May 6, 2019
Kamyar Sharifi looks back fondly on his first VCU experience — RAM CAMP — and the leadership skills it fostered. "I still remember when we participated in the challenge discovery program and climbed up the ropes. We were scared, but we trusted each other to finish it." (Photo by Allen Jones, University Marketing.)
VCU Globe graduate, Kamyar Sharifi, reflects on experience in VCU TRIO program
By VCU University Public Affairs
VCU Globe graduate, Kamyar Sharifi, recently reflected on his experience in the university's TRIO program.
"TRIO has played an important role in assisting students to find the right resources based on their interests. In particular, TRIO enabled me to explore different graduate programs in various schools by having graduate tours.
With the help of TRIO, I was able to get funding to present my research posters in three different conferences in the last years. TRIO’s yearly national McNair Conference helped me get to know recruiters and researchers from different biomedical science programs and be in touch with them. Both Michelle and Dr. Boone are very supportive of students, and they make sure each student in the program is doing well. "