University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Student Panel
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About this livestream
Ask current University of Minnesota students questions about academics, campus life, dorm living, and more. Livestream viewers will get to vote on questions and ask their own!
🎙 Guest Moderator: Nou Vang
Meet the panelists: Katherine, Bonna, and Adonai
Katherine is a fourth year student studying Industrial and Systems Engineering in the College of Science and Engineering (CSE). She is originally from Stevens Point, WI and enjoys kickboxing, online shopping, and exploring the Twin Cities for the best dairy free ice cream. Katherine serves as the Membership Director as a member of the executive committee of her social sorority, Phi Mu and is a member of the Society of Women Engineers. She also is a three year participant in the CSE Professional Mentorship Program and enjoys networking and learning from young professionals in her intended career field.
Bonna is a senior studying Computer Science, Communications, and AFRO Studies in CLA. He is a Community Advisor in a dorm on campus, and has been actively involved in student groups on campus during his college career. Some of his hobbies are biking, frisbee, gardening, and nature hikes.
Adonai is a junior from New Brighton, MN in the College of Education and Human Development. He is pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Business & Marketing Education and Human Resource Development with a minor in Communication Studies. He serves as the president for the First Generation Students group at the University. Outside of school, he enjoys spending time with friends and family, playing soccer, and biking.
Undergrad College: San Diego State University '12
Graduate College: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, MS; Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, MD '23
Work Experience: I have worked as a research scientist in cardiology, including research developing models to study the heart using stem cells - one of which is going to the International Space Station in 2022! While not as exiting, I have also worked in the health insurance industry.
My Admissions Story: I found an advisor I trusted and used their advice and any help they offered. Only good things came from having an extra set of eyes to look at essays and complete applications. The key for me was to find that person early on, and build that advisor-advisee relationship.
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