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2017 Senior Awards Honorees

March 10, 2017

The Tufts University Alumni Association is pleased to host the Senior Awards on Saturday, April 8. Instituted in 1955, the Senior Awards recognize members of the senior class for academic achievement, participation in campus and community activities, and leadership.

Please join us to congratulate this year’s twelve honorees and to welcome them to the alumni community!

Saturday, April 8, 2017
Cabot Intercultural Center
160 Packard Avenue
Medford, MA 02155

5:30 pm – Reception (hors d'oeuvres and drinks) in the Hall of Flags
6:30 pm – Ceremony in ASEAN Auditorium

Questions? Contact or 617-627-4039.


Shayne Brady
History (major), Entrepreneurial Leadership Studies (minor)
Haverhill, Massachusetts

Brady was a four-year football player at Tufts University, where he was honored as an All-American, two-time team MVP, two-time All-New England, All East, two-time NESCAC Offensive Player of the Year, Gridiron Club Player of the Year, Gold Helmet Player of the Year, captain, and more. Additionally, Brady was a Tufts BLAST Scholar and a Haverhill High graduate. Brady’s Tufts athletic and academic career was a transformative one that he’ll always cherish.

Shayne (Chance) Brady

Elizabeth Buechler
Mechanical Engineering
Boise, Idaho

Buechler is an undergraduate researcher in the Tufts Superconductivity Laboratory, president of the Tufts Energy Group, and co-director of content for the 2017 Tufts Energy Conference. Next fall, Buechler plans to pursue a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering, focusing on the modeling and simulation of large-scale integrated energy systems.

Elizabeth Buechler

Olivia O. Familusi
Biology and Anthropology
Huntington (Long Island), New York

Familusi is the proud daughter of two immigrant parents. As a young biologist and anthropologist, she enjoys learning the stories of the body and the people who inhabit them. She looks forward to utilizing her knowledge of bodies as a medical student this upcoming fall.

Olivia Familusi

Zachary S. Flicker
Philosophy and Political Science
Ridgewood, New Jersey

At Tufts, Flicker dedicated much of his time to the community as the president of the Leonard Carmichael Society, Tufts' largest community service organization, as a teaching assistant for Computation Theory and Introduction to Computer Science, and as a resident assistant in Metcalf Hall. He also performed with the university Wind Ensemble, competed with Tufts' National Ethics Bowl Team, and raced in triathlons.

Zachary Flicker

Carlos Arturo González-Barrios
Tampico, Tamaulipas, México

Born and raised in the port of Tampico, México, González-Barrios began his career in fine arts as an animator at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in 2013. As an artist, he has vastly benefited from the multidisciplinary education offered at the Museum School. González-Barrios has been empowered through valuable critical and conceptual skills that are the foundations of his art practice. He is mostly concerned with tackling social and political conflicts in his home country, and art has given him the eyes to investigate the contemporary world.

Carlos Arturo González Barrios

Amanda Gottschalk
Quantitative Economics and Psychology
Lake Forest, Illinois

Gottschalk is a co-captain of the women's varsity swimming and diving team and is an avid Leonard Carmichael Society (LCS) volunteer. She served as co-president of LCS for 2016 and as treasurer from the fall of 2014 to the winter of 2015. She continues to volunteer through the LCS Special Friends program. Gottschalk will be joining Deloitte Consulting as a strategy and operations analyst.

Amanda Gottschalk

Kevin Kelly
International Relations and Chinese
Ashburn, Virginia

Kelly is a co-captain of the Tufts men's tennis team. He is a former resident assistant, Academic and Community Engagement Fellow (ACE Fellow), and member of the Leonard Carmichael Society (LCS) group Best Buddies. Kelly was selected for the NESCAC All-Academic and All-Sportsmanship Teams. One of his favorite experiences at Tufts was working on a small research team led by a Fletcher School Ph.D. candidate that analyzed the patterns of past revolutionary movements. Next year Kelly will be working as an analyst at the Amundsen Group, a health-care consulting company.

Kevin Kelly

Saki Kitadai
Anthropology and Biology
Walnut Creek, California, and Tokyo, Japan

Kitadai is a first-generation Japanese-American student concentrating in biology and anthropology. She will be attending Tufts University School of Medicine in the fall, and hopes to join the U.S. Navy as a military physician. In her free time, Kitadai enjoys long-distance running and dancing on the ENVY all-female step team.

Saki Kitadai

Marianna Marques
Community Health, premed track
Boston, Massachusetts

Marques was raised in an immigrant Brazilian community and is a first-generation American committed to using her education to pursue social change. She hopes to pursue a career in medicine and address global health disparities.

Marianna Marques

Tim Nichols
Biology and Anthropology
North Lima, Ohio

Throughout his four years at Tufts, Nichols has had the opportunity to be a member and captain of the cross country and track teams. After graduation, he plans to spend some time working before applying to medical school.

Tim Nichols

Gauri Seth
Economics (major), Political Science and Finance (minor)
Cambridge, United Kingdom

Seth serves as the Tufts Community Union (TCU) president and has been on the TCU Senate since her first year at Tufts. During her time at Tufts, Seth has been involved in the International Club, Tufts Democrats, and the TCU Allocations Board. She will be joining the J.P. Morgan Private Bank as a banking analyst after graduation.

Gauri Seth

Michael Wang
American Studies and Community Health
Middleton, Wisconsin

In his Tufts career, Wang has been involved in several community-based nonprofits in the Boston area through Tisch College and hopes to pursue a career in international public health and medicine.

Michael Wang