Meet Past Scholars

Danerick Peralta

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Class of 2008

Job Title: Digital Product Design Lead at Pratt & Whitney

Hometown: New Britain

Hobbies: I enjoy spending time with my dog, drinking coffee, cars, watchmaking, and visiting museums.

Fun Fact: I've flown a plane before!


Bachelors of Arts, Graphic Information Design & Business Marketing from Central Connecticut State University

M.F.A. Design & Technology from The New School, Parsons

I am actively participating and mentoring adult youth at Pathways Senderos, a community-based program that targets at-risk youth in New Britain. Also, I've supported under-represented minority youth pursuing STEM majors in higher education through the SMASH Rising program nationwide.

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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Abigail Woodhouse

Digital Marketing & Communications Leader

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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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Hollie Randall

Communications Manager

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