The goal of the #UMNdriven Spotlights is to share the authentic stories of our students and alumni as told through their own words. We want to inspire others and showcase the breadth and depth of majors, viewpoints and career paths that are possible through the University of Minnesota.
“I am passionate about evolving the built environment for long term resiliency. I love how tangible our work is and I’m inspired by the people who work in this market. They have grit. They take raw materials and make things. They dream and plan together and manifest their work physically. Ideally, if we do our work well, the result positively impacts the region for generations."
Jessie Houlihan Bingen
Alumna ('08), environmental science, policy & management and journalism
President of Stahl Construction
“Change in this system can begin with me - by becoming a physician, I can serve as a role model and motivate people of color who feel they are unable to pursue medicine due to the lack of representation.”