Christopher is a junior in the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources (CAHNR). With his sights set on a career in the green industry, Christopher completed an associate’s degree in Ornamental Horticulture and Turfgrass Management, and plans now to complete a dual degree in Landscape Architecture and Applied & Resource Economics. Once he completes his course of study, Christopher will apprentice at a landscape architecture firm for two years and then complete the state-licensing exam required to become a certified landscape architect.
With his father in the green industry, Christopher was inspired to start his own lawn care business at age 12. He began with a few neighborhood clients and has expanded to a number of locations in his Wilton, CT, hometown. Christopher feels that pursuing a Landscape Architecture degree, combined with a second degree in Resource Economics, will not only equip him with the skills necessary to become a highly competent landscape architect, but also provide him with the business acumen required to run a successful venture of his own one day. An entrepreneurial spirit, Christopher, in addition to running his own lawn care business, operates a boat cleaning business, where his family docks their boat in Stamford, CT.
On campus, Christopher is a member of two organizations: the Undergraduate Business Association (UBA) and the Marketing Society and, his sophomore year, was a Freshman Year Experience Class Mentor, helping incoming freshman acclimate to the college experience. Currently, Christopher is serving as an Ambassador for the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources, which allows him to spread awareness about CAHNR and its many offerings while representing the school he has been proud to call his home for the past two years.
High School Attended: Wilton High School, Wilton, CT
Favorite Dairy Bar Ice Cream: Banana Chocolate Chip
Three Pieces of Advice for New Students:
- Keep a calendar. College can be incredibly overwhelming, both academically and socially. Keeping a calendar up-to-date with assignments and upcoming exams will not only help you keep on top of your work, but also get a visual picture of when and where you can slot in time for fun.
- Get involved. UConn has hundreds of clubs and organizations that support students’ transition into the college experience. Joining an intramural sports team, a small club, or countrywide organization is a quick-and-easy way to form friendships and enjoy your free time on campus.
- Relax. In college, it’s very easy to bite off more than you can chew. Make sure to carve out time for yourself. Living a balanced life on campus is important in ensuring your long-term success—and happiness!