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Graduate Student Advisory Council

Advisory Council Overview

The Graduate Student Advisory Council was formed in Fall 2012 as a way for the Associate Dean and Assistant Dean of the Graduate School to meet with current students representing all of our graduate programs.  The purpose of the council is to listen to student ideas and concerns and to strive to continuously improve the graduate student experience at Rutgers-Camden. 

If you enjoy meeting new people, having an input on policies and decisions, serving on university committees, developing your leadership potential, and sharing your experiences as a graduate student, we invite you to apply to join the Graduate School Advisory Council at Rutgers-Camden.


This select group of graduate students will:

  • Serve as an advisory group to the Graduate School attending two council meetings per semester
  • Assist with student orientation, open houses and other graduate school programs


To apply, students must:

  • Be currently enrolled in a graduate degree program at Rutgers-Camden
  • Possess excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Exhibit a high-level of maturity, energy, professionalism and flexibility
  • Possess a genuine passion and enthusiasm for Rutgers-Camden

2016-2017 Members

Michelle Dixon, Psychology (MA)
Vasiliki Gallicchio, Criminal Justice (MA)
Arpit Gawande, Scientific Computing (MS)
Krysta Herrera, Teaching Spanish (MST)
Straso Jovanovski, Public Affairs (PhD)
Brynn Kairis, English (MA)
Mitchell Larson, Criminal Justice (MA)
David Okereke, Public Affairs (PhD)
Rosemarie Pena, Childhood Studies (PhD)
Daniel Russo, Computational and Integrative Biology (PhD)
Michael Van Stine, Public Administration (MPA)
Wayne Webb, Criminal Justice (MA)
Kiersten Westley, Psychology (MA)
Samantha White, Childhood Studies (PhD)
Mariam Williams, Creative Writing (MFA)


Please contact Assistant Dean Amy Liberi with any questions or if would like to be considered for council membership.