Program Staff

Central Program Staff

Nella Quasnitschka

Nella Quasnitschka

Director, Pre-College Summer

(860) 486-0149
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

(860) 486-3419
Email: 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.

Cody Olson

Cody Olson

Program Coordinator, Pre-College Summer

(860) 486-0149
cody.olson@uconn.edu

Cody is the Program Coordinator for the Pre-College Summer Program. Cody's primary responsibilities include managing program communications, developing the program's residential and co-curriculum, and spearheading new projects and initiatives. Cody also assists with the review of student applications and collaborates regularly with our graduate assistants to manage our program's rigorous staff hiring process. Cody has bachelors degrees in management and marketing from Shippensburg University, and a masters degree in higher education and students affairs from the University of Connecticut.

Nicole Hyman

Nicole Hyman

Graduate Advisor, Pre-College Summer

(860) 486-0149
nhh19002work@uconn.edu

Nicole is a Graduate Advisor for the Pre-College Summer Program, and recently completed her Master's of Higher Education and Student Affairs at the University of Connecticut. Nicole is primarily responsible for the recruitment, hiring, training, and supervision of PCS residential staff, as well as pursuing initiatives to ensure PCS is accessible to historically underrepresented and under-resourced students. Upon completing her bachelor's degree in Political Science and Sociology at Furman University, Nicole served as a College Access Coach with College Forward.

Cody Olson

Deanna Gallegos

Graduate Assistant, Pre-College Summer

(860) 486-0149
dng20002work@uconn.edu

Deanna is a Graduate Assistant for the Pre-College Summer Program, and is currently enrolled in the Higher Education and Student Affairs master's program at the University of Connecticut. Deanna is primarily responsible for the recruitment, hiring, training, and supervision of PCS Community Managers. Prior to starting her master’s program, she completed bachelor’s degrees in English and Chicana/o Studies at the University of California, Davis.

CETL Educational Technologies Staff

Gordon Daigle

Gordon Daigle

Media Producer

(860) 486-2472
gordon.daigle@uconn.edu

Gordon is a Media Producer for the Educational Technologies department for the UConn Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL). Gordon produces custom, high-definition media in support of education and instruction for Pre-College Summer.

Michael Illuzzi

Michael Illuzzi

Media Producer

(860) 486-1759
michael.illuzzi@uconn.edu

Mike is a Media Producer for the Educational Technologies department for the UConn Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL). Gordon produces custom, high-definition media in support of education and instruction for Pre-College Summer.

CETL Program Development and Support Staff

William Page

William Page

Marketing Coordinator

(860) 486-0692
william.page@uconn.edu

Bill provides marketing support for academic program partners, including survey research, planning, search engine optimization, customer relationship management, website development, tracking, and analysis.

Sue Schadt

Susan Schadt

Digital Marketing and Web Strategist

(860) 486-5652
susan.schadt@uconn.edu

Sue is responsible for planning, developing, executing graphic design, web-design, and marketing strategies needed to support the marketing and communication plans of all CETL units and eCampus partner Academic Programs.