Humans of the U

Humans of the U: Dani Nives

A Master of Social Work student leads a program that has successfully housed over 30 individuals experiencing homelessness.


Humans of the U: Matthew and Barbara Jones Brown

“We have stayed connected to the university because three of our oldest sons have attended the U.”


Humans of the U: Hyun Woo Jo

“Getting my degree from a Western education system like the University of Utah at the U Asia Campus has allowed me to become a global citizen while allowing me to continue my studies close to home.”


Photo of Demetrius Kourtides, a man in his 80s, leaning against a wall with partially shown 1912 carved into the outside of the building. He's wearing a black suit jacket with a blue tartan tie.

Humans of the U: Demetrius Kourtides

“To be honest with you, I just don’t like to be retired…I don’t like golf, I don’t go hunting…I wanted to do something different.”


Humans of the U: Jessica Garcia

“My time here at the U has been truly an amazing experience and I’ll use the skills that I have learned here in my next journey.”


Humans of the U: Vanessa Shannon

“If you have the desire to go back to school for any reason—professional, personal or otherwise—do not let age stop you.”


Humans of the U: Kamaal Ahmad

“Every single professor contributed to making me a better person, and helped me to excel in the educational field. They always gave me their most valuable possession, which is their time.”


headshot of Sarah Elizabeth Garza-Levitt looking out a window

Humans of the U: Sarah Elizabeth Garza-Levitt

“I don’t want anyone else to struggle in silence in the ways that I did.”


Humans of the U: Stephanie Morgan

“The Educational Leadership and Policy graduate program has helped me to be a better leader. I have learned to unite others with a shared vision and how to shape and support a team culture.”


Humans of the U: Sharon Talboys

“Now that the vaccine is becoming more accessible, my team is also promoting and educating people about the vaccine.”