Hannah Desrochers became a natural resources major after her first semester at UConn. She was looking for an exciting path that would take her coursework and career outdoors. Interested in wildlife conservation, she had the chance to study animals and their ecosystems during an education abroad trip to South Africa. The experience confirmed her passion to preserve habitat and protect animals for future generations. Read more about Hannah’s experiences as a UConn student.
What attracted you to the UConn College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources?
The hands-on nature of most of the majors in CAHNR is what originally attracted me to the College. I came to UConn as an undecided major with the one goal of never being stuck behind a desk for the rest of my life. I saw this goal becoming a reality within CAHNR and transferred in the spring of my freshman year.
What is your major, and why did you choose it?
I am a natural resources major concentrating in fisheries and wildlife conservation. I chose this major because I wanted to work with wild animals in a conservation setting. I want to make sure that those who come after me will be able to experience the same sense of wonder that I have through experiencing wildlife in their natural setting. The Department of Natural Resources and the Environment (NRE) will allow me the opportunity to achieve this dream. Many of my classes have labs that are taught entirely or in part out in the field. How many other students can say that they routinely get to walk through UConn Forest for class?