Our Team

Rylee Thomas, co-founder and current member of HURS (2021-present).

Rylee Thomas is a senior double majoring in English and Communication with a creative writing concentration. As a 2022 UCHI Undergraduate Research Fellow, she is currently writing a novel exploring feminist intersections between gothic novels and true crime media.


Karen Lau, current member of HURS (2022-present).

Karen Lau is a junior double majoring in Economics and English and minoring in Asian American Studies. She is a 2022 UCHI Undergraduate Research Fellow examining how ethnic studies impact the social-emotional learning of Connecticut youth.


Grace Kennedy, current member of HURS (2022-present).

Grace Kennedy is a senior BA Art major with a dual degree in French and a minor in Business Fundamentals. She specializes in illustration and animation, and is interested in the ways we bridge the gap between the arts, humanities, and sciences.


Breanna Bonner, current member of HURS (2023-present).

Breanna Bonner is a sophomore double majoring in Human Rights and Political Science. She is a current undergraduate research fellow with UCHI, working on an interactive digital media project to explore intersectional invisibility and Black Women's experiences within social movements.


Past Team

Our previous members of HURS, who have helped tremendously to create and run this team and symposium.

Madelon Morin-Viall, co-founder and past member of HURS (2021-2022).

Aarushi Nohria, co-founder and past member of HURS (2021-2022).