Yareni Sime ’18
Yareni Sime ’18
Yareni Sime ’18
Majors: Public health, psychology
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Scholarships: Cathy E. Minehan and E. Gerald Corrigan Endowed Scholarship, Brady Scholars Program, and Susan B. Anthony Scholarship
Scholarship support lifts a burden off of my parents. It means I am able to focus on class work without worrying about how to pay for school. I am so grateful for the educational support. I would not be here without your support–you have helped get me this far. I’m graduating in May and you definitely played a role in that, so thank you. I am immensely thankful.
“I chose to attend the University of Rochester because of its open curriculum, as I came in as an undecided student. I am the senior advisor of the Spanish and Latino Students’ Association. I am also a trainer for SWARM, which stands for Students Wanting Alcohol Responsibly Monitored. In this role, I train students to effectively host events that include alcohol and teach them how to be active bystanders.
I’ve had some amazing experiences here these last four years. For instance, I participated in a summer research project on infant feeding practices among Hispanic/Latino women in Monroe County. I also interned at St. Luke Tabernacle Community Church where I completed a marketing project. During spring 2017, I studied abroad in London, England and Kingston, Jamaica with the IES Health Practice and Policy Program.
I work at Rush Rhees Library as a student supervisor and have been working there since my first year at the University.
After graduation, I plan to attend graduate school and earn my master’s in public health. I owe much of my success here to Melissa Raucci. She is my Kearns and McNair mentor and has helped me so much. She’s advised me in everything from personal life to classes to graduate school applications.
At the University of Rochester, I have learned to be more independent since I am away from home. It has offered opportunities that I feel I wouldn’t have received elsewhere. I have also met amazing people who will always be important in my life.”
Support a deserving scholar
To learn how you can help students like Yareni realize their academic dreams and potential, contact Stephen A. Dare, Senior Associate Vice President for University Advancement for Academic Relations, at (585) 275-7530.
University of Rochester Trustee Cathy Minehan ’68 and her husband, Jerry Corrigan, established the Cathy E. Minehan and E. Gerald Corrigan Endowed Scholarship in 2004. Recipients are engaged in meaningful research in the social sciences and have demonstrated financial need.
The Brady Scholars Program, established in 2011 by Dr. Elizabeth Pungello Bruno ’89, P’18, supports students in the Early Connection Opportunity Program, which serves students from low income, first generation, or underrepresented minority backgrounds.
The Susan B. Anthony Scholarship, sponsored by the UR Women’s Club, is awarded annually to juniors who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and commitment to cocurricular activities and academic achievement.
—Story compiled by Kristine Thompson, with quotes and content directly from Yareni Sime, April 2018