About UConn Social

#UConnSocial is the in-house social and digital media team at the University of Connecticut. We oversee the daily content management of the flagship University social accounts as well as provide strategic direction, consultation services, and offer training for all university-wide social accounts. #UConnSocial is supported by a strong network of student Social Media Content Producers.

Meet Our Team

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Emily Zangari

Director of Digital Content & Strategy

North Dakota transplant, but a lover of all things New England. Adopted into the Husky family after years in professional hockey social. When she's not glued to her phone, you can find her watching football (#Skol!), hiking with her pup, or on the hunt for the best Mexican food on the east coast.

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Sydney Herdle

Digital Media Producer

A western Pennsylvania native, Sydney is a writer, photographer and videographer with a background in journalism and higher ed marketing and communications. In her spare time, she is usually drumming, hiking, watching sports or spending time with her guinea pigs.

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Leann Hennessey

Manager of Social & Emerging Media

Leann is a two-time UConn grad and a Husky for life with a background in digital health communication. After hours, you can find her at the barre (ballet barre, that is). And if you're looking to strike up a conversation, ask her about the Red Sox, her dog Remy, or reality TV.

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Tessa Rickart

Social Media Specialist, UConn Health

Tessa is a Connecticut native with a history of working in museums and higher education. An avid reader, she can usually be found with a book in one hand, coffee or tea in the other, and cuddled up with her dog, Maisie. Her core beliefs include rooting for the underdog, kindness is key, and there’s no wrong way to prepare a potato.