Presidential scholar strives to create identity safety cues in healthcare research

Introducing Kadeeja Murrell, a Presidential Research Scholar whose work centers on Black maternal mortality. In this Q&A, she discusses following your aspirations over anything else, creating identity safety cues and the importance of community bonding.

The crucial impact of representation and why soul work moves mountains

This month, we highlight Presidential Scholar, Crestcencia Ortiz-Barnett! This sixth-year PhD and second-year MFA student discusses her passion for theater, creating opportunities for problem-solvers and the importance of prioritizing mental health.

Presidential scholar uncovers heating and weather-hazard inequities in the Valley

This month, we highlight Aaron Flores, a Presidential Postdoctoral Research Scholar whose work centers on environmental justice with a focus on extreme heat conditions. In this Q&A, he talks about weather-related hazards and disasters and the corresponding disparities amongst specific groups.

Staff Spotlight: Dontá McGilvery

Get to know Dontá McGilvery, PhD, who serves as the Coordinator of Graduate Experience on the Graduate College’s Professional Development and Engagement team.

Disaster mitigation is a collaborative effort

This month, we highlight Presidential Scholar, Emmanuel Salifu, a dual PhD whose work focuses on Agricultural Engineering and climate change. In this Q&A, he talks about his interdisciplinary approach to multi-faceted environmental challenges.

Welcome to a new beginning

Welcome to the new school year! I’m sure I speak for everyone when I say that I’m looking forward to a “new normal” school year. It’s exciting to see students on campus again — studying, hanging out with friends and just living their lives.