Kathleen Renna was one of the nine students selected for the inaugural cohort of UConn BOLD scholars. Renna is a diagnostic genetic sciences major in allied health sciences and is slated to graduate in 2020.
UConn’s BOLD program focuses on encouraging women’s leadership on campus. A small group of students are selected to receive scholarships and work closely with program leadership and mentors to develop individualized projects for implementation during the summer between their junior and senior years. Recipients are connected with women faculty, staff, philanthropists, entrepreneurs and alumni, according to the BOLD website.
By Patsy Evans