University of Minnesota Twin Cities

https://twin-cities.umn.edu/Portrait%20of%20Barbara%20Frey.

I am driven to ensure that governments uphold justice and human dignity

Barbara Frey prepares advocates to ensure that governments everywhere make good on their promises to uphold justice and human dignity. See how we’re protecting human rights.

https://twin-cities.umn.edu/Hands%20clasping%20through%20jail%20bars.

The other side of the bars

U of M students research criminal justice system’s impact on children. Read about Rebecca Shlafer's powerful learning lab for students.

https://twin-cities.umn.edu/Police%20officer%20standing%20at%20the%20driver%27s%20window%20of%20a%20car.

A teddy in the trunk

Tiffany Hamidjaja conducts research into the trauma of parental arrest on children. Read more about research on parental arrest.

We are #UMNdriven

Student

"I am driven to give opportunities to the next generation—to kids—to have a shot to succeed. It has been a joyful experience to be a student. I want to open the doors for all of the talent that is out there."

José P.
Doctoral Student in Quantitative Measurement

Student

“I find inspiration from activists in my community who, in the wake of social injustices, choose everyday to lend their voices to those who’ve gone unheard.”

Lydia N., ’17
Sociology: Law, Criminology, and Deviance

Student

“I co-founded an LGBTQ-focused student group in the Carlson School of Management. I wanted to create spaces that I need, and that other people need, that didn’t already exist when I came here. Having a university like this, with the resources, the people, and the diversity to make some of those things happen, has been really awesome.”

Nick A., '17
Management Information Systems & Political Science

Student

"My dad had cancer when I was little, so I watched how music helped him through his treatment. After graduation I would like to do music therapy with children with cancer, and also work with families dealing with the grief and diagnosis process."

Jasmine M., '17
Music Therapy

Student

"My advice to other students is to get involved. It makes a big university feel small. Making those connections inside and outside of the classroom is great. There are so many different clubs and organizations, so you’ll definitely be able to find your fit."

Jennifer S. , ’18
Business and Marketing Education

Student

“We can advance cultural understanding and health for all.”

Zineb A., ’17
Neuroscience and Spanish Studies