UT Dallas McDermott Scholars

The 2020 McDermott Scholars

The 2020 class of Scholars is made up of 12 women and 6 men with 6 students from Texas, 11 from out of state, and 1 from Ecuador. Collectively, this class has an average two-part SAT score of 1550, and 16 of the 18 received recognition from the National Merit Scholarship program.


Alejandro Barros

Alejandro Barros

Hometown: Quito, Ecuador
High School: Heritage High School
Major: Biochemistry

Amulya Bhaskara

Amulya Bhaskara

Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
High School: Paradise Valley High School
Major: Neuroscience

Tyler Burkhardt

Tyler Burkhardt

Hometown: Reno, NV
High School: Davidson Academy
Major: Undecided

Shreya Chauk

Shreya Chauk

Hometown: Irving, TX
High School: Uplift North Hills Preparatory
Major: Computer Science

Kara Curtis

Kara Curtis

Hometown: Gunter, TX
High School: Gunter High School
Major: International Political Economy

Olivia DiAcetis

Olivia DiAcetis

Hometown: Duvall, WA
High School: Cedarcrest High School
Major: Undecided

Nigel Gray

Nigel Gray

Hometown: Okemos, MI
High School: Okemos High School
Major: Finance

Anisha Holla

Anisha Holla

Hometown: Frisco, TX
High School: Centennial High School
Major: Neuroscience

Nithya Jaisankar

Nithya Jaisankar

Hometown: Troy, MI
High School: Athens High School
Major: Undecided

Michael Ji

Michael Ji

Hometown: Spring, TX
High School: Klein High School
Major: Biochemistry

Sana Khan

Sana Khan

Hometown: Austin, TX
High School: Westwood High School
Major: Biology

Lexis Khetsavanh

Lexis Khetsavanh

Hometown: Franklin, TN
High School: Centennial High School
Major: Undecided

Angela Li

Angela Li

Hometown: Broomfield, CO
High School: Peak to Peak Charter School
Major: Biomedical Engineering

Tori Moore

Tori Moore

Hometown: West Palm Beach, FL
High School: The Kings Academy
Major: Biomedical Engineering

Isabella Palazuelos

Isabella Palazuelos

Hometown: Oxnard, CA
High School: Fillmore Senior High School
Major: Cognitive Science

Thomas Pham

Thomas Pham

Hometown: Tucson, AZ
High School: BASIS Tucson North
Major: Healthcare Studies

Ann Elaine Rogers

Ann Elaine Rogers

Hometown: Sunnyvale, CA
High School: Archbishop Mitty High School
Major: Computer Science

Jeffrey Vancil

Jeffrey Vancil

Hometown: Austin, TX
High School: John B. Connally High School
Major: Public Policy