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SCU student Hydeia Wysinger '25 hopes to promote mental health in adolescents by exploring the intersectionalities between psychology and public health.

Isabella Reyes

How pre-med student Isabella Reyes ’24 charted her course from aviation to disability advocacy.

Katie Duffy

Six students and alumni have been chosen as semifinalists for the prestigious Fulbright U.S. Student program this year.

Maria Parker, Mary Pat Peterson, Brad Lewinski, Mario Sarich

SCU students compete in a national Mock Trial tournament focused on developing a foundational knowledge of legal practices in youth.

Hydeia Wysinger '25

SCU student Hydeia Wysinger '25 hopes to promote mental health in adolescents by exploring the intersectionalities between psychology and public health.

Tyson DeCastro '24 and Rachel Choy '24. Photo by Josef Sueoka '23.

Student photos explore the camaraderie of friendships, to the loneliness of not quite fitting in.

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.