Jaclyn Severance

Jaclyn (Falkowski) Severance has worked in communications and public relations in the state of Connecticut for more than 15 years. She served as the director of communications and primary spokesperson for the Connecticut Office of the Attorney General before joining University Communications. She also previously served as the communications director for the Connecticut Democratic State Central Committee, as a press secretary for the Connecticut General Assembly’s Senate Democratic Caucus, and as the associate editor of Connecticut Lawyer magazine. Jaclyn earned a degree in communications, emphasizing in journalism, from the University of Hartford, studied photography at the Hartford Art School, and interned as a staff writer with the Hartford Courant. She and her husband and son live on a small, family farm in Connecticut’s Quiet Corner where they raise cashmere goats. Her beat includes human rights, entrepreneurship and innovation, social work, behavioral sciences, and campus life.


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UConn alum Prabhas KC sits on a bench with a copy of the children's book he recently published.

Curse Conquered: UConn Alum Pays It Forward with Advice, Connection, Community

'I found people who believed in me, who supported me, who invested in my growth. I took advantage of the resources we have at UConn'

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By Any Number, UConn’s Class of 2024 is One to Remember

A look at the newest group of Husky alums by the numbers

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Iridescent and Illuminated: One UConn Senior’s Journey to Graduation

'Once you find, and remember, who you are, it will outweigh all the negatives ... It will outweigh everything'

Sustainable Dinosaurs, Seaweed, and Accessibility: Diverse Cohort Selected for CCEI’s 2024 Summer Fellowship – UConn’s Startup Accelerator

'Because the accelerator is open to students, faculty, staff, and alumni across all schools and colleges at UConn, we receive a really impressive mix of applications every year'

Circuitry superimposed over electrical pylons.

UConn Leading Federally Backed Regional Initiative to Defend Electric Grid from Cyberattack

CyberCARED will take UConn’s cybersecurity research and development into a new domain

Maria B. Antony ’19 (CLAS/CAHNR) walks along the paved pathway around the pond at the lower campus of UConn Health.

In Fine Feather

Birdwatching is more than just a hobby for UConn School of Medicine student

Standing Assistant Professor Kerry Gilmore and Edrik Morales-Rosa pose for the camera to demonstrate the Remote Research Network (RRN

Want to Contribute to Scientific Research? There’s An App – and a Network – for That

'What we are trying to do is to open up access to being able to do research'

Wells Fargo Partnership Helping UConn Center Define ‘Dimensions of Excellence’ in Neuro-inclusive Employment

'We have tapped into a large talent pool that offers skills and capabilities and brings a tremendous amount of value to the table'

A copy of Arianna Melendez's cookbook, "Ari's Food Diaries," sits in her kitchen at Hilltop Apartments while she cooks

UConn Senior Offers Recipes for Success

Inspired by her heritage and a study abroad experience, Arianna Meléndez Cintrón has published a 'survival guide' cookbook aimed at fellow students

Owner of a small business hangs a sign that says "Open" in his shop window.

New Analysis from UConn: Where in the U.S. Do Small Businesses Live the Longest?

Businesses, like people, have life expectancies, and a new metric helps measure them