Stony Brook Graduate Student Organization

Graduate Student Advocates

Graduate Student Advocate Positions Description



Doctoral Student Advocate: Zahra Ebrahimi


Zahra is a PhD student at Economics Department and Doctoral Student Advocate for the year 2015-2016. Zahra has been Graduate Student Advocate (GSA) for the year 2014-2015. In addition, she has been an instructor and a TA for several undergraduate courses in Stony Brook University and has been involved in organizing several social and academic events on campus. She has also briefly worked as a Quad Assistant in campus residential program.

Being an international graduate student, Zahra is deeply familiar with the variety of problems that a graduate student may encounter. Her interpersonal skills, unwavering passion and genuine concern for graduate students’ well being enables her to help graduate students reach effective solutions to difficulties related to both academic and personal matters.

You should contact her when you have a serious problem or a situation that you don’t know how to handle. Zahra can explain university policies and procedures to you, advise you on the best course of action in your specific situation, and help you find and contact the appropriate people within the university. If necessary, she can intercede on your behalf or mediate for you if appropriate. Finally, Zahra can recommend specific changes to the university so that problem areas can be corrected in the future.


Master's Student Advocate: Caitlin Weisz Yen 

Caitlin is a Master's of Business Administration candidate through the College of Business. She holds a B.S. in Applied Mathematics & Statistics, a B.A. in Economics, and a Leadership Minor from Stony Brook University. Her leadership in various student groups as an undergraduate sparked her passion for connecting with others and advocating for an environment conducive to student needs and student success. She has worked with Student Leadership Development, Orientation, Campus Dining, Commuter Student Services & Off Campus Living, and looks forward to using her knowledge and experience to help others.


How To  Reach Graduate Student Advocates

Office location: The Graduate School, 2401 Computer Science Building

Office Phone: 631-632-1947

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