Mavericks. We're a community of them. Not the big wave type (although we count many surfers
and beach goers among our 6,000+ student body and our 230+ faculty and staff). We're
the wave makers, the mold breakers - those who aren't afraid to forge a new path,
break with tradition and be boundaryless in search of solutions that create positive
change in society, economies and human well-being. Like Iman Siddiqi, one of our awesome undergrads who earned both the Dalai Lama Scholarship AND the
Aldrich award and is working to raise awareness and scholarship funds for students
displaced by war and persecution. And Gregory Hickok, cognitive sciences professor, whose neuroscience research is leading to better therapies
for people with brain damage, lesions, and neural abnormalities. And Jennifer dos
Santos, department manager in anthropology, who helps run the business side of one
of the school's departments and in her off time, trains as a competitive bodybuilder
and runs a non-profit that supplies 3-d printed prosthetics to people with limb loss
in the U.S. and Brazil. And Darren Fells, a '14 sociology alumnus who went from playing basketball in the Bren to being an
NFL tight end.
For stories on more wave makers, check out our news feed. If you're interested in becoming one, or are looking to connect with one, check out our links below.