Featured Alumni

At IUPUI School of Science, we are dedicated to making an impact, and improving lives. This section highlights just a few of the people and organizations whose support has contributed to the success of our school and our students.
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Studying mathematics may not be the most common path to a medical career, but for John Kupferschmid, M.D., it built his spatial reasoning for tasks such as crafting valves for the tiniest of hearts. After earning his bachelor’s degree in mathematics...
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The transition from undergrad to medical school can be a daunting prospect, but Ashley Riley (2014 B.S. Chemistry, FIS) is finding time in her first year of medical school to give back with Rock For Riley. This organization helps raise money for children...
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As an IUPUI leader and School of Science alumna, Khalilah Shabazz is a Jaguar through and through. Now she’s dedicated to guiding students across campus as the director of the IUPUI Multicultural Center and as a School of Science Alumni Association Board...
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For Igor Minevich and Natasha Arora, the IUPUI Bepko Scholarship was both a ticket to an expenses-paid education and serendipitous matchmaker.Research opportunities and faculty mentors shaped both Arora and Minevich, building a passion—and now career—in...
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Marina Sharif did not waste a moment of her time at IUPUI. Starting out as an unassuming freshman, she now embodies the type of growth that many hope to find in college thanks to experiences both inside and outside of the classroom.As an involved student...
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In the short time since graduating from IUPUI with a psychology degree in May 2014, Tiffnay McIntire has started her career at Eli Lilly and Company as a human factors engineer, where she examines scientific literature to best inform her research to ask...
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You could call her a trailblazer. When Deb Peters started her career as a geologist she entered a male-dominated field where her colleagues didn’t always trust that she possessed the same knowledge and skills.It didn’t take her long to prove herself....
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An interest in discovery research and learning led Kyle Sloop to enroll in a few evening graduate-level classes at the School of Science while continuing his day job as an associate scientist at Eli Lilly. Sloop, 2001 Ph.D. in molecular biology and...