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Winning Research Experiences for Graduate School

Learn from a panel of graduate students about the strategies, research experiences, and steps they took to get into graduate school.

Graduate student panelists:

  • Marco Lorenzo Allain is a data analyst working for the Energy and Geoscience Institute at the University of Utah. He is a part of the U.S. Census Bureau’s Wasatch Research Data Center, located on campus in Gardner Commons. He’s a Geography doctoral candidate at the University of Utah and an adjunct faculty member for the College of Metropolitan Planning.
  • Caleb Okereke is a Nigerian journalist and the Founder and Managing Editor at Minority Africa, a digital publication telling minority stories across Africa that is supported by Google News Initiative and NED. He's a Communications Masters student at the University of Utah and has reported across Africa for CNN, DW, Aljazeera, Foreign Policy, The Guardian, and NPR. His research focuses on themes of power in journalism. 
  • Beatriz Trejo is a third-year Ph.D. student in the Department of Education, Culture, and Society. She is from Sacramento, CA, where she completed her undergraduate degree at CSU Sacramento. Her academic pursuits, shaped by her positionality as a first-generation college student and daughter of Mexican immigrants, focus on education, centering immigrant families and students' voices. Beatriz aspires to continue her impact within academia as a future faculty member while engaging with students through student affairs initiatives. During her spare time, Beatriz likes to spend time with her partner and dog and traveling to different places.

Facilitator:  Dr. Tiffany Baffour, Associate Dean, Graduate Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, The Graduate School


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  • Careers & Research