Alumni Mentors

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One of the more unique aspects of Legacy is the Alumni Mentoring component. Drawing from their experiences in a variety of industries and backgrounds, Legacy’s Alumni Mentors are a dedicated group of individuals who commit their time to work with and encourage their students to reflect not only on their past and current experiences, but also to think about their future beyond UConn. Legacy Alumni Mentors are invited to personally attend and share in many of the experiences that the Legacy Students take part in - and in the end - perhaps build a life-long connection with these future leaders while they, themselves reconnect with the University in a meaningful way.

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Rosalyn Cama (’75)

Degree: B.S., Interior Design
Current Employer: Cama, Inc.
Mentee: Brendan Bayers (Legacy ’07), Jonathan Sierakowski (Legacy ’07)

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John Driscoll (‘81)

Degree: B.A., Economics
Current Employer: Webster Private Bank
Mentees: Brandon Luna (Legacy ’09), Yoo Mi Thompson (Legacy ’09), William David Lindsay (Legacy ’10), Matthew Turner (Legacy ’10), Ethan Butler (Legacy ’11), Alana Benito (Legacy ’12), Kyle Kotvun (Legacy ’12), Varun Khattar (Legacy ’15),  Anurag Ojha (Legacy ’16), Kavisha Thakkar (Legacy ’17)

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Pete Graham (’92)

Degree: B.A. Accounting
Current Employer: GE Capital
Mentees: Andrew Bilich (Legacy ’13), Victoria Kallsen (Legacy ’14)

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Holly Hageman (‘86)

Degree: ‘86, ‘05 Ed.D.
Current Employer: Glastonbury Public Schools
Mentees: Julia Leonard (Legacy ’11), Brenna Dunnack (Legacy ’11), Meagan O’Brien (Legacy ’12)

AM - Kelly Hennigan

Kelly Hennigan (‘97)

Degree: B.A., Spanish, M.S. in Mathematics with Concentration in Actuarial Science (’98)
Current Employer: Voya Financial
Mentees: Aseel Eid (Legacy ’11), Dustyn Nelson (Legacy ’12), Dean Walston (Legacy ’13), Emily Stassen (Legacy ’14), Kamil Jablonowski (Legacy ’15), Myles Mocarski (Legacy ’16), Katherine Folker (Legacy ’17), Jenny Blessing (Legacy ’18)

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Steven Hoffler (‘95)

Mentees:  Adonis Chamble (Legacy ‘07), Alyssa Moss (Legacy ‘07), Pratistha Koirala (Legacy ‘08), Erica Morse (Legacy ‘08), Valen Diaz (Legacy ‘09), Caitlin Partyka (Legacy ‘09), Amy Cerezno (Legacy ’17), Xavier Arriaga (Legacy ’18), Natalie Calletano (Legacy ’19), Chloe Murphy (Legacy ’19), Priscilla Perleche (Legacy '20), Maria Kelley (Legacy '21)

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Benjamin Kehl (’99)

Degree: B.A., Risk Management and Insurance
Current Employer: Kehl Financial
Mentees: Smit Patel (Legacy ’13), Rubby Koomson (Legacy ’14), Adam Kuegler (Legacy ’15), Ian Fignon (Legacy ’16), Sydney Lauro (Legacy ’16)

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Marisa Leone (’93)

Degree: M.A., Counseling- Student Development in Higher Education, B.A. General Studies
Current Employer: UConn Health Center
Mentees: Brandi Stenglein (Legacy ’13), Quian Callender (Legacy ’14)

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Nicole Lindsay (’96)

Degree: B.A.Finance
Current Employer: The ZOOM Foundation
Mentee: Odia Kane(Legacy ’17), Stephen Sam (Legacy ’18)

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Christine Lodewick (‘67)

Degree: M.S., Speech Pathology
Mentee: Emily Gelbard (Legacy ‘07)

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Annette R. Lombardi (‘76)

Degree: B.A., Political Science
Current Employer: Retired from State of CT, Department of Social Services
Mentees: Jennifer Elman (Legacy ’07), David Steuber (Legacy ’07), Juan Carmona (Legacy ’08), Rachael Forker (Legacy ’08), Joseph Antelmi (Legacy ’09), Wenhui Sun (Legacy ’09), Sarah DeAngelo (Legacy ’10), Kelly Flaherty (Legacy ’11), Shreena Desai (Legacy ’12), Sagar Rana (Legacy ’12), Yomarie Diaz (Legacy ’13), Nordia Meggie (Legacy ’14), Sarah Luft (Legacy ’15), Caitlin Briody (Legacy ’16), Alleya Jenkins (Legacy ’16), Helen Stec (Legacy ’17), Aziz Sandhu (Legacy ’18), Nicholas Sturgis (Legacy ’19), Alexandra Schaible (Legacy '20)
Favorite aspect about being a Legacy Mentor? ‘In addition to participating in the wonderful programs and events, my favorite part is the opportunity to build a lasting relationship with my students.The Leadership Legacy Program is a wonderful program and provides a great opportunity for students as well as mentors to continue to learn new things and to grow as individuals and leaders. Although I am the “mentor”, I truly believe that I have been mentored by the phenomenal students at UCONN.’

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Jeff Ment (‘89)

Degree: B.A., Business Management
Current Employer: The Ment Law Group
Mentees: Alexandra Kuehnle (Legacy ’10), Cindy Luo (Legacy ’11), Celia Guillard (Legacy ’12), Emily Block (Legacy ’13), Julianne Norton (Legacy ’13), RJ Anderson (Legacy ’14), Erin Holden (Legacy ’14), Emily Kaufman (Legacy ’15), Marissa Piccolo (Legacy ’16), Matthew Byanyima (Legacy ’17), Susan Naseri (Legacy ’18), Walter Dodson (Legacy ’19), Lily DeBlasio (Legacy '20), Harry Zehner (Legacy '20), Irene Soteriou (Legacy '21), Sena Wazer (Legacy '21)

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Frank Milone (’92)

Degree: B.S., Accounting
Current Employer: Fiondella, Milone & LaSaracina LLP (CPA Firm)
Mentees: Charlayne McStay (Legacy ’07), Christian Mendonca (Legacy ’07), Bryan Banville (Legacy ’08), Daniel Lin (Legacy ’08)
Favorite aspect about being a Legacy Mentor? ‘The opportunity to meet very highly motivated students who see the value of utilizing mentors.’

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Cara Motowildo (’06)

Degree: B.A., English
Current Employer: YuMe
Mentees: David Andrew (Legacy ’12), Shervin Etemad (Legacy ’12), Krisela Karaja (Legacy ’13), Jamille Rancourt (Legacy ’13), Kiana Gonzalez (Legacy ’14), Francine Quintino (Legacy ’15)

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Sean O’Connell (’83, ’92)

Degrees: B.A., Economics/Political Science
Current Employer: General Electric
Mentees: Grep Petrop (Legacy ’09), Sarah Melchoir (Legacy ’09) ,Danielle Lanslots (Legacy ’10), Arben Mustafa (Legacy ’10), Armando Jimenez (Legacy ’11), Leonela Villegas (Legacy ’11), Rebecca D’Angelo (Legacy ’12), Gabriel Bachinelo (Legacy ’15), Mary Szarkowicz (Legacy ’18), Samantha Dion (Legacy ’19)

AM - Dan Parzych

Dan Parzych (‘93)

Degree: B.S., Economics
Current Employer: Equifax
Mentees: Rafael Perez-Segura (Legacy ’10)

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Dave Pepin (’66, ‘70)

Degree: MBA, Finance Concentration, B.S. Finance, B.S. Economics
Current Employer: Retired
Mentee: Gabriel Castro (Legacy ’14)

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Heather Rhoades (‘96,’99)

Degree: B.A., Law
Current Employer: Cummings and Lockwood
Mentees: Romana Haider (Legacy ’10)

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Steve Rogers (’73, ’78)

Degree: M.B.A.
Current Employer: Subway Development Corp. of New England
Mentees: Stephan Darden (Legacy ’10), Elysse Yulo (Legacy ’11), Anne Jensen (Legacy ’12), O’Rayne Clarke (Legacy ’13), Margaret Rowland (Legacy ’14), Luke LaRosa (Legacy ’15), Christian Allyn (Legacy ’16), Eric Burfeind (Legacy ’17), Ciera Hunter (Legacy ’18), Sophia MacDonald (Legacy ’19), Joshua Hirshfield (Legacy '20)

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Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis (’05, ‘06)

Degree: B.A., Education, M.Ed Elementary Education
Current Employer: Classes 4 Classes
Mentees: Marinela Maxhari (Legacy ’16), Elizabeth Charash (Legacy ’17), Kathrine Grant (Legacy ’18), Himaja Nagireddy (Legacy ’19), Omaniel Ortiz (Legacy ’19), Bruna Basso (Legacy '20), Darlene Burckson (Legacy '21), Lucas Knight-Vezina (Legacy '21)

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Nick Roy (’06)

Degree: B.A., Marketing
Current Employer: Somnio Financial Group, LLC
Mentees: Michael Chiluisa (’13), Trayvonn Diaz (Legacy ’14), Alyssa Burgos (Legacy ’15), Karim Abdel Jalil (Legacy ’16), Yijia Liu (Legacy ’16), Christopher Zins (Legacy ’17), Bright Eze (Legacy ’18), Caesar Valentin (Legacy ’19), Amisha Paul (Legacy '20), Prabhas KC (Legacy '21)

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Jennifer Ryley Welsh (’90)

Degree: B.A., Political Science
Current Employer: Mitchell College
Why did you become a Legacy Mentor? I had a mentor at UConn who changed my life, I wanted to pay it forward.
Mentees: Matthew Lin (Legacy ’07), Samantha Sherwood (Legacy ’07), Alixandra Grasson (Legacy ’08), Heeran Makanji (Legacy ’08), Chelsea Ambrozaitis (Legacy ’09), Leah McDermott (Legacy ’09), Elizabeth Fedorko (Legacy, ’10), Nina Sacco (Legacy ’10), Nasreen Mustafa (Legacy ’11), Amanda Sullivan (Legacy ’11), Christopher Campbell (Legacy ’12), Matthew Dempsey (Legacy ’12), Rachel Stewart (Legacy ’13), Andrew Kim (Legacy ’14), Veronica Fields (Legacy ’15), Asiyah Khan (Legacy ’15), Maman Cooper (Legacy ’16), Maria Grishanina (Legacy ’17), Tara Watrous (Legacy ’18), Damayanti Castrodad (Legacy ’19), Felicita Kuperwasser (Legacy ’19), Aaron Hooker (Legacy '20), Katie Krocheski (Legacy '21)
Favorite aspect about being a Legacy Mentor? ‘Learning more from my mentees than I could have even hope to teach them.’

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Bob Shettle (’89)

Degree: B.A. Business/Finance
Current Employer: North American Private Finance
Mentee: Jeffrey Noonan (Legacy ’17)

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Richard Twilley (’96 ’04)

Degree: B.S., Civil Engineering
Current Employer: Athorus, PLLC
Mentees: Ryan McHardy (Legacy ’07), Allison Lemkin (Legacy ’07), Ryan Matthews (Legacy ’08), Camille Patterson (Legacy ’08), Robert Slattery (Legacy ’08), Philip Gorecki (Legacy ’09), Garrett Cottrell (Legacy ’09), Timothy Callaghan (Legacy ’10), Stephen Pelletier (Legacy, ’10), Colin Carlson (Legacy ’11), Hoang Trinh (Legacy ’11), Carl D’Oleo-Lundgren (Legacy ’12), Justis Lopez (Legacy ’13), Mary (Molly) Rockett (Legacy ’13), Sean O’Briskie (Legacy ’14), Maria Castrellon (Legacy ’15), Julian Rose (Legacy ’15), Ariana Scurti (Legacy ’16), Jordane Virgo (Legacy ’17), Lucas Bladen (Legacy ’18), Kelsey Richard (Legacy ’18), Sebastien Kerr (Legacy ’19), Victoria Reichelderfer (Legacy ’19), Zoe Demitrack (Legacy '20), Sage Phillips (Legacy '20), Tommy Alvarez (Legacy '21), Noah Frank (Legacy '21)

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Kathy White (’78, ’87)

Degree: B.A., M.Ed, Neag
Mentees: Akina Warner (Legacy ’09), Elisabeth Werling (Legacy ’09), Sarah Harris (Legacy ’10), Melanie Rodriguez (Legacy ’10)

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Steve Wolfberg (‘81)

Degree: CLAS
Current Employer: Cronin and Company, LLC
Mentees: Akina Warner (Legacy ’09), Kaitlin Heenehan (Legacy ’10), Michael Mizrahi (Legacy ’11), Giovanna Torres (Legacy ’12), Monica Smith (Legacy ’13), Maschal Mohiuddin (Legacy ’14)

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Brooke Zelesnick (’98)

Degree: B.A. Economics, Concentration in American History and Political Science
Current Employer: UBS AG
Mentee: Sarah Purtill (Legacy ’14), Jessica Stargartder (Legacy ’15), Lauren Biernacki (Legacy ’16), Adrianna Antigiovanni (Legacy ’17), Juan Santiago (Legacy ’18), Alyssa Addesso (Legacy ’19), Ethan Kimaru (Legacy '20)

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Stephen Zielinski (‘72)

Mentee: Linda Drozdowicz (Legacy ’08), Sarah Harris (Legacy ’10), Melanie Rodriguez (Legacy ’10)

Nancy Dupont

Nancy Dupont (’85, '10)

Degree: B.S., Nursing,  Master of Public Health
Current Employer: UConn Health, John Dempsey Hospital
Mentees: Michael Zhu (Legacy '20), Sheryl John (Legacy '21) 

Patrick Adams

Patrick Adams (‘95)

Current Employer: Foundation Medicine 
Mentees:  Reinier González (Legacy ‘21), Neal Krishna (Legacy '21), Mitsuko Koyama (Legacy '21)