Congratulations Fam!

Dominic Bednar is a Natural Resources & Environment PhD student in the School for Environment and Sustainability, with a research focus in energy justice. Dominic passed his candidacy exam and dissertation proposal defense in May 2018. Recently, he won the University of Michigan Residential College's course competition for a course he developed entitled "Energy Justice & Activism: Community Engagement in the Age of Climate Change". He will be teaching this as the Instructor of Record Winter 2018. 

Kidus Admassu graduated with his M.S. in Civil Engineering during the Winter 2018 Commencement. He is now a Civil Engineering PhD student. 

Krystal Harrison is a PhD Candidate in Molecular, Cellular, & Developmental Biology. This summer (2018) she published her first  co-first author paper, completed the Rackham DEI Certificate Program, and delivered one of the closing ceremony speeches. Krystal was also featured on Rackham's DEI Certificate website as well as in Kellogg Eye Center's Annual Review Booklet. Visit SMES-G Accomplishments photo album to see her feature.  

Dr. Rosalyn V. Kent, PhD successfully completed her oral defense on December 14, 2018, obtaining her doctorate degree in chemistry. Her thesis work focused on "Modern Approaches to the Development of Energetic Materials".

Nosa Edoimioya is a 2nd year PhD student in Mechanical Engineering. He passed his candidacy exams this semester (Fall 2018), becoming a PhD candidate. 

Sierra Nance is a PhD candidate in Molecular & Integrative Physiology. She passed her preliminary examination this summer (2018), obtaining candidacy. Sierra was also featured in the Office of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies DEI Newsletter for August. 

Michole Washington is a dual Math Education PhD/Math Master's student. This summer (2018) she had the opportunity to teach    Pre-Calculus to incoming         first-generation University of Michigan students through the Comprehensive Studies Summer Bridge Program. Hover over her photo to see her with some of the students.

Wilka Carvalho is an incoming PhD student in Computer Science. This summer (2018) Wilka completed an internship at Microsoft Research, was featured by Michigan Engineering in "Exploring the source of social stereotypes", and selected to be a participant in the 6th Heidelberg Laureate Forum. He also received the GEM Fellowship.

Ihudiya Finda Ogburu is a 2nd year PhD student in Information Science.  She passed her pre-candidacy exams  and publisheed her first co-author paper Fall 2018.

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