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.
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.
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.
UConn Year of Graduation (Undergraduate): 2012 Undergraduate Major(s): Chemical Engineering Currently Employed By: Updates: I finished my Pediatrics Residency at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in June 2019! I decided to stay at CHOP and pursue my Pediatric Nephrology fellowship with a focus on global health.
UConn Year of Graduation (Undergraduate): 2018 Undergraduate Major(s): Individualized: Health Human Sciences Currently Employed By: Updates: Entering the second year of my doctoral program and I am working on a manuscript, an F31 grant application and a Ford Foundation fellowship application! Also running my fifth half this upcoming November which is relevant since Rowe inadvertently introduced me to running (thank you Tanya!)
UConn Year of Graduation (Undergraduate): 2014 Undergraduate Major(s): Pharmaceutical Studies Currently Employed By: CVS Pharmacy, Pharmacy Manager Updates: I got married last August and we’re in the process of furnishing our new home in Windsor.
UConn Year of Graduation (Undergraduate): 2018 Undergraduate Major(s): Cognitive Science Currently Employed By: Updates: After graduating from UConn in 2018, I moved to West Virginia and started medical school at WVSOM. I am currently in my second year here and life has changed quite a bit. I went from being super involved with clubs and extracurricular activities in undergrad, and now most of my time is spent studying. Academics can be tough but I love learning clinical skills and applying what we are learning to real life situations. I am involved with a few organizations at my school, including being VP of the National Osteopathic Women Physicians Association (NOWPA). Other than that, nothing else is new, besides the fact that most of this year will be me preparing for my national board exams in May/June. If anyone wants to learn more about osteopathic medicine or applying to DO schools I am happy to help!
UConn Year of Graduation (Undergraduate): 2017 Undergraduate Major(s): Molecular and Cell Biology, Nutritional Sciences Currently Employed By: Updates: I am currently a first-year in medical school. In the past 2 years, I completed a M.S. in Nutritional Sciences at UConn and worked as a medical scribe for Scribe America. I have worked in the emergency departments at St. Mary’s and St. Francis. I was a Project Manager for Scribe America at UConn where I helped establish the scribe program at UConn Dermatology. I also worked in Internal Medicine, Orthopedics, and ENT at UConn. During my master’s degree, I also worked as a tutor for the UConn athletes and a Starbucks barista.
UConn Year of Graduation (Undergraduate): 2019 Undergraduate Major(s): Biomedical Engineering Currently Employed By: Doctoral Student Updates: Got an apartment, got furniture and all of that. I’m a first year PhD student at UConn in Biomedical Engineering with a focus on Brain-Computer Interfaces.
UConn Year of Graduation (Undergraduate): 2017 Undergraduate Major(s): Nutritional Science Currently Employed By: Yale New Haven Hospital, Registered Dietitian Updates: I am currently working as a Clinical Dietitian in acute rehab / long term care. I oversee both a 120 and 124 bed skilled nursing facility to assure quality nutritional services are provided to all residents, including patients with enteral and parenteral nutrition requirements, pressure injuries, chewing and swallowing difficulties, and significant weight loss. I am hoping to pursue my certification in nutrition support in the near future!