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Paulette Stevenson plans to write book, teach and lobby for social justice policy.

Extreme athlete Paulette Stevenson completes her doctorate with plans to write book, teach and lobby for social justice policy.

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Palden Choying spent his childhood as a nomadic shepherd and now has a promising future in conservation biology.

Palden Choying spent his childhood as a nomadic shepherd. Becoming a top student in his native Tibet and discovery by an ASU professor led to a doctorate and a promising future in conservation biology.

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Nadya Bliss tackles complex challenges in global security.

Nadya Bliss tackles complex challenges in global security, including health, changing climate, and economic and political instability, with a focus on openness, inclusiveness and connections to the global defense, development and diplomacy communities.

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Kimberlee Swisher's company Playsound Technology uses a type of music therapy developed for children with mild to moderate developmental disabilities.

Kimberlee Swisher uses her degree in arts, media and engineering to search for new rehabilitation and learning systems. Her company Playsound Technology uses a type of music therapy developed for children with mild to moderate developmental disabilities.

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Keith Morrison is using clay to stop antibiotic-resistant superbugs.

Keith Morrison is using a novel treatment – clay, used in healing since ancient times – to stop antibiotic-resistant “superbugs” that infect more than two million people and kill 23,000 in the U.S. every year.

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Cherokee artist Kade Twist combines art and public policy to explore indigenous issues.

Cherokee artist Kade Twist combines art and public policy to explore indigenous issues. As part of an art collective, the land art “Repellent Fence” was installed along the Mexico-U.S. border.

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Justin Wolter accepts post-doc position to research autism genetics and neurodevelopment.

After helping find more effective diagnostic and treatment options for cancer, doctoral grad Justin Wolter accepts post-doc position to research autism genetics and neurodevelopment.

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Graduate of ASU, Justin Shaw works as a physicist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

Justin Shaw earned an astounding six undergrad and graduate degrees at ASU, pursuing his passions in both science and music. Shaw now works as a physicist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

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Jessica Guo teachings high school girls computer coding skills and how to analyze big data.

Jessica Guo received a NASA grant to teach 11th- and 12th-grade girls computer coding skills and how to analyze big data. Skills learned by the young girls will be valuable in future careers.

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Gary Walker-Roberts combines English grad degree with digital skills to advocate for LGBTQIA causes.

Gary Walker-Roberts combines English grad degree with digital skills to advocate for LGBTQIA causes through storytelling.

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