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Senior Profiles: Tanner Wilfong
Senior Profiles

Senior Profiles: Tanner Wilfong

Tanner Wilfong has made waves on the swimming and diving team, even representing Team USA in Malaysia in 2014 – but his interests extend far beyond the pool. The Pennsylvania-born senior has a passion for the auto industry and a dream of becoming a DJ, and he was also UM’s first openly gay athlete. With a…

Senior Profiles: O’Shane Elliott
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Senior Profiles: O’Shane Elliott

O’Shane Elliott has made a name for himself both on campus and on national television. At UM, the political science major has held various leadership roles including vice-chair for the Committee on Student Affairs, co-chair of the Black Awareness Month Committee and chair of the 2014 Homecoming Executive Committee. Elliott also appeared on the Food Network…

Senior Profiles: Natalie Hamilton
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Senior Profiles: Natalie Hamilton

Natalie Hamilton is a neuroscience major from Hollywood, Florida, who has excelled in scientific research. With resources from UM programs funded by both the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) and the National Institutes of Health, Hamilton has been researching for two years with Dr. Philip McCabe’s lab at UM. Hamilton received the Lois Pope Neuroscience…

Senior Profiles: Shifa Akhtar
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Senior Profiles: Shifa Akhtar

Shifa Akhtar is a neuroscience major hailing from Tallahassee, Florida, who has made her mark on campus with her passion and dedication to women’s issues and her leadership in UM’s nationally-ranked Model United Nations team. She was this year’s recipient of the university’s Louise P. Mills Award, which recognizes a student each year who has…

Senior Profiles: Sophie Doughty
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Senior Profiles: Sophie Doughty

Sophie Doughty will walk across the stage and receive her bachelor’s degree from the School of Architecture’s five-year program. Born and raised in Marblehead, Massachusetts, Doughty was recruited by the University of Miami for rowing. Through her first four years at UM, she was the coxswain for the women’s rowing team where her responsibilities included…

Senior Profiles: Keelin Bielski
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Senior Profiles: Keelin Bielski

Keelin Bielski is graduating with a major in neuroscience and minors in sociology, chemistry and geography during her time at UM. She became a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority as a freshman and led it through suspension and reinstatement in 2015. She is the vice president of No Zebras: ‘Canes Against Sexual Assault and also has…

Senior Profiles: Sean Ormond
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Senior Profiles: Sean Ormond

Sean Ormond, a B.F.A. musical theatre major, has won Best Actor at the Miami Film Festival as well as several other festivals he has attended across the country. He has held lead roles in musicals at the Jerry Herman Ring Theatre, and will be starring in a show at the Adrienne Arsht Center this summer as well as attending…

Senior Profiles: Kirstie Tandberg
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Senior Profiles: Kirstie Tandberg

When not in the classroom, you can likely find Kirstie Tandberg out on the water. A marine science and microbiology and immunology double major, Tandberg is graduating a year early to sail across the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea as a crew member for Atraxia, a 50-feet long live-aboard boat. During her three years…

Senior Profiles: Mikayla Farr
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Senior Profiles: Mikayla Farr

Among her work with Social Justice Week, Women’s Leadership Symposium and IMPACT Leadership Retreat, Mikayla Farr has become a well-known face around campus. Besides working for the Butler Center for Service and Leadership, Farr has also worked on public health research projects as an undergraduate and will begin her Master of Public Health at Emory…

Senior Profiles: Megan Lee
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Senior Profiles: Megan Lee

Megan Lee is graduating from the School of Business Administration with a double major in accounting and computer information systems (CIS). Hailing from Boca Raton, Lee is senior vice president of Delta Sigma Pi (DSP) business fraternity, a T.A. and I.T. desk technician in the business school, and a member of the Hyperion Council for…

Senior Profiles: Vignesh Kumaresan
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Senior Profiles: Vignesh Kumaresan

Economics and psychology major Vignesh Kumaresan has led the Hurricane Bhangra dance team as captain for the past two years. In addition to his artistic activities, Kumaresan is part of the BRAIN Group, a neuroscience lab researching anxiety, and interns with the Clinical Applications team at the Miller School of Medicine. He was also chosen…

Senior Profiles: Jacob Henning
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Senior Profiles: Jacob Henning

Jacob Henning is an international finance and marketing major hailing from Virginia Beach, Virginia. When not in class, Henning has spent thousands of hours during his college career practicing juggling and other circus arts with performance troupe Enlightened Flow Entertainment and the Coconut Grove Juggling Exchange. Outside of juggling, Henning revived the St. Jude’s Up ‘Til Dawn…

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