Abby Colburn of South Windsor, Connecticut has become an active member of the UConn community through conducting research, studying abroad and taking on a variety of leadership roles. After she graduates in May 2016 with a degree in allied health sciences, Abby hopes to become an orthopedic surgeon in sports medicine. Here is what she said about her experiences as a CAHNR student.
What attracted you to UConn? I actually did not plan to come to UConn. However, my parents and my brother all attended UConn, it was affordable, and I was impressed by the unique allied health sciences program.
Why did you choose your particular major? I knew that I wanted to be on the pre-medical track, and, initially, I wanted to major in biology. However, when I discovered the allied health program, I liked that it provided many different career options. Also, I had the opportunity to meet a few allied health professors prior to starting UConn, and I decided that allied health was the best fit. (more…)