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Student Spotlight: Naomi Wilson

Naomi is a second year graduate student in the Educational Studies-Foundations and Policy program. She came to U-M to work with Camille Wilson and is interested in black youth activism, revolutionary thought, and critical consciousness within secondary schools. She shares, “There is this need to be an activist in secondary schools for youth of color, but it is a place that can be a site of trauma and also of liberation and hope for black students. The lack of school administration response to issues around them can be jarring for students, specifically for the ones that are targeted.

Upcoming RSG Election: But What is RSG?

Want to learn more about how to further enhance your graduate experience? Do you want to take a leadership role on campus, impact graduate student funding, and collaborate with administrators and policymakers? Looking for a way to engage in conversations and actions around the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) plan? Or are you interested in being a part of the graduate community in other meaningful ways? Rackham Student Government (RSG) is the way to go! RSG currently has multiple representative positions open from across the four divisions. All nominations must be submitted via the RSG F16 Election Candidate Form by November 19th.

Student Spotlight: Jordan Rimsa

Jordan is not your typical nursing student. Supporting himself and his new bride as a self-taught software developer, he could easily continue and build his established business. He smiles as he says, “In case you can’t tell, I’m a people person. I don’t want to be isolated behind a desk, working on a computer. I have these social skills, a passion for healthcare and I’m interested in helping people – this led me to nursing.”

Coming to U-M straight from his nursing undergraduate degree at Wayne State University, Jordan is in his second year of a three year Master’s program at the School of Nursing in the Family Nurse Practitioner program with a concentration in occupational health.