Congratulations to Irene Soteriou ’23 (CLAS) who has been recently named a Truman Scholar with the help of mentoring from Professor of Sociology, Bradley Wright. Check out the article here.
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“Working with Dr. Wright was illuminating in that it opened my eyes to the possibility of leading a life of intentionality and purpose without compromising on sustainability,” says Soteriou. “His mentorship motivated me to consider ways in which I could more creatively utilize resources uniquely accessible to me at UConn so as to leave a tangible impact in spaces that hold great meaning to my community, and he showed me that it was feasible to carve out a path towards a long-lasting career that I find deeply fulfilling.”
Congratulations to Bradley Wright, recipient of the 2020 OUR Mentorship Excellence Award! This award is given to an individual faculty member who has displayed outstanding mentorship of undergraduate researchers. Bradley Wright was nominated for his purpose-driven and student-focused approach to mentorship, with students citing the ways in which he helps students develop clarity of purpose and works proactively to challenge and support them in taking the next steps in their work.