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Meet The UConn Rescue Leadership Team

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Carrie Epstein, Senior, Physiology & Neurobiology

Hi there! My name is Carrie Epstein and I will be this year’s Secretary for UConn Rescue. I am a senior pre-med Physiology/Neurobiology student with a minor in Music. I am an EMT and a BLS/STB instructor. I love teaching, especially concepts in medicine, which I am so passionate about! A bit more about me, I have been doing research in organic chemistry/chemical biology since 2021, I volunteer at a community hospital and love to sing. Looking forward to a wonderful year!

President & Training Coordinator

Kathryn Wilkinson, Junior, Molecular and Cell Biology

Hello! My name is Kathryn and I am so excited to be serving as the President! I have worked as an EMT for Trumbull EMS since 2020. I am a CPR and STB instructor for Uconn Rescue and was the previous Training Coordinator. Outside of Uconn Rescue, I serve as the Health and Social Services Student Coordinator with UConn Community Outreach and I am also a research assistant at Connecticut Children’s. I am very much looking forward to the upcoming year!

Vice President

Rachel Perry, Senior, Allied Health/Pre-Med

Hello! My name is Rachel Perry, and I’m an Allied Health student on the pre-med track. I also work full-time as a paramedic for a regional intercept medic program. In my free time, I love running, weightlifting, trying new recipes, and of course sharing my knowledge as a CPR and STB instructor. I’m looking forward to a wonderful year!


Madeline Plumb, Senior, Nursing & CAMS

Hi! My name is Madeline and I am a senior nursing and CAMS student. I have worked as an EMT since 2018. I currently work at Trumbull EMS and I volunteer at Stratford EMS as well. I am looking forward to being secretary this upcoming year and also being a CPR and STB instructor for UConn Rescue!


Jeremy Lesser, Junior, Physiology & Neurobiology

Hey everyone! My name is Jeremy Lesser and I’m a junior pre-med majoring in Physiology and Neurobiology with a minor in Spanish. I have been an EMT since 2020 and am a Stop the Bleed and CPR instructor for UConn Rescue. I’m really looking forward to this year and serving on the E-board!

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Involvement Chair

Ethan Hall, Junior, Physiology and Neurobiology

I volunteer as an EMT at New Hartford Ambulance, and I am a certified CPR and Stop the Bleed instructor. In my free time I enjoy playing the piano and German folk dancing. 


Faculty Advisor

Michael Zacchera 

Michael Zacchera is the faculty advisor for UConn Rescue.  His office is in Koons Hall, Room 112.


Mike is an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Allied Health, where he teaches AH 4092 EMT Training.  A paramedic since 1991, Mike worked as an Educator at the Center for Education, Simulation, and Innovation at Hartford Hospital, and as a part time paramedic for the Suffield Volunteer Ambulance Association.  He currently is the MIH Coordinator for the State of Connecticut Department of Public Health Office of Emergency Medical Services (OEMS).


Feel free to contact Mike at 

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