PhD student aims to empower communities through policy work

We’re excited to introduce Christina Bustos, a Graduate College Enrichment Fellowship recipient. In this Q&A, she discusses her professional growth through union involvement and educational policy.

Graduate College Enrichment Fellowship recipient explores factors that shape development

We’re excited to introduce Tiffany Tran, a recipient of the Graduate College Enrichment Fellowship, who is passionate about understanding how environmental and genetic factors influence youth development.

Doctoral student strives for better healthcare communication

Rezaul Karim believes that in the world of healthcare, communication is key. In this Q&A, this Enrichment Fellow discusses his passion for solving health disparities and long-term aspirations.

Enrichment Fellow explores the intricate relationship between viruses and their animal hosts

Meet Melanie Regney, a PhD student researching viruses in marine animals and polar environments. In this Q&A, this Enrichment Fellow discusses her research progress and challenges and her favorite hobbies, such as painting, to relax!

Mechanical engineering student imagines 3D printing as a key to sustainability

Introducing Amal Rai, a student worker for the Format and Curriculum team at the Graduate College! In this conversation, he discusses the importance of organization as a student, setting achievable goals and how he unwinds during the semester!

Enrichment fellow works on creating sound public policy through economics

Andalib Mushtari has always been interested in building and implementing effective public policy. In this conversation, he talks about what graduate education has taught him, the importance of being a dynamic economist and how he relaxes before a new week of study.

Hispanic Heritage Student Spotlight – Alejandra Sandoval-Martinez

In this conversation, PhD student Alejandra Sandoval-Martinez discusses representation in academia as a Latinx woman, addressing healthcare disparities and the importance of mentorship in higher education.

Hispanic Heritage Month Student Spotlights

Get to know Enrichment Fellows Alejandra Sandoval-Martinez, Autumn Pauley and Daniel Jose Sanchez! The cohort talks about their academic paths, inspiration and how they decompress during the semester.

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month and the impact of Hispanic-Serving Institutions

Starting mid-September through October 15, the nation celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month!

Hispanic Heritage Month Student Spotlight – Daniel Jose Sanchez

In this conversation, Daniel Jose Sanchez talks about human development research, the importance of exploring new opportunities and ways to de-stress as a master’s student.

Hispanic Heritage Month Student Spotlight - Autumn Pauley

In this Q&A, first-year Global Health student Autumn Pauley details her work as a research assistant with a Mexican and Filipino background, the importance of mental health and future career plans.

Five master's students graduate "with distinction"

The Graduate College proudly celebrates the class of 2023! 🎓 These grad profiles highlight students who received a Master's With Distinction honor for graduating with a cumulative 4.0 GPA. Read more about these exceptional grads and their contributions to the ASU community.

Scholar recognizes the importance of time and community when building connections

In this Q&A, we highlight Preparing Future Faculty and Scholars (PFx) program attendee Jamal Brooks-Hawkins, a third-year Gender Studies PhD student specializing in Black, sexual and gender minorities in the African diaspora. In this interview, he discusses spending your time wisely, investing in community and the importance of better public health discourse.

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.

PFx scholar encourages framing Humanities research as a discovery instead of a problem

This month, we highlight Preparing Future Faculty and Scholars (PFx) program attendee, Isobel-Marie Johnston, an educator specializing in Jewish mikvah immersion. In this interview, she discusses rituals, special cultural practices and reframing research queries as discoveries instead of problems.

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.

Preparing Future Faculty scholar explains how intricate neural processes are key to decision-making

This month, we highlight Preparing Future Faculty and Scholars (PFx) program attendee, Archana Shashidhar Mysore, a PhD student majoring in biomedical engineering. She is also a graduate research associate in the School of Biological and Health System Engineering.

Humanities scholar explores the intersections of religion, capitalism and tech

This month, we highlight Preparing Future Faculty and Scholars (PFx) program attendee, Mario Orospe Hernandez, a Ph.D. candidate in Religious Studies. In this interview he talks about why it’s important to pursue your passions and the real-world applications of philosophical studies.

Funding Spotlight: Joshua Daymude — From ARCS award recipient to ASU faculty

For this Funding Spotlight, we spoke to ARCS Foundation recipient Joshua Daymude! This new ASU professor works in the School of Computing and Augmented Intelligence with a joint appointment in the Biodesign Center for Biocomputing, Security and Society. In this Q&A, he talks about theoretical computing science, learning about algorithms and the importance of support in and outside of academia.

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.

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.

Funding Spotlight: Jordan Glass, ARCS recipient

This month, we highlight ARCS recipient Joshua Glass, a fourth-year biology major in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. In this Q&A, we learn more about his dissertation, and funding as a graduate student.

Learning how to teach the next generation of journalists

This month, we highlight Preparing Future Faculty and Scholars (PFx) program attendee, Kris Vera Phillips, an instructor and a Ph.D. student at the Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. She is also an Emmy Award-winning journalist with more than 14 years of experience producing news shows and special projects.