Alumni of Ursinus

A monthly self-portrait series, showcasing significant moments in the lives of our alumni and how Ursinus helped shape their lives! 

  • Simba

    Simbarashe Kanjanda ’22

    “During my time at Ursinus, I was a member of the Men’s Soccer and Tennis Teams, a resident advisor, a chapel leader, involved in Independent Research and on a pre-medical track at the same time. I was also involved in several groups such as STAT, BAPS, MAPS and the Melrose fellows.

    I found my involvement in these many activities instrumental in building my knowledge and character not only as a student, but as a member of the greater society. The culture at Ursinus encourages students to get involved in different disciplines and strives to nurture their knowledge, skills and talents in a holistic manner. I found the school environment to be conducive with student success and particularly effective in equipping individuals with the necessary tools to navigate and prosper in the world.

    My advice to students and recent alumni is to be open minded and learn as much as you can - this holistic approach to education and character development allows you to be malleable and thrive in any environment.” - Simbarashe Kanjanda ’22

  • LaurenLauren Feldman ’19

    “As a Resident Advisor (RA), a sister of Kappa Delta Kappa (KDK), and a musician in choirs and ensembles, I had multiple affirming and welcoming spaces at Ursinus that helped me to explore my identities and who I am. Serving as an RA additionally introduced me to my passion of supporting this growth and development for college students.

    After I graduated from Ursinus, I joined the Student Affairs field to continue this work, first as a Residence Hall Director, now as an Assistant Director for Gender Equity and Sexuality.

    In my work, I now emulate the empathy and care that I experienced from my Ursinus friends, faculty, and advisors to help create a sense of belonging for all of my students.” - Lauren Feldman ’19


Alumni of Ursinus