HESA Class of 2022 Cohort

Jia Cai headshot JIA CAI

Undergrad: University of Connecticut
Major: Music Performance - Instrumental
Hometown: North Haven, CT
Assistantship: The Graduate School
Bio: Hello, my name is Jia Cai. I lived in Zhuzhou, Hunan Province of China for the first 14 years of my life before migrating to North Haven, CT for high school....read more

Carlos Dos Santos HeadshotCARLOS DOS SANTOS

Undergrad: Western Connecticut State University
Major: Psychology and Pre-Med
Hometown: Danbury, CT
Assistantship: UConn Student Union
Bio: My name is Carlos Dos Santos and I’m from Danbury, Connecticut. I graduated Summa Cum Laude from Western Connecticut State University... read more

Sarah Durning headshot


Undergrad: Roger Williams University
Major: Psychology
Hometown: New City, NY
Assistantship: Student Activities- Student Union Board of Governors (SUBOG)
Bio: Hey there! My name is Sarah Durning (she/her/hers). I'm from New City, NY (about 30 miles north of NYC). I graduated from Roger Williams University... read more

Sade Erinfolami headshotSADE ERINFOLAMI

Undergrad: University of South Carolina
Major: Criminal Justice
Hometown: Irmo, SC
Assistantship: Law School: Graduate & International Programs
Bio: Hey there! My name is Sade Erinfolami and I am from Columbia, SC. I attended university at USC in my hometown where I majored in ...read more

Tania Flores headshotTANIA FLORES

Undergrad: Middlebury College
Major: Psychology and Education
Hometown: Gary, IN
Assistantship: Women's Center
Bio: While my Virgo sun would like to say that most of my life's trajectory has been based on calculated 5-year plans, the truth is that my moon lies in Aquarius ... read more

Deanna Gallegos headshotDEANNA GALLEGOS

Undergrad: University of California, Davis
Major: English and Chicana/o Studies
Hometown: West Sacramento, CA
Assistantship: Pre-College Summer Program (Office of Early College Programs)
Bio: Hello! My name is Deanna Gallegos (she/her/hers). I am originally from the East Bay in California, but have most recently called West Sacramento... read more

Jose Garcia headshotJOSE GARCIA

Undergrad: UCLA
Major: History
Hometown: Los Angelos, CA
Assistantship: Office of Fraternity & Sorority Development
Bio: Hi y'all! My name is Jose (he/they) and I was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. For undergrad, I attended UCLA... read more

Nikko Garmendiz headshotNIKKO GARMENDIZ

Undergrad: SUNY Geneseo
Major: Sociology
Hometown: Pine Bush, NY
Assistantship: Residential Life - Assistant Residence Hall Director
Bio: Hi everyone! My name is Nikko Garmendiz and I am from a small town called Pine Bush, which is about an hour north of NYC ... read more

Cassandra Gonzalez headshotCASSANDRA GONZALEZ

Undergrad: Rutgers University
Major: Public Policy
Hometown: Lakewood, NJ
Assistantship: Student Activities: Leadership & Organization Development
Bio: Hi friends! My name is Cassandra, but you can call me Casey! I received my Associate's Degree in Mathematics and my Bachelor's ... read more

Olivia Hankins headshotOLIVIA HANKINS

Undergrad: Northern Arizona University
Major: Psychology and Criminal Justice
Hometown: Huntington Beach, CA
Assistantship: Residential Life: Assistant Residence Hall Director
Bio: Hello! My name is Olivia Hankins and I am from Huntington Beach, California. I graduated from Northern Arizona University... read more

Mya Johnson headshotMYA JOHNSON

Undergrad: Cornell College
Major: Elementary Education
Hometown: Long Beach, CA
Assistantship: Community Outreach
Bio: Hi! My name is Mya Johnson and I'm from Long Beach, California. I attended a very small school in eastern Iowa where I played...read more

Trevor Madore headshotTREVOR MADORE

Undergrad: Saint Michael's College
Major: Political Science and Peace & Justice
Hometown: Milford, CT
Assistantship: Residential Life: Assistant Residence Hall Director
Bio: Hi! My name is Trevor Madore (he/him/his), and my path towards a career in HESA has been largely shaped by my drive to disrupt systems ... read more

Dominque Moore headshotDOMINQUE MOORE

Undergrad: University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Major: Africana Studies & History
Hometown: Bronx, NY
Assistantship: Center for Career Development: Experiential Learning
Bio: Hello! I'm Dominque (she/they), and I'm from the Bronx, NY, but I lived in Raleigh and Charlotte, North Carolina for the last 8 years of my life.... read more

Brittney Ortiz headshotBRITTNEY ORTIZ

Undergrad: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Major: Psychology
Hometown: Wilmington, NC
Assistantship: Residential Life: ARHD
Bio: My name is Brittney and I was born and raised in Las Vegas, NV. I relocated to the beachside town of Wilmington, NC when I was 19 and... read more

Ashley Reed headshotASHLEY REED

Undergrad: Rollins College
Major: Business: Social Entrepreneurship
Hometown: Lake Mary, FL
Assistantship: Rainbow Center
Bio: Hi! My name is Ashley Reed and I'm from Lake Mary, Florida, which is a city east of Orlando. I graduated from Rollins College in 2018 ... read more

Darlene Rodriguez headshotDARLENE RODRIGUEZ

Undergrad: Ithaca College
Major: Communication Studies
Hometown: Bronx, NY
Assistantship: Office of Alumni Relations in College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Bio: Hello everyone, I am excited to be joining the Husky family in the Fall! I was born and raised in the Bronx in New York City ... read more