Spotlight

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...
Music Education Major
Why did you choose UNH? I chose UNH because it was a school I felt very comfortable with. There was so much vibrant energy when I first visited UNH, and it helped me fall in love with the program. As well, I loved that I could get involved in anything and everything. It feels like there is a club...
Communication: Media Practices Major | Content Coordinator, Vimeo
I'm currently working as the content studio coordinator on the social team at Vimeo, a SaaS video company and platform based in NYC. (Well, we're a global company. But that's where our headquarters is located!) My job is to manage and execute the social media strategy for all of Vimeo's core and...
French and International Affairs Majors | Assistant Manager & Head of Marketing and Social Media
Since I graduated in spring 2020, I have been working at Putnam & Vine Wine & Spirits in Greenwich, CT. Over the past year I have worked my way up to assistant manager and am responsible for the store’s marketing and social media (@putnamandvine on Instagram).
Spanish and International Affairs Majors | U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Energy Resources
Faith Corneille is the global power sector program manager and team lead at the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Energy Resources. She is the 2021 winner of the U.S. C3E Government Award,  given to eight women who demonstrate outstanding leadership and accomplishments in clean energy. Corneille...