14 Sep CTSI 500 Star Carl Greer
My time spent as a CTSI Scholar has been highly beneficial in my development as a researcher and more importantly as a person. During my first cycle in CTSI, I conducted research in the ophthalmology field. This was outside my traditional focus in research and helped to increase my capacity when working with unfamiliar disciplines. The connections I fostered from CTSI helped me to secure an internship in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI).
I believe that the ODI has given me the proper tools in assisting marginalized populations, while also helping me increase my community praxis with various groups of people. All of the aforementioned skills are necessary as I continue my academic career. I will be attending the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor on fellowship as I complete a dual masters in Educational Leadership and Policy and Social Work. The opportunities to better the world around me are limitless. I am grateful for the role CTSI played in cultivating the tools and relationships I’ve acquired. This experience has been priceless.