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URH strives to provide the tools and support to all students involved in their programs so that they can succeed in their local and global communities after graduation. From attending graduate school to receiving grants, read below to learn about what our alumni have been up to.

Laura Long

Laura Long was a 2022 Ahmadian Fellow. She researched the contribution of actin reorganization in vesicle translocation. Laura is now in the master's part of the School of Biological Sciences BS/MS program and researching the contribution of actin reorganization in vesicle translocation. Click below to learn more about Laura's research experiences.

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Dr. Pamela Nwakanma

Dr. Pamela Nwakanma, a McNair alumna, earned her PhD in 2022 from the Department of Government at Harvard. She is currently a Leading Edge Fellow at the American Council for Learned Societies. Her research areas include political economy of development, Africana studies, comparative politics, identity, gender, and entrepreneurship. Click below to learn more about her experience as a McNair Scholar and what she is up to today!

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Dr. Candace Katungi

Dr. Candace Katungi is a McNair Alum. Dr. Katungi did research exploring the Black identity, student success, and group support within Black student organizations. Click below to learn more about her and her research.

Meet Dr. Candace Katungi

Liban Jibril

McNair, FMP, and NACME Scholar alum Liban Jibril earned an NSF GRFP and an internal Northwestern fellowship because of his undergraduate research. Click below to learn more about him and his research.

Meet Liban Jibril

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Dr. Joaquin Camacho

McNair alum, Dr. Joaquin Camacho, won an NSF CAREER grant for his research in soot formation. Click below to learn more about his research for this grant.

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Mireille Kamariza

Dr. Mireille Kamariza's research on tuberculosis is frequently featured in news stories. Watch and listen to Dr. Kamariza's PBS story "In her bid to end TB, Mireille Kamariza is shattering stereotypes about scientists."

Dr. Kamariza's PBS Video and Article

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Joshua Young Yang

Joshua is an URH alum that participated in URH programs and conferences as undergrad at UC San Diego. He is a co-founder of a biotech diagnostics startup called Nephrosant and was recently featured in Forbes magazine for his work in innovating the Healthcare industry.

Meet Joshua

Jaylin Chantel Hanakeawe Stevenson

Jaylin Chantel Hanakeawe Stevenson, a previous McNair Scholar, graduated in 2016 with a bachelor's degree in ethnic studies and history. Learn what they have been up to since leaving UC San Diego.

Meet Jaylin

Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi

Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi was a URH scholar during the 2003 Summer Research Program and graduated in 2004, majoring in Latin American studies and creative writing. She is an award winning author and has published several books.

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Robert Walter

Robert Walter graduated in spring 2019 and majored in philosophy and cognitive & behavioral neuroscience. Learn about his research and what he's doing now.

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Stephanie Akpa

Stephanie Akpa is an McNair alumna and graduated UC San Diego in 2006. In 2018, Stephanie became Senior Council for U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren. See what else Stephanie has done since URH!

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