Netwerx Mentors

NetWerx Connections Poster

The NetWerx Mentality

We are committed to creating mentor and mentee relationships that result in meaningful connections and mutually rewarding collaborations. Discussion topics between mentor and mentee matches include, but are not limited to:

  • Developing an entrepreneurial mindset
  • Goal setting, problem solving and the development of a solution-oriented approach
  • Interview preparedness
  • Career strategizing & how to attract opportunities
  • Networking strategies
  • Personal branding
  • Lifestyle habits that improve self-motivation, self-confidence and self-awareness

Mentor Industries

Our selected mentors come from a variety of backgrounds, experiences and professional industries which include, but are not limited to:

  • Data Analysis
  • Insurance
  • Product Management
  • Project Management
  • Engineering (Physical & Software/Tech)
  • Psychology, Polyscience, Communications, Sociology, Literature, etc
  • Arts & Entertainment
  • Creative Arts, Writing, etc
  • Content Creators
  • Company Management (C-Suite)
  • Customer Success and Customer Service
  • Finance
  • Founder & Start-Up
  • Sales & Strategy
  • Marketing & Communications
  • Consulting (Business Development)
  • Law & Policy
  • Human Resources
  • Non-Profit & Community Impact


Brianna Regine Walston

Brianna graduated from UConn’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences as a Communication major. While in school, Brianna worked with a variety of businesses within the start-up, mid-size, corporate, and retail industries--all of which contributed to the skills she actively implements today.  During her senior year, she founded Brianna Regine Visionary Consulting (BRVC), a strategic communications and marketing agency catered to enhancing the infrastructure, cohesiveness, engagement and longevity for business owners and creatives. Generally, Brianna enjoys fulfilling her purpose by connecting with others through mentorship, workshops and speaking opportunities for platforms such as: "Power Hours" at Rutgers University, moderating CT Office of The Arts' READI Talks series featuring a National Director at Sony Music, and moderating a panel featuring playmakers from Obama's White House, Instyle Magazine and Sirius XM.

I joined the NetWerx program because I love empowering the voices of others and guiding them towards living an intentional life. I believe my purpose is to serve others and it’s an honor to be doing so for Uconn students. Also, I appreciate how NetWerx promotes an entrepreneurial mindset which is essential for creating a lifestyle that’s rewarding, consistently progressing and legacy-driven.”

- Brianna Regine Walston

Bianca D'Agostino

Bianca graduated from the UConn School of Business as a Management major with a concentration in Entrepreneurship. Since then she has worked at one of the largest consumer goods companies in the world, a small-but-mighty creative agency in CT, and is now a part of AdAge’s Media Agency of the Year in Boston. Throughout these experiences, Bianca has learned how to find her passion and carve out her own path, as well as set goals and persevere to reach them as she continues her career journey. Bianca loves to hear what about her mentees goals, hopes, and dreams are and provide any bit of insight she can to help them along your way.

I joined the NetWerx program as a mentor because I can't wait to be on a fellow husky's team. Having this program housed under the Werth Institute sets the tone of how to build a career and a life around an entrepreneurial mindset, allowing us mentors to cultivate creative ideas and plans alongside our mentees.

- Bianca D'Agostino

Evan Wexler

Evan Wexler is a non-Profit and Higher-Ed professional who has been actively involved on the logistics, operations, and processes side of nonprofits since his teenage years.  Evan currently works full time for the Slifka Center at Yale University where he ensures the effective use, upkeep, and growth of technical systems and engagement strategy to support the security and impact of the organization.  Evan cares deeply about supporting others in their professional journeys, and uses his mix of a technical background and training experience to help those around him work (and thrive) as efficiently as possible.  Evan’s passion and drive to support inclusion and equity for everyone drove him initially to the nonprofit sector, and continues to propel him forward with individual mentorship and coaching - as he sees one-on-one collaborations being the strongest way to build true equity in the long run.

“I love helping others discover their path, gain a footing, and start off to where they want to go.  Redefining success for personal goals rather than societal images is something that needs to be done on a personal basis, and I am so lucky to be able to support those reflections with the people I work with.”

- Evan Wexler