Wildcats Spotlight

Political Science and Justice Studies Majors
Why did you choose UNH? I picked UNH because immediately stepping on campus it felt like home. At the time I had absolutely no idea where I wanted to go to school let alone what I wanted to do, and there was just something so special about campus that let me know UNH was where I was meant to me....
Psychology, Philosophy and Justice Studies Majors
A triple major in psychology, philosophy and justice studies with a minor in German, Gordon Unzen is busy. Interestingly, the most important lessons he’s learned at UNH...
History Major
When he stepped onto campus as a freshman, Peter Murray knew he wanted to study history. By the time he was a senior, he had added photography and a new appreciation for the visual arts to his varied interests, which include competitive powerlifting and working for the New Hampshire Air National...
Music Education Major
Brendan McWalter has enjoyed music since he was a child in Franklin, Mass.: music was his favorite class in elementary school, and he started playing saxophone when he was in 6th grade. “Music was a stress reliever for me,” he says. During high school, as a counselor at a summer music camp, he...
Political Science and International Affairs Majors
When she first arrived at UNH, Abrita Kuthumi thought she would study medicine. But, after studying abroad and a Washington, D.C., internship, she switched her major to political science and ...
Anthropology and History Majors
Originally from the small town of Homewood, Ala., Sarah Jarrar found a home at UNH as a sophomore transfer student in 2018. “I immediately felt welcomed by the faculty,” she says, “and was eager to learn more about what UNH had to offer.” A commuter student from Bow, NH, Jarrar has maximized her...
Women's and Gender Studies Major
Whether it’s participating in a campus-wide discussion on equity, justice and freedom or working at the Beauregard Center, Taryn Duncan draws energy from connection. It has, however, required her to step out of her comfort zone. “I’m shy, but I still enjoy meeting new people,” she says. The Windsor...
Communication Major
Although she entered UNH undeclared, Makenna Comeau trusted that COLA had many options for someone with diverse interests in anthropology, psychology and the humanities.  “It was important for me to test the waters before settling into a major because I wanted to make the very best decision for my...
Sociology and Justice Studies Majors
Laura Clancy wasn’t sure she wanted to attend UNH. The daughter and sister of former Wildcats, the Rhode Island native initially wanted to attend a larger school, perhaps farther away. But now, looking back on her UNH experience, she knows it was the right choice. “UNH has everything I wanted:...
Refugee Composers of the Twentieth Century: The Impact of Displacement on Musical Identity During World War II
The spark of interest for Kylie Smith's article entry in UNH's Undergraduate Research Journal Inquiry  began with her first Music History course, taught by Professor Rose Pruiksma. With a new-found interest in long-term research, a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SEED) grant, and...
Political Science and International Affairs Majors
Linguistics and Spanish Majors
As a linguistics major, I am interested in the scientific study of the ways that language functions in the world. Through coursework and time as a research assistant in the linguistics program at UNH, I read about and worked on projects relating to social identity and language variation in New...