Summer 2023 Residence Hall Director
Hi there! My name is Megan Go (she/her), and I am the Pre-College Summer Student Affairs Coordinator. While I spent half my life in the Philippines, I've been in Connecticut the past decade and now I'm here at the University of Connecticut pursuing my Master's in Higher Education and Student Affairs. I have been working with the professional staff throughout the year to prepare for this summer, and I couldn’t be happier with the residential staff we have selected to work with you. You can learn more about each of them below. These are the folks who will be your main point of contact throughout the program, so getting to know a little about them before you join PCS is a great idea. We are so excited to see you this summer!
Kelsey Bowers -
Hi everyone!! My name is Kelsey Bowers (She/Her), I’m Pre-College Summer’s newest Graduate Assistant (GA) and I’ll be the program assistant for the summer! I’m from a small town in Northern New York called Croghan and I just finished my Bachelors in Animal Science from SUNY Cobleskill. I couldn’t be more excited to join the UConn community in the Higher Education and Student Affairs Masters program! In my free time, you can often find me hanging out with my cat, hammocking in random trees, trying new foods, or binging many different tv shows (reality shows are my favorite). I’m so excited to be working with you all and I can’t wait to create amazing memories this summer!
Catherine Contreras - Administrative Assistant
Hi! My name is Catherine Contreras (She/Her), and I am so excited to join the PCS Team! My major is Psychology, and I am minoring in Human Development and Family Sciences. I am also part of the SSS Program also known as the CAPS Program. I love to travel, watch TV and new movies, having picnics, listening to music, and I love taking care of my plants. My favorite food has to be pasta and sushi. And a fun fact about me is that I'm Peruvian and I visited Machu Picchu (One of the 7 Wonders of the World!)
Residential Counselor for Student Wellness
Hi everyone! I'm so glad to join Pre-College for another super fun summer. I'm Natalie (she/her/ella), a graduate student in UConn's school of education. I am on track to becoming a Special Education teacher and currently substitute teach at a high school. I am from Long Island, New York, I love reading, and I really love coffee! I truly enjoy working with students and prioritizing their mental health and wellbeing while making inclusive and accessible environments.
Hi everyone! My name is Coby Cassells (he/him/his) and I can't be more excited to be back on the Pre-College Summer team! I am majoring in Secondary History/Social Studies Education as well as History. Outside of the classroom I enjoy getting outdoors and being active, as well as supporting/watching my favorite sports teams (especially UConn!). A fun fact about me is I'm actually from Storrs, Connecticut, and have grown up here. I'm looking forward to meeting all of you and having another great summer on campus!
Hey what’s up! My name is Frantzy Suffrard and I am from Boston Ma. I'm currently at the University of Connecticut pursuing my Master's in Higher Education and Student Affairs. For 10+ years, I dedicated my summers giving back to UMass Boston Upward Bound Program, which focused on assisting low-income, first-generation college bound high school students in the successful completion of secondary education and preparing them academically and socially for enrollment and completion of higher education. In my free time you can find me listening to or creating music, doing something sports related and either cooking or eating with family and friends.
Hi everyone! I am Saah; A recent graduate with a Master's in Public Administration. I am excited to meet you all during the summer. I'm from Accra, Ghana(West Africa). Fun fact about me is that I have 13 other siblings and I spent last summer in Pakistan. Which means I have soo many good stories to tell.
Hi!! My name is Michael Leary. My pronouns are he/him or she/her. I’m currently a history major and I’m now a senior. I absolutely love writing and doing drag.
Hello everyone! My name is Mikayla Robinson (she/her/hers), and I am so excited to meet you all! I am a rising sophomore in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences majoring in Cognitive Science on a Pre-Med track and minoring in Spanish. I enjoy meeting new people, listening to music, watching movies, and traveling in my free time. A fun fact about me is that I've played piano for 7 years! I'm looking forward to seeing you all soon!
Hi, my name is Wasiq Namwar (he/him), pronounced Wa-sick. I am double majoring in Economics and Journalism. In my free time I enjoy the outdoors, going to the gym and taking care of my various pets. Which range from a cat all the way down to fishes. A fun fact about me is that I love writing and skating, but not at the same time. I am super excited to get to know everyone and can’t wait for this upcoming summer!
Hi, my name is Janise Park (she/hers) and I'm a rising senior in the School of Pharmacy as a pharmacy major. I've lived in CT my whole life, born in Stamford, raised in Bridgeport. In my free time I like to eat food, take long walks, and rock climb. A fun fact about me is that I've played the violin for over 10 years! I'm excited to meet you all very soon!
Hey! My name is Abby Piotrowicz, I'm from Windsor Locks, CT. Currently a senior here at UConn, my major being English with a minor in Human Development and Family Sciences. I am so excited to be a part of the Pre-College Summer team. I enjoy getting to know and meet new people! A few hobbies and interests of mine are writing, reading, painting/ drawing, going on hikes or walks (sometimes with my dog Luna), traveling when I can and gardening. I look forward to meeting all of you this summer!
Afra Hassan Pour
Hey Folks! I am Afra (They/Them). I am an international students from Iran and just joined UConn for Art Leadership and cultural Management MFA program. I have a background in Engineering, Foreign Policies, and Art and have a passion of being an entrepreneur in Art therapy sector. I am part of UConn International and Queer community, pretty excited to meet you all and be able to be helpful in anyway. I would love a deep conversation about all sort of things. 🙂