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Currently ranked in the top 20 of U.S. public universities, UF is a leading research institution with more than 200 outstanding opportunities for a graduate education. Whether it’s a career in academia, business, a specific industry, government or for a non-profit, UF masters and Ph.D. students are all making a big impact for the Gator Good.

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Jacob Atem

College of Public Health and Health Professions
Graduate Student

Jacob Atem was one of thousands of orphan boys escaping civil strife in Sudan during the 1990s. They were known as “The Lost Boys.” Today, he is president of the Southern Sudan Healthcare Organization, which he co-founded in 2008 to foster the improvement of health care and education in his native country. Currently pursuing a Ph.D. in the College of Public Health and Health Professions, Jacob is committed to maintaining the health care clinic in his home village of Maar and continues to serve as an inspiration to everyone he meets.

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Natalie King

College of Education
Doctoral Candidate

Natalie King has earned two degrees at UF and is nearing her third. A doctoral candidate with a bachelor’s degree in applied physiology and kinesiology and a master’s in special education. She was named the Outstanding Graduate Student in Leadership from the College of Education. A frequent presenter at local, national and international conferences, she has been published in several journals and a book. Natalie also has won UF’s Phyllis M. Meek Spirit of Susan B. Anthony and Graduate Student Mentoring awards.

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Daniel Kruel

College of Design, Construction and Planning
Graduate Student

Born in Brazil, Daniel moved with his family to South Florida at the age of 7. While earning his undergraduate degree in Sustainability and the Built Environment, he worked with Envision Heritage – a UF Historic Preservation initiative. His senior capstone project focused on the integration of 3D laser scanning technology in the sustainability and preservation process. Now a graduate student at UF’s Urban and Regional Planning program, he has also volunteered at Porter’s Community Farm and tutored at Micanopy Library.

Graduate Student

Jacob Atem

College of Public Health and Health Professions
Graduate Student

Jacob Atem was one of thousands of orphan boys escaping civil strife in Sudan during the 1990s. They were known as “The Lost Boys.” Today, he is president of the Southern Sudan Healthcare Organization, which he co-founded in 2008 to foster the improvement of health care and education in his native country. Currently pursuing a Ph.D. in the College of Public Health and Health Professions, Jacob is committed to maintaining the health care clinic in his home village of Maar and continues to serve as an inspiration to everyone he meets.

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When there’s no limit to your research, there’s no telling what you’ll discover

UF’s graduate programs have produced generations of professionals and a culture of excellence in collaborative research. Here, we bounce ideas off one another, test them, question them, break them and remake them. Then we start on the next challenge. Because together, Gators are contributing more and making a greater difference.

When there’s no limit to your research, there’s no telling what you’ll discover