Rebecca Blodgett: Outstanding Student in Individual and Family Studies

Rebecca BlodgettRebecca Blodgett of Parkman, Maine is the 2020 outstanding student in Child Development and Family Relations, Individual and Family Studies concentration. Rebecca studied abroad in China during her time at UMaine and was involved in several extracurricular activities, including Alternative Breaks.

Hometown: Parkman, Maine

High School: Piscataquis Community High School in Guilford

Parents: Joanne Morin (mom), Craig Morin (step-dad), Richard Blodgett (dad), Martha Blodgett (step-mom)

Special thanks: My advisor, Ian Cameron, who’s very supportive and encouraging and always made class captivating—I always walked away genuinely wanting to learn more about whatever we were talking about and how it connected to the world around me.

Favorite UMaine memory: Too many to count, but some favorites include: Spending a week in Niagara Falls on an Alternative Breaks trip with a great group of people, climbing the Great Wall and seeing baby pandas while studying abroad in China, and spending hours in the music practice rooms and trail system behind the gym.