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Executive Board

Meet the Executive Board 2016-2017

The Executive Board carries out all daily operations of RHA and strives to serve in the best interest of its constituents. The Board provides means of communication and collaboration between residents, Hall Association, and the University. The officers represent the student resident voice to the entire University of Connecticut community.


Brittney Brault

   Brittney is a junior studying Molecular and Cellular Biology. She first became involved in RHA her sophomore year and was the President of North campus. Brittney has attended NEACURH and NACURH conferences as a representative of RHA and is excited to be a part of the NEACURH RLC hosted at UConn this year. In her free time Brittney likes to binge watch Grey’s Anatomy and play with animals to destress from school. Email:

Vice President:

Michaela Savinelli

Michaela is currently a senior studying Biological Sciences at UConn. She started her UConn journey at the UConn Greater Hartford branch and got involved with Alumni Hall Association her semester at Storrs.  She is now an RA in Alumni Quad and is thrilled for the opportunity to work with RHA as their Vice President! Email:
 Director of Promotions: Julia Sokolovska
My name is Julia Sokolovska and I’m a fourth year nursing student at the University of Connecticut School of Nursing from East Lyme, Connecticut. I’m the Director of Promotions for UConn’s Residence Hall Association as well as a Resident Assistant in the Nursing Learning Community here on the Storrs campus and the chair of the Interprofessional Student Advisory Committee.
I always look for ways to get involved in which I could change someone’s life and I couldn’t be happier when I see my patients, residents and students smile. I love taking part in organizations that not only allow me to connect with people but also work towards building a positive community in many aspects. I’m excited to see what the upcoming semesters hold as well as getting the chance to connect with some wonderful individuals. When I’m not taking care of patients or spending time with my residents, I enjoy taking time to travel to new places around the world and play some tennis. Email:


Jessica Ng

 15073285_880692842066086_7270966183763041269_n Jessica is a Juinor studying Nutritional Sciences with a minor in Sociology on a Pre-Dental track.  She first became involved with RHA her freshman year and was the Vice President of West Campus.  Jessica is a sister of Alpha Chi Omega and a brother of the co-ed Biology fraternity Alpha Beta Epsilon. Jessica’s passions include cooking, reading, and art. Email-

Director of Programming:

Omar Taweh


Omar Taweh is currently a Junior double majoring in Physiology & Neurobiology and Psychology. He first got involved with RHA his freshman year as the social coordinator for the Hilltop Halls Hall Association. Since then, he has served on the Executive Board as the Director of Programming with the goal of hosting programs that engage all of the University’s 12,000 on campus residents. In his free time (that he has so little of), Omar enjoys photography, running and being involved with social and political activism. In addition, he is always on the lookout for dank memes :~). Email –


Director of Advocacy:

Komal Gulati

Komal is in her last year here at UConn and just joined RHA as Director of Advocacy. She is motivated by a desire to make a difference in the world and as a member of RHA, she hopes to create programs and systems that allow UConn’s residents to both have a voice and see the value of the diversity around them. Also at UConn, she proudly represents Husky Hungama Acapella, Active Minds, the Sikh Student Association, and the Good Vibes Community. With majors in Cognitive Neuroscience and Human Rights, she hopes to work towards a world where the human right to health is met for all humans. Email –

National Communication Coordinator:

Brandon Arnold

 Brandon is currently a junior majoring in psychological studies with hopes of pursuing a career in Higher Education and Student Affairs. Brandon’s RHA journey began in the spring of his sophomore year as NCC- In Training. He is now incredibly grateful to have the opportunity to bring his Husky and  UConn ResLife Pride to the NEACURH region and help our residential community stay connected with our regional and national affiliates as NCC. Additionally, Brandon is the Senior Resident Assistant for McMahon Residence Hall and a general board member of UConn NRHH. In his free time, Brandon can be found spending time with friends and family, watching This is Us and How to Get Away With Murder, or attending the theater as a huge musical theatre fan. Email-

RHA Advisors

Chris Eimerman

 Chris is in his 3rd year at UConn where he is a Hall Director in Towers, having worked previously at Charter Oak and North Campus. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh then attended Indiana State University for his graduate work. Chris has also previously worked at Fordham University and Western Michigan University. In his free time, he enjoys hockey, winter, movies, and video games. Email:

Jacob Nathaniel

 Jacob is in their first year of full-time professional work at the University of Connecticut as a Residence Hall Director in Towers; however, they are not new to the UConn community. Jacob served as an intern at UConn during the summer between their two years of graduate study at Michigan State University. They attended the University of Louisville for undergraduate study and participated in the National Student Exchange at California State University, Northridge during their senior year. In their free time, Jacob enjoys Netflix binges and exploring new areas of the country. Email: