Peer Research Ambassadors

Student Research Blog. Finding Your Research Fit. By PRA Alexandra.

The Peer Research Ambassadors (PRAs) are UConn students who have engaged in research and creative activity during their undergraduate careers and want to help other students get involved. PRAs attend OUR workshops and help represent OUR at events such as career fairs and open houses. They also serve as an informal advisory board, sharing feedback with OUR administrators on how to improve outreach efforts and programming.

In addition, Peer Research Ambassadors are available to talk with students and share advice about getting started with and engaging in research, scholarship, and/or creative projects. If you're looking to get involved in these activities, it is extremely valuable to hear directly from other students about their experiences. Meet with a Peer Research Ambassador by scheduling a one-on-one advising conversation.

Student Research Blog

Finding Your Research Fit:Bench, Quantitative, Qualitative, or Somewhere In-Between?
By Alexandra Goldhamer, Peer Research Ambassador

I have diverse passions that I have been able to explore through coursework on different subjects. However, when participating in research during the academic year, it is important to commit your time and resources to a particular project in a particular lab. This allows for your knowledge, strengths, and techniques to grow in a particular subject that will inform your particular career goals. So, how do you know what’s the best fit for you? Continue reading

Peer Research Ambassador Profiles

Click on the Peer Research Ambassador photos below for their full profiles and to contact an Ambassador.

Peer Research Ambassador Michelle Antony '23.
OUR Peer Research Ambassador Anabelle Bergstrom '25, Majors: Political Science, Philosophy.
OUR Peer Research Ambassador Erik Choi '23, Majors: Physiology & Neurobiology, Economics.
OUR Peer Research Ambassador Alex Clonan, Dec. '22, Majors: Electrical Engineering, Molecular & Cell Biology.
OUR Peer Research Ambassador Kira Cuneo '23, Major: Civil Engineering; Minor: Engineering Management.
OUR Peer Research Ambassador Alyssa Daniels '23, Major: Physiology & Neurobiology.
OUR Peer Research Ambassador Alexandra Goldhamer '23, Majors: Molecular & Cell Biology, Human Rights; Minor: Mathematics.
OUR Peer Research Ambassador Paul Isaac '23, Majors: Molecular & Cell Biology, Diagnostic Genetic Sciences; Minor: Bioinformatics.
OUR Peer Research Ambassador Jerome Jacobs '23, Majors: Allied Health Sciences; Minor: Global Studies.
OUR Peer Research Ambassador Ayushi Patel '23, Majors: Molecular & Cell Biology; Minor: English.
OUR Peer Research Ambassador Stephanie Schofield '23.
OUR Peer Research Ambassador Elisa Shaholli '23.