WASHINGTON (Diya TV) — Esteemed figures from various fields are set to deliver keynote addresses at prominent university commencements this spring, inspiring graduates as they embark on their next journey.

Indian American physician, researcher, and best-selling author Siddhartha Mukherjee will speak at the commencement ceremony at the University of Pennsylvania on May 20, where he will also receive an honorary doctor of sciences degree. Mukherjee, renowned for his Pulitzer Prize-winning book “The Emperor of All Maladies” (2011), is celebrated for his groundbreaking studies in cancer research and contributions to medical literature.

Former Twitter executive Vijaya Gadde will deliver keynote addresses at this year’s NYU Law Convocation on May 16. Gadde, who previously served as Twitter’s chief legal officer, brings a wealth of experience in technology and legal affairs. She will share insights with graduating JD students, drawing from her distinguished career at the intersection of law and innovation.

National Science Foundation (NSF) director Sethuraman Panchanathan will address Northeastern University’s graduate student commencement on May 5. Panchanathan’s leadership at NSF has propelled advancements in scientific discovery, technological innovation, and STEM education.