Profiles of five prospective Class of 2023 graduates


Each year The University Record profiles selected prospective graduates who highlight the range of experiences and people who attend U-M.

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Kinesiology senior hopes to help others through food

When Annabelle Ha moved to Ann Arbor in 2018 to start her freshman year at the University of Michigan, she felt alone. She grew up in Gainesville, Florida, a small town that is home to the University of Florida. Ha said she wanted to expand her horizons and move out of state for college. She was the only person from her town to attend U-M.

Education senior helps students bring science to life

After four years at the University of Michigan, senior Rhianna Lucas is ready to enter her next chapter. Lucas started her freshman year in the College of Engineering. While she loved learning about science and engineering, she felt a greater calling to teaching and working with students. She decided to pursue a bachelor’s degree in education with a certification in earth and space science.

LSA senior sees intersection of business, climate change as key

Zachary Marmet believes businesses can play a pivotal role in battling climate change. Marmet entered his freshman year at the University of Michigan undecided about the career path. After taking the introductory level course Global Change, he said, he knew he wanted to study the environment.

Musicology senior studies culture and impact of music

Cedric Preston McCoy’s life is filled with music. The School of Music, Theatre & Dance senior said he loves playing, listening to and studying all forms of music. McCoy learned the clarinet in middle school, then developed an interest in jazz in high school and transitioned to the trumpet. He also dabbled a bit with the euphonium and percussion.

Taubman grad to study Mexico City sustainability

While many students tend to direct their studies toward one of two ways — STEM or arts and humanities — Meghana Tummala said she identifies as a mix of both. Upon entering her freshman year at the University of Michigan, she didn’t know what area of study to pursue. She was interested in art and design as well as physics and math.


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