Program Staff

Central Program Staff

Contact us pcs@uconn.edu for any questions.

Nella Quasnitschka

Nella Quasnitschka

Director, Pre-College Summer

nella.quasnitschka@uconn.edu

Nella is the Director of the Pre-College Summer Program and is the Assistant Director of Academic Outreach for Early College Experience for the Office of Early College Programs. Nella oversees all operations and processes for PCS, specifically the academic course offering schedule and course enrollment process. Nella received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Connecticut and her Master’s in Education Administration from Illinois State University.

Melanie Ochoa

Melanie Banks

Associate Director, Pre-College Summer

 mbanks@uconn.edu

Melanie is the Associate Director of Pre-College Summer and Program Assistant for ECE Academic Standards for the Office of Early College Programs. Melanie's primary responsibilities for PCS include spearheading the program's marketing and recruitment of prospective students. She also oversees the application system and process for PCS. Melanie attended the University of Connecticut where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and is now pursuing a Master's in Business Administration.

Megan Go

Megan Go

Graduate Assistant, Pre-College Summer

mlg15105work@uconn.edu

Megan is a Graduate Assistant for the Pre-College Summer Program, currently enrolled in the Higher Education and Student Affairs master’s program here at the University of Connecticut. Megan is primarily responsible for the recruitment, hiring, training, and supervision of PCS Community Managers. Prior to starting her master’s program, she completed her bachelor degrees in Psychological Sciences and Communication also at UConn.

Yara Medawar

Yara Medawar

Graduate Assistant, Pre-College Summer

Yara is a Graduate Assistant for the Pre-College Summer Program, and is currently enrolled in the Public Policy master's program at the University of Connecticut. Prior to starting her master’s program at UConn, she completed master's degree and bachelor’s degrees in Civil Engineering/Project Management at Notre Dame University, Lebanon and worked in the project management field for 5 years.