Higher Education

Alumni

Paying it Forward

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Milliar Syverain fled Haiti, attended college on a scholarship, became a doctor, and is now paying it forward by funding a major scholarship.

The Deadliest Catch

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The 9/11 bombing propelled Decker Watson to trade his Manhattan advertising job for a new career as producer of one of the most successful reality shows on television.

Sailing Master

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JB Braun designs the sails that drive the fastest sailing machines on the planet. They won the America’s Cup and set the round-the-world record. 

Faculty

Human Trafficking

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Labor trafficking is second only to drug trafficking as the largest criminal enterprise in the world. And it’s happening right here.

Citizen Science

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With the EPA under siege, Sara Wylie’s work has become more relevant than ever in achieving environmental justice.

Cancer Research

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Tali Konry wants to design a more efficient serial killer. That may sound sketchy, but her killers are immune cells and their target is cancer.

Students

The Ultimate Test

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For Shandana Mufti, bullfighting is a one-sided dance of death. But as an aspiring journalist, she had to put her beliefs aside.

Syrian Refugee Camps

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From the depths of the Syrian refugee crisis, students find their calling while conducting research in the overcrowded camps. 

Ninja Warrior

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"If you were given two minutes to talk directly to 8 million people, what would you say?"

Launching a Career

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Lauren Ansong parlayed a difficult situation during her internship into an award-winning paper and a career on the frontlines of the opioid crisis. 

Unconventional Path

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Brittany Loweree has taken an unusual route to her doctorate in physical therapy—hurtling down alpine slopes while enduring thousands of knee-pounding moguls and backflips.

Forensic Pathology

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At parties, Justine Newman tells people about the time she had to dig up a human skeleton buried in the mud by the side of the road.