Success Stories

Student Success Story: Karus Sabio

Karus Sabio ’23 is a senior majoring in Political Science on the UConn Stamford campus. Throughout her four years at UConn, she has worked at Apple Inc. and has been involved on campus in various meaningful ways.  Read on to learn more about Karus’ experiences and the advice she has for fellow students.

By Lauren Rosenkranz
Lauren Rosenkranz Career Consultant - Stamford Campus Pronouns: she/her/hers
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Latinx Heritage Month Spotlight: Bianca Kea

Latinx Heritage Month lasts from September 15 to October 15, and today we are highlighting Bianca Kea, an Afro-Latina entrepreneur and business owner who founded the apparel company, Yo Soy Afro Latina.

By Avery Caya
Avery Caya Graduate Assistant, CLAS/Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (They/Them/Theirs)
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Latinx Heritage Month Alumni Spotlight: Franklin Chang-Díaz

Latinx Month is from September 15th to October 15th, and to celebrate we are highlighting a groundbreaking UConn alum, Franklin Chang-Díaz!

Dr. Franklin Chang-Díaz was born on April 5th, 1950 in San José, Costa Rica, and he moved to the …

By Avery Caya
Avery Caya Graduate Assistant, CLAS/Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (They/Them/Theirs)
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ICYMI: Struggle and Success: Stories from Entrepreneurs

The Center for Career Development recently collaborated with the Puerto Rican and Latin American Cultural Center (PRLACC) and the UConn Stamford Entrepreneurship Club to host a panel featuring 3 Connecticut entrepreneurs who shared their career struggles and successes, as well as advice on how to successfully navigate the startup process.

By Heidi Pineda
Heidi Pineda DE&I Career Ambassador Program Coordinator
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Student Success Story: Ariana Venegas

Ariana Venegas ’22 is a senior Environmental Studies major and English minor with a deep passion for sustainability and the environment.

By Lisa Famularo
Lisa Famularo Assistant Director, Equity and Inclusion | Pronouns: she/her/hers
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Alumni Success Story: Siara Maldonado

Siara Maldonado (she/her/hers) graduated from UConn in May of 2021 with a Bachelor of Arts in Global Health with Honors. She is currently pursuing a dual Master’s degree in Social Work and Public Health through the University of Maryland Baltimore and John Hopkins University and working remotely for Mount Sinai’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

By Heidi Pineda
Heidi Pineda DE&I Career Ambassador Program Coordinator
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Student Success Story – Nathan Pérez-Espitia

Nathan is a UConn senior at the Storrs campus, double majoring in Political Science and Philosophy and enrolled in the Department of Public Policy’s Fast Track Masters in Public Administration (MPA) program.  He has interned with the Connecticut Lieutenant Governor’s …

By Erik Zawodniak
Erik Zawodniak
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Alumni Success Story: Valeria Popolizio

Valeria Popolizio (she/her) graduated from UConn in 2020, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Humans Rights with a minor in Latino Studies. She is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Educational Transformation with a concentration in Advocacy and Policy on an accelerated track at Georgetown University.

By Heidi Pineda
Heidi Pineda DE&I Career Ambassador Program Coordinator
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How UConn Junior Danielle Livingston is Helping to Make Career Dreams Come True

From a very young age, almost all children dream of what they want to be when they grow up; from teachers to astronauts or zookeepers to firefighters the possibilities and interests are endless! Some children go on to pursue those …

By Kristen Soprano
Kristen Soprano Career Consultant | she, her, hers
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Student Success Story – Michael Hernandez

Michael Hernandez ’22 (CLAS), a rising senior at UConn, has been named one of 20 students nationally to be selected as a Key into Public Service Scholar by Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s most prestigious academic honor society.

The award recognizes …

By Mike Enright
Mike Enright Media Services Associate
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