Voices of ACES

December 11, 2019
By Elaine Girardi
I will forever remember my experience in Sydney, Australia, as a fundamental moment of growth. I learned an extensive amount about the world around me, culture, travel, and most importantly, myself.

December 10, 2019
By Jocelyn Li
As a graduating senior from the financial planning program at the college of ACES, I have had a lot of career opportunities offered by the program over the years. Around this time of December, before the semester ends, we always have a Financial Planning Day.

December 9, 2019
By Kayla Vittore
Ultimately, participating in a research lab isn’t just about investigating the fascinating disciplines related to plant sciences. It’s also about investigating yourself, and where you would like to find yourself within the greater scientific community.

December 9, 2019
By Maddie Wilson
A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to attend the National Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow (NACT) Professional Development Conference in Kansas City, Missouri.

December 4, 2019
By Shoeb Ahmed
Going to Zimbabwe was one of the most impactful experiences I have had in my college career. The trip brought nearly complete cultural immersion while also maintaining a specific service objective.

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.