Executive Board Members

To find out more about what each board member is responsible for, please see our Bylaws (About Us>Bylaws).

President

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Helen Bian

Hi everyone! I'm Helen, and I'm the President of UConn Ballroom. I am a senior majoring in Molecular and Cell Biology and Spanish. I joined the ballroom team my first semester as a freshman, and I have been dancing ever since. I have loved every minute being on the team, and we would love for you to join us! Please don't hesitate to shoot me an email if you have any questions :)

Contact Helen (president@uconnballroom.com)

Vice President

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Ashlyn Cartier

Hello! I am Ashlyn, and I am the Vice President of UConn Ballroom. I am a sophomore here at UConn and I am majoring in Anthropology, headed down the Archaeology path! I have been ballroom dancing since my first semester. I found it to be an amazing place to make a big university feel a lot smaller and a wonderful group of people to create your own UConn family with. Please reach out to me with any questions, and despite what my tango face might say, I can’t wait to meet you!

Contact Ashlyn (vice-president@uconnballroom.com)

Treasurer

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Morgan Moliengo

Hello everyone! I'm Morgan, the Treasurer. I'm a sophomore so I only joined the team last year but I've loved every minute. Of course feel free to ask about anything.

Contact Morgan (treasurer@uconnballroom.com)

Secretary

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Sasha Sun

Hello! My name is Sasha Sun, and I am the sitting secretary of the team. I am a Sophomore biophysics major wanting to study RNA Therapeutics. I'm also a silver leader for all styles - though I prefer the International Styles (Standard and Latin). You can usually find me out late with my friends and/or playing Dungeons and Dragons. Feel free to reach out as I am always available and happy to help with anything you might need.

Contact Sasha (secretary@uconnballroom.com)

Team Captain

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Ben Toth

Hello, My name is Ben Toth and I will be the Team Captain for UConn Ballroom this year. I graduated UConn in 2018 with a dual major in economics and communication. I currently work in the Groton school system with special needs individuals. I have been dancing as a member of this team since the Spring of 2014 and have thoroughly enjoyed all of the time I’ve spent as a part of it. I dance at the Gold level in Rhythm, Latin, and Smooth, and at the Silver level for Standard. If I were to pick some dances to be my favorite, it would have to be Paso Doble, American Waltz and Viennese Waltz, although I love dancing everything really.

As Team Captain, I work as the liaison between our team and the coaches we work with. My goal is to create an environment that fosters growth as dancers, and the general enjoyment and love of dance. I want this to be an organization that reflects the wants and needs of you, the team, so please come to me for any suggestions, comments, or concerns that you may have. Let’s make this an enjoyable year, and I will see you on the dance floor.

Contact Ben (captain@uconnballroom.com)

Ad-hoc Board Members

Club Director

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Quinn Lupton

Quinn's Bio will be coming soon!

Contact Quinn (club@uconnballroom.com)

Webmaster

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Joseph Irizarry

Hey guys! I'm Joe, the webmaster for our club. I graduated from Uconn this past spring semester in Electrical Engineering. I've been dancing with the team since my freshman year and have always had a great time meeting new people while learning how to dance. If you have any questions at all feel free to ask away. Hope to see you out on the dance floor!

Contact Joseph (webmaster@uconnballroom.com)

Competition Coordinator

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Deshauna Hammond

Deshauna's Bio will be coming soon!

Contact Deshauna (competition@uconnballroom.com)

Quartermaster

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Deshauna Hammond

Deshauna's Bio will be coming soon!

Contact Deshauna (quartermaster@uconnballroom.com)

Community Outreach Chair

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Linnea Bailor

Linnea's Bio will be coming soon!

Contact Linnea (community-outreach@uconnballroom.com)

Videographer

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Steven Chick

Steven's Bio will be coming soon!

Faculty Advisor

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Bradley Wright

I do empirical research on the interplay between religion, spirituality, and well-being, mostly in the context of American Christianity.

Contact Bradley (advisor@uconnballroom.com)

Web Developer

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Adam Peacock

Adam is one of the longest-standing members on the team, and while he isn't around all that much anymore he has continues to offer his services to help maintain and develop the website. Adam works professionally as a DevOps Engineer in Hartford, CT and also performs IT services to various small business in the area. When he isn't at work, he can often be found dancing at Ballroom Fever in Enfield, CT. Adam competes throughout the New England Collegiate, USA Dance, and NDCA ballroom circuits in Pre-Champ and Champ Smooth.

Contact Adam (webmaster@uconnballroom.com)