Meet the Tour Guides

Meet our 2017-18 Tour Guides!

Alicia Martin 
Alicia
HometownNew London, CT
High SchoolElla T. Grasso Technical High School
Class2018
Major

Minor
Political Science

Criminology
Residence Halls Lived in On CampusLaurel Hall, Winthrop Hall, Low Rise Apartments
Favorite thing about EasternThe friendly people and all of the events happening on/off campus all of the time.
Career AspirationsWorking in the Criminal Justice Field
Favorite Class Taken at EasternIntroduction to Acting
Why Eastern?The people were very friendly, and I came from a small high school, so I loved the campus size.
Atticus Townsend 
Atticus
HometownPhoenix, Arizona
High SchoolMountain Pointe High School
Class2019
MajorsMathematics & Economics
Career AspirationsNHL Statistician
My Favorite Eastern MemoryWinning the conference championship with the Eastern Hockey Team.
Something I wish more people knew about EasternHow close-knit the campus community is.
Why Eastern?Everyone on campus is like a family.
Fun Fact About YouMy grandmother attended Eastern in the 1940's when it was called the Willimantic State Teacher's College!

Jose Santiago Cruz
Jose
HometownBeloit, Wisconsin
High SchoolBeloit Memorial High School
Class2020
MajorComputer Science
MinorsBusiness Administration, Business Information Systems
Residence Halls Lived in On Campus:Niejadlik Hall, Burr Hall
Favorite thing about EasternThe size. It's not too small where you know everyone, but not overwhelmingly big either.
Career AspirationsHead of Technology at a strong Tech company
My Favorite Eastern MemoryPlaying intramural soccer with my friends on a cold, rainy night in the spring.
Something I wish more people knew about EasternThe amount of events that organizations put on that appeal to everyone!
Ana Gomez-Vargas
Ana2
HometownSimpsonville, South Carolina
High SchoolHillcrest High School
Class2020
MajorPolitical Science (Pre-law)
MinorVisual Arts
My Favorite Eastern MemoryThe Spring Carnival. It was so cute and fun, the food was great, and I won a stuffed animal.
Career AspirationsLawyer & Politician
Residence Halls Lived in On Campus
Niejadlik Hall, Winthrop Hall
Advice for Prospective/High School StudentsMake the most of your senior year! In a few short months you'll be in the real world at college.
Something I wish more people knew about EasternEastern is so diverse! It's amazing how many different people you meet with different backgrounds.

Kyle McCarthy
Kyle
HometownBrookfield, CT
High SchoolBrookfield High School
Class2020
MajorsElementary Education, History
MinorSocial Science
Residence Halls Lived in On CampusOccum Hall, Mead Hall
Favorite thing about EasternSmaller class sizes and how close the buildings are to each other.
Career AspirationsTeacher
Advice for Prospective Students/High School SeniorsKeep strong core study skills and don't push deadlines off.
Favorite Eastern MemoryMy first concert! Kid Ink was great and it only cost $15.
Michelle Grenier
Michelle
HometownPlainville, CT
High SchoolPlainville High School
Class2019
MajorPolitical Science (Pre-law)
MinorCriminology
Residence Halls Lived in On Campus:Niejadlik Hall, Mead Hall, Laurel Hall
Favorite thing about EasternThere is always something unique and exciting to look forward to.
Career AspirationsFuture Lawyer/Investigator/Politician
My Favorite Eastern MemoryBeing a Student Orientation Counselor. It gave me a sense of pride, leadership experience and the opportunity to meet new students.
Fun Fact About YouI'm a total nerd when it comes to states! I know all the capitals, and other random facts.

Sara Phelps
Sara
HometownHebron, CT
High SchoolRHAM High School
Class2019
MajorsEarly Childhood Education, Psychology
Residence Halls Lived in On Campus:Nutmeg Hall, Constitution Hall, Low Rise Apartments
Favorite thing about EasternThe friendly faculty and staff!
Career AspirationsElementary school teacher
Favorite Place on Campus & WhyWebb Lawn because on nice days everyone is outside hanging out.
Why Eastern?Because of the amazing education program and the small class sizes.
Brighton Leonard
Brighton
HometownWest Greenwich, RI
High SchoolExeter-West Greenwich Regional High School
Class2020
MajorSport and Leisure Management
Residence Halls Lived in On Campus:Niejadlik Hall, Mead Hall
Favorite thing about EasternEastern's campus is small so you get to see and know a lot of people from all around.
Career AspirationsGeneral Manager of an MLB organization.
Favorite Place on Campus & WhyThe Student Center. It is the central hub of Eastern's campus and a great place to meet up with friends.
Fun Fact About YouI love to travel. I've been to 10 different countries, my favorites being Iceland and Estonia.

Emily Fulton
Emily
HometownWaterford, CT
High SchoolWaterford High School
Class2020
MajorHealth Sciences (Pre-nursing)
MinorsBiology, Business Administration
Residence Halls Lived in On CampusNiejadlik Hall, Burnap Hall
Favorite thing about EasternThe professors get to know you. I see them being part of community events with students.
Career AspirationsPhysician Assistant to Orthopedic Surgeon
My Favorite Eastern MemoryThe paint party! There was music playing and people spraying paint on each other. It was a giant party!
Fun Fact About YouI have two different colored eyes!
Haley Bresnahan
Haley
HometownWethersfield, CT
High SchoolWethersfield High School
Class2019
MajorCommunications
MinorsBusiness Administration, Psychology
Residence Halls Lived in On CampusHigh Rise, Constitution Hall, Niejadlik Hall
Favorite thing about EasternThe community feel! Friendly people; students, faculty, and staff.
Career AspirationsPublic Relations
Advice for Prospective Students/High School SeniorsGo on lots of tours! Being on campus is very different than looking at pictures. Keep an open mind.
Why Eastern?The beautiful campus, small class sizes, academic services, and there are many opportunities to get involved.

Jaden Henry
Jaden
HometownEast Hartford, CT
High SchoolConnecticut IB Academy
Class2021
MajorBiology
Residence Halls Lived in On Campus:Constitution Hall
Favorite thing about EasternThe atmosphere here is great. It's quiet, yet with enough to do that I am constantly busy.
Career AspirationsNeurologist
Advice for Prospective Students/High School SeniorsDon't procrastinate, and look for as many scholarships as possible.
Favorite Eastern MemorySeeing my mom cry tears of pride/joy on move-in day was great.
Britney Acevedo-Corona
Britney
HometownRoswell, Georgia
High SchoolRoswell High School
Class2021
MajorPolitical Science
Residence Halls Lived in On Campus:Burr Hall
Favorite thing about EasternEveryone here is kind and willing to help - they go out of their way to make sure I'm comfortable and doing well.
Career AspirationsLawyer
Something I wish more people knew about EasternThe professors are great! There's always something going on and everyone is so friendly!
Fun FactI love running! :)