President: Ana Y. Aparicio Calderon | email@example.com
Ana Y. Aparicio Calderon is a social work graduate student at the Silberman campus on 119th street. Concentrating on the Organizational Management and Leadership path focusing on Non-Profit organizations, she’s currently developing her own organization that works to transition aging out foster care youth into the “real world” ultimately fighting the homelessness epidemic in NYC. As a queer feminista, she holds strong values and strives to use an anti-oppressive model when developing policy that voices the underrepresented. In addition, as a Mexican immigrant, Ana firmly believes in a liberation health model that allows people to empower themselves by developing their skills while honoring their roots and identity. She encourages all Hunter College Grad students to approach her without reservations with any ideas or concerns they may have while developing their educational and professional careers.
Vice President of University Relations: Ilya Geller | firstname.lastname@example.org
Ilya Geller is a Master Candidate of Urban Planning at Hunter College, where he serves as the Vice President of University Relations for the Graduate Student Association. From 2012-2014 he served as the coordinator of Occupy Sandy Staten Island in response to Hurricane Sandy which devastated the Midland Beach neighborhood where he resides. He currently organizes with Citywide Alliance Against Displacement, and Staten Island Against Racism and Police Brutality against the ongoing political collusion with real estate that produces gentrification, and the racist violence perpetrated by state actors. Currently he is directing and producing a film titled Tom Cat Workers Strike Back, which follows a group of workers as they fight for dignity and respect in the face of I-9 work eligibility audit that was filed by Obama and carried out by the president Donald Trump.
Vice President Club Relations: Jaclyn Taylor | Jaclyn.Taylor69@myhunter.cuny.edu
Jaclyn Taylor is currently pursuing a Masters of Education in Mental Health Counseling and is in her second year. Prior to starting her master’s program, Jaclyn worked a variety of jobs ranging from studio vocalist to child behavior specialist. Since high school, Jaclyn has maintained a strong passion for helping her community by serving on various community boards and working with Planned Parenthood to do community outreach. Her other hobbies include backpacking and hiking, singing and songwriting, painting, exploring the many museums in New York, surfing, kayaking, watching movies and seeing live performances.
Communications Officer: Megan Lyons | Megan.Lyons41@myhunter.cuny
Megan attended the University of Delaware where she earned two Bachelor’s of Music Degrees in Music Education and Music Theory. She graduated in Spring 2016 as Summa Cum Laude as well as a Degree with Distinction. While at UD, Megan studied with Eileen Grycky of the Delaware Symphony Orchestra and the Philadelphia Opera. While at UD she won several concerto competitions and received the DeMartini Scholarship for demonstrating humanitarianism, professionalism, integrity, and unselfishness. Megan is currently attending CUNY Hunter College where she is pursuing a Masters in Music Theory and Flute Performance. She is studying flute with Mary Barto of the Met Opera Orchestra and is attending as a Cutler Scholar for her performance capabilities.
Sustainability Officer: Natalia Grube | email@example.com
Natalia Grube is a master’s student at Hunter College, City University of New York, where she is studying human evolution and anthropological genetics. During her academic career at Hunter College, Ms. Grube has conducted research in ecology and nutrition studying wild primates in Kibale national park Uganda and is currently conducting research in an anthropological genetics laboratory studying bioinformatics and the biological relationship of athletic genes in primate species. Natalia is President of the Graduate Women in Science Club at Hunter College, a community dedicated to diversity and integration of minorities and women in STEM.
Board Member-at-Large: Zenith Isidor | Zenith.Isidor63@myhunter.cuny.edu
My name is Zenith Y. Isidor Gabriel. I attended Lehman College where I earned a Bachelor of Arts in social work in 2016. I am currently a graduate student at Silberman School of Social Work with a concentration on clinical practice with individuals, families, and groups and a field of practice specialization in child welfare. I am the first member of my family to come this far in furthering my education, which is my daily motivation to persist and accomplish my goal. As a Mexican immigrant, I have been part of organizations where I have experienced the lack of resources the Mexican community and people of color face in striving to create a better future for themselves and families. As a result, I am committed to encourage others to participate and make their voices be heard for the change they want to have. My long-term goal is to develop my own organization, where I can provide the necessary resources and support to high school age adolescents who face different challenges in their daily lives, and ultimately wish to accomplish a specific goal.
Treasurer: Eman Abbas | firstname.lastname@example.org
Eman Abbas is a second year student in the MS/DP Nutrition program. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Cairo University. Her passion for nutrition started after taking a nutrition course at Hunter as a second degree student. As a nutrition educator and a research assistant, she believes that promoting a healthy lifestyle is essential for the wellbeing of any community. She has worked with multiple organizations such as City harvest, as well as the Department of Aging and Wellness in schools. Last year Eman served as the Treasurer of the Nutrition Club. This year as Treasurer of the GSA, she will work with graduate clubs to ensure they are able to use their budget to meet their goals. She will also support her team in ensuring that the GSA is a second home for all graduate students where their voices and ideas are heard. If you have any event ideas you would like the GSA to hold, please reach out.
Dené Rivera-Shanley, GSA Office Manager
Dené is from the Bronx, but has lived in Brooklyn and on the LES, and loves NYC. Her Master’s is in Anthropology, with a focus on the historical archaeology of New York. Her thesis, based on an excavation in Putnam County investigates not only archaeological techniques, but notions of community memory, historical landmarks, and the significance of social space. She has also studied History and Drama. A former GSA treasurer, Dené enjoys the responsibility of helping the GSA office to run efficiently and to encourage students to get the most out of their student activity fees.
Elizabeth Yakobashvili, Lounge Manager
Liz is a first generation Georgian Jew and speaks four languages. She is a second year MSW student at the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College. She is currently externing as a therapist at the Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research, pursuing her interest in psychotherapy. She works with asylum seekers at the International Rescue Committee as well as adolescents at De La Salle Academy. She has a passion for inter-sectional social justice and mental health, and she loves animals!