People of Wright State

Home grown

Roots of pre-med student Yoon-Jae Yi run deep at Wright State

There’s no place like home. And for Yoon-Jae Yi, a psychology and French major, that place is Wright State University. Continue reading

Food for thought

Wright State engineering alumnus Joe Bozeman makes his mark with environmental and sociological research

Wright State University engineering alumnus Joe Bozeman studies the environmental impact of food consumption along racial lines. Continue reading

Mediation station

2007 Wright State alum and Iraq War veteran Michelle Zaremba addresses conflicts by heading up the Dayton Mediation Center

Michelle Zaremba, who earned a M.P.A. from Wright State, helps people address conflict in a productive and constructive way at the Dayton Mediation Center. Continue reading

Military minded

Wright State alum Anthony Heiland played key role in the creation of the Veteran and Military Center

Anthony Heiland, an Army veteran and Wright State business grad, organized the effort to provide a space on campus for veteran and military-connected students. Continue reading

Photo opportunity

Wright State photography student Katie Burianek selected as prestigious Yeck Fellow

Wright State student Katie Burianek says photography enables her to tell a story with a single image. Continue reading

In the bag

Wright State violin student Katie West was runner-up in a national grocery bagging championship

Katie West, who majors in violin performance and music education and works at Dorothy Lane Market, was runner-up in a national grocery bagging competition. Continue reading

Peace warrior

Wright State alumnus Iskandar Atajanow destined for U.S. Foreign Service after receiving a prestigious Rangel Fellowship

Iskandar Atajanow, who earned his bachelor’s degree in management from Wright State, will pursue a master’s degree in public policy at Harvard University in the fall. Continue reading

Aiming high

Wright State junior Kathryn Fiske’s story about success, failure and finding her true passions

Kathryn Fiske, a crime and justice studies major and Air Force ROTC cadet, learned to manage her interests, studies and life so she could thrive at Wright State. Continue reading

Foundation for success

From stand-up comedy to the automotive world, Chris Wagel ’02 credits Wright State with helping him thrive

Chris Wagel never envisioned a successful career in automotive sales. As a Wright State student, he steered clear of anything related to the world of business. Continue reading

Northern exposure

Wright State mechanical engineering student Jack Stafford thrilled with engineering internship in Sweden

When Wright State mechanical engineering student Jack Stafford went to work during the fall 2019 semester, just a short distance away was the Nobel Prize Museum. Continue reading