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Our alumni are making a big impact on their communities. Locally and internationally, their knowledge and skills are critical to shaping a brighter and more equitable future.

Brain Researcher 

Diamela Arencibia Proenza, a Worlds Ahead Graduate with a passion for equality and diversity issues, secured a research assistant position with the National Institutes of Health Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development study - the largest long-term study of brain development and child health in the United States, partly conducted at FIU's Center for Children and Families.

Associate Professor 

While pursuing her Ph.D. at FIU in global and sociocultural studies, as well as a certificate in women’s and gender studies, LaToya Eaves was selected as a pre-doctoral Fellow In-Residence with the Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program at the University of Connecticut (UC). Eaves is now an associate professor in the Department of Women's and Gender Studies at Middle Tennessee State University.