Success Stories

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 Affinity Community Outreach and Programming Intern
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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
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Student Success Story: Sahmra Sawyer

Sahmra Sawyer is a rising senior on the Stamford Campus majoring in Psychological Sciences.

Sahmra Sawyer is studying Psychological Sciences at UConn Stamford. While her long-term goal has been to become a therapist, this summer she discovered a love for …

By Tara Malone
Tara Malone Associate Director, Regional Campuses
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Student Success Story: Sabrina Uva

Sabrina Uva is a senior on the Stamford Campus majoring in Human Development & Family Sciences.

Tara Malone: Please introduce yourself including your major and career interest.

Sabrina Uva: I am a senior at the University of Connecticut-Stamford Campus majoring …

By Tara Malone
Tara Malone Associate Director, Regional Campuses
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Alumni Success Story: Breno Donatti

As a first-generation immigrant born in Brazil, Breno encountered some challenges when he moved to the United States without knowing how to speak English. Prior to founding Winfield Street Coffee in 2015, Breno worked in some renowned restaurants and pizzerias in New York. Hear Breno’s story and how he took advantage of the resources of the UConn Stamford campus.

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Alumni Success Story: Amy Dixon, Paralympic Athlete

Amy Dixon has always been a competitor in her life. She started to ride in equestrian events at the age of five and was swimming in meets at six. She’s played soccer and was an “all-around sports geek” in high …

By Mike Enright
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Student Success Story: Ashley Gittens

Ashley Gittens attended the UConn Stamford campus and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychological Sciences in May 2020. After graduation, Ashley landed a Corporate Recruiter, Talent Acquisition position at HPOne, one of the leading sales and marketing companies in the rapidly …

By Tara Malone
Tara Malone Associate Director, Regional Campuses
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An Interview with Faith Sporbert

Faith Sporbert is an accomplished junior at UConn pursuing a dual degree in computer science and French, with a minor in digital arts. She has responsibilities and honors including being a Krenicki Scholar, Computer Science and Engineering Department UTA, Resident …

By Nishitha Edupuganti
Nishitha Edupuganti
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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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