meet the graduates

MEET THE GRADUATES

Thelina Smith is about to graduate from the U this May with a degree in biomedical engineering and a minor in leadership studies. Her first initiative is creating a new organization to help young people build self-confidence and refine leadership skills.


MEET THE GRADUATES

Civil war drove 6-month-old Naima Mohamed and her family from Somalia to a refugee camp in Kenya and after 15 years in the camp — Mohamed and her family were finally able to resettle in the United States. Everything in Utah, including the spoken language, was unfamiliar. She’s now in her final semester before graduating from the Master of Social Work program.


MEET THE GRADUATES

Jason Chen, who’s double majoring in biology and Spanish with a minor in international studies, refused to settle by picking just one or a few of his many academic interests—he pursued them all. Chen took advantage of the many opportunities the U offered and will graduate this May with multiple study abroad trips, research projects and a wide breadth of volunteer experience under his belt.