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Siebel Scholars Foundation Announces Class of 2022

World’s Brightest Business, Computer Science, Bioengineering and Energy Science Students Join Distinguished Leaders, Growing Scholars Community to over 1,600

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#SiebelScholars–The Siebel Scholars Foundation today announced the recipients of the 2022 Siebel Scholars award. Now in its 21st year, the Siebel Scholars program annually recognizes nearly 100 exceptional students from the world’s leading graduate schools of business, computer science, and bioengineering.

The 82 distinguished students of the Class of 2022 join past Siebel Scholars classes to form an unmatched professional and personal network of more than 1,600 scholars, researchers, and entrepreneurs. Through the program, this formidable group brings together diverse perspectives from business, science, and engineering to influence the technologies, policies, and economic and social decisions that shape the future.

“Every year, the Siebel Scholars continue to impress me with their commitment to academics and influencing future society. This year’s class is exceptional, and once again represents the best and brightest minds from around the globe who are advancing innovations in healthcare, artificial intelligence, financial services, and more,” said Thomas M. Siebel, Chairman of the Siebel Scholars Foundation. “It is my distinct pleasure to welcome these students into this ever-growing, lifelong community, and I personally look forward to seeing their impact and contributions unfold.”

Founded in 2000 by the Thomas and Stacey Siebel Foundation, the Siebel Scholars program awards grants to 16 universities in the United States, China, France, Italy and Japan. Following a competitive review process by the deans of their respective schools on the basis of outstanding academic achievement and demonstrated leadership, the top graduate students from 27 partner programs are selected each year as Siebel Scholars and receive a $35,000 award for their final year of studies. On average, Siebel Scholars rank in the top five percent of their class, many within the top one percent.

This year’s honorees are:

Graduate Schools of Bioengineering

Johns Hopkins University, Whiting School of Engineering and School of Medicine:

Elana Ben-Akiva, Ariel Isser, Alexandra N. Rindone, Julie Shade, Alycen Wiacek

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, School of Engineering:

ebecca Black, Connor Dobson, Emi Lutz, Divya Ramamoorthy, Sydney Solomon

Stanford University, School of Engineering and School of Medicine:

Louai Labanieh, Sarah Lensch, Bauer LeSavage, Misha Raffiee, Camilo Ruiz

University of California, Berkeley, College of Engineering:

Kristen L. Cotner, K.L. Barry Fung, Kazuomori Lewis, Alden Moss, Soo Hyun Shin

University of California, San Diego, Institute of Engineering in Medicine and Jacobs School of Engineering:

Daril Brown, Andrea Castro, Pamela Duran, Lauren Severance, Jiarong Zhou

Graduate Schools of Business

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School of Management:

Alex Berry, Emily Cetlin, Vanessa Labrador, Qing Qing Miao, Lauren Sakerka

Stanford University, Graduate School of Business:

Marcia Austin, Andrew Hanna, Evan Mendez, Caroline Sohr, Christopher Stromeyer

University of Chicago Booth School of Business:

Brian Carlson, Ryan Hoerger, Kira Tebbe, Hardik Parikh, Srividvatha Sridhar

Graduate Schools of Computer Science

Carnegie Mellon University, School of Computer Science:

Karan Ahuja, Priya Donti, Yasmine Kotturi, Ryan Shi, Kayo Yin

Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences:

Mitali Bafna, Yamini Bansal, Xueyuan Han, Lillian Pentecost, Chara Podimata

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, School of Engineering:

Shyan Akmal, Surya Mathialagan, Christopher Scarvelis, Olivia Seow, Shangdi Yu

Princeton University, School of Engineering and Applied Science:

Xiaoqi Chen, Huihan Li, Nikunj Saunshi, Jiaqi Su, Kaiyu Yang

Stanford University, School of Engineering:

Ruth-Ann Armstrong, Moo Jin Kim, Siyun Li, Henry Mellsop, Vinh Ton

Tsinghua University, School of Information Science and Technology:

Chaoyu Guan, Jiabin Liu, Tianyu Liu, Wende Tan, Runji Wang

University of California, Berkeley, College of Engineering:

Sagnik Bhattacharya, Jay Shenoy

University of Chicago, School of Computer Science:

Natalie Ayers, Jonathan Baker, Caton Brewster, Weijia He, Chengcheng Wan

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, College of Engineering:

Garvita Allabadi, Shengyu Feng, Revanth Gangi Reddy, Eleanor Wedell, Yiqing Xie

To date, the over 1,600 Siebel Scholars have driven innovations in over a dozen industries, launched more than 1,100 products, authored more than 386 patents, published nearly 42 books and more than 3,488 articles or book chapters, and managed more than $2.8 trillion in assets. As leaders of some of today’s most preeminent start-ups, nonprofits and research institutions, Siebel Scholars have served on more than 341 boards, established more than 53 philanthropic initiatives, and founded more than 156 companies – of which more than 57 have successfully gone public or were sold to enterprises including Google, Intuit, and Dropbox.

For more information about the Siebel Scholars program, please visit

About Siebel Scholars

The Siebel Scholars program was founded in 2000 by the Siebel Foundation to recognize the most talented students at the world’s leading graduate schools of business, computer science, bioengineering, and energy science. These include: Carnegie Mellon University; École Polytechnique; Harvard University; Johns Hopkins University; Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Northwestern University; Politecnico di Torino; Princeton University; Stanford University; Tsinghua University; University of California, Berkeley; University of California, San Diego; University of Chicago; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; University of Pennsylvania; and University of Tokyo. Today, our active community of over 1,600 leaders serves as advisors to the Siebel Foundation and works collaboratively to find solutions to society’s most pressing problems.

About the Siebel Foundation

The Thomas and Stacey Siebel Foundation, a nonprofit, public benefit corporation, was established as a private foundation in 1996. Its mission is to foster programs and organizations that improve the quality of life, environment, and education of its community members. The Siebel Foundation funds projects to support education, the homeless and underprivileged, public health, research and development around the world.


Jennifer Stern

Siebel Scholars Foundation



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