Alumni

English M.S.T. | Teacher
We are pleased to announce that Melissa Rachel, a teacher at the Morristown-Beard School in Morristown, NJ, has completed the requirements for The Master of Science for Teachers (M.S.T.). The M.S.T. is a degree designed specifically for practicing English teachers who want to deepen their knowledge...
English M.S.T. | Teacher
We are pleased to announce that Francesca Kennedy, a kindergarten teacher at Mast Way School in Lee, NH, has completed the requirements for The Master of Science for Teachers (M.S.T.). The M.S.T. is a degree designed specifically for practicing English teachers who want to deepen their knowledge of...
Music Education B.M, Conducting M.A. | Graduate Assistant at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln
What you are currently doing for work and how did you get there? Currently I am a D.M.A. candidate focusing in wind band conducting at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where I will be serving as the band graduate assistant. I graduated with my B.M. in music education at UNH before teaching at...
German and Genetics: Genomics Majors | Graduate Student, Universität Würzburg
What are you currently doing for work or further education? I am currently enrolled as a master’s student at the Julius-Maximilians Universität Würzburg and am in the last 6 months of my studies; I plan to stay here for my Ph.D. as well.  I had always wanted to move to Germany after my...
Political Science Major | Political and Economic Affairs Officer
What are some of your strongest memories of UNH? I have so many great memories from my time at UNH, but my involvement with the UNH College Democrats really sticks out in my mind. By getting involved with the College Dems, I made lifelong friendships with other students and faculty and was able to...
Theatre Major | Actor and Theatre Teacher
My time at UNH was consumed with theater and dance. I spent a lot of time in the dance studio with Gay Nardone, who is still teaching. I also spent a lot of time in PCAC with Carol Lucha Burns, she was tough but so honest. ...
Philosophy Major | Bioinformatics Scientist at NIH
Why did you major in philosophy? I majored in philosophy because it was the only discipline where we could explicitly tackle certain meta-level questions that don’t get addressed elsewhere. For instance, what is science and how do we differentiate it from other disciplines? Why is quantum mechanics...
Philosophy Major | Quality Assurance Team Manager at Apple
Why did you major in philosophy? I grew up in the Philosophy Department (quite literally — my father is Professor deVries)! Philosophy has always been part of my life, I learned at a young age how to argue and question, (with very solid logic) both to the benefit and chagrin of my Dad. However, I...
Philosophy Major | Social Worker
Why did you major in philosophy? As a first-generation undergrad at UNH, I had limited insight regarding my career path. I wanted to “help people” but didn’t particularly know who or how to do so. Choosing first semester freshman year classes was intimidating, and my strategy was fairly random. “...
Theatre & History Majors | Academic Coordinator at Rosie's Theater Kids / Acting Coach
What are you currently doing for work and what was the path you took to get here? I currently work at Rosie's Theater Kids, a non-profit after-school theatre program co-founded by Rosie O'Donnell, which provides musical theatre training to underserved teens in NYC. I moved to the Big Apple five...
Political Science and International Affairs Majors | Legislative Assistant
My main areas of focus are education and workforce, labor, housing and disability policy. My primary responsibility is to make policy recommendations to the larger staff and Senator related to legislation to support....
MUSIC EDUCATION & MUSIC THEORY/ COMPOSER, CONDUCTOR, EDUCATOR
The UNH Department of Music is extremely proud to share news of the international success of alumnus Karl Blench ’03 (BM Music Education/BM Music Theory). Karl was recently invited to serve as the orchestrator for Wild Symphony, a new children’s book with corresponding music by noted New Hampshire...