Executive Board

Meet the Executive Board 2020-2021:

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 Associations, and the University. The officers represent the student resident voice to the entire University of Connecticut community.


President: Kailee Heinrich

Kailee is a Senior American Studies and Political Science Dual Degree Candidate with minors in Economics and History. She first became involved with RHA her sophomore year when she served as the President of Hilltop Halls Hall Association. During her free time, she loves to watch UConn baseball, Friends, and is on the hunt to find the perfect bagel! She is also involved in HuskyWOW, Alpha Lambda Delta, and Empowering Women in Law.

Email: kailee.heinrich@uconn.edu


Vice President: Amy Chu

Amy is a Senior studying Marketing with a concentration in Digital Marketing and Analytics, as well as a minor in Communications. During her free time, she enjoys running, doing portrait and nature photography, and trying out new cooking and baking recipes!

Email: amy.k.chu@uconn.edu


Treasurer: Alex Kim

Alex is a Junior Finance major with a minor in Analytics. He’s really into cooking, though he wishes he was better at it. He also enjoys playing sports, particularly basketball! He also serves as the Business Manager for Nutmeg Publishing, and started Refreshr, a mental health initiative, with a friend over the summer!

Email: alexander.kim@uconn.edu


Secretary: Neel Agir

Neel is a Sophomore Mechanical Engineering major. He first got involved in RHA when he served on Buckley/Shippee’s Hall Association. He is also involved in the UConn Ski and Snowboard Club, and the UConn Formula SAE team.

Email: neel.agir@uconn.edu


Director of Programming: Olivia Thomas

Olivia is a Senior earning a major in Allied Health Sciences and a minor in Spanish. She works as an EMT in the town of Coventry and in the mailrooms for on-campus students at UConn. Olivia first got involved in RHA when she served as the President of North Campus her sophomore year. Since then, she has taken on the role of Director of Programming on the RHA Executive Board. Other organizations she is involved with include SUBOG and the Pre-Physician Assistant Patient Care Alliance.

Email: olivia.n.thomas@uconn.edu


Director of Programming: Taylor Coonan

Taylor is a Junior Human Rights and an Individualized Major double major. She’s from Massachusetts and she’s a huge Boston Sports fan! She loves the beach and promotes that lifestyle on campus through being a Margaritaville University ambassador. Her other involvements at UConn include Alpha Phi Omega, UConn Football, and UConn Rec. 

Email: taylor.coonan@uconn.edu


Director of Public Relations: Meghan Foley

Meghan is a Junior Digital Media and Design student with a concentration in Digital Strategies for Business. She is from the greater Boston area. She loves to make all kinds of art in her free time, ranging from acrylic paintings to digital illustrations to photographing nature.

Email: meghan.foley@uconn.edu


Director of Advocacy – Sustainability: Rachael Ruggiero

Rachael is a Sophomore Environmental Science major. Her favorite color is orange and she loves sports, especially running, skiing, and lacrosse!

Email: rachael.j.ruggiero@uconn.edu


Director of Advocacy – Diversity and Inclusion: Tom Xu

Tom is a Senior international student from Chengdu, China, Finance and Economics double major. In his free time, he enjoys playing tennis and golf, watching baseball, and wood working.

Email: xiangliang.xu@uconn.edu


National Communications Coordinator: Johanna Croston

Johanna is a Senior Psychological Sciences major with minors in Communications and English.  She first became involved in RHA during her junior year, when she served as the President for Hilltop Apartments’ Hall Association.  In her free time, she enjoys reading, working out, and cooking.  She is also a sister of Alpha Epsilon Phi.

Email: johanna.croston@uconn.edu


Advisor: Rachel Conners

Rachel is a Hall Director in the Department of Residence Life. She is part of the North Campus area team, while originally from Hyde Park, NY. She has B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Health Studies from Monmouth University in NJ, and a M.S. in Human Development & Family Studies: College Student Personnel from The University of Rhode Island. She was an RA as an undergraduate and got her introduction to RHA in the CAACURH region but is now all about that moose love. She loves shopping on Amazon and in thrift stores. In her spare time, you can find her walking with her poodle Rudy, or video-chatting with family.

Email: rachel.conners@uconn.edu