Meet Past Scholars

Kelly Ha

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Class of 2015

Job Title: Clinical Social Worker at the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addition Services & Co-Founder of #IAMNOTAVIRUS Campaign

Previous Experience: Sickle Cell Social Worker at 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 - University of Connecticut

Masters of Social Work - University of Connecticut

Certificate in Foundations of Public Health - University of Connecticut

I am the co-founder 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.

Meet Our Other Past Scholars

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Lynette Badu

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Tiffany Banks

Project Engineer

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Caitlyn Bee

Executive Director, Commercial Pharmacy Actuary

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Erik Bee

Interventional Radiologist

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Desiree Cameron-Ayeni

Founder of Birthing Abundantly Maternal Services

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Marcus Chapman

Clinical Engineer

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Rachel DeCavage

Business Owner & Creative Director

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Megan Dansby Russell

Associate Dean, School of Engineering

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Hana Hassan

Director of Brand & Product Marketing

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Nicole Jackson

Family Medicine MD

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Melvin Kelley IV

Associate Professor of Law & Business

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Artila Tasho

Family Law Attorney

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Iris Marte

Spanish Teacher

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Malik McKinley

Director of Client Relations

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Roberto Mercado

Baseball team manager

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Ariana Molokwu

Associate Producer

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Samantha Morales

Senior Project Manager

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Loan Nguyen

Psychotherapist & Army National Guard Officer

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Amy Ortiz

MSW Candidate

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Danerick Peralta

Digital Product Design Lead & Founder of HelpingHand App

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Jeremy Race

President & CEO

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Hollie Randall

Communications Manager

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Daniel Riccio

Product Marketing Manager

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Samantha Rajotte

Scholarship & Program Officer

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Abigail Woodhouse

Senior Social Media & Content Specialist

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