Voices of Wildcats - Student Stories

Success looks different for every UNH student. Welcome to the Voices of Wildcats video series, where you’ll find unique success stories of UNH Wildcats from a variety of majors and backgrounds. Start watching to witness how the choices these students made and the opportunities they accepted shaped their UNH journeys. 

Emma Breslend

Small Actions, Big Difference

Tuesday, August 16, 2022
Emma Breslend '22, a Recreation Management and Policy major, transitioned from learning about recreation management in the classroom to living out her passion in a full-time position after graduation, as the Program Supervisor at Nottingham Parks and Recreation. Through support and contagious enthusiasm from her professors, Emma gained the confidence to make her dream of helping others a reality. She now knows that small acts of service can make a big difference in community recreation. Read More
Sophia Bolduc

An Eye-opening Internship

Thursday, August 11, 2022
Sophia Bolduc '23 experienced an eye-opening internship with the Community Action Partnership of Strafford County. Her marketing and communications work with the nonprofit provided her with the skills employers are looking for. Interacting one-on-one with food pantry clients inspired in her a desire to continue helping her community. The internship showed Sophia just how much she can do with her major, leaving her excited for the future after graduation. Read More
Joey Nebeler ‘22

A Home Away From Home

Tuesday, July 19, 2022
What first drew Joey Neleber '22 to UNH was his feeling that the campus was a home away from home. But over time, he discovered many more reasons to stay, including his professors who encouraged him to pursue his passion: computer science. With graduation approaching, Joey feels more ready than ever to chase after his dreams working full time at Visa as a software engineer and Spaitr – a startup he co-founded with a fellow student at UNH’s ECenter. Read More
Hannah Donahue ‘22

The Best Decision She Ever Made

Tuesday, July 19, 2022
From day one, Hannah Donahue '22 knew the University of New Hampshire was the right fit for her – not just for its renowned business program or classic campus feel, but for how it made her feel at home. Over the course of four years, she feels so lucky for the support that UNH has given her to manage, lead and succeed. Now, she’s headed to Hubspot where she’s hoping to use her business management degree and grow her career while uplifting others along the way. Read More
Selena Richards

Setting a Proud Example

Friday, July 1, 2022
Selena Richards '22 grew up with a passion for technology that took her from computer games to programming -- and eventually the University of New Hampshire's top-ranked computer science program, where she got in with a full scholarship. Four years later, Selena isn’t just the first in her family to attend and graduate from college: she’s headed for a dream position at IBM. Read More
Mel Nagashima

Taking an Unexpected Path

Friday, July 1, 2022
Mel Nagashima ’22 never expected to enter the field of nonprofit communications when he first arrived at UNH. Yet his work helping immigrant families with the Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center during the Semester-in-the-City program made possible a new path that is leading him to change the Boston community after graduation through a full-time job with The Boston Foundation. Read More
Maeve Kelley '22

Into the Wild

Friday, February 11, 2022
Maeve Kelley ’22 followed her parents’ footsteps to UNH for its amazing life sciences program. After taking an intro to conservation class her first year on campus, her passion for animals and wildlife quickly became her calling. This past summer, she waded through wetlands in southern New Hampshire for a paid research position studying turtles. Read More
Voices of Wildcats - Caterina Roman

Getting Her Hands Dirty in the Field

Tuesday, December 28, 2021
There is only one planet and therefore we must use our resources wisely. Caterina Roman ’22 has spent the past 4 years at UNH growing her knowledge and expertise in the world of sustainable agriculture in the hopes of getting her Ph.D. — and eventually becoming a lead scientist at an indoor growing facility that produces local food in urban settings. Read More
Voices of Wildcats - Joel Nkounkou

Building an Idea Into a Business

Tuesday, December 28, 2021
Have you ever thought you might have the next big idea? That’s what happened to Joel Nkounkou ’18 one night at UNH when he asked himself if college textbooks could be more cost efficient and less of a barrier for students. After all, if you can download millions of songs a month for one price, why shouldn’t you be able to do the same with textbooks required on the syllabus? Read More
Voices of Wildcats - Lauren Schoeller

Born To Be an Orthopedic Surgeon

Tuesday, December 28, 2021
Lauren Schoeller’s future was anything but certain. The ’21  grad was born with a rare condition that resulted in years of operations working to correct musculoskeletal abnormalities. Today, Lauren’s tenacity, grit, and passion for medicine, has led her to pursue a degree in biomedical science and become an orthopedic surgeon. And she is well on her way. Read More
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