Congratulations to College of Engineering seniors Jasmine Bogle, Alanna Joachim, and Raveena Dookhan, who will be honored with distinguished awards during Undergraduate Commencement on Friday, May 13, at McGuirk Alumni Stadium.
At Commencement, UMass Amherst will be honoring the exemplary achievements, initiative, and leadership of some of its most talented and accomplished graduating seniors. Bogle and Joachim are two of the 10 members of the graduating class being honored as 21st Century Leaders.
Bogle spent her early childhood in Springfield before moving to Queen Creek, Arizona. She is earning a degree in biomedical engineering.
Bogle spent two academic years and one summer as a research assistant in the lab of Professor of Biomedical Engineering Seth Donahue, contributing to five research projects concerning novel bone regeneration therapies, and presented some of her findings at the 2022 conference of the Orthopaedic Research Society.
Bogle also served as the vice president of the Black Student Union, an engineer peer mentor, and a member of the National Society of Black Engineers and the UMass Black Advisory Council. In the fall of 2021, she helped organize an impactful “Safe Space” event for Black students that led to enhanced efforts by campus administrators to improve equity and inclusion. She will pursue a master’s degree in biomedical engineering and continue her research in tissue engineering.
Joachim of Groveland, Massachusetts, is a Commonwealth Honors College student and is earning a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and a minor in engineering management through the Isenberg School of Management.
A first-generation college student who was adopted from China, Joachim attained a near-perfect GPA while making time to volunteer with several community organizations and write for the Daily Collegian.
In the fall of her sophomore year, Joachim began an ambitious independent research project that developed into her honors thesis, which analyzed connections between 3D printed architected metal materials and structural art, a new area of research.
During the summer following her junior year, Joachim was part of a group of students who traveled to the North Slope of Alaska on a research project. As one of the expedition’s two science leads, she took on the responsibility to formulate and execute a plan to study the hydraulics of unique streams in the challenging Alaskan terrain.
In addition, Joachim has served as president of the campus chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers, treasurer of the UMass Society of Women Engineers, and captain of the UMass Seismic Design Team. Joachim will study for a master’s degree in structural engineering and geomechanics at Stanford University.
Dookhan is one of two graduating seniors who will be recognized during the commencement ceremony for their leadership and executive ability as Jack Welch Scholars. Dookhan, a Commonwealth Honors College student from Franklin, Massachusetts, is graduating with a degree in biomedical engineering and minors in engineering management and math. She plans to work in biomedical engineering upon graduation and eventually pursue a master’s degree. (May 2022)