Congratulations to Syracuse University Blackstone LaunchPad Global Fellow, Alesandra “Sasha” Temerte ’23 on being named one of 12 seniors selected as 2023 Syracuse University Scholars, the highest undergraduate honor that the University bestows. The distinction honors academic achievement, independent research and creative work, intellectual growth and innovation.
Temerte is a double major in economics and writing and rhetoric studies, with minors in Spanish and strategic management. She is a Coronat Scholar, a 2022-23 Remembrance Scholar. 2022-23 Luise and Morton Kaish Fellow, Syracuse Abroad Global Ambassador, member of the Renée Crown Honors Program, and member several university honor societies.
She has been a compassionate and expert student peer mentor throughout her tenure at Syracuse University, working with other students on social impact enterprises. Her work as a peer mentor has been truly exceptional. She put her passion for creating good to work in the LaunchPad as the campus director for the Hult Prize, a global competition that is regarded as the Nobel Prize for student impact entrepreneurship.
In addition to this, Temerte is also an entrepreneur herself. She co-founded Pathway Prep alongside Mauricio Luna ’24. Pathway Prep empowers high school students from foreign countries and immigrant families to apply to U.S. universities through standardized test prep, English tutoring, essay advising, and college matching services.
She has been a powerful voice for multicultural and intersectional issues, as well as for environmental sustainability and social responsibility. She has an incredible passion for impact entrepreneurship as well as important issues around diversity, inclusion, and equity, as well as cultural literacy and competence.
“Sasha is multi-talented, with a maturity that enables her to work at a very advanced professional level. She is an excellent strategic thinker, capable of handling complex challenges that require multi-faceted critical thinking. She inspires, motivates, and teaches, while all the while also maintaining sense of humor and common sense. She excels at all she does, as evidenced by balancing her classroom work, her own entrepreneurial social enterprise, and a commitment to scholarship and service on campus and in the community,” says Linda Dickerson Hartsock, Founder of Syracuse Blackstone LaunchPad and Strategic Advisor at SU Libraries. “She is so deserving of this highest honor, and I look forward to how she will continue to make Syracuse proud as a successful alum and future leader who will be an innovator and change-maker wherever her life journey takes her.”
The other 2023 Syracuse University Scholars are: Chelsea Brown, Dara Drake, Kiersten Edwards, Grace Haas, Adam Klinger, Julianna Mercado, Ruchatneet Printup, Maggie Sardino, Savannah Stocker, Amreeta Verma, and Michaela Walsh. Read the full article here
Congratulations to all!