UConn Block & Bridle


Ashley Cain 


Hi y'all! My name is Ashley Cain and I am President for 2018-2019 school year. I am a transfer senior, working towards a degree in Animal Science with Pre-Vet concentration and a minor in dairy management. I joined Block and Bridle in Spring 2017. This is my second position being held in Block and Bridle. My main goal for this year is to build a better connection between UConn's B&B chapter and the community. If you have any fundraiser ideas or general questions feel free to email me at [email protected]

Sarah Ammirato

Vice President

Hi y'all! I am Sarah Ammirato, currently serving as the 2018-2019 Vice President. I am a junior double majoring in Agriculture and Natural Resources/Agriculture Education. I plan on becoming an high school Agriscience teacher after college. I am excited to be involved with the planning and organizing the Little I Livestock Show, and I can't wait to see you all there on October 20th! Feel free to email me with any questions [email protected]

Lauren Sands


Coming Soon!

Laura Irwin


Coming Soon

Kayte Sousa 

Fundraising Chair

Hey y'all! My name is Kayte Sousa and I am a transfer senior here at UConn studying Animal Science with a concentration in Agriculture planing on working for the USDA. I joined B&B Fall 2016 and have loved every minute of it! This year I am serving as co-fundraising chair. I am a sister in UConn's Professional Agriculture Sorority Sigma Alpha. As well as President in UConn's Agriculture Advocacy Club. My hopes in holding this position is to bring awareness about what we do to the University and community through fundraising. Please feel free to contact me about anything! Here is my email - [email protected]

Natalie Majewski 


Hiya! My name is Natalie Majewski and I'm a senior majoring in Agriculture and Natural Resources. When I graduate I want to work in ag literacy and run my own diversified livestock operation. I'm excited to spend this year as your historian! In my free time I like to fish, hunt, work with livestock (especially goats), play with baby animals, ride horses, and make new friends! If you have any questions, want to send me pictures from Block & Bridle, or want to tell me about any good fishing spots around campus, you can reach me at [email protected]. Have a good one!

Andrew Spak


I’m a senior majoring in materials science and engineering, with a strong interest in agriculture and livestock. I have been involved with Block and Bridle since I was a junior and I am excited to be a part of the club again for the 2018/1019 school year!  After graduation I plan to attend graduate school, where I hope I still have time to enjoy hobbies like mountain biking, sailing, and playing guitar.

Katherine Kostic 

Public Relations Chair 

Hi! My name is Katherine Kostic, and I am in my senior year as a pathobiology major. This will be my third year in Block and Bridle and my third position held. I am a sister of Alpha Epsilon Phi Sorority on campus, and I am also a member of Ag-Advocacy Club! I can't wait to see what Block and Bridle will accomplish this year! Feel free to contact me or ask me questions at [email protected] 

Dr. Safran


Hello!  As a Connecticut native and UConn Block and Bridle alum, I am very happy to be a member of this Department of Animal Science faculty teaching a diversity of courses and working with great B&B members!  Currently I teach a combination of 2 and 4-year courses, specifically, Nutrition, Genetics, Companion animal management and Sustainable animal management.  Students in the Sustainable agriculture course, participate in a research project focused on reducing greenhouse gases (carbon dioxide) in the atmosphere by applying compost to intensively grazed sheep pastures on Horsebarn Hill Road.  Thus far, through this pasture management we have increased soil carbon compared to grazed pastures without compost added.  If you have any questions or concerns that I may assist you with, do not hesitate to ask!  Please contact me at [email protected] or 860-486-3376.