Humans of the U

Humans of the U: Diana Martinez

March 27, 2019

“When I was first applying to college, my family experienced financial difficulties that resulted in us having to share a trailer home with two other families.Since the trailer was so small, I slept on the couch in the living room. I was fearful of going home, and slept with constant wariness because one of the people in the home was selling drugs.”



Humans of the U: Kiffer Creveling

March 18, 2019

“While engineering is my first love, I can be found skiing, rock climbing, camping and hiking on the weekends. Playing on the University’s Club Water Polo Team and photography are additional outlets for enjoyment.”



Humans of the U: Naima Dahir

March 9, 2019

“When I first started college and learned about environmental racism, such as the water crisis in Flint, MI., I was taken aback at how these environmental injustices are happening in communities of color that don’t have the resources to fight back against things that are affecting them. It became personal to me as a person of color, who comes from a community that has a large refugee community with a low socioeconomic status.”



Humans of the U: Debolina Banerjee

March 1, 2019

“Having lived in India, Hong Kong and now Utah, public transportation has always been a huge part of my life. I’ve seen the difference infrastructure makes from country to country and the impacts it has on people’s travel behaviors. Coming from a highly dense megalopolis where the sheer number of people heightens traffic congestion so […]



Humans of the U: Lisa McMurtrey

February 22, 2019

“I think the type of work that I do requires self-care, but in general, I like to build in a balance of work and relaxation into my daily life. Using public transportation helps me achieve that balance.”