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.


Tess GrunseichTess Grunseich, Tutor Coordinator.  Ms. Tess Grunseich received her Bachelor’s degree from Binghamton University in New York. While there she studied Psychology, Mathematical Science, and minored in Education. She now attends Rutgers Graduate School of Education where she is pursuing her Master’s degree in School Counseling. Ms. Grunseich plans to become a high school counselor helping students learn and become who they want to be. As an Academic Coach she has created and is running a hybrid online and in person career preparation module called “Ready for the Next Step”, she will also be continuing to assist Ms. Jones in coordinating SSS tutoring for the academic year.


Nadéjiah TownsNadéjiah Towns, Academic Coach. Ms. Nadéjiah Towns received her Bachelor's degree in Sociology from Gettyburg College in Pennsylvania. She is currently pursuing her Ed.M. in College Student Affairs at the Rutgers Graduate School of Education. Her internship placement in the CSA program is in Student Conduct for Residence Life. Ms. Towns will be facilitating workshops and modules on time management and effective study skills.


Pia ColonPia Colon, Peer Mentor Coordinator. Ms. Pia Colon has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Rutgers University-Newark. Currently, she is pursuing her Ed. M at Rutgers Graduate School of Education in College Student Affairs. Her internship placement in the CSA program is in the Residence Life Department, as a Graduate Hall Director on Douglass Campus. She has also worked as a Residence Director for the Summer at Brown Pre College program during summer 2016. Ms. Colon began working in Student Support Services in Fall 2016 as the Peer Mentor Coordinator and will also be facilitating modules for SSS students.


Michelle AriasMichelle Arias, Peer Mentor Coordinator.Ms. Michelle Arias 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.