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Meet Our Drexel Dragons

In the College of Arts and Sciences, you'll find a community of inspired students and renowned faculty who are impacting the world now. But don't just take our word for it. Read on to meet some of our students and to learn about the exciting community you'll join at Drexel!

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President Joe Biden with Lakshmi Parvathinathan

Biological Sciences Major Lakshmi Parvathinathan Dreams of a More Inclusive Future

Lakshmi Parvathinathan has dedicated herself to fight for Documented Dreamers—students who have grown up in the United States as child dependents of long-term visa holders but who will age out of their dependent status and face deportation on their 21st birthdays.

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A copy of the book A Legacy to Share held up on Drexel's campus

Student Interns in Drexel Publishing Group Produce Book Honoring Black Alumni Experience

During Homecoming Weekend, the Drexel Black Alumni Council (DUBAC) launched a special collection of essays. Titled A Legacy to Share, the new book honors over 50 years of history since the first wave of Black students arrived on Drexel's campus in the late 1960s. Student interns in the Drexel Publishing Group were responsible for copy editing, proofreading and applying styles for formatting the book.

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Headshot of Carlie Relyea

Biological Sciences Major Carlie Relyea Contributes to Vaccine Trials Through Co-op

During her co-op, Carlie Relyea assisted with the Pfizer pediatric and adolescent vaccination trial at the Pediatric Clinical Research Center in Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. The experience helped clarify her dream of being a pediatric doctor.

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Jamie Clifford

A Passion for Research: Meet History and Art History Major Jamie Clifford

From the small class sizes and personal attention from professors to the research opportunities, co-op and flexibility in course selection, studying history at Drexel has been a great experience for Jamie Clifford. Learn how these experiences have prepared Clifford for a future in graduate school and museum curation.

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Chris Bolden-Newsome and Lessons of Da Land participants gather in the picnic area and read passages from The Cooking Gene by Michael Twitty

Resilience & Joy: Lessons of Da Land

Led by environmental science major Alexis Wiley, a twelve-week cocurricular program introduced Drexel students and community members to food sovereignty and land justice issues in Black Philadelphia. The course worked with community partners and explored a wide variety of sources to deliver Lessons of Da Land.

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Nick Sookhoo

Biological Sciences Major Nick Sookhoo is on the Path to Medical School

From his research experience to co-op, biological sciences student Nick Sookhoo is gaining the skills he will need to be successful in medical school and achieve his longtime dream of becoming a doctor.

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Eight students stand with the Maryanoffs and Chemistry Department Head Joe Foley

Students Receive Chemistry Research Experience Through Maryanoff Scholars Program

Thanks to the generous support of two Drexel alumni, Bruce and Cynthia Maryanoff, selected College of Arts and Sciences students are able to participate in a chemistry research program during the first summer after their freshman year. Recent Maryanoff Scholars share their research projects and their experience in the program.

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Serena Hermitt

Global Studies Major Serena Hermitt Discovers Passion for Community Work

After arriving at Drexel for her first year undecided on a major, Serena Hermitt found the perfect major that fit all of her interests due to its interdisciplinary nature: Global Studies. Now, with a transformative course abroad experience and two co-ops under her belt, Hermitt has discovered her passion for working in the community.

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Calvin Keeys in nature

BEES Major Calvin Keeys Awarded Scholarship for Black and Latinx Birders

First-year environmental science student Calvin Keeys was recently named a recipient of the Black and Latinx Birders Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded by Amplify the Future, an organization whose mission is to amplify opportunities for equity in conservation.

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Madison Betts

Writing Her Own Journey: Meet English Major Madison Betts

Drexel’s 10-week term format allowed Madison Betts to discover her true passion of writing. On the five-year, three co-op plan, Betts is gaining experience in publishing while looking forward to graduate school and one day publishing her own book.

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Avery Maudlin

From Co-op to Law School, Avery Maudlin Credits Philosophy Major for Defining his Path

Avery completed three co-ops and is currently a fellow at the Kline & Specter law firm, where he is currently working on a mass tort class action case, serving as a liaison between incoming clients and attorneys. He views the skills learned in his philosophy classes—the ability to intake information and make your own knowledge—as extremely important in the legal field.

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Omesh Dhar Dwivedi

Research Co-op Leads to Innovative Breakthrough for Math and Physics Major Omesh Dhar Dwivedi

Drexel undergraduate Omesh Dhar Dwivedi was part of a team of researchers at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory who have proposed a step-by-step chemical pathway to creating boron nitride nanotubes. The math and physics major from Lucknow, India, discusses the work he did during his co-op.

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August Modiga

Philosophy, Politics & Economics Major August Modiga Finds Co-op Success

As a global alliances intern at SAP, August Modiga was part of a team that presented SAP’s business solutions and products to potential customers. The philosophy, politics and economics major shares her experience and the skills she developed that she will carry with her throughout her career.

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Side-by-side  photos of student Emma Whitehouse and Associate Professor Hyunmin Lee

Communication Major Emma Whitehouse Contributes Research to Prestigious Conference

With mentor Hyunmin Lee, PhD, associate professor of communication, communication major Emma Whitehouse recently had a paper accepted for the Association of Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC)’s 104th annual conference, which took place last month. The paper investigates the growing popularity of corporate social advocacy (CSA) and how companies communicate their CSAs.

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Headshot of Tetyana Yevdosyuk

Students Share Co-op Experiences in the College of Arts and Sciences

During the spring/summer co-op, the College of Arts and Sciences invested $425,000 to offer 51 positions for students to pursue. Two students, Victoria Wible and Tetyana Yevdosyuk, share their experiences.

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