CNS undergrads awarded leadership fellowships

UWiL workshop
November 7, 2017

Five College of Natural Sciences undergraduates have been selected 2018 fellows in UMass Women into Leadership (UWiL), a competitive leadership training and professional development program that prepares women from the state’s flagship public university to pursue public leadership.

The CNS fellows are:

  • Anna-Nicole Bosco '20, Microbiology and Political Science
  • Deepti Kamma '19, Biology and Environmental Science
  • Kathleen Kilroe '19, Biology and Pre-Medical
  • Brittni Larcom '20, Psychology and Political Science
  • Eliana Matos '19, Environmental Science

Throughout the spring semester, UWiL fellows will receive individual mentoring from professionals in the public sector, participate in a series of workshops and seminars on leadership development, and receive targeted professional support, including resume reviews and mock interview practice. After completing the program, fellows will be eligible for scholarships to allow them to pursue unpaid or low-paying internships in the public sector.

The UWiL program offers young women opportunities to see firsthand the benefits of public service and provides them models and pathways into leadership—in the process, helping to address the gender gap in politics and creating a pipeline from public education into public service.