11 Students Honored For Women’s History Month

The College of Sciences is proud of our 11 female students who were recognized as outstanding student leaders for Women’s History Month. Congratulations to the awardees!


Sarah Davenport, Anthropology

“Seek positive mentorship. Mentorship from the McNair Program and my faculty mentor are the reasons why I have been able to achieve and exceed my goals.”









Julia Davidson, Biology

“I’ve been blessed with amazing teachers, tutors and coworkers. One thing I can say is that when you need help, all you have to do is ask. UCF is a family, and everyone wants you to succeed.”








Angela Hickman, Political Science

“So many people come to college with their mind set on one path, and they miss out on some other great experiences or options that they could pursue. Exploring these will allow for your passions to really take shape and help determine what is the best path for you.”






Hannah Klonwski, International and Global Studies

“Get involved. I am so grateful for the wonderful opportunities that have been afforded to me as a result of my involvement on and off campus, so I would encourage everyone to find clubs or organizations that reflect their passions or values.”







Andrea Nicole Madrazo, Mass Communications

“Have an open mind. By this I mean challenge yourself to do things you think you can’t, because you will find you are much stronger than you think you are. Growing is a part of the process in college, therefore embrace it to the best of your ability!”







Paulina Maxim, Psychology

“My advice for students at UCF is to make use of the resources made available to us. My experience as a student was guided by the advisers and faculty that led me to the right place. Attending events and reaching out to various offices across campus allowed me to build my college experience with the necessary educational and professional tools I sought out.”






Sasha Mincey, Biology

“You don’t always have to have your life completely together, and it’s okay if you take your time figuring it out. Sometimes it may feel like you’re alone in what you’re feeling or going through, but most times you’re not. Seek those personal connections with others because not only will it enhance you experience here at the best university in the nation, but it will also add to the support in your life, that will help develop yourself into the best you can be.”




Yahima Perez, International and Global Studies

“Find where you feel best on campus and get involved. A school with more than 66,000 students can feel very desolate, but getting involved can introduce students to new, relevant opportunities and introduce ideas of what they might want to do after graduation. Being a part of campus activities or even going to events put on by campus organizations is a great way to feel a sense of belonging, which in my opinion is the best way to start adult life.”






Rachel Skeen, Human Communication

“Use your college years to immerse yourself in different things you have an interest in. Intern at a dentist’s office. Volunteer at a hospital. Try out that exercise class. Take a photography course. Use this time to find what you’re passionate about!”







Evelina Siska, Biology

“Get involved. You have so much to offer this community and the community has so much to offer you. UCF provides so many opportunities that will bring out the best in each and every one of us, and the only thing you have to do is to take that first step by attending meetings and applying for positions as they present themselves to you.”






Samantha Wong, Political Science

“Don’t be afraid to take any opportunity, and really live in the moment. There is no other place that will give you as many opportunities or have the same environment as college.”






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