Lianne DiFabbio of Stratford is a sociology major and theatre minor at Central Connecticut State University with a 3.75 GPA. Her academic achievements earned her Dean's List, the Capitol Scholarship, membership in the CCSU Honors Program and induction into Alpha Kappa Delta. In 2008, she co-founded Stratford for Shakespeare to revitalize the Stratford Festival Theatre and served on Stratford's Youth and Family Advisory Board. Through her Charter Oak Cultural Center internship in Hartford, she coordinated the "Learning to Repair the World" program that brings Christian, Muslim and Jewish young people together and works with the HartBeat Ensemble to create a theatrical piece reflecting the group's discussions. She was voted "Best Musical Actress" by CCSU's Department of Theatre and studied in London with the department.