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Student Spotlight: Jordan Rimsa

Jordan is not your typical nursing student. Supporting himself and his new bride as a self-taught software developer, he could easily continue and build his established business. He smiles as he says, “In case you can’t tell, I’m a people person. I don’t want to be...

Student Spotlight: Linda Hagen

Linda’s first visit to scope out graduate programs at U-M was a doozy. “I spent a year in the social psychology program on scholarship from my undergraduate institution in Germany and I really loved getting a glimpse of graduate student life. I was the same age as...

Student Spotlight: Gustavo Serratos

Gustavo is a big advocate for graduate student involvement on campus, and he knows what he’s talking about. As a first year Master’s student living in Northwood, he says, “I was one of those students who went from my school to Northwood and back. I didn’t really have...

Student Spotlight: Valentina Montero-Roman

Valentina's work at the University of Michigan focuses on the ways that women's minds are represented fictionally. In particular, it looks at how literary narratives work in conversation with other cultural representations of the female mind in media like...

Student Spotlight: Vivian Truong

Like many undergraduates, it took some time for Vivian to find her bearings. Fortunately, once she discovered her passion, she didn’t look back. “I thought about marine biology and my dad wanted me to be a doctor, but when I took an ethnic studies class, things...

Student Spotlight: David Carruthers

“This has been a transformative experience. I’m falling in love with research, this school, and this community. I’m excited with these opportunities and I want to move forward with them in a constructive way.” With a background steeped in hard sciences, David is...