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Meet Our Students

Pipers tell their stories

Every student has found a way to make their time at 鶹ƵAPK unique. Whether they're discovering a new career path, making connections in a student organization, sharing a research project with the public, or more, every Piper has something to share with their community. Hear directly from them about what makes their 鶹ƵAPK education so exciting.

Gabby Cook

This neuroscience major blends brain and society in her studies of health

Gabby Cook's research gives her confidence and expertise in her field.

Asli Abdi a 鶹ƵAPK Student smilling to the picture

Creativity helped her step out of her comfort zone, into the spotlight

When Asli Abdi '25, studying communication studies, shared her poetry, she found her place on campus.

Kimia Kowsar 鶹ƵAPK Student smiling

Sharing a love of learning with all who need it

Kimia Kowsari '24, studying criminology and criminal justice, discovered her passions early in life, and they've chased them ever since.

鶹ƵAPK student Tjessa Arradondo

Tjessa Arradondo is putting her own spin on a family talent for communications

With interviews, art, and a talent for words, Tjessa Arradondo '24 is taking her communication studies degree to the next level.

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Caleb Lueders '24 passes along a helping hand

Read about 鶹ƵAPK student-athlete Caleb Lueders '24, who came to Minnesota as a first generation college student to study business administration.

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Inspired by the universe, empowered by the STEM scholarship

When Josh Sedarski '24 learned he'd earned 鶹ƵAPK's STEM scholarship, pursuing his dream of physics at the school was a no-brainer.

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Learning at home, leading overseas

Dammy Williams '23 takes every opportunity to build her business resume, from working with 鶹ƵAPK staff to mentorship and overseas travel.

Mien Le

Mien Le

Growing up in Da Nang, Vietnam, Mien Le '23 dreamed of the snow and cold that define Minnesota winters. At 鶹ƵAPK, she found more than icicles–she discovered her passion for film and media.

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Emily Welch '24 has made mentorship a throughline in her life

Meet Emily Welch '24, a business administration major with a marketing concentration at 鶹ƵAPK whose passion for mentorship has followed her from high school to college.

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Inspired by her community, this legal studies major is forging her own path

Fueled by a passion for social justice, Kinzie McDowell '23 aims to leave the world better than she found it.

Headshot of Alec Ralph 鶹ƵAPK student

Overcoming obstacles with connections

From the South to the Midwest, Alec Ralph '24 has his eye on the prize.