Meet Past Scholars

Abigail Woodhouse

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Class of 2012

Job Title: Communications Officer, Refugee Self-Reliance Initiative

Hometown: East Granby

Community Service: I currently serve on the Scholarship Committee for the American Savings Foundation. I have also been a crisis counselor with the Crisis Text Line since 2016. Previously, I have done volunteer work with NARAL CT and proudly support other nonprofits whenever I get the opportunity.

Hobbies: Photography, reading, cooking, walking with my dog, and graphic design.

Fun Fact: I am a huge reader!


Bachelors of Arts - Psychology from Skidmore College

Whenever anyone asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I shuffled through a range of different helping professions - doctor, lawyer, counselor, advocate. My child heart knew I wanted to serve others and my community, and so falling into the nonprofit sector has truly been a dream for me. In my career, I get to shine a light on my community and all the incredible work happening all around us.

Meet Our Other Past Scholars


Artila Lubonja

Family Law Attorney

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Desiree Cameron-Ayeni

Director of Student Financial Services

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Melvin Kelley IV

Associate Professor of Law & Business

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Caitlyn Precott

Caitlyn Bee

Executive Director, Actuary

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Loan Nguyen

Loan Nguyen


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Erik Bee

Interventional Radiologist

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Roberto Mercado

Dean of Students

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Jeremy Race

President & CEO

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Malik McKinley

Director of Client Relations

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Iris Marte

Spanish Teacher

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Ariana Molokwu

Associate Producer

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Amy Ortiz

Associate Merchandiser

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Daniel Riccio

Senior Product Manager

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Hana Hassan

Senior Brand Manager

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Kelly Ha

Social Worker

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Lynette Badu

Oncology Pharmacist

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Marcus Chapman

Clinical Engineer

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Rachel DeCavage

Business Owner & Creative Director

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Samantha Rajotte

Scholarship & Program Officer

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Tiffany Banks

Project Engineer

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Danerick Peralta

Digital Product Design Lead

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Hollie Randall

Communications Manager

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