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Veteran Cory Kamerschak to work at ESPN.

Veteran Cory Kamerschak to work at ESPN after perfecting his videography and editing skills at Walter Cronkite School.

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Christopher Gisriel photo

Christopher Gisriel, an Army veteran unlocks secrets of photosynthesis, advancing our understanding of how nature is able to collect energy from light.

Army veteran unlocks secrets of photosynthesis as ASU graduate

Chrissy Barth, team nutritionist for the Arizona Cardinals, wants to help people build healthy lives.

Chrissy Barth, a registered dietitian and a yoga teacher, want to help people build healthy lives, without stressing over every bite they take. She is the team nutritionist for the Arizona Cardinals.

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Cheryl Shavers is CEO of Global Smarts.

"Fearlessness" propels PhD Cheryl Shavers to Washington DC and now to a career as CEO of Global Smarts.

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Chareka Daniel teaches at-risk youth to find confidence through dance.

Chareka Daniel taught a 12-year-old child in poverty to live an “extraordinary life.” She teaches at-risk youth and others to find confidence and embrace artistic expression through dance.

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Becky Anderson has traveled around the world covering wars, Olympics, and more.

A graduate degree at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication launched Becky Anderson’s career at CNN. Travelling around the world she has covered wars, reported from the 2012 Olympics, and interviewed heads of state.

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ASU master's students partnered with Apache Junction to create a plan for quality growth.

ASU master’s students partnered with Apache Junction, projected to double in size in the future, to create a plan for quality growth. It included an environmental plan to preserve the natural setting, scenic views and outdoor opportunities.

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Blindness didn’t stop Ashleigh Gonzales from obtaining her master’s degree in biology and society.

Blindness didn’t stop Ashleigh Gonzales from obtaining her master’s degree in biology and society. She created 3D models and patented other assistive technologies that give visually impaired STEM students access to tactile information and technical methods.

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Arianne Cease

When locust swarms more than 4 miles long and 2 miles high threatened 1.7 million acres of Argentinian farmland during the worst outbreak in 60 years, Arianne Cease worked with government agencies, local farmers, and others to understand and better manage locusts.

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After earning her MFA in fiber arts, Ann Morton launched Street Gems, which partners with homeless people to make high-end, saleable jewelry from discarded plastic, caution tape and other debris. The homeless artisans earn money from their work.

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