Laura Rall and Ana Manzano
Both hailing from rural towns in southwest Michigan, Laura Rall and Ana Manzano are excited to be conducting interpersonal research of rural students on the U-M Ann Arbor campus. Students from rural backgrounds are considered “non-traditional” on the Ann Arbor campus, as they make up such a small amount of the population. Combining a small population with an “invisible” identity has left many rural students without support geared towards their unique needs. After conducting a thorough needs assessment and facilitating focus groups, Laura and Ana will be presenting a report based on their findings to CEW+ and the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts to advocate for more support for students with this identity.
Library Mentor: Angie Oehrli