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Sean Gallagher, 2023 Panetta Intern

Sean Gallagher '25 represented Santa Clara University for the 2023 cycle of the Panetta Institute for Public Policy Congressional Internship Program.

Jack Petersen in lab

For Jack Petersen ’24, his research on gold nanoparticles in Amelia Fuller’s lab has a personal connection.

Neha Mann

How Neha Mann ’25 found her voice supporting research on LGBTQ+ health inequalities.

Leandra Couto

From couch surfing to college graduate, Leandra Couto ’23 discusses her path as a first-generation student at Santa Clara.

Isabella Gomez

A Muwekma Ohlone youth gathering brings cultural revitalization to the heart of SCU.

Melanie Eng

Immersed in another culture and away from the comforts of home, Melanie Eng ’24 completed an internship in Barcelona, Spain where she gained insight into her future career goals and adopted a more global worldview.

Rob Wohl

During his time at SCU, Wohl studied political science, history, and philosophy, finding different ways to connect these three interests.

Michael Weatherford

Michael Weatherford ’23, a lifelong lover of the outdoors, participated in a research opportunity through the REAL program where he got to conduct field work in the Suisun marsh.

Gianella Ordonez

From the Miller Center to Senator Dianne Feinstein’s office, this LEAD Scholar is making a difference—both near and far

Jordan Tachibana in front of American flag signed by Japanese internment survivors.

How Santa Clara prepared her to turn her passion into actionable change

Hands holding a book under the SCU wisteria trellis.

SCU’s “Historical Perspectives” has won the nation’s top undergraduate history journal prize two years in a row. Is a third win around the corner?

Skyler Weight

Senior Skyler Weight is a Physics wizz who has also loved taking humanities courses at Santa Clara University.

Francesca D'Urzo

Francesca D'Urzo ’24 completed an internship with the REAL program where she worked alongside K-12 educators, learning technical skills, building connections, and solidifying her post-grad plans.

Setareh Harsamizadeh Tehrani

Public Health Science major and graduating senior Setareh Harsamizadeh Tehrani has taken fellow transfer students under her wing.

Andrew Johnson

Senior Andrew Johnson shares his biggest piece of advice for other SCU students: to get involved in as many things as possible on campus.

Five Broncos Win Fulbright Scholarships for 2023-2024

Sebastian Acevedo, Rachel Chung, Teresa Contino, Octavio De Leon, and Ariana Tabrizi selected to study, conduct research, and/or teach abroad.

Ameha Teshome. Photo by Jim Gensheimer

Ameha Teshome ’23 came to Santa Clara to learn about data science, but says he learned even more about community.

 Emily Pachoud '23 and Ana Martinez '23 have been researching disability accessibility in climate disaster planning in SCU's O'Connor Hall. Photo by Jim Gensheimer.

Two sociology students explore the future of accessibility for people with disabilities through climate crisis research.

Elliot Lee

Through the REAL program, Elliot Lee worked on a project using augmented reality to showcase the history and culture of the Ohlone people.

More than a dozen students from Santa Clara University have been selected as semi-finalists for the prestigious Fulbright U.S. Student program for the 2023-2024 academic year.

Clara Helm will be representing Santa Clara University (SCU) as a visiting scholar at Oxford University’s Mansfield College during the 2023-24 school year.

2023 Ethics Bowl team with trophy.

SCU’s Ethics Bowl Team’s only loss was to the U.S. Naval Academy team, the team which would eventually go on to win the tournament.

Participating with the Miller Center Lewis Family Fellowship, Judith Li provided two deliverables to their enterprise partner to advance the mission of delivering solar-powered safe-water filtration systems to off-grid rural areas of East Africa, applying sociological insights to the real world.

Jordan Tachibana '23 represented Santa Clara University for the 2022 cycle of the Panetta Institute for Public Policy Congressional Internship Program.