Orientation Staff


Casey Kensey
Assistant Director of Student Center/Activities
Student Center Room 224F
(860) 465-0198
Casey Kensey is the Assistant Director of the Student Center/Activities. She spent her collegiate career at Southern New Hampshire University (Manchester, NH) earning a bachelor of arts and a master of science. Casey works with the Campus Activity Board to implement and execute campus-wide programs. She also works with the Senior Class committee in assisting with their activities and oversees the Orientation program. In her spare time, Casey enjoys running, reading, yoga and spending time with family (including her identical twin sister Katelin) and friends.
Tiffany Goodall
Graduate Intern in Orientation & Leadership
Student Center Room 224
(860) 465-0277
Tiffany is a Graduate Intern in the Office of Student Activities working with Orientation and LEAP into Leadership. She earned my Bachelor of Science at Eastern in 2018 where she majored in Psychological Sciences. She is currently a graduate student at Central Connecticut State University in the Counseling and Student Development in Higher Education program. In her free time, Tiffany enjoys traveling, cooking, and spending time with my friends and family.


SOAR Coordinators

Paige Matheson
Class of 2019
Major: Communications
Hometown: Colchester, CT
Campus Involvement: Campus Activity Board, Themed Housing, Harry Potter Club, Theater Department

Ailyn Dilone
Class of 2019
Major: History and Social Sciences
Minor: Spanish, Philosophy
Hometown: Waterbury, CT
Campus Involvement: Organization for Latin American Students, Student Ambassadors, History Club


Student Orientation Counselors


Alec Harwood
Class of 2021
Major: Criminology
Hometown: New Hartford, CT
Campus Involvement: Resident Assistant

Alyssa Barry
Class of 2020
Major: Childhood Education and Sociology
Hometown: Naugatuck, CT
Campus Involvement: Education Club, UROC, Student Center Assistant

Amanda Goodhind
Class of 2020
Major: Mathematics
Hometown: Waterford, CT
Campus Involvement: Gamers Guild, Honors Theme Housing

Brighton Leonard
Class of 2020
Major: Sports and Leisure Management
Hometown: West Greenwich, RI
Campus Involvement: Jazz Ensemble, HPE/SLM Club, conNoticuts, Student Ambassadors, Admissions Tour Guide

Dominic (Nicky) Rizzatano
Class of 2019
Major: Communications
Hometown: Medfield, MA
Campus Involvement: Track and Field, Resident Assistant

Fiorella Beccaglia
Class of 2021
Major: Communications and Political Science
Hometown: Greenwich, CT
Campus Involvement: SGA, Leap Into Leadership, Pre-Law Society, Campus Lantern

Harley Webley
Class of 2021
Major: Health Sciences
Hometown: Bridgeport, CT
Campus Involvement: Habitat for Humanity, Natural Hair Club, TA in Health Sciences Department

Jenny Zamudio- Pardo
Class of 2020
Major: Psychology
Hometown: Powder Springs, GA
Campus Involvement: Organization of Latin American Students, former RA

John (Jaye) Mendoza
Class of 2020
Major: Criminology
Hometown: Greenwich, CT
Campus Involvement: President of Outdoors Club, Peer Mentor

Juwan Givens
Class of
Campus Involvement:

Kelsey Cunningham
Class of 2020
Major: Psychology
Hometown: Trumbull, CT
Campus Involvement: CAB, Concert Band

Michael Theriault
Class of 2019
Major: Secondary Education and History
Hometown: Southington, CT
Campus Involvement: CAB, Senior Class President

Michelle Grenier
Class of 2020
Major: Political Science with minors in Pre-Law and English
Hometown: Plainville, CT
Campus Involvement: Leap into Leadership, Pre-Law Society, Admissions Tour Guide, Women’s Rugby Team

Miles Cunningham
Class of 2019
Major: Social Work
Hometown: Providence, RI
Campus Involvement: MALES, OLAS, Freedom

Shaneera Khan
Class of 2021
Major: Criminology & Sociology
Hometown: Berlin, CT
Campus Involvement: Asian Club, Spanish Club, National Organization for Women, College Democrats

Tara Nyguyen
Class of 2021
Major: Sociology and Early Childhood Education
Hometown: Quincy, MA
Campus Involvement: Student Ambassador, Asian Cultural Society, College Democrats, Honors club, Jumpstart, Peer Mentor