Student Spotlights

Our students don’t wait until graduation to start leaving their mark on the world. They direct plays in New York City, publish real scientific research and study major health issues from inside some of the world’s most at-risk regions. They work as analytical chemists, are recognized with awards for their original poetry, and start their own businesses right here on campus. Students have every opportunity to engage their passion thanks to a powerful alumni network, deep internship pool, interdisciplinary projects and volunteer opportunities.

Luz Avila, Psychology Major and Spanish Minor, Class of 2020

Why did you pick your major?

I took my first psychology class (Psychology 101) at a local community college while in high school and fell in love with the topics and ideas related. The field of psychology has such a …

By Luz Avila
Luz Avila Luz Avila, Psychology Major and Spanish Minor, Class of 2020
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Ryan Riccioni, Criminal Justice and Sociology, Philosophy minor, Class of 2021

Why did you pick your major? Why do you like it?

I began my time here at Quinnipiac as a criminal justice major, a truly incredible program with exemplary professors and opportunities being very unique to this school, a fact …

By Ryan Riccioni
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Lindsay Ross, Gerontology, Class of 2020

I decided to go into the Gerontology program at Quinnipiac because since a young child I have been extremely close to my grandparents and feel that my relationship with them has significantly impacted my life in a positive way. Because …

By Lindsay Ross
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Sarah Marek, Biology and Chemistry, Class of 2019

Why did you pick your major?

I entered my freshman year as a biology major simply because throughout my whole life, I loved science. Coming into Quinnipiac and hearing about the biology major path, I loved the flexibility and freedom— …

By Sarah Marek
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Gabrielle Garizio, Biology Major, Psychology Minor, Class of 2020

Why did you pick your major?
            For as long as I can remember, science has been the subject that comes easiest to me and the one I enjoy the most.  I have also long been interested in the healthcare field …

By Gabrielle Garizio
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Britney Michel, Sociology and Health Science Studies, Class of 2020

Why did you pick your major? Why do you like it?
I have always been interested in the medical field and wanting to help people in any way that I can. When looking into the medical field I realized I …

By Britney Michel
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Elissabeth Daniele, Sociology, Class of 2020

Why did you pick Sociology & why do you like it?

Sociology was brand new to me upon starting at Quinnipiac, and it’s funny to think about how I ended up in this wonderful major. I was lucky enough to …

By Elissabeth Daniele
Elissabeth Daniele
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Giulia Capicotto, Gerontology and Sociology, Class of 2020

My name is Giulia Capicotto and I am a junior double major in Gerontology and Sociology with a minor in Italian. When I came to Quinnipiac my original major was Advertising and after a few weeks I realized it was …

By Giulia Capicotto
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Collin Fischman, Spanish, Class of 2020

In the most simple terms possible, being a Spanish major has opened many doors for me. Due to the language knowledge that I have obtained from it, I was able to do two independent volunteer trips to Peru for one …

By Collin Fischman
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Judy Chicoine, English and Spanish, Class of 2020

Why did you choose to study in your major?

I decided to double major in English and Spanish for multiple reasons. I had wonderful high school teachers who nurtured my interest in both subjects. So when it came time to …

By Judy Chicoine
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