Amber Dzienski

Alexi Callaway 
Ossineke

Sociology major

Hometown: Ossineke

MAJOR: Sociology

INTERNSHIP: United States Department of
Education in Washington, D.C.

CAREER GOAL: To work with a nonprofit whose goal is
to increase college accessibility

STUDY ABROAD: Mexico, South Africa and twice in Italy

SENIOR HONORS PROJECT: “Owning an Honors Identity:
Navigating Intersectionalities”

SERVICE PASSIONS: Education and gender equality

SPECIAL HONORS: Dziesinski’s policy proposal for how students can become college ready came in second place at the Students Reinventing Michigan Scholarship Competition and was presented to a joint session of the Michigan House and Senate Education Committees.

OTHER RESEARCH: “Anti-Communist Sentiment in Artistic Expression: A Study of Milan Knizak” (Spring 2012), “Student Motivation for Higher Education in an Age of Anti-Intellectualism” (Spring 2013) and “Rising to Success: A Vertically Integrated Approach to College Readiness” (Spring 2013)

FAVORITE HONORS MEMORY: “In perhaps the upset of the century, my freshman Claude S. Larzelere Trivia Challenge team beat the reigning team of seniors! There’s nothing like a little friendly competition.”


VALUE OF THE CMU HONORS PROGRAM: “The program increased my confidence and helped me study abroad, become involved in research, give back to my community and push the boundaries of my comfort zone.”