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Inaugural Cohort of Paideia Fellows

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) Paideia Program recently announced the acceptance of 20 students into the inaugural cohort of SNF Paideia Fellows.

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Ben on the Bench. Photo by Eric Sucar, Office of University Communications.

SNF Paideia Fellows are a select group of undergraduate students committed to developing the knowledge, skills, and values needed for effective, ethical, and civil dialogue in a diverse world. Beginning sophomore year, SNF Paideia Fellows integrate wellness, service, citizenship, and dialogue through a combination of academic courses, co-curricular events, and hands-on leadership experiences. Fellowships encourage and support students’ ability to connect their public roles as community members with their academic, personal, and professional lives in healthy, sustainable, and fulfilling ways. The SNF Paideia Fellows program creates opportunities for students to practice robust and respectful civil dialogue with others across a wide range of political, social, and cultural differences. Fellows also cultivate practices that enable them to make effective contributions to the local, national, and global communities of which they are a part.

Following is the inaugural Class of 2023 Paideia Fellows:

Joshua Baek (C’23)
Inthat Boonpongmanee (C’23)
Naomi Fink (C’23)
Gabriel Gutierrez (C’23)
Avery Johnston (C’23)
Celia Kreth (C’23)
Amy Krimm (C’23)
Thomas Kyong (C’23)
Kira Lucas (C’23)
Catherine Michelutti (ENG’23)
Derek Nhieu (W’23)
Sydney Nixon (C’23)
Angelina Oh (C’23)
Thriaksh Rajan (C’23)
Shirali Shah (W’23)
Ayana Shirai (W’23)
Odyssia Sifounaki (C’23)
Jesse Soto (C’23)
Oliver Stern (C’23)
Giovanna Varlotta (C’23)

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