Our Student Staff

 
Dana (pronounce it “Dan-Uh”)
Major: MEM (Management & Engineering for Manufacturing)

Year: Junior
Joined the student staff: May 2017
Campus Involvement: Society of Women Engineers (SWE), Arab Student Association, & Alpha Lambda Delta
Favorite TV/Movie character: Lorelai Gilmore (from Gilmore Girls)
Favorite Book/Author: Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story
A fun fact about me: I fluently speak Arabic!
 
 
Megan
Major: MSE (Materials Science & Engineering) 

Year: Junior
Joined the student staff: August 2017
Campus Involvement: Phi Sigma Rho, Society of Women Engineers, Club Ultimate Frisbee
Favorite TV/Movie character: Lorelei Gilmore – Gilmore Girls
Favorite Book/Author: The Rescue 
A fun fact about me: I met the 2016 Olympic bronze medalist for the women’s 100M breaststroke 
 
 
Kiley
Major: MEM (Management & Engineering for Manufacturing)

Year: Junior
Joined the student staff: June 2017
Campus Involvement: UConn Women’s Swim Team
Favorite TV/Movie character: Leslie Knope -Parks & Rec
Favorite Book/Author: Kisses From Katie — Katie Davis
A fun fact about me: I have four sisters
 
 
Dan
Major: Civil Engineering

Year: Junior
Why I Chose UConn: For the beautiful campus which encompasses the lovely New England weather and a great environment to learn and grow as a person
Joined the student staff: September 2017
Campus Involvement: Material Advantage, Husky-for-a-day, Intramural Sports
Favorite TV/Movie character: Tyrion Lanister — Game of Thrones
Favorite Book/Author: A Long Way Gone — Ishmael Beah
A fun fact about me: I am half British and half Indian
 
 
Matt
Major: ME (Mechanical Engineering)

Year: Junior
Joined the student staff: September 2017
Campus Involvement: Engineering Ambassadors, Intramural Sports
Why I Chose UConn: Vast Engineering Department, Closer to home
A fun fact: I have an identical twin brother
 
 
 
LeAnna
Major: Allied Health Sciences

Year: Junior
Joined the student staff: June 2018
Campus Involvement: Alpha Epsilon Phi and Pre-Physician Assistant Patient Care Alliance
Favorite TV/Movie Character: Moana
A fun fact: I played the flute for nine years
 
 
 
Alicia
Major: Material Science and Engineering
Year: Sophomore
Campus Involvement: Gamma Phi Beta, WiSTEM
Favorite TV/Movie Character: Stefan from Vampire Diaries
Favorite Book/Author: The Watch That Ends the Night by Allan Wolf
Why I choose UConn: I wanted a large state school with great academics, I found that in UConn, and it’s very close to home.
A Fun Fact: I transferred to UConn Fall 2018 from the University of Pittsburg.
 
 
 
Mikaela
Major: Political Science
Year: Freshman
Campus Involvement: Human Rights and Action Learning Community, Alumni Hall Association
Favorite TV/ Movie Character: Elle Woods (Legally Blonde)
Favorite Book/Author: History of the World in 1000 Objects
Why you chose UConn: I love the beautiful Storrs campus, and there are so many activities to do here!
A Fun Fact: When I was 13, I slept overnight in the Toronto Zoo. While I was there, I also fed a giraffe!
 
 
 

Tyler
Major: Mathematics/Actuarial Science/Finance
Year: Sophomore
Campus Involvement: Gamma Iota Sigma, Honors in Business Association
Favorite TV/ Movie Character: Frank- It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Why you chose UConn: It has a great actuarial program, and it is close to home.
A Fun Fact: I love trying new foods!