Alumni

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...
Writing M.F.A. | Writer
“So be a writer.” These were the words spoken to Rose Whitmore when she was caught between an unfulfilling job and her desire to write full-time, ultimately leading to her enrollment in UNH’s MFA Writing program. A 2013 graduate, Whitmore is now making a name for herself as a writer.
Philosophy Major | Archaeologist
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Music Education Major | Elementary Music Teacher
What are you currently doing for work and how did you get to this point? I have spent this year in Cardiff, Wales, earning a Masters in voice performance. I met some exchange students from Cardiff University while at UNH, and lived and attended school with them after I graduated with my Bachelor’s...
English Teaching and Spanish Majors, Teaching Masters | Fulbright Teacher
What are you currently doing for work and how did you get to this point? After graduating UNH with majors in English Teaching and Spanish, I stayed at UNH to finish my Master’s in Teaching. During this year I applied for a Fulbright fellowship to teach English in Spain which is what I will be doing...
English Major | Retired U.S. Military General
Following in her father’s footsteps, General Lori Robinson ‘81 came to the University of New Hampshire and developed newfound confidence and lifelong connections. Watch Video.
English and Women's Studies Majors | Co-Founder & CEO, Koya Leadership Partners
Work-life integration skills gained at UNH strengthen the capacity of Katie Bouton '96 to create a positive impact through Koya Leadership Partners. Watch video.