Meet Mara

Meet Mara


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Previous Institution & UConn Campus
University of Hartford - West Hartford, CT

UConn Hartford

English Education


  • Greek Life
  • COPE Youth Services Mentor

How can students contact you?

Students can contact me by completing this form. Feel free to ask me any questions about my experiences as a transfer student at UConn!


Tell us about yourself. 

I am a junior from Newington, CT (about 35 minutes from UConn) and I transferred to UConn from the University of Hartford my freshman year second semester. I went from a very small school to a huge school! I enjoy being with friends and family and I love trying new things. I also love to cook. During quarantine I decided to start learning from my mom and now can make some delicious meals. Something else about me is that I love to shop. I love going to the mall or outlets, but of course in order to fund my shopping addiction, I work. I work as a substitute teacher in two different towns. This gives me great experience since I want to be a teacher!


What is your favorite spot on campus?

My favorite spot on campus is anywhere in the Student Union because I like how I can eat there, sit in a quiet place or sit in a place that has background noise to help me focus. All around I think it is a great place to study or meet up with friends.


What do you love most about being a UConn student?

What I love most about being a UConn student is getting to walk around Storrs Center, Horsebarn Hill, all the food options, and the basketball games. UConn offers so much for their students and every day there is something new for everyone to do! Being a UConn student is never boring!


What is your best advice for a UConn transfer student?

Be yourself and go into everything with an open mind and confidence! Don’t be afraid to ask for help as well, UConn provides students with so many resources so use them! Using your resources will overall give you a better understanding of campus, academics, and events going on around you.

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