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Meet the 2022-2023 SPAA Ambassadors


The 2022-2023 cohort of SPAA Ambassadors consists of students currently enrolled in undergraduate and graduate degrees across SPAA.

Cyan Cyrus

Cyan Cyrus (BA student)
Video: Meet Cyan Cyrus
Cyan Cyrus is a senior pursuing her BA in Public and Nonprofit Administration at SPAA.

Shanequa Evans

Shanequa Evans (MPA student)
Video: Meet Shanequa Evans
Shanequa Evans is a first-generation graduate from Paterson, NJ. She serves as the program coordinator of the Promise Youth University program under the Joseph C. Cornwall Center for Metropolitan Studies at Rutgers University–Newark. Her career has been centered around project management in out-of-school time and school-based programming.

Monica Galas

Monica Galas (MPA student)
Video: Meet Monica Galas
Monica Galas is a first-generation Afro-Latina who was born, resides, and works in Paterson. As she pursues her MPA, she is also a career counselor at the Passaic County One Stop Career Center. She assists individuals from the Paterson community who are currently receiving government assistance by guiding them to their desired occupational goals.

Rashae Williams

Rashae Williams (Online MPA student)
Rashae Williams, from Utah, graduated with a BA in Spanish and Latin American Studies and frequently volunteers as an interpreter/translator for local nonprofits. Her career has focused on nonprofit work with refugees and immigrants, with organizations such as IRC, OneRefugee, Presidents’ Alliance for Higher Education and Immigration, and Rutgers UARRM.