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Kirsten Caron stands in graduation cap and robe with black banner background which reads, "change"

Unprecedented: Commencement student address

Kirsten Caron delivers the 2021 General Commencement student address.


Kirsten Caron stands in graduation cap and robe with black banner background which reads, "change"

Student speaker: Kirsten Caron

Get to know the student speaker—a psychology major who wants to help transgender teens and their families.


Miranda Steward, student speaker, delivering speech in cap and gown

Let’s talk about hermit crabs

Miranda Stewart, 2020 commencement student speaker, addresses her graduating class.


FROM REFUGEE TO MEDICAL SCHOOL

Hodan Abdi, a Somali refugee who fled to Ethiopia with her family, spoke to students at commencement about her experience at the U and dream of becoming a doctor.