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Graduate Programs

Graduate Students of Color

We promote and offer academic, professional, and social programming for underrepresented graduate students, and provide a forum for topics addressing the racial and ethnic diversity of the Rochester graduate student population.


GSOC Leadership Council is eager for new members. Join us in brainstorming and implementing events for GSOC. Email liz.daniele@rochester.edu or text 585-754-4293.

Other events are in the works, and we welcome suggestions!

We encourage students interested in pursuing the professoriate to take advantage of Future Faculty Workshops.

Advising

One of our key objectives is to expand the intellectual community of underrepresented graduate students. Graduate students of color may be only or one of few persons of their heritage background in their academic department. We host events each where graduate students of color can connect with new colleagues, meet potential collaborators, discover mentors, engage in stimulating conversation and find fellowship.
 
The Kearns Center recognizes that graduate students are busy, driven, focused people with many demands and little free time. We recognize that the primary source of advising and mentoring for graduate students must come from their own departments. We also provide a listening ear, thoughtful discussion, and general guidance for successfully completing a graduate degree at the University and moving on to a fruitful and rewarding life post-degree. The assistant director for graduate programs, Liz Daniele, and other staff in the Kearns Center are available as a supportive resource in addition to a student’s home department.

Members of GSOC Leadership Council

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Jon Gordils
Ph.D. Student
Department of Clinical and Social Sciences in Psychology
jonathan.gordils@rochester.edu


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Marian Ackun-Farmmer
Ph.D. Student
Department of Biomedical Engineering
mackunfa@ur.rochester.edu


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Tangeria Adams
Ph.D. Student
Department of Clinical and Social Sciences in Psychology
tangeria.adams@rochester.edu


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Liz Daniele
GSOC Advisor & Assistant Director for Graduate Diversity
The David T. Kearns Center
liz.daniele@rochester.edu

585-754-4293