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Boundless Bulls

Ryan Shargo

Ryan Shargo has taken advantage of many opportunities at USF. As an incoming freshman, he started his academic journey through the summer Academic and Cultural Engagement Program, in which he traveled to Costa Rica. Shargo later travelled to the Dominican Republic thanks to his Genshaft Global Presidential Scholarship. These trips led to an internship with the Kerolle Initiative, which expanded into his thesis research and inspired him to build a community garden at USF. Shargo’s experiences have enriched his worldview and inspired his goal of becoming a doctor. Once he takes his MCAT this spring, Shargo plans to apply to the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine.

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USF student Meg Nelluri

Meghana Nelluri

"Being a first-generation American makes me even more motivated to accomplish as much as I can and really make sure that the sacrifice that my parents have made is worth it."

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Portrait of Jillian Heilman on the USF Tampa campus.

Jillian Heilman

"I want to teach future professionals who will be working with people like my family, who will advocate for people with disabilities and make sure they learn to look at the individual before they look at the diagnosis"


Portrait of Brian Korfeld presenting at the Tampa Synapse Summit

Brian Kornfeld

"It’s amazing to think about how fast the region has grown, and I’m greatly looking forward to what will come in these next five years and how the region will continue to transform and grow."


Christine Grossman sitting at the USF St. Pete campus

Christine Grossman

"“When I stepped foot on this campus, I instantly knew that this is where I was meant to be, and it’s been a perfect fit.”"