Difference Makers

Introducing EDS Mentor: Natalie Maddox

Hi, my name is Natalie Maddox and I’ve recently joined the NRCA here at University of Connecticut. I’m a junior in the College of Agriculture Health and Natural Resources (CAHNR), majoring in Natural Resources with a concentration in Wildlife and Fisheries Conservation. My dream career would be somewhere in a Central American rainforest studying endangered […]

Introducing Difference Maker Mentor: Adriana Garcia

Hey there! My name is Adriana and I’m one of 5 DMMs (Difference Maker Mentors) for the 2023-2024 NRCA program. I’m a Junior at the University of Connecticut majoring in Cognitive Science but with many interests in other fields like Developmental Psychology, Linguistics, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and Natural Resources and the Environment, to name […]

Introducing Graduate Mentor: Christopher Cane

Hello! My name is Christopher Cane, and I am a graduate student mentor and research assistant with the NRCA Conservation Ambassador Program and NRCA Difference Mentor Maker Program. I’m currently a master’s student studying Human Dimensions of Natural Resources and the Environment at the University of Connecticut. As an undergraduate student, I double majored in […]

Introducing Difference Maker Mentor: Erin McKeehan

Hey y’all! I’m Erin McKeehan and I will be serving as one of the NRCA Difference Maker Mentors for the 2022-2023 program. I am currently a senior at UConn studying Economics and Environmental Studies. While I plan on pursuing multiple pathways, I am particularly interested in circular economies and economic justice. I am radically optimistic in the […]