Strong Stories Blog

Powerful stories of the Meredith community going strong.

Jennifer Orellana
Jennifer Orellana »

Jennifer Orellana, ’19, has always enjoyed working with children, which sparked her interest in becoming a teacher. That was partially why she came to Meredith. But she discovered a new passion.

Story tags:

class of 2019   family and consumer sciences   human environmental sciences   meredith autism program   transfer  

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Nabiha Khan »

Determined to leave her mark in the community, Nabiha Khan, ’20, is working toward a degree in biochemistry while being actively involved in undergraduate research, campus traditions, and student organizations.

Story tags:

class of 2020   health programs   self-designed major   undergraduate research  

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Jada Labriado »

Through her time at Meredith College, Jada Labriado, ’19, has grown in her confidence and independence, planning to use her double major in biology and communication to pursue a career in dentistry.

Story tags:

biology   class of 2019   communication   health programs   study abroad  

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Emily Wilkinson »

Emily Wilkinson, ’19, has always had a passion for children and individuals with special needs. Her Meredith experience has grown that passion and her own personal experiences have inspired her to become a special education teacher.

Story tags:

athletics   child development   class of 2019   education   human environmental sciences  

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Caroline Garrett »

Caroline Garrett, ’19, aims to change the world through advocacy. With a passion for helping others, she is pursuing degrees in social work and psychology with a minor in sociology.

Story tags:

class of 2019   meredith autism program   psychology   social work  

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Berekia Divanga »

When Berekia Divanga, ’19, moved from Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, to Raleigh in 2012, she brought her ambition and determination.

Story tags:

class of 2019   economics   environmental sustainability  

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Shila Alexander »

With a passion for helping others, Shila Alexander, ’21, is using her time at Meredith to give back to the community and serve as a positive light on campus.

Story tags:

art education   service learning   service scholars   teaching fellows  

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