Senators

Andrea Ybanez

Senator

Year: Junior (‘2023)

Major: Psychological Sciences

Minor: Human Development and Family Sciences

Hometown: Plainville, CT

Reason for Joining USG: I joined USG because I wanted to blaze a trail for success at UConn Hartford. My main mission is to make UConn Hartford a home away from home and bring together our community as a whole.

Contact Info: andrea.ybanez@uconn.edu

Favorite Quote: “We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths” – Walt Disney

Office Hours: Monday 2-4 and Thursday 10-12

Salma Khalil

Senator

Year: Sophmore

Major: English

Hometown: North Haven

Reason for joining USG: To spread awareness for all the struggles that any minority groups go through and help students reach their full potential.

Email: salma.khalil@uconn.edu

Favorite quote: “Without knowledge, action is useless and knowledge without action is futile.” – Abu Bakr

Office Hours: TBD

Ananya Balaji

Senator

Year – Sophomore

Major – Allied health sciences

Hometown – South Windsor

Reason for joining USG – I am a very outgoing person and I love making friends. I love taking up responsibilities to make this place a better community and for that, I knew that USG was the right place.

Emailananya.sujatha_balaji@uconn.edu

Favorite quote – Keep those moments of doubts, only moments. ~ Lisa Kudrow

Office hours – Monday- 12:15 pm to 1:15 pm

Gianna Oren

Senator

Year: Class of 2023

Major: Psychology

Hometown: Ellington, CT

Reason For Joining USG: I joined the undergraduate student government because I wanted to be more involved in Uconn, my goal was to join an organization that would allow me to form relationships and help improve student lives in any way possible and I felt USG would be the best fit for me.

Email: gianna.oren@uconn.edu

Favorite Quote: “Folks, I don’t trust children they’re here to replace us” -Stephen Colbert

Virtual Office Hours: Tuesday and Thursday: 11 am -1 pm

 

Gabriella Courtois

Gabriella Courtois

Senator

Year – Freshman

Major – Animal Science

Hometown – Willington, CT

Reason for joining USG – I wanted to become more involved in the UConn community and get to know more people

Email: gabriella.courtois@uconn.edu

Favorite quote – “Its never to late to be what you might have been”- George Eliot

Office hours – Wednesday- 12:15 pm to 1:15 pm