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Student Spotlight: Shanta Robinson

Approached in her local grocery store regarding the curious collection of items in her shopping cart, Shanta explained to a clerk that she was buying supplies for her high school social studies class. She taught at the local high school, one of the most challenging...

Student Spotlight: Alana LeBron

Alana is inspired to do work that engages community members and leaders in efforts to reduce racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic health inequities. She says that Michigan is known for this engaging work, saying, “I came to here because I wanted to work with outstanding...

Student Spotlight: Charles Senteio

“All successful people aren’t necessarily significant, but all significant people are successful.” Charles Senteio endeavors to make a significant impact on the world around him. This sentiment drives many of his decisions, and it has fundamentally changed the...

Student Spotlight: Theresa Ong

Theresa’s research combines agro ecology and theoretical ecology in urban agriculture. Her dissertation focuses on the migration and dispersal of pests in an agro ecosystem and how the urban landscape affects the dispersal of pests through the environment. Her...

Student Spotlight: Katy Peplin

It’s exciting to explore uncharted territory. That’s what Katy – and her department – are doing with the young Ph.D. program in Screen Arts and Cultures. “I think we’ve had three Ph.D. candidates graduate so far.” After receiving an undergraduate degree in Screen Arts...

Student Spotlight: Steve Allen

In his Ph.D. research, Steve is studying inflammatory breast cancer, specifically the microenvironment of normal tissue and immune responses to determine how non-cancerous cells may make this form of cancer more aggressive. A fundamental characteristic of inflammatory...

Student Spotlight: John Gutoskey

A printmaker and assemblage artist, John Gutoskey was inspired to return for a Master’s in Fine Art later in life than many of his peers. He’s filled his three years as a graduate student at U-M with a significant list of accomplishments, attributing some of this...

Student Spotlight: Timeka Williams

Timeka’s research focuses on race, gender, media and spirituality and the ways in which black women engage with media as content creators and as audience members. New media represents a unique frontier, with low barriers to entry for black women to present their own...