Each year The University Record profiles selected prospective graduates who highlight the range of experiences and people who attend U-M. This year, two graduates will be profiled this week and two others will be profiled next week.
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When she entered U-M four years ago, Olivia Mathiesen knew she loved science but wasn’t sure what she wanted to do for a living. Today, Mathiesen is poised to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in earth and environmental sciences, the culmination of a college career that included a 4.0 GPA, an internship with the U.S. Geological Survey and important research on an under-studied bacterium found in harmful algal blooms in Lake Erie.
Alyxandra Ciale Charfauros, known as ciale, was in their junior year studying theater performance in the School of Music, Theatre & Dance. While it was rewarding for the San Diego native to take part in classes and productions, ciale sought to connect with the arts on a more personal level. They co-founded We the People Representing Our Unifying Diversity, or We the PROUD, in late 2019.