Class of 2023

Class of 2023

  • Marina Awad

    Marina Awad

    Class of 2023


    Marina plans to major in Biomedical Engineering on the pre-med track. In high school, she was in several honor societies and clubs oriented towards STEM and community service. She was in her high school’s robotics CAD team and hopes to similarly further her application of computer-aided design to fields of clinical medicine and tissue engineering. While at UVA, Marina looks forward to doing hands-on research to help transform healthcare and improve global health.

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/marina-awad1/

  • Trenton Bilyeu

    Trenton Bilyeu

    Class of 2023


    Trenton is from Roseville, California and is passionate about using mechanical engineering to find creative and innovative solutions. His experiences include designing and constructing a fused deposition 3D printer, developing an Arduino based system that measures current conditions to care for a garden, and working as a mechanical team lead in the FIRST Robotics Competition. Excited to be joining the Clark Scholars Program, Trenton hopes to approach all problems with an open mind of innovation and to make a true impact on the community around him.

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/trentonbilyeu/

  • Daniel Boachie

    Daniel Boachie

    Class of 2023


    Daniel Boachie hails from Hampton, Virginia with an aspiration of becoming a computer engineer. As he navigates the path to becoming a computer engineer, Daniel's short-term goal is to learn as much as he can from UVA, the Clark Scholars Program, mentors and internships. One idea that motivates Daniel in computer engineering is to research an app within the next decade that can help users to identify harmful radiation. Motivated by the philosophy "carpe diem", Daniel aims to seize every moment to explore a world of possibilities, learn, and hone his leadership skills in twenty-first-century computer engineering. 

  • Gina Brown

    Gina Brown

    Class of 2023


    Gina Brown is an incoming first-year from Phoenixville, Pennsylvania. She plans to major in Biomedical Engineering with a minor in Spanish. She has always wanted to improve the lives of others, and engineering is a perfect path to do just that. Biomedical engineering is a great way to combine her love for the field of medicine and engineering, and she’s looking forward to working with other driven individuals throughout her four years on grounds.

  • Anne Felipe

    Anne Felipe

    Class of 2023


    Anne Felipe is a first-year UVA Engineering student from Arlington, Virginia. She plans to major in Biomedical Engineering, while possibly picking up an Economics minor. Anne wants to pursue her Ph.D. in engineering and is excited to begin her higher education journey at UVA. Anne is excited to be a Clark Scholar and enter her time at UVA with a cohort of like-minded peers. She is particularly excited about the leadership opportunities and the business aspect of the Clark Scholars program. Anne has experience working and volunteering with children with special needs and is passionate about continuing to work in that community and eventually using her engineering background to make an impact on the special needs community.

  • Isaac Heath

    Isaac Heath

    Class of 2023


    Isaac is from Dumfries, Virginia. He plans to pursue a major in Biomedical Engineering with a minor in Applied Mathematics. From a young age, Isaac has always had a desire to help others and knew he wanted to be involved in the medical field. During his high school years, he was introduced to the concept of engineering and instantly developed a passion for it. During his time at UVA, Isaac hopes to work with other engineers in order to discuss challenging issues as well as engender genuine change. He is grateful for the opportunity to be a member of the Clark Scholars Program and is excited to begin his new journey at UVA.

  • Chloe Hellerman

    Chloe Hellerman

    Class of 2023


    Chloe Hellerman is from Afton, Virginia and grew up around the Charlottesville and UVA communities. She will study Mechanical Engineering and plans to pursue a career in industrial design to combine her passions for art and STEM. Inspired by the "cradle-to-cradle" design philosophy, she is interested in product life cycles and sustainable design. She plans to use her degree to reduce needless waste and design new products that combine functionality, sustainability, and aesthetics. In her spare time, Chloe teaches and performs Irish dance with the Blue Ridge Irish Music School; she creates art both as a hobby and to fund her many interests. As a member of the second cohort of Clark Scholars, she hopes to gain hands-on experience and a multidisciplinary perspective that will allow her to be a strong leader and a valuable member of any team.  

  • Andrea Kian

    Andrea Kian

    Class of 2023


    Andrea is from Miami, Florida and she moved to Leesburg, Virginia in 2017. Through volunteering at a local hospital and interning with an Orthopedic surgeon, she found a passion within the medical field and decided to major in Biomedical Engineering with a focus on Tissue and Cellular Engineering. She chose the University of Virginia due to its strong Engineering program, research opportunities offered, as well as, the opportunity to continue volunteering at the UVA Hospital. 

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  • Emmalyn Kim

    Emmalyn Kim

    Class of 2023


    Emmalyn plans to major in Biomedical Engineering on a pre-med track. A double legacy, Emmalyn will continue to pursue her interests in pharmaceuticals, individualized medicine, and community activism at UVA. She enjoys snowboarding, exploring, and playing all the sports in her free time. Emmalyn previously served as a board member on the Koreatown Neighborhood Council for the City of Los Angeles, alleviated food scarcity with Capital Area Food Bank and Food Forward, and is a Congressional Gold Medal, STEM Star recipient, and National Merit Scholar. Emmalyn hails from Stevenson Ranch, California and Vienna, Virginia.   

  • Sin Lin

    Sin Lin

    Class of 2023


    Sin Lin is from Brooklyn, New York and plans on studying Civil Engineering on the environmental track. She is a first-generation college student and is excited to learn as much as she can at her time in UVa and beyond. She is passionate about the health of the planet and humanitarian work. She believes that the Clarks Scholars Program is a great opportunity for her to become a well-rounded engineer through the business acumen and the study abroad semester.

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/sin-lin-8412a0175/

  • Samantha Nicholson

    Samantha Nicholson

    Class of 2023


    Samantha Nicholson is a first-year studying Mechanical Engineering. Samantha is from Chincoteague VA and hopes that her small-town experience will give her a unique perspective to the effects of engineering at a larger scale.  Her overall goal is to be a driving force in the exploration of space by creating technical parts for sounding rockets. She’s looking forward to having more hands-on experiences in engineering labs and research opportunities. Samantha also wants to be a leader to those around her by reaching out and giving back to the local community. 

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/samantha-nicholson-734b52190/

  • Jaylen Purvis

    Jaylen Purvis

    Class of 2023


    Jaylen Purvis is from Charlottesville, Virginia and plans to double major in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering. Beyond that, he intends to continue his education at the graduate level and is excited at the opportunity to begin that journey at UVA. Jaylen is most interested in the Clark Scholars Program's emphasis on networking and business courses and hopes to use the skills gained here to make the world a better place. 
     

  • David Tran

    David Tran

    Class of 2023


    David is from Vero Beach, Florida. At UVa he is interested in studying Computer Science because of its applicability and prevalence in a technologically advancing world. To him, Computer Science is another means to further innovations in STEM. Through the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences as well as the Clark Scholars program, David looks forward to tackling the world’s most pressing challenges and obstacles, as welling as forging strong connections with his fellow engineers.

  • Cameron Williams

    Cameron Williams

    Class of 2023


    Cameron Williams grew up in Baltimore, MD where her passions for helping her community and environmental sustainability pushed her to pursue an engineering career. She is going to major in Mechanical Engineering and Environmental Science at UVA. Cameron's goal is to be able to improve sustainability in her community in a way that benefits the different groups of people who live there. Outside of engineering, she enjoys working out and playing sports as well as getting involved politically in her community by educating people on different issues and encouraging people to vote.