Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Spotlight


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This Month’s Featured Scientist

Zarinah Aquil, MEd

ZARINAH AQUIL Graduate Studies Coordinator, Graduate Program in Immunology Hometown: Tampa, FL   Tell us about yourself!  “I'm a lifelong learner - I'm curious about nearly everything and everyone." What is your favorite thing about working at/for the...

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Zarinah Aquil, MEd

Zarinah Aquil, MEd

ZARINAH AQUIL Graduate Studies Coordinator, Graduate Program in Immunology Hometown: Tampa, FL   Tell us about yourself!  “I'm a lifelong learner - I'm curious about nearly everything and everyone." What is your favorite thing...

Dawn Storball, MSW

Dawn Storball, MSW

DAWN STORBALL, MSW Graduate Studies Coordinator, Cancer Biology Graduate Program Hometown: Detroit, MI   Tell us about yourself! “I was born and raised on the eastside of Detroit by a single mother. Despite the sacrifices that had...

JESS ANAND, PhD

JESS ANAND, PhD

JESS ANAND, PhD Research Faculty in the Pharmacology Department Hometown: Canton, Massachusetts Tell us about yourself! “I grew up in the suburbs of Boston. While it was comparatively liberal, I went to a prep school and was often the...

DANIEL SALAS-ESCABILLAS

DANIEL SALAS-ESCABILLAS

DANIEL J. SALAS-ESCABILLAS2nd-year PhD Student, Cancer BiologyHometown: Mangilao, GuamTell us about yourself!“I am a first generation Pacific Islander college student born and raised on Guam. I got my Bachelors of Science in Biology at...

STEPHANIE SANDOVAL-PISTORIUS

STEPHANIE SANDOVAL-PISTORIUS

STEPHANIE SANDOVAL-PISTORIUS PhD Candidate, Neuroscience Hometown: Concord, California Tell us about yourself! “I was born and raised in the Bay Area along with my three siblings. It was great to be raised in such a diverse...

MARAL BUDAK

MARAL BUDAK

MARAL BUDAK Fourth Year, Biophysics Hometown: Istanbul, Turkey Tell us about yourself! “I’m from Turkey, where scientists are not appreciated nearly as much as they are in the US, and there aren’t a lot of job opportunities for...

TONY LARKIN

TONY LARKIN

TONY LARKIN Fourth Year, Neuroscience Hometown: Warner Robins, GA Tell us about yourself! “After participating in many STEM summer camps throughout middle and high school, I began to really develop a love for math and aspiring career...

CAROLINE HERNANDEZ-CASNER

CAROLINE HERNANDEZ-CASNER

CAROLINE HERNANDEZ-CASNER First-year, PIBS Hometown: El Paso, TX Tell us about yourself! "I was born and raised in the boarder town of El Paso where it’s sunny 302 days out of the year. Growing up Hispanic, the majority of my family...

KELSEY KOCHAN

KELSEY KOCHAN

KELSEY KOCHAN First-year PIBS student, Pharmacology Hometown: Taylor, MI Tell us about yourself! “As a first-generation college student, I grew up believing that college was something unattainable for me. I was raised in a town without...

KAYLIN WHITE

KAYLIN WHITE

KAYLIN WHITE Second-Year PhD Pre-Candidate, Pharmacology Hometown: Detroit, MI Tell us about yourself! "I was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan in a single parent home. With assistance from my mom's siblings and mother, she wanted...