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#Drew22: Meet Katrina, Neelesh and Joseph

Focusing on theatre, math and history.

Katrina Aronovsky
San Domenico Upper School
San Rafael, Calif.

About Katrina

Katrina’s passions include theatre, sports and nature. At San Domenico, she played varsity soccer for four years and worked on the tech crew behind student plays. Also, last summer she traveled to Yellowstone National Park, where she helped collect data on bison and pronghorns for the National Park Service. At Drew, she’ll study theatre arts—with a focus on stage management—and political science and play club soccer.

Why Drew?

“Because of its proximity to New York City and the size of the school. It was important to me that I attended a school where the professors and administration would see me as a person instead of a number.”

Neelesh Kantheti
Morristown High School
Morristown, N.J.

About Neelesh

Neelesh is as accomplished in math as he is in music. In math, he earned an award for high achievement in calculus, participated in a STEM Academy honors program and received the Rochkind-Wagner Foundation Award. And as a musician who plays three instruments (violin, viola and cello), he performed in the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, North Jersey Regions Orchestra and the New York Youth Symphony Orchestra. In addition, he was inducted into the National Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society. At Drew, he hopes to major in math, minor in music and perhaps study abroad.

Why Drew?

“Strong math program, combined engineering program with Columbia University, excellent music program and the DoYo performing arts center. Also, as a high school student, I had good experiences (supportive faculty) during summer courses at Drew and as a member of the Drew Orchestra.”

Joseph Storey
Weber High School
Eden, Utah

About Joseph

At Weber, Joseph’s top subjects were history, English and psychology, as he achieved Highest Honor Roll and Student of the Month. He also served as vice president of the Student Body and fenced, becoming a top 24 fencer at the Junior Olympics. Finally, he’s passionate about helping others, whether it’s raising money for families to buy food and presents during the holidays, organizing 5Ks for local and school charities or helping his sister collect and donate 15,000 pairs of shoes to children in Africa. At Drew, he’ll study historypsychology and philosophy and continue to fence.

Why Drew?

“I loved the rural feel of the campus but still being so close to the city.”