Pre-College Summer Program Staff

Central Program Staff

Rowe Building, Suite 322


UConn PCS Director - Nella Quasnitschka

Nella Quasnitschka

Director, Pre-College Summer
Associate Director for Academic Outreach, Early College Experience

Email: nella.quasnitschka@uconn.edu

Phone: 860-486-0149

 

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.

UConn PCS Associate Director - Melanie Ochoa

Melanie Banks

Associate Director, Pre-College Summer
Program Assistant for Academic Standards, Early College Experience

Email: mbanks@uconn.edu

Phone: 860-486-3419

 

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 social media and marketing campaigns through various uses of technology and applications. She also oversees the application review process for PCS. Melanie attended the University of Connecticut where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology.

UConn PCS Business Manager - Erin Blanchette

Erin Blanchette

Manager, Financial Operations, Early College Programs

Email: erin.blanchette@uconn.edu

Phone: 860-486-1201

 

Erin is the Administrative Coordinator for the Office of Early College Programs and is responsible for the administrative and fiscal management of Pre-College Summer. Erin brings valuable administrative experience. Erin most recently received her bachelor's degree from the University of Connecticut, and has an Accounting degree from Three Rivers Community College.

 

 

UConn PCS GA - Erin Donohue

Erin Donohue

Graduate Assistant, Pre-College Summer

Email: erin.donohue@uconn.edu

Phone: 860-486-0149

 

Erin is a Graduate Assistant for the Pre-College Summer Program. Erin is primarily responsible for tracking and maintaining student records and remaining in contact with PCS participants and their parents/guardians.  She also assists with maintaining the program's marketing campaign.  Erin has been with the Pre-College Summer program since the summer of 2014, and her first 2 summers were spent as a PCS Resident Manager. Erin is Doctoral Candidate in Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) at the University of Connecticut. She also earned a Master's degree in HDFS from the University of Connecticut and a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Worcester State University.

UConn PCS GA - Joe Fisher

Joe Fisher

Graduate Assistant, Pre-College Summer

Email: student5680@ad.uconn.edu

Phone: 860-486-2723

 

Joe is a Graduate Assistant for the Pre-College Summer Program. Joe is completing his master's degree in the Higher Education and Student Affairs (HESA) program at the University of Connecticut. His primary responsibilities include selection, training, and supervision of PCS residential operations, and coordinating the schedule for student exploratory workshops, social programming, and orientations. Prior to arriving to UConn, Joe completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Health at Merrimack College in Massachusetts.

 

UConn PCS GA - Cody

Cody Olson

Graduate Assistant, Pre-College Summer

Email: coo18003work@uconn.edu

Phone: 860-486-0149

 

Cody is a Graduate Assistant for the Pre-College Summer Program, and is currently enrolled in the Higher Education and Student Affairs (HESA) master's program at the University of Connecticut. Cody's primary responsibilities include selection, training, and supervision of PCS residential staff, as well as coordinating marketing and social media campaigns. Prior to arriving to UConn, Cody completed a bachelor's degree in Marketing at Shippensburg University.

CETL Educational Technologies Staff


 

Gordon

Gordon Daigle

Media Producer, Educational Technologies, CETL

 

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.

Mike I

Mike Illuzzi

Media Producer, Educational Technologies, CETL

 

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


 

PCS Marketing - Bill

Bill Page

Marketing Coordinator, CETL

 

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

PCS Marketing - Sue

Sue Schadt

Marketing Outreach and Webmaster, CETL

 

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, including Pre-College Summer.

 

Faculty

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