Author: John Harbison

Rowe Alumni Spotlight: Tanya Miller

Tanya Miller

UConn Year of Graduation (Undergraduate): 2022
Undergraduate Major(s): Physiology and Neurobiology
Currently Employed By: UConn Pre-Medical & Pre-Dental Advising Office
Updates: Currently I’m a nursing student and will graduate with my Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) this August. Once I pass my boards, I’ll officially be a licensed registered nurse. In addition to my current studies at Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, I’ve continued working part-time for my undergrad’s Pre-Medical & Pre-Dental Advising Office. Through this role, I’ve grown my passion as a mentor, a communicator, and a social media creator. This ties in nicely with the social media account @nursetmillz. I love sharing pieces of my nursing journey with others and answering questions about nursing school. I want to use my platform to help highlight each healthcare professional’s unique role by sharing my friends’ stories and understanding why they chose X over Y or vice versa. I hope these posts will help others choose the career path that’s best for them before investing their time and money into any particular road. 

Rowe Alumni Spotlight: Yvette Oppong

Yvette Oppong

UConn Year of Graduation (Undergraduate): 2021
Undergraduate Major(s): Environmental Studies, B.A
Currently Employed By: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
Updates: I am currently a post-baccalaureate trainee at the NIEHS where I am working with Dr. Chandra Jackson in the Social & Environmental Determinants of Health Equity Group in the Epidemiology Branch. In this role, I currently assist postdocs on current projects, activities, and manuscripts, as well as attend seminars.

Rowe Alumni Spotlight: Romoye Sohan

Romoye Sohan

UConn Year of Graduation (Undergraduate): 2021
Undergraduate Major(s): Biological Sciences
Currently Employed By: UConn Health Graduate School
Updates: Since graduating from UConn, I have been grateful to have had the opportunity to be a part of the 2023 Young Innovative Investigators Program (YIIP) Cohort under the Cato T. Laurencin Institute for Regenerative Engineering. I am currently in the final semester of the 2-year master’s program and will be graduating in May 2023 with my Master’s in Biomedical Sciences. I spent the past two years working in a Vascular Biology lab that focuses on prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) in prostate cancer. This program has allowed me extensive exposure to both bench and clinical research, allowing me to hone in on my lab skillset and build a greater understanding of the science behind medicine as I aspire towards my goal of medical school.