Graduate Student Council Cabinet Representatives


Eva-Marie Rocks - President

President: Eva-Marie

Eva-Marie Rocks is very excited to be YOUR Graduate Student Council president for the 2018-2019 academic year! She is currently enrolled in the MS in Experimental Psychology program at Villanova University, and volunteers in three research labs in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences. During her undergraduate career at Rowan University, she was an active member of the Student Government Association, several on campus clubs, and Alpha Phi Omega Co-Ed Service Fraternity, and she looks forward to continuing her active campus involvement with the GSC!


Stephen Gironda - V.P. of Social Activities

V.P. of Social Activities: Stephen

I am a current graduate student at Villanova University studying the effects of the environment on addiction susceptibility and treatment in the brain. After serving with the non-profit  Services to Overcome Drug Abuse among Teenagers as a substance abuse counselor, I became impassioned to understand and develop novel ways to influence the addiction network in the brain to better treat this disorder. I seek to elucidate the genetic alterations associated with environmental factors in drug addiction. In doing so, the research community can better develop clinical treatment models that shape environments in a way that lead to the successful treatment of this pervasive disorder. As the Vice President of Social Activities at Villanova, it is my goal to provide the best experience possible for my fellow graduate students while giving back to the community that has already given me so much.

Chelsea Vincent - V.P. of Communication

V.P. of Communications: Chelsea

Chelsea Vincent, is a second year Master’s student in Classical Studies with a Bachelor’s degree in Great Texts. She is a Texan through and through born and raised in the great city of Houston. Chelsea enjoys teaching the Humanities to her middle schoolers and tutoring undergrads but anticipates teaching at the university level. She is currently working on proficiency in Latin and German while looking forward to perusing a PhD in Philosophy. As a Villanova Tuition Scholar and T.A., Chelsea may often be found proctoring and tutoring around campus. As former president of her Alpha Rho Mu chapter of Phi Theta Kappa and of Honors at her alma mater, Lone Star College, as well as her experience gained as a business professional, Chelsea is skilled in event coordinating, communications, and team leadership. In her free time, Chelsea enjoys volunteering with the children’s and worship ministries at her church as well as Bass fishing and consuming the arts and the outdoors in whatever capacity possible. 

Stephanie Gonzalez - V.P. of Philanthropy

V.P. of Philanthropy: Stephanie 

Hi! I am Stephanie Gonzalez. I'm a Master's student in the Theology and Pastoral Care program. I am originally from Maryland and am in love with Maryland. I have a Master's degree in Teaching from Notre Dame of Maryland University and a Bachelor's in Psychology from Mount St. Mary's University. On campus I am part of the Campus Ministry Internship program. As an intern, I get to work with both the campus ministers and undergrad students in various programs. After Villanova I hope to work in the post-grad service and/or faith based service fields. Therefore, naturally, the VP of Philanthropy position called to me. I hope to provide opportunities for Villanova grad students to serve and and use their talents for justice.

Melissa Bradley - V.P. of Academic Affairs

V.P. of Academic Affairs: Melissa 

I'm Melissa Bradley, the new V.P. of Academic Affairs. I'm a third year Philosophy Ph.D. student. My primary focus is ethics, though I am also interested in phenomenology, theology, and literature. I am originally from Charlotte, North Carolina and I graduated from Western Carolina University in 2015 with a B.A. in History as well as a B.A. in Philosophy. I am excited to work closely with Villanova's administration to bring attention to graduate student concerns. 

Nick Valla - V.P. of Finance

V.P. of Finance: Nick

Originally from Central California, Nick Valla is a second-year graduate student pursuing his Master of Public Administration (MPA) and a Certificate in City Management.  Prior to Villanova, Nick earned his BA in Political Science and two minors in Business Administration and Communication Studies from Fresno Pacific University in 2017.  Additionally, he was actively involved in the university’s string quartet for three years and served as the Student Body President for two years, representing students to university administration and leading the Student Government Association through organizational change and capital projects. In addition to his studies, Nick is actively involved with research for the Department of Public Administration as a Tuition Scholar and serves as President of the Villanova University International City/County Management Association (ICMA) Chapter.  After graduating in May, Nick plans to pursue a career in City Management.