My name is Christen Bellucci, and I recently joined the intern staff at the Office of Environmental Policy. I am a freshman majoring in biology, quite undecided about what career path I would like to pursue. I have explored opportunities such as marine science, medicine, and teaching, all which touch upon my many interests and strengths. I am anxious to determine a clear direction; however, I have lots of time to experiment with these options.
Prior to coming to the University of Connecticut, I attended Hampton Bays High School on Long Island, New York, and graduated top of my class. It was there that I realized my love for math and science, as well as an unanticipated passion for painting after creating a mural within the school. My closest friends refer to me as the “mom,” and I have been told that I don’t have a mean bone in my body. I believe that this is quite an exaggeration; however, I strive to be kind, honest, and reliable every day.
I care deeply about the environment, and am incredibly proud that the university I attend goes to such great lengths to protect it. I am especially honored and thankful to now be a small part of this, and am excited to see what the future holds.