Psychology Ph.D. student Christina Costa (A.B. ’15, M.A. ’19), who was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2020, raised $115,000 to support her neurosurgeon's research, enabling his lab to do four years of work in one.

Christina was featured as an example of people in LSA who are, in Dean Curzan's words, meeting the moment.

"I don't know what it's like to hit the ground because there has always been someone there to soften the blow. How can I soften the blow for the people who helped me rise when I fell?" - Christina Costa

Watch "Christina’s Gift" video from Michigan Medicine.