Voices of ACES

December 2, 2019
By Katherine Hinojosa
I enjoyed being a part of this study because I learned a great deal about what components are needed to perform a research study and how it is managed through coordinators and staff members.

December 2, 2019
By Geraldine Dagher
Working in Dr. Shardé Smith’s lab with C-HeARTS (Community Healing and Resistance Through Storytelling) has expanded the idea of home and given me a bigger village in the Champaign-Urbana community, which I have grown to love, that supports me on my academic journey.

November 25, 2019
By Patrick Slojkowski
Although some find the idea of starting research as a freshman unnecessary, I have no regrets working on something I find truly interesting, all the while gaining knowledge and skills to build my future as a food scientist.

November 20, 2019
By Jenna Mattes
I had the amazing opportunity to spend four and a half months in the Netherlands this past spring semester. I studied at Wageningen University, a school dedicated to educating its students about environmental health and sustainability.

November 19, 2019
By Maddie Yoo
When I joined HDFS, I wanted to explore all that the major had to offer, especially in terms of working with faculty. I read up on our professors, their research, and the opportunities they presented to undergraduates. After reaching out to some of these professors, I was lucky enough to join the Healthy Experiences Across Relationship Transitions (HEART) Lab with Dr. Brian Ogolsky.

November 18, 2019
By Riley Maloney
I have wanted to travel to Africa since I was 14 years old, and this past winter break I was able to finally fulfill that dream. I traveled to Sierra Leone, where I, and nine other students, did work with the World Fish Foundation, educating farmers about how to grow their fisheries and supply better fish to customers and their families.

November 13, 2019
By Haley Bickelhaupt
With the fall semester of school at the University of Illinois now in full swing, college students from all majors and cities, with many different talents can be seen walking, talking, and exploring campus. Despite the many activities going on throughout the heart of the university, many students are unaware of the rich, exciting history that has affected their daily lives.

November 6, 2019
By Molly Stamm
Following the close of my freshman year, I was questioning my purpose at this university. I had little direction with respect to my studies, and was having trouble pinpointing my passion. After significant thought and intense debate, I made the decision not to return to the university for the upcoming fall semester.

November 1, 2019
By Marla Todd
You might be asking yourself if and how your philanthropic contribution can create an impact. Often, it’s the collective of annual contributions that provides critical support for a mission. This is certainly the case with the more than 1,300 gifts made each year to the College of ACES Annual Fund.

November 1, 2019
By Erick Klein
In my preparation for becoming an occupational therapist, I have involved myself with many different experiences.