A chance to give back   

Chemistry student Megan Taylor shares her passion for chemistry and how she was able to give back to her community through her love of science.  

A willingness to say ‘yes’ 

Jennifer Brown, director of access and outreach initiatives for the Office of Academic Access Leadership and Development, shares her motivation for pursuing a college education with a focus on the people who mattered most in her academic journey.

Paying it forward 

Driven by her family and passion to mentor others, doctoral student Jessica Marmolejos is determined to inspire the next generation of students to become fearless leaders.

Sparking confidence  

Sergio Pico-Vazquez, graduating senior studying information technology within the College of Engineering, reflects on his experience with Men of Color, Honor and Ambition (MOCHA), and how the program has instilled confidence in him.  

A teacher at heart  

Senior, Lucy Barber, reflects on how the STEM Cubs program has made her a well-rounded teacher in the field of elementary education.

Discovery led to growth 

Student John Himmelberg reflects on how the STEM Cubs program has helped him grow academically and professionally while he pursues his passion for science.