Graduate Student Council Cabinet Representatives



President: Tania

Hello everyone! My name is Tania Kravchuk and I’m a second year Master’s student in Theology and Religious Studies. I hold a Bachelor degree in Linguistics and Intercultural Communication from one of the biggest economic universities in Russia called Plekhanov Russian University of Economics. I am originally from Moscow, but I moved to the US last August when I started my education at Villanova. Previously, I took part in the Work and Travel USA program that really helped me to develop my language skills and to get to know American people and their culture better. I am currently serving as the president of the Graduate Student Council as well as the president of Theology Graduate Council. Last year, I took part in a number of different events at Villanova as well as was engaged in a number of additional projects at my department that actually helped me to choose my future path towards the Graduate Student Council. I am fluent in Russian and English and German. Being an international student and the president of the GSC, I consider my mission to try to open the doors of our organization to a wider variety of students, to cross the boarders of our outlooks and to paint an image of Villanova as a school which is welcoming every and each nationality and religion! I am very excited to see each of you at our annual events and I am really looking forward to continue creating a supportive Villanova Community for Graduate Students!


V.P. of Academic Affairs: Krupa

Hi, I’m Krupa! I received my Bachelor’s in Molecular Biology from Lehigh, and I am currently a second year Master’s student in Biology at Villanova. As VP of Academics, my job is to attend monthly meetings with the Academic Planning committee to review proposals regarding academic policy, such as transitioning CATS (course and teacher evaluations) from a paper to online format, establishing a core curriculum for the university, and evaluating adjunct faculty. I also hope to work with Villanova’s career center to provide more career services to graduate students in liberal arts and sciences, such as networking events, resume workshops, and additional help with the job search.


V.P. of Social Activities: Pamela

Hello everyone! My name is Pamela Toubia, and I’m a second year Master’s student in Biology. I hold a Bachelor degree in Medical Laboratory Science, a field that wasn’t too exciting for me. I am originally from Lebanon, but I moved to the US last August. I am currently serving as the chair for Social Activities on the Graduate Student Council. For the past year, I served as a peer-reviewer for Concept, the Villanova academic journal, and worked as a graduate assistant in the Wykoff Lab, where we tried to compare a specific nutrient uptake pathway between two yeast species. I am fluent in English, Arabic, and French, and can converse casually in Spanish. I love to dance, sing, and swim. When I’m not doing any of that, I like to go on hiking trails and meditate in the heart of nature. I also love to travel and explore new cultures, lifestyles, and cuisines from all around the world. I’m super excited for this upcoming year and look forward to meeting each and every one of you at our events this year! Hasta luego!


V.P. of Finance: Andreas

My name is Andreas Lezis and I'm a part-time student in the MSAS program. I'm also involved in several other groups on campus, such as Graduate Ambassadors. I joined the GSC because I wanted to spread awareness of the benefits of the many academic, professional and networking opportunities Villanova has to offer.  If you aren't taking advantage of them, you aren't getting your money's worth!


V.P. of Philanthropy: Emily

I’m Emily Sabol, a second year graduate student with the History Department. I am originally from northeastern Pennsylvania and I attended Villanova for my undergraduate degree. This year, I am serving as the V.P. of Philanthropy. I am excited about the opportunity to participate in the Graduate Student Council and I look forward to meeting more of my fellow graduate students and actively participating in Villanova’s commitment to service. 


V.P. of Communications: Barbara

Barbara is a first year student pursuing a Master’s degree in Theological Studies. She received a Bachelor of the Sciences degree in Applied Statistics and a Bachelor of the Arts degree in Economics from Penn State University before coming to Villanova. Barbara is active in the Philadelphia sustainability scene and enjoys doing environmental nonprofit work in her spare time. She has a 10 year-old retired racing greyhound that means the world to her!