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Erica Schwalm

According to a 2013 report given by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2 million people are infected with antibiotic-resistant bacteria each year. Worse still, 23,000 of those 2 million people die as a direct result of their infections. “Antibiotic resistance is a growing problem, and people are not necessarily aware,” said Penn State […]

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Emma Fick

Emma Fick spends half of each year traveling the world. She’s visited roughly three dozen countries, and she pays for it all on an artist’s income—granted, she’s no starving artist. At only 27 years old she’s published two internationally beloved illustrated guides to travel and culture, the second of which has sold 3,000 copies and […]

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Emily Seelenfreud

Emily Seelenfreund is an unstoppable force. A three-time women’s wheelchair basketball national champion, Teach for America alumna, Harvard Law graduate, and Wolinsky Fellow Attorney at the Disability Rights Advocates, she’s accomplished more at 27 than most accomplish in a lifetime. Seelenfreund’s passion for helping others is just one reason she chose to work at Disability […]

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Danni Heverin

The Rockettes are known for their glamour, precision, and determination to be the best. Company member and UA alumna Danni Heverin exemplifies each of these, one eye-high kick at a time. To become one of the Rockettes, Heverin danced for her life against 400 of the best dancers in the world. After several audition cycles, […]

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Chelsea Lenzner

What began as Chelsea Lenzner’s passion project to bring together anime and gaming fanatics for a night of meeting, dancing, and fun in the Ferguson Center is now the largest annual anime convention in the state. Each year, the three-day Kami-Con—replete with anime screenings, cosplay contests, tabletop games, dodgeball tournaments, and even a rave—boasts roughly […]

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Cameron Shevlin

As a young alumna spearheading her career, Cameron Shevlin is already the director of Impact Alabama, a division of Impact America, which is supported by the Center for Ethics and Social Responsibility. Impact America is a non-profit group that serves communities in the Southeast by helping families file their tax returns for free, conducting vision […]

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Caleb Hill

Dr. Caleb Hill is advancing the way the world thinks about sustainable technology using an unexpected source—coal. After receiving his doctorate in physical chemistry from UA in 2014, Hill spent two years at the University of Texas at Austin as a postdoctoral researcher and then became an assistant professor of analytical chemistry at the University […]

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Briana Kinsey

Pageantry started as a confidence booster for middle-school-aged Briana Kinsey. Now, at 24, she is the reigning Miss District of Columbia, she finished third-runner-up at Miss America, and she has earned upwards of $60,000 in scholarships in the process. “Competing for Miss America was one of those dreams I had kind of moved on from,” […]

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Alan Blinder

For the last five years, if there has been a disaster, scandal, trial, election, ruling, or rally in the South, Alan Blinder has covered it. As a reporter for The New York Times, Blinder wrote about the Florida shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in February; he’s covered the Roy Moore scandal and the […]

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Austin Kitchen

Austin Kitchen lives a balancing act. As director of leadership and engagement for the ChamberRVA in Richmond, Virginia, she works to bring talent to the Richmond area. She also runs a food and fitness blog that has amassed more than 20,000 Instagram followers. Kitchen’s journey to a healthier lifestyle began in 2015, after a bout […]

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