Student profiles

Nicholas Martinez

Nicholas Martinez: Returning to college to help others like him

A speech language pathologist changed Nicholas Martinez’s life. Now he’s going to do the same for others. When Martinez was a child growing up in Pleasant Point, Maine, a speech language pathologist worked with him to manage his stuttering disorder. The experience inspired him to pursue a master’s degree in communication sciences and disorders at […]

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Santiago Tijerina

Santiago Tijerina: Killam recipient to study international economics in Canada 

University of Maine undergraduate student Santiago Tijerina of Bangor, Maine is the recipient of a Killam Fellowship to study international economics in Canada this fall.  The Killam Fellowships Program provides undergraduate students in Canada and the U.S. opportunities to spend a semester or full academic year in the other country as exchange students. Recipients like […]

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Tiffany Tanner

Tiffany Tanner: Boren Fellowship recipient to study Russian in Belarus

University of Maine graduate student Tiffany Tanner of Brunswick, Maine will study Russian in Belarus after earning a Boren Fellowship.  The Institute of International Education (IIE), on behalf of the National Security Education Program (NSEP), grants Boren Fellowships to graduate students pursuing public service careers so they can study a language abroad. Each fellowship provides […]

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Carly Dickson

Carly Dickson: Fulbright recipient to study zoonotic diseases in Germany

University of Maine graduate student Carly Dickson of Washington, D.C., will study zoonotic diseases in Germany after receiving a study/research award from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.   This signature program from the U.S. Department of State funds opportunities for U.S students to conduct research, earn a degree or teach English as a second language in […]

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Michelle Moschkau sits on the edge of a lake with a dog

Michelle Moschkau: Empowered by research 

University of Maine Hutchinson Center student Michelle Moschkau understands the importance of being comfortable in your own skin. While working toward a master’s degree in social work, Moschkau studied body-based modalities for healing trauma. That led her to develop a new habit — exploring clinical and academic research.  She notes that this is one habit […]

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Lila Harakles

Lila Harakles: Aspiring public servant trains in Maine, Washington, D.C.

From studying in North Stevens Hall to interning on Capitol Hill, Lila Harakles’ academic journey taught her what it means to be a public servant.   The University of Maine junior from Kennebunk translated her classroom instruction to the field in January 2020 when she began her UMaine Congressional Internship with U.S. Sen. Susan Collins. For […]

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Abdelrhman Attia

Abdelrhman Attia: Compassion, support draws student from Egypt to UMaine

An initial email from the University of Maine’s Office of International Programs helped seal the deal for Abdelrhman Attia to study at the University of Maine. When he was applying to various higher education institutions in the U.K., Germany, Canada and the U.S., Attia, a mechanical engineering student from Cairo, Egypt, says OIP’s email struck […]

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Khoa Kieu

Khoa Kieu: Outstanding Graduating International Student

Khoa Kieu of Da Nang City, Vietnam is an Outstanding Graduating International Student in the College of Engineering. The chemical engineering major received multiple scholarships during his years at UMaine, including the Roger B. Hill Engineering Scholarship. He participated in a chemical engineering co-op at Verso Paper in Jay in 2019. On campus, he has […]

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