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- UROP Associate Director Catalina Ormsby Receives Distinguished Diversity Leaders Award
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- Corey J. Schiffman, MD
- Brent Frey, DDS
- Jane Brown, PhD Candidate
- Yaera Spraggins, Recently Published UROP Alumni
- Scott Koenigbauer, PhD Candidate
- Olivia Negris, Doctoral Candidate
- Michael DiDonato, UROP Alumni
- Vivian Kurtz UROP Alumni
- Geoffrey Jenkins, UROP Alumni
- Rhonda Fields, MSW - UROP Alumni
- Trey Thomas UROP Alumni
- Elizabeth Schill UROP Alumni
- Ryan Shami UROP Alumni
- Melissa Manley, PhD Candidate
- Tejash Patel, PhD
- GradeCraft helps UROP students become more curious and better researchers
- Lamira Ray, MPH
- Joshua Hurlburt, DDS
- Megan Wampler - UROP Alumni
- UROP Student Spotlight - Yasmeen Berry
- Celina Romano, JD, PhD Candidate
- Mikel Haggadone, PhD Candidate
- Colby Hanley, UROP Alumni
- Ian Waters, PhD
- Yannah Melle UROP Alumni
- Nida Ali, MPH
- Julia Wang, MD-PhD
- Ryan McWay, Research Area Specialist Associate
- Aracely Marroquin, CCSFP Researcher Awarded Grant
- Undergraduate student research spring symposium goes virtual
- Shannon Shaughnessy UROP Alumni
- Asa Smith, PhD, RN
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- Lessons from virtual summer fellowship in Detroit linger for students
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What years did you participate in UROP?
What UROP Program(s) were you a part of?
Traditional UROP as a Sophomore
What made you choose UROP?
I was told as a psychology major to get involved in research, so I did (even without knowing much of what it would entail).
What do you think you have learned from your UROP experience?
The most influential thing I learned was what research was, what it entailed, and that I could actually pursue a career in it. It wasn't a field that I grew up knowing anything about, and the UROP experience was my first and most influential exposure to it.
What is the extent to which you have kept in contact with your Research Mentor?
My mentor oversaw my Honors Thesis my senior year, and guiding me in applying to Ph.D. programs that year as well.
How did your UROP experience shape or inform the next steps you took in your academic and professional journey?
It pushed me to pursue a career in research (I'm now a Ph.D. student)
Where are you in your professional journey?
I began my Ph.D. program in Jurisprudence and Social Policy at Berkeley the fall after I graduated. Now I am a first year law student and a joint degree J.D./Ph.D. student at Berkeley.
What advice would you give to a current UROP student?
Find a project that excites you, ask your mentors about how they got to where they are, and explore whether research is something that you are interest in pursuing!
What are some recent publications or accomplishments that you are proud of?
I coauthored an article in 2018 titled "Do Color Blindness and Multiculturalism Remedy or Foster Discrimination And Racism?" published in Current Directions in Psychological Science. I also coauthored a chapter, "Diversity Resistance Redux: The Nature and Implications of Dominant Group Threat for Diversity and Inclusion" that is featured in "Diversity Resistance in Organizatioins, Second Edition" Edited by Kecia Thomas