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Student Advisory Council 2017-2018

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Promoting communication and enhancing student experiences

The College of Arts & Sciences Student Advisory Council enables enthusiastic undergraduates to work with the Dean and the CAS leadership administrators to address concerns and work toward improvements within the college. The council was established to promote communication of relevant and helpful information between students and the college administration, with a goal of enhancing the educational experience for all CAS students.

Student members are responsible for attending the Advisory Council's meetings to discuss issues and concerns and to share their suggestions for possible initiatives. Any undergraduate who is interested in helping to improve the college and the experience it provides students may apply to become a council member.​

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Alyssa Ashley - College of Arts & Sciences<p>​A strong believer that you should love what you do, Alyssa Ashley has found her ideal career path in all aspects of communications. Alyssa brings passion and dedication as a member of the Student Advisory Council. Before joining the council, Alyssa was elected as the Senator for the College of Arts and Sciences apart of the Student Government Association and at Marina Maher Communications in New York as the consumer group’s public relations intern. Always keeping busy, Alyssa became a HBO Campus Agent, Elite Daily contributor writer, and Fuse Mountain Dew Brand Ambassador. Alyssa’s strength in cultivating and maintaining close media relationships has enabled her to continue in the field of public relations. Originally from New York, Alyssa’s love for adventure and differentially brought her to the University of Delaware where she is an undergraduate aiming to achieve a Bachelors of Arts in Communications.</p>alashley96@gmail.com
Claudia J Bacon – College of Arts & Sciences<p> </p><p>Claudia hails from Winchester, Massachusetts. She is an active cadet of the University’s Army R.O.T.C. majoring in International Relations and Economics. Upon her graduation in 2019, Claudia’s goal is to be commissioned as an Aviation or Military Intelligence Officer.  In addition to R.O.T.C., Claudia is a member of UD’s Student Government Association and serves as a Student Affairs Senator.  She is Director of Education for a UD’s non-profit student organization, Reviresco, whose mission is to bridge the civilian-military divide by engaging, educating and empowering society to go beyond saying, "thank you for your service."  Claudia is an active and avid member of the CrossFit Club, and for the past 14 years, she has participated in Uechi Ryu Karate. In addition to being passionate about fitness, she enjoys traveling.</p>cbacon@udel.edu
Corinne Bogan - College of Arts & Sciences<p>Corinne is an undergraduate Public Policy major and Biology minor with a passion for student involvement and advocacy. As the elected representative for the College of Arts and Sciences through UD’s Student Government Association, she strives to improve student-faculty interaction and enhance the academic experience of the student body. In addition to the CAS Student Advisory Council and Student Government, she is involved on campus with undergraduate research, various RSO’s, and volunteers with the UD run organization Lori’s Hands. Corinne also works part time as a nurse’s aide and volunteers in the emergency department at Christiana Hospital. With plans to graduate in spring 2019, Corinne is seeking admission to a Physician Assistant graduate program while also pursuing an interest in health policy. From Milford, DE, she enjoys traveling, cooking, and being outdoors. She hopes to use her experiences as a current and future healthcare provider to influence policies that will improve the quality of healthcare in the US.</p>corinne@udel.edu
Evan D. Bush – College of Arts & Science<p>Evan is an undergraduate Political Science major from Glen Arm, Maryland. His plans are to graduate in 2019 and become a police officer in the Maryland Natural Resources Police. He is a current Tier 3 member of UD’s Blue Hen Leadership Program and serves as Treasurer of UD’s Silver Wings, a national, co-ed, professional organization dedicated to creating proactive, knowledgeable and effective civic leaders through community service and education about national defense. Evan's interests include politics, history, current events, nature, and science fiction.</p>edbush@udel.edu
Katarina Mejean - College of Arts & Sciences<p>Katarina, an undergraduate majoring in Fashion Merchandising and Business Administration is from New York City, NY.  Being a creative person, Katarina enjoys drawing and painting, and she is currently working towards a minor in Fine Arts with plans to graduate in the spring of 2018. She has worked with costumes and assisted back stage with UD's Harrington Theater Arts Company, the student organized theatre group who organize four performances each year.  During the summer of 2017, Katarina worked as an intern for Saks Fifth Avenue under Hudson's Bay Company and previously interned for their American Evening and Bridal department in New York City.  Katarina enjoys being involved and supporting organizations such as WWF and PETA to Save the Children.</p>kmejean@udel.edu
Hanna Murphy - College of Arts & Sciences<p>Hanna Murphy, a Biology Education major in the honors program with a minor a Disability Studies has a strong commitment to service, especially for diverse learners. Hanna serves as President of UD's Secondary Educators of Tomorrow<em> </em>(SET), a registered student organization whose mission is to connect Secondary Ed students from cross-curriculums, and provide a social environment in order to grow into a group of thoughtful and driven teacher-candidates. Under Hanna's leadership, SET is currently offering workshops focused on issues of diversity in education. Hanna also serves as Vice President of BuildOn, UD's chapter of a national organization that strives to end poverty, illiteracy, and low expectations through education and service. Through fundraising efforts, BuildOn affords its members community service opportunities including studying abroad to help build primary schools within other communities. A native Long Islander, Hanna enjoys going to the beach, bicycling, hiking outdoors, photography, and creating artwork through crafting. She plans to graduate UD in 2019.</p>hcmurphy@udel.edu
Anna Oswald - College of Arts & Sciences<p>​Anna is an extremely driven student who always strives to look out for the greater good of others and making the community a better place.  Anna transferred to UD from Washington College in Chestertown, MD, to pursue a BA in Political Science with a minor in Russian Studies,  She is hoping to join the Air Force as an officer upon graduation in 2019. Anna has participated in Habitat for Humanity, volunteered at local hospitals and is an active member of The Civil Air Patrol of New Castle County.  </p>aoswald@udel.edu
Stephanie Palmer - College of Arts & Sciences<p>Stephanie is a senior with a double major in Public Policy and Economics from the Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania. She was awarded the W.L. Gore Entrepreneurial Scholarship and recognized as a Multiethnic Student of Distinction. In addition to her involvement with CAS Student Advisory Council, Stephanie conducts undergraduate research, serves as a teaching assistant, works as an Orientation Leader, participates as a Tier Four student with the Blue Hen Leadership Program (BHLP), and serves as the President of her PanHellenic Organization. Stephanie will be graduating this May, and plans to take a gap year before returning to academia to either pursue a graduate degree in Environmental Economics or a Masters in City Planning. During her gap year, she hopes to engage in independent research and plans to hike the 2,100+ mile stretch of the Appalachian Trail during the spring of 2019. She is passionate about making a difference in her community, and lives by her values of kindness, critical thinking, and creativity in all of her endeavors in and outside of the classroom. </p>spalmer1496@gmail.com
Mo Seyed Naqvi - College of Arts & Sciences<p>After acceptance in to UD's Associate in Arts Program, (AAP) Mo soon began to recognize the importance of student-faculty interaction. The diversity and impact of AAP sparked his interest in social responsibility and he soon felt a deep-rooted need to assist his local Wilmington community. Mo participated in a project centered on nurturing emotional intelligence while supporting those with psychological issues, up to and including suicide prevention. Through his leadership role on this project, he helped AAP assess its counseling and student service needs while making improvements in AAP's future planning. Mo enjoys writing poetry having written a poem for a project at The Creative Vision Factory in Wilmington. Additionally, Mo participated in Light the Night, a fundraiser with Nemours/Alfred I duPont Hospital for Children in support of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Now a biochemistry major, Mo plans to graduate from UD in 2019.<br></p>MNaqq@udel.edu
John R. Vaile - College of Arts & Sciences<p>​Presently working towards a double major in Biochemistry and Spanish Studies with an expectant 2020 graduation, John is situated to address and access a broad range of student interests in both the sciences and the humanities. In addition to his undergraduate research work, John is involved with a host of extracurricular activities on campus including, the Allocation Board; American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; Making Doctors; MEDLIFE; Hablar Sin Parar; Honors Program; the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee for Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, and UD's Emergency Care Unit. From Hockessin, DE, John enjoys music, traveling, playing basketball and spending time with friends and family.</p>
Steven Waldorf - College of Arts & Sciences<p>Steven is a very dedicated, versatile student in various disciplines, such as art, history, and communications. Originally accepted into UD’s Fine Arts program, Steve changed majors a few times but found a home after acceptance into the Communication major with an interpersonal concentration. Steve plans to graduate in 2019. A local Newark resident, Steve considers art his passion, with clay and ceramics a favorite medium. He is an avid music fan, enjoying different styles, particularly jazz, hip-hop, and alternative. Steve is an active member of Haven, the University of Delaware’s largest Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning (LGBTQ+) Registered Student Organization (RSO).</p>swaldorf@udel.edu

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