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Chino Nwakama sitting with children in a classroom
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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
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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
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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.

Josh Bleichman and his mother, Lisa.
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A perfect match

Josh Bleichman was in class when he received life-changing news.

Safia Dockter and Solomiia Kuchma pose in a classroom.
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Article sparks Ukrainian connection

A student’s reflections on the Russian invasion of Ukraine has led to a heartwarming connection with a Ukrainian schoolgirl in Minneapolis.