We know our alums are doing great things in the world — want to share what you’ve been up to since graduation? Read about fellow alumni’s professional achievements and life-lessons learned below, then tell us about your own experiences and memories through UNH Alumni Tales. Fill out a few simple questions to tell alums, current students and future Wildcats your story!
Amanda Tombarelli '97 is a school counselor for the Virtual Learning Academy Charter School. She studied Art History at UNH and went to graduate schoo...
Mondi Lam '15 is a Digital Performance Specialist for the iProspect Hong Kong office. Born in the US and raised in Hong Kong, Mondi came back to the S...
Elizabeth Lapan '09 is a Project Manager for an interior design firm in Florida. She majored in art history and studied abroad in London and Ascoli du...
Bert Freedman '83 now owns his family Sporting Goods business, George & Phillips Inc. in Exeter, NH and is working with the Alumni Association plannin...
Catie Armstrong '12 is a Textile and CAD Designer for Town & Country Living. From South Korea to Nicaragua, Catie has traveled all around with a passi...
Michael Lavers '04 is the Blade’s International News Editor. He is a sought-after expert on LGBT rights in Latin America and appears on radio and tele...
Brett Desmarais '03 believes there is tremendous opportunity in the variety of academic and scholarship programs at the University of New Hampshire
Lacey Ryder '17 moved abroad after graduating from UNH to teach 3-16-year-olds in Madrid, Spain. She assists primary classroom teachers in leading act...
Rose Phipps '14 believes in UNH because she had an especially extraordinary experience with the faculty, who were always available when needed and ext...
The experience Sarah Zankowski '12 had in the UNH Art History department, and the support of the faculty, namely her academic advisor Patricia Emison,...
I believe in UNH because what you learn while at school, and who you meet while you are there, open so many doors for your future. The least I can do ...
"(UNH) offers a variety of educational opportunities to help broaden young minds, hopefully inspiring them to go out into the world." - Ashlei Laing '...
Without the opportunities Bridget Shanks '15 had to work in the Athletic Department as an undergrad, she would have never been able to find her passio...
The University of New Hampshire prepared Kathi Smith '08 to work hard and to go after her goals.
UNH helped Shane Chick '06 find a path in life that he had not even considered. Art has been the gateway to some really great things in his life.
All of my opportunities became available because I went to the University of New Hampshire.
Greg Tassinari '11 is in the UNH NYC almuni network. He graduated from with a business degree and has worked with Marriott International since graduat...
Richard Ross '66 commissioned through UNH Army ROTC at graduation in 1966, and left active duty as a Captain in the Ordnance Corps. After the Army, he...
Kelly Moynihan '14 is a UNH Alumna living in Chicago, IL, working for National Dairy Council's Sustainability Department
Charlie Smith '10 works for a small engineering firm in Bozeman, MT while living in his tiny house.
UNH has given me skills that have benefited me in all areas of my life, from personal development, to family and relationships, and professionally.
The history department pushed me to become an effective communicator, both verbally and in writing. It also fostered a curiosity and resourcefulness t...
Greg Whalen '08 was a UNH Business major and an Apple Campus Rep whose experience got him hired by Apple where he meet his idol Steve Jobs.
Jon Giegengack '93 started Hub Entertainment Research whose clients include Netflix, Comcast, Disney, HBO, Hulu, Sony Pictures, AMC, & Warner Brothers...
Michael Venn has been a filmmaker for the past few years directing, writing and producing short films, music videos, PSA's & feature documentaries. In...
I had wonderful experiences with my Academic Advisor during my first year at UNH. While working with her, I knew exactly what I wanted to do for my ca...
UNH provided me an opportunity to expand my knowledge, acquire additional degrees and work within the field of education which I have loved.
UNH was my first significant career step, and provided the skills necessary to excel as a professional.
Dylan Tooch loves living in the N.H. Seacoast, his job at Red Post Realty in Portsmouth, and helping others.
Jessica believes that the sociology & psychology courses she took at UNH helped her understand & connect with her clients in a deeper way.
What did you study at UNH? Master Of Intellectual Property at the UNH School of Law What were you doing 1 year out of college? I was working at a law ...
Outside of work, I volunteer as a mountain rescue professional on one of the busiest mountain rescue teams in the country.
I was admitted to the bar of the United States Supreme Court on 6/20/2016.
UNH was a great place to meet people of all interests and all walks of life and develop a better understanding of the world.
My incredible college experience helps me succeed in my job at Rutgers every day because I believe in state education's impact on each individual.
UNH was my home for four years and I still visit every year. I love UNH, Durham, and the Wildcat community.
I now work at HubSpot in Cambridge, MA, and help my wife's Etsy business, Petal and Branch, with digital marketing.
UNH taught me how to get along with people. In my business, how you interact and get along with your colleagues and clients is a big determinant of yo...
No matter where life takes me, UNH will always be my home and I will forever be a Wildcat!
"While my undergraduate days are nearly 20 years behind me, my UNH friends and acquaintances are still some of the strongest relationships I have outs...
"I believe in UNH because they believed in me. I will forever love UNH and I will forever #BleedBlue."
"The friends I made at UNH turned into family and we always find time to see each other and reconnect, no matter where in the world we are."
"UNH offers a great diversity of education, cultures, and exploration opportunities."
"UNH Manchester afforded me many opportunities, from working with the "Warmth from the Millyard" project and becoming a VISTA at UNH."
My studies at UNH Included pre- law classes taught by former prosecutors and defense attorneys, which led me to further legal education.
"My company -- Granite Sports -- has successfully negotiated contracts with multiple NFL franchises on behalf of clients."
"I believe in UNH because it provides options and flexibility for people at all stages of their lives to pursue an education."
"I own H6 Systems Inc. and design high power transmitters for the Army and Navy."
"UNH strengthened my academic skills and broadened my horizons through the study abroad program in London."
"My time at UNH has lead me to be a hard worker, an independent thinker, and a leader."
"I use my Theatre degree every day! Being a teacher, especially of elementary students, is rather like a performance day in and day out!"
"UNH is never afraid to break the mold."
"I thought I would be in Denver for a year or two, but am pushing 7 years here now."
"I attribute a lot from my experience at UNH and more importantly my time as a Greek Life member to where I am today."
UNH was a comfortable, safe and amazingly fun environment that also provided me with a well respected degree. I wouldn't change my experience for the ...
"There are very few things that I would attribute to what formed me as this person. UNH will always be on that list."
The UNH Denver Alumni group is full of passionate, inspired, and vivacious citizens, ready to change their community and their world.
"I believe in UNH because I am a better person for being a part of it. I am adventurous. I am curious. I am investigative. I am changed."
"My first job in Morse Hall helped foster my curiosity how software managed and visualized data, something I am still working on today at Facebook."
"The network from UNH got me to the career field I am in today. This has always been my dream and UNH helped me achieve it."
"UNH alumni are everywhere and Wildcats are always looking out for one another. I am proud to be from such a great university!"
"My hope for fellow Wildcats: Exude pride and remember where you came from."
"If not for my coaches, advisors, and professors, I would not have been able to achieve my goal of becoming an educator and coach."
With the help of the UNH Career Center, I landed an incredible opportunity as an Account Coordinator for a small boutique creative agency.
"It is safe to say that I have landed my dream job and could not be happier with where I am in my career."
"I look forward to traveling to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for the 2016 Summer Games and PyeongChang, South Korea for the 2018 Winter Games."
"UNH set the career I enjoy today in motion. My professors encouraged debate in class, which helped me uncover a passion I never knew I had."
"I believe in UNH because I am Wildcat. I bleed that blue and white, and I will be attending UNH events until I am covered in wrinkles."
"I loved studying literature, and I was first seriously encouraged to write at UNH."
"I never thought that a Mathematics degree would lead me to a career in consulting or running one of Boston's best fashion blogs."
"UNH taught me that I could do anything as long as I was willing to put in the hours."
"Always be learning; Be open to dynamic changes within an organization; Get out and explore!"
"For better or worse, I can honestly say that I would not be who or where I am, if I didn't learn to bleed blue and white."
"My years at UNH were years of growth and wise choices (mostly), which have impacted the rest of my life."
"I am a parochial vicar at Saint Dominic Church in Washington, DC. I have also had the opportunity to celebrate Mass at the Pentagon."
I couldn't have gotten back here without first starting here.
UNH provided the building blocks I needed to pursue my masters degree, and ultimately my career.
I'm working as a residential director in a building that houses 250 first year students, supervising a staff of 11, running most mornings, and loving ...
I get to spend time with some of the hardest working, most dedicated, and spirited students you'll find anywhere.
I believe in UNH because it led me to where I am today. I'm a 35-year-old that got a good education and has had an incredibly successful career.
I'm the cohost of one of the most popular outdoor shows in N.H., the Fish Nerds podcast.
What did you study at UNH? Business Administration What were you doing 1 year out of college? I was working at Colby-Sawyer College in the Campus Acti...
What did you study at UNH? Psychology What were you doing 1 year out of college? After graduating from UNH, I worked at a few jobs in the Human Servic...
What did you study at UNH? Business Administration and International Affairs What were you doing one year out of college? Anti-counterfeiting and inte...
I was the creative services director at several Maine TV stations for years before I sold my first book. It's about the world trip I took with my wife...
I make decisions based on gut, with a heavy emphasis on energy that someone or something projects. I was sold the moment I saw the campus.
UNH made me a more confident person and prepared me to take on the world.
Being so involved in the UNH community helped me realize how much I enjoyed my experience and eventually led me to a career in higher education.
With the education, training and support I received from UNH, I felt I could take on the world and make it a better place, both for myself and for the...
I believe in UNH because endless opportunities are presented to all to achieve a multitude of successes in life.
I changed my college plans from Syracuse to UNH at the last minute because I really felt at home here.
I am the co-chair of the board of UNH Young Hospitality Professionals, which fellow alum Emily Spencer ('10) and I formed two years ago.
I'm the digital director at NECN in Newton, Mass., overseeing the website, mobile apps and social media accounts. I still get to write a fair amount, ...
I have taken my media skills to a position as a project manager at a social media advertising agency in New York City.
UNH inspired my love for learning and played a huge role in the leader I've become today.
I live in southern China and oversee a staff of 38 Chinese managers. I've lived in Asia for 21 of the last 25 years.
I was recently named as a NASA Solar Systems Ambassador, so I will be putting on local STEM events that are endorsed by NASA.
After attending my first alumni event in NYC in 2013 …I have become actively involved in the network and recently started in my role as president.
I moved my life down to Florida four years ago to work for the PGA TOUR … I get to watch golf for a living. I can't complain.
As a transfer student I wasn't sure what to expect from UNH. I can safely say that transferring to UNH was the best life decision I have made to date....
My time at UNH showed me how to organize my time; they call it multi-tasking now, we just called it doing all your work.
Thanks to a UNH networking experience, I was happily employed at a full-time job before even graduating!
I believe in UNH because I am fortunate enough to work with student leaders every day and witness the difference they are making on campus and beyond.
As a sort of lost soul coming out of high school, my time at UNH opened doors for me to find a passion that I otherwise would have never found.
Inventors appreciate talking with a patent attorney who shares their passion for technology, and my time as a UNH physics major helps me to that end.
I wrote a first-person account about judging the casserole contest at the South Alabama State Fair. Hard-hitting journalism? No, but it was fun.
The environment that nurtured independent thought and opened my mind to new perspectives was the real benefit of my time at UNH.
We were determined to cultivate the craft beer movement from the ground up so we planted an acre of hops on our family farm.
My degree prepared me to be a thinker and a doer, to find answers to my questions and instilled confidence in my abilities to think for myself.
I am grateful for all of the professors, who gave of their time to help me to grow and learn.
I became executive director at New Hampshire Children's Trust, Inc., and serve on the Prevent Child Abuse America Chapter Network Executive Council.
I'm a business consultant, golf teacher, life skills coach, cancer survivor and Renaissance man of the polymath variety.
I loved my time at UNH; it's where I was also introduced to rugby, which became a huge part of my life.
At UNH, I received the great gift of enduring relationships that were, and still are, an important part of my personal and academic growth.
I'm a brewery managing co-owner, involved in a local economy non-profit, learning to fly and keeping up with outdoor adventures with my wife and dog.
From Day One, I learned to be an active participant in my educational journey. I wanted to study things I was interested in and passionate about.
Project- and industry-based learning is the way to go, and the UNH journalism degree gets that right.
I am working with mission-oriented non-profits and other organizations, helping them harness the power of digital strategy to do good in the world.
UNH bred a unique generation of curious, collaborative, thoughtful Wildcats whose talents and service enrich New Hampshire and the world.
Work as a peer adviser as an undergrad led me to an advising career with first- and second-year liberal arts students.
The networking and promotional work I did with WUNH and MUSO gave me valuable experience in social media before the term was even coined!
It’s a small world out there — made better by our shared experiences and unique perspectives.
An excellent liberal arts education ultimately launched my career in legal education.
My major was English/Journalism, but really I majored in the student newspaper, TNH — I was editor my senior year.