Aria Overli, a graduate student in the Department of Anthropology and a graduate writing specialist in the University's Writing Center, was recently selected in the top five for her essay on the history of mesothelioma for the Mesothelioma Scholarship Essay Contest, a national competition with a $5,000 first prize.
To determine the winner, MesotheliomaHelp.org is currently featuring all five finalist's essays, with the public encouraged to vote via social media on the top essay. The contest runs through Nov. 17.
In order to read and vote for Aria's essay, go to: http://www.mesotheliomahelp.org/scholarship-contest/finalists/
On the right-hand panel of the page, then go to "Connect to Vote." Click on "Connect to Vote" and you will be given several social media options in which to cast your ballot for Aria's essay.
Aria is currently studying undocumented youth and their struggle for recognition as part of her master's program in the Department of Anthropology.