SJSU Salzburg Scholars | 2015-2016

 Eve Allums

Eve
Allums

Sophomore
College of Applied
Sciences & Arts

Anne-Marie Angeles

Anne Marie
Angeles

Junior
College of
Social Sciences 

Will Braganza

William
Braganza

Junior
College of
Social Sciences

 Josh Cruz

Josh
Cruz

Senior
Davidson College
of Engineering

Fatema Elbakoury

Fatema
Elbakoury

Sophomore
College of
Humanities & Arts

Emily Holland

Emily
Holland

Junior
Lucas College
of Business

Cassie Kwong

Cassie
Kwong

Sophomore
Lucas College
of Business

Peter Lee

Peter
Lee

Senior
Lucas College
of Business

 Aditya Mairal

Aditya
Mairal

Junior
Davidson College
of Engineering

Marlowe Milo

Marlowe
Milo

Sophomore
Lucas College
of Business

Ashley Onadele

Ashley
Onadele

Graduate Student
College of
Humanities & Arts

 Monique Radziuk

Monique
Radziuk

Junior
College of
Social Sciences

Geraldo Reyes

Geraldo
Reyes

Junior
Davidson College
of Engineering

Amy Roberts

Amy
Roberts

Junior
College of
Humanities & Arts

Anna Santana

Anna
Santana

Junior
College of
Social Sciences

Claire Tsai

Claire
Tsai

Senior
College of
Humanities & Arts

Erik Ugalde

Erik
Ugalde

Junior
College of
Social Sciences

Kifle Yohannes

Kifle
Yohannes

Graduate Student
College of Applied
Sciences & Arts

Kalkidan Zewdu

Kalkidan
Zewdu

Junior
Davidson College
of Engineering
 

Eve Allums

 Eve Allums

Sophomore
Justice Studies
College of Applied  Sciences & Arts

eve.allums@sjsu.edu

 

Sponsored by the
Alumni Association
SJSU Salzburg Program

 

Eve has been interested in global citizenship since her freshman year at SJSU, when she took a globally-themed English 1A class - an SJSU Salzburg project in 2013-2014 - with Professor Jessy Goodman (2013 Salzburg Scholar & 2015 Salzburg Fellow).  Learning about global citizenship and participating in the SJSU Cultural Showcase documentary last year motivated Eve to switch her career goal from entering the police force as an officer to preparing for a career in international law.  A Political Science major, Eve plans to build a foundation for law school so that she can pursue graduate study in international law and spend her career alleviating social injustices for women suffering around the world, which she learned about in the documentary "Half the Sky."  Eve launched a successful SJSU #BringBackOurGirls campaign through social media in (2014), which raised awareness among SJSU students about 200+ Nigerian girls who were brutally kidnapped from their public school last year.  Eve has been serving as a member of the Core Team for the Second Annual SJSU Cultural Showcase - an ongoing Salzburg Program project - as Social Media Coordinator in the marketing division and as Liaison to campus groups, since Fall 2014.  She is devoted to spreading diversity and empathy one step at a time, and becoming the best global citizen she can be.


Anne-Marie Angeles

Anne Marie Angeles

Junior
Communication Studies
College of Social Sciences

anne.angeles@sjsu.edu

 

Sponsored by the
Student Union
College of Social Sciences

During high school, Anne Marie was an AP and honors student.  She received 7 years of Ballet and Tahitian training and competed in Tahiti Fete (2011) and the Spotlight competition (2011) placing first in both group performances.  Anne Marie has also been classically trained in voice for 10 years.  She recently performed in San Jose State’s Humanities Showcase (2013 and 2014), Humanities Reunion (2014) and Cultural Showcase (2014).  Besides performing, she is an active member of the Newman Catholic Club and the president of the Students for Life club organizing prolife awareness events.  Academically, she has completed the Humanities Honors program (2013) and is now serving as a Peer Mentor for new Humanities Honors students, where she created a workshop program to aid Humanities students transition to college life.  Currently, Anne Marie is in the SJSU choir preparing to perform in New York’s Carnegie Hall.  Her future plans include earning masters degree in psychology to obtain a family and marriage license.


Will Braganza

William Braganza

Junior
Global Studies
College of Social Sciences

william.braganza@sjsu.edu

 

Sponsored by the
Global Studies Program

William has been attending San José State since 2012, after graduating from high school on an American military base in Germany.  Since then he has served in leadership positions in various student organizations on campus.  One of these as the Vice President and a co-founder of the Global Studies Union at SJSU, where he has organized efforts to foster a sense of community among students in the Global Studies Program.  He is the also the Vice President for the Pride of the Pacific Islands organization at SJSU, where he helps choreo-graph Polynesian dances, promote “Island Culture” on campus, and organize SJSU’s annual Lu’au every April.  In addition to planning shows this year, Will is the Performance Manager for the SJSU Cultural Showcase this Spring (2015).  In this role he coordinates operations with student organizations that will be performing at the event.  In his free time, Will plays the ukulele and practices Tahitian dancing at a studio in the South Bay.


Josh Cruz

Joshua Cruz

Senior
Computer Engineering
Davidson College of Engineering

joshua.cruz@sjsu.edu

 

Sponsored by the
Davidson College of Engineering
SJSU Salzburg Program

 

Throughout his career at San José State, Josh has strived to make an impact on his campus community while also balancing academic excellence.  He has received the Associated Student Advocacy Scholarship Award(2013), Associated Students AS 55 award (2014), and the Alumni Association College of Engineering Dean’s Scholarship(2014).  His campus involvements include the Spartan Marching Band (2010-2011), Orientation Leader (2013), Student Instructional Assistant for the College of Engineering(2013), and Resident Advisor (2013-2015). This past summer, Joshua served as Technical Director for Digital Media Academy at Stanford University, where he lead a team managing and maintaining more than 400 computing devices for an entire summer.  He is currently pursuing an internship in the field of Computer Engineering for this upcoming summer.


Fatema Elbakoury

Fatema Elbakoury 

Sophomore
English
College of Humanities & Arts

fatema.elbakoury@sjsu.edu

 

Sponsored by the
Humanities Honors Program

 

A student in the Humanities Honors Program, Fatema is a sophomore studying English with a Concentration in Creative Writing and minoring in Religious Studies.  She is currently a Diversity Advocate Intern at the Mosaic Cross Cultural Center, researching issues of social justice and diversity.  Her work there centers around the erasure and marginalization of minority communities and how students of the SJSU community can bring these discussions to the forefront of mainstream dialogue.  She hopes to write fiction one day so as to address these multifaceted histories.  In addition, she is the recipient of the Maxine Fink Scholarship for Best Humanities Essay, the Gail Fullerton Endowment for Academic Success, and the Lois King Thore Endowment for Best Short Story.  She is also a member of the SJSU of the Golden Key Society International Honor Society.


Emily Holland

Emily Holland 

Junior
Management Information Systems
Lucas College of Business

emily.holland@sjsu.edu

 

Sponsored by the
Lucas College of Business

 

Emily is currently President of the Latino Business Student Association, which was awarded 2014’s Most Outstanding Academic/Honorary Organization on campus and is also Events Coordinator of Management Information Systems Association.  A Dean’s Scholar (2013-2015), she was selected by the Dean’s office to be a Keynote Speaker for the Lucas College of Business Distinguished Alumni Awards event (2015) and the Annual Community Engagement Event (2014).  Emily has competed in American Tango at the Stanford Ballroom Dancing competition, placing sixth out of 40 couples (2013).  Emily served as an intern with the world’s largest accounting firm, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLC, the past two summers (2013-2014) and will be interning with Cisco this upcoming summer as an IT Analyst.  She plans on applying to the Sbona Honors Program this spring and expects to graduate in May 2016.  Emily spends her spare time discovering new restaurants, coaching her peers on professional development, and practicing her ballroom dancing.


Cassie Kwong

Cassie Kwong

Sophomore
Marketing
Lucas College of Business

cassie.kwong@sjsu.edu

 

Sponsored by the
Lucas College of Business

 

A student at San José State since Fall 2013, Cassie has been immersed in a variety of campus programs, clubs, and activities.  These include the Humanities Honors Program (2013-2015), International Gateways (2014—2015), and the Bay Area Retail Leadership Center Program (2014—2015).  She is also minoring in Humanities.  Cassie is currently a member of the External Affairs Committee, Financial Management Association Club (2014-2015), Communications Functional Team, AIESAC Club (2015), and Marketing Association Club (2014—2015).  In addition, she has participated in the Pricewaterhouse Cooper LLP (PwC) Accounting Challenge on campus, placing second with her group (Fall 2014).  Cassie has also been involved in off-campus activities, including work with the Darcy Paul Marketing Campaign for Cupertino City Council and Macy’s as a sales associate (2014).


Peter Lee

Peter J. Lee 

Senior
International Business
Lucas College of Business

peter.lee@sjsu.edu

 

Sponsored by the
Lucas College of Business 

A member of Delta Sigma Phi (Fall 2012) and Order of Omega (Spring 2014), Peter has also been a Dean’s Scholar (2012, 2013) and has received numerous other accolades for his leadership - including Order of the Sphinx (2014), A.S. 55 Leadership Award (2013), and Emerging Leader of the Year (2013).  In addition, Peter has served as a member of SJSU's Associated Students Government for two years, including Vice President and Chairman of the Board (2012-2014).  Passionate about leadership, he has also held three executive positions in his fraternity (2012-2014) and worked as an Orientation Leader (2013).  Peter is currently the co-founder and CEO of an early stage startup called PlayCause, a mobile application that helps athletes raise money for causes they care about by playing the sports they love.


Aditya Mairal

Aditya Mairal

Junior
Mechanical Engineering
Davidson College of Engineering

aditya.mairal@sjsu.edu

 

Sponsored by the
Associated Students

Aditya is majoring in Mechanical Engineering and also minoring in Economics.  Always balancing academics and extra-curricular activities, he truly believes in the benefits of globalization.  He is currently the Director of Intercultural Affairs for Associated Students Government at San José State.  He is an international student from India and came to the United States as a freshman in 2010.  He has worked with the Global Student Network, an on-campus student organization, using his vision and ability to guide the team and help them earn the Outstanding New Program Award in spring 2014.  Serving the community has always been his priority and his internship with Assembly member Bob Wieckowski allowed him to outreach to the public and cater to the needs of the San Francisco south bay-area community.  He has also interned with Stanford Bio-design, was a research assistant for the Gallstone retention project, and has worked with nitinol medical devices.


Marlowe Milo

Marlowe Milo

Sophomore
Marketing
Lucas College of Business

marlowe.milo@sjsu.edu

 

Sponsored by the
Associated Students
Lucas College of Business

A member of the Humanities Honors Program (2013-2015) and the Global Leadership Pass-port Program, Marlowe has received the AP Scholar with Honor award and plans on applying for the Gary J. Sbona Honors Program next Fall.  Last semester he was promoted to student lead for Spartan Shops at the Village Market.  Marlowe is also working at Curbside, a start-up that promotes a more efficient online ordering and pick-up service for consumers in the Bay Area, where he is developing his hybrid role as an associate and data analyst for the company.  Marlowe plans to combine his technical marketing skills with his experiences abroad to develop effective ways for connecting communities around the world.


 Ashley Onadele

Ashley Onadele, BA

Graduate Student
Spanish & TESOL
College of Humanities & Arts

ashley.onadele@sjsu.edu

 

Sponsored by the
College of Humanities & Arts

A member of Phi Sigma Iota International Foreign Language Honor Society (2014) and a two-time Isabel Allende Scholarship recipient, Ashley earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology (with a concentration in Community Change) and is currently working on two Master of Arts degrees in Spanish and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages.  She has taught English in Costa Rica and works for the university in two positions: as an administrative assistant for the Department of World Languages and Literatures and as a contract manager on a federally-sponsored University Partnership grant between San José State and the University of Azad Jammu and Kashmir in Muzaffarabad, Pakistan.


Monique Radziuk

Monique Radziuk

Junior
Global Studies
College of Social Sciences

monique.radziuk@sjsu.edu

 

Sponsored by the
Global Studies Program

 

Monique has participated in various student organizations at San José State since arriving on campus, including the Associated Student’s Cesar Chavez Community Action Center and Grace Community Center.  She is a beloved member of Alpha Phi Sorority, where she has served as the Director of Philanthropy.  She has worked closely with the Alpha Phi Founda-tion in order to fundraise for the American Heart Association.  As a Global Studies major, Monique strives to understand global problems so one day she may be a part of the solution.  She is passionate about making education for young girls around the world accessible and obtainable.  Once Monique obtains a degree in Global Studies and a minor in Human Rights, she plans on joining the Peace Corps and becoming an advocator for Michelle Obama’s Let Girl Learn Program.  She aspires to be an International Lawyer and advocator for Women’s Rights.


Geraldo Reyes

Geraldo A. Reyes 

Senior
Civil Engineering
Davidson College of Engineering

geraldo.reyes@sjsu.edu

 

Sponsored by the
Davidson College of Engineering
SJSU Salzburg Program

 

Geraldo is passionate about serving his community and giving back to students.  During his time at San José State, he has been a member and Academic Advisor for the Society of Latino Engineers and Scientists (2011-2013) and Co-Chair of the Science Extravaganza (2012-2013), which is one of the largest student held events on campus with 350+ middle school students attending.  He has also served as Lead Mentor for the Educational Oppor-tunity Program (2012-2014), Summer Bridge Tutor (2014), and Peer Advisor for the MESA Engineering Program (2014-Present).  In addition, he was a MESA Engineering Program Scholarship recipient (2013-2014) and is a member of the American Society of Civil Engin-eers (2014-2015).  Geraldo will be an intern with Granite Construction for the Summer of 2015.


Amy Roberts

Amy Roberts 

Senior
Radio, Television, & Film
College of Humanities & Arts

amy.roberts@sjsu.edu

 

Sponsored by the
Alumni Association

 

Amy is majoring in Screenwriting with a minor in Humanities.  Through story construction, acting, designing and directing, she hopes to bring new perspectives to the stage and screen, telling stories with unconventional lead characters and backgrounds.  Her written work is aimed to expand the presence of women and minorities in the entertainment industry and tackle the ethics of storytelling through modern media and the issues raised by conventional plot lines in film.  She is excited to learn more about  global issues that can be addressed through media and how media shapes the global community.


Anna Santana

Anna Santana

Junior
Sociology
College of Social Sciences
Spanish
College of Humanities & Arts

anna.santana@sjsu.edu

 

Sponsored by the
College of Social Sciences

 

A Social Impact Intern for Santa Clara County, Anna is currently implementing a pilot project to encourage elementary students to attend college.  Her passion for assisting others have led her to complete more than 450 hours of community service by tutoring low-income elementary and high school students, as well as preparing and serving hot meals at a local homeless shelter.  In 2013-2014, Anna was appointed as the Community Service Director for the Black Masque Honor Society (BMHS) – the second oldest honor society at San José State University.  In her position, Anna created “Grow it. Cut it. Donate it!” In the last three years, Anna has won numerous awards at San José State, including the Alumni Association Award (2014-2015) and the Associated Students Advocacy Award (2013-2014).  Anna is currently serving as the Executive Editor for El Espartano Noticias, Membership Director for BMHS, and Undergraduate Undergraduate Student Representative for the Student Fairness Committee.  She is also a member of the Phi Sigma Iota International Foreign Language Honor Society and the National Society of Collegiate.


Claire Tsai

Claire Tsai 

Senior
Art History & Visual Culture
College of Humanities & Arts

chi-sui.tsai@sjsu.edu

 

Sponsored by
SJSU Salzburg Program 

A recipient of the Helen Dooley Scholarship (2014), Claire is a member of the SJSU Art History Association and a passionate supporter of San Francisco Bay Area artists.  Working with art educators and artists, Claire has curated several art exhibitions since 2011.  In addition to her studies, Claire advocates for a globalized education and currently serves the SJSU community as a Student Advisor for the International Experience Program in the College of Applied Sciences and Arts.  In 2014, Claire participated in a CASA Global Leader-ship Program (MCOM180) in Paris and Madrid, including a day-long session at the European Commission in Brussels.  Prior to attending SJSU, Claire received the Outstanding Student Award in Fine Arts (2012), Outstanding Student Award in Interior Design (2011), and won awards in the Annual Ohlone Student Art Show at Ohlone College.  As a founding officer of the Ohlone Art and Design Association, Claire led museum and artist studio visits for community college students to gain experience in immersive art learning.


Erik Ugalde

Erik Ugalde

Junior
Sociology
College of Social Sciences
Mathematics
College of Science

erik.ugalde@sjsu.edu

 

Sponsored by the
Educational Opportunity Program

A member of Alpha Kappa Delta (2015) and the Black Masque Honor Society (2014), where has the distinction of being the first male president in the 83-year history of the Society, and the recipient of a Silicon Valley Bright Futures Scholarship (2013) and a California Teaching Association Scholarship (2012).  In addition, he currently is an Applied Statistics Research Assistant in the Department of Sociology (2014) and a Butte County Office of Education Educator (2014) for migrant students in elementary, middle, and high school.  He also is a Ronald McNair Post Baccalaureate Achievement Scholar (2014), which he is using to develop a research project to understand college readiness programs to increase the number of college graduates.  Erik has assisted minority group students in various programs, including responsibilities as an East Side Union High School Tutor (2014), a Franklin McKinley School District Tutor (2014), a Jose Valdes Math Institute Teacher Assistant (2011-2013), and an Upward Bound Tutor (2010-2012).  He is currently an Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) Student Involvement member and also an Undergraduate Student Representative for the Student Fairness Committee.


Kifle Yohannes

Kifle Yohannes, BS

Graduate Student
Public Health
College of Applied Sciences & Arts

kifle.yohannes@@sjsu.edu

 

Sponsored by the
Alumni Association

A recipient of the 2012 NorCal AIChE Collage Award from the Department of Chemical Engineering and the O.C. Williams Scholarship from the Humanities Honors Program as an undergraduate student at San José State, Kifle has striven for excellence in his endeavors.  During his undergraduate career he served  as Secretary of the AIChE Student Chapter, where he played a key role in recruiting members for the engineering student chapter and organizing major chapter events.  In addition, Kifle also was co-founder and president of Q-Place, a student organization that held weekly group discussions about Christianity and other major world religions.  After graduating from SJSU, Kifle worked in biotech as a research assistant studying small molecule prostate cancer drugs.  He currently works as a process engineer intern at Kinetics Systems in Fremont, CA.  Kifle hopes to return to his home country of Ethiopia to alleviate prevalent health disparities and address issues of social injustice.


Kalkidan Zewdu

Kalkidan Zewdu

Junior
Biomedical Engineering
Davidson College of Engineering

kalkidan.zewdu@sjsu.edu

 

Sponsored by the
Davidson College of Engineering
Peter Lee Endowed Scholarship
SJSU Salzburg Program

An international student from Ethiopia, Kalkidan originally attended Drexel University and then transferred to San José State in 2014.  She is a member of Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society (2012) and currently serves as Secretary for the SJSU Ethiopian Students Association.  Kalkidan has been actively engaged in her community since high school, work-ing as a volunteer in different settings, and has received a certificate recognizing her active involvement in an Anti HIV/AIDS club in Ethiopia.  Her most recent experience was as a full-time co-op volunteer at the non-profit Roots Community Health Center (2013 – 2014), where she worked with doctors and individuals to help provide affordable health care for the community.  In her free time, she enjoys reading, outdoor activities, and spending time with friends and family.