Sociology

Whitney O’Connell ’21

A Sense of Purpose

Traditionally, the stories featured in UNH Today’s “The Places They’ll Go” are all about where new graduates are headed. Not so for Whitney O’Connell ’21. By the time she received her master’s degree in May, she was already gone. Read More

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