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Celebrating Umass Amherst Seniors in Philosophy | Class of 2020

Phillip Bricker

Professor & Chair, Department of Philosophy

From The Chair

Your place in the world.

As students of philosophy, you have had opportunities to contemplate some of the most fundamental questions we can ask about ourselves and our place in the world. 

Through developing your capacities to think and reason well, to deal critically and analytically with  ideas, concepts, and problems, you have developed skills that not only can be applied to a myriad of trades or professions; they can be applied for living. No matter where you go or what you do, you will always live day by day with yourself. Philosophy has prepared you for this most important activity of living for and with yourself. This does not mean that it teaches you a selfish activity; rather that it helps to instill self-understanding, and thus empathy, communication, and insight.  

Department of Philosophy, Class of 2020

  • Yasmin Aydemir
  • Emily Ann Bivens
  • Matthew Thomas Clarke
  • Alastair Crippen
  • Pero Svetozar Curcija
  • Sindhura Sai Devalaraja
  • Kitzia Evadney Diaz
  • Daniel Jordan Fitterman
  • Michael Thomas Grinnell
  • Jiusi Guo
  • Sean Michael Hickey
  • Evan A. Kaigle
  • Sean Michael Kalivas
  • Sneha Kuruganty
  • Zachary Mangsen
  • Jingshu Meng
  • Christie Ann Mirski
  • Angela Sue Park
  • McLean William Rozen
  • Jared Avery Shein
  • Mark Sheremet
  • Fiona Grace Sleight
  • Jake Richard Toomey
  • Elliot Tower
  • Mariel Vahar
  • Zixiang Wang
  • Joseph Chogyam Weingrad
  • Adam S Wolfset
  • Nicholas Daniel Yelle

The names on this page were compiled by the Registrar’s Office in late April identifying those eligible to participate in Commencement 2020. Given the number and evolving status of many prospective graduates, mistakes and omissions may have occurred. Please accept our assurances that being listed or not has no bearing on a student's official graduation status. If a name has been misspelled, misplaced, or omitted, contact the Registrar's Office. This list includes primary and secondary majors and students who have earned multiple degrees.