Meet the LEAD Scholars

Their chosen fields are as diverse as their stories — from medicine to business and the stage, to the vast reaches of space, they stand united in their bond as LEAD Scholars. We welcome each of the incoming LEAD Scholars as they begin a journey that will educate, enrich, and enlighten themselves, their peers, and the University. Scroll over the photos below to enjoy brief introductions of each student.

Scroll down to learn more about the 2016 and 2017 LEAD Scholars, and click here to learn about the 2015 cohort’s post-graduation plans. (Note: The years listed below represent when the LEAD Scholars started at the University of Michigan.)

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  • Anthropology, Spanish, Linguistics
    Adrienna Martinez
    Saginaw, MI
    UM-Flint
    As a graduate of Saginaw Arts & Sciences Academy, Adrianna is an award-winning poet who enjoys editing and proofreading pieces. She is also bilingual, speaking English and Spanish.
  • Aerospace Engineering
    Alanah Cardenas-O'Toole
    Farmington Hills, MI
    College of Engineering
    As a graduate of Franklin Road Christian School, Alanah was a member of the school’s varsity softball team and jazz band. Alanah has also done humanitarian work in Spain and the Dominican Republic.
  • Biomedical Engineering
    Alejandro Hinojosa
    Detroit, MI
    College of Engineering
    As a graduate of Cass Technical High School, Alejandro was involved in the Red Cross Club, STEM Genius, and the Youth Advisory Board of Urban Neighborhood Initiatives.
  • Mechanical Engineering
    Alex Maldonado
    Detroit, MI
    College of Engineering
    As a high school student, Alex played baseball and was a member of the Congress of Communities of Southwest Detroit Youth Council. He also co-founded the Latino Culture Club.
  • Computer Science
    Alexander McGee
    Inkster, MI
    U-M Dearborn
    As a student at University Prep Science and Math High School,​ Alexander was the creative designer of the Yearbook Club and the treasurer of the National Society of Black Engineers.
  • Screen Arts and Culture
    Alexandra "Ally" Owens
    Mableton, GA
    College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
    As a student at Riverwood High School, Alexandra volunteered with Girl Talk Inc. as a mentor for middle school girls. She also played soccer and co-founded the Feminist Club.
  • Health and Fitness
    Alexandra Murray
    Chicago, IL
    School of Kinesiology
    As a graduate of St. Joseph High School, Alexandra was involved in lacrosse and volunteer work. Alexandra is passionately involved with the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi.
  • Chemical Engineering
    Alicia Lenci
    Austin, TX
    College of Engineering
    As a graduate of Westwood High School, Alicia was involved in a number of clubs and community service organizations activities, including the National Honor Society & Engineering Club.
  • Biochemistry
    Alissa Mallett
    Holly, MI
    U-M Flint
    As a student at MI Connections Academy, Alissa was the president of the National Honor Society and a volunteer for D-DOT’s Angel’s Night Patrol. Alissa also plays the violin.
  • Political Science
    Alyson Grigsby
    Detroit, MI
    College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
    As a graduate of Cass Technical High School, Alyson was involved in the school’s National Honor Society, debate team, student newspaper, and choir.
  • Environmental Engineering
    Amanda Webb
    Waterford, MI
    U-M Flint
    As a student at Waterford Mott High School, Amanda was the president of the Students for Environmental Action and a member of the National Honor Society.
  • Economic
    Amy Munoz
    Holland, MI
    College of Literature, Science, and the Arts Residential College
    Throughout her time as a student at West Ottawa High School, Amy was a member of Calling All Colors, a diversity-focused student organization.
  • Biomedical Engineering
    Anthony Salmeron
    Columbus, OH
    College of Engineering
    During his time at Saint Francis DeSales High School, Anthony helped co-found the Chemistry Club and acted as its Public Relations Director. He also played varsity soccer all four years.
  • Computer Science
    Blake Preston
    Ann Arbor, MI
    College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
    As a student at Huron High School, Blake was the president of the Science, Technology, and Engineering Program. He also founded Lansdowne Lawn Service.
  • Neuroscience
    Brianna Graham
    Ypsilanti, MI
    College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
    During her time as a student at Huron High School, Brianna played volleyball and was on the cheerleading team. She also was a member of the National Honors Society and the Rising Scholars club.
  • Movement Science
    Camilla-Isabella Cantu
    Detroit, MI
    College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
    As a student at Detroit Cristo Rey High School, Camilla served as the director of music for Mariachi Femenil Detroit. She also worked as an intern in St. John’s Providence’s neonatal ICU.
  • Aerospace Engineering
    CHAD J. PETERSON
    Houghton Lake, MI
    College of Engineering
    As valedictorian of his class from Houghton Lake High School, Chad was involved in a number of extracurricular activities, including the school’s basketball team and National Honor Society.
  • Economics
    Chase Camp
    Southfield, MI
    College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
    As a student at Detroit Country Day School, Chase participated in Track and Field as a hurdler. He was also on the Stage Tech Crew, where he built sets and operated sound and projection equipment.
  • Linguistics
    Christopher Underwood
    Detroit, MI
    College of Literature, Science, and the Arts Residential College
    As a student at University High School Academy, Christopher was a member of Green Club, an environmentally-focused student organization, and Film Club, which makes films to document the senior year.
  • Psychology
    Clarissa Kitching
    Detroit, MI
    College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
    As a student at Cass Technical High School, Clarissa was the rehearsal director for the Dance Workshop and the leader of the Anti-Bullying Club.
  • Software Engineering
    Cody White
    Wauwatosa, WI
    U-M Dearborn
    During his time as a student at Wauwatosa East High School, Cody was a member of the football and lacrosse teams. He also was a member of the National Honor Society.
  • Nursing
    Corey Townsend
    Grand Blanc, MI
    School of Nursing
    As a graduate of Powers Catholic High School, Corey played varsity basketball, traveling basketball, and ran track.
  • Actuarial Science
    Daija White
    Inkster, MI
    College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
    As a graduate of Adlai E. Stevenson High School, Daija was an active member of three different choir ensembles, the National Honor Society and the president of the French National Honor Society.
  • Nursing
    Dayo Davis
    Canton, MI
    School of Nursing
    During her time as a student at Davis Academy High School, Dayo worked as a gymnastics coach at the MI Academy of Gymnastics and ran the Detroit Marathon to raise money to fight human trafficking.
  • Mechanical Engineering
    Diante Hill
    Romulus, MI
    College of Engineering
    As a graduate of Romulus Senior High School, Diante played baseball and was a member of the marching band and the National Honor Society. Diante’s collegiate interests include research & calculus.
  • Movement Science
    Diego Vazquez
    Cicero, IL
    School of Kinesiology
    As a graduate of St. Ignatius College Prep, Diego played soccer and volleyball. He also plays three instruments: the clarinet, alto saxophone, and tuba.
  • Art
    DOMINIQUE L. CORNITCHER
    Lithia SPrings, GA
    Stamps School of Art & Design
    As a graduate of Woodward Academy, Dominique was involved in many extracurricular activities, including lacrosse, Spanish Club, Art Club, and the Five Points Diversity Club.
  • Graphic Design
    Dominique Roitman
    Miami, FL
    Stamps School of Art and Design
    As a student at New World School of the Arts High School, Dominique was a member of Key Club and National Honor Society.
  • Biology
    Donnell Williams
    Ecorse, MI
    College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
    As a student at Riverview Community High School, Donnell volunteered in his neighborhood, helping shovel snow and cut weeds for his neighbors. He also played football.
  • Information
    Dustin Stabinski
    Cooper City, FL
    College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
    As a student at NSU University School, Dustin participated in Speech and Debate and in World in Distress Club, which raises money to fight global poverty.
  • Physics
    Dylan Beasley
    New Boston, MI
    College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
    As a student at Huron High School, Dylan was a member of the executive board of the Huron Drama Club. He was also a company member of Actors Believing in Change, a volunteer theater troupe.
  • Computer Science
    Edward Cobian
    Detroit, MI
    College of Engineering
    As a graduate of Cass Technical High School, Edward is passionate about technology. Although video games are Edward’s main focus, he would like to explore other areas in software development.
  • Chemistry
    Fatoumata Soumaoro
    Ann Arbor, MI
    College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
    As a student at Pioneer High School, Fatoumata was an active member of Girls Group and served as a Student Council Committee Chair.
  • Industrial Operations
    Gabrielle Brathwaite
    Westbury, NY
    College of Engineering
    As a graduate of Westbury High School, Gabrielle was a flutist in the school’s band program. She was also treasurer of Student Council, vice president of the National Honor Society.
  • Undecided
    Grace Gonzalez
    Hartsdale, NY
    Stamps School of Art & Design
    As a graduate of Edgemont High School, Grace was editor-in-chief for her school’s news publication and also ran track. Grace volunteers for Habitat for Humanity and the Boys & Girls Club.
  • Nursing
    Grace Tenbusch
    Ypsilanti, MI
    School of Nursing
    As a student at Father Gabriel Richard High School, Grace was a member of the National Honor Society and the captain of the varsity lacrosse team.
  • Sport Management
    Hannah Perez
    Chicago, IL
    School of Kinesiology
    As a graduate of George Westinghouse College Prep, Hannah was involved in the National Honor Society and student council.
  • Business Management
    Hunter Phelps
    Detroit, MI
    College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
    During her time as a student at Cass Technical High School, Hunter was the president of the school’s branch of the NAACP, and a member of the Newspaper Club and the Anti-Bullying Organization.
  • Pre-medical
    Ihunanya Muruako
    South Euclid, OH
    College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
    As a student at The Cleveland School of Science and Medicine at the John Hay Campus, Ihunanya was a tutor of Latin and Greek and a member of the volleyball team.
  • Chemical Engineering
    Jaleel Gray
    Lake Forest, IL
    College of Engineering
    As a student at Lake Forest Academy, Jaleel played soccer and track and field. He also worked with the school newspaper.
  • Engineering
    Jameel Bisumber
    Sterling Heights, MI
    U-M Flint
    As a graduate of Sterling Heights High School, Jameel played on the football and baseball teams, and was involved in the National Honor Society and in volunteer work, including Christmas in Action.
  • Aerospace Engineering
    James Wich
    Lighthouse Point, FL
    College of Engineerings
    As a graduate of Cardinal Gibbons High School, James played varsity tennis and was a varsity triathlete. He was also a member of the National Honor Society and Science National Honors Society.
  • Communication Studies
    Jamilah Willis
    Detroit, MI
    College of Literature, Science, and the Arts Residential College
    As a student at Renaissance High School, Jamilah was a member of the National Honor Society and was the lead mentor for the Business Mentorship Group. She also volunteered with Forgotten Harvest.
  • Linguistics
    Jared Evans
    Coloma, MI
    College of Literature, Sciences and the Arts
    As a graduate of Coloma High School, Jared was involved in football, track, and was a member of the National Honor Society.
  • Undecided
    Jason Figueroa
    Ann Arbor, MI
    College of Engineering
    As a student at Pioneer High School, Jason played for a travel soccer team and was a 2015 State Cup Champion. He was also involved in Pioneer’s Interact Club.
  • English
    Jazzaray James
    West Des Moines, IA
    College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
    As a graduate of Roosevelt High School, Jazzaray was involved in Upward Bound, A Backpack for Life, and Community of Racial Equality.
  • Finance
    Jean-Pierre Vasquez
    New York City, NY
    Ross School of Business
    As a graduate of the High School for Math, Science and Engineering at City College, Jean-Pierre Vasquez was involved in varsity swimming, the Junior State of America, and volunteer work.
  • Mechanical Engineering
    Jocelyn Ortiz
    Chicago, IL
    College of Engineering
    As a student at William Howard Taft High School, Jocelyn played soccer and was the president of the Latin Dance Club. She also mentored younger students and helped organize her school’s blood drive.
  • Mechanical Engineering
    Jordan George-Nwogu
    Ann Arbor, MI
    College of Engineering
    As a student at Pioneer High School, Jordan played baseball and football. He also volunteered at Avalon Housing and Soup Kitchen and was a member of Key Club.
  • Computer Science
    Jordan Graves
    Jackson, MI
    College of Literature, Sciences and the Arts
    As a graduate of Western High School, Jordan was involved in Key Club, STEMakers, and the student council.
  • Acting
    Jose Miguel Aviles-Elrod
    Columbia, MO
    School of Music, Theatre & Dance
    As a student at David H. Hickman High School, Jose was the secretary for the Kewpie Stage Players/International Thespian Society. He was also the treasurer for the National Honor Society.
  • Computer Engineering
    Joshua Johnson
    Chicago, IL
    College of Engineering
    As a graduate of Lindblom Math and Science Academy, Joshua was involved in the school’s debate team, math team, and worked as a robotics program intern at LevelUP Makerspace.
  • Tuba Performance
    Jovany Dorsainvil
    Douglasville, GA
    School of Music, Theatre & Dance
    As a graduate of Douglas County High School, Jovany was heavily involved in the musical arts as a member of his school’s marching band and wind symphony.
  • Communication Studies
    Juan Marquez
    Rehoboth Beach, DE
    College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
    While a student at Cape Henlopen High School, Juan was a member of the Green Club and the National Honor Society.
  • Biology
    Juan Orozco
    Detroit, MI
    College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
    During his time as a student at Summit Academy North High School, Juan volunteered with Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge to remove invasive species and catalog saplings.
  • Neuroscience
    Julliana Ramirez-Matias
    Holland, MI
    College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
    During her time as a student at Holland High School, Julliana was a committee member for the Holland Youth Advisory Council and served as a volunteer at Holland Hospital.
  • Education
    Karina Forsythe
    Oak Park, MI
    College of Literature, Sciences, and the Arts
    Graduating magna cum laude from Berkley High School, Karina was involved many activities, including competitive swimming, rugby, and the National Honor Society.
  • English
    Kathleen Ortiz
    Chicago, IL
    College of Literature, Sciences, and the Arts
    As a graduate of Whitney M. Young Magnet High School, Kathleen was captain of the poms team and planned events for her Ecuadorian organization.
  • Earth and Environmental Science
    Kaylee Picard
    Whitehall, MI
    College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
    Graduating summa cum laude from Whitehall High School, Kaylee hopes to someday be involved in field research on endangered plant and animal populations.
  • Materials Sciences and Engineering
    Kori Maxie
    Southfield, MI
    College of Engineering
    As a student at West Bloomfield High School, Kori volunteered her services as a tutor and a peer mentor. She was also a member of the National Honor Society.
  • Biochemistry
    Laun C. Stawder
    Flint, MI
    College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
    As a graduate of Grand Blanc High School, Laun was an active member of the National Honor Society and student council.
  • Environmental Studies
    Lauren Rainey
    Canton, MI
    College of Literature, Science, and the Arts Residential College
    While a student at Belleville High School, Lauren was the lead committee chair for the Bellville High School Blood Drive and helped organize a UNICEF Halloween fundraiser.
  • Musical Theatre
    Lauryn Hobbs
    Shaker Heights, OH
    School of Music, Theatre & Dance
    A graduate of Shaker Heights High School, Lauryn hopes to be a leader in the film industry by advocating for more diversity in cinematic works and creating new works and pieces that need minorities.
  • Chemistry
    Leonard Rowe
    Detroit, MI
    College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
    As a graduate of Renaissance High School, Leonard ran track, cross country, and was a member of the National Honor Society.
  • Musical Theatre
    Leslie "Lee" Alexander II
    Farmington Hills, MI
    School of Music, Theatre & Dance
    Throughout high school, Lee was heavily involved in Detroit Country Day Performing Arts Conservatory Theatre, playing lead roles like Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof. He was also in forensics.
  • Civil Engineering
    Lindsay Llende
    Jupiter, FL
    College of Engineering
    As a student at Dreyfus School of the Arts, Lindsay served as the vice-president of the Dreyfus Vocal Department. She also ran long distance and was a member of the Women’s Engineering Club.
  • Undecided
    Marc Ybarra
    Ann Arbor, MI
    College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
    While a student at Skyline High School, Marc was the captain of the Crew Soccer Team. He was also involved with the National Honor Society and volunteered with Link Crew to mentor younger students.
  • International Studies
    Maria LoCicero
    Ypsilanti, MI
    College of Literature, Science, and the Arts Residential College
    Throughout her time at Greenhills School, Maria was a captain of the forensics team and the head of the T. Wall B. Ball, for which she organized a carnival for the developmentally-disabled.
  • Undecided
    Mariah Stevens
    Detroit, MI
    College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
    While studying at University Prep Science and Math High School,​ Mariah was the president mentor at Detroit Windsor Dance Academy and a member of FIRST Robotics Club.
  • Screen Arts and Culture
    Mariana Escobar-Ruiz
    Miami, FL
    College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
    As a student at of Our Lady of Lourdes Academy, Mariana was the president of the National Honor Society and an active member of the Student Council.
  • Business Administration and Law
    MAXIMILLIAN C. GARCIA, III
    Rancho Cucamonga, CA
    College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
    As a graduate of Los Osos High School, Max played football and was a member of the National Honor Society. Outside of school, Max mentors and tutors elementary school students and practices Krav Maga.
  • Musical Theatre
    Maya Alwan
    Power Springs, GA
    School of Music, Theatre & Dance
    As a graduate of Pebblebrook High School, Maya was heavily involved in the school’s theatrical productions.
  • Political Science
    Maya Lyght
    Farmington Hills, MI
    College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
    During her time as a student at Southfield Christian High School, Maya was the captain of the mock trial team and a member of the youth choir. She also volunteers at DMC Physical Therapy Center.
  • Undecided
    Michael J. Forrest
    Ann Arbor, MI
    College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
    Graduating summa cum laude from Father Gabriel Richard High School, Michael earned numerous awards across academic subjects and was heavily involved in volunteer work.
  • Biology / Pre-medical
    Michael Marques
    Sayreville, NJ
    College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
    As a student at Sayreville War Memorial High School, Michael was the captain of both the cross country and the track teams.
  • Premedical
    Mikayla Pratt
    Bryon Center, MI
    College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
    As a graduate of Jenison High School, Mikayla was involved in the school’s cheerleading, dance/pom, and junior varsity soccer teams.
  • Nursing
    Mitchell Keefer
    Canton, MI
    College of Nursing
    As a graduate of Plymouth High School, Mitchell was a clarinet player in symphonic band and involved in the Do Something Club, a community service organization. He enjoys helping people in need.
  • Nursing
    Naomi Nichols
    Detroit, MI
    School of Nursing
    As a graduate of Cass Technical High School, Naomi was involved in the National Honor Society and the Detroit Police Athletic League as a cheerleader and junior cheerleading coach.
  • Biology / Pre-medical
    Nicholas Faulkner
    Saline, MI
    College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
    Throughout his time at Saline High School, Nicholas was a member of the travel soccer team as well as the winner of multiple performance solo and ensemble medals.
  • Business
    Nicole Duran
    Montgomery Township, NJ
    College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
    As a graduate of Montgomery High School, Nicole was involved in a number of extracurricular activities, including dance, soccer, the National Honor Society, and the National Art Honor Society.
  • Chemical Engineering
    Olivia Dotson
    Ypsilanti, MI
    College of Engineering
    As a student at Washtenaw International High School, Olivia was the chaplain of the Jack and Jill of America’s Executive Board and performed in multiple school theater performances.
  • Art and Design
    Olivia Prado
    Hesperia, MI
    Stamps School of Art and Design
    As a student at Hesperia High School, Olivia was the captain of the volleyball and basketball teams and was the Student Council President.
  • Architecture
    Oscar Martinez
    Chicago, IL
    College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
    As a student at Saint Rita of Cascia High School, Oscar was a part of the After School Matters CHOICES Robotics team, where he led a group in designing an agricultural aquaponics system.
  • Bimolecular Science
    Paris Richey
    Detroit, MI
    College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
    As a student at Renaissance High School, Paris was the captain of the Renaissance Dance Workshop and a member of the NAACP Youth Council.
  • Biochemistry
    Peggy Randon
    Detroit, MI
    College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
    As a student at International Academy East High School, Peggy was the president of the Art Club and a member of the National Honor Society.
  • Bioengineering
    Ricardo Hansknecht
    Detroit, MI
    U-M Dearborn
    As a graduate of the University of Detroit Jesuit High School, Ricardo was a member of the men’s soccer team and played clarinet in symphonic band. He was also heavily involved in volunteer work.
  • Industrial and Operations Engineering
    Robert Vowels III
    Rochester Hills, MI
    College of Engineering
    As a student at Stony Creek High School, Robert founded and managed a limited edition sneaker and social media business using Instagram.
  • Undecided
    Robin Ryce
    Detroit, MI
    College of Engineering
    As a student at Renaissance High School, Robin was the captain of the Robotics Team and a member of the tennis team. Robin also participated in Wayne State Math Corps.
  • Chemistry
    Ronnie Alvarez
    Detroit, MI
    College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
    While a student at Cass Technical High School, Ronnie was the captain of the varsity soccer team and the president of Cass Tech Red Cross. He also played in a cultural band.
  • Economics
    Ryan Estmond
    Detroit, MI
    College of Literature, Science, and the Arts Residential College
    While a student at Renaissance High School, Ryan played drum in the marching band and flute in the symphonic band. She also was a member of the National Honor Society.
  • Biology
    Samantha Rauch
    Howell, MI
    College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
    As a graduate of Howell High School, Samantha was a member of the gymnastics team and the National Honor Society. Samantha received awards as a scholar athlete and Academic All-American.
  • Finance
    Seth Bowen
    Grand Blanc, MI
    U-M Flint
    While a student at Grand Blanc High School, Seth was the captain of the lacrosse and hockey teams. He started his own lawn care business and volunteered at a home for adults with mental disabilities.
  • Philosophy, Politics, and Economics
    Shane Pausits
    Alpena, MI
    College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
    As a graduate of Alpena High School, Shane played on the varsity football team and founded the school’s Spanish club.
  • Nursing
    Sofia Ramirez
    Berrien Springs, MI
    School of Nursing
    As a graduate of Berrien Springs High School, Sofia was involved in a a number of extracurricular activities, including softball, basketball, and running cross country.
  • Political Science
    Spencer Lee
    Berkley, MI
    College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
    As a graduate of Berkley High School, Spencer’s extracurricular included debate club, Model UN, and Boy Scouts. He was also a member of the tennis team as team captain.
  • Aerospace Engineering
    Steven Liriano
    Merrick, New York
    College of Engineering
    As a student at W.C. Mepham High School, Stephen was the captain of the basketball, track, and football teams. He was also a member of the National Honor Society.
  • General Studies
    TaNisha Cameron
    Detroit, MI
    College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
    As a graduate of Advanced Tech Academy, TaNisha was a member of the softball team and National Junior Honor Society. She was awarded the President’s Award for Educational Achievement.
  • Vocal Performance
    TAYLOR M. ADAMS
    Ann Arbor, MI
    School of Music, Theatre & Dance
    As a graduate of Huron High School, Taylor participated in many extracurricular activities, including basketball, golf, and the school’s choir ensemble.
  • Political Science and African-American Studies
    Thomas Vance
    College Park, GA
    College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
    During his time at Marist High School, Thomas served as the policy captain of the Debate Team and the president of the Diversity Club.
  • Computer Science
    Thurman Moore
    Detroit, MI
    College of Engineering
    As a graduate of Cass Technical High School, Thurman was a member of the National Honor Society. In Thurman’s spare time, he likes to watch movies and listen to music.
  • Athletic Training
    Tiarra Abbott
    Saginaw, MI
    School of Kinesiology
    As a Saginaw High School student, Tiarra worked with the local Department of Natural Resources. She was also in the National Honor Society and on the Teen Advisory Council.
  • Neuroscience
    Tyler Jackson
    Detroit, MI
    College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
    As a graduate of Detroit Country Day Upper School, Tyler ran track and field and volunteered for the Global Youth Leadership Institute and the Department of Natural Resources.
  • Biomedical Engineering
    Valentina Tafurt
    Miami, FL
    College of Engineering
    As a graduate of Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior High School, Valentina was the founder and president of the HeForShe Club, which is a solidarity campaign for gender equality initiated by the UN Women.
  • Mechanical Engineering
    Zoe Espinosa
    Ann Arbor, MI
    College of Engineering
    As a graduate of Skyline High School, Zoe ran track and field and was a member of the National Honor Society. She is also passionate about robotics.
  • Biopsychology, Cognition and Neuroscience
    Zoe Evans
    Grosse Pointe, MI
    College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
    As a student at Grosse Pointe South High School, Zoe was the president of the Key Club and an assistant dance teacher. She was also the vice-president of the Co-Ette Club of Detroit.
  • Nursing
    ZUMAYA M. OTADUY-RAMIREZ
    Oak Ridge, TN
    School of Nursing
    As a graduate of Oak Ridge High School, Zumaya’s extracurricular activities included three different band ensembles, the school’s robotics team, the National Honor Society, and French Club.