Heidi Pineda

Affinity Community Outreach and Programming Intern

Name: Heidi Pineda (she/her(s)/ella)

Year: Senior

Major: Political Science and Latino and Latin American Studies, Minor in Psychology

Hometown: Fairfield, CT

How have you personally used and benefitted from the Center for Career Development?

The Career Center has helped shape my career journey. Through my internship at the Center, I have been able to gain a lot of insight in the industry I am interested in, along with developing transferrable skills that I can apply to any other experiences I have throughout my undergraduate career at UConn.

What are your future career goals?

My future goals are to pursue a career in higher education. As a Political Science and LLAS double major, I’m interested in learning about how institutions of higher education can better support students of marginalized backgrounds. I am also very involved in and passionate about anti gender-based violence work, and hope to bring those lessons with me throughout my career journey and apply those principles to any space I enter.

What are some extracurricular activities you are involved in?

I am the President of Distinguished and Motivated Academic Scholars (D.A.M.A.S.), which is a student organization with the goal to support the academic achievement, professional development and empowerment of Latina/x students on our campus. I am also the TME Mentor for Latino and Latin American Studies and a Peer-Facilitator for the Violence Against Women Prevention Program (VAWPP) through the Women’s Center.

What would you say to a student who has never visited the Center for Career Development before?

It’s never too soon to stop by! Career development is an ongoing journey, so take us along on yours. There is more than meets to eye about our Center so stop by, ask questions about the resources we offer, and help us help you.

Specialties and Interests

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