Undergrad: Eastern Connecticut State University
Hometown: Windham, CT
Assistantship: Off-Campus and Commuter Student Services
Bio: Hello all! My name is Morgan LaFlamme. I am from Windham, Connecticut—just fifteen minutes from the UConn Storrs campus—where I attended Eastern Connecticut State University. As an English Major, I spent my first two years of undergrad believing I would pursue a career in education, specializing in Secondary Ed. English. However, during my junior year a mentor offered me the position of Social Media Intern for the English Department. This role allowed me to make connections with not only my peers within my major, but also faculty and staff, as well as many students outside of the department. This experience encouraged me to branch out and get involved in a wider variety of activities, such as serving as a contributing writer for a campus newsletter, and treasurer for ECSU’s English Honor Society. Through these activities, I developed a student-centered and community based approach to working in the higher education environment. The feelings that arose from contributing to the success of other students and building community within the campus made it clear that I had found my passion.
Due to the belief that my hometown has shaped who I am as an individual, I found it important to stay relatively close to home—with opportunities to give back to my community. With this in mind, I am welcoming the transition from a small liberal arts university to a much larger research university. I look forward to not only learning and growing alongside my cohort, but gaining meaningful experience as the GA for Off-Campus and Commuter Student Services. Husky pride!