Meet Isabella, a student in the Class of 2025.

Quick Facts

Name
Isabella Freitas

Hometown
Viçosa, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Class
2025

Intended Major & Concentrations
Natural Sciences

Conversation

Why did you choose to attend Minerva?
Throughout high school, I received informative emails from Minerva since I participated in many scientific olympiads. Still, I did…


Meet Gabriel, a student in the Class of 2025.

Quick Facts

Name
Gabriel Bio Guerra

Hometown
Santos, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Class
2025

Intended Major & Concentrations
Computational Sciences
Business

Conversation

Why did you choose to attend Minerva?

I discovered Minerva when one of my best friends, who is also a “Bolsista BRASA”, told…


We are excited to welcome Professor Geneva Stein, Ph.D., as the new Master in Decision Analysis (MDA) Head Instructor.

Stein originally joined Minerva in 2018 from Princeton University where she completed her Ph.D. in Molecular Biology and Neuroscience before serving as the Assistant Director of Undergraduate Learning Programs. After publishing…


by Tanna Krispil, Class of 2019

Co-founders João Jönk (left), Guilherme Alvarenga (center), and Guilherme Nazareth de Souza (right).

When you meet Guilherme Nazareth de Souza and João Jönk, Class of 2019 and 2020 respectively, their determined work ethic becomes immediately apparent. They are the definition of entrepreneurial; when they speak about founding their company, Zapt, you can tell that their world has…


When Nabeeha Ahmed first heard about Minerva in 9th grade, she knew it was her dream university. Four years later, she applied for the undergraduate program but, unfortunately, her application was unsuccessful. However, she was offered a place in Minerva’s Visiting Scholar Year, a new offering where students could study…


Introducing Phoebe Meixner, a Minerva graduate from the Class of 2020.

When Phoebe Meixner started at Minerva, she entered into a new world of active learning. Inspired by her interactive seminar-style classes and the innovative pedagogy underlying her four-year learning journey, Phoebe began to think about a career in education…


Fatou (right) speaking with Fabiola, Class of 2019, and Alex Aberg Cobo.

Minerva’s Outreach team functions differently from any other university around the world. As a newer institution, Minerva was able to rethink the college awareness and application process to better match prospective students’ needs and address the systemic bias that is frequent in admissions. This rethought approach focused on how to…


When she was a senior at a high school in San Francisco, Joley Costa learned about Minerva from her mother. At that time, however, Joley had already committed to her future university, a private college on the East Coast, and was on a gap year in France. …


This is part of a series of profiles introducing Minerva’s Master in Decision Analysis (MDA) students from the Class of 2023. If you would like to learn more about the MDA program, please visit our website.

Since she was a teenager, Diana Hrankina has strived to challenge herself to explore…


Meet Carlos, a student in the Class of 2022.

Quick Facts

Name
Carlos Rafael Garduño Acolt

Hometown
Ixtapan de la Sal, Mexico

Class
2022

Major & Concentrations
Computational Sciences—Data Science and Statistic
Natural Sciences—Theoretical Foundations of Natural Science

Conversation

Why did you choose to attend Minerva?
I decided to join Minerva because I am…

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