Conference Committees

Organizing Committee

Gabby Gross, Organizing Committee, Social Media Coordinator

Gabby Gross is a student at Montclair State University earning her MA in Social Research and Analysis and two graduate certificates in Data Collection and Management and Digital Marketing. She earned her BA in Sociology with a minor in Political Science from Florida Atlantic University. After graduating from Montclair State University, she is interested in market research analysis and consumer behavior.

Kylinn KraemerOrganizing Committee, Social Media Coordinator

Kylinn Kraemer is a student at Montclair State University earning her MA in Social Research and Analysis and a graduate certificate in Data Collection and Management. She earned her BA in Psychology with a minor in French from MSU. Outside of her coursework she enjoys playing for the women’s soccer team and working in a psychology lab on campus.

Noushig OhanianOrganizing Committee, Social Media Coordinator

Noushig Ohanian is a MA student in Social Research and Data Analysis. She earned her BA in General Sociology from William Paterson University. One of her goals is to gain experience in the analytical field and improve her research skills. Her concentrations focus on higher education policy. In her free time, she enjoys watching movies with her two kids, trying new recipes and taking long walks.

Genesis SandovalOrganizing Committee

Genesis Sandoval is a student in the MA in Social Research and Analysis program. She earned her BA in Anthropology and Sociology with a minor in Africana Studies at Stockton University. She is currently a graduate assistant for the Social Research and Analysis program. Her areas of interest include race and ethnicity, migration studies, food insecurity and community engagement. Outside of the classroom Genesis is an aspiring photojournalist with a focus on portrait and street photography.

Aisha TarannunOrganizing Committee, Conference Advertising, Mentoring Committee

Aisha Tarannun is a graduate student in the Social Research and Analysis Program. She graduated from her undergrad with a degree in Marketing and decided to pursue her passion of sociology after noticing the current climate of the world. Aisha found the program and Montclair and felt that it was the best program for her goals, passions, and interests. She hopes to take her degree and put it to use in the field of research and policy. She currently works as a graduate assistant and hopes to soon find her place in research.

Alumni Consulting Team

Lauren Calabrese, Organizing Committee, Mentoring Committee

Lauren Calabrese is an alumna of the MA in Social Research and Analysis program. She earned her BFA in Creative Writing with minors in Marketing and Graphic Design from Roger Williams University. She currently works as an editorial associate for the academic journal, Contemporary Sociology at Montclair State University. She applied for the Master’s Degree because she wants to strengthen her research and analytical skills, and ultimately help guide organizations in evidence-based decision making.


Arianna MenendezOrganizing Committee, Mentoring Committee

Arianna Menendez is an alumna of both the MA in Social Research and Analysis program and the Graduate Certificate Program for Data Collection and Management. She earned her BA in Sociology with a specialization in Non-Profit and Community Development from The College of New Jersey. She is excited to further the research skills that she gained from her undergraduate experiences and to learn more about data analysis. She plans on pursuing a career in social policy focusing on the criminal justice system.