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Jared Rubenstein stands next to a tree identified through his Campus Trees project.

Branching out

Jared Rubinstein taps into his own curiosity to teach us all about trees on campus. Learn more about Rubinstein's project.

Sidney Peters poses with some girls she helped coach.

Beyond hockey, a humanitarian

Sidney Peters forged her own identity and was honored with the prestigious Hockey Humanitarian Award during the NCAA Men’s Frozen Four. Read more about Peters.

Melvin Carter, with the Wabasha Bridge and downtown St. Paul in the background

St. Paul’s leader

U of M grad Melvin Carter talks about his path to being mayor and the importance of higher education. Learn more about Carter.

We are #UMNdriven

Student

“I am passionate about evolving the built environment for long term resiliency. I love how tangible our work is and I’m inspired by the people who work in this market. They have grit. They take raw materials and make things. They dream and plan together and manifest their work physically. Ideally, if we do our work well, the result positively impacts the region for generations.”

Jessie Houlihan Bingen, Alumna ('08) - President of Stahl
PhD, Organizational Leadership Policy and Development

Student

“I am a member of the Pride of Minnesota Marching Band, and throughout the three marching seasons I’ve already completed, I have learned so much about myself and my fellow marchers. I’ve learned that I am a natural leader, and I have a passion in helping others succeed. I also strive for perfection, excellence, and have a high regard for a good work ethic, responsibility, passion, and drive. Marching band has taught me that over 300 people can come together and create something amazing, yet every single person has a huge contribution.”

Sarah L.
Graphic Design

Student

“I find inspiration from the moments in my life when I am faced with challenges. Often times, when life knocks me down, I remember that although I may not be swimming, I am not sinking either, but instead I am floating. In this, I have learned how to persevere in moments of trial and tribulation. As a result, I have discovered a passion for networking with people and giving back for the greater good of different communities.”

Alexis M.
Agricultural Communications and Marketing

Student

“I find my inspiration in my fellow students. Being surrounded by so many passionate and driven people inspires me to push myself and encourages me when I begin to doubt myself. I love hearing about the changes that other people aim to make for this world. Their optimism and ambition inspires me to create the changes that I wish to see happen in this world.”

Jayme O.
English Literature

Student

“Life can throw so much at us, but it is how we handle these situations so we can grow from them. I hope to help as many individuals as I can to overcome adversity they may be facing in their own life. I want to show them they can get through anything just like I did.”

Duke P.
Sports Management

Student

“I find inspiration in people. I love hearing stories and accomplishments of my peers because it gives me motivation and fuel to keep working on my own goals. I’m passionate about building things that help others. That’s one of the main reasons I love studying cultural entrepreneurship. I have great mentors who encourage me and help me as I develop my business.”

Sebastian N.
Cultural Entrepreneurship