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Javier Salas, University of Miami

Javier Salas, University of Miami

Helping Athletes Manage Their Wealth Since retiring from professional baseball, University of Miami graduate Javier Salas is excited to use his background in accounting to educate athletes on making smart financial decisions. Salas grew up in Coral Gables, Florida a...

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Dondei Dean, Dartmouth College

Dondei Dean, Dartmouth College

“Telling a story” Through Art and Activism By Hannah Steinkopf-Frank Building on her Stamps-funded documentary on her university’s first female students of color, recent Dartmouth College graduate Dondei Dean plans to combine her passions for art and social justice....

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Julia Weiss, University of Illinois

Julia Weiss, University of Illinois

A Background in Business to Help Colleges Grow By Hannah Steinkopf-Frank University of Illinois Stamps Scholar Julia Weiss’s college experience was so impactful that she now uses her background in business and marketing to help higher education institutions around the...

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Selena Zhou, UCLA

Selena Zhou, UCLA

Providing Medical Care in Underserved Communities By Hannah Steinkopf-Frank University of California, Los Angeles Stamps Scholar Selena Zhou wants to use her medical degree from Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai to become a physician and help low-income...

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Vidush Mukund, Berkeley

Vidush Mukund, Berkeley

Where Engineering Meets Life Science University of California, Berkeley Stamps alum Vidush Mukund plans to pursue a career in the fields where engineering meets the life sciences, such as brain-machine interfaces (BMI), biomimetic robotics, and biosensor systems....

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Anthony Bruno, University of Illinois

Anthony Bruno, University of Illinois

Making an Impact through Biomedical Engineering and Education By Hannah Steinkopf-Frank As a medical device analyst at Procured Health, a Chicago-based health-tech startup, University of Illinois Stamps Scholar alumnus Anthony Bruno plans to translate science and...

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Kendal Carson, UVA Darden School of Business

Kendal Carson, UVA Darden School of Business

Using her MBA to Help Grow Small Businesses   When she was 11, University of Virginia, Darden Stamps Scholar Kendal Carlson wanted an American Girl doll. After her mother told her she should pay for it herself, she sold wrapping paper. In addition to being able to buy...

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Tiffany Chan, University of Texas Austin

Tiffany Chan, University of Texas Austin

Pursuing Fashion, Volunteering, and Business By Hannah Steinkopf-Frank University of Texas, Austin alumna Tiffany Chan used her time in college to explore her wide range of interests. After creating her first clothing collection and dedicating her free time to...

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Zach Cowden, University of Illinois

Zach Cowden, University of Illinois

By Ezra Remer This past summer Stamps Scholar Alumnus Zach Cowden (University of Illinois '14) interned in the Astro-omics lab at the National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) headquarters in Houston, TX under the mentorship of Dr. Virginia Wotring. His...

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Osita Nwanevu, University of Chicago

Osita Nwanevu, University of Chicago

From Public Policy to Political Journalism University of Chicago Stamps Scholar Osita Nwanevu plans to use his background in public policy to work as a journalist, reporting for national publications about political issues around the country. Nwanevu grew up in...

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Sophie Chen, UCLA

Sophie Chen, UCLA

Using Education Research to Help Students Grow As a math teacher at Alliance Margaret M. Bloomfield High School, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Stamps Scholar Sophie Chen strives to implement her research on teaching theories in the classroom. Chen was...

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Eric Salsa, Harvard Business School

Eric Salsa, Harvard Business School

Expanding Businesses into Digital Media Harvard Business School Stamps Scholar Eric Salsa is using his academic training and interests in marketing and strategy to help online businesses grow their revenues. Growing up in Gustine, California, Salsa was drawn to the...

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Leehi Yona, Dartmouth

Leehi Yona, Dartmouth

Proving Science and Advocacy can Combat Climate Change Dartmouth College Stamps Scholar Leehi Yona has already traveled to 14 countries to combine her passions for environmental research and advocacy to fight for climate policy reforms. She plans to continue this dual...

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Jason Lawler, University of Southern California

Jason Lawler, University of Southern California

Using Law to Make Changes in the Food Industry A law student at the University of California, Los Angeles, Jason Lawler is planning on using his degree to work in the food industry for a company he is passionate about. His degree in history from the University of...

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David Boretti, Elizabethtown College

David Boretti, Elizabethtown College

Combining Science, Sports, and History to Teach Others As a scientist and a lover of history, Elizabethtown College Stamps Scholar David Boretti wants to give back to his community by inspiring others in academics and sports. Because his father was in the Army,...

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Deina Bossa, University of Florida

Deina Bossa, University of Florida

Exploring healthcare through science and economics With a focus in women’s health, University of Florida Stamps Scholar Deina Bossa will use her education in biology and economics to not only practice medicine, but also help make healthcare more accessible to...

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Erin Ahern, University of Illinois

Erin Ahern, University of Illinois

Designing the future of flight Growing up outside of Chicago, University of Illinois alumna Erin Ahern always knew that she wanted to also become an engineer. During her junior year of high school, she witnessed a night rocket launch that inspired her to get into...

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