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: Rachael Ruggiero
Rachael is a junior Environmental Science major with a concentration in Sustainable Systems and a minor in EEB. She first got involved in RHA as a sophomore when she served on the E-Board as a Director of Advocacy. Currently, she works at the Office of Sustainability on campus and is a member of the Delta Zeta Sorority. In her free time, she loves being outside, traveling, reading, and watching movies.
Vice President: Lauren Deleon
Lauren is a senior Marketing major with a concentration in Digital Marketing & Analytics and minors in Communication and Data Analytics. She first got involved with RHA during her sophomore year when she was the Social Coordinator for McMahon Hall Council and then became a Resident Assistant at McMahon. Currently, she interns for the Center for Career Development and has leadership positions in The Major Experience and Ascend, a Pan-Asian business organization.
Treasurer: Jess Lockwood
Jess is a Sophomore Business Management and Communication Dual Degree student. She first became involved with RHA her freshman year when she served as the President of Buckley/Shippee Hall Council. During her free time, she loves to go to the gym, read books, and hang out with her dog, Daisy! She is also involved in the UConn Business Management Society and Student Alumni Association, as well as working at the UConn Rec Center.
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.
Director of Programing: Bruno Silva Migliore
Bruno is a Sophomore, Physiology and Neurobiology Major on a pre-med track. He first got involved with RHA during his Freshman year when he served as the North West Hall Council president. Currently, he works as the Athletic Trainer Assistant for the UConn football team and is a NASM certified personal trainer. Bruno also enjoys the arts, fashion, and hanging out with friends.
Director of Programming: Alicia Wang
Alicia is a sophomore Pharmacy Major and Biological Sciences Minor, and part of the Pre-Pharmacy Honors Program. She first became involved with RHA as a freshman when she lived in Buckley and served as a Historian on the Buckley/Shippee Hall Council. Alicia likes to go outside, swimming, diving, and travel to visit her family.
Director of Public Relations: DJ Furano
DJ is a sophomore in the Digital Media and Design program at UConn with a concentration in video production. This is his first year serving on the E-Board as the Director of Public Relations. Hw is currently working in the video production team on the UConn Football program and also working in video production for the UConn Athletic Department. His favorite things to do are watch College Football, NFL Football, more football, and almost forgot to mention Football!
Director of Advocacy: Maha Naqvi
Maha is a junior Biological Sciences major. She first got involved with RHA in her sophomore year when she lived in the South and served on the E-Board as the Director of Advocacy. Currently, she is a member of the Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity as well as serves as a mentor for The Major Experience program. In her free time, Maha enjoys traveling, watching movies, and listening to music.
National Communications Coordinator (NCC): Taylor Coonan
Taylor is a senior Sports Media (Individualized Major) and Human Rights double-major, with a minor in Political Science. She first became involved in RHA as a junior, serving as a Co-Director of Programming for the E-Board. Around campus, she works for UConn Football, UConn Athletics, UConn Recreation, The Daily Campus, and the Center for Fraternity and Sorority Development. She is also a member of the Alpha Omicron Pi sorority, the Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity, UCTV Sports, and the Pre-Law Society. She enjoys Boston and UConn sports as well as the beach!