Nico is a Cybersecurity Analytics and Operations major with a focus on Application Development who expects to graduate in 2024. Nico is from Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and outside the classroom, he is involved with the Penn State School of Music and enjoys playing music with other students and community members. Nico also enjoys reading, spending time outdoors, and working with computers.
Maria Czura is majoring in Human-Centered Design and Development and is a member of the Schreyer Honors College. She expects to graduate in 2024. Maria is from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and is an active participant in Schreyer for Women, Women in IST, and Gamma Tau Phi. In her free time, Maria likes to play volleyball and read.
Mohamed Elmanzalawi is a Data Science major with an application in Business who intends to graduate in 2025. He enjoys playing basketball and soccer and learning new languages in his free time.
Erica Fleming is the Assistant Director of Teaching and Learning in the College of IST. She runs both the Learning Assistant and Peer Tutoring programs in the college. In addition to her role in IST, she is also a Ph.D. candidate in Curriculum and Instruction in the College of Education. She lives in Bellefonte with her family and enjoys hiking, knitting, and reading in her spare time.
Hardik Jain is an Enterprise Technology Integration major with an Application Development focus who intends to graduate in 2023. Along with his degree, Hardik is procuring a certificate from the Smeal College of Business for Business Fundamentals. Outside class, he is involved with IST Peer Tutoring Program as well as Residential Dining. Hardik enjoys playing video games, traveling, reading, and shopping. He is a part of the Indian Cultures and Languages Club, IST Benefiting THON club, and IST Consulting Group.
Drew Kennedy is a Data Science major who intends to graduate in 2024. He’s originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, but was born in Cleveland, Ohio. In his spare time he enjoys watching Netflix, playing video games, and hanging out with friends.
Josh is a Cybersecurity Analytics and Operations major with a focus on Application Development who intends to graduate in 2024. Besides tutoring, he is involved with adversarial machine learning research and CCSO. In his free time, Josh likes cooking, coding, and working out.
Rithik Nair is an Applied Data Science major and intended Security Risk & Analysis minor who expects to graduate in May 2025. He is originally from a town around 20 minutes from Pittsburgh, PA, called Bridgeville, PA. Rithik is involved with being an IST Peer Tutor and becoming a future Resident Assistant on campus. In his free time, Rithik enjoys nature, video games, and spending much time with his Goldendoodle, Syah.
Ryan Risser is a Cybersecurity major who intends to graduate in 2025. He is from Elizabethtown PA and is on his high school golf team. In his free time he enjoys playing video games, studying history, and talking with friends.