Countdown to Commencement: Mia Donohue

February 5, 2024

Next to be featured in our “Countdown to Commencement” series is Mia Donohue, a student majoring in public health and psychology. Donohue was nominated by Dr. Marlowe Washington, senior diversity officer.

Mia Donohue

Donohue has been an influential student during her time at Fisher. She is a resident assistant, a Service Scholar, a student ambassador, and the president of the Fisher Student Respect Alliance. Washington describes her as civil-centered and someone who enjoys connecting people to brave spaces in active learning.

“Mia is a natural leader who has blended her Asian-heritage roots into the practice of inclusivity with active listening, civic engagement, and open communication to better understand one another,” he said.

As a Summer Research Fellow, Donohue conducted summer research projects investigating the causes of increased rates of violent crimes in the City of Rochester. In addition, she took advantage of the global education opportunities at Fisher and studied abroad in Salamanca, Spain.

As a mental health advocate, she has had the opportunity to work with the JED task force at Fisher, the Rare Impact Fund, which is operated under Selena Gomez’s Rare Beauty brand, and work with BBC on a documentary addressing mental health.

After graduation, Donohue plans to pursue her master of public health and work in a global agency such as UNICEF or WHO in addressing maternal mortality rates, reproductive rights, or mental health.