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Evan Zavada, University of Michigan

Evan Zavada, University of Michigan

Performing on Broadway and Beyond By Hannah Steinkopf-Frank Since graduating from the University of Michigan (UM), musician and conductor Evan Zavada has moved to New York City to pursue his dream of sharing his talents on Broadway. The Seattle native grew up in a...

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Katherine Lin , Purdue University

Katherine Lin , Purdue University

Bringing the Latest Technological Advances to Healthcare By Hannah Steinkopf-Frank Purdue University Stamps Scholar Katherine Lin plans to work in medicine to give back and experience a variety of cultural perspectives on health while exploring the forefront of...

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Arianne Urban, University of Miami

Arianne Urban, University of Miami

At the Intersection of Art and Healing By Hannah Steinkopf-Frank Through combining music and meditation, University of Miami graduate Arianne Urban wants to bring empathy and humanity to the forefront of her work as an artist. Growing up in Miami, Urban was introduced...

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Taylor Strumwasser, Caltech

Taylor Strumwasser, Caltech

The Journey to Building a Game and Mobile App Company By Hannah Steinkopf-Frank California Institute of Technology graduate Taylor Strumwasser is designing the next generation of games and phone apps personalized for small businesses. Strumwasser grew up in Carlsbad,...

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Amy Zhang, Dartmouth

Amy Zhang, Dartmouth

Where Art and Science Meet By Hannah Steinkopf-Frank Dartmouth College alumna Amy Yun Zhang is continuing her Stamps-funded project exploring connections between biology and visual art. Zhang grew up in New Jersey and enjoyed drawing, nature documentaries, and...

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Javier Salas, University of Miami

Javier Salas, University of Miami

Helping Athletes Manage Their Wealth By Hannah Steinkopf-Frank 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...

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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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