“Whenever people asked me what I wanted to do with my life, it’s always been to rescue animals. And I’m doing that.”
Janine Leah Capsouras, administrative and project coordinator at the Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research, is an activist against human trafficking and works with an animal rescue group.
“So what initially was a research interest became very personally relevant for me.”
Irv Leon, clinical psychologist and adjunct associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology
“I knew that I wanted to run for something where I could have an immediate, tangible impact.”
Erin Byrnes, democratic engagement lead for the Ginsberg Center for Community Service and Learning, and member of the Dearborn City Council.
“Our everyday experience is made up of the small single molecules that make up all matter around us.”
Nils G. Walter, Francis S. Collins Collegiate Professor of Chemistry, Biophysics and Biological Chemistry
“I come from a family of strong women, so whether it was on the playground or in a classroom, it bothered me when I saw girls not being treated equally.”
Yasamin Kusunoki, assistant professor of nursing and a faculty associate at the Institute for Social Research
“Every student, every situation is unique. My priority is to empower our students to self-advocate.”
Harvey “Chip” Evans, disability services coordinator for UM-Flint.
“The strong tactile input, from the taut surfaces wrapped around her, helped her process and imprint that dive through space.”
Sean Ahlquist, assistant professor of architecture, who builds textile structure that help children with autism.
“Our tool uses the description in the ticket and the problematic code to automatically find the right person to solve the issue.”
Marouane Kessentini, associate professor of computer and information science, UM-Dearborn
“How do we prevent more people’s memories from being bulldozed over?”
Kimberly Dowdell, lecturer at the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, who also is working to revitalize Detroit neighborhoods
“One question we’re interested in is the relationship between the students we recruit and the ZIP codes they come from in terms of technology usage.”
DeLean Tolbert, assistant professor of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering at UM-Dearborn