Aminieli Hopson




Aminieli Hopson

Sustainability Intern, Office of Sustainability  |

Major: Real Estate & Urban Economics

OS Activities: Event Planning, Interdisciplinary Connections, Community Outreach, Sustainability Reporting

Year joined the OS: Fall 2023


My name is Aminieli James Hopson, I am a Sophomore at the University of Connecticut’s School of Business with a passion for the intersection of International Business and Sustainable Economic Development. Since I was a child, I’ve loved the act of world-building through the arts; I often find inspiration in stories of community. Growing up in 4 states on the North American East Coast, as well as Tanzania, East Africa, I have been exposed to a myriad diverse cultures and human stories that shed light on the possibilities of Sustainable Development. As I continue to examine actionable long-term solutions to Urban Development happening on both local and global levels, I’ve become passionate about incorporating a personal framework and philosophy of accessibility, security, and sustainability to promote and uplift diverse voices that have historically been marginalized or underrepresented in this solutions building. I have a passion for language learning– speak Kiswahili, and Spanish with basic proficiency in Swedish and Korean– that has enhanced my exploration of Sustainable initiatives worldwide.

This emphasis on cross-cultural community, strongly supports my goal to continue the strategic relationship building, and as the 2023-2024 president of the Business Connections Learning Community, I am excited to use my platform as an active School of Business Student Leader create a stronger tie of the University’s sustainability initiatives to the promising careers of the Business Leaders of Tomorrow. Additionally, Aminieli looks forward to becoming LEED Certified to aid in his Real Estate journey and assisting the Office of Sustainability with environmental justice, and climate action initiatives.