Hometown: Bronx, New York
I love who I have become at the University of Bridgeport. The endless opportunities I sought out and obtained has helped me grow both personally and professionally.
Becoming an R.A. as a freshman was an opportunity of a lifetime. As a Resident Assistant, I learned time management, professionalism, and a responsible work ethic, and discovered how rewarding it was to impact students in a positive way. In my junior year I was elected the Ernest C. Trefz School of Business Senator and met with Dean Lloyd Gibson to implement changes that my peers wanted to see. I also designed the first Ernest C. Trefz School of Business t-shirts, which I handed out at my town hall meeting. We were all full of school pride when we wore the t-shirt for the first time! My junior year ended with my successful run to be the Vice President of the Student Government Association for 2016-2017. I am excited to do great things with my senators this upcoming school year.
Last year I also started noticing how much food was being wasted at our dining hall and responded by establishing the first Food Recovery Network http://www.foodrecoverynetwork.org/ chapter at the University of Bridgeport. We recovered over 500 pounds of food during Spring ’16 semester, and donated all to the greater Bridgeport community.
I have so many stories like this. I always tell students that college is what you make of it. I have found that many believe it’s up to the University to give us a memorable student experience, but it is really up to us to make the best UB experience for ourselves.
I hope people look at my story and realize “UBecome” who you sought out to be!