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Student Profiles

Cara Brand

Cara Brand

Cara Brand is a PhD candidate in ecology and evolutionary biology. She chose Rochester for graduate studies because the biology department is a leader in evolutionary genetics. “The department is small, but has many well-known faculty members. As a result, you have multiple mentors to help guide you through your dissertation work.”

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Adora DSouza

Adora M. DSouza

For Adora DSouza, the Master of Science in electrical engineering program offered a range of research opportunities, especially for working on biomedical image processing. “I’ve been fortunate to work with two great professors in this field,” she says. Originally from the United Arab Emirates, she plans to make the most of her time in Rochester.

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Leva McIntire

Leva McIntire

An outstanding program coupled with extensive resources brought Leva McIntire, a PhD student in optics, to Rochester. She’s conducting research at the Laboratory for Laser Enegetics, and has found lots of support from the faculty and staff at The Institute of Optics. She also enjoys the cultural and intellectual diversity on campus and in the city.

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Eric Loy

Eric Loy

For Eric Loy, a PhD student in English, Rochester is a great place for graduate study. Why? Because it combines the feel of a small college with the resources of a top-tier university. His experiences with the English department and the Digital Humanities Center highlight the University’s reputation as a first-rate institution for research.

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