President: Caitlyn Sell
I am a second year Masters student in the Applied Statistics Program here at Villanova. I am originally from Redwood City, CA and moved to Pennsylvania in 2008 to attend Villanova University for my undergraduate degree. In addition to my studies here at Villanova I also work fulltime as an Auditor at Connolly Inc. in their healthcare department in Conshohocken. I have benefited greatly from my many experiences at Villanova through various clubs and organizations, and look forward to sharing with others the many opportunities available for students on campus. I am really excited about all the upcoming social events GSC has planned for the upcoming school year and I can’t wait to see everyone there!
V.P of Academic Affairs: Brian
I am a second year graduate student in the History Department and a graduate assistant for the Office of Graduate Studies. I am originally from Allentown, Pennsylvania and I attended the University of Florida for undergrad. My main interest is American military history, especially the Civil War. When I’m not writing a paper or working, you can find me watching Philadelphia sports, Florida Gator football, or touring battlefields. I am very excited for the upcoming year and doing all I can to assist the graduate student community.
V.P of Social Affairs: Kimberly Ross
¡Saludos! I’m Kim, and I’m a second-year graduate student in the Hispanic Studies program. I completed my undergraduate studies at Susquehanna University, obtaining my Bachelor’s in Spanish and French with a minor in psychology. I worked for a non-profit in Virginia Beach for nearly three years after graduating before joining Teach For America in 2009. I completed my two-year commitment and an additional year of teaching in Pharr, Texas (just north of the Mexican border), having taught math and Spanish and coaching the cheerleaders. I returned to Pennsylvania last summer to begin my studies here at Villanova. Upon completing my Master’s degree, I plan to pursue a Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics, focusing on how second languages can be best taught in schools. I look forward to getting to know everyone who’s a part of GSC and to helping create a tremendous support network for students, both personally and professionally.
V.P of Social Affairs: Sarah Loveland
My name is Sarah Loveland, and I am in my second year of the Master of Arts program in Mathematics. I also attended Villanova for my undergraduate education, and earned Bachelor’s degrees in Mathematics and Secondary Education. I have Pennsylvania Teacher Certification, and plan to teach math at either the high school or middle school level after I complete my master’s degree. I am a Graduate Resident Director, working in the Office for Residence Life and supervising a staff of RAs who work in the undergraduate residence halls. I also love to sing, and have continued my membership during graduate school in the Villanova Voices, an all-female choir on campus. I can’t wait to organize lots of fun social events for graduate students this year as one of the Co-Vice Presidents of Social Affairs for Graduate Student Council!
Vice President of Finance: Marisa Fetterman
I am a second year Master’s student in the Biology Program here at Villanova. I am originally from Doylestown, Pennsylvania and I graduated from Villanova in 2012 with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology. In addition to serving as a Graduate Ambassador, I work as a Research Assistant in a Botany lab, a Resident Assistant, and a patient care tech in the Emergency Room at St. Luke’s Hospital. I hope to attend Physician Assistant School when I finish my Master’s. I look forward to serving on the E-board as Vice President of Finance this year. I am very enthusiastic about Villanova and I hope to create opportunities for students to take advantage of all the resources and experiences this school has to offer!
V.P. of Philanthropy: Jennifer Ingram
My name is Jennifer Ingram and I am a second year graduate student. I am in the Graduate Education program and I am taking classes with a concentration in teacher leadership. I am originally from Ambler, PA and I attended West Chester University for my Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education with a minor in Middle School Mathematics. At West Chester I played varsity lacrosse and was involved as a member of a sorority. Since graduation in 2010, I have taught English as a Second Language, Elementary Education, and Middle School Mathematics. I am currently teaching, and love spending my free time with my friends from Villanova and GSC. I am excited to be on the GSC executive board this year as V.P. of Philanthropy.
Secretary: Jillian Ameral
My name is Jill Ameral and I am a second year graduate student in the Teacher Leadership Program. Originally from Tyngsboro, MA, I attended Merrimack College for my Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts and Elementary Education. After I graduated in 2011, I spent a year in Chicago, IL where I served as an Augustinian Volunteer and worked as a preschool aid at a Catholic school in the south side of the city. Currently I am an RA on campus and work in the Vocations office at Villanova. I am very excited to be the GSC Secretary this year and am looking forward to all the events that GSC has in store!
If you are interested in becoming a part of Graduate Student Council, contact Caitlyn Sell.
Art and Sciences Graduate Student Council Ambassador Program
Are you looking for ways to be involved with other graduate students across campus?
Would you like to act as a liaison between the GSC and the students and faculty in your department?
Consider becoming a GSC ambassador to make the most of your graduate experience and help others!
What is a Student Ambassador?
A position as a GSC ambassador is a distinguished role that allows you to interact more with the Dean and staff of Graduate Studies while participating in a variety of events on and off campus. GSC ambassadors help with open houses, graduate fairs, and similar recruitment during the academic year. The Dean’s office also forms focus groups of ambassadors so that the Dean and staff can keep current with what Villanova graduate students want and need.
Who is Eligible to be Considered as a Student Ambassador?
Student ambassadors are:
- Outgoing, responsible and motivated
- Helpful and willing to work as a creative team
- Interested in making the most of their Villanova experience while building their resume
- Eager for opportunities to interact with other graduate students from many different departments
- Committed to strengthening the graduate student community
How Do I Apply?
If you are interesting in applying to become a GSC ambassador, please email your resume and a brief statement of why you are interested to the President, Caitlyn Sell, firstname.lastname@example.org
What Else Does the GSC Do?
The GSC organizes many activities throughout the academic year, from tailgates, the Winter Social, and the annual banquet, to academic lectures and colloquia. For more information, see our website, http://www3.villanova.edu/gsc/