Topic: Students

Dr. Stacey Cochran

Meet Your Professor: Dr. Stacey Cochran

How innovative writing practices improve our brain's ability to adapt, so we can overcome obstacles and achieve our goals.

Dr. Molly Gebrian

Meet Your Professor: Dr. Molly Gebrian

A violist with a background in neuroscience, Dr. Gebrian uses music and memory research to improve practice and performance.

Jenny smiling

A STEM-inist on a Mission

There’s nothing that can stop Jenny Herrera, a first-generation college student who has ambition down to a science.

Alex Alvarez, wearing a microphone

This Future Doctor is Teaching Old Medical Tech New Tricks

Alex Alvarez is a dual-degree doctoral candidate whose passions for medicine and engineering are bringing life-saving technology to underserved communities.

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My Wildcat Moment

How will you know you belong at the University of Arizona? Take these students’ word for it: you’ll just know.

Harrison standing in front of Old Main

Three Tips For First-Year Success, From a Graduating Student

Are you thinking about becoming a Wildcat? Meet Harrison, an Arizona senior and first-gen college student who’s ready to tell you all about his time in Tucson. What’s he discovered? What would he do differently? And what can you learn from his experiences at the University of Arizona?

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DITL of a Wildcat: Greek Edition

Meet Molly Krantz, president of the Panhellenic Executive Board, as she shares a day in her life as a Greek student.

Rhiannon, hands on hips.

One Wildcat’s Dream to Bring Healthcare to Medical Deserts

Rhiannon Olivarez-Kidwell is a Wildcat from California who plans to use medicine to give back to the community where she grew up.

Valeria flexing her muscles.

The Sound of the Future

Valeria Tapia, a first-gen Wildcat and Arizona native, plans for a future in the science of sound, fueled by her family roots.

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A Family Tradition: Lian’s Wildcat Moment

Lian isn’t the first in her family to wear red and blue. Learn about the moment she decided to continue the legacy as a Wildcat.

Student Stories: Upperclassmen Advice from Tiyee

Student Advice From a Film & Television Major

Meet new friends, grow your network, and gain career experience – Tiyee is ready to show you how it’s done.

Danna in front of Old Main

Danna’s Tips for Success: Real Wildcats, Real Advice

Looking for advice for a successful transition to Arizona? These Wildcats were once in your shoes. Now that they’re about to graduate, they have some words of wisdom to share.

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Making Friends – Virtually – at the University of Arizona

As a new student at the University of Arizona, Brach took a creative approach to meeting his classmates.

Student Andrea Cruz Dorame, smiling

Student Story: Attending the University of Arizona in Douglas, Arizona

This Psychology major transferred from community college to the University of Arizona at Douglas, determined to go far while staying close to home.

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An Indigenous First-Gen Student Finds His Calling

Justin Billy is an explorer. Trying new things led him to the University of Arizona’s science lab, where he takes on global challenges at a molecular level.

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Continuing to Serve: A Marine Veteran Prepares for Nursing School

Kathy Nunez, a veteran and first-generation American, draws on the skills she acquired in the service to succeed in the classroom.

Alison: My Wildcat Moment

Freedom to Find the Perfect Fit

Allison was loving life as an Arizona Wildcat, but something didn’t feel quite right. Once she figured out what it was, there was no holding her back.

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Nadira Sage Mitchell: Native American, Conservationist, Wildcat

Nadira is reaching out and speaking out on behalf of the people and wildlife that call the tribal lands of the Southwest home.

Cameron smiling.

From Community College to an Elite Cyber Program

For Cameron Williams, the highly-ranked Cyber Operations program at Arizona's Sierra Vista campus checks all the right boxes.

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Take Advantage of AZ’s Perfect Weather

Temps hover in the 70s here when snow is falling from Montana to Maine. Once Wildcats catch spring fever, it never really goes away. Let’s get outside!

Evan smiles, looking to the right

Why You Shouldn’t Be Nervous to Attend Arizona

If you’re feeling anxious about starting college, there’s one thing Evan wants you to know: you aren’t alone.

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Four Tips to Make a Successful Leap to College

Four Wildcats share their successes and struggles to help guide you on your path.

ZonaZoo students having fun at a game

10 Rules for ZonaZoo

One of the most spirited student sections in the country is even better when you know how to join in on the fun.

Jason Dayee on campus

Meet First-Gen Wildcat Jason Dayee

The science major and future Neuro-Oncologist has advice for other first-generation students about fitting in, paying for college, and making the most of living on campus.

3 Student atheletes share a moment

What Black History Month Means to Me

Three student-athletes talk about family, school, sports, and what the month of February means to them.

Kara at the beach, standing near the water.

A California Student’s Guide to Funding Your Education

Did you know 45% of Wildcats come to Arizona from another state? Meet Kara, a public health major from San Diego who talks scholarships, budgeting and more.

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Which Arizona State School is Best For Me?

There are three incredible state universities in Arizona – how do you know which is the best fit for you? Let us help!