As a First Year Experience (FYE) mentor for the animal science major, senior Lauren Soranno encourages entering UConn students to get involved. Coming from a small town to a large university, she says engaging academically and socially made UConn feel like her home away from home. She also says the hands-on learning and research opportunities in the College have prepared her for the next step in her career: veterinary school. Read more about Lauren’s experiences as a UConn student.
What attracted you to the UConn College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources?
UConn CAHNR had one of the best animal science programs compared to other colleges. Once I visited and did more research on UConn, the welcoming and caring advisors and faculty members, the barns on campus and the promise of a small college feel within the larger university attracted me further to UConn. I could not be happier with my decision to be a Husky and CAHNR is really a close-knit community that I am proud to call my second home.
What is your major, and why did you choose it?
Since I was three years old, I have had a strong passion for animals. The joy I experience from interacting with them cultivated my zest for the veterinary profession. Numerous experiences have solidified my desire to apply to veterinary school so that I can ultimately prolong the lives of more animals and strengthen the human-animal bond. This desire pointed me towards majoring in animal science on a pre-vet track, which combines my love for animals and intrigue for science. I also declared a minor in molecular and cell biology to broaden my knowledge and better prepare me for veterinary school.