Student Spotlight

Current and former students describe how they came to choose Miami, life as a Miami student, the value of a liberal arts education, their study abroad experiences and internships, and more.

Somnia Keesey

photo of Somnia Keesey(Class of 2023)

"When my dad and I decided to take a visit, I just fell in love with the Miami campus. It was absolutely gorgeous and felt like a nice medium between my hometown of Athens. I could get away, see new things, and have different experiences, but also be not too far away from home. It was a nice middle ground."


Read what Somnia had to say about her experience with Pi Sigma Epsilon.


Tre King

photo of Tre King(Class of 2021)

"I love how flexible my media and culture classes are. There's a lot of diversity in the material, such as screenwriting, film and video production, media aesthetics, and more. The versatility of the different coursework really prepares you to go into any sector within the media field, which is a multitude of various careers."


Read what Tre had to say about his path to finding his major.


Justice Hubbard

photo of Justice Hubbard(Class of 2020)

"A major advantage of a liberal arts degree is that you get a wider breadth of options and exposure. Even though I knew I wanted to go to law school, the liberal arts give you the opportunity to explore different things to become more compatible. Rather than being hedged into one aspect, you learn a foreign language, you learn math, you learn how to write and argue effectively. All of these different things have been proven to be extremely helpful."


Read what Justice had to say about his two majors and extracurricular activities.


Harsh Agrawal

photo of Harsh Agrawal(Class of 2020)

"One of the most useful skills I've learned from philosophy is the art of arguing: it involves just as much listening as it does making clear, rational points. It has helped foster my growth-mindset, made me more empathetic, and forced me to slow down and think deeply. As a result, I think it has helped me become a better friend, partner, colleague, leader, and hopefully, physician."


Read what Harsh had to say about his philosophy major, extracurricular activities, and research.


Mishali Mathur

photo of Mishali Mathur(Class of 2019)

"I love the fact that Miami offers so many different classes in the liberal arts. If I hadn't had that opportunity, I'm not entirely sure that I would have discovered my love for healthcare policy. I've gained an open mind and a more well-rounded idea of what I want. After all, when you're surrounded by amazing people, it motivates you to be amazing."


Read what Mishali had to say about providing healthcare access in Tanzania.


Mona-Mae Juwillie

photo of Mona-Mae Juwillie(Class of 2019)

"The beauty of Miami's program, and the key thing about the liberal arts in general, is that I've taken core courses in economics, geography, health, political science, and writing, and I'm learning to market myself as someone with skills in policy analysis, writing and research, different geographical regions, economics, and health."


Read what Mona-Mae had to say about her internships in Ghana and Switzerland.


Kate Hanley

photo of Kate Hanley(Class of 2018)

"One of the best things about my East Asian Languages and Cultures major is that it's made up of many different concepts. It's not just language, art, history, cultures and so on — it's more than the sum of its parts."


Read what Kate had to say about her involvement in campus organizations and her study abroad trip to China.


Amira Beasley

photo of Amira Beasley(Class of 2016)

"My two majors are Latin American Studies and International Studies, and they’re both so interdisciplinary that I feel they’re laying out a great foundation for me in almost any line of work I may pursue. Whether I go into government, or a nonprofit, or even the corporate world, I feel that I’ve been given great problem-solving skills, looking at different situations through different lenses."


Read what Amira had to say about her two study abroad experiences and her extracurricular activities.