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  • Global Grads Featured Scholar – Esteban Agudo

    Global Grads Featured Scholar - Esteban Agudo

    Esteban Agudo is a doctoral student in the UNC Department of Biology, housed in the College of Arts & Sciences. Originally from Caracas, Venezuela, he studied the importance of corals for reef fish during his bachelor’s and master’s degree (in the Simon Bolivar University in Caracas) and also worked on environmental impact projects. Currently, he ...

  • Carolina Grad Student F1RSTS Featured Scholar – Thanh Phan

    Carolina Grad Student F1RSTS Featured Scholar - Thanh Phan

    Thanh Phan is a third-year doctoral student in biochemistry and biophysics. She is an international student from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, and received her bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Kalamazoo College. Currently, under the guidance of Dr. Brian Kuhlman, she is working on developing vaccine antigens against dengue viruses. “I hope to contribute to ...

  • Global Grads Featured Scholar – Pasuth Thothaveesansuk

    Global Grads Featured Scholar - Pasuth Thothaveesansuk

    Pasuth Thothaveesansuk is a doctoral student in global history. Originally from Bangkok, Thailand, he received his bachelor’s degree in history and German studies from the University of Virginia and is expected to receive his master’s degree from UNC-Chapel Hill this May. What made you choose UNC-Chapel Hill when deciding on a program/place to study? I chose Carolina ...

  • Military-Affiliated Grads Featured Scholar – Zach Alessi-Friedlander

    Lieutenant Colonel Zach Alessi-Friedlander is a master’s student in history. He is a graduate of Columbia University and the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, where he participated in the Art of War Scholars Program. He is an active-duty Army officer and most recently served as a strategic advisor to the Commander of the ...

  • Initiative for Minority Excellence Featured Scholar – Brionca Taylor

    Initiative for Minority Excellence Featured Scholar - Brionca Taylor

    Brionca Taylor is a doctoral candidate in sociology. She received her bachelor’s degree in sociology and African American studies from the University of Florida, where she was one of the first recipients of the university’s African American studies degree. She is the recipient of a National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Pre-doctoral Fellowship and a ...

  • Carolina Grad Student F1RSTS Featured Scholar – Jade Bruno

    Carolina Grad Student F1RSTS Featured Scholar - Jade Bruno

    Jade Bruno is a second-year master’s student in the School of Information and Library Science, and her plans are to graduate in May 2021. She is also the graduate president of the Information and Library Science Student Association and an elected senator with the Graduate and Professional Student Federation. She has a bachelor’s degree in ...

  • Initiative for Minority Excellence Featured Scholar – Jason M. Maher

    Initiative for Minority Excellence Featured Scholar - Jason M. Maher

    Jason M Maher, a master of public health student, received his bachelor’s degree in music from Duke University. As an undergraduate, he was active in the Duke Symphony Orchestra, Duke Chamber Players, and Duke Afro-Cuban Percussion Ensemble, among other groups. A year after graduating, he was invited to serve in the U.S. Peace Corps, where ...

  • Military-Affiliated Grads Featured Scholar – John Comparetto

    Colonel (Retired) John Comparetto, a doctoral student in mathematics, received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering from New York University, his master of business administration degree from Columbia University, and his master’s degree in strategic studies from the U.S. Army War College. After being commissioned in the U.S. Army Reserve, he volunteered for ...

  • Global Grads Featured Scholar – Ai Ye

    Ai Ye is a doctoral student in psychology and neuroscience and a master’s student in statistics and operational research. She received her master’s degree in education from UCLA and her bachelor’s degree in engineering from Wuhan University in Hubei, China. She moved from southern China to the United States in 2012 to pursue her graduate ...

  • Global Grads Featured Scholar – Guan Wang

    Global Grads Featured Scholar - Guan Wang

    Guan Wang is a doctoral student in applied developmental science in the School of Education. She is originally from northeastern China and received her bachelor’s degree in linguistics from Peking University. Her master’s degree, from the University of Pennsylvania, is in interdisciplinary studies in human development. In addition to pursuing her doctoral degree, she is ...