Experiential Learning

Jessica Bachansingh

When senior Jessica Bachansingh graduates from Florida State University this week, she will not only earn a bachelor’s degree in retail entrepreneurship. She will also leave college as the creator and owner of a successful nonprofit business that empowers women internationally. “I chose Florida State because I wanted to study fashion, and FSU was the […]

Antonio Goodman

Antonio Goodman has taken advantage of some phenomenal opportunities as a mechanical engineering student at Florida State University. He’s helped build a robot that could run; he has interned at Lockheed Martin and created 3D parts for fighter planes; and he’s worked on aircraft engines for aerospace manufacturer Pratt & Whitney. Along the way, Goodman […]

Morgan Bradley

A single conversation with a trusted Florida State University adviser changed everything for Morgan Bradley, now a senior majoring in Interdisciplinary Medical Sciences. That meeting prompted Bradley to enroll in the IMS program, the first-of-its-kind in the nation, with the goal of becoming a doctor. She immediately felt good about the choice because it gave […]

Christian Gaya

Senior computer engineering student Christian Gaya has dedicated his time at Florida State University to his interest in technology and a desire to create positive change in the world. Growing up in Naples, Florida, Gaya realized his passion for engineering early on and believed it was the ideal way for him to link his love for […]

Angela Tavolieri

Senior Angela Tavolieri is proudly carrying on her family’s Florida State tradition. The biochemistry major from Fleming Island said she always had a feeling she would attend FSU because both of her parents are alumni. “I considered FSU a piece of my childhood because we went to football games and spent time on campus,” Tavolieri […]

Christopher Reis

Senior Christopher Reis grew up on the island of Trinidad and Tobago in the Caribbean, where he formed some lasting idyllic memories of the twin-island country. One of his fondest memories has become a motivating factor in his pursuit of a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering at Florida State University. Reis recalls how the ocean […]

Kapria Lee

Third-year Florida State University graduate student Kapria Lee is on the cusp of reaching her lifetime goal of becoming a social worker equipped with the skills to make a positive impact in the lives of entire populations of disadvantaged people and, more specifically, the life of an individual. Lee is on track to complete FSU’s […]

Scarlett Roy

Scarlett Roy’s love of music was a key reason why she decided to attend Florida State University, and that astute choice helped her discover her career passion. Roy, a senior biology major, got her first taste of life in Florida when she moved here from Virginia as a teenager. The idea of enrolling at FSU excited […]

Nathen Mergen

Nathen Mergen is a second-year student at Florida State University whose world travels have given him a global perspective that inspires his devotion to local needs. Mergen was born in St. Cloud, Minnesota, but grew up in many cities thanks to his father’s far-reaching assignments as a U.S. Marine. Mergen attended two high schools — one in […]

Ariana Morales Rapallo

Senior Ariana Morales Rapallo has dealt with some difficult challenges during her college career, but she’s confronted and conquered them on her way to earning a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering at Florida State University. Rapallo grew up in Venezuela where political upheaval created an economic crisis and caused dramatic changes to the education system, […]

Travis Burhart

Florida State University junior Travis Burhart has spent his time as a student pursuing his commitment to leadership and love for the outdoors. Through research and unique experiences at FSU, Burhart has paved his own path to align with his interests. Burhart, a resident of Franklin, Tennessee, knew Florida State was the place for him […]

Ashley Dawdy

Senior Ashley Dawdy has taken huge strides in developing her love for marine biology during her time at Florida State University, including taking advantage of hands-on opportunities to conduct shark surveys in the Gulf of Mexico. That kind of field work was made possible after Dawdy completed the requirements at FSU to become a certified […]