Aditi Kumar '27, Dylan Tinashe Manguwa '25
Dylan Tinashe Manguwa ’25 and Aditi Kumar ’27 have been selected to join 30 other undergraduates from across the country on the National Humanities Center’s 2023-24 Leadership Council.

Nominated by faculty, the students will receive professional development and mentoring from leading scholars and other humanities professionals, as well as research support, opportunities for networking, and access to NHC programming and expertise.

“Through the council, I would like to test the limits of my philosophy training. I want to consider, with others, the life forms that value systems and principles take, doing so in an interdisciplinary and humane manner,” said Manguwa, a philosophy major from Little Elm, Texas.

Manguwa said he’s grateful for the opportunities that Hamilton has provided and “for the scholars within the Philosophy Department who have helped nurture my curiosity and have forever transformed my view of what matters most.”

Kumar, from Miami, Fla., intends to major in mathematics and biochemistry.  She said “I look forward to learning more about public policy and medical ethics. As someone who is passionate about both humanities and STEM, I’m excited to explore the intersections between both fields.”

NHC Director of Public Engagement Jacqueline Kellish said that while the student leaders are pursuing a variety of majors, they all share a deep interest and passion for the humanities. “We are looking forward to working with these brilliant young people in the coming months and exploring with them the ways that their humanities knowledge and training can help them forge successful careers and make a difference in their communities and beyond,” Kellish said.

Lizzy Hane ’22 and Nyaari Kothiya ’23 represented Hamilton on the inaugural council in 2022. Hane is currently a graduate student at Yale Divinity School, and Kothiya is a medical student at the State University of New York Upstate Medical University.

The National Humanities Center is the world’s only independent institute dedicated exclusively to advanced study in all areas of the humanities. Former Hamilton President Joan Hinde Stewart is a member of the board of NHC.


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