Major: Forensic Psychology
Hometown: Bogota, NJ
Assistantship: HESA Program
Bio: Hi friends! My name is Elizabeth and I'm from a small town in Bergen County, New Jersey. Up until my first semester sophomore year, I was convinced I would secure a job working for the FBI after I graduated. That was true until my mentor convinced me to apply and I was accepted into NASPA's Undergraduate Fellows Program. That spring semester I was funded to go to the national conference, but still skeptical that any of this student affairs "stuff" was relevant to a forensic psychology student like myself. It was sitting in this conference that I was motivated and inspired by the keynote speakers and humbled by all of the other undergraduate students passionate about what they did on their prospective campuses. Since then, the NUFP program as well as my involvement on campus have been pivotal in my exploration and deeper understanding of the field. During my time as an undergrad I was involved in a number of student clubs and organizations as well as worked with a number of different offices. Some of the positions I've held during this time include being a resident assistant, tour guide for undergraduate admissions, and Intercultural Ambassador for our Office of Intercultural Leadership.
Interesting fact about me I was born in Nigeria! On my down time you can usually find me in the kitchen. I love cooking and going to try new restaurants. Also, I play the trumpet, which I picked up sometime around my sophomore year. Excited to start a new chapter of my life in Connecticut and looking forward to learning new things at UConn.