Rosie Donegan


Senior Rosie Donegan, from Melbourne, Australia, came to the University of New Hampshire for its track and cross-country program, its location in a small New England town, and for its proximity to Boston and New York. She enjoys that UNH offers strong academics as well as athletics in a relaxed atmosphere. Currently she is captain of the women’s cross-country team and was awarded the NCAA Division I Elite 90 Award for excellence in athletics and academics at the 2015 Cross Country Championships.  Rosie is a member of the University Honors Program and is majoring in political science, minoring in French and also working on a master of arts degree in political science, which she will complete in 2017. She spent this past summer in Washington, D.C., as an advocacy intern for a non-profit organization that advocates for victims of torture, primarily from Africa. She joined the student editorial board to develop skills for her future career and to enrich her final undergraduate year. Rosie plans to stay in the United States, ideally live in Boston and work in government relations for a non-profit or private firm. She says, “I want a job where I can do research and writing, and develop personal connections.”