Rowe Alumni Spotlight

Rowe Alumni Spotlight: Leonela Villegas

UConn Year of Graduation (Undergraduate): 2012
Undergraduate Major(s): Chemical Engineering
Currently Employed By: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Pediatric Resident – PL2
Updates: I’m currently in the 2nd year of my Pediatric Residency at CHOP and enjoying the challenges that come with higher acuity patients!

I am slowly figuring out where my interests lie and deciding between Primary Care and Nephrology. However, my passion for Global Health is my main driving factor and I was able to participate in a Primary Care elective in the Dominican Republic last year. I look forward to engaging in different experiences within the next year and a half!

Rowe Alumni Spotlight: Devorah Donnell

UConn Year of Graduation (Undergraduate): 2009
Undergraduate Major(s): Biology
Updates: I am finishing Family Medicine Residency at Tufts Family Medicine Residency at Cambridge Health Alliance. After I finish residency this year, I will be moving back to CT to begin working as a PCP this coming Fall! I have been serving as Resident Director for MassAFP, and Mentor for Primary Care Progress chapters. I enjoy leadership, full spectrum reproductive health, medical education, and spending time with my family and adorable nieces and nephew.

Rowe Alumni Spotlight: Mallory Perry

UConn Year of Graduation (Undergraduate): 2014
Undergraduate Major(s): Nursing
Currently Employed By: Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, Registered Nurse (Pediatric Intensive Care Unit)
Updates: Currently enrolled in UConn School of Nursing’s BS-PhD program. I successfully defended my general exam in June 2017 and was awarded my Masters of Science. I also am a certified pediatric nurse (CPN) as of May 2017. I am currently in my dissertation phase of studies with an expected graduation date of May 2019.

Rowe Alumni Spotlight: Sarah Ollayos

UConn Year of Graduation (Undergraduate): 2017
Undergraduate Major(s): Nutritional Science
Currently Employed By: Yale New Haven Hospital, Dietetic Intern
Updates: I am currently spending one year working as a dietetic intern at Yale New Haven Hospital. Upon graduation from this program I will be able to take my Registered Dietitian Exam to become an RD. I am taking classes at YNHH and participating directly in patient care. Some of the services I have been on include, Oncology, Surgery, MICU, and Renal. I also had the opportunity to write policies and procedures for the first centralized breast milk fortification room in New England that just opened at YNHH.

Rowe Alumni Spotlight: Athena Tao

UConn Year of Graduation (Undergraduate): 2014
Undergraduate Major(s): Pharmacy
Currently Employed By: Kaiser Permanente, Pharmacist
Updates: After graduating with a PharmD in 2016, I moved to Seattle for a new start and new opportunities! Currently, I spend half of my time working as a mail-order pharmacist at Kaiser Permanente of Washington and half of my time as a freelance illustrator.

Rowe Alumni Spotlight: Rishi Kothari

UConn Year of Graduation (Undergraduate): 2009
Undergraduate Major(s): Computer Science
Currently Employed By: University of California San Francisco, Liver transplant anesthesiology fellow
Updates: Moved to San Francisco to pursue liver transplant anesthesiology and dip my feet in to Silicon Valley, maybe come away with a consulting position or connections to the startup world in med tech!

Rowe Alumni Spotlight: John Zyzo

Dr. John Zyzo

UConn Year of Graduation (Undergraduate): 2012
Undergraduate Major(s): Molecular and Cell Biology
Currently Employed By: Waterbury Smiles and Old Greenwich Dental Associates, Licensed General Dentist
Updates: Recently graduated from Danbury Hospital GPR and currently practicing comprehensive general dentistry in Waterbury and Greenwich, CT.