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Graduate School Master’s Commencement Ceremony 2019

Graduate School Master’s Commencement Ceremony 2019


[MUSIC – “THE STAR SPANGLED
BANNER”] (SINGING) Oh say can you see,
by the dawn’s early light, what so proudly we hailed at the
twilight’s last gleaming, whose broad stripes and bright stars
through the perilous fight o’er the ramparts we watched
were so gallantly streaming. And the rocket’s red glare,
the bombs bursting in air, gave proof through the night
that our flag was still there, oh say does that star-spangled
banner yet wave o’er the land of the free– land of the– land of the free
and the home of the brave? [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] MEGAN O’BRIEN CRAYNE: Good
morning and Ramadan Kareem to all of the Muslims who are
observing and fasting here today. As we gather this morning in joy
and hope, I invite all of you gathered here to take
a moment now to quiet your minds and
hearts, as we gather our thoughts and our prayers. You are surrounded
today by those who love you, both those
who walked with you here and those who supported
you from afar. Call to mind, also, those
who could not be here today, but who were indispensable
on your journey. Recall their faces now
in a moment of silence and feel their
presence in this room. Oh God, creator of
all things, in whom we live and move and have our
being; oh source of all wisdom and truth, who enlightens our
minds and guides our path; oh divine physician, who knit us
together and continually renews us, we gather before you today
in gratitude and humility. You who are the way, we
thank you for all those assembled here today who
have chosen this path. Continue to guide each
of them on their journey, forming their hearts, their
minds, and their hands, that they might go out into
every corner of the world to be instruments of peace,
and so heal what is wounded, strengthen what is weak, and
bind up all that is broken. You who are the
truth, we thank you for the hours upon hours
of study and hard work that have enabled these
candidates to be here today. We thank you for the gifts
of wisdom and knowledge and understanding. Continue to pour these gifts
down upon those gathered here, and fill them with
openness and humility, that they might always continue
to learn, to grow, to develop, and to question. You who are the
life, we thank you for the immeasurable
gifts of each of those gathered here today. We ask you to continue
to bless them, strengthen them, and protect them. As they go forward today,
help them to always lift up those they encounter,
especially the most vulnerable. Grant them the
strength and the wisdom to walk in this world
with purpose and dignity, to always honor and
respect each person who comes before them, to dismantle
the structures of injustice that bind us, and
to use their work to bring light and peace
to all of humanity. We come before you with immense
gratitude for professors, teachers, classmates, parents,
siblings, spouses, families, friends, and all who have
supported these candidates and enabled them
to be here today. Grant that we might
always remember that we are never alone. Life is a journey and
community alongside others. And it is only by supporting
and being supported by others that we can truly flourish. For all these things we pray. Amen. [APPLAUSE] SHAYNA KESSEL: Good
morning, good morning. This is the best
day of the year. My name is Shayna Kessel. I’m the Associate Dean
for Master’s Education and the Interim Associate Dean
for International Graduate Students in the graduate school. [CHEERING] Thank you. It is my privilege,
it’s truly my privilege to preside at this
ceremony devoted to the conferral of master’s
and executive master’s degrees for Brown University. I would like to begin
by saluting candidates for the advanced degrees. [NON-ENGLISH], please stand. [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] You will hear the word
[NON-ENGLISH] a couple of times this morning, and every
time it means please stand, and remain standing
until everyone is seated. Today we recognize
your dedication and your achievements. I welcome parents, spouses,
partners, children, and families and friends of
all of our graduate students. Will you please stand? [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] And finally, I’d like to
recognize your faculty advisors and mentors. Will the faculty please stand? [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] We are delighted to
have you with us. Everyone, please sit. This is an exciting day for our
graduates and their families. To make it go more
smoothly for everyone, I ask that you silence
your phones now if you haven’t done so already. The order of the program is
available on the commencement website and the Guidebook app. Photos– we know you are all
interested in capturing these wonderful moments– will be available with
professional photographers, who can capture the moment up close
when each student receives their diploma. For your safety and the
safety of those around you, please do not stand
or sit in the aisles. Finally, Brown is committed to
minimizing waste and promoting recycling. We ask that you consider
placing recyclable items in the recycling barrels. Thank you. Next, it’s my pleasure to
introduce the platform party. First, on your far left,
is Ethan Bernstein, Director of Administration
and Operations in the Graduate School. Next is Megan O’Brien Crayne,
from whom we just heard. Beside her is Rabbi
Michelle Dardashti, Associate Chaplain
of the University for the Jewish Community. We are pleased to welcome
Ignacio Gafo, Associate Dean of Global and
Executive MBA Programs and Professor of Marketing at
IE Business School in Spain. He will present the third
cohort of candidates for the Joint Executive MBA. He’s seated behind Karen
H. Sibley, Vice President for Strategic
Initiatives and Dean of the School of
Professional Studies. To her left is my colleague at
the Graduate School, Maria E. Suarez, Associate Dean
of Student Support, who will assist with the
presentation of awards. Seated next to her
is Bess H. Marcus, Dean of the School of
Public Health and Professor of Behavioral and
Social Sciences. Representing the
School of Engineering, Rod Beresford is the
Senior Associate Dean for Academic Programs for
the School of Engineering and Professor of Engineering. Next, we have Peter
S. Voss, a member of the Brown Board of
Fellows and an alumnus of the undergraduate
class of 1968. He will confer degrees on
behalf of the University. And our Chief Marshal here
today is Shankar Prasad, Deputy Provost for
Global Engagement and Strategic Initiatives. Now, we turn to our student
speaker, Eunice Celene Gonzalez-Sierra. [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Chosen by the Graduate
Student Council to address today’s
graduates, she will today receive a
Master of Arts in Teaching. She is a graduate of the
University of California at Los Angeles,
where she majored in Chicana/Chicano Studies. Throughout her year
at Brown, Eunice has worked hard to help create
a more visible community for graduate students
like herself. As a Graduate Community Fellow,
she designed and implemented community-building initiatives
for master’s students, including a graduate
mixer and other events at the Undocumented,
First-Generation College, and Low-Income Student Center. She also served as a Master’s
in Teaching Ambassador, answering prospective
students’ questions and hosting recently
admitted students. Her address is
titled “Harvesting the Fruit of Our Labor.” [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] EUNICE CELENE GONZALEZ-SIERRA:
Welcome, family, friends, faculty, and fellow
class of 2019. On this very
important day, we are gathered to celebrate our
strides, our struggles, and our successes. We are here to see the fruit
of our labor reach its harvest. May 26, 2019 has come. We are graduating from
Brown University today. [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] As a daughter of
low-income immigrants. I owe this degree and
this day to my parents. [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Mami was seven months
pregnant with me when she first entered
the United States. She, along with Papi,
crossed the border so I could cross this stage. My education– [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] My education did not
begin when I first stepped on Brown’s campus. My education began
when I first stepped into the strawberry fields
of Santa Maria, California, where my parents made a living
from picking the sweetest fruit in the world, strawberries. At that time, I was a young
child of immigrant farmworkers who had not yet learned
the value of an education. Our day began at 5:00 AM,
when Mami and Papi awoke to make breakfast and lunch
for our day in the fields. Soon after, we got onto
our white flatbed truck that took us to the
agricultural side of town, where fieldworkers were
already picking strawberries. I remember asking my mother
why they worked so quickly. Mami explained that each box
of strawberries that was picked meant more money for workers
to take home to their families. Knowing this, I
worked as hard as I could so I could do
the same for mine. A couple hours later,
five boxes of strawberries picked, Papi called me over. Counting Mami’s boxes, I quickly
realized that Mami’s hands were one with the earth. While I had picked
only 5 boxes, my mother had already picked 30. With my back already hurting,
and with little desire to continue working, I
thought about my parents and how they worked like
this six days out of seven. Being a daughter of
fieldworkers teaches you what hard work looks like. It teaches you that
the weight of a book is lighter than the
weight of a strawberry box on your shoulder. It teaches you that waking
up at 7:00 AM to go to school is easier than waking up at
5:00 AM to work under the sun, back bent, always reaching for
more than what you are given. My parents taught me hard
work because they lived it. They taught me that my
education will liberate us from our poverty. So today I think them, like many
of our loved ones have done, for leading the way
in getting us here. [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] While this story
is my own, I know there are many out there
just like this one. My classmates alongside me
come from diverse backgrounds who know struggle, but
know resilience more. Despite all hardships
and obstacles, we’ve made it to this day. Somewhere, someone planted a
seed in us that got us here. It may have been a
parent who taught us what hard work looked like. It may have been a
teacher or friend who inspired us to do more. Whomever it was, today we get to
witness the fruit of our labor reach its harvest. Like our friends and
family here today, I am so proud of
all we’ve overcome. I am so proud of all the
work we will continue to do beyond our time on this campus. As we prepare to
leave Brown, I hope we build on what
we’ve learned here and make a real impact
in people’s lives and in this world. Some of us are completing
one-year programs, others, two- or three-year programs. We have written master’s
theses drawn from hard work in the library or the lab. We have, together,
spent countless hours pushing our ideas further
in seminar discussions. Some of us have taught at
Brown or local schools. We have moved the needle
of research further. Through our education,
we have done so much to leave our footprint
on this campus. We have today
students graduating with Master’s of
Public Health, who will improve human
health on a large scale; students graduating with
a Master’s of Fine Arts, who will help us understand
what it means to be human; students graduating with a
Master’s in Public Affairs, who will tackle policy
problems; students receiving Executive Master’s
degrees expanding on careers of leadership;
students graduating with Master’s of Arts and
Teaching, like myself, who feel the calling to take our
education into the classrooms to improve student
learning outcomes and promote equity
in education– [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] –and to students graduating
with Master’s of Science or Master’s of Arts,
who will be innovating around complex issues,
like energy and resource development, exploring culture
and the arts, and so much more. For all we have
accomplished, it’s important for us to not
only look into the future and where we’re going. Let us also take a moment
to look into the past at all the people who have
inspired us in this journey. For many of us, they
are sitting right here. For others, they
are somewhere else witnessing the greatness
that is our perseverance. On beautiful days
like this, we must remember those that lit
the way for us to get here, for us to walk this stage. There are some of
us who have been told by society we shouldn’t
be here today on this campus, in this country, in this
graduation ceremony. But look at us defying
all odds and thriving. [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] I dedicate this speech
to my U-FLi community, to my Undocumented,
First-generation, Low-income community, the ones who know
the struggle of immigration policies that continue to wound
us and the ones we love most, the first-generation
college graduates who may have been the first to
receive a bachelor’s degree, and are the first to receive
a graduate degree today. This moment is
dedicated to those of us who know what it’s like to be
part of a low-income family, to know the value of a
dollar because we never seem to have enough. I thank the immigrant
parents that brought us here to this country, to this day. I thank the families
who have carried the weight of our dreams
on their shoulders. I thank the communities we
come from that have helped shape our goals and dreams. Today I want to honor the
struggle of this journey and to honor the
strides and successes of all we have overcome. When I look into the
crowd, I see the stories that are often untold and
unheard, stories about those of us who know
hunger and poverty, but who are here,
hungry for more. I see stories of
students who have had to overcome stress
and distress to get to this very moment in
our lives, but we made it. We’re here, and we
have so much work left to do beyond those
gates we just walked through. [APPLAUSE] I look into the crowd and
see that a big part of us is missing. This year we lost a beloved
classmate, Maryori Conde. Maryori was part of the Master
of Arts in Teaching Program and was already a transformative
and powerful educator. I look out into the sky and
see Maryori Conde, the angel, graduating alongside
us as we celebrate our victories, the
one celebrating with love from above. I look out into the sky and know
that many of our loved ones, like her, may not
be physically here celebrating this
beautiful moment, but they are here in
spirit and in our hearts. [APPLAUSE] I look into the crowd and
see that a big part of me is missing. I see that Mami and
Papi are not here today. I see that, try as
hard as I might, the border wins
sometimes, but not always, that despite their absence
here, they sit proudly in Oaxaca, Mexico
listening to this speech, as their daughter receives
the first graduate degree in our family name. [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Mami, Papi, [SPEAKING SPANISH]. Mom, Dad, I am here. And on this very special day
for us, I am proud of you. I am proud of the diligence
and drive you’ve embedded in me that has gotten me here. I am proud of being the
seed you’ve harvested after all these years. AUDIENCE: Yeah, girl. [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] EUNICE CELENE
GONZALEZ-SIERRA: I am proud to look out all of
you knowing each of you has a story, has
accomplishments, and will have an impact on the
world, now as Brown alumni. Congratulations again to the
Master’s recipients of 2019. We did it. [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] AUDIENCE: [INAUDIBLE]. SHAYNA KESSEL: Today
the Graduate School is pleased to present
three awards recognizing the achievements and
contributions of master’s students. The awards recognize
academic achievement, professional excellence,
and engaged citizenship and community service. I’m honored to
present these awards, and I will draw from
nomination letters to describe the
recipients’ achievements. Maria Suarez, Associate
Dean of Student Support, joins me in conferring
these awards. The first award is for
outstanding academic accomplishment by
a master’s student, and the winner is
Alexander Adia. [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Alexander receives his Master’s
of Public Health today. This award recognizes
his thesis research on the public health response
and community-based needs regarding the growing HIV
epidemic in the Philippines. He conducted fieldwork and
primary data collection for his thesis in the
Philippines for the past two summers with grants from the
Framework in Global Health Program and a grant from the
Minority Health and Health Disparities International
Research Training Program. His research projects
were conducted alongside researchers,
service providers, and community-based
organizations in the Philippines. To date, Alexander has had eight
papers accepted or published at peer-reviewed journals– [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] –it gets better– with four
of them as first author. He has more than 10 articles
under review at the moment and/or being prepared for
review with Brown faculty and students. In addition to his
research funding awards, he also received the David
A. Winston Health Policy Scholarship and a scholarship
to attend the International AIDS Conference in Amsterdam,
based on the merit of his presentation about HIV
testing in the Philippines. He also cofounded the
Philippine Health Initiative for Research, Service, and
Training with faculty at Brown. In July, Alexander
begins a position at Insight Strategy
Advisors, a consulting firm in New York specializing in
health care and life sciences. Congratulations, Alexander. [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] The next master’s award is
for professional excellence, and recognizes the
outstanding contributions that influence or contribute
to the field or profession. The recipient is
Kelly Doyle, who receives the Executive Master’s
of Health Care Leadership today. As the CEO of Rothman
Orthopedic Specialty Hospital, a small for-profit organization
in the Philadelphia suburbs, Kelly leveraged her coursework
and professional position to review the practice
of prescribing opioids after orthopedic surgery
and the occurrence of subsequent addiction. For her Critical
Challenge Project, she partnered with the
Rothman Orthopedic Institute to create the Rothman Institute
Opioid Awareness Foundation. This foundation’s mission is
to promote research, awareness, teaching, and alternative
pain management solutions. The foundation has started
trialing new pain modalities at the hospital and is
sharing its research findings, principally, that hospitals
over medicate and unnecessarily expose people to
addictive substances, and most importantly, that
there are alternatives. Kelly’s work is at the forefront
of the opioid epidemic, and her hospital is spearheading
research, advocacy, addressing policy, and examining
current prescribing practices and alternative pain modalities. The nonprofit will take
roles in our communities to educate and raise
awareness around addiction. Today, with this
award, we recognize the professional excellence
exemplified by her work. Congratulations, Kelly. [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] The next master’s award
is for engaged citizenship and community service. The recipient is Wesley
King, who receives a Master’s of Public Health today. [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Wesley is being honored for his
research and advocacy on behalf of the LGBT health scholarship,
and in particular, transgender health. Wesley completed an internship
with the Adolescent and School Health Program at the Rhode
Island Department of Health, coauthoring the “State of
Rhode Island Department of Health Adolescent Health
Strategic Plan” for fiscal year 2018. His involvement helped to make
identifying and reducing LGBTQ+ health disparities a
priority in the plan. Additionally, Wesley has
advocated for rigorous methods in trans research. He led graduate students in
a series of conversations with faculty and administrators
to explore potential biases and harms in research that
affect trans communities. His master’s thesis research
examines the intersections of interpersonal violence,
HIV, and mental health in trans populations. For his research, Wesley met
with community-based service providers that deliver direct
services to transgender people in the Providence community,
including Sojourner House, Project RENEW, TransHealth
Access, and Youth Pride Rhode Island. Through these community-engaged
conversations, he enhanced his understanding
of frontline considerations of health services delivery
for trans communities. After graduation, Wesley
will start a doctoral program in Health Behavior
and Health Education at the University of Michigan. Congratulations, Wesley. [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] And thank you, Dean Suarez,
for presenting the awards. I now turn the podium over
to India Bahia Rogers-Shepp, who today receives the
Master’s of Medical Science. As the Graduate
Student Council’s Chair of Master’s Advocacy
for 2018-19, she will present the
Bates-Clapp Award, which honors a staff member
and is named for the first two women to receive master’s
degrees at Brown. [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] INDIA BAHIA ROGERS-SHEPP:
The recipient of the 2019 Bates-Clapp
Award is Dr. Laura Sobik. [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] The Graduate Student Council
is delighted to recognize Dr. Laura Sobik’s
significant contributions to graduate students broadly,
and master’s students in particular in her
role as Assistant Director of Counseling and
Psychological Services. Pursuing a master’s degree can
be an isolating experience, particularly for
[? gender-diverse ?] students who may fear discrimination
personally and professionally. Dr. Sobik has created
a supportive space for students who do not fit
into the cisgender framework to be recognized as full people. She hosts a gender
diversity group and has gone above and beyond,
engaging with other parts of the campus community,
including the LGBTQ Center and Project LETS. Many master’s
students at Brown have gained strength,
self-compassion, and enhanced well-being
from Dr. Sobik’s efforts. Her work in mental health
and gender diversity has been an essential factor
in the success of many students at Brown University, and
we are pleased to bestow this honor upon her. [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] SHAYNA KESSEL: We now turn
to the conferral of degrees. SPEAKER 1: [SPEAKING LATIN] SHAYNA KESSEL: Please be seated. It’s my honor to present
the master’s degree recipients of Brown University. The first two degrees awarded
today are posthumous degrees. [SPEAKING SPANISH] This year we lost a dear student
during the middle of the year in the Master’s of
Teaching program. A native of South Central
Los Angeles, Maryori Conde earned her Bachelor’s
Degree in Ethnic Studies from Brown, graduating last
year in the Class of 2018. This year, she began her studies
in the university’s Master of Arts in Teaching
program, with aspirations to become a high school history
teacher to predominantly serve low-income first-generation
students of color. [SPEAKING SPANISH] To honor her academic
accomplishments, Brown University is
posthumously awarding the Master of Teaching
degree to Maryori Conde. Accepting the degree
or her mother, Rosario, and her sister, Ashley. [SPEAKING SPANISH] [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] We would also like to
honor Travis Johnson, who was due to graduate this year
with the Master of Fine Arts degree in Acting. Originally from
Amarillo, Texas, and with an undergraduate
degree from West Texas A&M, Travis began his
studies at Brown in 2016 and was a valued member
of the Class of 2019. He was a fiercely talented actor
and a generous collaborator, and he was deeply loved and
trusted by his classmates. To honor his academic
accomplishments, Travis is being
awarded, posthumously, the Master of Fine Arts degree. Unfortunately, his family is
not able to join us today. [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] I will now present the
Master of Arts degrees of Brown University. Marie Carolan Arbelaez [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Jenny Guzman Polanco [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Renee C. Haggerty [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Sandra Ann Arnold [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Aracelis Sosa Boucher [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] [INAUDIBLE] [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Kristen Slovak Nichols [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Jessica Alexandrea Fagundes [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Emily Katherine McKenna [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Lisa A. Gomes [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] [INAUDIBLE] [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Drew Michael Lewis [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] David Chen [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Alison Nicole French [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Emily Hodess [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Katherine Colleen Coulter [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Zelin Pei [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Sylvia Aranka Paul [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Joseph Ezekiel Williams [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Aida Berhane [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Rebecca Elizabeth Chernick [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Georgiana Simeone
Elvira Stoukides [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Graham Lucas Bishop [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Phoebe Kurriss [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Ryan Christopher West [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Nicholas Mark Dow [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Karolina Michelle Dos Santos [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Shanelle Chambers Haile [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Tate Kihara [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Salma Mutwafy [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Jonathon Acosta [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Linde Chen [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Weiqi Pan [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Bowei Wei [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Kendall Evans [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Awilda Reinoso [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Francheska Marin Santos [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Vania Sofia Pereira [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Sarath Mohanan Pillai Jr. [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Nirva Rebecca LaFortune [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] O’Sha Lundan Williams [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Emily Mary Meehan [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Katja Hamler [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Jennifer Lynn Gribben [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] [INAUDIBLE] [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Alysha Marie Romain [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Katya Michelle Rodriguez Roman [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Sydney Frances Menzin [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Biraj Bisht [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] See Vang-Segala [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Gerardo Pelayo Garcia [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Alicia M. Cuomo [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Jade Eckels [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Attiyya Nailah Houston [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Maydelis Karla Minaya [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Taylor Simone Jackson [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Jacquelynn Victoria Jones [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Claritza Maldonado [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Emma Alice Boast [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Johanna Nathanielle Obenda [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Isabella Shey Robbins [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Hannah Edgeworth Mooney [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Alyson Myers [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Ryan Katherine Saglio [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Julia Louise Renaud [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Molly Irene Pailet [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Ruby Gayle Thiagarajan [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Jasmine Angelica Chu [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Zhuohan Jiang [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Lisha Wang [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Stephen A. Crocker [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Brenna Elizabeth Pisanelli [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Johnny Robinson [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Andrew R. Voorhees [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Haowen Cui [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Regina Innhui Kwon [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Yichi Ma [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Paloma Claire Orozco Scott [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Victoria Concepción Chávez. [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] SHAYNA KESSEL:
Tracy Steffes, Chair of the Department of Education
and Associate Professor of Education and History, will
present the Master of Arts in Teaching degree
of Brown University. [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] TRACY STEFFES: It’s
my honor to present the recipients of the
Master of Arts in Teaching. [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Wade Christopher Holmes [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Carol Paola Amaya [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Matthew Lim [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Joas Arrison Alfajardo [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Po Yin Bowie Lee [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Abriana Elizabeth Mayer [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] MacKenzie Alice Abernethy [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Ilan Jai Desai-Geller Sigler [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Katya W. Barrett [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] [? Eunice ?] Gonzalez-Sierra [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] SHAYNA KESSEL: Patricia
Ybarra, Professor and Chair of Theater Arts and
Performance Studies, will now present the recipients
of the Master of Fine Arts degree of Brown University. [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] PATRICIA YBARRA: It
is my honor to present the recipients of the
Master’s of Fine Arts degree. [CHEERING] Viraj Rajendra Gandhi [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Edward William Lytle [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Antonio Michael Woodard [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Kenneth Matthew Martin [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] William Joseph Jay Adams III [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Ryan Joseph Broussard [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Brendan Dennis Hickey [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Alexander Diego De
Vasconcelos Matos [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] L’Oreal McKenna Lampley [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Anita Louise Castillo-Halvorssen [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Olivia Rose Miller [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Maria Gabriela Rosado Gonzalez [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Adeline Gorlin [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Aman Soni [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Louis McWilliams [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Elizabeth Bauer Lewis [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Evan Andrew Horwitz [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Katie Anne Croyle [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Julia Izumi [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Kyla Searle [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Ana Catarina Fortes Fialho [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] [INAUDIBLE] [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Theadora Walsh [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Adnan Zarif [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Emma Atlanta Parrish Post [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Ian Anderson [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] SHAYNA KESSEL: Bess
H. Marcus, Dean of the School of Public
Health and Professor of Behavioral and
Social Sciences, will now present the recipients
of the Master Public Health degree of Brown University. BESS H. MARCUS: It is my honor
to present the recipients of the Master of Public Health. Ariana Pather [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Nour [? Wail ?] Asfour [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Rania Ali [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Deanna Sumrein [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Summer Rae Gonzalves [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Michelle Frances Veras [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Katelyn R. St. Amand [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Anthony Vincent Pellegrino [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Jasmine Amy Arnold [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Elizabeth Sinclair Silva [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Heather Anne Jastremski [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Ayumi Saito [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Nishtha Baranwal [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Gaelen Phyfe Adam [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Chin Chin Ch’ng [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] [? Xing Lu. ?] [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Jessica Angelina DSilva [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Kimberley Chidinma Duru [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Nana Akua Y. Seyki-Appiah [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Farah Shainy Sherine [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Kaitlin Carlson Gately [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Kori N. Otero [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Wesley Morgan King [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Rachel Nouha Deraney [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Anna Kristina Makaretz [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Melissa Marie Godfrey [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Mohammad Nour Audi [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Samantha Ann Porter [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Erin E. Clements [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Saketh Jayanthi. [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Alyssa K. Greenwood Francis [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Narae Kim [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Tess McCormack Flannery [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Julie Webb [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Heidi Rea Weidele [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Zachary J. Kunicki [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Nykia Rae Leach [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Josephine Mae Airoldi [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Kayla Brennan McAvoy [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Emily M. Sokol [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Leah Siegel-Reamer [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Ariel Hoadley [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Alana Nicole Mercurio [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Alexander Colin Adia [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Spenser C. Anderson [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Rachel Meredith Schneider [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Annalisa Kristin Barca-Hall [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Isabel Julia Blalock [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Kaitlyn Faye Camacho Orona [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] SHAYNA KESSEL: Eric Patashnik,
the Julis-Rabinowitz Professor of Public Policy and
Political Science and Director of the
Public Affairs Program at the Watson Institute for
International and Public Affairs, will present
the recipients of the Master of Public Affairs
degree of Brown University. ERIC PATASHNIK: It is
an honor to present the recipients of the Master
of Public Affairs degree. [CHEERING] Catherine Tonsberg Syfert [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Lauren Kelsey Smith [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Jessica Davison [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Justin R. Sullivan [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] [INAUDIBLE] hang in there. Isabella [? Kishka. ?] [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] [INAUDIBLE] [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Margaret Desjarlais [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Jackie Cottle, Jacquline Cottle [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Erin Nicole Wurtemberger [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] William Wenbo Wang [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Amalia Parks Coyle [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Jack Yige Gu [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Dane Cooper [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Mohamad Hisyam bin Takiudin [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] [INAUDIBLE] Hunter Ryan James Arcand [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] David Sang. [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Zhenyan Lai [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Tingyu Yang [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Yi Gao [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Yen Chung. [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Ying Liu [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Zechen Huang [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Yuqi Zhang [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Zehao Ru [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Sihong Wang [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Zhibei Liu [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Xing Wang [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Min Lin [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Yun Zhu [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Zichong Charles Li [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Zhaoye Tang [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Yiduo Dong, Yiduo Dong [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Sirui Wu [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Brady Ryan O’Donnell [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Alfredo Jose Malaret Baldo [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Suhaib Imtiaz [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] David Cazares Morales [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] April Yee [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Jillian Rose Harvey [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Paul Edward Marshall [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Emily Wolfsohn [INTERPOSING VOICES] Alexander James Johnson [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Allison Jane Duchesneau [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Seth Michael Higgins [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] John G. Kern [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Sarah Olivia Mills [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Bo Kyun Shin [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Malysa Kettavong [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Chamika Wanigatunga [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Mark Edward Gerhart [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Jacqueline Faith Forney [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Maria Micaela Gomez [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Yannick Sebastian Alphonso-Gibbs [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Avetis Gevorkyan [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Jessica Lynn Burbank [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Oh, right. [INAUDIBLE] The following individual was
a prospective MBA graduate expected to receive his
degree in October of 2019 after completing
coursework this summer– Nathan Blouin. [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] SPEAKER 2: Thank you. ERIC PATASHNIK: Thank you. SHAYNA KESSEL: It is
my honor to present the recipients of the Master
of Science Degree of Brown University. [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Haobo Yang [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] [INAUDIBLE] [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Jia Deng [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Mengqi Lin [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Christine H. Yu [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Brendan Woo [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Arun Michael Drelich [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Ruiqi Mao [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Jonathan George Mattson Lister [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Daniel Esteban Amaya [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Mingyu Wang [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Ruizhao Zhu [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Heng Zhao [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Zhiwei Zhang [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Wentao Han [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] [? Zhicong Chu ?] [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] [INAUDIBLE] [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Yuhang Yang [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Jingbo Liu [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Bang Lu [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Naifan Gao [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Yuchen Zhao [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Constance Chii Wen Huang [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Yunheng Mong [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Jake D. Newberry [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Nicholas John Laboe [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] William Richard Nardi [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Nicholas Lee Gilmer [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] John Sherman Page [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Alexander J. Catoya [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Derek Michael Rott [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Travis Nguyen [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Brandon Yeoh [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Serife Yagmur Kokbudak [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Grant Charles Casey [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Hafithe Mohammed AlGhosain [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Kristine Y. Ma [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Amber Marie Chevannes [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Gina Valeria Vimbela [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Arielle Childs [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Grace Ann O’Brien [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Alexia Evgenia Ioannou [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Ryan Vincent Thorpe [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Pauline Siviero Leitao [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Noah Alexander Picard [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Ahbid Zein-Sabatto [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Rebecca Nicole Noga [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Oliver Samuel Fox [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Aaron Kerem Gokaslan [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Steven Chung-Yuan Ho [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Joey B. Genfi [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Matthew Slesinski [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Hajar Saud Alturki [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] [INAUDIBLE] [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Tong Zhang [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] [? Li Chu. ?] [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Kunyu Zhang [APPLAUSE] Tyler James Harder [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Damon Bulent Ceylan [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Ross Anthony Clarke [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Sibel Kadioglu [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Antonina Rytwinska [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Cynthia Anh Vu [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Kai Wombacher [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Sean Neil Miller [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Juana Thomas [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Phuong T Truong [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Bo Yang [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Matthew Michael Bejtlich [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Jehwoo Ahn [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Mark Nathaniel [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Abigail Williams Taylor [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] India Bahia Rogers-Shepp [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Jonathan Paul Woo [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Ben Hsieh [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Kristin Marie Haag [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Samantha Jo Nelson [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Mark N. Boulous [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Kyle O’Mara [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Christina Kimberly Crandall [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] [INAUDIBLE] [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Kenneth Todd Stamper [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Meghana Sana [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Georgia Alison Sleeth [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Kailee Paige Furtado [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Alexander John Hodakowski [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Joyce Yue Chen [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Kayla Marie Peña [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Carlos Antonio Salinas Manzano [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Kitty Ting Kuk Cheung [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Preston Schwartz [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Ryan Thomas Connor [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Tyler Francis Schicke [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Luke Charles Morales [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Matthew Luis Lo [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Jonathan Daniel Chang [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Yimo Zhang [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] [INAUDIBLE] [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Zhan Wu [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] [INAUDIBLE] [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Wei Wang [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Fuyu Zou [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Xiaofei Yang [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Maria Carolina Velasco Molina [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Isaac Zhao [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Khalil Zlaoui [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Julia Mullokandova [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Carol Shum [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Allan Kendagor Kimaina [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Michael Adam Rodrigues Lee [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Xiao Zhou [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Morcos Nakhla [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Marianne Kanellias [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Gianna Prata Ahnrud [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Athira Sanal [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Jin Cheng. [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Forest Noah Mathieu [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Amjad Ali J. Alqahtani [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Louis Hamaide [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Michael W. Toomey [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] David Armanious [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Patchara Wongsutthikoson [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Mengxin Du [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Michael Paul Warnock [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Abdulwahab Abdulrahman Alluhaibi [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] [? Fung Yue Pung ?] [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Zhen Han [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Ruolan Tang [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Yuanning Hu [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Jiarou Quan [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Miaolin Min [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Yutian Ye [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Shuge Sun [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Daniya Seitova [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] [INAUDIBLE] [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Parinda Wongbenjarat [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] [INAUDIBLE] [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Matthew Kelly Owen [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Yanting Zhang [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Andrew Dabydeen [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Jason Patrick Terry [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Joshua Anthony Pangborn [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Ashley Mae Conrad–
oh, Conard, sorry. [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Eric Hjalmar Metcalf [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Bridget Moira McVeigh [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Timothy Hardy Amass [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Eleanor Virginia Tursman [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Christopher Henry Kremer [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Karen Jiaxi Wang [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Emily Elizabeth Joyce [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Sarah Madeline McGrath [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Sloane Gabrielle Garelick [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Seyed Hossein Rashtbehesht [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Jordyn Leal Cloud Babikoff [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Isabella Gama Dantas [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Hannah Elaine Krueger [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Samuel John McKinney [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Claudia Knox Jones [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Matthew Reynolds Schertler [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Berke Buyukkucak [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Erika Regina Denour [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Natalie Andrea Moriel [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Callie Burton-Callegari [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Amy Jane Lin [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Kevin Joshua Anderson [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Robert William Petrocelli [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Charles Blain Morin [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Jessica Ann Kaminsky [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Connor Sheridan Watts [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] [? Shirin ?] [? Tooloee ?] [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Casey Taylor Tierney [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Zahra Mahmoud Ahmed [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Amanda Elizabeth Holland [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Diksha Priya Lotun [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Gurnaaz Kaur [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Gary Chien [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Huong Lan [? Nguyen ?] [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Paarul Sukanya Arulappa [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] [INAUDIBLE] [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Ryan Alexander Ching [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Peter Lawrence Griesmer [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Shishuai Li [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Zemiao Zhu [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Haomo Ni [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Yufan Fei [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Yufei Gao [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Zexuan Huang [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Baichuan Huang [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] [INAUDIBLE] [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Yan Wang [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Qianyun Ma [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Yuzu Li [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Jin Yan [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Haoming Lai [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Zhennan Fu [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] [INAUDIBLE] [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Brian Patrick McHugh [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Usama Naseer [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] [INAUDIBLE] [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Xingchi Yan [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] [INAUDIBLE] [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Tianqi Tang [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Li Zheng [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Weishi Yuan [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Ning Zhang [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Fanfei Wang [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] [INAUDIBLE] [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Yi Liu [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] [INAUDIBLE] [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Qi Feng [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Devar Akhil Manish Thalatoti [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Yun-Chien Lin [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Austin Yongking Tung [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Min Sun Kim [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Shiffoni A. Sukhlal [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] [INAUDIBLE] [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Katarina Ann Ferrucci [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Rebecca Elise Gordon [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Brianna Jordan Parlette [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Emily Ann Wanderer [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Peter Steven Salhaney [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Victoria Mary Long [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Rod Beresford,
Senior Associate Dean for Academic Programs for
the School of Engineering and Professor of
Engineering, will now present the recipients
of the Master of Science and Innovation Management and
Entrepreneurship Engineering of Brown University. [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] ROD BERESFORD: It is
my honor to present the recipients of the Master of
Science, innovation Management and Entrepreneurship. Apurva Devarajan [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] [? Hu Shu ?] [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Stephanie Blum [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Elaine Yu Ling Cheung [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Bisma Rehman [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Matthew Scott Heller [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Kayla Allison Colson [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Isabella Jane Lawandy [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Aiden Samuel Kravitz [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Wancan Sun [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] [INAUDIBLE] [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Johnathan Yates Lovett [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Jason Papalexopoulos [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] [INAUDIBLE] [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Anush Lakshmanan Vellayan [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Chinmaya Makarand Patankar [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] [INAUDIBLE] [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Guansu Niu [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Jiayuan Feng [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Marcel Smorszczewski [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] [INAUDIBLE] [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Mike Xie [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Boning Zhang [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Lyudan Huang [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Daniel Chen [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Jinbao Li [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Khobi Ibrahim Williamson [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Lara Gokyildirim [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Quentin Oestreich [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Neil Preston Hodnett [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] SHAYNA KESSEL: Ignacio Gafo,
Associate Dean of the Global and Executive MBA Programs
at IE Business School, will now present the recipients
of the Executive Master of Business Administration. IGNACIO GAFO: It is
my honor to present the recipients of the IE
Brown Executive Master in Business Administration. [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Alejandro de Leon Moreno [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Tyler Nelson Goodell [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Carlos Simon Garcia de Alcaraz [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Gina Ji Young Kim [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Syeda Noura Ali Khan [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Darren Carmon [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Leah Adamson Simpson [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Tri Minh Nguyen [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Yerlan Seisembayev [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Lauren Gerald Henderson [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Chrishelle Rogers [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] [INAUDIBLE] [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Latifah deGraft-Johnson [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Moses deGraft-Johnson [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Brendan Thomas Pearce [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] [INAUDIBLE] [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Stephanie Leigh Block [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Dana Clare Redden [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Amanda Marie Beccaloni [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Rex Muabe Mukete [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Karl-Christian Wolf-Ingham [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] [INAUDIBLE] [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Andre Laport Ribeiro [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] [? Lauren Wood ?] [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Kristen Oehlrich [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Elise Helene Meyer [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Krisztina Bende [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Taylor Hart Sollinger [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Jeffrey Stephen Dwyer [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Daniel Cooper [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Nicholas Andrew Sabet Zaklama [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Eduardo Margallo Balbas [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Rodrigo Anibarro Perez [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Jacinto Daniel Duran Sanchez [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] [INAUDIBLE] [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Jason Hochwender [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Christian Frederick Baur [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Craig Michael Groom [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Mildred Wilhelmina Massey [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] SHAYNA KESSEL: Karen H.
Sibley, Vice President for Strategic
Initiatives and Dean of the School of
Professional Studies, will now present the
recipients of the Executive Master of Cybersecurity, the
Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership, and the
Executive Master in Science and Technology
Leadership of Brown University. KAREN H. SIBLEY It is
my honor to present the recipients of the Executive
Master of Cybersecurity. George Edouard Hall III [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Nimrod Tauber [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Terrence Ryan Cahill [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Saniye Petek Unsal [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Sean-Christopher Patrick Poyntz [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Robert S. Prostko [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Joshua Michael Snavely [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] George Donelson Hasseltine [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Michael Lee Mangold [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Chad Thiemann [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Kiran Kumar Bommareddy [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Severin Tanieu [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Megan Kathleen Schatzman [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Gregory Michael Keches [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Steven Q. Nguyen [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Sofia Espinosa Arista– Sonia– I’m sorry– Sonia,
excuse me, renamed you. [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Emily Marino Baugher [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Ossie Lee Peacock Jr. [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Talya Cathia Parker [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Wesley Leon Harrison [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] AliciaAnn Ross Grasfeder [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Ernie Rafael Zaldivar III [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Nevin Gordon Markwart [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Now it is my honor to present
the recipients of the Executive Master of Health
Care Leadership. [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Marie Eugenie Harrington [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Arvinjit Singh [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Christina Siegel [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Christine Masterson [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Patrick Thomas Callahan [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] [INAUDIBLE] [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Elane Pu [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Elaine Marie Sullivan [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Joseph Donald DeVeau [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Philip Alfred Falcone [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Jeffrey Patrick Mogan [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Elizabeth Hogan Hamacher [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Jason S Card [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Lura Cynthia Lunsford [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Christopher Alan Ferraro [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Joseph Patrick Hart [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Janae Alisha Johnson [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Joshua Adam Cartwright [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Michael R. Crawford Jr. [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Dasa V. Gangadhar [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] James A Castro [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Anelyssa D’Abreu [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Ace D. Robinson [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Gloria Estelle Maciorowski [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Josephine Marie Tynes– [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] –congratulations. Kelly Ann Doyle [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Melissa Dee Whelchel [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Now it is my honor to present
the recipients of the Executive Master in Science and
Technology Leadership. [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Prayag Pradip Patil [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Matthew Ian Fisher [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Gregory M. Calderiso [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Samuel Vail Carroll [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Stephen Lee Bush [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Jason Thomas Giggles [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Jeff Shultz [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Bonnie Rae Brayton [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Miriam Caetano Vera-Cruz [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Vinod Joseph [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Mark Thomas Rhoads [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Timothy Bickford [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Felicia May Casciano [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Yohai Ben Israel [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Adam D. Clay [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Steven Ray Coddington [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Amol Soin [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Joseph Daniel Sinicrope [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Heather Diane Orser [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Szu-Han Liu [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Randy Owen York [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] [INAUDIBLE] SHAYNA KESSEL: I wish to report
that 846 students completed the requirements for
their master’s degrees and have permission to
receive the degree today. Will all master’s degree
candidates please rise? [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] SPEAKER 1: [SPEAKING LATIN] Congratulations on receiving
your master’s degrees. SHAYNA KESSEL:
Congratulations again. You may now be seated. I’d like to thank Peter
Voss, Shankar Prasad, my fellow deans, the staff
from University Events, the staff from the
Graduate School, and the staff from our
partner units for their help in making this such
a successful event. As you go out into
the world to serve, in the words of Brown’s
charter, “with usefulness and reputation,” please
remain connected to Brown as loyal alumni. You are now and will remain an
integral part of the University and its traditions. I now proclaim [SPEAKING LATIN]. Congratulations. The Graduate Schools
Master’s Ceremony will now conclude
with a benediction. We ask graduates,
family, and guests to stay where they are
until the platform party and the faculty have left. You may then head to
the university ceremony on the Main Green,
where there are seats reserved for you in section 5. The ceremony starts at 1:15. Will the entire audience please
stand for the benediction? MICHELLE DARDASHTI: [INAUDIBLE]. SHAYNA KESSEL: No? You don’t want them to stand? All right, so you get
to sit for just a few more minutes, per
Rabbi Dardashti. [LAUGHING] MICHELLE DARDASHTI: Thank you. I just really wanted the
honor of telling you to stand one last time, but not yet. So harvesting the
fruit of your labor– yes, [INAUDIBLE], yes. As it happens, actually,
it’s also a harvest season, and it’s on the Jewish calendar. We’re counting towards a
festival that’s happening in two weeks–
exactly two weeks– that is called
[NON-ENGLISH],, the Festival of the Firstfruits. And while I can’t claim to know
the weight of a pail of produce picked by my own hand,
my ancestors did. And they knew, also,
how to honor that labor and how to celebrate it. Each farmer was asked to
mark their first fruits and to place them in a
basket and bring them to the priest in the temple
to express gratitude and be blessed with continued success. So we’re going to close today
with a priestly benediction, which is the oldest
prayer in the Bible, and it has three parts. The first part is
for physical safety. And as I invoke that
blessing, I want to also call to mind on
this eve of Memorial Day our troops, who work
for our physical safety. [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] We thank our troops
and their families. We honor those who are fighting
and those we have lost. The second blessing is for
spiritual safeguarding. And in this blessing,
I want to call to mind those who are missing. I want to call to
mind those [SPANISH],, those angels that are
sending down their light, and who are also
sending you their grace. I include, of course, Maryori
Conde and Travis Johnson as well. And the third
blessing, my friends, is going to be all for
you, all about you– the blessing of peace that
comes from internalizing the previous two blessings,
such that you can actually feel the beautiful
fullness of your basket. But OK, you’re saying,
great, but we’re not farmers, and you’re not a priest. So how we doing this? Well, the good news is
that you all have produce, and we all have
the power to bless. So here’s how we’re
going to do it. I invite you to close your
eyes, graduates, MA recipients. And I want you to envision
some of your first fruits, your projects, theses, papers,
externships, relationships. See them. Try to actually see them. Imagine yourself putting
them into a basket. And now, holding that
basket, feeling its weight, I invite you to please
rise, as you are able. And families, we’re
going to bless together. I invite you to say amen,
and as you’re saying amen, you’re going to do
as the priests did. They used to raise their hand. And I want you to just
send out blessings with your amens, blessings
of physical and spiritual sustenance and also the
ability to feel the fullness of all one’s blessings. OK, guys, here we go. Families, sending them out? [NON-ENGLISH SINGING] May you be blessed
and protected. [SPEAKING SPANISH] Amen. AUDIENCE: Amen. MICHELLE DARDASHTI:
[NON-ENGLISH SINGING] May divine light shine upon
you and grant you grace. [SPEAKING SPANISH] AUDIENCE: Amen. MICHELLE DARDASHTI:
[NON-ENGLISH SINGING] May God’s countenance be lifted
toward you and bring you peace. [SPEAKING SPANISH] AUDIENCE: Amen. MICHELLE DARDASHTI:
[SPANISH] [HEBREW] [ARABIC] Congratulations. [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]

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