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MEET THE GOVERNOR'S

STEM SCHOLARS.

The Governor's STEM Scholars brings together New Jersey’s high-achieving STEM students, from grades 10 through doctoral level to engage with New Jersey's vast STEM economy. 

2021 Governor's STEM Scholars.

The Governor’s STEM Scholars 2021 class is comprised of 75 Scholars from all 21 New Jersey counties. 52 percent of the class self-identifies as female and 68 percent as BIPOC. When they graduate in May 2021, they will join an alumni cohort of nearly 500 Scholars. 

Antonio Abbondandolo

Somerset County

Antonio Abbondandolo is a junior at the Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering.

Christian Alvarez

Morris County

Christian Alvarez is a Junior at Whippany Park High School where he has been on high honor roll for the last two years.

Charlotte Basile

Monmouth County

Charlotte Basile is a Senior at the Marine Academy of Science and Technology, located on Sandy Hook National Park in Highlands.

Christian Buckley

Hudson County

After receiving bachelor's and master's degrees in biomedical engineering from Rutgers University, Christian Buckley is furthering his studies as a Ph.D. student at Stevens Institute of Technology.

Emerson Conk

Essex County

Emerson Conk is a sophomore currently attending Montclair High School in Montclair.

Jacob Donnini

Salem County

Jake Donnini is a senior at Woodstown High School in Woodstown.

Ansh Gadodia

Middlesex County

Ansh Gadodia is a junior at West Windsor-Plainsboro High School South.

Margaret Hillyer

Monmouth County

Margaret Hillyer is a junior pursuing a B.A. in Chemistry at Rutgers University where she transferred after completing her A.S. in Chemistry from Brookdale Community College.

Anisha Jackson

Morris County

Anisha Jackson is currently a senior at Watchung Hills Regional High School.

Sonya Jin

Mercer County

Sonya Jin is a junior at Stuart Country Day School. Sonya plans to pursue computational neuroscience in the future.

Vrushali Koli

Mercer County

Vrushali Koli is an undergraduate senior co-enrolled in the Computer Science B.S. degree program at the Newark College of Engineering and the Honors program at the Albert Dorman Honors College, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT).

Joey Li

Essex County

Joey Li is a senior at Livingston High School.

Bahram Mehretu

Essex County

Bahram Mehretu is from the East African nation of Eritrea.

Diana Neste

Hunterdon County

Diana Neste is a junior at Mount Saint Mary Academy in Watchung, where she leads the Math League and is president of the Girls Who Code club.

Kristen Park

Monmouth County

Kristen Park is a junior at High Technology High School in Lincroft.

Elizabeth Rehwinkel

Union County

Elizabeth Rehwinkel is a senior at the Academy for Performing Arts in Union County where she has been inducted into the National Honor Society, the Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica, and the International Thespian Society.

Estefan Santi

Bergen County

Estefan Santi is an undergraduate chemical biology student from Stevens Institute of Technology.

Prerna Shankar

Hunterdon County

Prerna Shanka is a junior attending North Hunterdon High School.

Divjyot Singh

Hudson County

Divjyot Singh is a junior at the New Jersey Institute of Technology located in Essex County.

Sruthi Suresh

Middlesex County

Sruthi Suresh is a senior at the Middlesex County Academy of Science, Mathematics and Engineering Technologies.

Arya Tschand

Monmouth County

Arya Tschand is a senior at High Technology High School in Lincroft.

Ethan White

Burlington County

Ethan White is a senior at Northern Burlington High School with a passion for electronics.

Krystal Yearis

Gloucester County

Krystal Yearis is a senior at Clearview Regional High School.

Samvit Agarwal

Mercer County

Samvit Agarwal is a senior at West Windsor-Plainsboro High School South.

Saniya Attar

Hudson County

Saniya Attar is currently a Masters student at Stevens Institute of Technology, majoring in Biomedical Engineering.

Vimbisai Basvi

Hudson County

Vimbisai Basvi is a senior at North Bergen High School.

Shelyn Castellanos

Hudson County

Shelyn Castellanos is a senior at Memorial High School.

Gabriella Cubelo

Ocean County

Gabriella Cubelo is a senior at Toms River High School North.

Elizabeth Emeka

Burlington County

Elizabeth Emeka attends Willingboro High School in Burlington County, where she is a student council representative for the student body.

Anna Hansson

Hunterdon County

Anna Hansson is a junior at Hunterdon Central Regional High School.

Mulin Huan

Mercer County

Mulin Huan is a junior who attends Princeton High School and is a part of the school’s research program.

Julia Jankojc

Monmouth County

Julia Jankojc is a junior at Matawan Regional High School, where she is a selected member of the STEM Academy.

Nitish Kasarla

Morris County

Nitish Kassaria is a Senior at Hanover Park High School in East Hanover.

Adam Lalani

Morris County

Adam Lalani is a Junior in the Academy for Biotechnology in the Morris County Vocational school district at Mountain Lakes High School.

Pranay Maniar

Morris County

Pranay Maniar is a fourth year biology major at Albert Dorman Honors College at the New Jersey Institute of Technology.

Joseph Mild

Somerset County

Joseph Mild is a homeschooled senior in high school, attending Somerset County Vo-Tech shared time for Agricultural Science.

Sarah Ou

Monmouth County

Sarah Ou is a senior at Biotechnology High School.

Akshat Parthiban

Somerset County

Akshat Parthiban is a senior at Thomas Edison Energysmart Charter School and an academy student at Raritan Valley Community College.

Miles Roper

Union County

Miles Roper is a senior at Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School.

Emma Savov

Atlantic County

Emma Savov is a sophomore at Mainland Regional High School.

Luke Shao

Middlesex County

Luke Shao is a junior at West Windsor-Plainsboro High School North, and is passionate about engineering and medicine.

Peter Slattery

Camden County

Peter Slattery is a senior at Cherry Hill High School East.

Carina Trama

Bergen County

Carina Trama is a senior at Ridgewood High School in Ridgewood.

Nicole Vaccaro

Monmouth County

Nicole Vaccaro is a junior in the STEM Academy at Matawan Regional High School.

Jacob Wierer

Passaic County

Jacob Wierer is a senior at Lakeland Regional High School.

Aaron Yengbie

Mercer County

Aaron Yengbie, a first-generation college student, hails from Monrovia, Liberia, a country shattered by fifteen years of civil unrest.

Abdullah Alhaddad

Passaic County

Abdullah Alhaddad is a Senior studying Molecular Biology at Montclair State University.

Suchit Bapatla

Morris County

Suchit Bapatia is a senior at the Academy for Mathematics Science and Engineering in Rockaway.

Lauren Brenner

Union County

Lauren Brenner is a Senior at Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School.

Charly Castillo

Hudson County

Charly Castillo is currently a junior at Weehawken High School.

Dahlia Diaz

Hudson County

Dahlia Diaz is currently a junior at José Martí STEM Academy.

Mohamed Eraky

Hudson County

Mohamed Earky has a Bachelor and M.Sc. degree in Aerospace Engineering from Cairo University.

Lukas Harmeyer

Bergen County

Lukas Harmeyer is currently a junior at the Bergen County Academies.

Shariqa Iqbal

Morris County

Shariqa Iqbal is a sophomore at the Morris County Academy for Biotechnology located at Mountain Lakes High School.

Melissa Jara

Bergen County

Melissa Jara is an international student who came to the United States after graduating from High School in Cuenca, Ecuador.

Edward Kim

Bergen County

Edward Kim is a senior at Tenafly High School.

Emily Lee

Bergen County

Emily Lee is a senior in the Academy for Medical Science Technology at Bergen County Academies.

Matthew McPhail

Morris County

Matthew McPhail is a senior at Seton Hall Preparatory School in West Orange.

Melissa Nanotkar

Bergen County

Melissa Nanotkar is a junior at Paramus High School in Paramus.

Anjali Panchu

Essex County

Anjali Panchu is a freshman at Rutgers University – Newark.

Parthavi Patel

Somerset County

Parthavi Patel is a junior in the Agricultural Sciences program at Somerset County Vocational and Technical High School.

Justin Roskam

Warren County

Justin Roskam is a recent graduate of County College of Morris, where he received his associate’s degree in pre-professional Biology.

Aarsha Shah

Somerset County

Aarsha Shah is a junior at the Academy for Health and Medical Sciences in Somerset County.

Aleece Siner

Camden County

Aleece Siner is a Biology and Spanish major at Camden County Community College.

Ved Sriraman

Middlesex County

Ved Sriraman is a senior at Piscataway High School who is interested in theoretical physics and aerospace engineering.

Kennedy Truong

Sussex County

Kennedy Truong is a junior at Vernon Township High School.

Dalilah Valadez

Passaic County

Dalilah Valadez is a junior at Diana C. Lobosco STEM Academy in Wayne.

Delmond Wyllis

Gloucester County

Delmond Wyllis’s journey began in the tropical island of Dominica, a place that would foster his imagination and urge to explore what this world has to offer.

Gavin Zhao

Bergen County

Gavin Zhao is a senior at the Bergen County Academies in Hackensack.

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