Rachel Whitfield

pnet-bio-whitfieldWhitfield — a junior Recreation & Leisure major at Southern Connecticut State University — is someone who thrives in a bustling environment, especially if it involves mentorship of younger students.

Given that background, it is not surprising that the Wilbur Cross High graduate is among the original Promise Ambassadors — those focused on community building within each campus’ New Haven Promise Scholars. Southern is one of two schools — UConn the other — with more than 100 Promise scholars.

In the summertime, Whitfield can typically be found working at camps, passing along words and acts designed to guide youngsters toward a productive future.