The College Announces Class of 2020 Valedictorian: Nikta Shahbaz

The College Announces Class of 2020 Valedictorian: Nikta Shahbaz

The College of Arts and Sciences is proud to announce Nikta Shahbaz as the valedictorian for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Shahbaz earned a 4.0 GPA and a Bachelor of Arts in interdisciplinary humanities. She was founder and president of the Law, Ethics and Technology Club, a Keck Fellow for undergraduate humanities research and a senior hearing board member for the Student Conduct Leadership Team.

She received the departmental award for Academic Excellence in Interdisciplinary Humanities and the Student Affairs Award for Outstanding Service in university-sponsored activities. Shahbaz was chosen for Phi Beta Kappa and Mortar Board where she received the Joanne Tarte Herrin Scholarship Award. 

Also while at USD, she interned at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. 

We congratulate this stellar student and wish her the best of luck on her future endeavors!

Nikta Shahbaz Headshot in Regalia

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