Hi! I’m an intern at the Office of Academic Multicultural Initiatives here at U of M. I’m a student cohort liaison for the SuccessConnects program. I work specifically on programs for students interested in STEM fields and Native American students.
The student scholars in the program are organized in cohorts of students with similar backgrounds, such as Detroit Promise scholars, M-Connects, and more. My primary task is to expand the SuccessConnects program for other Native American students and students who are underrepresented in fields related to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. My own experiences as an underrepresented student in science, in my case, physics and astronomy, allow me to provide unique input on how to create and develop a program that gives students in STEM the resources they need to succeed in terms of personal life, well-being, academics, and professional life. I’m also the co-chair of the Native American Student Association, and I’m excited to keep up this sort of outreach and retention.