I started at VCU in the fall of 2020 to purse a Masters of Criminal Justice. Before finding my way to VCU, I graduated from Christopher Newport University. My undergrad degree was in Sociology, with a focus on Criminology, and a minor in Anthropology. I have recently completed my masters in Criminal Justice, and post-bachelorette Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness certificate program. I really enjoy my time here at VCU, so I am now working on a Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration at the Wilder School! I served as the GSA's Vice-President last year, and look forward to implementing as many interesting, engaging, and fun events over the coming year!
I joined VCU in the fall of 2021 in pursuit of my Doctorate Degree in Healthcare Policy and Research. Prior to joining VCU, I completed my undergrad in Biology with a minor in Bioethics at the University of Virginia where I went on to also receive my Master's of Public Health. Upon graduating, I joined the public sector to serve as a Data Analyst with the Virginia Department of Health where I focused primarily on addressing racial disparities and advancing health equity. When I'm not PhDing, you'll find me teaching yoga, making jewelry, cooking, or dancing. I served as GSA's Communication Chair this past academic year and am incredibly excited to continue to serve on the GSA Executive Board as an advocate for the VCU Graduate Community!
My name is Maya Rogers and I graduated from VCU in 2019 with a BS in Accounting. I am currently enrolled in the Wilder School working towards a Masters in Public Administration. I am an Executive Board member of the Public Administration Student Association, where I serve as Treasure, and have been a part of VCU Student orgs during my time as an undergrad. I am currently the VCU Athletics Facilities Business Manager and a member of the Athletics Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee. My hobbies include movie watching and homegoods thrifting. Excited to help make an impact for VCU Graduate students!
Research Symposium Chair
I joined VCU in the Fall of 2018 and am currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Behavioral and Statistical Genetics. I am a Virginia native: I grew up in Fincastle, VA, completed my undergraduate education at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, VA, and now am excited to call Richmond home! In my free time, I love hiking, kayaking, and spending time with my dogs, Grapes and Winston. I'm thankful for the opportunity to be part of the GSA Executive Board and am excited to serve the VCU graduate community over the next academic year.
I joined the VCU community in the Fall of 2021 to pursue my Master's in Biology. After completing my Master's, I plan to attend medical school (hopefully here at VCU!). I was born in Richmond, VA but I've spent most of my life in Chesterfield, VA. I completed my bachelor's degree in Biology with a concentration in microbiology and minor in business at George Mason University in spring 2021. When I'm not completing school work, I enjoy spending time volunteering, exploring both Richmond and Northern VA, and traveling outside of VA. I'm looking forward to being on the GSA Executive board for the first time and becoming more involved in both the general and graduate community of VCU!
I began my Doctor of Pharmacy at VCU School of Pharmacy in Fall 2018 after completing a B.S. in Biology at James Madison University. I enjoyed the PharmD program and VCU so much that I decided to stay another 4 years and complete a PhD. I finished my PharmD in May 2022 and have started pursuing my research and PhD courses full-time. I am excited to bring my skills and passion for increasing connectedness and inclusion to GSA's Executive Board as Communication Chair. I hope to continue the hard work of those on the Board before me to plan new events, advocate on behalf of the student body, and help VCU graduate students feel part of the VCU student community. Some fun facts about me, I am originally from Chesapeake, Virginia and in my free time I enjoy hanging out with my cats (Julian & Ricky) as well as trying new restaurants in Richmond!
Hello, my name is Jenaya Moore. I am originally from New York but have lived in Richmond for most of my life. I received my BS in Business Administration and am currently pursuing my Master's in Public Administration at VCU. I have devoted much of my passion for community service to many different organizations in the last 5+ years. Currently, I am focusing my services in my community on making sure residents of Virginia are registered to vote, as well as educating them on the importance of voting and our elections. Also, I am an intern with IMPACT Strategies as a Policy Research Intern, where I focus my attention on educating the Black community on bills and updates within the government that continue to impact our communities through written briefs and policy memos. In my free time, I love traveling with my friends, trying new foods with hopes of one-day making food vlogs, going on hikes and nature walks, and I always enjoy listening to true-crime podcasts during my workday.
Dr. Joyce Lloyd is a tenured Professor and Vice Chair for Education and Faculty Affairs in the Department of Human and Molecular Genetics in the School of Medicine, and is Associate Dean of the Graduate School. She graduated summa cum laude from the University of Connecticut Storrs with a BS in Biological Sciences. She earned her PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Wesleyan University in Middletown CT and completed postdoctoral training at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Dr. Lloyd then came to VCU as an Assistant Professor, and has spent her entire faculty career here, including running an NIH-funded research laboratory for decades, where she trained 15 graduate students and >25 undergraduates. In the second phase of her academic career, Dr. Lloyd has and continues to run several research training programs that are funded by the National Institutes of Health and support students and postdoctoral fellows from backgrounds underrepresented in the biomedical science. As Associate Dean in the VCU Graduate School, Dr. Lloyd works to recruit, support and advocate for STEM graduate students.