Roy Saikali

Roy Saikali

Major: Chemical Science

Roy Saikali is a student hailing from a small town in the mountains of southern West Virginia.

As a chemical science major at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio, Roy was trifling with both the idea of medical school or pharmaceuticals. With ESTEEM, Roy is attracted by the vast possibilities he sees from the program. In particular, Roy hopes to gain more insight into the business aspect of healthcare and bio environmental studies. During his time in ESTEEM, Roy will be completing his capstone thesis with the South Bend startup, LightSprite. With LightSprite, Roy will be validating the bio environmental market for the company’s light transmission spectroscopy nanotechnology. In doing so, Roy will be exploring a part of the market that LightSprite hasn’t probed before. Aside from his capstone thesis, Roy hopes to learn from all of the new opportunities ESTEEM has to offer- including the McCloskey business plan competition and the trip to Silicon Valley during Spring Break. After ESTEEM, Roy would like to join a startup, but is open to all possibilities.

In his free time, Roy enjoys staying active through Crossfit and recreational sports here at Notre Dame, watching Arsenal dominate EPL soccer, reading the latest sci fi novel, or just hanging out with friends.