AAUW CT Shoreline Branch Announces 2019 Scholarship Winner
Leah Pfrommer, from Killingworth, CT was selected as the 2019 AAUW Scholarship recipient. Leah graduated cum laude from Quinnipiac University’s Class of 2018 with a B.S. in Health Science and a minor in Spanish. At Quinnipiac, Leah was a member of Quinnipiac’s NCAA Division I Women’s Indoor and Outdoor Track Team where she earned Scholar-Athlete distinction for three consecutive years and was named captain in her final year. In September, Leah will begin her studies at the University of Connecticut to pursue a Master of Science degree in Health Promotion in the Coordinated Dietetics Program.
As a future dietitian, Leah’s goals are to work with athletes to achieve optimum performance through healthy nutrition, and/or to assist individuals with eating disorders. Leah’s commitment to a healthy life style and good nutrition is evident by the community service activities in which she was involved. She produced the HKTV Telethon that raised over $400,000 for various community organizations including the Shoreline Soup Kitchen; she volunteered at a medical clinic in the Dominican Republic focusing on good hygiene and nutrition; and she lead children’s groups to learn about healthy eating. In Leah’s words, “I am extremely grateful for this scholarship because it will further my education so that one day I can help others.”