Staff

Ashley Amaro

Pronouns

She/Her/Hers/Ella

Hometown

New Britain, CT

Language

English & Spanish

Class Standing

Freshman 2020

Interests / Hobbies

Singing, dancing, watching movies and shows. I enjoy interacting with people and leaning new things. Major:HDFS

Involved in…

Mentoring, Educating, and Training for Academic Success(METAS),Afro-Latinx, Huskython, Leadership House (learning community)

Stephanie Andrade

Pronouns

She/Her/Hers/Ella

Hometown

Norwalk, CT

Language

English & Spanish

Class Standing

Freshman 2020

Interests / Hobbies

Dancing, cooking, watching Netflix

Involved in…

Mentoring, Educating, and Training for Academic Success(METAS), Bringing Awareness Into Latino Ethnecities(BAILE), PRLACC Policy Council

Jennifer Cheng

Pronouns

She/Her/Hers

Hometown

Islip, NY

Language

English and Mandarin Chinese (Conversational)

Class Standing

Graduate Student 2018

Interests / Hobbies

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

Julie Garay

Pronouns

She/Her/Hers

Hometown

Groton, CT

Language

English & Spanish

Class Standing

Junior 2018

Interests / Hobbies

Dancing, cooking, softbball, movies, volleyball, music

Involved in…

PRLACC-Mentoring, Educating, and Training for Academic Success(METAS) Coordinator

Jasmin Garcia

Pronouns

She/Her/Hers/Ella

Hometown

New Haven, CT

Language

English & Spanish

Class Standing

Sophomore 2019

Interests / Hobbies

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

Involved in…

Peruvian Student Association(PerSA), UConn Connects

Jonathan Gomez

Pronouns

He/Him/His

Hometown

Sonoma, CA

Language

English & Spanish

Class Standing

Graduate Student 2017

Interests / Hobbies

Netflix, Reality TV, Music

Involved in…

Higher Education & Student Affairs (HESA)

Nadejah Green

Pronouns

She/Her/Hers

Hometown

Bronx, New York

Language

English

Class Standing

Sophomore 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)

Natalia Gutierrez

Pronouns

She/Her/Hers/Ella

Hometown

Middletown, CT

Language

English & Spanish

Class Standing

Junior 2018

Interests / Hobbies

Dancing, cooking/baking, watching soccer

Involved in…

Mentoring, Educating, and Training for Academic Success(METAS) Coordinator, Colombian Student Association (ColSA) President, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, Bringing Awareness Into Latino Ethnecities (BAILE)

Kayla Kessler

Pronouns

She/Her/Hers/Ella

Hometown

Norwalk, CT

Language

English

Class Standing

Junior 2018

Interests / Hobbies

Doodling, Cooking, eating, reading, music, concerts

Involved in…

HUSKYTHON, Director of Spring Alternative Break, Mentoring, Educating, and Training for Academic Success(METAS), Spanish Hour

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

Ana Ocasio

Pronouns

She/Her/Hers/Ella

Hometown

New Haven, CT

Language

English & Spanish

Class Standing

Senior 2017

Interests / Hobbies

Volleyball, Netflix, traveling,dancing, learning about current issues, reading

Involved in…

Rainbow Center, Ally Project, Domincan Student Association(DSA), Gamma Sigma Sigma

Omaniel Ortiz

Pronouns

He/Him/His/El

Hometown

Hartford, CT

Language

English & Spanish

Class Standing

Freshman 2020

Interests / Hobbies

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

Involved in…

Mentoring, Educating, and Training for Academic Success(METAS), HUSKYTHON, Bringing Awareness Into Latino Ethnecities(BAILE), Peruvian Student Association(PerSA),Kids & Uconn Bridging Education(KUBE)

Carolina Reyes

Pronouns

She/Her/Hers/Ella

Hometown

Wallingford, CT

Language

English, Spanish, and French

Class Standing

Senior 2017

Interests / Hobbies

Playing soccer, running, dancing, hiking, traveling, drawing, and painting

Involved in…

HUSKYTHON Management Team, Orientation Leader, Rowe Scholar Program, PRLACC Pageant Co-chair

Mayra Reyes

Pronouns

She/Her/Hers/Ella

Hometown

Wallingford, CT

Language

Englsih, Spanish, and French

Class Standing

2nd Year Masters

Alex Rivera

Pronouns

He/Him/His/El

Hometown

New Haven, CT

Language

Englsih & Spanish

Class Standing

Freshman 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

Freshman 2020

Interests / Hobbies

Listening to Salsa and Hip-Hop music. I love eating platanos. Major:Psychology Minor: Urban Studies

Involved in…

Bringing Awareness Into Latino Ethnecities(BAILE), Psychology Club, Hip-Hop Club, Mentoring, Educating, and Training for Academic Success(METAS), La Comunidad Intelectual Learning Community

Shariel Rodriguez-Echevarria

Pronouns

He/Him/His/El

Hometown

New Haven

Language

English & Spanish

Class Standing

Sophomore 2019

Interests / Hobbies

Dancing, listening to music, cooking, eating, travling, Majors:Spanish and Sociology

Involved in…

Puerto Rican Student Association(PuRSA), Bringing Awareness Into Latino Ethnecities(BAILE), Kids & Uconn Bridging Education(KUBE), Mentoring, Educating, and Training for Academic Success(METAS), Spanish Hour, PRLACC Pageant Co-chair, La Comunidad Intelectual Learning Community

Kenyi Silva

Pronouns

He/Him/His

Hometown

Waterford, CT

Language

English & Spanish

Class Standing

Senior 2017

Interests / Hobbies

Music, Dancing, Reading, Volleyball, Movies

Involved in…

Bringing Awareness Into Latino Ethnecities(BAILE), Colombian Student Association(ColSA), Latino America Unida Lambda Alpha Upsilon Fraternity, Inc.(LAU), Latinx Leadership Council(LxSLC)

Apolinar Velazquez

Pronouns

He/Him/His

Hometown

West Hartford, CT

Language

English

Class Standing

Freshman 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, Mentoring, Educating, and Training for Academic Success(METAS)

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