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Student Profile: Christina Santos

Release Date:
6/5/2014 3:00 PM

Student Profile: Christina Santos

Hometown: Wolcott, Connecticut
Class: 2015
Major: Chemical Engineering

Why did you choose to attend the University of New Haven?

I chose UNH because their engineering program is more hands-on and individualized than the programs at any other school I looked at.

What do you like most about UNH?

I like how all of the professors I’ve had are so willing to help. They genuinely care if you succeed in the field.

What extra-curricular clubs and organizations are you involved in?

I’m a member of the Women’s Tennis team as well as AIChE (American Institute of Chemical Engineers), SWE (Society of Women Engineers), and ALD (Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society for first-year students).

What are your favorite UNH traditions?

Football games and the spring weekend carnival!

What do you feel you are getting out of your major?

I’m getting good practice for the types of situations I will face in my future career thanks to all of the problem solving we do in class and on projects.

What has been the most nerve-wracking aspect of going to college, and how did you get past this?

The scariest part was figuring out how to manage my time between classes, work, and sports. I bought a planner, wrote myself a calendar, and made it all work!

What are your plans after graduation?

After I graduate, I plan on moving to Texas to work in either the energy or pharmaceutical field.

What advice would you give to high school seniors?

Be open to new things because even though roommates, new teachers, and classes can seem strange, they can be very helpful. You shouldn’t write them off right away just because they’re a little different.