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Students at the University of Miami College of Arts & Sciences are motivated, inspired, and creative. Learn how our exemplary students are charting the course to the new century.


     
I am a psychologist,
sociologist, &
Dean's Ambassador.


Psychology, Sociology
Liz Bocanegra

"Enjoy every moment!
Four years goes by in a
blink with all the fun you have
here at UM."
Learn more.
I am a historian,
political scientist, &
Dean's Ambassador.

History, Political Science
Austin Skiera

"Throw yourself into creating
a positive college experience
for yourself. You'll be
thankful you did."
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I am passionate about
social change &
a Dean's Ambassador.

International Studies

Rebecca Garcia

"I am most proud
of having led or participated
in various social justice
initiatives."
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I am a chemist.

Chemistry

Sam Peurifoy

"My research experience has
been the single most
important aspect of my
undergraduate career. I have
learned more than I would have
ever thought possible."
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I am a political scientist.

Political Science

Monica Bustinza

"If you knock on the right
doors opportunity is there.
“I needed to create change
here, at home, before I
continued to flourish"
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I am a neuroscientist.

Neuroscience

Elana Schettini

"I love understanding
how the brain works --
from development to our senses,
there is always more to learn."
Learn more.

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I am a writer.

Modern Languages & Literatu
res
Dainerys Machado Vento

“Everyone told me that
it could not be done. I said
politics has put us in a
strait jacket. I am going
to choose freedom.”
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I am an artist.

Art & Art History

Lorraine Franco

"I'm doing what I've waited
all my life to do: creating,
exploring my artistic passion,
and surrounded with
wonderful mentors."
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I am a writer.

Creative Writing

Patrice Grell Yursik,
also known as Afrobella


"As a student at UM, I was
shown that I could write anything
from a novel to film script.
I learned the basics and was
encouraged by faculty
to follow my passions."
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Mateus Lima
da Vinci Program, Economics, Chemistry

“I felt like I should build my own name in the field. I had always been fascinated by economics and the economic choices people make so I applied as an economics student, but deep down I knew I was interested in medicine too.” Learn more.

 

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I am a computer scientist.

Computer Science

Negin Arhami

“The Computer Science
Department is like a family.
Everyone is so nice and
supportive, and the department
allows you to be very flexible
with your schedule."
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I am a mathematician.

Mathematics

Kara McCormack

"I've done a lot of community
service, and I love the opportunity
to give back whenever I can."
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I am a psychologist.

Psychology

Marissa Alert

"I've had the opportunity to
network and develop
interventions that can be
sustainable in the community."
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I am a psychologist.

Psychology

Maggie Dickey

“Not only was I able to
pursue other interests with
my biology and
chemistry minor, the
psychology major itself
is so diverse."
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I am a political scientist.

Political Science

O'Shane Elliott

"Life is salt.
Always salt your food.
Don't be afraid to do
things on the spot."
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I am a biologist.

Biology/Pre-med

Sophia Raia

"It was a wonderful feeling
to be able to form real
relationships and connections
with the families we were
building for.”
Learn more.

 

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I am a biologist.

Biology

Joanna Weremijewicz

Joanna has received a
Doctoral Dissertation
Improvement Grant from the
National Science Foundation
to support her research
on fungi that help plants
absorb nutrients from soil.
Learn more.
I am an artist.

Art & Art History

Izia Lindsay

"I am excited to have
the opportunity to mentor
and work with fellow art
students on the next
art insallation."
Learn more.
I am an anthropologist.

Anthropology
, Criminology
Andreana Cunningham

The National Museum of
Natural History
will be the
“scene of the crime” for
Andreana Cunningham’s
summer internship.
Learn more.

 

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