CLAS of 2023

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) is proud to welcome its newest Warriors to campus. We asked first-year students about their dreams and plans for the next four years and beyond. This is the "CLAS" of 2023!

  • Kaitlyn PierceChemistry, minor in German

    In ten years, I see myself working in a lab or having my own lab, searching for a cure to diseases.

  • Adi EshoBiological sciences, minor in computer science

    I want to solve problems like abortion, unequal treatment due to race and ethnicity, poverty, drug addiction and unaffordable healthcare costs.

  • Jada CrawfordCriminal justice

    I chose my major because I want to fix the corrupt criminal justice system.

  • Vivian TruongBiological sciences

    I want to be able to work with the underprivileged and help them start new lives.

  • Raeda CherkaouiBiochemistry and chemical biology

    Wayne State has always been a school of interest for me. My mother went here and so did a few other family members. Now, I want to continue that tradition at the safest campus I know.

  • Devon MisenkoPsychology, minor in criminal justice

    I choose my major so I can help people understand themselves better.

  • Damia LewisPsychology, minor in African American studies

    In ten years, I see myself with a masters degree and opening up my first practice to help people understand mental health.

  • Brieanna FusickBiological sciences, minor in sociology

    I chose Wayne State because it has everything I was looking for in a university. The Midtown environment is a bonus.

  • Imane BabbBiochemistry and chemical biology

    I want to fix the stigmas against race, mental health, physical health and gender.

  • Justin AhrensBiochemistry and chemical biology

    I chose my major because of my love and passion for chemistry. I'm excited to study my favorite subject and meet other people who love the same things I do. I'm also excited to explore the city of Detroit more.

  • Kassidy PhippsEnglish

    I would like to help the LGBT+ community by normalizing same-sex relationships in novels for young teens.

  • Genavieve KowalskiCriminal justice

    I was inspired to choose my major from my childhood. I want to become a lawyer for domestic violence to help kids who are going through what I have been through.

  • Khadeejah LaskarBiological sciences, minor in nutrition and food science

    According to 2019 statistics, 60 to 70 million people are affected by digestive diseases. I want to help prevent this by encouraging people to care for their body more and live as bacteria-free as possible!

  • Mya HarrisBiological Sciences, minor in African American studies

    I want to impact women of color who come from the same socioeconomic background as me. The road to success maybe a little harder for us but we CAN get there.

  • Ellie CollinsPsychology

    I have always been interested in learning about how the brain works and what causes people to be individuals. I am excited to meet new people with the same interests as me so that I can learn and grow with them.

  • Marianne DolarBiological sciences

    I chose Wayne State because of its diversity. Meeting people from different parts of the world will mold me to be versatile and prepare me for my future endeavors.

  • T'Jena HamptonPsychology

    I want to have a positive impact on people, especially juveniles. I want them to know that someone is indeed there for them and that they have a shoulder to lean on.

  • Lauren DettloffCommunication sciences and disorders, minor in anthropology

    I chose my major because I wanted to do something that would be helping other people in an important way besides being a doctor or nurse.

  • Elisabeth HolquistNeuroscience, minor in Spanish

    I want to make discoveries in ways to help those with neurological deficits or mental/behavioral disorders. I want to help those who feel helpless and improve their quality of life.

  • Alexandra LeibBiological sciences, minor in criminal justice

    I chose Wayne State for the scholarships I was offered and WSU's AMAZING medical reputation. Wayne State also has a pathology assistant program which would be a great plan B.

  • Keegan McMillanCriminal justice, minor in special education

    I chose this major because I want to help people. I want to spend my time on this earth doing my best to make it better while I have the chance.