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Chino Nwakama sitting with children in a classroom

Sharing his love of science

Chino Nwakama (’23, Neuroscience, College of Biological Sciences) is creating opportunities for historically marginalized and low-income students to connect with science.

Abygail Andebrhan standing next to a microscope wearing a white coat

Determination and education prove unstoppable

Abygail Andebrhan graduated in 2022 from the College of Biological Sciences with a degree in genetics, cell biology and development. Originally from Eritrea, her story speaks to the power of education and the opportunity she found at the University of Minnesota.

Junita Flowers smiling inside of a commercial kitchen

Finding sweet success

Alumna Junita Flowers is building a cookie business that sparks dialogue and empowers women by normalizing the conversation around abusive relationships. Flowers founded Junita’s Jar, which recently launched in 320 Target stores nationwide.

Cancer awareness ribbon and portrait of Dr. Rahel Ghebre
Talking with U of M

Talking cervical cancer awareness with U of M

Cervical cancer was once a leading cause of cancer death for women in the United States. Today, screening and prevention have greatly reduced the impact of this form of cancer. 

Dog and owner walk through the snow
Talking with U of M

Talking healthy pet weight with U of M

Overeating can affect more than just humans — it can affect your pets too. Julie Churchill, DVM, Ph.D., DACVIM-Nutrition, shares her expert comment on how to prevent or treat unhealthy weight gain in pets during the winter season