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Alexander Torno

Phone: (603) 862-0731
Office: UNH Admissions, Smith Hall, Durham, NH 03824

Hi! I’m your admissions counselor, Alex. Here’s a little bit about me and what I enjoy most about UNH. I look forward to working with you!


Where is your favorite place on campus?

The fourth floor of the Diamond Library, specifically in the cubicles. It’s the perfect place to get work done, plus it’s right next to the café for when you need to get through that final push.

What’s your favorite thing to eat on campus?

Bamee. Their creamy Tom Yum is so good, and they have the BEST Boba on campus.

Favorite memory at UNH?

When I was a senior in High School, my family went to a UNH hockey game to celebrate my acceptance to UNH.

What makes UNH so special?

For me, it’s the way students are able to get involved outside of the classroom. Whether it’s clubs, research, or events on campus, there is something for everyone here that is great at facilitating student growth.

What’s your favorite UNH tradition?

My favorite tradition is probably rubbing the Wildcat’s nose. It’s supposed to bring good luck to students before exams or other important events. This symbolic gesture has become a rite of passage for many UNH students (myself included), and the shiny nose of the Wildcat just shows how popular the tradition is.

Where did you grow up?

Sanford, Maine.

What college did you attend/degree earned?

I graduated from the University of Maine in 2019 with a B.A. in French and a minor in Psychology and Franco-American Studies. I just started my masters here at UNH and am expected to graduate in 2025.


I have an identical twin, Logan. I also have a cat, and his name is Zanzibar; he’s my pride and joy. He wears his little UNH collar, and a fun fact about him is he has thumbs.

Do you have any hidden talents?

My hidden talent is being able to solve a Rubix cube. My fastest time was 17.1 seconds, and I haven’t touched one since.

Any fun facts about yourself?

Two of my favorite things are learning languages and reading. So, I made a hobby out of collecting one of my favorite books, The Little Prince, in as many languages as I can. I currently have around 40 copies. Some of my favorites are in Klingon, 14th Century French, and a French Pop-up.

What’s the coolest thing you’ve ever done in your life?

After graduating college, I moved abroad to France to teach English! I worked in two schools. One was a trade school specializing in fashion. The other was working with refugees, and it was such a humbling experience that really made me realize the power of education.