Meet Our 2018 – 2019 Leadership Team

The Student Alumni Association Executive Board consists of 7 voting student members and a staff advisor. Our E-Board is made up of a group of leaders who have demonstrated a strong commitment to the University of Connecticut.

Bryan Kirby

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Email: bryan.kirby@uconn.edu
Major: ’18 B.S. in Secondary Education (Biology), ’19 M.A. in Curriculum & Instruction & Certificate in Gifted & Talented Education
Class of: 2018, 2019
Hometown: Orange, CT
Favorite place on the UConn campus: Jorgensen Theater
About me:
I am glad to call UConn my home and to have found an organization that embodies the #BleedBlue spirit so well. I enjoy reading, going to the theater, watching TV, and using my MoviePass!


Vice President of Communication:
Monika Krah

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Email: monika.krah@uconn.edu
Major: Psychology (with research concentration) & German Studies
Class of: 2021
Hometown: Hamden, CT
Also involved in: Sheya Cognitive Developmental Psychology Lab, CLAS Student Leadership Board, UConn Catering, German Club, Eurotech Club, Alpha Lambda Delta, Eurotech Learning Community
Favorite place on the UConn campus: Student Health Services
About me: I have met some really great people in SAA, including my best friend, and I could not be more excited to meet more amazing people! I love being active in the club and volunteering at school events. I am a huge soccer fan. I also love listening to music, watching TV, hanging out with friends, and most importantly: vines!


Vice President of Tradition:
Aakash Parikh

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Email: aakash.parikh@uconn.edu
Major: Molecular and Cell Biology
Class of: 2020
Hometown: New Milford, CT
Also involved in: Huskies for Health, ResLife Ambassador
Favorite place on the UConn campus: The Student Union
About me: I love all sports, especially football and golf. I am a fan of the Colts, Yankees, and Rangers. I am almost always Bleeding Blue and love to go to UConn sporting events. I look forward to meeting new people throughout the campus.


Vice President of Membership:
Kevin Li

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Email: kevin.4.li@uconn.edu
Major: Physiology and Neurobiology (Pre-Med)
Class of: 2020
Hometown: Old Saybrook, CT
Also involved in: Husky Ambassador, Public Health Learning Community, Alpha Lamda Delta, Tour Guide at the Lodewick Visitors Center
Favorite place on the UConn campus: The Student Union
About me:I love exploring new places and experiencing different cultures. Hobbies of mine include calligraphy, reading, and Netflix. I pride myself in my school spirit and, of course, love white and blue.


Vice President of Programming:
Cullen Farragher

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Email: cullen.farragher@uconn.edu
Major: Physiology and Neurobiology and Spanish (Pre-Med)
Class of: 2019
Hometown: Upton, MA
Also involved in: Research in the Immunology Department at UConn Health, National Society of Leadership and Success
Favorite place on the UConn campus: Do I have to pick just one?! Oak Hall or the Alumni Center or the Dairy Bar
About me: I love hanging out with friends and going on any adventure that presents itself to me. There is a 100% chance of you seeing me around campus wearing something that says UConn or SAA. If you need a personal photographer at any SAA event, feel free to hit me up. I love going to a school with so much school spirit and pride and I look forward to being able to represent SAA!


Vice President of Alumni Relations & Philanthropy:
Isabella Bachman

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Email: isabella.bachman@uconn.edu
Major: Sports Management
Class of: 2019
Hometown: Easton, MA
Also involved in: Sport Business Association, USG Academic Affairs Committee, Neag School Events Intern, TME Mentor Program
Favorite place on the UConn campus: Wings Over (if that counts)
About me:  Iced coffee fanatic with interests including interior design and running.


Vice President of Finance:
Rich Garcia

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Email: richard.garcia@uconn.edu
Major: Political Science
Class of: 2020
Hometown: Trumbull, CT
Also involved in: Human Rights and Action Learning Community, Resident Assistant, Business and Human Rights Student Aid
Favorite place on the UConn campus: The Dairy Bar
About me: I’m a super friendly person who is always excited to meet a new face. I’m in love with Netflix and coffee, so much that my bosses think that I must have stock in both companies. I’m excited to be a part of the E-Board this year and can’t wait to meet everyone.


Jessica Sokol

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Education: ’12 M.A. in Higher Education and Student Affairs
Position: Associate Director of Student Engagement, UConn Foundation Office of Alumni Relations
Email: jsokol@foundation.uconn.edu
Phone: 860.486.2607
Office Hours: by appointment