The Honors College Student Advisory Board (SAB) is a student-run, non-governing, advisory board that serves to enrich the Honors College student experience. We strive to advocate for students by collaborating and connecting with the Honors College administration and student body, as well as Honors College and Rutgers organizations. We’d love to hear from you!
Connect with SAB
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- View minutes from previous Student Advisory Board meetings.
- Check out our monthly Letters to the HC Community.
- Keep an eye on the Inside the Honors College Newsletter and Honors College Instagram for our events, open meeting information, and updates.
Meet Our Student Advisory Board
Emma McMillan is a sophomore double majoring in English and Visual Arts, with a concentration in Photography. After graduating from Rutgers University she hopes to pursue a career in journalism, photography, or screenwriting. When she’s not serving on the Student Advisory Board, you can find her taking photos for the newspaper, fulfilling her role as Historian in the Phi Sigma Pi Honors Fraternity, or being an Ambassador for both the Honors College and Mason Gross School of the Arts. In her spare time, Emma enjoys reading and writing, traveling, playing soccer, and singing whilst playing her ukulele.
Kithmy Wickramasinghe (HC '24) is a freshman majoring in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry with a minor in computer science. When she’s not working with the Student Advisory Board, Kithmy is a contributing writer for The Examiner and the Daily Targum and is a member of North American Disease Intervention (NADI). In the future, Kithmy hopes to pursue medicine and become a physician. In her free time, Kithmy enjoys playing acoustic guitar, reading memoirs, and finding new music.
Taqiya Ehsan is a junior pursuing a major in Computer Engineering and a minor in Computer Science, with aspirations of using her passion for technology and problem-solving to meaningfully impact people’s life across the globe. Besides serving on the Executive Board of the Honors College Student Advisory Board, she is a Resident Assistant at Sojourner Truth Apartments, a Learning Assistant for Honors College Forum, does research in the School of Engineering’s Cyber-Physical Intelligence Lab, and is an active member of the Society of Women Engineers. In her free time, Taqiya enjoys watching movies, working out, and listening to true crime podcasts.
Anjali Patel is a sophomore double majoring in Public Health and Cell Biology and Neuroscience with dreams of becoming a doctor. Along with being a member of the Honors College Student Advisory Board, she is a member of the Voices of Diversity Student Advisory Board, the Examiner, and Reach out to Read. In her free time, Anjali enjoys spending time with family, discovering new music, and reading.
Casey Fortson is a first year student in the Honors College looking to double major in political science and criminal justice, with hopes of becoming a criminal defence attorney. I have goals of reforming the prison system sentencing and treatment of prisoners affected by mass incarceration. Besides being a pre-law first year student, I am also still a part time intern for Assemblywoman Reynolds-Jackson of the 15th district.
Emily Zhivotovski is a sophomore majoring in Cell Biology and Neuroscience with a possible minor in Health and Society, hoping to pursue a career in healthcare and medicine. Besides serving on the Honors College Student Advisory Board, Emily also conducts research at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey on childhood melanoma and is a writer for the Rutgers pre-health journal. She also has a passion for volunteering with children and her local food pantry and serves her community as a member of the Rutgers Global Health Institute’s student council. In her free time Emily enjoys traveling, reading, and going for coffee runs.
Joseph Choi is a freshman majoring in Labor Relations, with aspirations of becoming a lawyer and working in DC.
Justin Seo (HC’25, EMSOP ‘27) is a rising freshman at the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy. As a Pre-Professional 1 (PP1) student, Justin aspires to obtain a temporary practice in clinical pharmacy with hopes of eventually becoming a practicing physician with a PharmD as a subsidiary degree. Besides serving as a member of the Honors College Student Advisory Board, he is an active member of the Honors College Media Team’s videography unit, the Badminton Club, and the Catholic Student Association. Hanging out with friends, playing basketball, and listening to music are just some things that Justin likes to do in his free time!
Keri Iwasko is a freshman majoring in Filmmaking at Mason Gross School of the Arts and is looking to potentially minor in Entrepreneurship. As an out-of-state student it has been a unique and eye-opening experience for Keri joining the Rutgers and New Brunswick community, but just after the first two months of being here, Keri has already found a passion in joining the UNICEF Club, the WRSU Radio Team, and of course the Student Advisory Board. In the future, Keri plans to actively work on film sets internationally as a Director, Cinematographer, or Director of Photography and continue her passions for traveling, dancing, working out, and meeting new people.
Laetitia Park is a freshman at Rutgers Business School with a hopeful double major in Sociology. She is on the pre-law track with aspirations of working in political consulting. Besides serving on the Honors College Student Advisory Board, she volunteers with RU Voting, works on political campaigns, and serves on the executive board for a student-led policy research organization. In her free time, Lae can be found reading, cooking, and trying out restaurants in New York City.
Nubia Finklin is a freshman planning to major in Statistics with a minor in Business and Technical Writing. Besides serving as the current lead of the Honors College Black Affinity Group, they are also a General Board Member on the Honors College Student Advisory Board and on the planning committee for Honors College Speaks. She hopes to get involved with other Rutgers organizations in the near future. In their free time, Nubia enjoys watching sports, studying astrology, meeting new people, and giving back her community.
Nuran Sercan is a freshman majoring in Finance, hoping to become a corporate lawyer one day. Besides serving as a board member on the Honors College Student Advisory Board, she is a student ambassador for the Center of Women in Business and recently joined the Rutgers Student Managed Fund as a Junior Analyst. In addition to her academic pursuits, Nuran enjoys painting, learning new languages, traveling, photography, and socializing.
Priyanka Sarkhel is a sophomore majoring in Journalism and Media Studies and double minoring in Cinema Studies and Business Administration. In the future, she wants to be a documentary filmmaker so as to share the stories of those who need a voice with the rest of the world. Besides serving as an HC Ally, she writes articles for The Inside Beat at The Daily Targum and advocates alongside the Rutgers chapter of Amnesty International. In her free time, Priyanka enjoys reading adult fantasy and contemporary, screenwriting, and listening to R&B.
Sanjana Gunda is a freshman majoring in Business Analytics and Information Technology with a minor in Computer Science on the prelaw track. In addition to serving on the HC Student Advisory Board, she is also involved with the Rutgers Women’s Political Caucus club and Rutgers Business Information Technology Society. Some of her hobbies include baking, hiking, traveling, and playing with her dog.
Sara Eschleman is a freshman majoring in Marketing and minoring in English, with goals of becoming a businesswoman, lawyer, or journalist. Besides serving as a Student Advisory Board Member at the Honors College, she has a column in the opinion section of the Daily Targum, is a member of HC Speaks, and a member of the Salsa Club. Outside of school, Sara enjoys running, working out, reading, and writing.
Sathvik Ganesh is a freshman at the Rutgers Business School and Honors College who is interested in the intersections of business and politics. In the future, he hopes to enjoy a career in public policy. At Rutgers University, Sathvik is a sitter at the Seeing Eye Puppy Raising Club, a social media member for the Honors College Media Team, the PR committee chair for the Rutgers Business Governing Association, and a Darien Student and Voting Ambassador at the Eagleton Institute of Politics. In his free time, Sathvik loves traveling, watching new shows on Netflix, and exploring new restaurants.
Shriya Singaraju is a freshman planning to major in Biotechnology, hoping to have a career as a researcher. Besides serving as a board member on the Honors College Student Advisory Board, she is also a sitter for RUSEPRC, and participates in the G.H Cook Microbiology and Biochemistry club, as well as STEM Ambassadors and Rutgers-Seq. In their spare time, they enjoy watching Netflix, hiking, and reading.
Solomon Williams is a freshman pursuing a major in Biological Sciences and a minor in Health and Society. With the ambition of becoming a physician, Solomon is motivated to contribute towards the mitigation of racial health disparities in society. Aside from serving as a member of the Student Advisory Board, Solomon is the First Year Representative of Rutgers, and participates in the Office of Diversity and Academic Success in the Sciences (ODASIS) at Rutgers. In his spare time, Solomon enjoys playing basketball, watching Netflix, and trying different foods.