Graduate Student Council Cabinet Representatives



Cheyenne Dolbear - President

President: Cheyenne

Cheyenne Dolbear is very excited to be your graduate student council president for the 2019-2020 year! She is in the MS Experimental Psychology program here at Villanova and volunteers in two research labs in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences. She attended Wake Forest University during undergrad and was involved in Student Advising, Kappa Alpha Theta, and worked in the library. She looks forward to getting to know more graduate students and working to further connect our community! 


Mary Mandfredi - V.P. of Social Activities

V.P. of Social Activities: Mary

Mary Manfredi is currently a Master’s student in History with a concentration in Public History. She graduated from Rosemont College in May 2018 with a B.A. in American History and a Minor in Art History. While at Rosemont, Mary served as Student Body President and a Head Student Ambassador. She is very excited to put her leadership skills to use at Villanova as the new V.P. of Social Activities! Mary’s goal is to foster a sense of community and give other Villanova Graduate Students the chance to get to know one another at events throughout the academic year. In her spare time, the Jersey girl enjoys museum hopping around Philadelphia and New York City and spinning Bruce Springsteen vinyl. Mary is very thrilled to be a member of Villanova’s Graduate Student Council for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Caitlin Cassidy - V.P. of Communication

V.P. of Communications: Caitlin

Caitlin Cassidy is a current graduate student in the MS Experimental Psychology Program at Villanova where she is involved in two research labs. She works at a children's psychiatric hospital where she is furthering her clinical experience with acute mental illness. Caitlin plans to attend a clinical psychology PhD program after graduating from Villanova. She attended Molloy College for her undergrad where she majored in psychology and double minored in English and social work. In her free time, Caitlin runs a food based Instagram blog. She is looking forward to engaging with graduate students as the V.P. of communications!

Brittany Baugher - V.P. of Philanthropy

V.P. of Philanthropy: Brittany

Brittany Baugher is a current graduate student in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences where she is involved in two research labs. Before attending VU, Brittany graduated from the Ohio State University with a major in Psychology and a minor in Neuroscience. After completing her master’s degree at Villanova, she plans to attend a Ph.D. program in Clinical Psychology. Service has been a large part of Brittany’s life as she has volunteered in numerous capacities including mission trips, tutoring the formerly-incarcerated, mental health advocacy, and outreach to underserved communities. She looks forward to collaborating with fellow graduate students to give back to the Villanova community and to make a difference through service.


John Shindelar - V.P. of Academic Affairs

V.P. of Academic Affairs: John

Originally from Bemidji, MN—the first city on the Mississippi—John Shindelar is a second year grad student pursuing his Masters in Political Science and a Certificate in International Relations. As a Villanova Tuition Scholar and Research Assistant, John performs secondary research and data wrangling for comparative studies dealing with multi-lateral treaties, politics of divided societies, China and Ireland. John’s personal research primarily focuses on the efficacy, causes, and theory of armed operations. When not fulfilling student or research obligations, John enjoys spending time with his wife and 2 young children. As the Vice President of Academic Affairs, John works closely with Villanova’s Academic Policy Committee as the liaison for Villanova’s graduate student body.

Nicole Daly - V.P. of Finance

V.P. of Finance: Nicole

Nicole Daly is a second-year graduate student in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences. In pursuing her Master of Science in Psychology, she is studying how addiction affects brain pathways and the various factors influencing addiction susceptibility. She was born and raised in the Bucks County area of Pennsylvania and before Villanova, she attended Arcadia University where she received her BA in Psychology. Through her role as president of her undergraduate chapter of Psi Chi and her professional experiences, she is familiar with budgeting and working with others, which will aid her in this position as Vice President of Finance. Currently, she is employed at a local free library where she can indulge her love of reading and encourage others to gain an appreciation for reading as well. Additionally, as a tuition scholar, she is actively involved in various projects in the Sachs’ lab, where she is focused on understanding and unraveling the complicated neuronal interactions that both lead to and maintain addiction behaviors. Through insight into these interactions and their severe consequences, we might thus work to counteract or prevent these behaviors.