Meet Our Staff

Jason A. Moore Jason A. Moore, Director of Student Support Services & Paul Robeson Leadership Institute. Mr. Jason A. Moore is a first-generation graduate of Elon University, where he earned a Bachelor’s in Philosophy, and also earning a Master’s degree in Adult Education from the University of Georgia. Prior to joining Rutgers University-New Brunswick, Mr. Moore served as Assistant Dean and Director of TRIO Educational Talent Search at Rutgers University-Newark. He is a research of scholarly issued relative to student retention, college access, men of color, strategic planning, organizational design, and behavioral health studies. To this end, Mr. Moore previously served as the Associate Director of the Early Identification Program at George Mason University, and in leadership positions at North Carolina A&T State University and Plainfield High School.

 

Tiandra JonesTiandra Jones, Assistant Director. Ms. Tiandra Jones graduated from Rutgers University with a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics, and obtained her Master's in Education from the Rutgers Graduate School of Education. Prior to joining Student Support Services, Ms. Jones taught mathematics at the secondary level for over 3 years. Her teaching background lends knowledge and experience with curriculum development for STEM courses, as well as, program planning and implementation, mentoring and advising for students from underrepresented populations. During her time as a Program Coordinator for Student Support Services, Ms. Jones is responsible for assisting with execution of organizational and day-to-day operations under the leadership of the SSS Director in facilitating academic support and leadership initiatives focused on increasing student persistence and graduation rates of all SSS participants.

 

Moses KimMoses Kim, Department Administrator.  Mr. Moses Kim graduated from Rutgers University majoring in Computer Science. He began working for Student Support Services in 1999. His role is to develop and manage various software programs and to maintain technology equipment, including the TRiO computer lab. He is responsible for managing data and generating various reports including the SSS annual report for the US Department of Education. Mr. Kim also serves as a tutor for computer science courses and Korean languages.

 

Christina BroderickChristina Broderick, Program Coordinator.  Ms. Christina Broderick is a first-generation graduate from La Salle University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, a minor in Spanish, and a concentration in Pre-Medicine. She then moved to Los Angeles, California for a year of service with City Year through AmeriCorps, working in an elementary school in Watts to help combat the dropout crisis in America. After being inspired by her work in Los Angeles, Ms. Broderick went on to obtain her Master’s degree in Social Work from Boston University and is a Licensed Social Worker in the state of New Jersey. Her work experience includes being a Research Assistant on studies for those with multiple sclerosis and traumatic brain injuries, as well as serving as a Regional Family Support Coordinator for Early Intervention, a federal program for infants and toddlers with developmental delays and disabilities. Ms. Broderick’s population of interest includes working with youth from disadvantaged populations and exploring opportunities for them to be able to live to their fullest potential in today’s society.

 

Marie Kerline CharlesMarie Kerline Charles, Program Coordinator. Ms. Marie Kerline Charles is a proud first- generation graduate of Rutgers University- New Brunswick, where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences and Public Health with a minor in Women and Gender Studies. She then pursued her Master’s Degree in Health Policy and Management as well as receiving a certificate in Global Health at New York Medical College, in Valhalla, NY. Prior to joining the Rutgers SSS staff, she was a Career Services Advisor, an Educational and Training Specialist at a United Nations affiliated organization called The Institute for Conscious Global Change, and a Program Coordinator for Pre-College students at New Jersey Institute of Technology creating intensive and creative programs for tutoring and advanced students. Ms. Charles has a passion for social entrepreneurship, higher education, and organizational leadership. She is excited to help catapult all SSS participants into their amazing potential and designed purpose.

 

Soo H. Yi(Shy)Soo H. Yi(Shy), Senior Program Administrator.  Soo H. Yi (Shy), Senior Program Administrator. Ms. Yi received a B.A. in Sociology from Rutgers College and a M.Ed. in Social Philosophical Foundations of Education from Rutgers Graduate School of Education. She is also an of alum of Rutgers South Africa Initiative, which had her travel to South Africa where she also participated in the Global Leadership Summit at the University of the Free State. She has fifteen years of higher education experience both as an administrator and seminar instructor. In these roles, she has worked as an EOF liaison between the Office of Financial Aid and EOF offices, launched the Office of Financial Aid’s social media accounts, served as a project manager assisting in application development to enhance the financial aid process, and counseled students and families in regards to the financial aid process. Her interests focuses on issues relative to equity, access, student retention, entrepreneurship, social media, mindfulness, and global citizenship. Ms. Yi is committed to assist SSS students to achieve academic success, acquire skills, hone their talents, and explore all the opportunities Rutgers has to offer as they pursue their degree.

 

Michelle AriasMichelle Arias, Tutor Coordinator.  Michelle is an undergraduate student majoring in Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources at Rutgers University. On top of schoolwork, Michelle also works in the Maslo lab studying bat species affected by White Nose Syndrome and participating in the Bat Outreach Program delivering educational presentations. During her time in SSS she has been actively involved as a Peer Mentor serving as an additional resource for first year, first generation students and guiding them towards a successful undergraduate career. Now as a Peer Mentor Coordinator, her responsibility is to continue the success of the Peer Mentoring Program, as well as the success of its students.