Cristina Carpentier

Undergrad: Stonehill College

Major: Psychology

Hometown: Cranston, RI

Assistantship: Residential Life – Assistant Residence Hall Director

Bio: I’m from Cranston, RI and went to Stonehill College in Massachusetts where my passion for people pushed me to study psychology. While there, I was an orientation leader, dance club member, and avid Netflix watcher (amongst other things) but was most interested in community service. I volunteered regularly with Best Buddies – an organization that provides social opportunities for individuals with intellectual disabilities – and was a participant, leader, and then intern for Stonehill’s service immersion trip program. I grew to really appreciate service experiences because they challenged my perspective and pushed me out of my comfort zone; they created space for me to critically examine social justice, solidarity, privilege, and diversity. I’m excited to learn more about creating such an atmosphere for future college students.

After graduating, I moved across the country to beautiful Juneau, Alaska for a year of service with Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest/AmeriCorps. Since August I have been volunteering full time in an art studio that doubles as a day habilitation space for adults experiencing disabilities with an interest in creating art and it has been beyond amazing.  In my free time I love cooking, eating, listening to music, crafting, drawing, dancing, and being outside. I am looking forward to meeting all of you and starting my next adventure at UConn!