2017 Graduating Senior Profiles

Issue Date: 
May 4, 2017

Naomi Anderson is one of the first two students to earn the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering’s new bachelor of science degree in environmental engineering. She also started a bicycle collective at Pitt.


Jacky Chen, a U.S. Army National Guard member, graduated with a neuroscience degree. When he's not organizing TEDx events on campus, he's probably in the lab researching drugs to treat neuromuscular disorders.


Tamara Farrell graduated with a dual bachelor of science degree in economics and statistics and a bachelor of arts degree in gender, sexuality and women’s studies. Soon she'll be a structured finance analyst working on currency exchange rates.


Zachary Grewe, inspired by a talk on local queer history, began archiving gay and lesbian newspapers, magazines and other documents. He graduated with dual degrees in gender, sexuality and women's studies and psychology. 


Syed Kaleem helped distribute more than 18,000 pounds of food and toiletries over the course of two years as codirector of the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh’s food pantry. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in natural sciences.


Grace PehlertGrace Pehlert was enchanted by a tour of the Nationality Rooms, which brought her to Pitt. She earned her degree in German, microbiology and music. Pehlert also spent four years as a Quo Vadis tour guide herself.