Undergrad: Drake University
Major: Elementary Education
Hometown: West Des Moines, IA
Assistantship: Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life
Bio: Hello! My name is Alessa Strelecki and I am from West Des Moines, Iowa. I graduated from Drake University in 2015 with a degree in Elementary Education. In undergrad, my passion for Student Affairs grew from my experiences working as a Peer Mentor/Academic Consultant, becoming a Delta Gamma and holding various positions in my chapter, and planning my University's Welcome Weekend as part of the Peer Advisory Board.
My first year out of college was spent on Fulbright in South Korea. I taught English at a school of around 100 students, grades kindergarten to sixth. It was an incredible opportunity that I feel very fortunate to have had! During my year in Korea, I tried to determine if I wanted to teach elementary school when I came back to the States or make the jump into the world of Student Affairs and grad school. After the yearlong deliberation, I decided to pursue Higher Education and Student Affairs and I am proud to be a part of the HESA program at UConn. My assistantship is with the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life!
Outside of work and school, I enjoy reading, listening to podcasts, doing yoga, being with family and friends, and spending time traveling and exploring new places. I can't wait to see what the next two years bring! Go Huskies!