Spotlight

Business Administration: Management and Justice Studies Dual Major
Why did you choose UNH? I decided to attend the University of New Hampshire primarily because I moved away from my hometown in New Hampshire to attend high school in Florida. I always knew that I planned on coming back to New England because of the educational opportunities and my roots here....
English/Journalism Major | Patriots Beat Writer
I'm a Patriots beat writer for MassLive.com (read article). I've been covering the Patriots full-time since 2014. I spent the...
Music Education Major | Fulbright Grantee
I am currently a 2022–23 Fulbright Grantee based in Vienna, Austria. Here I will be conducting research while assisting in the education of English-language learners at the secondary level and participating in cultural exchange that fosters mutual understanding between Austria and the United States...
Homeland Security and Russian Majors
"I had always craved to learn more about the world, and its many different cultures, and Russian satisfied that."
History: Museum Studies M.A. | Museum Director
Sofia Thornblad is executive director of the Horatio Colony House Museum in Keene, NH. She was previously an intern at the museum and was able to learn many of the position’s responsibilities during that time.
History Major and MBA | Owner, Coed Sportswear LLC
After graduating from UNH in 1990, I started an apparel business, Coed Sportswear. The business purchased the trademark for Coed Naked, and Coed Naked would become arguably the greatest selling and most recognized t-shirt in the country.
Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Special Education, M.Ed.
I am from Brazil. I lived in the United States for the first time in 2018 because my mother came to do part of her doctorate as a visiting scholar at UNH. When we came, I tried to make the most of the experience I had with her, building my network and thinking about my professional future, since...
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.
Secondary Theatre Education and Design & Theatre Technology Major
Hometown: Dedham, Mass. What made you choose UNH? I was looking for schools that had a secondary theatre education major and when I visited UNH I fell in love with the campus! I found a place where I could pursue a career in theatre education and, hopefully someday, become a professional theatre...
Communication and International Affairs Majors
Mel Nagashima ‘22 came to UNH interested in all things media and the opportunity to step outside his comfort zone. When he got involved in the Semester-in-the-City program, he found his spark and passion: helping immigrant families in the U.S. Now, he’s headed to Boston for a dream full-time job in...
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...
Sociology Major
Hometown: Plymouth, Minn. What made you choose UNH? I play on the Women’s Ice Hockey team here at UNH, so recruitment was a big part of my choosing process. I stepped onto the UNH campus when I was 15, and it just felt like home. I knew I was going to spend my college years here. Durham is awesome...