Class of 2020

In spite of the need to study remotely under historically trying circumstances, all 27 undergraduates who began their final semester at Notre Dame as Energy Studies Minors (ESM) successfully completed the additional coursework and capstone experience required. These students represent 17 different majors in four colleges (College of Arts & Letters, College of Engineering, College of Science, and Mendoza College of Business) and the largest cohort in the minor’s nine year history.

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Jason Gilbert Ballard
East Lansing, Michigan

Major: Chemical Engineering
Future plans: Undecided

Breanna Belz


Breanna Marie Belz
Stanton, Nebraska

Major: Mechanical Engineering
Future plans: Manufacturing/Design Engineer, Flowserve Corporation

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Dante C. Bergamotto
Holmdel, New Jersey

Major: Physics, Data Science Minor
Future plans: Technology Analyst, Morgan Stanley



Emily Louise Black
Naples, Florida

Major: Environmental Engineering
Future plans: Service Year, Jesuit Volunteer Corps then employed as a Technology Analyst, Deloitte Consulting

Janaya Brown


Janaya Brown
Springfield, Illinois

Major: Aerospace Engineering
Future plans: Undecided

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Slater Sparr Chesser
Camarillo, California

Major: Mechanical Engineering
Future plans: Reservoir Engineer, ExxonMobil

Jake Drysdale


James Noble Drysdale
Saint Albans, Missouri

Major: Chemistry, Glynn Family Honors Program
Future plans: DPhil Candidate in Condensed Matter Physics, University of Oxford

Thomas Eckburg


Thomas Eckburg
Roscoe, Illinois

Major: Computer Engineering
Future plans: Web/Systems Developer, Technology Services Group

Madelyn Francesconi


Madelyn Marie Francesconi
Burlingame, California

Major: Environmental Engineering
Future plans: Incoming Healthcare Consulting Analyst, Huron Consulting Group

Alexander Gerbo


Alexander Joseph Gerbo
Sandy Hook, Connecticut

Major: Mechanical Engineering
Future plans: Design Engineer, NextEra Seabrook Station Nuclear Power Plant

Daniel Gonzalez Diaz


Daniel Gonzalez Diaz
Weston, Florida

Major: Mechanical Engineering
Future plans: Masters of Science in Management, University of Notre Dame

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Daniel J. Holmes Jr.
St. Louis, Missouri

Major: Economics, Russian Supplementary Major
Future plans: Undecided

James Hunter


James R. Hunter
Shelton, Connecticut

Major: Finance
Future plans: Restructuring Analyst, FTI Consulting

Jordan Isner


Jordan K. Isner
Farmington, Connecticut

Major: Chemical Engineering, Engineering Corporate Practice Minor
Future plans: Analyst, Dean Capital Investments Management

Erika Kim


Erika Kim
Colleyville, Texas

Major: Civil Engineering
Future plans: Civil Engineer

Cristian Lagunas


Cristian Lagunas
Athens, Alabama

Major: Mechanical Engineering
Future plans: Field Engineer, Kiewit Power Constructors

Angelo Liu


Angelo Rafael Diokno Liu
Chester, New Jersey

Major: Science-Business
Future plans: Healthcare Consultant, Huron Consulting Group

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Loyal Patrick Murphy
Memphis, Tennessee

Major: Chemical Engineering
Future plans: Chemical Engineering Ph.D. program, Auburn University

Alison O Neil


Alison O'Neil
Pasadena, California

Major: History, Political Science
Future plans: ACE Teaching Fellow

Erin Rausch


Erin Rausch
Dyersburg, Tennessee

Major: Political Science, Theology Minor
Future plans: Legal Writing Analyst, Hudson Legal

Jonathan Reuvers


Jonathan Paul Reuvers
Lakeville, Minnesota

Major: Business Technology
Future plans: Healthcare Consultant, Optum

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Kyersten Rae Siebenaler
Kalispell, Montana

Major: International Economics, International Development Studies Minor
Future plans: Fulbright Scholar to Mexico, Mexico City

Jared Smith


Jared Patrick Smith
Fernandina Beach, Florida

Major: Economics, Constitutional Studies Minor
Future plans: Underwriter, Vanliner Insurance

Kyle Tomshack


Kyle Edward Tomshack
Vermilion, Ohio

Major: Chemical Engineering, Engineering Corporate Practice Minor
Future plans: ARC Chemical Engineer, Airgas

Donald Welsh


Donald Francis Welsh, Jr.
Santa Clara, California

Major: Environmental Earth Sciences
Future plans: Graduate school to study Earth Science

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Patrick Henry West
Virginia Beach, Virginia

Major: Environmental Engineering, Theology Minor
Future plans: Masters of Science in Environmental Engineering, University of Michigan

Matthew Winkler


Matthew Winkler
Monroe, Connecticut

Major: Chemical Engineering
Future plans: Technology Consulting, EY