Student Stories

Maya Hawthorne

Maya Hawthorne

Hometown: Chicago
Year: Fourth
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Minor: Economics and International Spanish

On-Campus Involvement

  • Alpha Phi Omega
  • Racial Justice involvement
  • Canterbury House

Why do you come to CDI?

It's a safe spot for me to hang out and express myself.

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Madison Diehl

Madison Diehl

Year: Fourth year (on the five-year plan)
Major: Chemical Engineering

On-Campus Involvement

  • Member of the Michigan Tech Dance Team (acting treasurer)
  • SWE member, Resident Assistant (spring 2016—present)
  • Alternative Energy Enterprise Biofuels Team
  • MiCUP alumni
  • Participant in 2015 Fall Academic Research Program

Don’t try to conquer all your challenges alone. CDI can be your safe place and your champion to help you reach your goals, too!

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Ronald Kyllonen

Ronald Kyllonen

Hometown: Berville, Michigan
Year: Third
Major: Mechanical Engineering

On-Campus Involvement:

Why do you come to CDI?

To socialize and to find help with on-campus resources.

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Justin Regina

Justin Regina

Hometown: New Buffalo, Michigan
Year: Second
Major: Physics and Computer Science
Minor: Spanish and Astrophysics

On-Campus Involvement

  • Treasurer of Keweenaw Pride

Why do you come to CDI?

As a member of the queer community I sought out a safe space that would allow me to give myself to self-expression and acceptance. I enjoy the breadth of individuals that I encounter when I go into CDI.

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