• Semaj Moore

    Semaj Moore

    Class of 2017
    Minneapolis, MN
    English, Medieval & Renaissance

    Semaj's Bio:
    I have a massive love of writing. I also have a massive love of experience, and amazing times with other people. Being heavily active on campus, I am able to be involved with different groups and their experience. I am excited to document my best times, and invite you to that experience.

  • Bryan Chavez

    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

    Laura Salazar

    Bogotá, Colombia
    Marketing and Business Management

    Katelyn Gehling

    East Bethel, MN
    Exercise Physiology for Pre-Physical Therapy

    Jason Chavez

    Minneapolis, MN
    Psychology, Organizational Behavior, and Social Work

  • Conrado Eiroa Solans

    Madrid, Spain
    Psychology Major, Biology minor

    Neena Koslowski

    Apple Valley, MN

    Jin Baek

    Aurora, CO
    Biology and Chemistry (Pre-Med)

    Laila Zemar

    Casablanca, Morocco
    Biochemistry, Biology and Pre-med

  • Daniela Moreno Gomez

    San Salvador, El Salvador
    Computer Information Systems and Finance

    Yael Ikoba-Ndjip

    Brussels, Belgium
    Accounting Major; Finance minor

    Malvern Madondo

    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

    Takudzwa Munjanja

    Gweru, Zimbabwe
    Health Information Management, CIS minor

  • Shauney Moen

    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

    Kathryn McCarrick

    Saint Paul, MN
    Elementary Education

    Halle Nystrom

    Graduate Student
    Fargo, ND
    M.S. Health Information Management

    Shivani Singh

    Mumbai, India
    Management & Marketing

  • Brooke Elvehjem

    Mora, MN

My McNair Cohort

So, another organization that I am involved with is the McNair Scholars program. This program was named after NASA astronaut Ronald E. McNair. Each of us was tasked with researching throughout the summer, and presenting our topic in a board presentation. McNair Scholars usually targets individuals in the science field, so an English major like myself had some creative room to research what was most interesting to me.

My research topic was writing a novel. I studies authors like George R.R. Martin and J.K. Rowling, and from their works, I learned how to craft my own novel with my own story. I didn’t finish writing the novel (I am still in the process) but I did finish a great deal of it this past summer. Presenting something that is so near and dear to my heart was a challenge. I was greatly afraid that someone was going to harshly critique my work. It turned out that there was a handful that complimented me.

The takeaway, dive head first into challenging yourself. You just might be surprised at the results.

Me presenting my novel

Me presenting my novel

McNair Scholars

McNair Scholars

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