Peter Simonetti ’21 is a Political Science and History double major. Peter has represented his class as a representative to the Macaulay Scholars Council for the past four years. In the Fall of 2017, Peter volunteered as a teacher and tutor for the Let’s Get Ready Initiative to provide high school students from historically under-served communities and first-generation-to-college students with free SAT preparation and admission counseling. In the Spring of 2018, Peter interned for the Honorable Judge Ruth Pickholz in Criminal Court in New York City and and then for the Clinton Foundation in the Spring of 2019 as a Communications Intern. From the Summer of 2019 to the Winter of 2020, Peter worked as a legal intern for the New York City Law Department’s Manhattan Tort Division where he observed depositions and worked with a number of attorneys on specific cases in preparing motions and other documents to aid cases. He will be taking his experiences with him to New York Law School this Fall where he will attend law school for the next three years in hopes to one day become an attorney.
Shawn Eapen Abraham ’21 graduated from the College of Staten Island with a B.S. in Information Systems & Informatics, a B.S. in Economics, a B.S. in Business and a minor in Business Data Analytics.
For the past four years, Shawn served as Macaulay Scholars Council class representative and was VP for two years. He was elected as a CSI Student Government Senator. Shawn was appointed as a Commissioner to the CSI SGA and served as a member of CUNY’s University-wide Student Senate. He also served as VP to the Information Systems Club and Treasurer of the Finance Club. Shawn is a member of the Sigma Beta Delta honor society and Omicron Delta Epsilon honor society. From Merrill Lynch to UAU, Shawn interned at various organizations and firms.
Shawn currently serves as Secretary of the Staten Island Young Republicans Club and is a member of the Richmond County Republican Committee. Shawn has worked in various campaigns on the city, state, and federal levels of government.
This Summer, Shawn will be studying abroad at the London School of Economics. Upon his return, Shawn will be pursuing his Masters in Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences at Columbia University.
Christine Chow ’21 is a Chemistry and Psychology double major. She was the Macaulay Scholars Council Brooklyn College Class of 2021 Representative during her 4 years at Macaulay Honors College. She served on the Academic Affairs Committee from 2017 to 2019, and on the IT/Communications Committee from 2019 to 2021. Christine is also the recipient of the Brooklyn College Presidential Scholarship and the Peter F. Vallone Scholarship.
In Summer 2015, she became a Research Intern with the Hu Group at CUNY College of Staten Island, where she eventually published her work in a Polymer magazine in Summer 2019. From 2014 to 2019, she served as a patient care volunteer every summer at the NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital. Currently, she works as a Medical Assistant in an oncology/hematology medical office, where she started as a Medical Scribe in Summer 2020. She also volunteers with the Myanmar American Medical Education Society to provide free healthcare to immigrants in New York. In the future, Christine plans to apply to medical schools after taking a gap year.
Dylan Senkiw ’21 is a Political Science and Computer Science double major. He is currently a judicial intern for the Office for Justice Initiatives in the New York State Unified Court System under the Honorable Judge Edwina Mendelson. He is a four-year representative on the Macaulay Scholar’s Council and a four-year member of the John Jay NCAA Men’s Volleyball team.
Dylan spent Summer 2018 in the Baltics where he studied Russian writers en route to the West. The following Summer he studied in Moscow, Russia, focusing on the politics, economic system, role of oil and advanced technologies, demographics, and mass media. During Spring 2019 he interned with the State Department at the United States Mission to the United Nations, focusing on negotiations within the UN General Assembly on economics, technology, and sustainable development. In Fall 2020, he volunteered with the Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center to facilitate access to critical services to NYC residents during the COVID-19 Pandemic. After graduation, Dylan will attend Duke University for a Master’s of Public Policy.