THE GOVERNOR'S STEM SCHOLARS TEAM.
The Governor's STEM Scholars Team is comprised of industry, academic and government professionals who guide the organizational vision and mission.
GSS Advisory Council.
The Governor’s STEM Scholars Advisory Board is made up of STEM professionals from academia, government, and industry, who have made a commitment to the program’s mission: to mentor, educate, and inspire students in STEM in New Jersey. The primary role of the Advisory Board is to serve as an admissions committee, but Board members also participate in conferences and mentor Scholars throughout the year.
Shivani Aggarwal is an alumni representative on the Governor's STEM Scholars Advisory Council. She was a member of the Class of 2017. Currently, she is an Associate with the New Jersey office of the Boston Consulting Group, spending most of her time with the Healthcare practice area.
Emman Ebosie is currently the Director of the Project Management Office at Projects & Construction for Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated (PSEG) and has been since 2018. Previously, Mr. Ebosie was a Manager and Principal Controls Engineer in the same department starting in 2011.
Susan Knox, Ph.D.
Susan Knox is currently a Principal Scientist at Kenvue (previously Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.) where she leads multiple innovation programs for Listerine and has been recognized as an Emerging Technical Leader. Additionally, she is the co-lead for Women in Science and Engineering, an employee resource group at Kenvue that engages with local students to encourage participation in and exploration of STEM careers.
Justin Roskam is an alumni representative on the Governor’s STEM Scholars Advisory Council. Justin is a current pre-professional Biochemistry and Molecular Biology student with diverse research experiences, an active Emergency Medical Technician, and a 2021 graduate of the Governor’s STEM Scholars program.
Everett McArthur is an alumnus of the Governor's STEM Scholars Program Class of ‘19 and he has a passion for astronomy and a strong commitment to education, school choice and scientific engagement. Previously he has served as the Head of the Alumni Association at iLearn Schools from which he himself graduated from in High School.
Volha Tryputsen is a Statistician at Johnson & Johnson with 8+ years of pharmaceutical experience providing innovative statistical solutions for diverse array of projects spinning through all the phases of drug discovery and development across different therapeutic areas with the focus in Neuroscience and Oncology.
GSS Research Advisor.
The Governor's STEM Scholars Research Advisor provides scientific and technical thought leadership and support to the Governor's STEM Scholars, specifically advising and mentoring the team research projects.
The Governor's STEM Scholars staff are career educational, organizational, and communications professionals who are committed to building stronger STEM ecosystems within New Jersey.
President, Research & Development Council of New Jersey
Anthony Cicatiello is President of the Research & Development Council of New Jersey. Tony has served on the Rutgers University Board of Governors, as Chairman of the Commission on the Future of the State Colleges in New Jersey, and on the National Communications Advisory Council of The Ohio State University.
Kim Case, J.D.
Executive Director, Research & Development Council of New Jersey
Kim Case, J.D. serves as Executive Director of the Research & Development Council of New Jersey. As Executive Director, Kim assists in setting the Council’s agenda, advises its leadership on issues related to the Council’s mission of advancing R&D in the state, and runs the day-to-day operations of the organization.
Director, Governor's STEM Scholars
Alise Roderer is the Director of the Governor’s STEM Scholars (GSS) where she is responsible for all aspects of the program, including ensuring all elements are aligned with organizational mission and vision, Scholar recruitment and selections, event and conference implementation, and fundraising and donor management.