Current BOLD Scholars

BOLD Women's Leadership Network LogoThe 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.