Introducing the New Aequitas Cohort

August 11, 2023

Sixty-eight first-year undergraduates were selected for the Class of 2027 Aequitas Fellows Program.

Wheaton College IL Aequitas Fellows Program Class of 2027Pictured Above: The Class of 2027 Aequitas Fellows Program. Photo by Anna Catherine McGraw.

The Aequitas Fellows Program is a highly selective, four-year program that builds tight-knit academic cohorts around five distinct interdisciplinary themes: global public health; politics, philosophy, and economics (PPE); public humanities and the arts, sustainability, and urban leadership. Aequitas Fellows receive a generous academic scholarship from the College and take classes together, have funded summer experiences, and engage deeply with faculty and one another around their shared questions.

Congratulations to the 68 students entering the program this year! Their names are listed below by cohort.

Aequitas Fellows Program Class of 2027

Emery Caire
Olathe, KS

Daniel Choung
Rochester, MN

Hannah Chung
Plano, TX

Naomi Eckdahl
Littleton, CO

Kate Hagan
Richmond, KY

Kaitlyn Hoover
Fort Collins, CO

Lily Jacobs
Mendota Heights, MN

Anastasia Lau
Vernon Hills, IL

Hana Lee
Boyds, MD

Josie Saavedra
Portland, OR

Orli Strickman
New York, NY

Wyatt Wolter-Warmerdam
Chapel Hill, NC

Jacob Youn
Bethesda, MD

Karina Adamovicz

Molly Collins
Spring Hill, TN

Maya Collins
Glen Mills, PA

Zoe Foster-Whiddon
United Kingdom

Bailey Garrison
Raleigh, NC

Lily Groves
Knoxville, TN

Tristen Guzman
Chicago, IL

Houston Heinrich
Durham, NC

Kaitlyn Krug
Janesville, WI

Mia Lashley
Edmond, OK

Sam Pecarina
Peyton, CO

Anna Porter Puckett
Norfolk, VA

Rebekah Robison
Tulsa, OK

Maddie Runcie
Buena Park, CA

Emma Smith
Pheonix, AZ

Lauren Booher
Fort Worth, TX

Lily Caddow
Castaic, CA

Elizabeth Clawson
Saint Louis, MO

Tyler Collison
Saint Louis, MO

Cailyn Croyts
Stow, OH

Isaac Eilmes
Colorado Springs, CO

Caedmon Gross
Loganville, GA

Megan Heydt
Brookhaven, GA

Caleb Inman
Prescott, AZ

Christopher Kempen
Bellevue, WA

Adam Mikhail
Anderson, SC

Jack Naylor
California, KY

Abby Rickard
Seekonk, MA

Drew Swiston
Fairfax, VA

Wade Watkins
Wheaton, IL

Anna Aukerman
Wakarusa, IN

Carly Carrigan
Bourbonnais, IL

Jack Ducote
San Diego, CA

Belle Foster
Glenview, IL

Toby Grawe
Northfield, MN

Ava Grimaud
Chapin, SC

Samuel Hernandez

Abby Kauffman
Harrisonburg, VA

Emily Koenigsberg
Plainsboro, NJ

Luke Pratt
Hopedale, IL

Will Schuttinga
Blaine, MN

Connor Wood
Delaware, OH

Claire Bentley
Omaha, NE

Jennalie Hemphill
Crestwood, IL

Caroline Housworth
Louisville, KY

Savana James

Hannah Loux
Penfield, NY

Anya Miller
La Junta, CO

Julia Nilsson
Lexington Park, MD

Gillian Price
Hardy, VA

Abby Sanderson
Gladstone, OR

Katelin Siegrist
Bird In Hand, PA

Abby Smith
Frisco, TX

Alexis Soukup
Crystal Lake, IL

Annie-Clare Wilson
Indianapolis, IN