Profiles of six prospective Class of 2024 graduates


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

Click the headlines to read their full stories.

LSA/SEAS senior explores ethnobotany

A self-described non-traditional student, Mahalina Dimacali enrolled at U-M at age 27 and will graduate at 30. After high school, she worked for years in education, collections care, and maintenance in land-based museums.

Engineering senior reaches new heights in rocketry

Evan Eidt has known U-M would be his home for as long as he can remember — the walls of his nursery were maize and blue. With two parents in the automotive industry, Eidt found himself in an environment filled with innovation and creation.

Stamps senior channels her passion through art

Ikalanni Jahi grew up surrounded by creativity. Both of her parents are artists, and Jahi said she was raised in a highly collaborative community of artists in Detroit. Growing up, Jahi experimented with drawing animated cartoons, and her style has shifted toward realism throughout the years.

Public health senior finds meaning in helping community

Growing up in Grand Rapids, Olivia Jeong always knew U-M was her dream school. Jeong spent her first two years as a biology major in LSA on the pre-med track. She was accepted into the School of Public Health — which only conducts a two-year program for juniors and seniors — during her sophomore year.

Public policy senior forges multicultural communities

During his freshman year at UM-Dearborn, Neil Nakkash decided to take a gamble and join a policy research team working on issues impacting his ethnic group. Growing up in nearby Oakland County, he had always found politics interesting, so he decided to give policy a try.

Senior shines light on innovation in nursing

Hannah Slawson’s memories of the nurses working on the front lines of the pandemic remain an inspiration. Although many people in her high school advised her to consider pursuing a career as a doctor, Slawson said, she always knew her true passion would be found in nursing.


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