Genesis Rosario

2023-2024 Health Professions Peer Ambassador

My name is Genesis Rosario (she/her/hers), a senior in the Honors Program a part of UConn’s College of Agriculture, Health, and Natural Resources (CAHNR) majoring in Allied Health Sciences (AH) with a concentration in Health Sciences. I am also a part of the 4+1 M.P.H FastTrack Program as a second-year student. Since freshman year of my undergraduate career, my main focus as an independent, first generation college student on the pre-med track was to develop more understanding of the community’s needs through active engagement in multiple settings; not just the clinical aspect. Many of my on-campus experiences related to my pre-medicine journey include being involved in research, community outreach programs, and advocacy initiatives.

I am a current McNair Scholar, a part of UConn’s McNair Scholars Program where my research efforts have contributed to labs within the Cognitive Sciences, Allied Health, and Nursing fields. My current project as a McNair Scholar is focused on Maternal Health where I am working aside Dr. Carrie Eaton within the Nursing Department to focus on the triggers that relate to the signs of depression within women who’ve undergone postpartum. I am also on the E-board as Advocacy Chair for Creating Caring Communities, a student organization that focuses on community outreach and advocating for students who have undergone food/housing insecurity and/or foster care. Within the CAHNR Honors Program, I am on the E-board for the Johnson & Valerie Rowe Scholars Program; a student organization focused on navigating the variety of health profession fields for students from backgrounds underrepresented in the healthcare field. Other impactful roles while on campus include having experience as a Resident Assistant, past Husky Reads member, AmeriCorps Jumpstart Member, and SSS Peer Advisor.

During my last undergraduate year, I plan to gain more clinical experience through becoming an EMT this Fall! My previous roles within the clinical setting include being a lifeguard, Water Safety Instructor, and CNA student. Just to side note… it is never too late to get clinical experience. Your journey is made for YOU, so please remind yourself that this process is not linear and that the Pre-med/Pre-dent office is here to help! If you have any questions or concerns about pre-medical requirements, outreach initiatives, or just need to plan out where/how to start, please feel free to reach out!

I would love to connect with you about...

  • being a first generation college student navigating a pre-health track!
  • any research interests you may have.
  • outreach and advocacy opportunities.
  • mental health - it is important to pour into your cup while taking rigorous courses!
  • mentoring opportunities on campus.


Gen's Spring 2024 Drop-In Hours:

  • Tuesdays: 2:30pm - 3:30pm; Virtual via Webex (join here)
  • Thursdays: 3:00pm - 4:00pm; In-person in Rowe 426

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Blog Posts by Gen

Navigating College as a First-Gen Student: 11.10.23 Blog Post