Justyna Cieslik

I am a junior at the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources (CAHNR) majoring in animal science. I started at UConn through the Ratcliffe Hicks School of Agriculture in a two-year associate’s degree program. My intent was always to get my bachelor’s, so there was no doubt in my mind that I would ultimately transfer into the four-year program at CAHNR. My goals in life are to rescue animals and to educate people how to properly care for animals. At UConn, I am part of the Polish Cultural Society and the Wildlife Society Chapter. I enjoy both of these clubs because I have so much in common with people in each, though in very different ways. I am also a member of Women in Math, Science, and Engineering (WiMSE). Apart from my academic life, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, and binge watching shows from many genres.

High School Attended: Hill Regional Magnet High School, New Haven, CT

Favorite Dairy Bar Ice Cream Flavor: Banana Chocolate Chip

Three Pieces of Advice:

  1. Do what you love and are passionate about.
  2. Never give up on your dreams. There is always a way to get there, even if it takes longer than you expected
  3. Have fun! Life is too short to stress over every little detail.