Precious Chigwada '24

Hitting the ground running in her first year
UNH student Precious Chigwada '24

Precious Chigwada ’24 is a nutrition: dietetics major from Newmarket, New Hampshire. While base jumping in Dubai is on her bucket list, right now she’s busy enjoying her classes, taking advantage of exciting opportunities within her major and preparing for a successful career as a registered dietitian.

COLSA: Why did you choose UNH?

Precious Chigwada: After touring the campus I really liked the atmosphere and the staff members made me feel so welcomed. I heard great things about the nutrition program and how amazing the opportunities were and decided to study at UNH.

Precious Chigwada volunteering for UNH's food repurposing project

Precious Chigwada volunteering in the Barton Hall kitchen for UNH's food repurposing project.

COLSA: What's your major and what makes it so interesting to you?

Precious: My major is nutrition, specifically dietetics, and most of my life I’ve been active and an athlete, so health is something I’ve always been passionate about. Learning about how good nutrition affects our lives in so many different ways drew me to this major.

COLSA: During your time at UNH, what are you most proud of?

Precious: I’ve been most proud of how well I’ve been able to fit into my classes and the flow of campus since this was my first semester, and I’ve been glad to meet so many helpful people along the way.

COLSA: What are you planning to do after graduation?

Precious: After graduating I want to get my master’s degree and go on the pathway to become a registered dietitian.

COLSA: How is UNH preparing you to achieve your goals?

Precious: UNH is helping me succeed in my classes and has opened me up to many opportunities to excel in my major. My professors have offered their help and office hours so I can do better in the classroom and been available to discuss any problems I faced during the semester. Volunteering and guest speakers in nutrition that have helped me gain experiences outside the classroom.

COLSA: What do you love most about UNH?

Precious: I love the campus the most. It’s beautiful and unique, and exploring the campus had been my favorite thing to do.

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