The Inaugural BOLD Cohort
Through a competitive application process, 9 exceptional students were selected for the inaugural BOLD cohort at UConn. These students represent a diverse set of interests, skills, identities, and project concepts. As the first cohort at UConn, these Scholars helped establish BOLD on campus. They have been exceptional ambassadors for BOLD!
Thalia Fuentes ’20 (CLAS, BUS), Political Science & Management
Abigail Lafontan ’20 (CLAS), Political Science
Xinyu Lin ’20 (ENG), Civil Engineering
Tanya Miller ’20 (CLAS), Physiology and Neurobiology
Katharine Morris ’20 (CLAS), Cognitive Science & Anthropology
Himaja Nagireddy ’20 (CLAS), Physiology and Neurobiology & Sociology
Sofia Nieto ’20 (CLAS), Chemistry
Valeria Popolizio ’20 (CLAS), Political Science & Human Rights
Kathleen Renna ’20 (CAHNR), Diagnostic Genetic Sciences
The Second BOLD Cohort
In the Spring of 2019, the second cohort of BOLD Scholars was selected through a competitive application and interview process. Beginning in the Fall of 2019, this cohort began their 2-year commitment to the program. In addition to leadership development and networking, the second cohort has begun planning their service/leadership projects for implementation during the summer between their junior and senior years.
The second cohort consists of seven exceptional Scholars:
Alani Arias ’21 (CLAS), Psychological Sciences
Laura Bedoya ’21 (CLAS), Political Science & Latino and Latin American Studies
Wesia Malik ’21 (CLAS), Physiology and Neurobiology
Natalie Roach ’21 (CLAS), Environmental Sciences
Simran Sehgal ’21 (ENG), Biomedical Engineering
Noor Taweh ’21 (CLAS), Physiology and Neurobiology & Human Rights
Mara Tu ’21 (CLAS), Environmental Sciences & Urban and Community Studies
For more information about the BOLD Scholars, and to read full biographies, please read the Scholar Profiles.