Staff

Fany Hannon, Director

Pronouns:

She/Her/Hers/Ella

Hometown:

Willington, CT

Language:

English, Spanish, & Brazilian Portuguese (Proficient)

Interests/Hobbies:

Gardening, baking, sewing, and reading lots of books for Doctorate!

Jennifer Morenus, Assistant Director

Jennifer Cheng, METAS Assessment Specialist

Pronouns

She/Her/Hers

Hometown

Islip, NY

Language

English and Mandarin Chinese (Conversational)

Interests / Hobbies

Taking walks, photography, video games, puppies, Netflix, food!

Patrick Rogers, Practicum Student

Pronouns:

He/Him/His

Hometown:

Middleboro, MA

Language:

English

Interests and Hobbies:

Reading, learning, taking pictures, enjoying time with friends and family!

Ashley Amaro, LxSLC Coordinator

Pronouns:

She/Her/Hers/Ella

Hometown:

New Britain, CT

Language:

English and Spanish

Class Standing:

Junior 2020

Interests/Hobbies:

Community service, cooking, planning, and watching Netflix

Involved in...

Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc., METAS

Caesar A. Valentin, LxSLC Coordinator

Pronouns:

He/Him/His

Hometown:

Manchester, CT

Language:

English & Spanish (Proficient)

Class Standing:

Junior 2020

Interests/Hobbies:

Writing music, debating, reading manga

Involved in...

Latino America Unida, Lambda Alpha Upsilon Latino Fraternity Inc.

Valeria Popolizio, METAS Coordinator

Pronouns:

She/Her/Hers/Ella

Hometown:

Manchester, CT

Language:

English & Spanish

Class Standing:

Junior Class of 2020

Interests/Hobbies:

Hanging out with family and friends, puppies, traveling

Involved in...

Model United Nations, HuskyTHON

Shariel Rodriguez-Echevarria, METAS Coordinator

Pronouns:

He/Him/His/El

Hometown:

New Haven, CT

Language:

English & Spanish

Class Standing:

Senior 2019

Interests/Hobbies:

Traveling, dancing, trying new foods, watching Netflix

Involved in...

Latino America Unida, Lambda Alpha Upsilon Fraternity, Inc.,

Puerto Rican Student Association (PuRSA), Homecoming, Noche Latina

Stephanie Andrade

Pronouns

She/Her/Hers/Ella

Hometown

Norwalk, CT

Language

English & Spanish

Class Standing

Junior 2020

Interests / Hobbies

Dancing, cooking, watching Netflix

Involved in…

METAS Mentor, Bringing Awareness Into Latino Ethnecities(BAILE)

Jasmin Garcia

Pronouns

She/Her/Hers/Ella

Hometown

New Haven, CT

Language

English & Spanish

Class Standing

Senior 2019

Interests / Hobbies

Drawing, arts and crafts, volleyball, nail art, make-up

Involved in…

Peruvian Student Association (PerSA), METAS Mentor

Nadejah Green

Pronouns

She/Her/Hers

Hometown

Bronx, New York

Language

English

Class Standing

Senior 2019

Interests / Hobbies

Dancing, singing, playing instruments, K-Pop, Poetry, Volleyball

Involved in…

Bringing Awareness Into Latino Ethnecities(BAILE), Afro-Latinx Month, UConn Breakdance, KCONN, Korean Student Association, Kids & Uconn Bridging Education(KUBE)

Brianna McClure

Pronouns

She/Her/Hers/Ella

Hometown

Manhattan, New York

Language

English

Class Standing

Sophomore 2019

Interests / Hobbies

Playing guitar, traveling, music, movies, dancing, soccer

Involved in…

President of Hearts Over Latin America(HOLA), Colombian Student Association (ColSA), Dominican Student Association(DSA), Hip-Hop Innitiative

Omaniel Ortiz

Pronouns

He/Him/His/El

Hometown

Hartford, CT

Language

English & Spanish

Class Standing

Junior 2020

Interests / Hobbies

Working out, running, football, cooking, and trying to dance

Involved in…

METAS Mentor, HuskyTHON, Bringing Awareness Into Latino Ethnecities (BAILE),

Peruvian Student Association (PerSA), Kids & Uconn Bridging Education (KUBE)

Alex Rivera

Pronouns

He/Him/His/El

Hometown

New Haven, CT

Language

English & Spanish

Class Standing

Junior 2020

Interests / Hobbies

Boxing, playing cards, music

Involved in…

Bringing Awareness Into Latino Ethnecities(BAILE), HuskyTHON,

La Comunidad Intelectual Learning Community

Yadiel Rodriguez

Pronouns

He/Him/His/El

Hometown

New Haven, CT

Language

English & Spanish

Class Standing

Junior 2020

Interests / Hobbies

Listening to Salsa and Hip-Hop music, eating platanos

Involved in…

Bringing Awareness Into Latino Ethnecities(BAILE), Psychology Club,

Hip-Hop Club, METAS Mentor, La Comunidad Intelectual Learning Community

Apolinar Velazquez

Pronouns

He/Him/His

Hometown

West Hartford, CT

Language

English

Class Standing

Junior 2020

Interests / Hobbies

Trying new foods, BodyWise Classes, Watching The Bachelor and America's Next Top Model

Involved in…

Eco-House Learning Community, Residential Life Student Advisory Committee (RLSAC)

Jovanni Vicenty

Pronouns

He/Him/His

Hometown

Hartford, CT

Language

English

Class Standing

Freshman 2020

Interests / Hobbies

Music, soccer, trying new things, art

Involved in…

Puerto Rican Student Association (PuRSA), UConn Connects,

Bringing Awareness Into Latino Ethnecities (BAILE), YoungLife, METAS Mentor

Cecilia Vidaurre

Pronouns

She/Her/Hers/Ella

Hometown

Hartford, CT

Language

English & Spanish

Class Standing

Freshman 2020

Interests / Hobbies

Reading, Poetry, cooking, trying new foods, Netflix, make-up

Involved in…

Peruvian Student Association(PerSA), Uconn Law, Kids & Uconn Bridging Education(KUBE), Project Fashion