As a social work and women’s studies dual major, Emma has always been passionate about activism and community service.
Amber grew up riding horses – her grandfather first introduced them to her –and she also knew she wanted to go to veterinary school. UNH was the perfect match for her.
“I’ve definitely become more confident – that’s for sure...I think I’ve become more open-minded as well. [Learning about] diversity and inclusion has been really important to me. I learned a lot about how we can understand each other despite different cultures and backgrounds.”
Avery Van De Water
Avery’s path to academic success and professional promise has not been linear or smooth.
Caitlin is the eighth generation on her family farm in Conway, Mass. a town of 2,000 people and no stoplights.
As a first-generation college student originally from Bowling Green, Ohio, Katie didn’t know anyone when she arrived in Durham and she had little personal framework for how to effectively navigate her new life here.
Jacob has always known that he wants to serve his country. For him, joining the Army National Guard, and eventually the University of New Hampshire Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC), was not a choice but a calling.
“My father moved to the U.S. for work opportunities when I was two years old. I didn’t see him again until I was 14.” (Walkania)
The pivotal moment in Robert’s college career happened when he took a physical education inclusion class. It was here that Robert learned ways to include people of all abilities into physical education classes — and why not doing so has physical and social implications.
Stories are very important to Abbey’s life. A communication major with a strong background in studio art, she’s passionate about capturing, creating and sharing stories through photography, videography and fine art.