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Student Spotlight: Kennedy Turner

Kennedy Turner, Ph.D. Candidate, Sociology and Public Policy, Rackham Merit Fellowship Kennedy first came to U-M the summer after her junior year at Howard University to spend seven weeks in the Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) Institute, a program...

Student Spotlight: Maryam Arbabzadeh

Maryam Arbabzadeh, Ph.D. Candidate, Natural Resources and the Environment, Predoctoral Fellowship Maryam was studying electrical engineering at home in Iran when she got the itch. Many of her classmates were applying to big universities abroad, mostly in the U.S. and...

Student Spotlight: Mauro Rodriguez

For Mauro Rodriguez, a first generation high school student, college seemed like an impossible dream. The idea of attending – let alone graduating – was so far removed from his experience that it didn’t seem possible. Now a doctoral candidate in Mechanical...

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...