29 Massachusetts students who shine
Hannah D. Barrett, 21
School: University of Massachusetts Amherst
As a psychology major, Barrett has focused her studies on stigma and stereotyping, and investigated the development and demise of interracial friendships. After graduation, she will travel to Australia to study hearing loss on a Fulbright Scholarship. "My thesis and the research I plan to conduct," she said, "I hope, will contribute to improve the experience of those with hearing loss in the Commonwealth and throughout the country."