Markkula Center of Applied Ethics

Student Fellows at the Ethics Center

Hackworth Fellows

The Hackworth Fellows are Santa Clara University undergraduates who provide ethics programming for students. They can be reached at 408-554-5319 or by sending an email to The Fellowships are made possible by a gift from Joan and late Michael Hackworth. For further information about the program, click here.

     Roshan Rama

Roshan Rama is an economics major from Scottsdale, Arizona. He will conduct research on ethical issues that arise in on-campus living. He looks to provide resources for community facilitators and integrate ethical decision making into the residence halls. Roshan lived in Graham Hall as a first-year, and has served as a community facilitator in Swig and Sanfilippo Hall. In his free time he enjoys watching soccer, exploring the Bay Area with friends, and competing with his family at Jeopardy.

     Alexandra Sudomoeva

Alexandra Sudomoeva is a senior double major in mathematical economics and communications. Born and raised in Moscow, Russia, she came to the U.S. to attend SCU. Alexandra has been very involved at Santa Clara, serving as a leader of the film club as well as Alpha Kappa Psi business fraternity. During spring quarter of her junior year she worked as a research assistant in the department of economics. As an off-campus resident, Alexandra takes great interest in Santa Clara's real estate market, which drove her to discover the theme for her Hackworth Fellowship. She hopes to address an important ethical issue and make a difference in the university community by holding multiple open dialogues with students and publishing her research on market tendencies.


Honzel Fellowship in Health Care Ethics

The Honzel Fellowship in Health Care Ethics is awarded to an outstanding senior with a passion for ethics as it relates to health care. The Fellow serves as a peer mentor to students in the Center's Health Care Ethics Internship and develops an ethics project with particular relevance to students and alumni.

     Lucas Hill

Lucas Hill was a 2014-15 Health Care Ethics Intern and will return this year as the Honzel Fellow in Health Care Ethics. The youngest of four kids, Lucas was born and raised in Walnut Creek, California. In the coming academic year, Lucas will be a senior pre-med student at Santa Clara, majoring in Biology. During his time at SCU, Lucas has been a Jean Donovan Fellow (for which he completed a month of service at Baan Dada Children's Home in western Thailand), served as a SCCAP program coordinator for GASPED (Gay and Straight People Educating for Diversity), and completed a San Jose Immersion Trip through the Ignatian Center. In addition to the Honzel Fellowship, during the upcoming academic year Lucas will be working on his senior thesis, which will focus on health care access for undocumented immigrants, and will continue his work with SCCAP.

As the Honzel Fellow, Lucas will help pilot new sites for the internship and serve as a peer mentor for the 2015-16 interns, in addition to taking on a larger project at the Center. After completing his undergraduate education, Lucas plans to attend medical school, with the ultimate goal of becoming a primary care physician. Ultimately, his goals are to choose a career he truly enjoys, and one through which he can focus on social justice and advocate for underserved populations.