Leaders

  Lisa Slover

Co-President RU SHRM

Lisa Slover is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Human Resource Management (MHRM) at Rutgers University. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Rider University in 2009 and took a number of electives in human resources at Rider as well.  Lisa has been working at the Somerset County YMCA as a Program Director since August 2012. In this position she manages a staff of 50, a budget nearing $400,000, employee relations and performance, payroll, recruiting, and administration of the department.

She joined RU SHRM as a general member in fall 2015, then as a Project Manager on the Marketing and Communications team in spring 2016, and now currently holds the Co-President position for the Graduate Chapter. She joined RU SHRM to meet new friends, network with HR professionals, and get involved in the University.
Lisa’s areas of interest include training and development, compensation and benefits, and employee performance and incentive programs. In her free time, she enjoys training her dog, swimming, CrossFit, reading, and spending time with family and friends.


  Zakir Mirza

Co-President RU SHRM

Zakir Mirza is currently pursuing his Master’s degree in Human Resource Management (MHRM) at Rutgers University. He received his Bachelor’s degree in 2012 from Rutgers University double majored in Human Resource Management and Labor Studies and Employment Relations. Zakir has been working at the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (LWD) in the Division of Workforce Development and Economic Opportunity as a Business Development Representative. He has been working at LWD since March 2013 where he has overseen many talent development and workforce development initiatives ranging in budget from $2.5 million to $8.4 million.

He joined RU SHRM as a Project Manager on the Marketing and Communications team in spring 2017, and now currently holds the Co-President position for the Graduate Chapter. He joined RU SHRM to network with HR professionals, and take the chapter to new heights by implementing various initiatives. 

Zakir’s areas of interest include talent acquisition, training and development, performance and succession management and organizational design. In his free time, he enjoys playing tennis, swimming, running, reading, and spending time with family and friends.


  Yue Li (Vicky)

VP of IT

Yue Li (Vicky) is currently a second year master student at Rutgers University, major in Human Resources Management. She joined RU SHRM last year as a project manager for IT team and now she is the Vice President of IT.

Vicky got her bachelor’s degree from University of Washington, majored in psychology. During her undergraduate years, she had three years’ experience as a human resource officer working for University of Washington student organization. She was engaged in the process of new officer recruitment, distributed duties according to the various strengths of team members, and implemented effectual ways of inspiring her teammates.After getting her bachelor’s degree, Vicky spent a year working as an event coordinator to fully engaged herself into the real world working experience. In October 2015, Vicky assisted in planning and organizing the 2015 Seattle Biz-Tech Summit, with more than 1000 attendees and 40 domestic/international companies such as Inspur, Huawei, and Microsoft.

This summer, Vicky did an internship in Audi China, as an intern management HR. This internship allowed her to gain experience in multiple areas of HR, which includes recruitment, training & development, payroll, consulting and employer branding. 


   Zhenkun Ying

VP of Membership and Student Liaison

Zhenkun Ying is a second-year MHRM student at Rutgers and will graduate in May 2018. Kun joined RU SHRM in Fall 2016. He took up a Project Manager role on the Membership & Student Liaison team and then got promoted to become Vice President of this team in Fall Semester. Kun also earned his Bachelor of Human Resource Management in China. He has several HR related internship experience including recruiting, performance management, and compensation before. Last summer, he worked as HRBP assistant intern at Lenovo. He is keenly interested in topics that include HR data analytics, compensation and performance management.


  Nidhi Yanmandra

Director of Membership and Student Liaison

Nidhi Yanmandra is currently pursuing her Masters in Human Resource Management (MHRM) at Rutgers University. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences from Singapore Management University, Singapore with a major in Psychology and OBHR.

Coupled with work experience and internships, Nidhi has about 4 years of HR work experience. She takes a great sense of satisfaction in her learning experience gained in HRMS implementation project with her previous employer.
Nidhi joined the RUSHRM Graduate Chapter in Fall 2017 as a Project Manager of Membership & Student Liaison team and then got promoted to Director of Membership in the Spring Semester. She joined RU SHRM to meet other HR practitioners, and widen her knowledge on current HR practices.

Nidhi is passionate about the scope offered by training and development in improving individual and corporate performance. Her other areas of interest include compensation and benefits and change management. She is a certified scuba diver and in her free time practices yoga.
 


  Sherry (Shiyu) Yang

VP of Merit Award

Sherry (Shiyu) Yang is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree in Human Resource Management (MHRM) at Rutgers University and will graduate in May 2018. She joined RU SHRM as a Project Manager of Merit Awards in 2016 Fall and currently holds the Vice President position. She is also a Teaching Assistant for Professor Hadi El Farr from 2017 Spring. She earned bachelor's degree from University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in Psychology.

Sherry had 2 years’ working experience in Korn Ferry, Shanghai, as a Project Coordinator. In summer 2017, she did an HR internship at MediaTek in California. Her internship projects included the U.S. Internship program and several learning and development projects. Sherry’s area of interest in HR is organizational and talent development. She would like to pursue her career as a corporate HR in Hi-tech company after graduation.


  Amanpreet Kaur Pall

VP of Marketing and Communication

Amanpreet is a first year HRM Master student and began her journey in RU SHRM as a project manager for the Marketing & Communications Committee (Fall 2017) and was then promoted to the position of VP. She graduated from Rutgers University-Newark with a double major in Psychology & Criminal Justice (Sept 2012-May 2016). In addition, she was chosen as a mentor to Freshmen students from her Sophomore-Senior years. It was during her time as a Federal Trade Compliance Officer that she became passionate about Human Resources. With the first year of her graduate program almost complete, she is set to intern with Honeywell this summer in Mason, Ohio. Her interests include reading, hiking, dancing, and enjoying movie nights with her family. Amanpreet is a self-proclaimed food connoisseur and enjoys trying all kinds of new foods with her friends. Her favorite leadership quote is, “Sometimes leadership is planting trees under whose shade you’ll never sit.”- Jennifer Granholm
 

  Melanie Rutkowski

VP of Finance

Melanie Rutkowski is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Human Resource Management at Rutgers University.  She joined RU SHRM last year as a Project Manager for the Finance team, and this is her first semester as V.P. for Finance.

She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Kean University, where she majored in history.  She has over six years of combined experience working in Human Resources and Staffing.  Currently, Melanie works as an HR Generalist at an architecture, engineering and construction consulting firm.

Melanie’s areas of interest include employee relations, performance management, talent management, and HR analytics.  In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her dog and her foster dog, running, and rooting for the New York Yankees.


 Xiaohan Zhang

VP of Operations

Xiaohan Zhang (Angela) is currently a second year master student at Rutgers University, major in Human Resources Management. She joined RU SHRM last year as a project manager for Operation team and now she is the Vice President of Operations.

Angela got her bachelor’s degree from Shandong University, majored in English Translation. During her undergraduate years, she had two experience as operation coordinator and human resources coordinator working for IPG Group and Chinese government. She was engaged in the process of benefit management, operation management and performance appraisals distributed duties according to the various strengths of team members, and implemented effectual ways of inspiring her teammates.

After getting her bachelor’s degree, Angela joined Rutgers as a full time student. In October 2016, Angela assisted in planning and organizing GSC-SHRM annual conference in Atlantic City, and honored as one of the excellent volunteers.

This summer, Vicky did an internship in Baidu Inc., a giant IT company as an recruiter. This internship allowed her to gain experience in recruiting, especially IT recruiting, and various kinds of communication skills.


 Dave A. Ferio

Advisor of RUSHRM
ferio@smlr.rutger.edu

Dave Ferio (ABD, Stevens Institute of Technology, Technology Management; MS Applied Technology, Stevens Institute of Technology; BA Psychology, University of Delaware) has over 26 years of corporate experience including key human resource leadership roles with RCA/GE, Manufacturers Hanover Trust, and Schering-Plough. His key research and teaching interests include leadership and organization development, new product development team effectiveness, business strategy, talent acquisition and retention, succession planning and learning.

In addition, he has broad business skills as an HR generalist encompassing the areas of labor relations and organization effectiveness. He is a member of SHRM, ASTD, Metropolitan Association of Applied Psychology, Human Resource Planning Society, and an International Quality and Productivity guest speaker.