UConn Block & Bridle


Alex Moen 


Hello! My name is Alex Moen, and I am a senior animal science student. My plan after UConn is to go to vet school and one day become a livestock veterinarian. I joined block and bridle this fall of 2015 and became involved in the club very fast! In previous years I have held the position of treasurer and vice president. I am very excited to serve as president this year. I would love to hear from you, especially if you have any questions, comments or concerns. I can be contacted at [email protected].

Emily LaFlamme

Vice President

Hello! My name is Emily LaFlamme. I am currently a junior and I have been a part of this club since Spring 2016. I served as President last year and I am excited to be Vice President this year! I am currently studying horticulture, animal science and agbusiness and I hope to become an ag teacher. Agriculture has always been a huge part of my life; I have been involved in 4-H since I was 7 and was a part of FFA since my freshman year of high school, competing on many CDE teams and even serving as a state officer. I love animals, I have shown dairy goats for 15 years, swine for 6 years and have recently started showing beef cattle. Please feel free to contact me about anything and everything, my email is [email protected].

Lauren Sands 


Hi guys! My name is Lauren Sands and I am a sophomore animal science student at UConn. Block and Bridle was the first club I joined at the university and I have gained so much through joining. I became secretary soon after joining and have been ever since. I plan to go to vet school after my time here, as well as travel the world. I can be contacted at [email protected].

Katie Libbey 


HI all! My name is Katie Libbey and I am a senior here at UConn studying Animal Science. Currently I am focusing in on horse science and hope to be a barn manager of a large facility in the future. This will be my second year in Block and Bridle.  In high school I was in the FFA and have always been interested in agricultural advocacy. I'm super excited to see what this club has in store for this year and am most excited for running the ham sale in the fall and spring. If you have any questions about anything with ham sale or about the club feel free to contact me at [email protected]

Kayte Sousa 

Co-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 holding the position as "Ag in the Community Chair". As well as Security 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]

Ashley Cain 

Co-Fundraising Chair 

Hi y'all! My name is Ashley Cain and I am co-fundraising chair for 2017-2018 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 first position being held in Block and Bridle and hopefully I will be able to continue growing my responsibilities within the club. 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]

Natalie Majewski 


Hiya! My name is Natalie Majewski and I'm a junior 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!

Nicole Itzkowitz


My name is Nicole and I am a junior animal science student with an EEB minor. I love working with cattle, horses, dogs, and reptiles!! Feel free to contact me at [email protected]with any questions. 

Katherine Kostic 

Webmaster and Publicity Chair 

Hi! My name is Katherine Kostic, and I am in my junior year as a pathobiology major. This will be my second year in Block and Bridle and my second position held. I am a sister of Alpha Epsilon Phi Sorority on campus, and I am a part of the Uconn Woodsmen's Team! 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.