The purpose of the JDP Student Council is to foster and enhance communication, cooperation, and engagement between the JDP student body and faculty, including the Steering Committee, regarding all instructional and procedural aspects of the doctoral program, student-mentor relations, and student life. The Student Council will provide regular student input to the Steering Committee in order to facilitate problem solving, program improvement, and a deeper understanding and collegiality between students and program administration.

Students may contact the Student Council with questions, ideas, suggestions, or concerns via email ( However, if students wish to contact the Student Council anonymously, they may do so using the suggestions box located in the current JDP mailroom at 6475 Alvarado Road, Suite 104. 

Student Council Representatives:

1st year: Zoe Mestre
2nd year: Madeleine (Maddi) Werhane
3rd year: Lisa Graves
4th year: Jessica McCurley
5th year and above: Minh-Chau Do

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