University of Kent in America (UKA)

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University of Kent in America (UKA)

Established to enable more events and networking opportunities for Kent's many alumni in America

Connect with UKA

By joining the University of Kent in America (UKA) you can connect with friends and alumni in the US. Smaller chapters have been established to reach as many alumni as possible.

Activities are coordinated by an advisory committee made up of alumni who guide the group to facilitate reunions, promote networking, and assist with international recruitment.

If you are interested in connecting with alumni in your area, contact us via and make sure you your contact information is up to date.

UKA is a US registered charity (501(c)(3)) which raises funds for student-focused initiatives.

Meet UKA President Jaime Blakesley

Jaime graduated from Kent with an M.S in Conservation Biology from the Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology. She has served on the UKA board since 2016, previously as Vice President and Treasurer. Prior to joining the board, she was the Midwest chapter chair for several years and active in organizing alumni events in Illinois and Indiana.

With more than 20 years of experience as an environmental scientist in both the public and private sectors, she is currently employed with the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development as an environmental protection specialist.