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Meet undergraduate Paige Gorman

Paige Gorman

Seventh semester senior Paige Gorman calls herself a “nerd for community service” and has worked in a soup kitchen for the homeless as well as in nursing homes. In addition, she is a Difference Makers Scholarship recipient. An Enfield resident, Gorman is actively involved in her sorority, Alpha Phi. She enjoys cooking and volunteering for the American Heart Association. Here is what she said about her experiences as a CAHNR student.

What attracted you to UConn? UConn has a great science program and a great healthcare program. It’s also close to home. There’s a place and organization for everyone on campus to get involved. It felt like it had a surplus of opportunity for me.

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Meet undergraduate Robyn French

Robyn French

California native Robyn French came a long way for her education here at UConn. A lover of animals and hiking, French wanted to venture out of her state to find new opportunities with wildlife management in Connecticut. French is also a Difference Makers Scholarship recipient. She commutes to school and lived in Litchfield before moving nearer to the Storrs campus last year. Here is what she said about her experiences as a CAHNR student.

What attracted you to UConn? I wanted to get a degree involving wildlife, and only one college in California—UC Davis—offered a program for it. It didn’t fit my ideals for a college, so I decided to look at colleges in Connecticut. I felt that UConn’s program far exceeded the programs offered in California. I figured since I’d lived in California my whole life, I wanted to venture out and try new things, such as moving across the country and going to school here.

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Meet undergraduate Keith Krueger

Keith Krueger

UConn baseball athlete Keith Krueger hails from Las Vegas, Nevada. He made the move to UConn after earning an associate’s degree in behavioral studies from Grossmont College in San Diego County. Krueger is a Difference Makers Scholarship recipient and a full time seventh semester senior on Storrs campus. He also helped his baseball team win the 2016 American Athletic Conference (AAC) tournament championship in May. Here is what he said about his experiences as a CAHNR student.

What attracted you to UConn? I came here for a few reasons. I was recruited to play baseball, and I was also attracted by the academics of the school. I felt like UConn took its academics and classes seriously. When I visited the campus, I really loved it and decided to attend here.

What is your major, and why did you choose it? I am an agriculture and resource economics major. I was interested in the marketing and business standpoint, along with the environmental part of it. Before I came here I didn’t know much about environmental policy, but I’ve learned a lot since then.

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Meet undergraduate Kaniz Koli

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Kaniz Koli

A first generation college student in her family, Kaniz Koli was born in Bangladesh before moving to the United States. She is a seventh semester diagnostic genetic sciences major here at UConn. In addition, Koli is a Difference Makers Scholarship recipient and enjoys traveling, reading, genetic research and religious study. She is part of UConn Empower and the Muslim Student Association. Here is what she said about her experiences as a CAHNR student.

What attracted you to UConn? I originally came to UConn for nursing. However, throughout my journey at UConn, I’ve explored many majors and careers and found diagnostic genetic sciences (DGS) to be the best one for me. I started all of my classes this semester, and, although it is a bit challenging, I am very happy to be doing this.

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Meet undergraduate Dawa Lama

Dawa Lama

Dawa Lama is a senior Nepalese student, majoring in allied health sciences. A certified nursing assistant and member of the Nepalese Student Association, as well as a full-time UConn student, Dawa has been living in the United States for four years now. She received the Difference Makers Scholarship last semester. Dawa enjoys dancing, playing guitar and fashion design. Here is what she said about her experiences as a CAHNR student.

What attracted you to UConn? My parents’ friends recommended UConn because of the Nepali community here. Allied health sciences will help prepare me for the future.

What is your major, and why did you choose it? I am in allied health sciences and plan to apply to an accelerated nursing program after I earn my BS degree in allied health sciences. I want to provide healthcare to those who have limited access to it. (more…)