Congrats, Graduates! Meet the HSOC Class of 2022

Congratulations to the HSOC Class of 2022!

The School of History and Sociology is proud to graduate nine undergraduate students, one master's student, and one Ph.D. student this spring and summer.

Come rain or shine; the HSOC graduating class will walk across the stage at Bobby Dodd Stadium this weekend to receive their hard-earned degrees. Suddenly, they will be ready to set out on a new adventure.

As their last few days on campus draw to a close, we asked our graduating class to share the new opportunities they're heading off to next and reflect on their best memories and proudest achievements from their time at Georgia Tech. This is what they said:


Yihua Xu

Yihua Xu smiling at a dinner table with a cupcake and a candle on itDegree program: B.S. in History, Technology, and Society (HTS) and B.S. in Mathematics

Post-grad plans: I am planning to go to Rice University to continue my Ph.D. studies in the field of Computational and Applied Mathematics. I will likely focus on the intersection of computational/numerical math theories and quantitative sociology.

Best memory at Georgia Tech: My best memory of Tech is encountering so many great professors and friends who support me wholeheartedly along the way.

Congratulations, Yihua! Read more about his undergrad experience in his student spotlight.



Kim Molina-Veronico 

Kim posing in her graduation cap on the stairs in front of tech tower Degree program: B.S. in History, Technology, and Society with minors in Spanish and Technology & Business through the Denning Technology & Management Program

Post-grad plans: I will be moving to Seattle in August to work for Microsoft as a Product Marketing Manager. 

Best memory at Georgia Tech: My favorite memory from Tech is the 2021 football game at Mercedez Benz. We beat UNC, and that was the most hype I've ever seen GT. 

Congratulations, Kim! Read more about her undergrad experience in her student spotlight. 



Micah Maxie

Micah posing on the stairs at Georgia Tech in a GT shirtDegree program: B.S in History, Technology, and Society

Post-grad plans: After graduation, I plan on traveling a bit, working, and preparing to apply to graduate school in the fall of 2023.

Proudest achievement at Georgia Tech: My proudest moment at Georgia Tech was when I successfully completed and presented a research topic that I found intriguing. It was overwhelming but something that I am proud to say that I have accomplished. I can honestly say that I have learned an enormous amount about research, and it is something that I would like to continue. 

Congratulations, Micah! Read more about his undergrad experience in his student spotlight. 


Ellie Wangerin

Ellie smiling in a selfie in front of an expansive mountain viewDegree program: B.S. in History, Technology, and Society with a minor in International Affairs

Post-grad plans: I’m moving to Washington state and working in outdoor education.

Congratulations, Ellie!





Donald Parham

Action shot of Donald with the ball the basketball courtDegree program: B.S. in History, Technology, and Society with a specialization in Power, Inequality, and Social Justice

Post-grad plans: Going to further my basketball career at Samford University.

Best memory at Georgia Tech: My best moment here at Tech is winning the ACC championship in basketball.

Congratulations, Donald! 




HSOC Class of 2022

Georgia Tech will host the Spring 2022 Commencement ceremony on Friday, May 6, and Saturday, May 7. 

Class of 2022 B.S. in History, Technology, and Society (HTS)

  • Kelsey Durick
  • Jensen Fitzgibbon
  • Tytianna Harshaw
  • Micah Maxie
  • Kimberly Molina-Veronico
  • Donald Parham
  • Olivia Villanova
  • Ellie Wangerin
  • Yihua Xu

Class of 2022 M.S. and Ph.D. in the History and Sociology of Technology and Science (HTST)

  • Gloria Calhoun (M.S.) — Gloria will stay at Georgia Tech to complete her Ph.D. in HTST.
  • Mario Bianchini (Ph.D.) — Mario will graduate in August. This spring, he was the recipient of the 2022 Ivan Allen Jr. Legacy Award, and you can read more about his research here.

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