Hiram College

Abbey Anderson ’22

Abbey is majoring in Biomedical Humanities with a pre-med focus and a minor in Spanish. She served as the 2018-2019 captain of the Hiram College Cheer and Stunt Team. Abbey hopes to join the U.S. Airforce after graduation, entering as a medical student.


Shaqwon Badley ’22

Shaqwon is a junior majoring in Sociology with a minor in Crime Law and Justice. He plans to enlist in the U.S. Army Reserve while attending law school pursuing a career as an attorney. After practicing law for years, Shaqwon plans to become a judge. His ultimate dream is to become part of the U.S. Supreme Court with an end goal to invoke change in the U.S. government.


Brett Bentkowski ’21

Brett is a pre-medical student interested in the way global norms impact the individualization of healthcare both domestically and abroad. He hopes to pursue medical school after Hiram. In his free time, he acts in the Hiram Theatre and hangs out with his residents as a campus RA. He has dreams of traveling with Doctors Without Borders to bring healthcare to people who need it the most, wherever they may be.


Victoria Bryant ’21

Tori is a Nursing major and a Biomedical Humanities and Public Health minor. She is a transfer student from a community college out of state. Tori is involved in the HNSA and with the nursing lab. Tori hopes to become a registered nurse and go on to become a disaster relief nurse.


Taylor Cook ’22

Taylor is a junior double majoring in Communication and Political Science. She is the Vice President of Communication of Hiram’s Student Senate, a Student Ambassador, and a Course Assistant. After Hiram, she plans to continue her education by pursuing a Master’s degree in Political Communication.



Michael Dietzen ’22

Michael is a junior who is double majoring in Political Science and International Studies with two minors in Classics and Public Leadership. He currently works at a political consulting firm that provides campaign finance services to elected officials across the state of Ohio. Outside of his professional responsibilities, Michael very much enjoys hiking, kayaking, and really just about anything else that gets him away from civilization. His long term aspirations are to pursue a masters in Public Policy and use this newfound knowledge to bring about more leftism.


Sam Hitchcock ’21

Sam is majoring in Biomedical Humanities and has applied to NEOMED through Hiram’s pathway. He served for three years as his high school’s class president and is a varsity letterman in Hiram basketball. Sam believes his experience with the Garfield program activities will help him become a better leader and doctor.


Akiya James ’22

Akiya is an undeclared Psychology major, pursuing the 3+2 social work track with Case Western Reserve University. She hopes to earn her Master of Science in Social Administration, become a licensed social worker and then earn a Master of Public Health. Akiya intends to specialize in maternal and infant death rates of African-Americans. She is a member of the Black Student Union.



Kiara Jeffrey ’21

Kiara is majoring in Biology and double-minoring in Chemistry and Biomedical Humanities. She is a student ambassador, resident assistant, and a lab assistant for the Biology and Chemistry departments. Kiara aspires to attend medical school to become a medical examiner or specialty surgeon.


Jared Louie ’21

Jared is a senior majoring in Psychology with an Entrepreneurship minor. He hopes to start his own practice. As a member of the GCPL, Jared will have the opportunity to meet with career members of government agencies that might help him with his goal to become a clinical psychologist working with the government.


Anthony Lyon ’21

Anthony is a senior Political Science and International Studies double major with a minor in History, having spent most of his extracurricular time at Hiram as President of Middle Ground and Vice President of Communication for Student Senate. He  has traveled the United State with the Garfield Presidency Scholars for three years, plays tenor saxophone in the college wind ensemble, and interned with Mike Rasor’s 2018 statehouse campaign. Post-graduation, Anthony plans to work in Washington D.C. in the field of foreign policy, and would like to end his political career as President of the United States.


Megan Maddox ’22

Megan is a nursing major. She understands that a career in healthcare will require an understanding of public policy issues. Megan wants to become a neonatal nurse practitioner.


Irene Miller ’21

Irene is a transfer student from Lakeland Community College and is majoring in Political Science with minors in Public Leadership and Economics. She hopes to pursue a career in politics and apply what she is learning at Hiram. Irene is also a reserve member of the Armed Forces. After Hiram, she hopes to earn a Master’s degree in Homeland Security and Intelligence or alternatively, attend law school.


Alexandra Nardo ’21

Alexandra is a senior double major in Creative Writing and Political Science. She is the President of Feminism in Action, the secretary for Middle Ground, and has been involved with the Garfield Presidency Scholars program for two years as well. Alexandra plans to pursue the police academy following graduation while attaining her masters in Criminal Justice. This encouraged her to join the Garfield Center for Public Leadership to refine her leadership skills in pursuit of defending the public good.



Brendan Niggemeyer ’21

Brendan is a senior with a double major in Physics and Political Science and a Mathematics minor. He is an Eclectic Scholar and a representative to the Student Athletic Advisory Committee for the Hiram College varsity soccer team. After Hiram, Brendan plans to get a doctorate in nuclear physics or political science. He hopes for a career where he can research ways to bridge the gap between the science community, the public, and government.


Ashley Redman ’21

Ashley is a senior majoring in Biochemistry. She will be applying for the NEOMED pipeline program. Ashley is interested in possibly becoming a cardiologists. She is an Eclectic Honors Scholar.


Jeffrey Robb ’22

Jeffrey is a junior Political Science and International Studies double major, with a minor in Public Leadership. Originally from Circleville, Ohio, Jeffrey has made the political arena his home, being involved in a multitude of different ways and positions. Aside from being a member of the Garfield Center, Jeffrey is also the President of the Hiram College Student Body, a member of Hiram College Middle Ground, and a student worker in the Office of Career and Academic Development. In his free time, Jeffrey reads, follows current events, and does his best to guide those around him into making real change. After Hiram, Jeffrey wants to get involved in the policy-making process in order to make a genuine difference in the lives of people.


Angela Ross ’21

Angela is an Early Education major. She was a member of the Hiram College swim team the second half of 2019. Angela plans to be an elementary school teacher in kindergarten or first grade.



Trey Saunders ’23

Trey is a sophomore intending to major in Biomedical Humanities on the pre-medicine track. He hopes to become a pediatric physician and is particularly interested in specializing in infectious diseases. Aside from being a member of the GCPL, he is an Eclectic Scholar, Vice President of Medicus, and a Student Senator. Prior to coming to Hiram, Trey served as a state officer for Ohio HOSA-Future Health Professionals as well as a representative on his school district’s student legislative board. His hobbies include playing tennis, traveling, and researching current medical and political issues. Trey is looking forward to becoming more aware and growing through GCPL and hopes that GCPL will develop  him into the future pediatric physician and leader that he hopes to become one day.


Margaret Stehno ’22

Margaret is a junior Educational & Environmental Studies double major with a minor in Spanish from Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. Aside from being a member of the Garfield Center, Margaret is also a Tour Guide in the Admission Office, the Vice President of Environmental Action Crew, Co-event Planner of Stone Soup Co-op, and a member of Hiram College’s Equestrian Team. She is heavily involved on campus and Hiram has become her second home. Margaret is passionate about the environment and excited for this upcoming year. She plans to join the Educational Sector of the Peace Corps after graduation.


Dion Thornton ’21

Dion is a senior majoring in Political Science with a minor in International Studies and French. He is a Chamber Orchestra violist and a former member of the varsity swim team. Dion hopes to attend graduate school after Hiram.


Aaron Vojtus ’22

Aaron is a junior Biology/Biomedical Humanities double major with a Pre-Medicine concentration. He is involved in Student Senate and independent research on campus. He is a tutor for biology and chemistry as well as the biomedical humanities. Aaron works as a Medical Scribe at the Geauga/Ahuja UH emergency departments. He plans to go to medical school and become a pediatric oncologist. In his free time he likes to hike and play basketball with his friends.



Riley Williams ’23

Riley is a sophomore at Hiram College. She is a graduate of Tallmadge High School and was a Hiram College CCP student. Riley plans a career in politics, possibly managing campaigns.