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Our student ambassadors are happy to talk to you about their Duquesne student experience. Please contact them!

Benjamin Kazimer - Physics Student Ambassador

Benjamin Kazimer
BS Biomedical Engineering/BA Physics expected May 2022
kazimerb@duq.edu

Ben came to Duquesne as an incoming biomedical engineering freshman in fall 2018, hailing from Webster Thomas High School in Webster, NY. He added the physics bachelor of arts degree in his sophomore year. He held research assistantships in medical image segmentation at the University of Pittsburgh and in deep learning algorithms in our math department. He is a member of the national physics honor society Sigma Pi Sigma. His plans after graduation are yet to be decided!

Asia Parker - Physics Student Ambassador

Asia Parker
BS Physics/BS Math expected May 2022
parkera1@duq.edu

Asia came to Duquesne as an incoming physics freshman in fall 2018, hailing from Carrick High School in Pittsburgh, PA. She holds a Bayer School Scholars Program scholarship and has been a research assistant in our experimental nuclear physics program since summer 2019. She interned at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility in summer 2020 and summer 2021 under the SULI program, and received a research assistantship under the M/FURA Initiatives Fund Program of Jefferson Science Associates for fall 2021. She is a member of the national physics honor society Sigma Pi Sigma. After graduation, she plans to pursue a PhD with a theoretical/mathematical focus.

Katelyn Spadavecchia - Physics Student Ambassador

Katelyn Spadavecchia
BS Physics expected May 2023
spadavecchiak@duq.edu

Katelyn came to Duquesne as an incoming physics freshman in fall 2019, hailing from Berger County Technical High School in Teterboro, NJ. She holds a Bayer School Scholars Program scholarship and has been a research assistant in our experimental atomic/optical physics program since summer 2020. She is a member of the national physics honor society Sigma Pi Sigma. She has served as a lab aide and a teaching assistant in the physics program. After graduation, she is considering a PhD with an applied physics focus.