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Kay Kelly

Kay Kelly '21 (City)

Kay Kelly ’21 graduates from the Colin Powell School of Social Sciences at the City College of New York. She has earned a BA in Anthropology with minors in Biology and Legal Studies. As a scholar in the Skadden Arps Honors Program in Legal Studies, she plans to attend law school in the fall of 2022. She is excited to serve her alma mater by working in the Office of the Executive Counsel to the President of City College after graduation.

Within Macaulay Honors College, Kelly has been an active student leader. She was the Macaulay Scholars Council representative for the CCNY Class of 2021 and the Vice President of the Campus Affairs Committee. In that role, she served as the Chair of Club Council and a member of the MHC Reopening Task Force to prepare the school community for the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to her work as a club leader, orientation leader, and peer mentor, she was the Spring 2020 Student Life Intern. She has proudly played with the Macaulay Marauders Quidditch team, stage managed for Macaulay Theater Club, and spearheaded fundraising campaigns for student activities.

Christian Ralph Buonamassa

Christian Ralph Buonamassa is an Accounting major and Computer Applications in Business minor at Baruch College.

He represented the Baruch Class of 2020 in the Macaulay Scholars Council for four years, serving as the VP of Finance & VP of Campus Affairs. Christian was the President of the Baruch Chapter of the Macaulay Business Club, and Co-Founder of the Macaulay Italian Cultural Society.

Christian recently completed an Assurance Internship with PwC in their Alternative Investments Division. He will be interning with Deloitte this summer as well. Over the past four years he’s also interned at Macaulay, Capstone Capital, C&K LLP, EY, & Goldman Sachs.

Through his studies at Baruch College, Christian has earned the Nathan Glassman Award, the Philip Zimmerman Prize Scholarship, and the NYSSCPA’s “Excellence in Accounting” Scholarship. He also received the Susan A. Locke Award from the Baruch Honors Program, and the NYC Mayoral Service Award.

Christian plans to begin his career in Audit with one of the aforementioned Big Four Accounting firms, and intends to become a CPA.

Elijah Maduro

Elijah Maduro is a Jazz Instrumental Performance major, with a concentration on Tenor Saxophone, and has also learned flute and clarinet. In fall of 2019, he interned at the National Jazz Museum in Harlem and was a Student Development intern at Macaulay during the 2017-2018 school years. He was a leader for multiple Macaulay clubs, including the Macaulay Musicians Collective, the Macaulay Triplets and the Peer Mentor organization. He is also a recipient of the Rudin Scholarship.

In the near future, he plans to run his own band and perform more frequently around the NYC area at local clubs and bars. He also plans to return to grad school and get a masters in Music Education.