Southern Methodist University Partnership Project - 2016 submissions

Aisha Ahmed

Aisha Ahmed was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. Currently a freshman at Southern Methodist University, She is majoring in history and biology on the Pre-Med Track. Her passion is to read and go on long, contemplative walks. Always wanting to travel and leave behind a legacy, she hopes to work with Doctors without Borders and travel the world.

 

Project: Biography of Can Themba

 

Tate Allen

Tate Allen is a freshman at SMU from the suburbs of North Shore Boston. He wants to major in Finance and enjoys playing lacrosse.

 

Project: Not available

 

Owen Dulik

Owen Dulik is a freshman at Southern Methodist University, originally from Palo Alto, California. Owen is planning on majoring in finance.

 

Project: Biography of Thamsanga Mnyele

 

Karen Folz

Karen Folz is a junior from Dallas, Texas and is majoring in history at Southern Methodist University. After fulfilling her dream of studying abroad in Belfast, Northern Ireland this summer and learning about the region's sectarianism, she became interested in apartheid in South Africa as well as other aspects of the country's rich history.

 

Project: Biography of Eli Weinberg

 

Brianna "Bri" Hogg

Brianna "Bri" Hogg is a senior majoring in History and a minor in African and African American Ethnic Studies. She is a Dallas, Texas native and enjoys creating promotional items and mentoring her high school friends at her alma mater, South Oak Cliff High School in Dallas, TX.

 

Project: Biography of Baleka Mbete-Kgositsile

 

Kayla Johansen

Kayla Johansen is a freshman at Southern Methodist University studying mathematics with minors in history and psychology. She is from Midlothian, TX and plans on working in the field of education.

 

Project: Biography of Lindiwe Mabuza

 

Hunter Kolon

Hunter Kolon is a freshman at Southern Methodist University, studying Human Rights and Spanish on the Pre-law Track. With a heart for people and travel, Hunter hopes to work as a Human Rights lawyer both in the U.S. and abroad.

 

Project: Biography of George Hallett

 

Paul Linck

Paul Linck is a senior at Southern Methodist University. He is originally from Athens, Georgia. He is interested in pursuing law school after graduation. Some of his hobbies include: cooking, debating, watching or going to sporting events, reading, and listening to music.

 

Project: Biography of Lefifi Tladi

 

Nicolas Mencia

Nicolas Mencia is a senior at Southern Methodist University studying Financial Economics. He is from D.C. and is looking to start a career in commercial real estate.

 

Project: Biography of Mtutuzeli Dudu Pukwana

 

Narcy Negrete

Narcy Negrete is a second year at Southern Methodist University studying Accounting, Economics and World Languages (French and Spanish). She is from Dallas, Texas and aspires to work as a Certified Public Accountant for one of the Big Four accounting firms. Her interests include traveling and swimming.

 

Project: Biography of Miriam Makeba

 

Brandon Norman

Brandon Norman is a fourth year student at Southern Methodist University, majoring in Accounting. He is originally from Cape Town, South Africa and is residing in Dallas while studying abroad and competing as part of the SMU men's swimming and diving team.

 

Project: Biography of Johnny ‘Mbizo’ Dyani

 

Chance Overby

Chance Overby is a junior at Southern Methodist University. He is originally from Frisco, Texas. He loves to create art and plays the piano, violin, and bass guitar. Chance is studying economics and hopes to become an economist.

 

Project: Biography of Abdullah Ibrahim

 

Sofia Pullen

Sofia Pullen is originally from Matamoros, Mexico, but has lived almost all her life in Texas. From 2011 to 2015, Sofia attended The Lawrenceville School, one of the top ten boarding schools in the United States. It was there that Sofia learned the importance of equality and positive social change. Sofia is now a sophomore studying Electrical Engineering with a minor in Math and Computer Science at Southern Methodist University. She is a part of the University Honors Program and Rotunda Academic Honors. She is also a Vice President in her residential commons and is Chief Marketing Officer of Mexican Entrepreneur Association. Sofia hopes to work in the engineering field in the future, while still being able to fight for equality in the United States.

 

Project: Biography of Barry Gilder

 

Fardin Rahman

Fardin Rahman is a sophomore at Southern Methodist University, majoring in Finance. He is originally from Coppell, Texas and loves to travel. He has been to over twenty countries around the world.

 

Project: Biography of Hugh Masekela

 

Rod Reyna

Rod Reyna is a sophomore at Southern Methodist University, studying history and business. He is originally from San Antonio, Texas, and loves sports and outdoor adventures.

 

Project: Biography of Lionel Ngakane