Graduate Student Council Cabinet Representatives


Zach Oxford
Zach Oxford - President

President: Zach

Zach Oxford is a Master’s student in the Experimental Psychology program as well as the current president of the GSC. Originally from Spokane, Washington, he graduated from Gonzaga University in 2016 with degrees in Psychology and Sociology before moving to the east coast to attend Villanova. Upon graduating, he intends to pursue doctoral work in social and political neuroscience to continue his research into nationalism and prejudice. In his spare time, he enjoys writing fiction, watching Netflix, and making bad puns.

Sepideh Cheheltani - V.P. of Academic Affairs

V.P. of Academic Affairs: Sepideh

Hi! My name is Sepideh Cheheltani and I am a second-year Master’s student in Cell Biology and I have a Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology. I’m originally from Iran and moved to the US last September.  I am fluent in Persian and English and I also know a little French and Arabic. I enjoy traveling, gaining new experiences and getting to know diverse cultures. As the V.P. of Academic affairs, my mission is to advocate and promote quality instruction and student success. I am also planning to work with the Villanova Career Center in order to create career related events and workshops to expose the graduate students to more job opportunities. I’m really excited about this opportunity and looking forward to have a great year with you!

Gwenny Go - V.P. of Social Events and Communication

V.P. of Social Events and Communication: Gwenny

Gwenny Go is a second-year Master’s student in the Chemistry program. She emigrated from Bandung, Indonesia to the United States in 2006 and resided in Scranton, PA, where she now calls her hometown, before moving to Villanova. Gwenny graduated from The University of Scranton with Bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience with an Asian Studies Concentration and minors in Biochemistry and Japanese. Alongside her degree, she was awarded the Outstanding Student Leader Award by The University of Scranton in 2016. As the VP of Social Events and Communication, Gwenny has various experience in events programming and leadership. When she is not planning social events for GSC, she often can be found in Mendel Science Center, doing biochemistry research in the Eggler lab. This extrovert and independent student is also involved with Villanova ResLife as their Resident Assistant and holds a position in the University Council as a Graduate Student Representative. During her leisure time, she enjoys traveling and discovering new authentic cuisines. Villanova University’s community has made Gwenny feels that she belongs to the University family. She joined the GSC to pay forward the positive experiences to the rest of the graduate students through various type of activities and events.

Steve Dillon - V.P. of Finance

V.P. of Finance: Steve

Hello everyone! My name is Steve, and I’m a second year student in the History department. I’m from northeastern Pennsylvania and I received my Bachelor’s degree in History from Bloomsburg University. I joined the Graduate Student Council because I wanted to take a more active role in the graduate student community. I look forward to meeting you all throughout the school year!

Gabrielle Aslanian - V.P. of Philanthropy

V.P. of Philanthropy: Gabrielle

Gabrielle Aslanian is Master’s student studying Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Born and raised in South Jersey, she is an Alumni of Rutgers University, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with her degree in Psychology. Her Catholic faith is what inspired her to enrolled at Villanova and work with individuals in need, both as VP of Philanthropy and as a future counselor. She aspires to continue her education after receiving her M.S. by attending law school. She spends her free time traveling with her friends, spending time with her family, and going to the Villanova basketball games, of course! Go CATS!