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  • Carolina Grad Student F1RSTS Featured Scholar – Steven Houang

    Steven Houang is an MSPH-to-PhD student in health behavior within the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and is a member of The Graduate School’s Royster Society of Fellows. A Taiwanese American immigrant from San Francisco, he received his undergraduate degree in interdisciplinary science from The New School for Social Research. What made you choose ...

  • Military-Affiliated Grads Featured Scholar – Laura O’Malley

    Sergeant Laura O’Malley is a doctoral student in education, specializing in school psychology. She received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Temple University and her master’s degree in school psychology from Millersville University. She joined the U.S. Army Reserve in June 2018 and currently serves within the 254th Quartermaster Company in York, Pa. In the ...

  • Military-Affiliated Grads Featured Scholar – Joseph Biddix

    Military-Affiliated Grads Featured Scholar - Joseph Biddix

    Joseph Biddix, a student in UNC-Chapel Hill’s online Doctor of Nursing Practice program, has received two bachelor’s degrees from Carolina. While pursuing his bachelor’s degree in nursing, he was accepted into the U.S. Navy Nurse Candidate Program and, upon graduation with highest honors, was commissioned into the Navy. A lieutenant in the U.S. Navy Nurse ...

  • Carolina Grad Student F1RSTS Featured Scholar – Amy Wright

    Amy Wright is a second-year master’s student in the School of Social Work. They also serve as a social work coordinator for the Student Health Action Coalition free health clinic and the social work student representative on the Student Executive Committee for the Office of Interprofessional Education and Practice. Amy received their undergraduate degree from ...

  • Global Grads Featured Scholar – Kemal Ozalp

    Global Grads Featured Scholar - Kemal Ozalp

    Kemal Ozalp, a doctoral student in biology, is from Istanbul, Turkey, and received his bachelor’s degree from Yildiz Technical University and a master’s degree from Istanbul Technical University. He says he is planning for a career in which the university and private sectors figure prominently and his scientific discoveries can become products. “Even though the ...

  • Military-Affiliated Grads Featured Scholar – Michael Bressler

    Military-Affiliated Grads Featured Scholar - Michael Bressler

    Michael Bressler is a dual degree master’s degree student within social work and public health. He plans to graduate at the end of this semester “with two master’s degrees and a world full of opportunities.” After serving for four years in the U.S. Marine Corps and deploying to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, ...

  • Global Grads Featured Scholar – Caitilin McMillan

    Global Grads Featured Scholar – Caitilin McMillan

    Caitilin McMillan is a Rotary Peace Fellow and doctoral student in geography. She plans to pursue a master’s degree in clinical rehabilitation and mental health counseling, leading to a joint degree at UNC-Chapel Hill. Her work focuses on peacebuilding with justice and, in particular, enhancing how psychosocial needs and trauma are addressed in communities affected ...

  • Carolina Grad Student F1RSTS Featured Scholar – Stephanie Betancur

    Carolina Grad Student F1RSTS Featured Scholar – Stephanie Betancur

    Stephanie Betancur, a doctoral student in nursing, was born in Medellin, Colombia. She is the recipient of a National Institutes of Health-funded T32 Predoctoral Training Grant and is an inpatient registered nurse in the UNC Bone Marrow Transplant unit. She received her bachelor’s degree in nursing with honors from UNC-Chapel Hill and was selected for ...

  • Military-Affiliated Grads Featured Scholar – Arik Tashie

    Military-Affiliated Grads Featured Scholar - Arik Tashie

    Arik Tashie, a doctoral student in geological sciences, studies how climate change and landscape modification can alter the flow of water resources. His work has implications for predicting floods and determining water policy. Tashie served as a sergeant in the U.S. Army Reserve from 2006 to 2008. “My military background gave me the tools and ...

  • Global Grads Featured Scholar – Minoo Emami

    Global Grads Featured Scholar – Minoo Emami

    Minoo Emami is a master of fine arts student within studio art. She received her bachelor of fine arts degree and a certificate in graphic design from Tufts University. Emami’s work incorporates her experiences of growing up in Tehran, Iran, during the Iran-Iraq War (1980-1988). She specializes in drawings, sculpture, paintings, and photography, and has ...