Humans of St. Thomas

Meghan Sharkus

Humans of St. Thomas: Meghan Sharkus

Megan Sharkus is tackling the same challenges as her freshman classmates, plus the added challenge of running her own business, which is dedicated to improving the education, design appeal and safety of insulin kits for children with diabetes.
Patrick Fisher

Humans of St. Thomas: Patrick Fisher

Humans of St. Thomas visits with Patrick Fisher, a senior triple major in philosophy, Catholic studies and mathematics with a big appetite for big ideas.
Talia Nadir

Humans of St. Thomas: Talia Nadir

Talia Nadir, one of St. Thomas' research and instruction librarians, discusses what it was like growing up in Israel, how a global awareness and love of traveling influences raising three teenage sons, and why people need to stop assuming that librarians just organize and shelf books.
Xiaowen Guan

Humans of St. Thomas: Xiaowen Guan

Communication and journalism professor Xiaowen Guan's whole life is a blend of cultures, from her Chinese roots, to her research, to her Irish husband, to her Star Wars-approved son's name.
Oyuna Uranchimeg

Humans of St. Thomas: Batoyun Uranchimeg

During weeks when our world has been inundated with too much darkness, loss and anguish, it seems timely to shine a light on one beacon of what is right and good in the world. Carol Bruess introduces us to COJO staff member Batoyun "Oyuna" Uranchimeg.
Todd Lawrence

Humans of St. Thomas: Todd Lawrence

English professor Todd Lawrence got to St. Thomas thanks to as little math as possible, a smoke-filled advising session from a college professor, and a just plain love of books.
Mashael Aljahdali

Humans of St. Thomas: Mashael Aljahdali

Carol Bruess is back with this year's first installment of the popular Humans of St. Thomas series. She chats with graduate student Mashael Aljahdali who loves her family and dreams of working at a university – and who is almost never not smiling.

The Scroll: Humans of St. Thomas and Talee Vang

Talee Vang is one remarkable woman – Thai refugee camp survivor, mother of three young children, granddaughter of a legendary Hmong general’s confidant and St. Thomas doctoral student in professional psychology. Carol Bruess and Meredith Heneghan caught up with her at a coffee shop for a Humans of St. Thomas interview for The Scroll.

The Scroll and Humans of St. Thomas: Vito Sauro

Did you know St. Thomas has a thriving Table Top Game Club? It does! And senior Vito Sauro is its president. Meet Sauro, the latest Tommie to be profiled as part of Carol Bruess’ Humans of St. Thomas series, in The Scroll. 
NJ and Nyasia (Photo by Elena Neuzil '17)

The Scroll: Humans of St. Thomas and Nyasia Arradondo

Earlier this month, readers met St. Thomas junior Nick Jordan in a Humans of St. Thomas Scroll, and also learned about his friend and classmate Nyasia Arradondo. She is so interesting that Scroll correspondents Carol Bruess and Meredith Heneghan felt compelled to write a separate Scroll about her.

The Scroll and Humans of St. Thomas: ‘NJ’ (aka Nick Jordan Meyerson)

Carol Bruess went fishing for her next Humans of St. Thomas feature and found NJ, a “crazy-cool” student and budding songwriter who “spreads kindness and love with intention.” She also provides the first-ever music link in the Scroll featuring the debut of NJ’s catchy, soulful single “Old School.”
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The Scroll: Humans of St. Thomas and Steven Winkel

The popular “Humans of St. Thomas” series returns to The Scroll with a profile of custodian Steve Winkel, described by writer Carol Bruess as a “very cool” person who is a dedicated dad of three teens, loves video games, winter and cats, has a passion for Civil War non-fiction and is “extremely afraid” of spiders.

The Scroll: Humans of St. Thomas

The Scroll is expanding its horizons and embarking on a new series, "Humans of St. Thomas." Carol Bruess came up with the idea, a takeoff on the popular Humans of New York blog and book, and introduces readers today to Meredith and Albert, two undergraduate students who have become best friends.