Samara Wilson

Samara Wilson, Class of 2025

Samara Wilson is a junior in Arts & Sciences, majoring in economics and American culture studies with a minor in business of entertainment. She’s also a Bear Ambassador and tour guide for admissions. She spent summer 2023 in St. Louis as an intern in University Advancement and as a residential program assistant for pre-college programs […]

Sarah del Carmon Camaco

Sarah del Carmen Camacho, Class of 2023

Sarah says she is incredibly proud to attend WashU and she “learned here that I can make a career out of my intellectual curiosity.” “As a first-generation college student, I thought my dreams could only be of a certain size,” says Sarah del Carmen Camacho. A global studies and education major, Sarah explores the relationships […]

Portia Nartey, MSW ’22, MSP ’22

Portia Nartey is the first in her family to complete high school, the first to complete college, and the first to attain a graduate degree. She was recently accepted in three competitive PhD programs and has a long-term professional goal to work for the United Nations. Growing up in Ghana, Portia saw how cultural barriers […]

Stephanie Mbida, MBA Class of 2023

Stephanie Mbida leads no ordinary life. At age 14, she had already graduated high school and would spend the next four years of her life traveling her parents’ home country of Cameroon to advise world leaders on social issues. Prior to this, the Olin Business School MBA candidate says “New York was all [she] knew,” […]

Lt. James Berry, MD Class of 2025

For James Berry, a second-year student at the School of Medicine, the next step in his naval career meant coming home to land-locked Missouri. “I used to do a lot of mountain climbing, but while I was deployed with the Navy on a ship, I couldn’t do much of that,” James says, chuckling. “So I […]

Leah Nason, MSW/MPH Class of 2023

Leah Nason resolved to turn her burgeoning passion for public health into a career after witnessing an inspiring collaboration between public health practitioners and social workers during an undergraduate internship. While working for Action for a Better Community in Rochester, N.Y, she saw what was possible when professionals across the system pooled their expertise and […]

May Wang, Class of 2023

Whether she’s counseling first-year students, making animated films about the pandemic, or interning at a local museum, May Wang is not afraid of stepping outside her comfort zone. As a senior majoring in communication design in the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, May plans to continue stretching and growing post-graduation. She sees […]

Emma McMillian, Class of 2023

Emma McMillian was a sixth grader at Takoma Park Middle School when she realized she wanted to be a computer scientist. The magnet school, located near Washington, D.C., required all students to take an introductory course in the topic. It captured Emma’s interest beyond more traditional subjects, such as English or biology. “I remember sitting […]