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https://twin-cities.umn.edu/Portrait%20of%20Rob%20Proulx.

I am driven to create smarter tools for farming

Rob Proulx is using detailed data analysis to find smarter ways to evaluate land and its potential for producing crops, for either food or fuel. Learn more about his work.

https://twin-cities.umn.edu/Portrait%20of%20Adam%20Pine.%20

I am driven to end hunger in our communities

Adam Pine studies food deserts - neighborhoods that have poor access to health and affordable food. Read more about Pine's work in Duluth.

https://twin-cities.umn.edu/Portrait%20of%20Heather%20Peters.

I am driven to improve educational opportunities for Native Americans

Heather Peters aims to ensure that Native American students see themselves represented in their curriculum. Read more about her work.

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