Kaitlin Heenehan

Ms. Kaitlin Heenehan is one of two Honors Program STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) Scholar Advisors. The STEM Scholar Advisors serve as supplementary advisors to students with the STEM Scholar scholarship designation as well as all Honors students with a STEM major or interest.

Their role is to connect students to opportunities in and out of the classroom as well as within and beyond UConn and to support them in their growth and development as the next generation of innovators, researchers, entrepreneurs, and problem-solvers. They coordinate events, programs, courses, and opportunities to support students, and work closely with the Honors and Enrichment team, departments on campus, and partners beyond UConn to help students explore areas of interest in including leadership and professional development, research, education abroad, and internships.

Kaitlin received a B.S. in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology from UConn and a M.A.Ed. in Higher Education from Virginia Tech. She advises the STEM Scholar Executive Board, a leadership board for the STEM Scholar Community and oversees Honors in STEM, a registered student organization open to all Honors students interested in STEM. She is also one of the primary contacts for students with questions about the Honors Thesis, particularly in STEM fields.

She is committed to fostering an inclusive and supportive Honors community and is Husky Ally Safe Zone certified. She also serves as chair of the Persistence of Women in STEM committee at UConn.

Contact Kaitlin with any questions related to the above.

Current students: to schedule an appointment, please find her on AdvApp under Enrichment Programs.

For required STEM Scholar appointments, STEM Scholars should sign up with their assigned advisor.