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Salomon Antonio Rodezno, Director

Salomon Antonio Rodezno, Director

Salo (he/him/his) began working at JCU in 2011 as Program Coordinator and was promoted to Assistant Director in 2014. He became Director in December 2016 after serving as Interim Director from June 2016 to November 2016. As Director, Salomon continues to support historically underrepresented and marginalized students on a 1:1 basis and mentors all cultural student organizations. He helps develop comprehensive student programming and services that improve the diversity of the student body to promote a culture of inclusive excellence. Salomon periodically teaches courses at the College of Arts and Science and at the Boler School of Business. His M.Ed. is in Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration from the University of Vermont, his B.A. in Visual Arts from the University of California San Diego, and he is a graduate of the Social Justice Training Institute. Salomon is currently the Secretary for the Ohio Consortium of Multicultural Centers in Higher Education. Fun fact: he is an avid dragon boat paddler since 2012 and has won bronze and silver medals for his teams Motivasians and Spinning Dragons. Contact Salo at srodezno@jcu.edu or 216-397-1583.

Aaryn L. Green, Ph.D., Post-Masters Diversity Fellow

Aaryn L. Green, Ph.D., Post-Masters Diversity Fellow

Dr. Green (she/her/hers) began working at JCU in 2018 as the Post-Masters Diversity Fellow. She is from East Cleveland, Ohio and a proud Bearcat, having received all three of her degrees in sociology from the University of Cincinnati in 2009 (B.A), 2012 (M.A.), and 2018 (Ph.D.). Dr. Green, or “Dr. G” as she is affectionately called, has presented her own research at many sociological and diversity conferences and has taught various classes such as Media and Society and Contemporary Social Problems at previous institutions. Her work at CSDI is focused on engaging first year students in the M.E.L.T. program, assisting and advising student organizations, and creating and implementing programs that focus on consciousness raising and inclusive excellence. Fun facts: Dr. Green is an only child, addicted to ice cream, is a lover of HBCU-style marching bands, and is a very involved alum with her alma mater marching band, Shaw High School Mighty Marching Cardinals, where she helps fundraise, chaperone trips, and mentor current band students. Contact Dr.Green at axgreen@jcu.edu or 216-397-1972

Ayse Selen Zarrelli, Administrative Assistant

Ayse Selen Zarrelli, Administrative Assistant

Selen Zarrelli (she/her/hers) began working at JCU in 2018 as an Administrative Assistant. Before joining JCU, she worked in the hospitality and staffing industry as a manager. Her B.B.A. is in International Relations, Department of Business Administration from Ege University in Izmir, Turkey. She has studied Political Science at Universiteit van Gent at Ghent, Belgium as an exchange student. During her studies, she was actively volunteering in different projects. She was selected to represent Turkey in a project called “Cultures in Globalism” in Warsaw, Poland through the European Union. Fun Facts: Despite her first name is Ayse, everyone calls her Selen. She enjoys representing her spirit through photography, she has won variety of awards and involved in exhibitions including a competition sponsored by The World Bank. Contact Selen at azarrelli@jcu.edu or 216-397-4185.

Jamellah Craven, Graduate Assistant, Class of 2021

Jamellah Craven (she/her/hers) earned her B.A. in Psychology & B.A in Intelligence Studies at Notre Dame College in 2019. She is continuing her education at John Carroll University in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program with a focus in Substance use Disorders. During undergrad she participated in Notre Dame College’s Track & Field Team, Dance Team, and First Gen Center. She also worked in Notre Dame’s Career Service office as an office associate. She is extremely excited to be continuing her journey here at John Carroll. She is from Rochester, New York and in her free time she likes to dance, read, work-out, listen to music, watch movies, watch documentaries, and travel.  Fun Fact: if she was an animal she would be an Elephant, Panda and Black Panther combined.

Angela Aviquivil, Graduate Assistant, Class of 2021

Angela Aviquivil (she/her/hers) earned her B.S. in Psychology from John Carroll University in 2019. She is continuing her education at JCU in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program. During her undergrad, she served as a resident assistant, an orientation leader, and as the intern for the Immersion Program. She is excited to continue her education at the school that made her who she is today. She is from Parma, Ohio and in her free time she loves listening to podcasts, reading, watching documentaries, and exploring! Fun fact: she was right-handed until first grade.


UNDERGRADUATE INTERNS

Sereen Nasrallah

Sereen Nasrallah '20, I am originally from Brooklyn, New York, but then moved to Rocky River, Ohio, when I was four years old. I am a Biochemistry major on the pre-med track and am also minoring in Peace, Justice, and Human Rights. Along with working with CSDI as an intern, I am also a MELT Mentor, Arrupe Scholar, teaching assistant in the Chemistry labs, and a tour guide on campus. Currently, I am serving as the Vice President of the Minority Association of Pre-Medical Students (MAPS) and have helped found an organization on campus called Women in STEM and serve as the President. In my spare time, I love to read and spend time with my family.


Naudia Loftis
Naudia Loftis is a current senior at John Carroll University, and majoring in Communications with the Digital Media track. She is currently the social intern in our office and she also works for The Tamir Rice Foundation.


UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT STAFF

Kyle Mcbeth

I, Kyle Mcbeth '22, am a freshman, from a small Jesuit school in Detroit, Michigan. I gradated as valedictorian and was the president of the National Honor Society. I am currently a political science major with a minor in peace justice and human rights. I am very involved with various social groups around campus and I genuinely find joy in making others laugh and I'm just a very fun person to be around.

Gabriella Flores

Gabriella Flores is a senior majoring in Professional Writing with a double minor in Spanish and Peace, Justice, & Human Rights.  I am currently an SRA in Bernet Hall, serve as an Office Associate and mentor in CSDI, and intern at a nonprofit, Lake Erie Ink! I love working in CSDI because of the students that come in, the staff that is always willing to help me, and the endless opportunities CSDI offers me.  I also have a dog named León and like listening to cumbia and reggaeton music!

Tony

Casmir Mtui (Tony)’s motto is “Make a difference and let it count.”

Anne-Cecilia Byrne is a senior at John Carroll University. She is majoring in Political Science with a Concentration in Global Studies and Spanish. She is also minoring in Peace, Justice, and Human Rights. Anne-Cecilia was born and raised in San Francisco, California. At CSDI, she is an event assistant. When she is not contributing to CSDI, she is a Senator for the Class of 2020 in Student Government, is part of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee of Student Government, is an Office Assistant for three on-campus departments, and interns for an Ohio Senator. At John Carroll, she has studied abroad twice. In her sophomore year, she studied abroad in Madrid, Spain and in her junior year, she studied abroad in Montevideo, Uruguay.  Two fun facts about her are that she has skydived and admits she would do it again anytime and she loves to travel.


LET'S TALK CONSULTANTS

Mark Onusko

Mark Onusko, Psy.D., (he/him/his) is a licensed psychologist and the director of JCU’s Counseling Center. He completed his doctorate in clinical psychology at Adler University in Chicago which focuses on social justice and mental health. He has worked in a number of settings, including community mental health centers, hospitals, a halfway house for recently incarcerated individuals, high schools, and university counseling centers. His university counseling experiences include Northwestern University, University of Pittsburgh, and University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. Some of his professional interests include treatment of anxiety and depression, adjustment to college, identity development, LGBTQ+ issues, multicultural issues, and working with international students.

Alia Lawlor

Alia Lawlor, LPPC-S, CCMC, (she/her/hers) completed her psychology degree at Kent State University and her Master’s in Counseling at Cleveland State, and is a licensed supervisor for master’s level counseling interns. Alia has worked with college students of all ages at different universities for more than eight years. In addition to college counseling settings, her work settings include private practice, corporate settings, and owning her own businesses developing webinars, training programs, and other educational outreach programs. Alia’s experience is in, but not limited to, anxiety, depression, diversity issues & international students, sexual & emotional abuse, LGBTQ+ issues, women’s issues, athletic performance, couple’s counseling, existential concerns, meditation, and mindfulness.

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I-Shan Yang, Ph.D. IMFT is helping people develop a sense of self has been something I am passionate about. I find it particularly rewarding when I can help someone find the connection within themselves, as well as with others in their life. Through my education, I've had opportunities to work in campus clinics, community agencies, hospitals and the juvenile justice system. I also served as a faculty member at a university for a few years, which sparked my interest in working with the college population. As a therapist, my approach is best described as systemic and integrative as I often utilize different models in therapy. Coming from a different culture, I also bring in a different perspective when it comes to problem solving. 


CAREER ADVISOR

Lauren Ryan

Lauren Ryan, MAED, completed her Bachelor’s degree in English at Allegheny College, received her Master of Arts in Education degree at Baldwin Wallace University, and currently works as a Career Advisor at John Carroll University. Immediately following her years at Baldwin Wallace, she served as the Resident Director at the Cleveland Institute of Music. In her five years in Higher Education, she has also gained experience working in Commuter Services, Adult and Continuing Education, offices dedicated to Diversity and Inclusion, Recreation, and Student Engagement. Generally, she is interested and committed to making an intentional effort to serve diverse constituents of the University, to improve students’ academic and professional experiences and overall connectedness to campus.