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Meet Our Students

Our students have amazing experiences doing research, exploring internships, and studying abroad. Get to know them!

Portrait: Raven Ziegler

An Activist and a Scholar

A double major in political science and sociology of law, criminology, and deviance, Raven Ziegler hopes to effect meaningful international policy change. “Every marginalized community knows what will produce the most efficient change for them. Through collaboration, I merely act as a vehicle to build the structure of progression,” she says.
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The Power of Language

When Owen Murray decided to study Spanish and Portuguese in college, he had no idea the kinds of possibilities these languages would bring him. "There are a lot of incredible things you can learn from studying languages; it’s a door opener for so many experiences and relationships. It’s powerful."
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Identity & Exchange

Dance major Leila Awadallah's twin passions—dance and her Palestinian-American identity—have fueled her choreographic and intellectual explorations... and brought her national exposure at the American College Dance Association's national festival.
Portrait: Barflaan Tedoe posing with his backpack and holding a water bottle

What's in Your Backpack?

Journalism student Barflaan Tedoe dives deeply into his many interests from serving as the communications director for the only multicultural student association of journalists, to being an assistant admissions counselor. Tedoe says, "There are so many opportunities at the U, but you have to make use of them."
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Butterfly Effect

When anthropology and construction management major Jeremiah Cunningham noticed that the butterflies weren't stopping to feed among the grasses planted at the Xcel Energy substation where he was interning, he discovered something that will turn into a win for Xcel Energy and the butterflies.