Voices of ACES

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. 

November 1, 2019
By Johnathan Ip
For my junior year summer, I had the opportunity to intern at the Union Square Hospitality Group, a company that I have admired for its vision of hospitality. I was hired as a restaurant operations intern at the Union Square Cafe, the company’s flagship restaurant.

October 22, 2019
By Rodrigo Trevisan
In most of my professional career, I have been focused on improving crop production by understanding the impacts of spatial and temporal variability at the field level. Taking these variations into consideration, instead of using just the averages, is the basis of precision agriculture.

October 10, 2019
By Kaity Spangler
Hello! My name is Kaity Spangler and I am a 2018 Agricultural Leadership and Science Education graduate.

October 8, 2019
By Gretchen Macklin
As a kid growing up in Illinois, I was heavily involved in 4-H for 11 years, taking projects like swine, horticulture, photography, and cooking. I think my favorite part of 4-H was not showing projects at the fair, or monthly club meetings, or the skills it taught me, or even working with livestock, although I really enjoyed all those things. My favorite part of 4-H was the community.

October 3, 2019
By Steven Buchholz
I remembered touring the FSHN pilot plant my freshman year during a class and thought it was the coolest place ever. I applied for an internship during my freshman year and soon became employed.

October 1, 2019
By Ashley Isaacson
My time as an undergraduate student in the Crop Sciences has helped guide me to seek opportunities in which I never considered before. I come from a suburban background with absolutely zero knowledge about agriculture and now I am about to pursue a Master’s degree in Agronomy and study weed science.

September 29, 2019
By Ryan Walton
I transferred into the University of Illinois from community college and I’m a proud first-generation graduate. My HDFS degree has greatly prepared me for a career in Pediatric related medicine and research.