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SIXTY-FIRSTCOMMENCEMENTSTONY BROOK UNIVERSITYMAY 19 MAY 20 MAY 212021

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGEDear Graduates,I want to extend my profound congratulations to the Class of 2021.In a year like no other — one that will go down in history for itsunparalleled challenges — you have persevered, adapted, grown andsucceeded. The sense of renewal and hope that accompanies yourgraduating class is felt all around the world, and I am honored to beable to celebrate your commencement in person.Undoubtedly, the Class of 2021 will be remembered for itsdemonstration of resilience, integrity and innovation. CertainlyI will always remember this spring’s unique ceremony — our firstmajor in-person event in more than a year, held through 10 individual ceremonies, each ashistoric as the next.Although you will be graduating into especially exceptional times, the depth of youraccomplishment is evergreen: You have earned a degree from one of the finest universitiesin the world — an institution renowned for its significant contributions to the advancementof science; ingenuity in the arts, humanities and critical thought; steadfast commitment tolocal communities; and unwavering dedication to diversity, equity and inclusion. Our countryand our world are at a critical moment, standing on the precipice of our collective future, andyou are a part of the next generation of leaders who will determine where we go from here. Iknow that you will be equal to this task, and look forward to watching all of you move forwardin your chosen fields and studies with the same grace, grit and determination you have shownduring your time at Stony Brook.I hope you continue to be proud of what you have achieved in earning this degree and the wayyou worked to foster an environment of care, respect and civility even in the most difficult times.As you join our more than 200,000 alumni from around the globe, we hope you, like them, willconsider Stony Brook University a continuing resource and second home. According to myth,the Seawolf brings good luck to anyone who has the chance to spot it. And I can feel the luckwith us today, ushering you into this exciting next chapter of your lives.Congratulations!Maurie McInnisPresidentH1

SUNY CHANCELLOR’S MESSAGETo the Stony Brook University Graduating Class of 2021:Living through a pandemic is likely not how you expected to finish your last semesters at StonyBrook, nor how you expected to start your life after college. Major milestone celebrations overthe past 13 months have been postponed, cancelled or modified, including commencements.I know this is not the ideal outcome after years of hard work and studying, but this does notdiminish your tremendous accomplishment. Despite all the challenges thrown at you andhaving your senior year of college unceremoniously turned upside down, you persevered toearn your degree.We are all so proud of the Class of 2021 — the persistence, determination and grit you haveshown to complete your studies amidst a number of obstacles is exemplary. We are thrilled thatyou are now able to celebrate your graduation with the traditional, in-person pomp andcircumstance it so rightfully deserves.As you look toward the future, know your SUNY education has prepared you to succeed inwhatever you put your mind to — whether it be furthering your education or joining theworkforce. The 2021 Seawolves will continue the SUNY legacy of changing the world no matterwhere you go, and I look forward to seeing all that you accomplish.On behalf of everyone at SUNY, I extend my heartfelt congratulations to you and your fellow2021 graduates. You make us proud.Sincerely,Jim MalatrasChancellorH3

TA B L E O F C O N T E N T SUniversity Leadership. 6The Ceremonies.7Honors College. 8Awards. 9Honor Societies. 10Candidates for General Honors.16Candidates for DegreesBaccalaureate. 24Advanced Graduate Certificates. 43Master of Arts. 44Master of Arts in Teaching. 46Master of Business Administration . 47Master of Fine Arts . 48Master of Health Administration. 48Master of Music. 48Master of Public Health. 48Master of Science. 49Master of Social Work.60Doctor of Dental Surgery.61Postdoctoral Dental Certificate.61Doctor of Medicine. 62Doctor of Musical Arts. 63Doctor of Nursing Practice. 63Doctor of Philosophy. 63Doctor of Physical Therapy. 66Post-Master’s Advanced Graduate Certificate. 67Officers.68Stony Brook Alma Mater. 69Acknowledgments.71Alumni Welcome. 72Please note: Thhis program includes candidates who have or will have fulfilled all requirements for graduationas of May, June, July and August 2021. This listing reflects students who applied for graduation as of April30, 2021. Names of students who applied after the April deadline will be added to an updated program thatwill be published to the Commencement site following the completion of the spring semester.H5

UNIVERSITY LEADERSHIPUNIVERSITY OFFICERSDEANSMaurie McInnis, PresidentShafeek Fazal, Interim Dean, University LibrariesPaul M. Goldbart, Executive Vice President and ProvostStacy Jaffee Gropack, School of Health Technologyand ManagementKathleen Byington, Senior Vice President for Financeand AdministrationJudith B. Greiman, Senior Vice President for Governmentand Community Relations/Chief Deputy to the PresidentKenneth Kaushansky, MD, Senior Vice President forHealth SciencesCharlie McMahon, Interim Senior Vice President andEnterprise Chief Information OfficerSusan Blum, Senior Managing Counsel and SeniorAdviser to the PresidentJudith Brown Clarke, Vice President for Equity andInclusion and Chief Diversity OfficerManuel London, College of BusinessJacqueline Mondros, School of Social WelfareNicole Sampson, College of Arts and SciencesPaul Shepson, School of Marine and Atmospheric SciencesFotis Sotiropoulos, College of Engineeringand Applied SciencesWilliam Wertheim, Interim Dean, RenaissanceSchool of MedicineTerry Flannery, Interim Vice President for Marketingand CommunicationsEric Wertheimer, Vice Provost for Graduate andProfessional Education and Dean of The Graduate SchoolRichard Gatteau, Vice President for Student Affairsand Dean of StudentsAnnette Wysocki, School of NursingLyle Gomes, Vice President for Finance and ChiefBudget OfficerDavid Gray, Interim Vice President for Budget andFinancial PlanningShawn Heilbron, Director of AthleticsBraden Hosch, Associate Vice President for InstitutionalResearch, Planning and EffectivenessLynn Johnson, Vice President of Human Resource ServicesRichard Larson, President, University SenateDeborah Lowen-Klein, Interim Vice Presidentfor AdvancementPatricia Malone, Associate Vice President for ProfessionalEducation, Assistant Provost for Engaged LearningRosemaria Martinelli, Vice President for Strategic InitiativesElizabeth Newman, Vice Provost for Curriculumand Undergraduate EducationRichard J. Reeder, Vice President for Research/OperationsManager for the Research FoundationFred Sganga, Executive Director, Long Island StateVeterans HomeDean Tufts, Vice President for Facilities and ServicesLindsi Walker, Interim Vice Provost for Global Affairs6Laura Lindenfeld, School of Communication andJournalism and Vice Provost for Academic Strategyand PlanningMonica Bugallo, Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs andDiversity, Equity and InclusionCarol Gomes, Chief Executive Officer and ChiefOperating Officer, Stony Brook University HospitalHAllan Kucine, Interim Dean, School of Dental Medicine

THE CEREMONIESWEDNESDAY, MAY 19College of Arts and Sciences: Arts, Humanities, Lettered Social Sciences9 amCollege of Arts and Sciences: Life and Natural SciencesSchool of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences12:30 pmSchool of Dental Medicine1:30 pmCollege of Arts and Sciences: Mathematics and Science4 pmTHURSDAY, MAY 20School of Nursing8 amRenaissance School of Medicine11:30 amCollege of Engineering and Applied Sciences3 pmCollege of Business School of Journalism School of Professional Development7 pmFRIDAY, MAY 21School of Social Welfare9 amSchool of Health Technology and Management12:30 pmPreshow description: The preshow appearing on the Stadium jumbotron screen features celebratory images of ourgraduates, messages of congratulations and gratitude, university rankings, upcoming events and videos highlighting recentuniversity achievements. The show also includes flags representing the countries of our graduates: Austria, Canada, China,Egypt, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Guyana, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Nepal, Nigeria, New Zealand, Pakistan,Peru, Portugal, Russian Federation, Singapore, Spain, South Korea, Sweden, Taiwan, Republic of China, Turkey, United ArabEmirates, United Kingdom, Ukraine and Vietnam .H7

HONORS COLLEGEHONORS COLLEGEAntoinette AfriyieGabriella AlbaneseDaniel AldarondoDeanna BassaraghCarolyn BremerStephanie BudhanConor BurbigeSpencer CattalaniFionna ChiuDaniel DelayoPooja DeshpandeJulian DriebeekMichael EarvolinoTaylor EspositoScott FialaH8Eric FungDaniel HamamJustin HamlinChristopher HelenekJason HuangNashitah IslamSnigdha KanadibhotlaJennifer KustanovichBrianne LeddaMatthew LeeNancy LiangMichael LiuPiyusha LotlikarNomrota MajumderJustine MarcinekJames MayJulian MicheleJulie MickoLauren MistrettaErika NemethChristine OmAndrea PaluMadhurie ParasramSachin PatnaikVinicius Peres SilvaJoshua PinnockRebecca ProsciaSalwa RaheelVarun ReddyFelix Rieg-BaumhauerJordan RoilandRobert SeamanMichael SimoesOwen SteeleSylvi StollerLiam TedfordMatthew Toledo RozyckiMichaela WinkelerNita WongAnthony XiangGowri YerramalliPerri Zilberman

AWARDSPROVOST’S AWARDS FOR ACADEMIC EXCELLENCEThe Provost’s Awards for Academic Excellence are given to a select number of students. The awards are based on astudent’s achievements in research, teaching, clinical work, internships, fieldwork and service.Kiana Lom-LandolfiStudio ArtNasir StovallBiologyMatthew MullinMechanical Engineering(University Scholars)Aria Tsegai MoorePsychology/Sociology(University Scholars)Sean VierlingMechanical EngineeringJose GuerraBiochemistryJordan RoilandApplied Mathematics andStatistics/Biochemistry(Honors Coll