2015 Alumni

Donald Antenen studied Classical Languages and Literature (Greek, Hebrew, and Latin). He was the education chair of the Classics Undergraduate Advisory Board, as well as a member of the fiction committee of the Kelly Writers House and as a whip in the Penn Political Union. His summer research about Plato was featured on Penn News Today [http://www.upenn.edu/pennnews/news/penn-senior-researches-silence-socrates-plato-s-symposium], and he wrote  an honors thesis on the same subject. His plan of study at Penn has been primarily philological, including a year of taking three languages at once. His future plans include a career in teaching the liberal arts at the secondary level and reading more philosophy from the Common Era, particularly Machiavelli. He is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree at St. John’s College in Annapolis.

 

Sean Tristan Massa majored in Health and Societies with a concentration in Global Health and a minor in Philosophy. In the spring of 2014, he had the opportunity to travel to Vietnam, South Africa and Brazil as a participant of the International Honors Program through the School for International Training (SIT). On campus he was involved with the Natives at Penn organization as co-chair and am the former vice president for the Ivy Native Council. He was also a member associated with the Whitefield Society, a fellowship on campus. As a student fellow, he explored the application of faith in social justice as well as interfaith dialogue.

 

Carter Skeel was a philosophy major in the College. He wrote for the Intercollegiate Review Student Voices blog, and also taught seventh and eighth grade Sunday school at his church. In past summers, he has worked or attended programs at various institutions, including the American Enterprise Institute, the Witherspoon Institute, and Mars Hill Audio. On campus, he is co-chair of the Philosophy Undergraduate Advisory Board and helped found an undergraduate philosophy journal at Penn. He has also been an editor of Common Subjects, Penn’s Christian journal. He enjoys almost every area of philosophy, but especially likes studying ethics, philosophy of mind, and political philosophy. As a Christian in an overwhelming secular department, he constantly seeks to integrate faith into his studies.

 

James Fangmeyer studies statistics in the Wharton School. He hopes to use probability models and machine learning to infer and predict interactions between church and business. As a Fox Leadership Research Fellow James contributed to social science studies of American Catholicism at Georgetown’s Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate. This year at the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion annual conference he will present findings on the civic and religious outcomes of religious volunteer service. The CI Student Fellowship is James’ way of integrating his personal experiences of spiritual and intellectual formation.