Harrison Frost is a senior majoring in applied mathematics and minoring in economics. He made his first jump in May of 2022 and got his A-license shortly after. Harrison is striving to excel in 4-way formation skydiving and canopy accuracy. Later on his skydiving career, he hopes to get into canopy relative work (CRW) as well as becoming a coach within the sport to teach like those who taught him.
Gabriela Soriano is a junior majoring in molecular biology and biophysics. She recently got her A license in the fall 2022, and is really excited to improve her skills for the upcoming collegiate competition in the winter!! When Gabby’s not in the sky, she likes to stay grounded by going on long bike rides and runs, and staying hunched over her sewing machine for hours on end.
Ivy Yang is a PhD student in Statistics. She started skydiving in the summer of 2020 and has enthusiasm for formation skydiving and canopy accuracy. Ivy enjoys scuba diving and skiing in her free time. Her goal is to jump into campus one day and become an AFF instructor in the future.
Xiaoyang (Andy) Ma is a senior majoring in engineering physics. He started skydiving in the summer of 2019, and has since made 400 jumps. Andy enjoys accuracy related disciplines as well as wingsuiting. With a medal in sports accuracy, Andy hopes to further improve his skills and become an instructor in the near future.
Meghan Ryan is a fifth year pharmacy student. She got her license in the fall of 2017 and has made over 200 jumps since. In her free time, Meghan enjoys snowboarding, hiking and cliff jumping. Standing a towering 5-foot-0, Meghan hopes to be worn like a backpack upon becoming a tandem instructor one day.
Lia Young is a senior studying finance. She made her first jump on September 15, 2018 and has already made over 150 jumps since. Her favorite part about skydiving is the view and people she’s met along the way. Her goal is to jump into campus for spring weekend and have 500 jumps by graduation. Lia also likes to spice things up for tandem students by giving them another rush in the landing pattern.
Ethan Beattie is a senior double majoring in German and Civil Engineering. He is the world's best packer, and has completed over 600 jumps since getting his license in Fall of 2017.
Sohum Patel is a senior majoring in CSE. He has completed around 100 jumps since joining the club.
Doug Hendrix is a grad student studying Materials Science and Engineering. He made his first tandem jump in September of 2011 and got licensed that following semester. He has accrued over 1600 jumps since. Doug thoroughly enjoys 4-way formation skydiving and has several medals in 4-way as well as sport accuracy. Doug hopes to be a well rounded skydiver and eventually get into other air sports. His favorite motto throughout skydiving is "If you ain't first, you're last."
Alex Teskey enjoys all types of skydiving, especially crw (where you smash your fully functioning parachute into another one!). He recently got his tandem rating and has been loving every minute of it. He is a jumper at Skydive Danielson, making sure UConn Skydiving is represented at all of the CT dropzones.
Dave Gerstein is a young immigrant from Chile. He got his skydiving license a few weeks ago and has since made over 4000 jumps. His favorites activities include: frolicking in corn fields, listening to heavy metal, and being in pictures. He has been photographing for the paparazzi for the past 10 years and founded the National Geographic. He also enjoys making quirky captions on his website, www.skydivingstills.com. Dave always makes us look good skydiving, no matter what. Proof of this is from almost every picture on this site provided by Dave.