Dean's Student Advisory Council
Members of the College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Student Advisory Council represent some of the College’s most successful and involved student leaders.
The Dean’s Student Advisory Council is committed to increasing the visibility and awareness of the College of Arts and Sciences and to promoting opportunities for its students.
Members of the Dean's Student Advisory Council
|Jean Adomfeh is a senior pre-medical student of the College of Arts and Sciences and the Honors College. Jean hopes that she, with Dean Kopp and fellow student advisors, will be able to show students what Stony Brook has to offer and help make the path to pursuing their interests as smooth as possible. She is majoring in Multidisciplinary Studies, with concentrations in Biology, Chemistry, and Creative Writing. Jean is also pursuing an MBA through Stony Brook University’s Fast Track Program. Currently, Jean is a Student Ambassador, president of Tea Talks discussion club, a member of the Women’s Leadership Council, and a performer in Volta Music Ensemble. Jean hopes to one day be a doctor who manages care for those who most need it.|
Nicholas Alicata is a second year student from Northport, New York and has lived on campus throughout his time here. Nicholas sees that choice as the best decision he's made since deciding to come to Stony Brook in the first place. His first year was tumultuous: he enrolled as a Mechanical Engineering major, but soon found that it wasn't for him. He had to try to find a new area of study, along with adjusting to being on his own and meeting friends. While many students experience these sorts of struggles, Nicholas looks back on his choice to live on campus as the best thing he could have done to foster personal growth, which he regards as one of the major goals of college beyond academic education. This process was partly responsible for Nicholas’s new outlook on how to pursue a life and career. He recognizes that you can't always make your initial plans work, so you take what you're given and run with it. To to sum it up, if three years ago he were told this is where he would be now, 16-year old Nicholas would have said that's impossible, and he couldn't be happier to prove himself wrong.
|SydneyBryan is an English major, and Africana Studies minor here at Stony Brook University. She was born and raised right here on Long Island but her parents are from Georgetown, Guyana. She is in the English Honors Program, the Accelerated Masters Program as well as the Teacher Certification Program. She has always loved reading and wants to help others come to the same appreciation of books. She is also a Commuter Assistant. As a member of the Dean's Student Advisory Board she hopes to help all students in the College of Arts and Sciences get the best out of their time at this great University.|
|My name is Julia Kutsch, and I am an Economics major. My most significant accomplishment thus far, aside from getting into Stony Brook, is finding a way to balance all of my interests while in school. At Stony Brook I am able to continue my love for the viola by playing in the University Orchestra. I am also able to continue with my passion for karate, for which I hold a black belt. Last year, I was on the executive board of LDS Quad Council as the Curriculum Coordinator for the Fall semester, and the Treasurer for the Spring semester. These positions have given me the experience needed to be elected as President of LDS Quad Council for this year, which is already shaping out to be a great position for me as a student leader. Additionally, my academics have taken priority from day one as I have received Dean's List recognition every semester. I have also taken on the role as Peer Tutor for the ASTC on campus for the Intro to Economics course. I am very grateful that I attend Stony Brook University, as it opens new doors and allows me to grow as a leader and a student everyday.|
|My name is Eric Margolis. As a Sociology major, bilateral exchange (e.g. of ideas or of culture) is very important to me, and I apply the concept to my time at Stony Brook. At the end of every semester I want to feel that I have given as much as I have taken. This desire led me to serve as a Commuter Assistant, a Scholars Peer Assistant Leader, an executive board member of Capoeira Club, a tutor within the Department of Athletics, a teaching assistant for chemistry and genetics classes, and as a member of the Off Campus Living Student Advisory Board. I hope to serve on this council to continue paving the way for the next generation of Seawolves.|
|Hi, I'm Giselle Maronilla, and I am a freshman scholar here at Stony Brook University. I love literature, language and composition; hence, I am an English major. I am also passionate about philosophy since my ultimate goal is to figure out the meaning of life (it's not 42?!). My mind is a sucker for existentialist thought and anything by Kurt Vonnegut, while my heart advocates for mental health awareness and acceptance. On a more technical plane, I am a recent addition to SBU's several publications, such as The Torch and Her Campus. Though my career at SBU has been quite limited thus far, I can say that the opportunities provided on and off campus are many and beckoning to be utilized. Through the Student Advisory Council I hope to enrich the academic and social experience for SBU students, specifically those majoring or interested in the Humanities and Arts.|
|Dwayne Moore (Sociology) is a Senior from Queens, New York. He chose to attend Stony Brook because of the strong reputation that it has and the challenge that the school poses to its students. He is a Sociology major with a minor in Africana Studies. He is currently the President of the Black Student Union and a member of SAAB and looks forward to assisting with the improvement of the campus community.|
|Millicent Mulieri is a senior pre-medical student of the Honors College and College of Arts and Sciences. She is double-majoring in Biology with a specialization in Quantitative Biology and Bioinformatics and Applied Mathematics and Statistics. She is currently in the Accelerated Masters Program for AMS, on the Computational Biology track. She is an elected CAS senator for the Undergraduate Student government, the current Math Club President, a tutor for the Student-Athlete Development Tutor Program, and an undergraduate researcher at the Laufer Center. She is also heavily involved with Stony Brook’s Global Medical Brigades and Marching Band. She has served as a teaching assistant for Political Science, Mathematics, and Biology. Millicent hopes to further serve her student body as a member of the Dean’s Student Advisory Council.|
|Dasha Nenartovich is a senior majoring in music at Stony Brook University. On campus, she has performed with the Stony Brook Symphony Orchestra, University Orchestra, Wind Ensemble and Jazz Combo. Dasha is the Undergraduate Teaching Assistant for MUS321, Tonal Harmony. She also serves as the Undergraduate Representative to the Music Department and the Undergraduate Studies Committee, and is an administrative assistant at the Stony Brook Pre-College program. Outside of Stony Brook, she has performed as a saxophonist in the Imani Winds Chamber Music Festival, the Summer Saxophone Institute of the Summer Institute for Woodwind Studies at NYU, and the Queens College Saxophone Ensemble.|
|Michelle Olakkengil '17 is a senior from Plainview, NY majoring in Psychology and Sociology, with minors in Biology and Women's & Gender Studies. She is currently serving as an editor for The Humanology Project and conducts research at the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Medicine. Previously, she worked as a USG senator, orientation leader, and resident assistant, helping to provide students with appropriate resources and enhance their overall Stony Brook experience. As a member of the President's Council of Student Advisors, Michelle is confident and excited in her and her team's ability to positively impact the campus community from a student-centric perspective.|
|Janki Patel (Biochemistry): Because of the supportive faculty and the abundance of opportunities at Stony Brook, I was able to thrive not only in terms of academics, but also in terms of my professional development. As a freshman, I became involved in the iGEM program, a student-led organization that designs a science research project. I had the honor of working with other undergraduates on a project that aimed to combat antibiotic resistance. Science has been one of my passions, and as a result I have been involved in the Undergraduate Biochemistry Society since my freshman year, and eventually gained the position of President in my junior and senior years. As a volunteer with Stony Brook Children’s, I helped to organize a new monthly science initiative with interactive experiments that our club holds for the children at the hospital to bring science to the community. I also discovered my passion to teach as a TA for several classes. All of these activities have shaped my career and have motivated me to pursue a future of science and medicine.|
|My name is Melina Seabrook, and I'm a senior originally from Washington State. I came here as a freshman knowing
I wanted to study anthropology. Stony Brook has an exceptional anthropology program
with many opportunities for research and study abroad. I studied in Kenya at the Turkana
Basin Institute. I also worked in Iraq with Professor Elizabeth Stone on the site
of Ur participating in archaeological field work. I want to focus on Near East archaeology,
and going into the field with Professor Stone strengthened my resolve to follow this
path. In the future I want to do more field work and maybe work in museums. I am currently
Vice President of the school’s Undergraduate Anthropology Society as well as an undergraduate
TA. I do independent research on faunal remains. I have had opportunities at Stony
Brook that I know I would not get anywhere else. I hope to encourage others will take
advantages of all the great resources Stony Brook has to offer.
|My name is Stanley Toyberman.I am a biochemistry and Italian studies double major on the pre-med track. My dream is to become a surgeon. Some of my favorite things to do are swim, listen to music, travel, and spend time with my friends and family. I am a Stony Brook Orientation Leader, a Research Assistant in the Stony Brook School of Medicine Department of Pathology, a Teaching Assistant for CHE 130 and ADV 101 classes, an administrative hearing board member for the Office of University Community Standards, and an executive committee member for Young Investigators Review, Stony Brook’s only undergraduate research journal. My two years at Stony Brook have so far been the best years of my life. When I started here as a freshman I was very nervous about being able to balance everything: school work, extracurriculars, a social life, etc., so I decided to only focus on my school work during the fall semester. However, I was unhappy and wasn't spending my time here as I should be, thus spring semester I became very involved in various things around campus and met many new and interesting people. My Stony Brook career began to thrive and I now truly view myself as a successful Seawolf. Stony Brook has given me so many wonderful opportunities and I can not wait to give back to this amazing community.|