Marie is a senior majoring in Economics and Film, Television, and Theatre. When not in South Bend, you can find her in her home city of St. Louis, Missouri. On campus, she is an undergraduate media assistant for the Grotto Network and Notre Dame Studios. In her free time, she is an active member of Notre Dame’s chapter of Camp Kesem.
Shantae currently resides in McGlinn Hall but is originally from Ocho Rios, Jamaica and now lives in Dover, New Jersey. She is majoring in Political Science and minoring in Asian Studies, with interests in Asian cuisine, history, and culture as well as public health, public policy, and barriers to healthcare access. Shantae is currently a Senior Fellow for the Office of Student Enrichment and also a Fighting Irish Scholar under their office. She is involved in a lot of the Asian organizations on campus, where she serves on the Internal Cabinet for the Union of Vietnamese Student Associations of the Midwest and performs in cultural shows. In her free time, Shantae enjoys trying new cuisines, cooking, binging Korean and Chinese dramas, and learning new dances (k-pop and v-pop).
Tom is a senior majoring in the Program of Liberal Studies with minors in Business/Economics and Philosophy, Politics, and Economics. Originally from Glencoe, Illinois, Tom formerly resided in Sorin College and now lives off campus. He is a teaching fellow for the Department of Philosophy's God and the Good Life course and is a former associate news editor for The Observer. Thomas' academic interests include political philosophy, classical literature, and poetry. In his free time, he enjoys following college football and collecting vinyl records.
Oksana is a senior studying Neuroscience & Behavior as well as Theology. She is an involved resident of McGlinn Hall and loves it just as much as she loves her hometown of Indianapolis, IN. On campus, she works in the Family Studies Lab, a psychology research lab, and she dreams of becoming an occupational therapist after graduation. Oksana's other interests include public transportation, animals, saints, and advocating for inclusivity.
Hallie is a senior from Chatham, New Jersey studying Economics and Political Science. She currently resides in Welsh Family Hall (Go Whirls) but will be studying abroad in Rome for her fall semester. On campus, she is involved in SIBC and SCNO as well as tutoring at the Robinson Community Learning Center. In her free time she can be found listening to music, cheering on the Fighting Irish at football games, or in line for the omelette station in South Dining Hall.
Marissa is a senior from Naples, Florida, now residing in Farley Hall. She's majoring in Political Science and minoring in Sociology, and her academic interests include gender, public policy, and international development. During her time at Notre Dame, she's been involved with the Government and Public Policy Career Trek as well as the Kellogg Institute's International Scholars Program and Human Development Conference. In her free time, Marissa can be found playing Dungeons and Dragons, watching movies with friends, or taking walks around the lakes.
Jorge is studying Economics and Philosophy with a minor in Constitutional Studies at the University of Notre Dame. Jorge comes from a family of 9, and since moving from Venezuela in 2005, his family has found a new home in West Palm Beach, Florida. He plays cello in the Notre Dame Orchestra and is a starting lineman for the O'Neill interhall football team. He is also a Sorin Fellow and a Tocqueville Fellow. This past summer, he interned at the Media Research Center writing for MRC Culture.
Emilie is a senior from Northport, New York, and currently resides in Lewis Hall. She is a Neuroscience and Behavior major with minors in Peace Studies and Business Economics. On campus, she works in the Student Activities Office and is an active board member of FIMRC, The Bald and the Beautiful (TBAB), and Habitat for Humanity. In addition, Emilie is a research assistant in the Sleep, Stress, and Memory Lab with Dr. Jessica Payne and is particularly interested in memory retrieval research. You can find Emilie outdoors or learning how to cook in her free time.
Daphne is a senior majoring in Political Science and minoring in Journalism, Ethics, & Democracy (JED) as well as Science, Technology, and Values (STV). Daphne is interested in interdisciplinary studies, which is why she has chosen to study so many different fields at ND, but she is particularly fascinated with bioethics. She is originally from Fairfield, Connecticut but currently resides in Cavanaugh Hall. On campus, she is Editor-in-Chief of Scholastic (Notre Dame's student-run magazine), head of the Student Union Board's movies committee, and a research assistant in Notre Dame Learning's Kaneb Center. In her spare time, you can find Daphne reading, listening to podcasts, or playing the ukulele.
Charlotte is a senior Political Science major from San Diego, California. For the 2019-2020 academic year, Charlotte will be studying abroad at the London School of Economics where she will take courses in government and social policy. She will most miss working with the Gender Relations Center on campus and studying at Chicory Cafe in South Bend. She intends to explore her passions for education, sustainability, and electoral justice in some capacity after graduation.
Patrick is a junior from Long Beach, CA, currently residing in Sorin College. He is a Political Science major and a member of the Glynn Family Honors Program, with interests in immigration policy, American political theory, and constitutional law (especially 1st and 14th Amendment issues). On campus, he founded the Student Policy Network, a new initiative that gives teams of students the opportunity to work on policy research and advocacy projects with real-world impact, and is involved in BridgeND (Vice President), Hesburgh-Yusko Scholars, and Tocqueville Fellows. In Patrick's free time, he likes to read and play frisbee.
Kyle is a junior from Columbus, OH, currently residing in Duncan Hall. He is a Neuroscience and Behavior major and is interested in research at the intersection of neuroscience and public health. On campus, Kyle is involved with his dorm, the Lead Innovation Team, and the Center for Social Concerns. He enjoys running with his rector's dog Milo, engaging with the community in South Bend, and reading/discussing social justice.
Joseph (or Joey) hails from Cleveland, Ohio, and lives in Keough Hall. He is a Sociology major with the Arts & Letters Pre-Health Supplementary Major, and is considering minors in Philosophy and/or Data Science. Outside of Dean's Fellows, Joey's extracurricular involvements include (among others) his role of Secretary for Notre Dame's chapter of Grassroot Soccer, an international charity that uses soccer to promote improved access to healthcare in the developing world; his TV segment on ndTV's student-run show "One Dome," in which he shares amusing and bizarre tales from the worlds of science and history; and tutoring work for the First Year of Studies.
Mady is a junior studying Finance, Economics, and Applied Computational Mathematics & Statistics (ACMS), hailing originally from Doylestown, PA—just north of Philadelphia. She now lives off campus but was once a proud interhall athlete and resident of Cavanaugh Hall. Mady's interests are in investing and markets. On Campus, she keeps herself busy as a board member of the ND Investment Club and Young Americans for Freedom (YAF), TAs for several introductory finance and economics courses, and is involved in Student International Business Council (SIBC) and Girls Who Invest. In her free time, Mady enjoys running, playing the piano, cooking, and hosting her weekly radio show Late Nite with Mtay.
Dean’s Fellows 2019-2020
Class of 2021
Class of 2022