Peer Research Ambassadors

Student Research Blog: Taking Research to the Next Level. By PRA Lucie.

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

Taking Research to the Next Level: Advice for Applying to PhD Programs
By Lucie Lopez, Peer Research Ambassador

Engaging in research as an undergraduate student can lead to wanting to pursue research as a career, which comes in the form of a Ph.D. for many students. 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 Emma Beard '24, Major: Molecular & Cell Biology, Minor: Physiology & Neurobiology.
OUR Peer Research Ambassador Riley Beckham '24, Major: Electrical Engineering.
OUR Peer Research Ambassador Anabelle Bergstrom '25, Majors: Political Science, Philosophy.
OUR Peer Research Ambassador Fariha Fardin '25, Major: Molecular & Cell Biology, Minor: Bioinformatics.
OUR Peer Research Ambassador Sana Gupta '24, Major: Statistics, Minor: Mathematics.
OUR Peer Research Ambassador Lina Layakoubi '24, Major: Biological Sciences.
OUR Peer Research Ambassador Darren Lee '25, Major: Molecular & Cell Biology.
OUR Peer Research Ambassador Lucie Lopez '24, Majors: Psychological Sciences, Spanish.
OUR Peer Research Ambassador Fraser McGurk '25, Major: Molecular & Cell Biology, Minor: Bioinformatics.
OUR Peer Research Ambassador Romir Raj '24, Major: Biomedical Engineering.
OUR Peer Research Ambassador Krithika Santhanam '25, Majors: Molecular & Cell Biology; IMJR: Health Policy & Racial Disparities.
OUR Peer Research Ambassador Grace Vaidian '24, Majors: Molecular & Cell Biology, IMJR: Drugs, Diseases, and Illness.