Staff Spotlight

  1. April 15, 2024

    Ukraine’s devastation manifested in statistician’s ceramic art

    Irina Bondarenko, a statistician lead for the biostatistics department in the School of Public Health, grew up in Ukraine and has created works of art inspired by her homeland.

  2. April 1, 2024

    ‘Horse mastermind’ helps those with disabilities learn to ride

    Jenny Jones, a supervisor in the Medical School Office of Research, is involved with Therapeutic Riding Inc., where she helps people with disabilities ride horses.

  3. March 18, 2024

    Researcher hurdling toward Olympic dreams

    Isabel Wakefield, research area specialist associate in the School of Kinesiology, is making a run for the Great Britain Olympic track and field team that will compete in Paris this August.

  4. March 11, 2024

    Program coordinator travels world as handball referee

    Rafael Marques, a program coordinator in the Stephen M. Ross School of Business’ Sanger Leadership Institute, grew up playing handball in Brazil and now is a referee.

  5. February 5, 2024

    Entrepreneurship director plays vintage base ball

    Nick Moroz, director of entrepreneurial practice at the College of Engineering’s Center for Entrepreneurship, plays vintage base ball with Greenfield Village’s team the Lah-De-Dahs.

  6. January 29, 2024

    Medical School analyst finds peace in tai chi

    Lauren McCarthy, senior applications analyst for the Department of Learning Health Science at the Medical School, and her wife opened Tai Chi Love more than five years ago.

  7. January 22, 2024

    Social media specialist drums up support for Lions

    DeAndre Hicks, social media specialist at the Center for Academic Innovation and UM-Dearborn alumnus, is a first-year member of the Detroit Lions Drumline.

  8. January 15, 2024

    Research associate finds purpose through pottery

    Katherine Ziska, a research associate with the Marsal Family School of Education, spends hours each week creating mugs, bowls, vases and other objects.

  9. December 4, 2023

    Engineering staffer volunteers to support Special Olympics

    Patricia Brainard first attended the Crim Festival of Races at a young age to participate in the family walks with her brother Denny, who had cerebral palsy.

  10. November 20, 2023

    U-M researcher took to the streets — all of them

    Kathy Klinich enjoys crossing off a goal. Recently, that’s meant walking every Ann Arbor street — more than 1,200 avenues, boulevards, roads, one-ways and cul de sacs.