We have a diverse student body of various backgrounds and interests. Here are some interviews that spotlight their personal experiences and achievements within the program and shed light on their plans for the future. 

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Skyla Santacruz, M.A. '24
M.A. candidate finds personal and professional development opportunities about at LMU
Nyla Manuel, M.A. '22
M.A. candidate awarded for her dedication to scholarly achievement.
Nazareth Martinez, M.A. ’21
M.A. candidate hopes to teach in an underrepresented community
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Rae Lontok, M.A. ’20
Spring 2019 Research Grant Award winner goes on to work for Victorian Society of America
Nina Gibson, M.A. ’20
After a 30-year hiatus from school, M.A. candidate pursues her first novel