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Dr. Emily Patten: From Classroom to Commissioner

Dr. Emily Patten recently received a prestigious position of influence within the field of dietetics. It all started sitting in a BYU classroom years ago. 
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Pushing the Boundaries of Science and Self: Brandon Lopez

Brandon Lopez's master's research on the HIV virus is part of a global battle to combat HIV and AIDS. Yet enthusiastically mentoring undergraduates and advocating for his fellow students has been just as important to his BYU experience.
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How Food Waste Inspired PrithiviRaj Jegannathan

While completing an internship after his undergraduate studies, PrithiviRaj Jegannathan, MS ’24 (NDFS), was shocked to learn 1/3 of global food production goes to waste. He knew he wanted to research this issue to find solutions and that a graduate degree would help him accomplish this goal. While researching potential programs, he discovered several professors studied food storage at BYU and immediately applied to the Food Science master’s program.

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Assisting Marine Conservation Efforts in Tropical Pacific Islands: Tavailau Segi

April 11, 2024
Tavailau Segi wanted to return home to Samoa to do sediment runoff research, but the pandemic changed his plans for the better.
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Annie Smedley: Dissection, Dancing, and Deity

April 10, 2024
Annie Smedley, MS ’24 (EXSC), is closing out her master's degree with a jeté. Her hard-won skill to ask better questions helped her note a pattern in a literature review, which evolved into an interdisciplinary project studying ballet dancers and their injuries.
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Oluwadamilola Obalana: Taking Public Health Out of The Classroom

April 10, 2024
Oluwandamilola Obalana, MS ’24 (PH), was on track to be a medical professional—until she realized she wanted to prevent people from getting sick instead of treating them. Now she researches maternal and child health and leads on the Utah Society for Public Health Education board.
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