Student profile

Gabrielle ‘Gabby’ Hillyer: drifting with the tides

University of Maine graduate student Gabrielle “Gabby” Hillyer is leading research on Medomak River in Waldoboro, Maine that aims to better understand the dynamics of the estuary’s ability to flush out harmful bacteria. After storms with more than an inch of rain, the bacteria can cause the closure of clam flats for a mandatory nine-day […]

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Emily Corbett

Emily Corbett: following athletic, artistic aspirations

Emily Corbett of Listowel, Ontario, Canada says she was presented with the perfect situation when she was offered a scholarship to play field hockey at the University of Maine. “During my initial visit to the campus, not only was I impressed with the athletic facilities, but was exhilarated to see the art facilities. Here was […]

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Austin Steward

Austin Steward: Bioengineering major aiming for pediatric career in Maine

Austin Steward, a third-year bioengineering major at the University of Maine, was part of a select group who gained early access to the Tufts University School of Medicine through the Maine Track Early Assurance program. Born of a partnership between Tufts and Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine Track Early Assurance reserves a limited number […]

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Drew Brooks

Drew Brooks: Microbiology, music double major on track for medical school

Drew Brooks, a microbiology and music double major from Lyman, Maine, came to the University of Maine with a goal of becoming a medical doctor. As a sophomore, Brooks already has been accepted to Tufts University School of Medicine through the Maine Track Early Assurance program. Born of a partnership between Tufts and Maine Medical […]

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Finn McMahon-Allwine

Finn McMahon-Allwine: Pursuing broadcast journalism at CBS News internship

Finn McMahon-Allwine grew up in Blue Hill, Maine and knew he wanted to stay close to home for college. “My college counselor recommended UMaine because of its wide range of options,” says McMahon-Allwine, who then fell in love with the campus during a spring tour his senior year of high school. Three years later, McMahon-Allwine […]

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Jessima Ranney: Exploring spectacular coral wildernesses with SEA Semester

University of Maine senior Jessima Ranney is sailing with SEA Semester on a scientific research voyage to the remote Phoenix Islands in the Pacific Ocean. Ranney is one of 24 undergraduates from U.S. colleges and universities conducting research to contribute to a growing data set of this largely understudied region. Little is known about the […]

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Emma Jandreau

Emma Jandreau: Expanding knowledge through new dance family

Before Emma Jandreau of Caribou, Maine decided what she wanted to do professionally, she knew she wanted to pursue a career that would help people. That goal, along with her lifelong passion for dance, led her to the University of Maine where she is pursuing a degree in communication sciences and disorders with minors in […]

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Elizabeth Trenckmann

Elizabeth Trenckmann: Seeking to inspire high schoolers

Elizabeth “Betsy” Trenckmann wants to inspire science students similar to how Rita Kasper motivated her at La Veta Junior-Senior High School in Colorado. Trenckmann soon will have that chance. In August, the highly decorated 2017 University of Maine Master of Science in Teaching (MST) graduate will begin her career at Hermon High School instructing students […]

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