Student Affiliates

Our Student Affiliates want to hear from you. 

Affiliates serve as representatives for the Doerr Institute at various outreach events on Rice's campus. Each of these students has a unique leadership journey and are willing to share with you their experiences with the Doerr Institute. Please feel free to reach out to any Affiliate for a better understanding of the impact we are having on students at Rice. If you are a club or organization and would like a Student Affiliate to speak to your organization about Doerr programs, please reach out to Julia Shi at

To become a Student Affiliate, you must be an undergraduate student at Rice who has participated in Doerr programming.  Applications open each spring semester, typically in April. Please check back for updates regularly to stay up to date on the application process. 

Student Affiliates

Adalyn Armistead headshot
Adalyn Armistead

Baker College, Representing Rice Women's Swimming Team

Andrei Mitrofan headshot
Andrei Mitrofan

Duncan College

Bennett Mecom headshot
Bennett Mecom

Duncan College, Representing Rice Football Team

Brianna Bennion headshot
Brianna Bennion

Martel College

Carly Ngo Headshot
Carly Ngo

LEAD AFFILIATE, Hanszen College

Cody Clayhold headshot
Cody Clayhold

McMurtry College, Representing Rice Pre-Med Society

Connor Hughes headshot
Connor Hughes

Baker College

David Zhu headshot
David Zhu

Hanszen College

Erica Friedman headshot
Erica Friedman

Hanszen College

Forrest Park headshot
Forrest Park

Baker College, Representing Rice Golf Team

Jack Pearce headshot
Jack Pearce

McMurtry College

Jared Duran headshot
Jared Duran

Sid Richardson College

Julia Shi headshot
Julia Shi


Kevin Chen headshot
Kevin Chen

Sid Richardson College

Manasvi Paturu headshot
Manasvi Paturu

Sid Richardson College

Maria Budin headshot
Maria Budin

Lovett College, Representing Varsity Women's Tennis Team

Marzieh Keivandarian headshot
Marzieh Keivandarian

Wiess College

Nayna Nambiar headshot
Nayna Nambiar

Hanszen College

Nico Motta headshot
Nico Motta

Baker College

Paulina Leszczuk headshot
Paulina Leszczuk

Brown College

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Rachel Waite

Baker College

Reed Myers headshot
Reed Myers

LEAD AFFILATE, Jones College, Representing Rice Men's Basketball Team

Sachi Kishinchandani headshot
Sachi Kishinchandani

Baker College

Tara Simpson-Sullivan headshot
Tara Simpson-Sullivan

Hanszen College

Tom Punnen headshot
Tom Punnen

Wiess College

Xavier Elizondo headshot
Xavier Elizondo

Baker College