OUR TEAM

Our Coaches

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our E-Board

Julia Choi
VP of Social Media and Communications

Hometown: Scituate, MA

Year: 4th

Major: Chemical Engineering

Kirsty Haley
Treasurer

Hometown: Stamford, CT

Year: 3rd

Major: Chemical Engineering & Biochemistry

Annabel Devault
VP of Membership

Hometown: Middletown, NJ

Year: 3rd

Major: Bioengineering

Elizabeth Klemm
VP of Competition and Shows

Hometown: Saint Louis, MO

Year: 4th

Major: Environmental Science

Oona Gaffney
President

Julie Pondelli

Julie is in her 4th season coaching Northeastern University Figure Skating Club. Julie has been coaching for 18 years and teaches all levels from beginners to regional competitors. She is a double gold medalist in Moves and in the Field and Freestyle and holds a Registered Rating in both disciplines as well. In addition to Northeastern, Julie is on professional staff at Colonial Figure Skating Club, Northeast Skating Club, and North Shore Skating Club and teaches for many Learn to Skate USA programs in the area. 

 

She is a graduate of Northeastern's College of Professional Studies where she received her MS in Applied Nutrition. She has furthered her education by completing the Didactic Program in Dietetics and currently working towards licensure as a Registered Dietitian. This season she will also be working with Northeastern's Athletic department for her Sports Nutrition rotation as part of her dietetic internship. 

 

Julie loves coaching with this team and knows how much hard work it takes to continue your skating career while in college. The team's goal  is to qualify for National Intercollegiate Finals.

Elizabeth Gibbons joins the NU coaching staff this year! Elizabeth grew up skating in Central Pennsylvania and holds her USFS gold medals in MIF and Ice Dance. Elizabeth has been coaching group and private lessons in the greater Boston area for the last decade, and she advises a high school team for skaters in the Metro North area. Elizabeth specializes in stroking skills, edgework, and compulsory ice dance.

 

Elizabeth completed both her B.A. in Pure and Applied Mathematics and her M.A.T. in Secondary Math Education from Boston University. At BU, she skated with BU’s intercollegiate figure skating club, and was a member of their 2009 and 2010 National Champion teams.

 

She loves encouraging her students to fill the rink with their skating. A lifelong mathlete and a fitness junkie, when she’s not on the ice, Elizabeth works full time as a high school math teacher and teaches spin and bootcamp classes for Turnstyle Cycle. 

Elizabeth Gibbons

Kaitie Lacasse
VP of Events

Hometown: Ellicott City, MD

Year: 4th

Major: Health Science

Hometown: Cherry Hill, NJ

Year: 4th

Major: Political Science & International Affairs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Competitive Members

Our AVPs

Sophie Horton
Assistant Treasurer

Hometown: Needham, MA

Year: 3rd

Major: Criminal Justice & Psychology

Emily Leung
AVP of Membership

Hometown: Groton, MA

Year: 2nd

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Ella Messner
AVP of Competition and Shows

Hometown: Plattsburgh, NY

Year: 2nd

Major: Biology & Math

Kiersten Luger
AVP of Events

Hometown: Eden Prairie, MN

Year: 2nd

Major: Criminal Justice & Philosophy

Holly Ross
AVP of Social Media and Communications

Hometown: Southington, CT

Year: 3rd

Major: International Business

Isabella Bailey

Hometown: West Hartford, CT

Year: 3rd

Major: Biology

Ellie Smith

Hometown: Exeter, NH

Year: 2nd

Major: Biochemistry

Elisa Tsuji

Hometown: Tokyo, Japan

Year: 5th

Major: Pharmacy

Max Pinheiro

Hometown: Media, PA

Year: 2nd

Major: Computer Science & Cognitive Psychology

Rebecca Holleb

Hometown: Chicago, IL

Year: 5th

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Lauren Mendez

Hometown: Miami, FL

Year: 3rd

Major: Behavioral Neuroscience

Lauren Teng

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

Year: 3rd

Major: Physical Therapy

Leah Ragosta

Hometown: Cranston, RI

Year: 2nd

Major: Chemical Engineering

Jaclyn Bozzetti

Hometown: Montvale, NJ

Year: 2nd

Major: Environmental Engineering

Ashley Brown

Hometown: Houston, TX

Year: 1st

Major: Biochemistry

Annalise Quick

Hometown: Haverhill, MA

Year: 1st

Major: Chemical Engineering

Hava Litvak

Hometown: Holden, MA

Year: 1st

Major: Business Administration

Lydia Mroz

Hometown: Melrose, MA

Year: 1st

Major: Behavioral Neuroscience

Cassandra Alves

Hometown: Hopedale, MA

Year: 1st

Major: Architecture & Civil Engineering

Samantha Yap

Hometown: Bellevue, WA

Year: 4th

Major: Biology

Julia Feldman

Hometown: Staten Island, NY

Year: 1st

Major: Undecided

Sydney D'Argenio

Hometown: Yardley, PA

Year: 1st

Major: Biology

Not Pictured: 

  • Nichole Alejandro

  • Lindsey Barnett

  • Morgan Booher

  • Talin Calikyan

  • Grace Goers

  • Madelyn Moness

  • Margaryta Polishchuk

  • Madyn Singh

Our Noncompetitive Members

Izzy Bankowski

Hometown: Canton, MA

Year: 4th

Major: Behavioral Neuroscience

Shaina Weilenmann

Hometown: Arlington, VA

Year: 1st

Major: Health Science & Data Science

Emilie Rennie

Hometown: Lexington, MA

Year: 1st

Major: Business

 Julia Mangeym

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Not Pictured: 

  • Ella Cheng

  • Karen Hamaguchi

  • Mikayla Sagle

  • Sejin Park

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