Briana Akani is a junior in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts where she is majoring in Psychology and minoring in Afroamerican & African Studies and Community Action & Social Change. During her time at the university, Briana has developed strong academic interests in issues pertaining social justice and equity, particularly for underrepresented [...]

Daniel Alejandro Morales is a senior at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy studying International Migration and Human Rights Policy. He is a founding member of the Coalition for Tuition Equality (CTE), an advocacy organization committed to the advancement of undocumented students in higher education.

Chengchen Zhu comes from China and is in her first year as a master student in Teaching and Learning in Educational Studies. Prior to moving to Ann Arbor, she received her BA at Sichuan International Studies University, China, majoring in Teaching Chinese As a Foreign Language. She had a one-year exchange experience in University of [...]

Jeremiah Thompson is a dual-degree graduate student at the Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education and the Ford School of Public Policy. Jeremiah is originally from Tallahassee, FL and has an undergraduate degree in History from Michigan State University. He has previously worked on postsecondary access for the Seneca Nation of Indians [...]

Huong Nguyen is a sophomore in the school of Literature, Science, and the Arts. Growing up in the city of Lansing, Michigan, she has always been interested in community impact. She and her family experienced firsthand the powerful impact that help and support can make in difficult times when they moved to the U.S. from [...]

Tim Carroll is a master’s student in the Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education, where his interests include higher education policy, access and equity, and the nonprofit sector. Originally from Kirksville, Missouri, he has a B.A. in American Studies from Carleton College. After leaving Carleton, he taught English at a secondary school [...]

Kamaria Porter is pursuing a Ph.D. in Higher Education at the University of Michigan’s Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education.  After graduating from the University of Notre Dame with a B.A. in History, Kamaria  worked as a community organizer with the Industrial Areas Foundation in Chicago.  Focusing on increasing affordable housing and [...]

“At the core of our work is a desire to make a difference in our society through impacting the way higher education responds to its role to serve the public good.” – Betty Overton, Director for the National Forum on Higher Education for the Public Good  The National Forum on Higher Education for the Public Good [...]

While looking back at my previous blog post that I wrote shortly after arriving at the National Forum, I realized how many new skills I have actually gained since starting in May. I will be graduating from the Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education in December and I’m on my way out [...]