Student Life at the College of Arts & Sciences

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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.

Natalia Beadle Morgan Owens Roberto Efrain Diaz
I am a neuroscientist.
NeuroscienceReligious Studies
Natalia Beadle
"I attended a serivce tripto Guatemala... This tripinstilled in me a passion forcommunity service, which I'vecarried with me throughout myundergraduate career, andwill carry into the future." 
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I am a political scientist.
Political Science,
Women's & Gender Studies
Morgan Owens
"There is such a breadth ofeducational opportunities at UMthat there's no reason to at leasttry out a new subject orfield of study."
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I am a neuroscientist.
Neuroscience
Roberto Efraín Díaz
"I'm proud ofestablishing the first Nu Rho Psi - national neuroscience honor societychapter in the stateof Florida."
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Thomas Jansen Isabella Antonini Joshua Myers

I am an actor.
Musical Theatre

Thomas Jansen

"Carve your own path. If you do the same thing as everybody else you will end up in the same place as everybody else." 

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I am a computer scientist.
Computer SciencePsychology
Isabella Antonini

"In my opinion, understanding people and computers is essential for the future because both will always be present."

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I am a philosopher.
PhilosophyPsychology
Joshua Myers
"There are so many opportunitieson campus to do exciting things,and you don't always know thatyou like something or are passionate about something until you try it."
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Liz Bocanegra Austin Skiera Rebecca Garcia
I am a psychologist,
sociologist, &
Dean's Ambassador.

PsychologySociology
Liz Bocanegra

"Enjoy every moment! Four years goes by in a blink with all the fun you have here at UM." 
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I am a historian,
political scientist, &
Dean's Ambassador.
History, Political Science
Austin Skiera
"Throw yourself into creatinga 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 proudof having led or participatedin various social justiceinitiatives."
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Sam Peurifoy Monica Bustinza Elana Schettini

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 rightdoors 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 understandinghow the brain works --from development to our senses,there is always more to learn."
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Dainerys Machado Vento Lorraine Franco Patrice Grell Yursi

I am a writer.
Modern Languages & Literatures
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 waitedall my life to do: creating,exploring my artistic passion,and surrounded withwonderful 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

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.” 

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Negin Arhami Kara McCormack Marissa Alert

I am a computer scientist.
Computer Science

Negin Arhami

“The Computer Science Department is like a family.Everyone is so nice andsupportive, 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 communityservice, and I love the opportunityto give back whenever I can."
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I am a psychologist.
Psychology
Marissa Alert

"I've had the opportunity tonetwork and develop interventions that can be sustainable in the community."

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Maggie Dickey O'Shane Elliott Sophia Raia

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 dothings 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.”

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Joanna Weremijewicz Izia Lindsay Andreana Cunningham

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.
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I am an artist.
Art & Art History

Izia Lindsay

"I am excited to havethe opportunity to mentorand work with fellow art students on the nextart insallation."
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I am an anthropologist.

AnthropologyCriminology
Andreana Cunningham

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

Negin Arhami Kara McCormack Marissa Alert

I am a computer scientist.
Computer Science

Negin Arhami

“The Computer Science Department is like a family.Everyone is so nice andsupportive, and the department allows you to be very flexible with your schedule." 
Learn more.

I am a mathematician.
Mathematics

Kara McCormack

"I've done a lot of communityservice, and I love the opportunityto give back whenever I can."
Learn more.
I am a psychologist.
Psychology
Marissa Alert

"I've had the opportunity tonetwork and develop interventions that can be sustainable in the community."

Learn more.
Maggie Dickey O'Shane Elliott Sophia Raia

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." 
Learn more.

I am a political scientist.

Political Science
O'Shane Elliott

"Life is salt.Always salt your food.Don't be afraid to dothings on the spot."
Learn more.

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.
Joanna Weremijewicz Izia Lindsay Andreana Cunningham

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 havethe opportunity to mentorand work with fellow art students on the nextart insallation."
Learn more.

I am an anthropologist.

AnthropologyCriminology
Andreana Cunningham

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

Negin Arhami Kara McCormack Marissa Alert

I am a computer scientist.
Computer Science

Negin Arhami

“The Computer Science Department is like a family.Everyone is so nice andsupportive, and the department allows you to be very flexible with your schedule." 
Learn more.

I am a mathematician.
Mathematics

Kara McCormack

"I've done a lot of communityservice, and I love the opportunityto give back whenever I can."
Learn more.
I am a psychologist.
Psychology
Marissa Alert

"I've had the opportunity tonetwork and develop interventions that can be sustainable in the community."

Learn more.
Maggie Dickey O'Shane Elliott Sophia Raia

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." 
Learn more.

I am a political scientist.

Political Science
O'Shane Elliott

"Life is salt.Always salt your food.Don't be afraid to dothings on the spot."
Learn more.

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.
Joanna Weremijewicz Izia Lindsay Andreana Cunningham

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 havethe opportunity to mentorand work with fellow art students on the nextart insallation."
Learn more.

I am an anthropologist.

AnthropologyCriminology
Andreana Cunningham

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