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October 21, 2019
First-Gen in STEM
The daily hustle and bustle of working in the lab and classroom is often enough to render anyone exhausted by the end of the day. For first-generation students, this lifestyle may just be the tip of the iceberg. Many first-gen students come from families whose daily financial struggles are all too real. On top of this, first-gen students do not have the built-in network to navigate new paths of adulthood …
May 8, 2019
Stop Talking and Listen
Career arc: A citizen of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, located on Cape Cod, MA, Thornbrugh’s life and work center around serving American Indian Tribal Nations. Although he grew up outside of the Tribal community, his parents instilled in him a strong connection to its culture and values from an early age. While pursuing his doctorate in geography at the University of Arizona, Thornbrugh commuted an hour and 20 minutes roundtrip …