Commencement Profile: Maya Simmons BA Art History, BA African American and African Diaspora Studies

Maya Simmons is graduating with a double major — a BA in Art History and in African American and African Diaspora Studies — and she knows just how she plans to use both of them:

“I have loved art from a very young age. As I started researching art historians and curators, I realized that there are not many people of color in this profession. I made it my goal to help diversify the field as much as possible, and create spaces of diversity and inclusion in museums and galleries.”

Commencement Profile: Tucker Daniel BM Saxophone Performance, BA Spanish

Tucker Daniel says he speaks three languages — his primary English and the two that he studied at UNC Greensboro, Spanish and Music. Daniel’s primary degree is a BM in performance — he plays the saxophone — but he says getting his BA in Spanish has also played a considerable role in his development as a musician:

Commencement Profile: Yophi Bost BM Music Education, Minor in Musical Theatre

Yophi Bost says that majoring in music education was a pretty predictable path for her:

“My mom is an Actors’ Equity Assocation actress, so my younger sister and I were pushed into professional musical theatre as toddlers. I was singing before I learned to talk, and music has always been my passion. On top of that, all the role models I had growing up were educators, including my grandmother and great aunt who hold PhDs in education. This inspired me to want to teach and to teach something that I’m passionate about. Arts education changed my life, but coming from an impoverished rural area in Georgia, I was deprived of it until high school. Majoring in arts education is my way of ensuring that I can provide that experience to others.”