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Whatever you’ve got your sights set on, that’s merely the beginning. As a Gator you’ll learn to see beyond the horizon. We measure success not in individual achievement, but where you go from there. Because when reaching your goals is just the starting point, there’s no end to what Gators can accomplish.

Alumni: Yevgen Sautin

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Class of 2012

Yevgen Sautin was born in Ukraine, lived in Japan and raised in Gainesville. Along the way, he developed a fascination with history that's taken him to China, Russia, Taiwan and now England. As one of 35 scholars awarded the Gates Cambridge Scholarship, he is headed to Cambridge University to study modern Chinese history and earn his Ph.D. The scholarship recognizes the world's most brilliant future leaders, and in this case, one who enjoys running, being a foodie, and Gator football.

Graduate-student: Rosha Poudyal

College of Medicine
Graduate Research Assistant

When two powerful earthquakes struck Nepal in 2015, Rosha Poudyal knew she had to take action. A native of Kathmandu, she created an online fundraising effort that to date has raised approximately $7,000. The funds were used to complete the building of local schools. A graduate student in the biochemistry and molecular biology department, Poudyal plans a visit home when her study and research schedule allows.

Researcher: Lorena De Mena

College of Medicine
Postdoctoral Associate

Born in the Spanish province of Asturias, De Mena “fell in love” with genetics in high school and went on to earn her Ph.D. from the University of Oviedo (Spain). She joined UF in 2014 and was recently awarded the Life Sciences Research Foundation fellowship sponsored by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. De Mena will receive $180,000 in research funding over a period of three years. When she is not in the lab, De Mena enjoys water sports and hiking in the “beautiful Florida weather.”


We are not content to rest. We aspire to solve grand challenges, and in doing so, to propel UF to the very top tier of public universities.
Our Go Greater campaign is an investment not only in the future of our state, nation and world,
but also in YOU.

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