Deo (she/her), from Nigeria, is planning to major in computer science, with a minor in film studies. At IU, she hopes to take advantage of all the opportunities a large campus has to offer while also making the most of the experience of living in a small, welcoming community such as the Wells Scholars Program.
2022 Wells Scholars
Yahya (he/him) will major in biology, with a possible minor in computer science. Yahya also looks forward to studying abroad, preferably in Japan, whose rich culture, history, and cuisine he admires.
Christian (he/him) will be majoring in composition and historical performance voice. He also looks forward to taking contemporary dance classes at IU.
Vitor (he/him), originally from Brazil, will be majoring in mathematics and physics at IU, a dream destination for him because of the reputation of its nuclear physics program and the research opportunities this campus offers. His proudest accomplishment so far is his physics blog (“Vitor’s Science and Weird Stuff”), which shows his ability to find solutions to complicated problems.
Kyle (he/him) expects to major in biochemistry at Indiana University, which he chose for its diverse student body, the stunning campus, and the many opportunities that he hopes will allow him to nurture his interests.
An aspiring journalist with a concentration in news reporting and editing (and a possible minor in informatics), Mia (she/her) selected IU because of its highly ranked and famously hands-on journalism program. Mia, who has a passion for medical journalism, looks forward to writing for the Indiana Daily Student.
Wisdom (she/her) is a rising senior at Indiana University studying chemistry and sociology. Wisdom, who conceived a mental health awareness campaign during IU’s 2022 “care week,” currently serves as the co-president of IU’s “U Bring Change to Mind.”
Ella (she/her) will be majoring in environmental management and public policy. An important reason for choosing IU was Ella’s desire to surround herself with new people and new perspectives. During her time on campus, she anticipates becoming involved in many extracurricular activities, especially those that emphasize being outdoors.
Mary Claire (she/her) is a senior majoring in journalism. She is most proud of having covered the FedEx mass shooting in her hometown of Indianapolis for The Washington Post. She says: “As a little girl, I always asked ‘why?’ Sometimes my parents or teachers didn’t have an answer, but I kept asking the questions, just as I do today as a journalist.”
Laila (she/her) intends to major in international studies and Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures. She eagerly anticipates joining the Hamilton Lugar School Living and Learning Community, where she hopes to meet students with intense global interests similar to her own.
Sophia (she/her) can’t wait to pursue a trumpet performance major at IU’s Jacobs School with an outside field of English. An aspiring writer—at age sixteen, she published her own fantasy novel titled Snuffed—she plans to concentrate on Creative Writing.
Annabel (she/her) will major in geography. She loved IU from the moment she set foot on the campus, relishing the “visions for a better world” shared by the students she met and the activism of the professors in her major, who are “doing critical work to create a more sustainable and just future.”
Sarah (she/her) will be majoring in biology on a pre-medicine track. The daughter of an avid IU fan, she has cheered on IU teams since her childhood. At IU, Sarah looks forward to taking her first steps into adulthood while also forging lifelong friendships.
Jake (he/him) will major in political science. What attracted him to IU was the diverse and extensive range of courses it offers, especially in the O’Neill School, as well as the closely knit community of Wells Scholars he will be joining.
San Mi Mi (she/her), from Myanmar, will join IU to study entrepreneurship with a potential double major in either computer science or economics. She is proud of having led the content creation and marketing teams for Myanmar’s first-ever youth-oriented hackathon.
Mariana (she/her), from Brazil, will be majoring in biology. IU stood out to her early on because of its wealth of resources, including the Herman B Wells Library, and the opportunity to pursue her interest in environmental research.