Stephanie Aguilar-Smith is a doctoral student in the Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education (HALE) program in the College of Education, also pursuing a certificate in Chicano/Latino Studies.
He grew up in the context of military occupation and now is motivated to work for justice especially in Palestine as he hopes to return after completing his studies.
Each year, the Deloitte Foundation recognizes doctoral candidates from around the United States who are performing outstanding work with its Doctoral Fellowship Program.
While Jacob applied to multiple programs, when he came to visit MSU he saw researchers who loved what they did and was compelled by the scope of things Spartans were trying to research and accomplish.
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Getting to know individuals across the university is what has been rewarding for Alyssa throughout her graduate degree. Her advisor and faculty members are “encouraging, understanding, and flexible”.
Despite her dedication to helping people understand one another and navigate social systems, she didn’t always want to attend law school.
“Someday I hope someone looks back on their experiences with me as a friend, teacher, colleague, and they say ‘yes she made a mark on my life in some way”.”