Chelsea Santa Lucia

Chelsea is a senior in the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources and is pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science on a Pre-Vet track. She is also working towards a minor in Therapeutic Horsemanship Education. After graduating the Animal Science program in 2017, she hopes to attend veterinary school and eventually focus in equine veterinary medicine. Another goal of hers is to work for a therapeutic riding center.

Chelsea enjoys getting involved in both her community and on campus.  She is the President of the UConn Western Team and an active member of the Pre-Vet Club. She also has a passion for community service and volunteers for many associations such as the Connecticut Burn Camp, the Muscular Dystrophy Association, and the St. Baldrick’s Fund, just to name a few. In her spare time, you can find Chelsea at the UConn horse barns riding and caring for the horses.

This is Chelsea’s first year as a College Ambassador and she is very excited to share her experiences and love for UConn with prospective and current students and their families.

High School Attended: Wolcott High School, CT

Favorite Dairy Bar Ice Cream: Banana Chocolate Chip with M&Ms on top

Three Pieces of Advice for Prospective Students:

  1. Get involved and try new things! Getting involved in clubs or organizations revolving around your interests is a great way to meet people and make new friends. But also don’t be afraid to branch out! College is the perfect time to try new things! There’s a club for pretty much everything so why not give it a go and see what happens? Who knows, you may just discover a new passion.
  2. With that being said, make sure you learn how to manage your time. It’s very easy to get wrapped up in the “fun stuff”, but academics should always be a top priority. Many new students are surprised at just how many hours you need to spend outside of class in order to get a good grade.
  3. And finally, JUST BE YOU! There are over 20,000 students here and I can guarantee they all don’t know the person you were in high school. I believe no one should have to feel like they need to change who they are just to get people to like them. College is the perfect time to meet real friends who like you for who you really are!