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Brianna Ross sits wearing a black shirt that reads Black teachers matter

Brianna Ross

For middle school teacher Brianna Ross, learning begins with love. “I tell my students I love them all the time,” she says. “They’re like my children. I know I can push them.” Ross taught history and

  • Community Impact
  • Teaching & Learning
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • School of Education
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Nicholas Johnbosco

A guide to campus buildings and uncomfortable conversations.

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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Mia Achitoov

A future doctor who values elders and offers comfort in the hospital and beyond.

  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
Davis in a suit

Benjamin Davies

A urologist and mentor who’s closing equity gaps in health care.

  • Community Impact
  • Global
  • School of Medicine
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Lillian Chong

This creative chemist helped crack a COVID-19 mystery.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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Olivia Miller

A gymnast using the power of positivity.

  • Athletics
  • School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
Asher Hancock smiling in plaid shirt with arms folded

Asher Hancock

This engineer wants to put autonomous vehicles in the sky.

  • Technology & Science
  • NASA
  • Swanson School of Engineering
Danielle Obisie-Orlu smiling with black dress

Danielle Obisie-Orlu

The Allegheny County Youth Poet Laureate with a 30-year plan.

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Global
  • Undergraduate students
Catherine Cavanaugh wearing grey Pitt shirt

Catherine Cavanaugh

This nationally lauded scholar is helping Spanish speakers learn complex science.

  • Students
  • David C. Frederick Honors College
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
Richard Fang wearing blue Pitt hat and sweater

Richard Su Fang

One of two U.S. Presidential Scholars at Pitt.

  • Students
  • David C. Frederick Honors College
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
Annie Kaitlyn Caulfield holding a prosthetic limb

Pitt Prosthetists

Making prosthetic limbs fit every amputee, from Navy SEALs to diabetes patients.

  • School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
Toya Jones in a burgundy top

Toya Jones

Studying trauma and its impact.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Community Impact
Tre Tipton in his football uniform

Tre Tipton

This wide receiver and social work graduate student ’s journey has taken him from despair to LOVE—living out victoriously every day.

  • Athletics
  • School of Social Work
  • Graduate and professional students
Jim Withers in a leather jacket holding a bag

Jim Withers

His Street Medicine Institute provides “street rounds” and social services to people who live outdoors.

  • School of Medicine
Fodun Ologunde in an orange shirt and black and white jacket stands at a podium

Fodun Ologunde

From summa cum laude to Apple Inc. software engineer.

  • Technology & Science
  • Swanson School of Engineering
Lisa Coe in front of a pool, holding a rainbow flag

Lisa Coe

Athlete. Activist. Leader.

  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
Ashley Priore in a black top

Ashley Priore

A rising senior, political strategist and top chess player who’s making bold moves.

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Community Impact
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences