McKenna Premus


With the 2021 Celebration of Excellence quickly approaching, the panelists shared their experiences and advice for ensuring a smooth transition from college to the workplace and/or graduate school, and fielded seniors’ questions about the challenges and opportunities ahead.


Troy, a professor in both the Department of Nutrition and the Commonwealth Honors College, discussed her studies on the role of science in public policy development and the importance of bridging cultures in policymaking at the final Pizza and Profs. event of the semester.


Ella Reed ’21 jumped right into her academic studies when she first came to the University of Massachusetts. Now with only weeks left until her graduation, Reed reflects on her time as an Honors student and an anthropology, Spanish, and biology triple major.