Author: Marlese Lessing

Meet undergraduate student Christian Allyn

Horticulture and resource economics major Christian Allyn grew up in his beloved hometown of North Canaan, Connecticut, attending the Housatonic Valley Regional High School and participating in multiple events with the National FFA Organization. A seventh semester senior, Allyn is in the process of developing his own invasive plant consulting business and is heavily involved […]

Meet undergraduate Ester Wasserman

Seventh semester senior Ester Wasserman is from East Haddam, Connecticut. She’s been a counselor at the Hole in The Wall Gang Camp for three years, where she interacts with kids diagnosed with serious illnesses. A diagnostic genetic sciences major, Wasserman enjoys working with kids, watching documentaries and crafting needlepoint DNA structures. Here is what she […]

Meet undergraduate Sarah Mealy

Small-town student Sarah Mealy is from Plainville, Massachusetts. A seventh semester senior, she plays lacrosse and is passionate about traveling, sports medicine and maternal/global care. Mealy is currently studying athletic training as an undergraduate. She has worked as a Red Cross volunteer in Tanzania and hopes to go to medical school. Here is what she […]

Meet undergraduate Sarah Robbins

Honors student Sarah Robbins is a full time junior at the University of Connecticut. She has conducted research with UConn’s pathobiology department on infectious diseases and viral vectors. Robbins is also an Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) peer research ambassador, and she talks to undergraduate students about her lab experiences. A Manchester resident, Robbins enjoys […]

Meet undergraduate Luke Gersz

A senior natural resource and history dual degree student at the University of Connecticut Storrs campus, Luke Gersz has worked as an intern with the UConn Libraries’ Map and Geographic Information Center (MAGIC) during the spring 2016 semester. A Killingworth resident, Gersz enjoys hiking and the outdoors and hopes to work as a surveyor one […]