Meet Past Scholars

Kelly Ha

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Class of 2015

Job Title: Sickle Cell Social Worker, Connecticut Children's

Hometown: West Hartford

Community Service: When I am able to I serve as a transporter for a local animal rescue.

Fun Fact: I recently become Yelp Elite and I'm currently on the hunt for the best seafood in the country.



Bachelors of Arts from University of Connecticut

Masters of Social Works from University of Connecticut

Certificate in Foundations of Public Health from University of Connecticut

I am the Campaign Manager for #IAmNotAVirus which was a response to the heightened racism and discrimination during the COVID pandemic. We have created a coloring book highlighting Asian hero’s, assisted in passing the first bill in the country to mandate AAPI studies in high school curriculums, and facilitated DEI & training courses for corporate supporters and educational institutions. My work specifically aims to destigmatize Asian mental health and I created a mental health identifies workbook which is being utilized in over 20+ universities.

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Melvin Kelley IV

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Roberto Mercado

Dean of Students

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Jeremy Race

President & CEO

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Malik McKinley

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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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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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