Angela Chi is an Economics and Chinese double major. She is part of Hunter’s Chinese Flagship Program, a rigorous language program of study in Chinese language and culture. She is also a Leon Cooperman scholar. This summer she will be interning with Onrout, an e-commerce delivery optimization start-up.
She was the Hunter Class of 2020 Macaulay Scholars Council student representative for two years and served as VP of Community Service. In 2016, she was also the Macaulay Service Initiative’s Director of Public Relations and built partnerships with several NYC nonprofits. In 2017, she was awarded Hunter’s Green Initiative Fund grant and co-founded Eco Fashion Expo (EFE). The same year, she co-founded the Macaulay Green Initiative, an initiative promoting environmentalism on campus. In the summer of 2019, she interned on the Global Trade and Customs Compliance team at Tapestry. This past semester she studied abroad in China. She hopes to combine her diverse background to create a global lifestyle brand to inspire people to live life to the fullest while cheering on each other.
Jessica Jiang is a Business Administration and Communications double major with minors in Business Law, and Television and Radio, and a concentration in Marketing. During her time as an undergraduate, she participated in The Lorraine Laighold Summer Leadership Academy in 2018. She became Director of Marketing for Macaulay Service Initiative early 2018 maintaining their Instagram and Facebook pages.
She landed a winter internship with Citi Ventures in January 2018, through Break Through Tech New York. In Fall 2019, she interned at NBCUniversal as their Market Research Intern, learning Nielsen applications and more about the entertainment industry. She is a finalist for the International Radio & Television Society Foundation (IRTS) Summer Fellowship. Upon graduation, she hopes to continue paving her way through the entertainment industry and obtain a Masters of Science in Business Analytics.
Katherine Dorovitsine is a graduating senior in the Macaulay program at Baruch, studying Finance with minors in International Business and New York City Studies. She was a member of the Macaulay Business Club for nearly 3 years, and later collaborated with a few friends to start the Macaulay Innovation Club, which aimed to give students with an interest in entrepreneurship, an environment in which they could brainstorm with likeminded individuals. At Baruch, she has worked as an Honors Program Ambassador, where she served as a resource to prospective students and families looking to familiarize themselves with Baruch and the honors program. She also worked as a first-year seminar peer mentor for a group of Macaulay students. In the past two summers, Katherine had the opportunity to intern at Goldman Sachs where she collaborated with the firm and Macaulay to conduct an interview of a Macaulay/Baruch alumna, which was later published on the Macaulay Honors College website. In August, she will be joining Goldman Sachs as a first-year analyst within Prime Brokerage.
Ashley Lum is a History major and Anthropology minor. Currently, she works as a curatorial and education intern at the Lehman College Art Gallery where she started in the Fall of 2018. She was the co-president of Macaulay Art Tank, a student arts initiative that showcases student creativity every spring at the Macaulay building. In 2019-2020, she served as the senior Lehman representative on the Scholars Council and a member of the Student Life Committee. She is also a recipient of the Benjamin A. Gilman scholarship and Meyers Scholarship which funded her summer study abroad program in Greece.
During her undergraduate career, she was inducted into Phi Alpha Theta (2018) and Phi Beta Kappa (2019), academic honors societies for history and the liberal arts & sciences respectively. She will be attending the CUNY Graduate Center as a student of the History Ph.D. program with a five-year tuition fellowship and a first-year stipend from the History Department in the Fall of 2020.
Miriam Fried is an Anthropology major, and has minors in Art History and Business & Liberal Arts Honors. During her junior and senior years, Miriam served as president of the QC Anthro Society, the only anthropology club at Queens College. In recognition of her academic and leadership achievements, she has received prestigious awards from the QC Anthropology Department, including the Most Promising Student Award, and the Service Award. She is also a recipient of the Brownstein/McDermott Scholarship in the Humanities, and the Raymond Taylor QC Scholars Endowment Fund.
To complement her coursework, Miriam has amassed valuable experience outside the classroom. In Summer 2018, she joined an archaeological excavation at the site of Khirbet el-Rai in Israel. In Summer 2019, she interned in the North American Archaeology Lab at the American Museum of Natural History. Coronavirus-permitting, she will rejoin the lab in Summer 2020. Miriam is excited to begin her doctoral studies in Anthropology at the CUNY Graduate Center; she was accepted for Fall 2020 with a Graduate Center Fellowship.
Ashley Sealy is majoring in Human Biology, with a double minor in Public Health and Public Policy. Throughout her undergraduate career, she has worked part-time as a gymnastics coach. This past academic year, she has also served as Co-President of the Macaulay Diversity Initiative, which advocates for Macaulay Honors College’s underrepresented racial/ethnic minority groups.
Since Fall 2018, Ashley has volunteered for Peer Health Exchange and has facilitated weekly health education lessons in an under-resourced high school. In Summer 2019, she interned with the Greater New York Hospital Association and Mount Sinai Health System, where she assisted in lowering the health system’s total supply costs. In Fall 2019, she was awarded the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, which funded her study abroad trip to Sydney, Australia in January 2020. This fall, she will attend the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health on a half-tuition merit scholarship. She will be studying Health Policy and Management, and working toward a Master of Health Administration degree.
Egor Semeniak, a Computer Science major with Cybersecurity Specialization, currently works as an Information Security Administrator at New Visions for Public Schools. At Macaulay, he participated in 20+ national programming challenges, achieving victories in 13 and co-founded MHC++, a club dedicated to technology & sciences where he helped to organize the CUNY-wide Hackathon. As an IT Specialist at CSI, he provided support and training to 18k+ students and employees. In 2018, the National Science Foundation & Department of Defense chose Egor to further research in HPC Mathematics and Jeanensis offered him a Technology Fellowship integrating Blockchain POCs. In 2019, he joined the NYU VR Lab developing sonification technologies, and IBM’s Cybersecurity Team as a Vulnerability Management Intern, assuming a leadership position in the Intern Organizing Committee. Code developed by Egor & his team is being used by over 350,000 users. In the future, he plans to further his career in cybersecurity & promote tech in the community by presenting his research at DefCon, a national hacker convention.
Caroline Zuba is a Comparative Labor Studies major at CUNY Baccalaureate for Unique and Interdisciplinary Studies at Macaulay Honors College. She is a Macaulay Hertog Scholar and Thomas W. Smith Fellow. She has been involved in TEDxCUNY since her freshman year, originally as the Director of Communications and Media and, for the last three years, as its Lead Organizer/Licensee. At Macaulay, Caroline has served as a Peer Mentor / Orientation Leader, as well as Treasurer of the Peer Mentors, and serves on the Scholars Council as the Brooklyn College Representative for the Class of 2020, previously as the Vice President of Campus Affairs.
In addition to studying abroad in Italy, she has explored her passion for socioeconomic justice through community organizing, research, and courthouse navigation positions. After a gap year, she plans to apply for a combined J.D/Ph.D program.
Destany Batista is an Urban Studies major with a minor in Classical Studies. She currently serves as the Communications Coordinator at the Office of Assemblymember Daniel Rosenthal, where she focuses on community organization initiatives and policy research. She has also interned at Friedman LLP and the offices of Comptroller Scott S. Stringer and Councilmember Paul Vallone.
During her time at Macaulay, she spent three years on the Scholar’s Council where she served as Vice President of Student Life for the 2017-2018 school year. She was also a 2019 recipient of the Meyer Scholarship, which enabled her to study abroad in Florence, Italy. She credits her 2018 Macaulay service trip to Puerto Rico as the most rewarding experience of her college career and hopes to participate in future service trips. After graduating, she will continue to engage in government and politics and intends to apply to law school within two years.
Ashley-Mei Torrenti is an International Marketing major, with a Law Minor and an Interdisciplinary Minor with Honors in NYC Studies. She plans on extending her graduation to pursue a Pre-Veterinarian track and continues to volunteer at Peace River Wildlife Center.
Since joining the Macaulay family, Ashley-Mei has served in several leadership positions, including the executive board for Macaulay Business Club and the Macaulay Marauders Quidditch Team. For the past three years, Ashley-Mei has served as the President of the Marauders and will be continuing her time as the newly elected coach! In 2018 she served as an Honors Ambassador for Baruch College and became a Peer Mentor in the Fall of 2019. She is known for her passion for spearheading several fundraising events for Macaulay and her clubs. While an undergraduate student, she has studied abroad twice, studying antiquities in Florence, Italy (Winter 2019) and brushing up on her Spanish in Santander, Spain (Summer 2019). This winter, she worked as an intern for Clean All, LLC for which she was awarded the Gala Scholars Award.