Members of Phi Beta Kappa Announced

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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., September 4, 2018—Twenty-eight members of the Williams College Class of 2019 have been elected into Phi Beta Kappa, the national honor society. Membership signifies top academic success at institutions of higher learning across the country.

Based on cumulative grade point average at the end of their junior year, the top five percent of students in a given class are selected for Phi Beta Kappa membership.

The following students, listed with name, major(s) and hometown, are this year’s Phi Beta Kappa members:

Youngsoo Baek, English and statistics, Seoul, Republic of Korea

Ari Ball-Burack, computer science and physics, Berkeley, Calif.

Francesca Barradale, biology, Bedford, N.H.

Carsten Berger, economics and mathematics, New Canaan, Conn.

Iona Binnie, physics, Princeton, N.J.

Adrian Black, computer science and mathematics, Chicago, Ill.

Miranda Chaiken, computer science and political science, Brooklyn, N.Y.

William Chen, economics and mathematics, Carmel, Ind.

Roxanne Corbeil, Arabic and economics, Oceanside, Calif.

William Doyle, biology, Arlington, Mass.

Robert Dulin, economics, Bristow, Va.

Ben Eisenberg, economics and psychology, Narbeth, Pa.

Haelynn Gim, biology and psychology, Los Angeles, Calif.

Erin Hanson, comparative literature and English, Harvard, Mass.

Deepak Indrakanti, economics, Cincinnati, Ohio

Reed Jenkins, history, Brewster, Mass.

Louisa Kania, English, Cambridge, Mass.

Julie Kim, biology and psychology, Lawrenceville, Ga.

Walker Knauss, chemistry, Granite Bay, Calif.

Zhiqi Li, mathematics, Beijing, China

Avital Lipkin, psychology, New York, N.Y.

Henry Lu, economics, political science, and statistics, Makham, Ontario, Canada

Josie Maynard, economics, Hamden, Conn.

Zachary Ottati, English and philosophy, Walnut Creek, Calif.

Emma Rogowski, biology, Los Angeles, Calif.

Eric Rosenthal, political science and statistics, Nashville, Tenn.

John Spence IV, political economy, Nashville, Tenn.

Andrew West, economics and environmental studies, Rockport, Maine


Founded in 1793, Williams College is the second-oldest institution of higher learning in Massachusetts. The college’s 2,000 students are taught by a faculty noted for the quality of their teaching and research, and the achievement of academic goals includes active participation of students with faculty in their research. Students’ educational experience is enriched by the residential campus environment in Williamstown, Mass., which provides a host of opportunities for interaction with one another and with faculty beyond the classroom. Admission decisions on U.S. applicants are made regardless of a student’s financial ability, and the college provides grants and other assistance to meet the demonstrated needs of all who are admitted.