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IPhD Student Stories

Ronnie ThibaultThe IPhD program makes possible projects that couldn’t happen in a single department: such as Ronnie Thibault’s research on how global development, nonprofit, and awareness marketing campaigns influence public perceptions about the populations they are intending to help.

“Ronnie’s research as an interdisciplinary graduate student bolsters and informs her activism in disabilities, where she advocates alongside individuals with developmental disabilities. Ronnie says ultimately her research aims to make people think differently about how we represent marginalized groups—particularly children from developing countries and those with developmental disabilities.” 

Read more about Ronnie’s research and her story as a non-traditional student and parent.


Wondering if the IPhD program is right for you? Hear from current IPhD students: their research interests, their future career goals, and their advice for prospective students on applying to the IPhD program.

Interested in learning more about how the IPhD program sets students up for successful careers? Hear from our IPhD alumni.