The CEW Stories Project

What is the CEW Stories Project? The CEW Stories Project is dedicated to sharing stories and celebrating our relationships with faculty, staff and students at the University of Michigan and the rest of the CEW family. These stories represent the different ways in which CEW works in the University and general community. We hope you enjoy meeting some of the people whose lives have been touched by CEW.

Do you have a CEW story to share? Whether you came in for counseling, a critical difference or research grant, a scholarship, or to attend one of our programs, we hope you'll take a moment to let us know what that experience meant to you. You can tell your story by completing a series of questions on the "Share Your Story" page or, if you prefer, we'd love the opportunity to speak with you in person, either by phone or in a face-to-face conversation. Please contact us at contactcew@umich.edu to arrange an interview.

Natalya Timoshkina arrived in Ann Arbor in late August 1994 after a long journey from Moscow, Russia. She was in...

Michelle Segar has been forging her own path ever since she was an undergraduate at the University of Michigan’s...

Michele Mercier has always had a passion for social justice and environmental health. Her studies at Boston College...

Mary Noonan always liked math, but she also cared deeply about issues of gender inequality. After graduating from...

Maria Cotera is an Associate Professor of American Culture and Women’s Studies, and Director of the Latino Studies...

Kelly Maxwell wears two hats at the University of Michigan: Co-Director of the Intergroup Relations program (IGR),...

Karen Chassin Goldbaum had already gone far in her career as the Director of Communications at the University of...

Jeanne Bisanz had a successful career as a climate change researcher at Michigan State University before...

Donna Walter took a different road to her bachelor’s degree. Married at eighteen and a mother by twenty, Donna was...

Clemintene Benjamin was already balancing a considerable set of responsibilities when she came to the University of...

Carrie Karvonen-Gutierrez is entering her third year as a doctoral student in Epidemiology at the University of...

Belinda Willburn Nelson was in her thirties and the mother of a five-year-old girl when she first climbed the stairs...