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Faces of HFA
Emma George

Emma George '18

A double major in Dance and Kinesiology, Emma George ‘18 is focused on the human body: when it works the way it should, and when it doesn’t. Her passion for dance started when she was just four years old. Emma is currently working with one of her professors on a dance intervention for people with Huntington’s disease. She eventually hopes to work for Cirque du Soleil and intertwine work with travel. She also wants to become a physical therapist, helping dancers and other athletes heal and recover from injuries.
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Jenny Hersh

Jenny Hersh '17

Jenny Hersh, a third-year Studio Art major, discusses technique, art's significance, and the process of reinstating the UMass Figure Drawing: Open Sessions.
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Jack Duff

Jack Duff '18

A double major in Linguistics and Classics, Jack Duff '18 is a recent recipient of the UMass Amherst Rising Researcher Award. He combines his two majors in his research, most recently conducting linguistic analysis of Horace's poetry to find out how ancient Romans attributed text to different speakers without modern punctuation. He discovered that, "language always finds a way..."
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Sonali Khanna

Sonali Khanna '18

Sonali Khanna, a third-year Architecture major, explains her experiences as an architectural intern, the detail-oriented work that goes into a design, and the increasing passion and drive instilled in her by the rigorous academic programming in the department of Architecture.
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Anastasia Chobany

Anastasia Chobany '18

As a double major in Linguistics and Communication Disorders, Anastasia Chobany inhabits a unique academic position at UMass. She discusses her roots in the College of Humanities & Fine Arts, multilingualism at home and beyond, and her recent work with amphibian hearing structures.
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Miguel Paredes

Miguel Paredes '17

A theater maker, actor, and director with a rapping alter ego, Miguel Angel Paredes '17 is a creative force. He talks about his unlikely path to the theater, political expression in art, the UMass Multicultural Theater Certificate, and being chosen as one of ten 21st Century Leaders who will be honored at the 2017 Commencement.
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