Graduate Student Advisory Council

Graduate Student Advisory Council

Graduate Student Advisory Council
Graduate Student Advisory Council

About the Council

The first Graduate Student Advisory Council was formed in November 2021.

The council, made up of students from across the university, meets monthly and shares their experiences; identify and suggests solutions to challenges unique to graduate students, and makes recommendations to the College of Graduate Studies to build a welcoming and inclusive graduate community.

The council meets regularly with the Dean of the College of Graduate Studies to advise on various topics including but not limited to:

Council members are from all disciplines, and consist of full-time, part-time, online, or in-person students. They must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and not have any violations of UCF’s Golden Rule. Members will provide at least two hours each month to prepare and meet with the dean of the college, with activities occurring both in person and in virtual environments.

The inaugural council consists of 14 students and was selected from more than 150 applicants. The council term is for one academic school year.  

For more information contact Assistant Vice President for Strategic Initiatives and Communications, Zenaida Gonzalez Kotala at zenaida.kotala@ucf.edu.

Meeting Schedule

Monday, November 8, 2021

2021-2022 Council Members

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Alexandra Bunea
Medicine
Biomedical Sciences MS, Integrated Medical Sciences Track
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Kevin Chan
Engineering and Computer Science
Electrical Engineering PhD
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Christopher Crowder
Sciences
Integrative Conservation Biology PhD
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Daryn Dever
Graduate Studies
Modeling and Simulation PhD
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Omelia Dhanraj
Community Innovation and Education
Counselor Education MA
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Juvens Jean-Noel
Community Innovation and Education
Nonprofit Management MNM, Public Administration MPA Dual Degree Track
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Alexis Marano
Nursing
Nursing PhD
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Saad Mehmood
Sciences
Physics PhD
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Christopher Odom
Arts and Humanities
Texts and Technology PhD
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Matthew Romick
Hospitality Management
Hospitality and Tourism Management MS
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Coral Roorda
Health Professions and Sciences
Doctor of Physical Therapy
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Jethro Raphael Suarez
Engineering and Computer Science
Biomedical Engineering MSBME, Biomechanics Track
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Gabriela Spieler Tahech
Business
Business Administration MBA
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Bryan Turo
Optics and Photonics
Optics and Photonics PhD