"I enjoy work that involves a lot of process. My job at UMMA and my studio work both appeal to that aspect of my personality. I can spend a lot of time being meticulous, detail oriented, and focused on one thing."
Kate Holoka, collections and exhibitions technician at the U-M Museum of Art, who has created a home studio with a printing press of her own.
"My work revolves around trying to put a smile on people's faces as often as possible."
Andy Boehnlein, a Second City alumnus and U-M coordinator of intramural sports.
"(U-M) is definitely an organization that takes pride in the work it does and how it values its employees."
Julian Weisensel, a motorcycle enthusiast who works as the graphic designer for Wolverine Wellness.
"I feel like advancing reproductive care for women and working to promote the dignity of all women, particularly those challenged with physical and cognitive disabilities, is my calling."
— Chief of gynecology at the University Health Service, and director of the Gynecology Clinic for Women with Disabilities at VonVoigtlander Women's Hospital.
"Science is too exciting, and there are so many questions to explore that have critical impact on peoples' lives."
Raoul Kopeman, Richard Smalley Distinguished University Professor of Chemistry, Physics and Applied Physics, professor of biomedical engineering and professor of biophysics, when asked about retirement.
"Most of us are friends for life. It's pretty amazing."
Katie Wopinsky, research recruitment coordinator at the Frankel Cardiovascular Center, on being a member of the Detroit Tigers' Energy Squad.
"As a drummer, I can create a composite pattern or groove from three to four separate rhythms all synchronized precisely that ultimately form a whole. I tried to do this with the artwork and music."
Michael Gould, professor of music (percussion) at the School of Music, Theatre & Dance
"I'm a primary care doctor. I have patients that I've seen for 20, 25 years. It's like friends coming to visit."
Dr. Paul Fine, associate professor of internal medicine, composer and pianist.
"I wanted the keys to the tower and the opportunity to play music that blanketed the whole campus."
Tiffany Ng, university carillonist at Burton Tower and assistant professor of music, on what attracted her to the carillon as freshman at Yale.
"You're hoping to find precious things the families wanted to keep, like a photograph anything that could endure that heat."
UMHS registered nurse Kevin Leeser, on searching through the rubble of a wildfire that stuck Fort McMurray in Alberta, Canada.