yoolim Kim Cognitive and Linguistic Sciences

Heidi Sohyun Park Biological Sciences

Hilary White History

Ypsse Kim Economics

Katherine Marie Parker Comparative Literature

Julia Isabelle Wucherpfennig Biological Sciences

Kerry Marjorie Knerr American Studies

Kathryn Ellen Pavia Biological Chemistry

Allison Melissa Yee Chemistry

Weiye Kou History

Kelsey Ann Pfleger Political Science

Samantha Marie Crowell Africana Studies Jaimie De’Anna Crumley Religion Emily Ann Cuddy Economics Amanda Joy Daigle Bioinformatics Julia Lisa Denardo Roney Psychology Molly K. Eckel Art History Victoria Elizabeth Ellis Biological Sciences Melissa Ann Evans German Language and Literature Elizabeth Anne Ferme Mathematics Lynn Dowd Gallogly Classical Civilization Alexandra Gendreau Mathematics Elizabeth DeNoon Gilmartin Economics


senior prizes The Ann Bamford Adams ’76 Religion Prize

The Davenport Performance Prize for Acting

Jaimie De’Anna Crumley Anne Shaw Myers

Josephine Ho

The Judith Adams ’75 Prize for Premedical Students

Katrina Soriano The Lucy Branch Allen Prize

The Johanna Mankiewicz Davis Prize for Prose Fiction

Magdalena Joanna Zebracka The Deborah W. Diehl Prize for Distinction in History

CeCe Cheng

Weiye Kou

The Alpha Kappa Delta Award for Distinction in Sociology

The Marjory Stoneman Douglas Prize for Environmental Activism

Sara Esam Fakhro The Paul R. Barstow Award for Theatrical Excellence

Katherine Jean Chen The Adelaide Niles Belyea Prize in Botany

Mia Mei-Oy Howard Jessica Haewon Lee The Billings Performance Award in Music

Suyun Lee The Billings Prize in Music

May-Elise Chalmers Martinsen The Ralph H. Bollard Essay Prize in American History

Rachel Grace Shuen The Natalie Bolton Faculty Prize in Economics

Naomi Takaki Anisha Vachani The Natalie Bolton Faculty Prize in Econometrics

Natalia Ospina Ellen Margaret Willis-Norton The John Charles Duncan Prize in Astronomy

Annabelle Elizabeth Batista The Erasmus Essay Prize in History

Maria Trimarco Prebble The Fiske Prize in Biology

Heidi Sohyun Park The Phyllis J. Fleming Prize for Distinction in Physics

Lucy Elizabeth Archer Tiffany Lin

Phoebe Nathan Handler The A. Arthur Gottlieb, M.D. Endowed Memorial Prize

Emily Ann Cuddy

Erica Saldivar Garcia

The Natalie Bolton Faculty Prize in International Economics

The Barbara Barnes Hauptfuhrer Scholar Athlete Award

Ypsse Kim

Marie Watanabe

The Natalie Bolton Student Prize in Economics

The Martha Davenport Heard Prize in Mathematics

Robyn Leona Burleson The Jean V. Crawford Prize in Chemistry

Jasmine Kaur Rana

The Eliza Newkirk Rogers Prize for Architecture

Sarah Elizabeth Weinberg

Emily Marina Darling

The Japanese Essay Prize

The Justina Ruiz-De-Conde Prize

Lalita Choe Ana Cristina Ramos

Olivia Anna Kristina Bergman

The Klein Prize in Neuroscience in Memory of Louise Edwards

Anna Maria Frein Coronata Laura Mary Reuter The Doctor Leila C. Knox Prize in Biology

Jasmine Kaur Rana The Germaine Lafeuille Prize in French

Lauren Anne Cahillane The Lingos Prize in the Life Sciences

Alison Kyung-Hwa Lee Julia Isabelle Wucherpfennig The Mary C. Lyons Prize for Writing

The Katharine Malone Scholar

The Camilla Chandler Frost Prize in Environmental Studies

The Jorge Guillen Prize in Spanish Studies

The Cervantes Prize in Spanish

The Jacqueline Award in English Composition

Zsófia Schwéger

The Natalie Bolton Faculty Prize in Domestic Economics

Mika Edgerly

Kristal Alexis Otero

The Friends of Art Prize for Excellence in Studio Art

Catherine Yanan Cheng Aabha Sharma

The Maria Luisa Bombal Prize in Spanish

The Elizabeth Robinson ’78 Prize

Emma Judith Nechamkin

Esther Y. Kim Hayley Miller Lenahan Gauri Shambhavi Subramani

Lindsay Carol Barnes Mika Edgerly

Nandita Krishnaswamy

The Hypercube Prize in Chemistry

Alexandra Gendreau Melinda Dawn Lanius The Ethel L. Hersey Prize in American Studies

Kerry Marjorie Knerr The Hubel Thesis Prize

Linnea Elizabeth Herzog Michelle Lee The Zora Neale Hurston Prize

Samantha Marie Crowell

Samira Daswani The Barnette Miller Prize for Distinction in International Relations—History

Ikuno Naka The Gabriela Mistral Prize in Spanish

Claire Ames Fogarty The Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Award

Selenia Caraveo The Mary White Peterson Prize in Biological Chemistry

Kathryn Ellen Pavia The Plogsterth Award in Art History

Jaeun Cabelle Ahn Molly K. Eckel The Pushkin Prize

Nicole Andrea Uhrain The chArloTTe PAul reese ’38 memoriAl Prize for creATiviTy in wriTing

Amisha Ahuja

The Allene Lummis Russell Prize in Neuroscience

Rachel Elizabeth Kery The Lewis Atterbury Stimson Prize in Mathematics

Elizabeth Anne Ferme Cornelia Mihaila The Three Generations Prize for Writing in the Sciences

Jessica Haewon Lee The Three Generations Prize for Writing in the Social Sciences

Gauri Shambhavi Subramani The Virginia Wainwright Sonnet Prize

Abigail Grace Murdy The Wall Street Journal Achievement Award

Alison S. Song Wenqing You The Margaret E. Ward Prize in Women’s and Gender Studies

Lilly Marcelin The Eleanor Webster Prize

Shoshana Bachman Olivia Lorraine Hendricks The Wellesley College Theatre Award

Sohini Sarah Pillai The Woodrow Wilson Prize in Political Theory, Law, and American Politics

Kayla Anne Scire The Oprah Winfrey Award for Volunteerism

Amelia Jayne Nealley The Florence Annette Wing Prize in English

Jesyka Maria Palmer The Mary Ann Youngren Memorial Award in Critical Reading

Esther Y. Kim Sarah Elizabeth Weinberg


trustee scholars Seniors who have demonstrated exceptional distinction and are candidates for graduate study.

Lucy Elizabeth Archer for graduate study in Physics

Nandita Krishnaswamy for graduate study in Economics

Sohini Sarah Pillai for graduate study in South Asian Studies and Drama

Jasmine Kaur Rana for graduate study in Medicine

Jennifer Chen Lu

Zsófia Schwéger

the pamela daniels ’59 fellowship The Pamela Daniels ’59 Fellowship is awarded to an exceptional senior to enable her to carry out an original project that reflects her imagination and ideals as well as her intellect.

the anna and samuel pinanski prize for excellence in teaching The Pinanski Teaching Prize is awarded annually to members of the Wellesley College faculty to honor fine teaching. The Prize may be awarded to as many as three members of the faculty each year, preferably one in each of the College’s three academic areas: humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. The Prize recognizes a particular strength, some style or method or course, or some other describable event that has been especially successful. The community does not know the names of the recipients until they are announced at Commencement.

2011 Pinanski Teaching Prize Recipients

Stacie Goddard Assistant Professor of Political Science Carlos Ramos Professor of Spanish Yuichiro Suzuki Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences

alumnae achievement award The Alumnae Achievement Award is the highest honor given by the Wellesley College Alumnae Association to alumnae for excellence and distinction in their fields of endeavor. The annual award was first presented in 1970.

Susan McGee Bailey ’63 Champion for Gender Equity, Collaborative Leader Wendy Gillespie ’72 Early Music Virtuosa, Inspirational Teacher


Sara Amelia Spinella ’11

The PEGGY HOWARD Fellowship

Maeve Elizabeth Gearing ’05

Mary Jeanne Kreek ’58 Physician-Scientist, Pioneer in Addiction Research


the jerome a. schiff fellowships The Jerome A. Schiff Fellowships are intended to support the academic, professional, and personal development of exceptionally talented young persons through programs of undergraduate research. Anna Catherine Coll International Relations – Political Science Amanda Joy Daigle Bioinformatics Jennifer Anne Harris Art History Olivia Lorraine Hendricks Chemistry

Linnea Elizabeth Herzog Neuroscience

Nandita Krishnaswamy Economics

Rachel Grace Shuen History

Gena Meeyuen Hong Women’s and Gender Studies

Melinda Dawn Lanius Mathematics

Laura Stearns Neuroscience

Mengyu Huang East Asian Studies

Rachel Wilcox Magid Psychology

Honorable Mention:

Weiye Kou History

Jasmine Kaur Rana Chemistry

the multicultural achievement award Given by the Wellesley College Diversity Coalition in recognition of outstanding contributions made by members of the Wellesley College community to the promotion and sustainment of diversity and inclusion.

Debra K. DeMeis Dean of Students

retirements Karen Gentleman Trustee 2009 – 2012

Michèle M. Respaut Professor of French

Beth Pfeiffer Trustee 1997 – 2012

Linda Wertheimer Trustee 2006 – 2012

Ann D. Witte Professor of Economics

Heidi Sohyun Park Biological Sciences


graduate fellowships and scholarships awarded by wellesley college to seniors PROFESSOR ELIZABETH F. FISHER FELLOWSHIP


Jennifer Min Lee, B.A., Wellesley College, 2012. Urban Planning

Nandita Krishnaswamy, B.A., Wellesley College, 2012. Economics



Michelle Elizabeth Goodman, B.A., Wellesley College, 2012. Jewish Studies

Rachel Grace Shuen, B.A., Wellesley College, 2012. History


Zsófia Schwéger, B.A., Wellesley College, 2012. Visual Arts

Jennifer Chen Lu, B.A., Wellesley College, 2012. Psychology SUSAN RAPPAPORT KNAFEL ’52 TRAVELING FELLOWSHIP

Kristine Alexis Bundschuh, B.A., Wellesley College, 2012. Underwater Heritage: Exploring the Protection and Promotion of Shipwrecks and Submerged Ruins.



Jasmine Kaur Rana, B.A., Wellesley College, 2012. Medicine

graduate fellowships awarded by wellesley college to alumnae ANNE LOUISE BARRETT FELLOWSHIP


Natalie Hui Matthews, B.A., Wellesley College, 2011. Music Cognition

Katrina Louise Browne, B.A., Wellesley College, 2009. Political Science



Sara Minkara, B.A., Wellesley College, 2011. Nonprofit Management

Jennie Dana Krasker, B.A., Wellesley College, 2011. Medicine



Megan Camille McNamee, B.A., Wellesley College, 2000. History of Art

Caitlin Anne Cahill, B.A., Wellesley College, 2006. France, Spain, Finland, the Netherlands: How different European countries teach their official languages to growing populations of immigrants.


Angelina Marie Del Balzo, B.A., Wellesley College, 2011. English HORTON-HALLOWELL FELLOWSHIP

Jo Ruth Hunter Adams, B.A., Wellesley College, 2005. Public Health Sanja Jagesic, B.A., Wellesley College, 2008. Sociology Bracha Yaffa Schindler, B.A., Wellesley College, 2011. Ecology Ruth Wangechi Wang’ondu, B.A., Wellesley College, 2007. Cell Biology

Deborah Cramer, B.A., Wellesley College, 1973. From Tierra del Fuego to the Arctic: Implications of changes in the long distance migration of a small shorebird, the red knot. Elena Marie Legeros, B.A., Wellesley College, 2007. Sailing around the world by container ship: Investigating the social and environmental cost of the rise in freight shipping over the past decade.

Maeve Elizabeth Gearing, B.A., Wellesley College, 2005. Economics

Leah Ariel Wener, B.A., Wellesley College, 2005. Sangkhlaburi, Thailand: How collective memory of involuntary relocation continues to influence identity in the Mon community.




Alia Noelle Gurtov, B.A., Wellesley College, 2007. Paleoanthropology Courtney Lindsey Akiko Sato, B.A., Wellesley College, 2009. South Asian Studies

Emilie Kavanagh Mitten, B.A., Wellesley College, 2010. Medicine

academic regalia The Commencement Procession is one of the few remaining occasions for which the faculty of American colleges and universities still wear formal regalia. Participants in Wellesley’s Commencement Procession this morning reflect the colors, chevrons, velvets, and wools of diverse degrees earned here and abroad. Perhaps the most readily identified of American regalia is the crimson robe bedecked with three black velvet stripes on the sleeve, denoting the doctoral degree of Harvard University. Although most American universities observe the traditional black robe, distinguishing among levels of education by the cut of the robe and the colors on the hood trim, Harvard is one of a number of institutions permitting colored robes (others include Yale, Brown, Boston, and Johns Hopkins Universities). Those in the audience today will observe, among others, a burgundy robe with blue satin panels and a hood, which signifies Southampton University. Another colorful robe, this time bright red with royal blue sleeves, will be seen on a doctor of Political Science from Oxford University. The hood, also red, identifies the university, while the blue silk interior denotes the academic field. The wearer of this robe has lightly suggested that rather than bearing any medieval significance, the red of the robe might be the result of some London tailor’s having been in possession of a surplus yardage of red wool. The master of Philosophy robe from Oxford University, known as the gimp gown, has black lace embroidery along the sleeves and a blue and white hood.

Most gowns reflect degrees earned in the United States and are prescribed by the American Council of Education; the present form was adopted in 1932 and revised in 1959. According to this form, observed by most members of the Wellesley College faculty as degree recipients from American universities, the bachelor’s gown is plain with long pointed sleeves. The master’s gown is slightly fuller in cut and has long oblong sleeves open at the wrist with an arc cut in the front. The doctor’s gown is still fuller with bell-shaped sleeves. It is faced down the front with black velvet and has three bars of black velvet on the sleeve, although the velvet and bars may be in the color representing the bearer’s academic field, as in the British system. Hoods are the most distinctive part of the American academic dress. The exterior of the hood is black; its length is three feet for the bachelor’s degree, three and one-half feet for the master’s degree, and four feet for the doctor’s degree. Hoods are lined with the official colors of the college or university conferring the degree, and the trimming is velvet, reflecting the color of the bearer’s academic field. For all academic purposes, including trimming of the doctor’s gown and edging of hoods, the color indicating the Fields of Learning are: Art, Letters, Humanities—White; Economics—Copper; Education— Light Blue; Fine Arts—Brown; Music—Pink; Philosophy— Dark Blue; Physical Education—Sage Green; Science—Golden Yellow; Theology—Scarlet.

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Wellesley College Commencement 2012  

Program for Wellesley College's 134th Annual Commencement

Wellesley College Commencement 2012  

Program for Wellesley College's 134th Annual Commencement