Elle Ouimet is a professor of anthropology and leads many interdisciplinary studies. Her work brings together diverse sets of individuals to solve the world’s biggest challenges, including climate change and racial microaggressions.
Franklin Chang-Diaz is a UConn alumnus, former NASA astronaut and current CEO of Ad Astra Rocket Company. Born in Costa Rica, Chang-Diaz came to the US with a one-way ticket and a dream of going to space; this is the story of how he got there.
Cathy Schlund-Vials is a professor of English and the Director of the Asian and American Studies Institute at UConn. Her work presents the untold histories and forces that shape immigrant and refugee identity.
Mark Urban is a professor of ecology & evolutionary biology and is an active voice for climate change advocacy. His work leverages understanding how species adapt to changing environments to predict how they will behave in a climate change ridden future.
Bart Roccoberton Jr. is a professor of puppet arts and an internationally recognized puppeteer/puppet arts advocate. As Director, Bart has brought UConn’s puppet arts program to be one of the nation's best.