Greetings Allie here,
Meet Rebecca Albanese.
She is a sophomore Biology and Spanish double major from Hopkinton, MA. She has three siblings, all younger — two brothers, Brendan (18) and Peter (17) and one sister Kaylin (17). Her brother Peter was adopted from the Philippines twelve years ago and Rebecca says she can barely remember a time when he wasn’t part of her family. In high school, she ran track and cross country every season and played in Concert band and pit orchestra for the plays at her school. She always was very involved in her church and volunteer organizations.
As a student in the Honors Program, Rebecca lived in Buckley Residence Hall freshman year and loved it! “It was an awesome experience to live with a lot of other people with similar interests and over achieving tendencies.” By living with students who shared her interests she easily found her group of friends. Currently, she lives with two other students in suite style dorm. She loves how centrally located she is on campus. “The Honors program and Buckley made the campus feel even smaller and I loved it. Although, I love living in CT Commons with my own room, I do miss Buckley because people were always around and finding someone to help with homework or someone to study with was so easy!”
Rebecca is involved in the UConn Marching Band and the Concert Band where she plays the piccolo and flute. She is a proud sister of Tau Beta Sigma, the Honorary Band Sorority, and is an active participant in the UConn Students for Christ and their Prayer team. She also is a member of the Honors Council Social Committee, the Secretary of the UCMB Band Council and of course, a UConn tour guide!
She picked her majors after taking an Advanced Placement Biology class and deciding she wanted to be a doctor. Although she no longer wants to pursue that career she still enjoys Biology and learning about all living things. She recently added the Spanish major because she loves the Spanish language, culture, literature and dance. Next spring, she will be headed to Granada, Spain to complete some of the course for her major.
Rebecca is working to decide exactly how she wants to combine and use her unique majors. Her goal is to find a career path before graduation. As for post-college, she plans to attend graduate school in California or one of the Carolinas and to travel to all of the Spanish speaking countries in the world (there are 21)!