Our Students

Mercedes Siegle-Gaither - M.S. Forestry

When a raindrop falls into a forest, where does it go? This is one of the questions Dr.

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Trevon Strange - M.S. Wildlife, Fisheries & Aquaculture

We attend school in order to prepare ourselves for the future. But what if our education doesn’t prepare us to succeed as professionals? Graduate student Trevon Strange and his advisor, Dr.

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Laura Wilson - Ph.D. Civil Engineering

Laura Wilson, a first-year graduate student in civil engineering, saw an opportunity when she came to Mississippi State University as a freshman.

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Caitlin Ruby - MS Geoscience/Geospatial Sciences

Since she was young, Caitlin Ruby has dreamed of becoming an explorer like her dad, an oceanographer of 35 years.

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Ali Akgul - Ph.D. Veterinary Medicine

“We learn how to be good scientists at Mississippi State,” Ali Akgul said of his graduate studies at MSU. “I am living my dream.”

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Heather Blackwell - MS Entomology

Having been a student, then a teacher and now a student once again, Heather J. Blackwell clearly relishes the learning process.

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Kate McKinney - MA Applied Anthropology

Kate McKinney is a second-year MA student in the Applied Anthropology program of the Department of Anthropology and Middle Eastern Cultures.

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