Meet the 2022-2023 Officer Team!

President:
Claire Chasanoff

Hi there! I’m Claire Chasanoff, I’m a senior, and I am the Chapter President for the 2022-2023 school year! Within ag I have an interest in veterinary medicine/animal science and I will be a co-Doggy Daycare manager this year. Some of my SAEs include working at the Stamford Florist and volunteering at Hopalong Hollow Rabbit Rescue. Outside of being an officer, I enjoy partaking in singing and musical theater at Westhill, Long Ridge Music Center, and with the Stamford All School Musical. Additionally, I am involved in BBYO and enjoy connecting with fellow Jewish youth. I also love seeing and spending time with my family, friends, and bunnies- especially my own, Lark. I am so thrilled to see what this year will bring!

Vice President:
Sebastian Bernhard

Hi, my name is Sebastian Bernhard and I am the 2021-22 chapter treasurer. I am currently a junior at Westhill and for my SAE, I manage the marine lab inside the Stamford Ag building as well as managing my own salt and freshwater tanks at home. You will often find my after school working in the marine lab. Outside of school I hold a leadership position in the Boy Scouts of America and am working towards Eagle Scout. I am so excited to be an officer and can’t wait to see what our team can accomplish this year.

Secretary:
Charlotte McDonald

Hello, My name is Charlotte McDonald, and I am the 2022-2023 Agriscience Secretary. I work at Getner Barn, in Norwalk CT. There I take care of horses, take care of chickens, and teach kids how to ride. During my free time, I like hanging out with friends, training my dogs, and going for runs. I have one sister and she is 13. I enjoy helping out in the animals lab at the Agriscience Program and my favorite animal in the lab is Peanut the rabbit. My favorite color is purple, and my favorite animals are chickens. Anywho, then you for reading this. See yall soon.

Treasurer:
Riya Gada

Hello, my name is Riya Gada and I am your 2022-2023 Treasurer! Outside of Ag you can find me down at the pool or on the field playing lacrosse. I am also on the board of YPSA or Young Political Scientists of America. You can also find me at Best Buddies meetings and Bee Club meetings. Outside of school I am a competitive swimmer at Chelsea Piers. I also volunteer at Getner Barn in Norwalk. I love to travel, be outdoors, and being active. I hope to meet all you this year!

Parliamentarian:
Meghan McLaughlin

My name is Meghan McLaughlin. I am a senior, and the 2022-2023 Parliamentarian! I like to do a little bit of floating around between labs and help where I am need, I do like aqua and marine the best though. My SAE this year is training my dog. Outside of AG I am the Vice President of Northstar Playmakers, a Girl Scout for 7 years, and I play competitive riflery, and am currently number one in my age division in the state! I also have a brother who is a senior at UCONN and a dog I rescued this summer.

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Public Relations:
Grace Tolla

My name is Grace Tolla, I am a senior, and the 2022-2023 Public Relations Officer. A new position at Stamford FFA! I try to do a little bit of everything in ag, like helping out in doggy daycare, the greenhouses, and sometimes the aqua and marine labs, following around my more specialized friends. For my SAE, I started a baking business from my home in February of 2020, called The G.E Baking Company. I also get a lot of hours through my summer job, where I work as a dock attendant. Outside of being an officer, I am also a girl scout of eleven years, the Tech Head at the Northstar Playmakers, a racer on the Westhill-SHS Ski Team, the Director of Writing at Gen Z: We Are The Future and a journalist for the Westword Student Newspaper. I have an older brother who is a freshman at Purdue University and a rescue dog named Shadow. I can’t wait to see what this year holds!!!

Reporter:
Julieta Kuri

Hi, I'm Julieta Kuri a  senior this year! I am the Chapter Reporter! I have so many new ideas for how to improve the Chapters presence on social media and am so excited to start. I am a competitive dancer and have been dancing my whole life. You’ll usually see me decorating the chalkboard, puzzling in the office or ranting to the teachers. My SAE this year is to continue an online sugar scrub business and to volunteer around the Ag building. I'm so excited to start the year with the brand new team!

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Historian:
Isabella Rincon

Hello, I am Isabella Rincon and I am a senior. I am one of the 2022-2023 Agriscience Historian. For my SAE and my job in general I work at the Bartlett Arboretum and there I am the Vegetable Garden Manager. There I work most in the summer in the Vegetable Garden taking care of the Vegetables so we can use them for camp or to send to Inspirica. My main focus in life though is my own relationship with God in the Christian faith. Through that I go to Bethany Church and am part of their youth group where I sometimes do short sermons. I also run a social media where I share short sermons. I play field hockey for Westhill. I enjoy the plants and animals in the Ag program. My dog's name is Toby and I have a sister also in the Ag program who is a sophomore. During my free time I read, play ukulele, learn the Keyboard, and journaling. Thank you for taking time to read my Bio!! Bye now!

Historian:
Emily Urda

Hi I’m Emily, and I’m one of the historians on the 2022-2023 officer team. I joined the Ag program back in 2020 because of my passion for learning about the environment. I did camps at the Stamford Museum & Nature Center for many years which sparked my love for animals, plants, and the science of everything around me. In the future, I’d like to pursue a career in medicine. In my free time, I enjoy painting, reading, going on walks, and trying new dishes.

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Sentinel: 
Alexandra Tobiasiewicz

Hello! My name is Alexandra Tobiasiewicz and I am this year’s sentinel. I have a labradoodle named Kasper, I love taking him on hikes with my friends and family. My main SAE is working at further-land farm and caring for the horses and chickens there. In addition, I also have a dog walking business and I help educate the public about Green Star Index, a climate-smart menu that shows how the food we eat affects the earth. I also weight-lift consistently and have been working on getting better upper body strength. Whenever I’m bored you’ll usually find me playing my guitar, airsoft or planting new seedling in my garden. Overall, I love hanging out with my friends and family, putting my work to good use and I love my agriscience family! 

Junior Student Advisor:
Erin Pacifico

Hi I'm Erin, I am a senior and this year's Junior Student Advisor on the 2022-2023 officer team. My SAE is mainly Ag volunteer, however I recently started working at Henny Penny farm. I am a part of the Westhill soccer team and in my free time I enjoy hanging out with friends and family. I plan on continuing my education in agriculture next year in college.

Sophomore Class Representative: Niko Rinaldi

Hey, my name is Niko Rinaldi, and I am the 2022-2023 Sophomore Class Representative. In my free time I enjoy singing and acting as well as hanging out with my friends and practicing mixed martial arts. I am an only child and I have an English bulldog. I also am one of the managers of the aquaculture lab.  In the aqua lab I complete daily tasks such as making sure the fish are healthy and keeping the lab as tidy as possible. I also take care of the programs tarantula, Aragog who everyone seems to have a problem with for some reason. Anyways, I’ll see you around!

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