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Carolina Grad Student F1RSTS: Lisa Pham

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

First-generation graduate student Lisa Pham is motivated to pursue graduate school based on her family’s love of food and the connections that can come from sharing a meal.

Initiative for Minority Excellence: DeeAnn Spicer

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Ph.D. student DeeAnn Spicer has attended Writing Wednesdays with our Initiative for Minority Excellence—she says they’ve helped her feel like part of a community while in graduate school.

Global Grads: Sinan Yorukoglu

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Sinan Yorukoglu is an international student studying statistics and operation who has built community at Carolina through events on campus and meeting new people.

Carolina Grad Student F1RSTS: Traci Thompson

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Traci Thompson is a master’s degree student in public administration who has built community by networking with other graduate students outside of her discipline.

Initiative for Minority Excellence: Janae Shaheed

Wednesday, February 2, 2022

Janae Shaheed’s research is influenced by her identity and a desire to stay true to her passions and perspectives. She’s engaged with multiple organizations on campus to build community.

Carolina Grad Student F1RSTS: Lauren Caton

Wednesday, February 2, 2022

Lauren Caton is a Ph.D. student who said she considers building a community a critical part of her academic education and time at UNC-Chapel Hill.

Global Grads: Prabhanka Deka

Wednesday, February 2, 2022

Prabhanka Deka is a Ph.D. student studying statistics. He sees real-world application in data nearly every day, which keeps him motivated during his studies.

Carolina Grad Student F1RSTS: Jeonghwan Kim

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Jeonghwan Kim is a Ph.D. student from Korea studying Latin American literature. He calls getting into his Ph.D. program as one of the happiest days of his life.

Initiative for Minority Excellence: Laura Mendez

Monday, January 17, 2022

Laura Mendez has built community at Carolina through connections she’s made in the Department of Biology—a department with a large student body who come from a variety of backgrounds. She has also joined a number of student-led organizations that align with her values.