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Meet Loulou Batta

Loulou Batta Headshot while smiling


Loulou Batta is a senior student who will graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and a minor in Health, Medicine and Human Values. Loulou is the first Goodnight Scholar to receive the Mathews Medal, the highest non-academic honor bestowed on NC State undergraduates.

Group photo of Loulou Batta and friends sitting on the stairs

Within the Goodnight Scholars Program, Loulou served as an ambassador, retreat leader and co-chair of the Senior Legacy committee. On campus Loulou was the diversity activities board chair with the UAB, special events chair of the African Student Union, president of the National Pan Hellenic Council, parliamentarian of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated, and co-director of wellness for Student Government.


Loulou Batta

She also served as a teaching assistant for general and organic chemistry and completed two research projects in the labs of Tobias Kaeser and Scott Laster, and with Dr. Joan Packenham in the Office of Human Research and Community Engagement.

After graduation Loulou will be attending the University of Michigan to pursue her Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering where she received the Rackham Engineering Award.

Get to know more on Loulou from this interview conducted by the Goodnight Scholars Program, and this article published by the Chemistry Undergraduate Program.

In her roles, Loulou has promoted student diversity and inclusion, and inspired others with her humility. We are so proud to congratulate Loulou for her outstanding impact on the community.

Photography credit: Jason Perry/Goodnight Scholars Program