On Friday, May 31, HST held its 2019 graduation ceremony and reception on the sixth floor of the MIT Media Lab. Fifty-five students received their degrees following heartfelt remarks from Co-Director William Goessling, MD, PhD; Dean of Harvard Medical School George Q. Daley, MD, PhD; and Director of the Institute for Medical Engineering & Science (IMES), HST’s home at MIT, Elazer Edelman, MD, PhD.

MD Program graduate David Joseph (DJ) Bozym gave a delightful student address describing his time at HST in moments, from the edifying to the comical.

Families, guests, and faculty gathered to commemorate the students, many of whom will soon begin internships and residencies in hospitals throughout the country or continue careers in medical research.

The students were:

Doctor of Medicine, Medical Sciences

Kavitha Kaya Anandalingam, BS

Annabelle Anandappa, BS
Magna Cum Laude

David Joseph Bozym II, BS, PhD
Cum Laude

Eun Young (Alice) Choi, BS
Cum Laude


Jennifer Lynn Choi, BS

Mai Ngoc Dao, BS

Ershela Durresi, MS, PhD

Jonathan Fisher, BS

Jingyi Gong, BS

Dustin Griesemer, BS, PhD

Joyce Hwang, BA, PhD

Brandon Matravers Law, BA
Cum Laude


Daniel K. Lee, Jr., BA
Magna Cum Laude


Dayan (Jack) Li, BA, PhD

Vivian Liu, BS
Cum Laude


William C. Y. Lo, BAS, BNG, MS, PhD

Ronit Esther Malka, BS
Cum Laude


Diana Miao, BA
Summa Cum Laude
James Tolbert Shipley Prize
Seidman Prize for Outstanding HST Senior Medical Student Thesis
Prize for Outstanding HST Senior Medical Student Thesis


Ann Robbins, BA, BS, PhD
Cum Laude

Katherine Roche, BA, BS
Magna Cum Laude


Alykhan Farid Shamji, BA, PhD
Magna Cum Laude


Andre Shomorony, BS
Cum Laude

Quinlan Sievers, BA, PhD

Alicia Smart, BA
Cum Laude


Vishwajith Sridharan, BS, MBA
Cum Laude


Benjamin Steinhorn, BS, PhD
Cum Laude


Vincentius Jeremy Suhardi, BS, BNG, MS, PhD
Magna Cum Laude

Zhi-Yang Tsun, BS, PhD

Jeremiah Wala, BS, PhD

Kathy Wang, BA
Cum Laude


Rachel Wolfson, BS, PhD
Magna Cum Laude


Michael Pei-hong Wu, BA

Connie Zhao, BS
Magna Cum Laude


Doctor of Philosophy Medical Engineering/Medical Physics

Omar O. Abudayyeh, SB

Jingzhi An, BEng

Katelyn Burkhart, BS, MS

Sangyeon (Fred) Cho, BS

Britni Crocker, BS, MS

Anik Debnath, BS

Richard Andres Fineman, BA

Or Gadish, SB

Giorgia Grisot, BS

Nil Gural, BS

Jaeseung Hahn, BE

Sheldon J.J. Kwok, BA

Christopher Lee, BS, MSE

Aikaterini Mantzavinou, SB

Sam Osseiran, BEng

Vicente José Parot Fernández, ENG, SM

Varesh Prasad, BSE

Khalil Ramadi, BS, MS

Bryan James Ranger, BSE, MSE

Adhvait M Shah, BS

Ho-Jun Suk, BS, MS

Agata Elżbieta Wiśniowska, SB