Counselor Chayanna Acevedo

Chayanna Acevedo

Admissions regions: Washington, D.C.,
Maryland, Massachusetts (Norfolk County except Milton city and Bristol County),
North Carolina, Western New York (except Southern Tier East), Virginia and Georgia
International regions:  Canada and Indian subcontinent


Hi! I’m your admissions counselor, Chayanna. Here’s a little bit about myself, as well as my contact information. I look forward to working with you!

(603) 862-2875


Where is your favorite place on campus?
The Office of Multicultural Student Affairs (OMSA)

What’s your favorite thing to eat on campus?
Ice cream at the Dairy Bar. Especially on a hot day.

Favorite memory at UNH?
Seeing President Barack Obama speak on campus at the Whittemore Center. Standing in line for hours reminded me of how politically active and dedicated our students and community are. So wonderful to have been part of a movement with more than 8,000 students, faculty, staff and community members from the New England area!

What makes UNH so special?
The community and the ability for students to transform into the best versions of themselves through all of the academic, co-curricular and social opportunities here at UNH. As an alum, I truly believe that those who take risks and explore outside of their comfort zones are the ones who will have made the most of their UNH experience.

What’s your favorite UNH tradition?
Black Family Weekend - Every year the Black Student Union of UNH holds a weekend-long event in celebration of black families, unity, community and black culture.

Where did you grow up?
Manchester, NH

What college did you attend/degree earned?
UNH '13, B.S. in Social Work

No pets … My mom and dad are my favorite and most important and influential people in the world. I am the youngest of four siblings. I have three sisters and a brother. I am also an auntie of seven nieces and nephews … the eighth one is on its way!

Do you have any hidden talents?
I would like to think I’m a good dancer. I LOVE to dance. I danced from the age of 3 up to my first year at UNH. I took classes in ballet, jazz, tap, pointe and hip-hop.

Any fun facts about yourself?
I was on the dance team my first year at UNH.

What’s the coolest thing you’ve ever done in your life?
I was the first person in my family to graduate from college. I am currently a student in the Master of Education in Educational Studies program. I’ve been a Wildcat since 2009!