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Ayse Selen Zarrelli, MBA, Director

Selen Zarrelli, MBA (she/her/hers), began working at JCU in 2018. Her most recent role was Program Coordinator for Wayfinders Program. Before joining JCU, she worked in the staffing and hospitality industry as a Staffing Specialist and Recruiter. Selen received her MBA from the Boler College of Business here at JCU. Her B.B.A. is in International Relations from Ege University, Izmir (Turkey), and she studied Political Science at Universiteit van Gent at Ghent (Belgium).

Selen volunteers her time in projects such as ISupportTheGirls and Mentoring Immigrant and Refugee Youth. She has also participated in projects such as My Urban Library, Cultures in Globalism, and Human Rights through the European Union. She is the Vice-Chair of Recognition for JCU's Staff Council and co-facilitator of the Working Parents and Guardians Employee Resource Group, as well as the facilitator for Women of Color Employee Resource Group. Fun Facts: Despite her first name is Ayse; everyone calls her Selen. She enjoys representing her spirit through photography; recently, her work was published as a book cover in Italy and won an award in a competition sponsored by The World Bank. Contact Selen at azarrelli@jcu.edu or 216-397-1505. Instagram @seleniaa

Kendra Cundiff '20, Program Coordinator

Kendra Cundiff (she/her/hers) earned her B.A. in Political Science and Peace, Justice, Human Rights from John Carroll University in 2020.  Before returning to JCU, Kendra served as a refugee case manager.  She is very excited to be back at JCU working as the Wayfinders Program Coordinator and earning her M.A. in Nonprofit Administration.  Kendra is originally from the Cleveland area and in her free time, enjoys hiking/being outdoors, aerial silks and yoga, and reading. Contact Kendra at kcundiff@jcu.edu or 216-397-1972.

Meet CSDI Staff

Angela Aviquivil '19, Graduate Assistant, Class of 2022

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 an 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. Contact Angela at aaviquivil19@jcu.edu or 216-397-3051.

UNDERGRADUATE INTERNS

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Mary Frances Allen (She/her/hers) I am a Junior at JCU majoring in child and family studies psychology with a minor in sociology and criminology. I am from Birmingham, Michigan. I love being a mentor for the MELT program and am super excited to be this year’s MELT fall intern! In my free time, I love to read, be active outside, and cook new meals for my friends and family. 

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Taylor Anthony (She/her/hers) I am a Junior studying Communications with a concentration in Digital Media and a minor in Spanish. In addition to my internship with CSDI, I am also a sprinter on the track & field team, I serve as the vice president for John Carroll TV, and I recently became an editor for the campus section of The Carroll News. In my free time, I love to listen to music, spend time with my friends and family, or find a good book to pass the time. I truly have a passion for journalism, public speaking, and advocacy and I hope to one day integrate my communication and media skills to become a notable broadcast journalist and amplify the voices of others. I truly look forward to working alongside CSDI this fall!

OFFICE ASSOCIATES

Maram Omer, CSDI Student Intern

Maram Omer (She/her/hers) I am an undergraduate student at JCU majoring in chemistry with biochemistry concentration and double minoring in Spanish and Pre-Health Preparation. I am from Solon, Ohio. In my free time I love reading and writing in Arabic, watching TV and walking while talking to friends!